Disappearing fat from the abdomen and shaping the body for many people is a dream that is not easy to achieve. Fortunately, you can already say goodbye to those annoying little rolls on your back, and eliminate that flabby skin on your abdomen with this novel procedure that is gaining quite a lot of popularity today: The Hourglass Tummy Tuck.
It is a procedure that addresses the most popular concerns that patients have about their bodies: flaccidity, a bulging stomach, hanging skin, and fat located on the flanks and abdomen. With this procedure, it is possible to shape the silhouette of the patients, providing them with beautiful curves, a flat stomach, and free of love handles and abdominal fat.
What does the Hourglass Tummy Tuck consist of?
The Hourglass Tummy Tuck is the best technique to treat the abdominal contour, that is, the appearance of the abdomen, flanks, and back. Unlike a traditional Tummy Tuck, the Tummy Tuck hourglass is a new technique that provides patients with a new figure and a flat and toned abdomen, in a single surgical procedure.
When evaluating the appearance of the abdomen, it is imperative to remember that the aspect of the back and flanks must also be evaluated. That is why one of the most common complaints of the Tummy Tuck, was that although the flabby skin is removed, a square figure is maintained because the contour of the abdomen is not treated. But with the Hourglass Tummy Tuck in Miami, fat is removed from the lower abdomen and flanks, to decrease the abdominal circumference, reducing the waist, and shaping beautiful curves characteristic of the hourglass shape.
What procedures are involved in the Hourglass Tummy Tuck in Miami?
- Liposculpture: The objective of this surgical procedure is to mold the body. This procedure consists of the extraction of fat through a cannula. The extracted fat is then transferred to another part of the body to improve the proportions and produce the typical hourglass silhouette. However, this procedure does not treat excess skin and is therefore accompanied by a Tummy Tuck.
Fat can be transferred to the hips or buttocks to increase its size. But this will depend on the proposed cosmetic goals and the recommendation of the specialist surgeon.
- Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty: This is a procedure that aims to remove excess skin in the abdominal area and treat the diastasis of the rectus abdominal muscles by tightening them to restore a feminine and toned appearance in the lower torso. On its own, the Tummy Tuck is unable to remove the fat located on the circumference of the abdomen.
The Hourglass Tummy Tuck is the combination of the best of both procedures but without its flaws.
How is this surgery performed?
The Hourglass Tummy Tuck is a surgery with a slightly longer duration than the conventional abdominoplasty. It begins with liposuction of the entire abdomen, in which excess fat from that area is removed. This process provides more contour to the belly and waist.
After that, an incision is made just above the pubis to the navel line, from which the excess skin is removed. The abdominal wall is then rebuilt, tightening the muscles and removing the excess skin using the abdominoplasty. The objective of this intervention is to correct the distended abdomen, with noticeable flaccidity produced in many cases after pregnancy or significant weight loss.
This procedure lasts from two to four hours and is performed under general or local anesthesia.
What are the main benefits of the Hourglass Tummy Tuck?
- Improves body posture: When the abdominal muscles are weak and flaccid, they can cause back pain and posture problems. After surgery, the posture improves because the muscles that support the spine are corrected.
- Fast Fat Elimination: It is not always possible to eliminate localized fat with diet and exercise. This procedure removes stubborn fat.
- Improvement of flaccidity: With abdominoplasty, sagging is eliminated and corrected. Giving a softer and more beautiful appearance to the area.
- Definition of the silhouette: By combining these two procedures, the contour of the abdomen is improved by defining the waist and silhouette.
- Increased self-confidence: This procedure helps improve the quality of life because it will restore your confidence and bring you greater happiness.
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Your first consultation at Avana Plastic Surgery
If you think that you need to shape your figure and you want a toned and flat abdomen, the first thing you should do is ask for your first consultation with our specialist surgeon. In this first consultation - which is totally free - our surgeon will evaluate if you are the right candidate for this procedure.
Also, our specialist will tell you how you should prepare for surgery and what to expect after surgery. You will also discuss your cosmetic goals and your expectations regarding the results you want to have. Later our specialist will indicate some medical examinations that you must take to make sure that you are in good health and to guarantee your well-being.
It is in this initial consultation that we will explain to you about prices and payment methods, and how to start your journey towards your transformation. So if you have questions, this is the best time to make all the questions you need.
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Hourglass Tummy Tuck in Miami FAQs
The ideal candidates for this procedure are the patients who are in good average health, which are not being treated for any chronic disease, and with a normal weight. Those who wish to have this procedure must also have realistic expectations about the results and must have quit smoking at least a month in advance.
The definitive result of the surgery is observed after six months—the time required for total healing and tissue accommodation. However, before this time, it is already possible to notice the reduction of fat and flaccidity in the abdominal region.
As for the durability of the procedure, there is no specific time. What should be clear is that, if after the procedure, the patient maintains a balanced diet and performs regular physical activities, the patient will easily preserve the surgery and even improve the result obtained.
The Hourglass Tummy Tuck is considered a safe surgical procedure with a very low rate of complications, as long as certified and experienced surgeons perform it. However, some complications can occur in less than 1% of patients, such as excessive bleeding or the appearance of large bruises that need reoperation. There is also a low probability of clot formation, skin color changes, or loss of feeling in the abdomen.
Avoid smoking at least one month before the operation, since tobacco contributes to poor healing, increasing the possibility of complications. Do not take aspirin, ibuprofen, or contraceptives before the surgery, because they contribute to the formation of bruises.
After the operation, drains are placed, and those drains will be removed 24 to 48 hours later. For a few days, you could have a feeling of tightness in the abdomen, and you will have to walk cowering. You will need to wear a compression garment daily until the swelling is gone.
Between 10 and 14 days after the operation, it is advisable to return to work. In this time, the body has healed enough for you to resume your normal life gradually.
You can start doing light exercises during the first week of the operation. This will help decrease inflammation and shorten the recovery period. From the month or month and a half, you can start, with care, to do moderate physical exercise, without lifting any weight. From the 3rd month, you can increase the intensity of the training.
If you are planning to get pregnant, you should postpone surgery since the dilation of the abdominal muscles due to pregnancy will considerably alter the result obtained.
Yes. These massages will help you drain fluids as a result of the intervention, and decrease inflammation and swelling. Additionally, it will shorten the recovery period and help reduce pain.