The ins and outs of the hourglass tummy tuck
The hourglass tummy tuck is a new and cutting edge procedure that is meant to help women get closer to the hourglass body figure while also correcting the imperfections of the tummy. The procedure is very popular among women with narrow hips and unwanted adipose deposits on the flanks, but should be performed only by an experienced and talented, board-certified plastic surgeon to get the best possible results.
The first step towards getting the hourglass tummy tuck is the pre-operative consultation with the plastic surgeon. During this consultation, the plastic surgeon will assess the health condition of the patient and also the appearance of the midline and the condition of the tummy. The surgeon might diagnose diastasis recti, especially in women who have already given birth. Diastasis recti is a condition characterized by the distension of the muscles of the abdominal wall. The condition can occur during pregnancy as a result of the growing size of the. To correct diastasis recti, the muscles of the abdominal wall needs to be sutured after being brought together on the median line. In this way, the plastic surgeon will create the firm and flat look of the tummy. After the physical examination, the plastic surgeon will recommend the optimal surgical plan. The hourglass tummy tuck is dedicated for women who have loose abdominal muscles, skin sagginess on the tummy, narrow hips, and fat excess on the sides and the tummy.
The details of the procedure will be discussed next. The hourglass tummy tuck is performed under a general anesthetic and can last up to four hours and even more in some cases. The length of the procedure is dependent on the health condition of the patient and the kind of imperfections that are present in the tummy that needs to be corrected. For example, some patients can have less surplus of fat on the flanks and tummy, while others can have much more fat and skin sagginess.
When the hourglass tummy tuck is performed, the plastic surgeon will start with liposuction on the midline. After the fat is extracted from the problem areas, the plastic surgeon will start with the tummy tuck. This means that the surgeon will make an incision on the lower part of the tummy, detach the skin tissue from the abdominal wall, and elevate it to the level of the sternum. After this step, the skin is re-draped on the abdominal wall muscles, and the excess of skin is eliminated and the incisions are sutured. Next is the fat transfer to the hips that will add the volume needed in the area to create the hourglass figure.
To find out more details about the hourglass tummy tuck, schedule a consultation with your plastic surgeon.