Main differences between hourglass procedures
Hourglass procedures have been designed and are now performed with the aim of helping patients get the hourglass silhouette. The hourglass shape is without a doubt the most feminine body shape and is desired and coveted by women all over the world, whatever their culture might be.
The hourglass body shape is associated with fertility, beauty, and sex appeal, and it is the real symbol of femininity. It is characterized by the similar proportions of the hips and shoulders with a much smaller waist. The waist should be 20-30% smaller than the hips to create the beautiful hourglass silhouette. But only a very small percentage of the female population around the world are actually born with this beautiful shape. The good news is that the rest can achieve it or get closer to it with the help of the hourglass procedures offered by plastic surgery.
The hourglass procedures can be customized depending on the needs of the patients and their expectations. However, they usually entail liposuction and fat transfer and they are performed with the patient under general anesthesia.
The main differences between hourglass procedures are the areas targeted. Generally speaking, we can have hourglass procedures targeting the tummy or the buttocks, as well as hourglass procedures that just aim to sculpt the body as a whole and not a specific area.
For example, the hourglass hip procedure is probably the most basic procedure that can be performed to help women get the hourglass shape. It entails fat removal by liposuction from areas such as the abdominal wall and the flanks, and the injection of this fat (after being purified) into the hips. The procedure is efficient and delivers good results on patients with a square body shape and no other obvious body imperfections.
For patients with saggy skin on the tummy, the hourglass tummy tuck is the indicated procedure. Aside from liposuction on the tummy and flanks and fat injection into the hips, the surgeon will also strengthen loose abdominal muscles and remove excess skin from the lower part of the tummy. The result will be a flat and firm tummy and an hourglass shape of the body.
For patients who desire an enhancement of the rear end, the procedure that is often indicated is the hourglass butt augmentation. It entails a combination of fat transfer to the butt and butt implants, and it is a complex and delicate procedure that should only be performed by a talented and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon to achieve good results. The procedure can take up to four hours and more and the plastic surgeon can inject fat into the buttocks as well as the hips. Fat is injected into the buttocks to make the implants less visible to provide better coverage for them. The hourglass butt augmentation can deliver spectacular results in terms of the shape of the body and the appearance of the buttocks.