If you are planning to undergo a tummy tuck procedure, you must understand that there is a difference between a traditional tummy tuck and an hourglass tummy tuck. The tummy tuck is known to be useful in improving the body’s look especially if it feels saggy. As time passes by, more and more technological advancements have been made and innovations regarding the tummy tuck procedure have been developed.
In the traditional way, the goal of the tummy tuck procedure is to remove the saggy or hanging skin from your abdomen and tighten the abdominal wall muscles to restore the firmness and shape of your abdomen. The said procedure is typically used to treat abdominal sagginess induced by pregnancies, aging, gravity and weight fluctuations. The main goals of the tummy tuck procedure are to help the patient achieve the hourglass body and restore the contour of the abdomen.
In the tummy tuck, the excess skin and fat from the abdomen are removed. The surgeon will then tighten the tummy wall muscles and elevate the belly button to a better position. The good thing about the hourglass tummy tuck is that it does not involve the careful use of specialized techniques that sculpt the body to achieve the curves. The hourglass tummy tuck procedure involves the use of liposuction and fat transfer. The surgeon will perform liposuction on the abdomen, sides, and flanks to remove the stubborn fat pockets, thus, achieving a smaller and curvy waistline because it surgically removes the fat pockets from the abdomen, whereas a traditional tummy tuck does not involve the use of liposuction. Liposuction is done in the abdomen and the fats extracted are purified and transferred to the hips and butts. In this way, a wider hip is achieved and the butts become fuller and shapelier.