What Figure Can a Tummy Tuck Give Me?

What Figure Can a Tummy Tuck Give Me?

A tummy tuck is an effective plastic surgery procedure that aims to slim the figure and create a pleasing shape around the abdominal area. It is also known as abdominoplasty. This procedure is famed for giving patients a more slim and toned appearance. It is one of the more sought-after plastic surgery procedures because of its ability to deliver such results. There are different types of tummy tucks, and the various types deliver very different results.

If you are interested in receiving an abdominoplasty, take a look at this guide, which answers the question, “What figure can a tummy tuck give me?” You will likely be curious about the benefits that can come from receiving work from a plastic surgery specialist.

What Happens During a Tummy Tuck?

Also known as an abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck is a surgical procedure performed primarily for aesthetic reasons. During a tummy tuck, the surgeon removes excess skin and fat from a patient’s abdominal area and subsequently repositions the skin and connective tissues of this part of the body.

The overall results of a tummy tuck typically include a more toned and sleek look, with some variation depending on the exact type of procedure a patient undergoes. Tummy tucks are effective at removing excess body fat and boosting a patient’s body image.

An Hourglass Tummy Tuck

An hourglass tummy tuck is a specific type of tummy tuck that creates an hourglass-like shape in the abdominal area. This shape is achieved by utilizing a hip augmentation via a fat transfer. Excess fat is harvested from a donor section of the body and injected into the hips.

This type of procedure can prove popular even with individuals who already have a vaguely hourglass-like shape in their abdominal area in the first place. These patients are ideal candidates, as they need less fat in the first place to augment their figure.

This type of procedure is advantageous because the results persist for many years after the initial procedure. Many patients find that they retain an hourglass-like figure for quite a long time following their procedure.

A Standard Tummy Tuck

A standard tummy tuck delivers a sleeker, more toned form that may include some elements of an hourglass tummy tuck. The difference lies in the fact that the fat injections of an hourglass tummy tuck are typically absent, with the focus lying more frequently on removing excess fat and sculpting this area of the body.

A standard tummy tuck is performed for many different reasons, ranging from long-standing aesthetic goals to adjusting one’s appearance after major life events. Some of the common reasons that one might seek out this type of procedure include the following:

  • Major changes in weight
  • Pregnancy
  • Aging
  • Abdominal surgery, including a C-section
  • Adjusting your natural body type

Which Procedure is Right for Me?

Choosing the right kind of tummy tuck depends on the specific body character you are looking to achieve. If you want the specific hourglass figure, then an hourglass tummy tuck will likely be the best procedure for you.

However, this type of procedure is more involved than a standard tummy tuck. Some patients who are interested in this type of procedure will not qualify for it if they have specific medical ailments or conditions. Some of the conditions that can impact one’s candidacy for this treatment include the following:

  • You intend to lose a significant amount of weight.
  • You intend to become pregnant.
  • You suffer from obesity.
  • You have a severe health condition such as heart disease or diabetes.
  • You are a current smoker.

You will be able to discuss with your physician prior to any work being performed which type of procedure would best fit your needs. It will be beneficial to share as much detail as possible. A Hybrid Tummy Tuck is considered highly beneficial for most patients looking to receive this type of work.

Beverly Hill’s Finest Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Brent Moelleken is one of Southern California’s most experienced plastic surgeons. He is known for his signature Hybrid Tummy Tuck procedure, which most patients find to be their preferred procedure. If you are interested in receiving Dr. Brent’s Hybrid Tummy Tuck procedure, contact him today to set up an appointment and start looking your best today.

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