Hourglass Tummy Tuck: The Next Generation in Body Contouring
Developed by board-certified plastic surgeon and tummy tuck specialist Dr. Wilberto Cortes, the hourglass tummy tuck is the next generation in body contouring. The procedure entails the use of modern techniques and multi-pronged approaches to overcome the shortcomings of the traditional tummy tuck. While the core philosophy partially remains the same as the traditional tummy tuck, the hourglass is basically a combination procedure comprising of a tummy tuck, liposuction, and fat transfer.
The goal of the hourglass glass tummy tuck is not only limited to firming, flattening, and tightening the abdomen, but also to add beautiful curves to the patient's body. This procedure is for people who want to transform their overall body shape. Using his attention to detail, sense of aesthetics, and stellar artistry, Dr. Cortes uses the hourglass tummy tuck procedure to contour the body in the best way possible.
In a bid to deliver unmatched aesthetic results, Dr. Cortes thoroughly assesses the candidacy of each patient for the procedure.
"Any type of plastic surgery procedure must be approached with greater care. The hourglass tummy tuck is no exception," says Dr. Cortes. "Failure to properly examine and evaluate the patient's body and overall health increases the risk of potential complications."
His revolutionary method makes it possible to achieve the hourglass figure, which is the most revered body shape among women. The hourglass body boasts a well-defined waist with nice round hips.
"If you want to achieve the hourglass figure, a traditional tummy tuck won't help as it only flattens and tautens the abdomen," says Dr. Cortes. "On the other hand, the hourglass tummy tuck combines liposuction and fat grafting to create the hourglass shape."
It is important to note that the traditional tummy tuck is fundamentally used to reverse the effects of pregnancy by excising the surplus skin and fat from the abdomen. On the other hand, the hourglass tummy tuck implement some aspects of the traditional tummy tuck combine with liposuction to remove stubborn fat pockets from localized areas such as the abdomen, sides, flanks, and upper back. This helps make the waist become slimmer. The fat removed during liposuction is then transferred to the hips, adding shape and curves. The combined use of these three procedures helps achieve a smaller waist-to-hip ratio – the most important feature of the hourglass figure.
Because of the success of the hourglass tummy tuck procedure, more and more patients from the US and around the world are flocking to Dr. Cortes, who services his clients in the prestigious galleria area in Houston, Texas.