Can I get an hourglass shape with a mini tummy tuck?
Can I get an hourglass shape with a mini tummy tuck?
The hourglass body is the most illustrious female body shape. Women with the hourglass figure look more feminine, fertile, and sexy. This figure is popular because it features the most essential anatomy that enhances your femininity, i.e., wider hips, smaller waist, and a curvaceous body shape. However, not all women naturally get the hourglass body. In fact, only a few in tens of thousands of women are lucky enough to get this body naturally. Other women use external procedures to carve their body into the hourglass shape.
So, what will you do if your abdomen is moderately saggy and you want to get the hourglass body? Many women assume that they can easily get the hourglass body with a mini tummy tuck. However, you cannot just undergo a mini tummy tuck to change your body into an hourglass shape if you already lack wider hips and a smaller waist. Women with saggy abdomen can combine the mini tummy tuck with fat transfer to the hips to get the hourglass body.
Does the mini tummy tuck deliver the hourglass shape?
If you have developed mildly or moderately saggy, stretched skin and fat on your lower abdomen that is making you uncomfortable and affecting your physical beauty, you may consider undergoing the mini tummy tuck. The abdomen becomes saggy due to factors like pregnancy, aging, weight changes, etc., and when the abdomen becomes saggy, it makes you look aesthetically unwelcoming and aged. As such, many women experience self-esteem issues. Unfortunately, there isn’t any non-invasive and natural way to restore your firmer and youthful abdomen. The only effective treatment in this case is the mini tummy tuck.
The mini tummy tuck is a major plastic surgery procedure that comes with the goal to make your abdomen tighter, smooth, and welcoming. However, keep in mind that the mini tummy tuck does not deliver the hourglass figure. So, what will you do if you have moderately saggy abdomen and you desire to get firmer abdomen and the hourglass body? Well, in such a case, it is recommended that you should undergo a combination of the mini tummy tuck and fat transfer to the hips.
The hourglass body features wider hips, smaller waist, and a curvaceous body shape, but the abdomen plays a critical role in defining the hourglass body. Even if you have an hourglass body but your abdomen is saggy, it will overshadow your figure and still make you look aged and less feminine.
The mini tummy tuck is an altered version of the full tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty. It effectively removes the excess skin and tissue from the lower belly, the area under the navel. It has a history of delivering impressive results with a tighter, smoother, and flatter profile. The mini tummy tuck can also be adapted to the needs and aesthetic goals of the patient. If there are stretch marks on your lower abdomen, chances are they will be removed along with the excess skin. During the procedure, loose muscles may also be tightened.
Even though the mini tummy tuck alone does not help the patient get the hourglass body, it is a good option for you if you are in good health, have a normal and stable body weight, and mild or moderate sagginess in the abdomen. Generally, the ideal candidates for this operation are mainly concerned about excess skin or a bulging, lower abdomen. On the other hand, if the abdominal sagginess is severe, you may require a full tummy tuck to get satisfactory outcomes.
Some people assume that the mini tummy tuck will deliver them the hourglass body and that it can be used to lose weight. However, the fact is that it isn’t a weight loss surgery. The mini tummy tuck is a body contouring procedure, and to get the hourglass body, you can combine this operation with fat transfer to the hips. Also, the skin and fat removed during this procedure are not significant enough to result in weight loss.
The mini tummy tuck requires shorter incisions as compared to a full abdominoplasty. Generally, only one incision is made on the abdomen, and the navel stays as it is without changing its position. Where the incision will be placed and what technique will be used depends on your body and the surgeon’s preference.
The mini tummy tuck is performed under general anesthesia because it is a major operation. The general anesthesia ensures that you will remain comfortable during the surgery. The mini tummy tuck can be completed in two or three hours. When it is performed in combination with fat transfer to the hips, it can take five to six hours.
After the mini tummy tuck, your abdomen will become firmer, tighter, and smooth. You will appear younger and more attractive after the procedure. However, your body will not change into the hourglass figure. The results of the mini tummy tuck will take time to transpire. You will notice the results many weeks and even months after the surgery. The patient has to get a complete recovery. Complete recovery can take six weeks, but you can resume work two weeks after the surgery.
Getting the hourglass body: Combining fat transfer to the hips with the mini tummy tuck
As explained above, you cannot get the hourglass body by only undergoing the mini tummy tuck. A combination of the mini tummy tuck and fat transfer to the hips is recommended for women who have moderately saggy abdomen and want to get the hourglass body, in addition to getting back a firmer and youthful abdomen. There is no doubt that combined surgery is a major procedure and takes more time. However, it has a record of effectively restoring your firmer abdomen and delivering you the hourglass shape.
This procedure is performed under general anesthesia and involves surgical trauma. The general anesthesia will keep you comfortable during the surgery. You will not feel any pain or see how the surgery is performed. A board-certified anesthesiologist will administer the anesthesia, after which you will be asleep. The plastic surgeon will then begin the surgery by first making an incision on your lower abdomen. After making the incision, the doctor will get access to the loose and separated abdominal wall muscles. He will repair and tighten those muscles.
In the next step, the plastic surgeon will excise the saggy skin from the abdomen. If there is stubborn fat in the area, the surgeon will remove it as well. The plastic surgeon will then suture and close the incision. Next, the surgeon will perform liposuction on the abdomen, sides, flanks, upper back, love handles, and sides. Liposuction of these areas will not only contour them and decrease your waist size but also gather donor fat to be transferred to your hips.
Liposuction involves tiny incisions on the target areas. After making the incisions, the surgeon will insert a cannula into the target area through the incision and then move the cannula back and forth. Doing so will dislodge the fat from the nearby tissues. In the next step, the plastic surgeon will suture and close the incision and then repeat the same process on all target areas until the waist is reduced and enough fat is collected for transfer to the hips.
The fat collected during the previous step is then processed and purified in a centrifuge. The last step of the surgery is called fat grafting, and it involves injecting purified fat into the hips with the goal to make the hips wider. Your recovery will begin right after the surgery and can take many weeks. The areas treated with liposuction will be swollen and bruised and require time to heal and be contoured. Furthermore, the fat injected into the hips require time to vascularize, nurture, and grow. This can take many weeks to happen.
Once the results emerge, you will notice that not only has your abdomen become tighter, firmer, and smooth, but also your waist has decreased and your hips have become wider–the main features of the hourglass body. These improvements will make you look more feminine, fertile, sexy, and beautiful. However, to achieve these results, you must be extremely careful when it comes to choosing your plastic surgeon. You also must be extremely careful during the recovery period and follow the surgeon’s instructions to the letter.
The hourglass body is the most famous female body type. It makes you look more feminine and sexy. But most women don’t get this body naturally. Many women wonder as to whether the mini tummy tuck can deliver them the hourglass body. I have answered this question in detail in this article. If you have more questions about getting the hourglass figure, you can consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience in hourglass surgery.