A regular tummy tuck flattens and contours the abdomen through the excision of lax excess skin only.
Alternatively, an hourglass tummy tuck combines a traditional tummy tuck with fat transfer to enhance the curvature of the body and achieve a highly sought-after hourglass figure.
This involves the removal of excess fat in the abdomen with liposuction in order to further flatten and carefully contour the area.
The collected fat is then processed and injected into the hips to add curves to the figure and correct the presence of hip dips. This means that the surgeon is able to create a more cinched waist and wider hips to accentuate the hourglass look.
Overall, an hourglass tummy tuck provides patients with a flat stomach, free from lax skin and fat deposits.
Benefits of a Tummy Tuck
Tummy tuck surgery provides a range of aesthetic and medical benefits that can greatly improve an individual’s quality of life:
- A tummy tuck can provide patients with a flatter and more contoured abdomen, free from lax skin as a result of significant weight loss.
- A tummy tuck to remove loose skin after pregnancy can help patients achieve their pre-pregnancy figure.
- A tummy tuck with abdominal muscle repair can address associated medical conditions such as chronic back pain and poor posture.
- A tummy tuck can help patients feel more comfortable in tighter clothing and to engage in a more active lifestyle.
Hourglass Tummy Tuck Procedure
Before the surgeon starts, the anaesthetist will administer general anaesthetic or sedative.
To complete a full abdominoplasty, the surgeon will make incisions around the belly button and along the bikini line. The lax skin is then removed, with skin tightening and muscle repair completed if necessary. Finally, the belly button may be repositioned to create a natural-looking finish, and all incisions are closed using sutures.
At the CREO Clinic, Dr. Tillo uses Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL) to remove stubborn fat deposits through the insertion of a small suction cannula in the targeted areas. This fat is then processed and purified before being injected into the hips.
Overall, this helps to flatten and contour the abdomen while improving the appearance of hip dips and sculpting the desired hourglass shape.
How Much Does an Hourglass Tummy Tuck Cost?
At the CREO Clinic, the cost of an hourglass tummy tuck starts from £15,000 to £19,000. The price covers fees for the theatre, anaesthetist, prescription and compression vest, making it all-encompassing. As it is a bespoke surgery, the final price will be deduced after a 1-on-1 consultation.
How Long is Hourglass Tummy Tuck Recovery?
The recovery from an hourglass tummy tuck is similar to a regular tummy tuck. Patients should wait up to 2 weeks before commencing light activities and should avoid strenuous exercise until 6 weeks after the surgery.
Your recovery after tummy tuck is largely dependent on your aftercare, so it may be worth following our tummy tuck survival guide.
When Can You See Hourglass Tummy Tuck Results?
You will immediately be able to notice your more slender and contoured abdomen now that the excess skin folds and stubborn fat have been removed.
In addition, your hips may appear curvier than you expected at first, as the surgeon will have injected an excess to account for the 20-50% of fat grafts that are absorbed by the body in the first 4-6 months after surgery.
After this period, the fat should stabilise-, and post-surgical swelling should dissipate, allowing you to enjoy the full effect of your newly contoured, hourglass figure.
Schedule a Consultation with CREO Clinic Today
Book your 1-on-1 consultation at the CREO Clinic today to begin your journey towards a newly-sculpted and contoured body.
Our Medical Director, Dr Omar Tillo, is a double board certified surgeon who has a lengthy catalogue of successful tummy tucks in all their variations. He can ensure the safest procedure so that you are most satisfied with your new hourglass shape.