Hour Glass Tuck™: Overview
The current techniques of tummy tucks (abdominoplasty) do not generate the results needed to decrease the protrusion of the abdomen and provide optimal results for patients who seek a flatter and tighter tummy. Dr. Gray, for over sixteen years, has been performing a new type of tummy tuck called the Hour Glass Tuck. This type of tummy tuck invented by Dr. Gray produces far superior results than any tummy tuck currently being performed. The Hour Glass Tuck™ is a novel technique that solves all issues relating to why most patients desire a tummy tuck procedure. This new procedure produces the tightest skin and the flattest abdomen possible while producing the slimmest waistline (hour glass). You can see how flat Dr. Gray can make you by looking in the mirror and sucking your abdomen in as far as you can. Dr. Gray can adjust how flat you are based on a patient’s individual needs and desires as well.
Three different types of people seek out tummy tucks: The first group opts for a tummy tuck to tighten and remove extra skin, This group may only wish the classic tummy tuck; the second group may not have any skin issues but desire a flatter tummy. This group would obtain better results from the Hour Glass Tuck; and finally, the third group wishes to have tighter skin AND a flatter abdomen. The Hour Glass Tuck™ solves the problems that each of these groups complains about with the most optimal results.
Hour Glass Tuck: Procedure
During the Hour Glass Tuck, Dr. Gray makes an incision through the skin and fat down to the muscle. He removes the excess skin with the adherent fat below. Stitches are then placed in the fascia of the muscle like a corset to flatten the muscles of the abdominal wall. While liposuction is not recommended during a tummy tuck on the abdomen, it can be performed in other areas at the same time or on the abdomen as well during a mini-tummy tuck if desired. After a surgical tummy tuck, Liposuction if desired on the abdomen can be performed 3 months later. Because different types of tummy tucks exist, Dr. Gray will review all the options with you during your complimentary consultation.
Hour Glass Tuck: Recovery
Patients can often return to non-strenuous activities within the first week. Pain is minimal to none and much different than the recovery of a classic tummy tuck due to the techniques Dr. Gray uses to flatten the abdominal wall. If you have loose abdominal skin, excess fat, or weak abdominal muscles, a tummy tuck can help you achieve a curvier, sexier mid-section. As one of the leading cosmetic surgeons performing tummy tucks, Dr. Michael W. Gray has helped thousands of men and women feel more confident about their appearance by giving them a flatter, tighter and trimmer abdomen.