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Body Plastic Surgery
Conveniently located to serve Long Beach, Los Alamitos and the South Bay

If you’re considering a body procedure in Long Beach, Dr. Hurvitz is an ideal option. He has been recognized as the best plastic surgeon in Long Beach by LA Magazine, and his skill in plastic surgery is unparalleled. At Hurvitz Plastic Surgery, Dr. Hurvitz performs a variety of personalized body procedures.


Abdominoplasty can flatten and tighten your tummy by removing excess fat and skin and by tightening your abdominal-wall muscles. Dr. Hurvitz can perform many different tummy tuck techniques, such as:

  • Mini abdominoplasty – This requires the smallest incision and removes the stubborn “pouch.” It is best for generally fit people.
  • Standard abdominoplasty – This is ideal for those with a significant amount of excess tissue after losing weight or giving birth. It uses scalpel excision for loose skin removal, liposuction for fat removal, and internal sutures for muscle tightening. It also involves repositioning the belly button.
  • Extended abdominoplasty – This is similar to a standard abdominoplasty, but the incision runs past the hipbones to the back to remove the excess skin along the flanks.
  • Circumferential abdominoplasty – This is ideal for individuals with severe skin laxity from front to back after severe weight loss. The incision runs around the entire body.

Arm Lift

An arm lift can give you toned and smoother-looking upper arms. It involves removing excess fat and skin from sagging upper arms. It requires an incision from the armpit to the elbow and, in some cases, liposuction is used to remove the excess fat. Internal sutures are used to tighten supportive tissues.

Fat Transfer (Body)

Fat transfer can augment various parts of the body, such as the buttocks, calf muscles, biceps, triceps, hands, and breasts. It provides softer and more natural augmentation than implants.

Fat transfer involves harvesting fat from donor sites, such as the thighs and abdomen, through liposuction. The harvested fat cells are processed, purified, and injected into the target area using a small needle.


Gynecomastia surgery reduces the size of enlarged male breasts. It can involve several techniques, including liposuction to remove excess fat, excision of glandular breast tissue, excision of excess skin, and repositioning the areolae.


Liposuction enhances and highlights the body’s attractive and youthful contours by removing excess fat. This provides natural-looking reduction in circumference. The process uses a cannula attached to a suction pump. The cannula is inserted through small incisions to suction out the excess fat.

Mini Tummy Tuck

A mini tummy tuck, also known as a mini abdominoplasty, addresses excess tissue in the lower abdomen. Unlike with a traditional tummy tuck, the belly button is not affected. The incision required is also shorter, and the recovery process is typically faster and more comfortable.

Mommy Makeover

A mommy makeover can improve several areas of the body after pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. This package of procedures can include techniques like liposuction, a standard tummy tuck, and breast surgery.

Ideal Candidates for Body Contouring

Ideal candidates for body contouring in Long Beach are generally in good physical health. They may have lost a significant amount of weight through diet and exercise or bariatric surgery, and now seek to address excess skin or residual fat deposits. It’s essential that candidates have achieved a stable weight for several months before considering body contouring. Fluctuations in weight can affect the outcomes of the procedure.

Non-smokers are often preferred candidates because smoking can hinder the body’s natural healing processes, potentially leading to complications. Ideal candidates are committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle after the procedure. This includes a balanced diet and regular exercise to preserve the results. Those seeking body contouring should have realistic expectations about the results.

Your Consultation

During your consultation for body plastic surgery procedures, Dr. Hurvitz will conduct a thorough assessment to understand your unique concerns, goals, and medical history. The available body contouring procedures that align with your specific needs will be discussed to achieve your desired results. You will be informed about the benefits and potential risks associated with the chosen procedure, allowing you to make an informed decision. A personalized treatment plan will be created that considers your goals, schedule, and any other individual factors.

Schedule an Appointment

Want to learn more about body procedures in Long Beach? Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your personalized consultation with Dr. Hurvitz.


What is involved in a mommy makeover and when is it recommended?
A mommy makeover is a combination of procedures typically addressing post-pregnancy body changes. It often includes a tummy tuck, breast lift or augmentation, and liposuction to help restore a woman’s pre-pregnancy body contours. It’s recommended for women who have completed their pregnancies and do not plan to have more children.

Can I combine a tummy tuck with other procedures later if I initially opt for only one?
Absolutely. Some individuals choose to address specific concerns first, such as the abdomen with a tummy tuck, and later opt for additional procedures like breast augmentation or lift to achieve a more comprehensive transformation, essentially creating their version of a mommy makeover.

Is liposuction a weight loss procedure?
No, liposuction is not a weight loss solution. It’s best suited for individuals near their ideal weight who have localized fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. It’s more about body contouring and refining shape rather than significant weight reduction.

What is gynecomastia surgery and who can benefit from it?
Gynecomastia surgery is a procedure aimed at reducing excess glandular tissue or fat in the male chest, addressing enlarged breasts. It is beneficial for men who experience enlarged breasts due to hormonal imbalances, genetics, or certain medications.

Are the results of a mini tummy tuck permanent?
The results of a mini tummy tuck can be long-lasting, especially if the patient maintains a healthy lifestyle and stable weight. However, factors such as aging and future weight fluctuations can affect the longevity of the results.

How long is the recovery period, and when can normal activities be resumed?
Recovery periods vary depending on the procedure and the individual’s healing process. Generally, patients can expect a few weeks for initial recovery and may need to refrain from strenuous activities for several weeks. Specific instructions will be provided by the surgeon for optimal recovery.