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Desirable results after the hourglass tummy tuck

Desirable results after the hourglass tummy tuck



The tummy tuck is a practical and result-oriented plastic surgery procedure that enhances the saggy abdomen by making it firmer and youthful. On the other hand, the hourglass tummy tuck is an advanced version of the traditional or standard tummy tuck. It overcomes the shortcomings of the conventional tummy tuck uniquely. Developed by renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Wilberto Cortes, this procedure has become popular over the years for its sustainable results and complete reshaping of the abdomen, sides, and hips.

As the name indicates, this procedure not only enhances the tummy but also delivers you the hourglass figure, which is known for a smaller waist and wider hips. It uses a combination of liposuction, tummy tuck, and fat transfer to the hips to deliver the desired results. Many patients wonder how their body would appear after the surgery. In this article, I will discuss the desirable results of the procedure and how you can benefit from the hourglass tummy tuck.


Desirable results of the procedure

The hourglass surgery has been developed for patients who have saggy abdomen, bigger waist, and narrow hips and desire to achieve a firmer abdomen, smaller waist, and wider hips. To qualify for the surgery, you need to have excess fat in different areas of the body that can be removed and then injected into your hips.

Patients who have multiple aesthetic flaws in their body areas may consider undergoing the hourglass tummy tuck. This procedure is a holistic solution to numerous cosmetic problems in the body. Many factors cause the abdomen to become saggy. These include pregnancy, massive weight gain, weight loss, and aging. 

Furthermore, factors like poor lifestyle and genetics can also trigger the development of stubborn fat pockets in localized areas of your body, such as the flanks, abdomen, and upper back. Then there are some women have narrow hips and desire to have wider hips.

There is no doubt that narrow hips make you look less feminine and aesthetically unappealing. To appear more feminine and physically attractive, you need to have wider hips. The hourglass tummy tuck has been developed after taking these desirable results into account. Most women suffer from the problems explained above, which is the main reason for the development of the hourglass tummy tuck. 

Many women wonder what results they can achieve with the surgery and how they would appear after the procedure. The hourglass tummy tuck has an excellent record of delivering reliable and practical outcomes. After the procedure, you can expect your body areas to appear like the following:

–    Your abdomen will be firmer, toned, smooth, and youthful

–    Your waist will be smaller

–    The localized regions of your body like the sides, flanks, and upper back will be contoured, smooth, and toned

–    Your hips will be wider

–    Your overall body definition and outline will be curvaceous

–    You will appear more feminine, fertile, beautiful, sensuous, and sexy 

–    Your self-esteem will get a boost that will help improve different aspects of your life


How the hourglass tummy tuck delivers desirable results

The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and is highly traumatic and invasive. After a board-certified anesthesiologist administers you the anesthesia, the plastic surgeon will make incisions on your abdomen and then access the abdominal wall muscles through the incisions.

In the second step, the surgeon will tighten the abdominal wall muscles that may have separated from each other. After stretching the muscles, the surgeon will perform liposuction on the areas of the abdomen that may have developed stubborn fat deposits. 

And next, the surgeon will remove the excess skin from the abdomen. If the belly button is loose, the surgeon will reposition it on the tummy and then red-drape the remaining skin and suture and close the incisions.

Now at this point, the second significant part of the surgery will begin, which involves removal of the excess fat from the localized areas of the body. In this part of the operation, the surgeon will use liposuction to remove the excess fat from the sides, flanks, upper back, and love handles. The goal here is to contour these areas so that the waist can be smaller, besides collecting fat for transfer to the hips. Liposuction involves tiny incisions on the fat donor sites. After performing liposuction, the surgeon will suture and close the incisions.

The last part of the procedure involves the transfer of the collected fat to your hips. However, before transferring the fat, the surgeon will process the fat so that it is cleaned off the dead and damaged fat cells and the blood, fluids, and impurities. This will be implemented in a centrifuge. After the purification process, the doctor will carefully inject the fat cells into the hips by using a special needle. This is a hectic and time-consuming process that calls for attention to detail and greater care. When this step is implemented, the operation will come to an end. 


How do the desirable results transpire?

The desirable results after the hourglass tummy tuck will not immediately be visible. It will take many weeks and even months for the results to transpire. Your recovery will start right after the surgery and will continue for many weeks. To achieve the desired results, be sure to follow the surgeon’s instructions during the recovery period. 

The first two weeks comprise the primary recovery period. This period is crucial concerning the results and their sustainability. The plastic surgeon will advise you to avoid doing certain things during this time and instead focus on your recovery. You must take sufficient rest for the first two weeks following the operation. Taking rest is essential to achieving the desirable outcomes of the procedure. You need to allow your body enough time and strength to overcome the surgical trauma and heal the incisions.

After the procedure, your body areas that have been operated upon will be swollen. The post-operative swelling is a typical side effect of the procedure. It shows that your immune system is working to overcome the surgical trauma. The swelling is there to stay with you for the weeks and months following the operation. It will slowly subside and the results will not be visible until the swelling has disappeared and the incisions have healed completely.

During the first two weeks after the surgery, you must avoid sleeping on your front and side. This is important in achieving the desired results because any pressure or strain applied to the hips can result in the death of the fat grafts and pressure applied to the abdomen can result in wound dehiscence. Your only option is to sleep on your back. 

After the surgery, your surgeon will tell you to wear compression garments for several weeks. You must follow this instruction because the compression garments are made to reduce the post-operative swelling, speed up the recovery and visibility of the results, and protect you from complications. It also plays an important role in enhancing the results and making the outcomes sustainable. 

The patient must avoid physical movements for the first two weeks and not engage in physically strenuous activities for six weeks following the procedure. Physical activities can apply pressure to the butt and abdomen, which can create complications in terms of your health and the aesthetic results you desire to achieve. You must avoid activities like jogging, weight lifting, jumping, exercise, and sports for six weeks after the procedure.

After 6-8 weeks following the hourglass tummy tuck, you will achieve the desired results. Your abdomen will appear smooth, firmer, and youthful, whereas your hips will appear wider and the waist will be smaller. These multiple aesthetic improvements in your body will enhance your overall body outline and make you look more feminine, aesthetically pleasant, sexy, youthful, and sensuous. You must avoid massive weight gain and weight loss after the surgery so that the achieved results can stay with you on a sustainable basis.



The hourglass tummy tuck is a modern form of the standard tummy tuck. Unlike the standard version of the operation, this procedure treats multiple aesthetic flaws and shortcomings in your body, thereby introducing numerous cosmetic improvements. The desirable results of this surgery include achievement of the most revered hourglass figure and firmer and youthful abdomen, besides a smaller waist and smooth and contoured body areas like the sides, flanks, love handles, and upper back. However, keep in mind that this procedure is highly invasive and traumatic. You must choose a board-certified plastic surgeon who is highly experienced in the hourglass tummy tuck to undertake the procedure. 








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