Will I have Curves After My Tummy Tuck?

Will I have Curves After My Tummy Tuck?

Abdominoplasty, also known as tummy tuck surgery, is an excellent way for a person to slim the contours of their midsection. But will this procedure produce curves that resemble an hourglass? We’ll discuss that potential here. 

What Can a Tummy Tuck Do?

The primary objective of tummy tuck surgery is to restore a flat, taut stomach. The procedure does this by tightening the abdominal muscle and trimming excess tissue and skin. Performed through a horizontal incision near the bikini line, the tummy tuck can eliminate loose, sagging tissue, repair muscle separation caused by pregnancy or obesity, and address the belly-button if need be. 

Now, What about That Hourglass Figure?

Even when the process of abdominoplasty is fully explained and understood, there may be a misconception that this procedure will result in a particular shape. The hourglass figure is back in style and many women are in search of their own curves. Slimming and sculpting the waistline through abdominoplasty seems like the logical path to follow. However, more may be needed to get the desired result. If your expectation is to have an hourglass figure, it is important to let your doctor know. To achieve this, ancillary procedures may be needed. 

Getting an hourglass figure has never been straightforward. Generally speaking, the idea has been that you’re either born with it or you’re not. Today, a combination of plastic surgery procedures can bust that myth. An hourglass figure may be built through slimming techniques like abdominoplasty and contouring techniques like breast augmentation and buttocks augmentation. Several types of breast implants are available today to create natural-looking and natural-feeling results. To improve the shape of the buttocks, Dr. Trussler performs fat transfer.

Factors to Consider

The biggest factor to consider in the quest for an hourglass figure is your natural anatomy. Regardless of what procedure a patient seeks, the experienced surgeon will prepare them for a realistic outcome. The expected outcome is based on the patient’s hip width, natural waist circumference, and other anatomical structures as made by Mother Nature. 

Explore the Possibilities

As we mentioned, the hourglass figure is back in style. Many adults are turning to plastic surgery to achieve this shape but most need to do so through a combination of procedures. After consulting with a patient and observing their natural shape, Dr. Trussler develops the best possible treatment plan to accomplish their desired changes. To explore how he may help you attain your cosmetic goals, contact our Austin office at (512) 450-1077.

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