The main goal of the traditional tummy tuck procedure is to provide the patients with a flat abdomen. In the said procedure, the surgeon removes the excess skin and tightens the abdominal wall. In this case, you will have a flat abdomen but you will not attain your desired shape. The patient who will undergo the tummy tuck procedure will only achieve a flatter abdomen but she will not get the hourglass shape that most women dream of. Those who have a high waist-to-hip ratio with no hips have a Spongebob tummy tuck.
If you want to achieve a better shape, you need to undergo the hourglass tummy tuck. It is alright even if you have had the traditional tummy tuck because the hourglass procedure will improve your body shape. The hourglass tummy tuck is the solution that you need if you want to get the waist wasp body that many women are aiming for. In the hourglass tummy tuck, liposuction is performed at the back, abdomen, and flanks. To correct the square shape of the patient, the surgeon will remove the excess skin and will transfer the fat to both hips. If you have undergone both the traditional tummy tuck and the hourglass tummy tuck, you will notice the difference between a well-performed tummy tuck and a square-shaped Spongebob tummy tuck.
Some patients will notice one of the drawbacks of the procedure. This is a lot of the excess skin is removed during the first surgery where on the other hand, you need enough skin to place your scar low in the bikini line. You do not have to worry because this can be modified through a certain technique by essentially cutting the excess skin, pulling the flap down, closing the area where the belly button is located and after that, recreating the new belly button. In this way, you will have a vertical scar approximately a centimeter and a half long below the bellybutton.