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Can Tummy Tuck Improve a “Thick Waist?”

Are you tired of concealing your waistline beneath baggy clothing because it is thicker than you’d like? Have diet and exercise failed to give you the beautiful curves you desire?

If you would like to spend 2017 showing off a slender waistline, plastic surgery with Dr. George Sanders can help. The question is, which procedure(s) will give you the best results?

Narrowing the Waist for an Hourglass Effect

A few treatment options can effectively narrow a blocky or cylindrical-looking waist and produce an hourglass-like silhouette.

For individuals that simply have excess fat on the sides of the abdomen, liposuction on the flanks (the area right above the hips) can reduce the circumference of the waistline and “tuck in” the right areas. By carefully removing pockets of fat, Dr. Sanders can accentuate the contour between the bottom of the ribcage and the top of the hips so that it gently curves inward.

However, individuals that have loose tissues and sagging skin in the abdominal area — because of multiple pregnancies or significant weight loss — cannot achieve their desired outcomes with liposuction alone. In these cases, the better option is tummy tuck surgery (also known as abdominoplasty).

Tummy tuck is a popular and effective way to contour the front and sides of the abdomen for a narrower waistline. Patients usually report losing dress sizes or inches from their waistline after healing from surgery.

During the tummy tuck procedure, Dr. Sanders accomplishes the following:

  • removes excess abdominal tissue
  • removes loose, sagging skin
  • repairs loose or weakened abdominal muscles and stitches the muscles together
  • tightens the abdominal skin
  • eliminates pockets of excess fat on the front and sides of the abdomen

Additionally, Dr. Sanders can perform liposuction on the flanks at the time of tummy tuck surgery, in order to winnow down the waistline.

Treatment Will Be Tailored to Your Needs

Keep in mind that no two patients are alike, and Dr. Sanders varies his approach and technique to the needs of the individual patient. If you are bothered by the appearance of your waistline, the best thing to do is meet with the surgeon for a personal consultation and explain your specific concerns. Then, based on this information and an examination of your abdomen, Dr. Sanders will create a surgical plan tailored to your needs.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Sanders, please call 818.981.3333 or email our practice today.

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