Tummy Tuck HoustonPeople always ask me about the difference between a traditional tummy tuck and the hourglass tummy tuck. Many patients ask why the hourglass tummy tuck is a little bit more expensive than tummy tucks (TT) performed by other surgeons, among other things. The hourglass tummy tuck is a unique technique. A TT by itself gives you a flat abdomen with a square shape; that is the main difference. Why would anybody undergo a procedure like a tummy tuck to have a flat abdomen, but not the sexy silhouette that defines the female figure? In this video, I am going to show you sequential pictures of my hourglass TT patients. You will see the patient after a typical traditional abdominoplasty and then all the way to having an hourglass shape after the hourglass tummy tuck. The hourglass tummy tuck’s main objective is to recreate the anterior profile with an hourglass shape while producing a flat abdomen.First, let me describe the hourglass tummy tuck. It involves the same techniques used for the traditional tummy tuck, such as tightening of the muscles, removing excess skin and fat below the belly button, and closure. However, the traditional tummy tuck does not include liposuction. The hourglass tummy tuck adds liposuction of the back and flanks to define the waist and also fat transfer to the hips. Also, fat transfer to the hips is to perform.Anybody can give you a flat abdomen—you just have to look around—but not everybody can give you the hourglass shape with the hourglass tummy tuck that I have developed. Understanding the difference between the tummy tuck and the hourglass tummy tuck is very important when you choose a surgeon. Everybody else is doing the traditional Spongebob tummy tuck. If you want to have an hourglass shape with a better-defined body, the hourglass tummy tuck is the technique for you.