What Does The Hourglass Tummy Tuck Involve?
A tummy tuck is a popular plastic surgery procedure in the US. Every year, thousands of women undergo surgery to contour their abdomen. If your mid area has become saggy as a result of pregnancy, aging, gravity, weight fluctuations, or genetics, you may qualify for the tummy tuck.
While the traditional tummy tuck can deliver effective results, many patients think that the outcomes are not very effective and sustainable. Over time, your abdomen may become saggy again. This happens due to the fact that the procedure, which involves surgical excision of the extra skin from your abdomen, relies only on your skin to keep your newly contoured abdomen in place.
As time passes, gravity, aging, and lifestyle factors will again take a toll on your abdominal area, making it appear loose and droopy. This is where the hourglass tummy tuck comes in. This procedure, more popular as the hourglass tuck, involves the use of unique techniques and approaches not only to give you impressive aesthetic results but also to prolong the life of the achieved outcome.
The hourglass tummy tuck also involves the use of liposuction and fat transfer. It is an advanced method to resolve multiple abdominal aesthetic flaws at once. The surgery will not only make your abdomen firmer and flatter but will also give you a curvier body. In other words, the surgery helps you achieve the most revered hourglass body shape, which features smaller waist to hip ratio.
The hourglass tummy tuck is performed with the patient under general anesthesia and involves multiple steps. During the procedure, tumescent liposuction will be used to loosen up the fat cells and skin before surgical excision of the excess skin.
The procedure, originally developed by Dr. Cortes, has now gone mainstream. The surgery not only improves your abdomen’s contour but also sculpts your body to make it appear more curvier and sexier. Unlike the traditional procedure that leaves the patients in a SpongeBob-like square shape, the hourglass procedure delivers a beautiful and curvy body.
The innovative method not only removes the excess skin from the abdomen and tightens the abdominal wall muscles but also contours the sides, flanks, and back through the use of liposuction. If your hips are smaller or flatter, the excess fat removed from your body via liposuction will be re-injected into your hips to help them appear bigger and more voluptuous – another distinct feature of the hourglass body.
In order to deliver a lifelong aesthetic improvement, the hourglass procedure will not only close and suture the skin but also use the abdominal wall muscles, surrounding tissues, and ligaments to provide additional support to your newly contoured abdomen. After the procedure, your abdomen will look more toned and firmer. On the other hand, your hips will appear prominent and shapelier while your waist will be smaller than your upper body and hips.