Anatomy of the waist
Performing an hourglass shape is one of the most common measures I conduct. There are restrictions when reducing the waistline. It is the anatomy of your waist. There are patients that brought photos of other patients with small waists and ask the same waist size, yet this may be implausible.
The abdominal wall is composed of muscles and fascia surrounding the muscle. There is a subcutaneous tissue or fat on the top of this muscle. During the procedure, I perform liposuction to lessen the thickness of this layer. As we get to the abdominal wall, it is like hitting a wall. You wouldn’t be able to suck the muscle out, thus, when we get to the abdominal wall, that is how small your waist is going to achieve.
As we go through the liposuction procedure, the fat layer will reduce the thickness, yet the muscle will basically stay the same. Before and after the liposuction procedure, the horizontal dimension between the muscle layers will be identical. We also have a customized protocol for those patients who have had babies that want to diminish more of their abdomen. Stitching the abdominal wall at the midline to fix the abdominal wall weakness basically, reconstructs and reduces the waistline by means of tightening the muscle and pulling the sides of the abdominal wall on the way to the midline.
As we stitch the abdominal wall, the transverse measurement of your abdomen will reduce. The surgeon will be able to identify before surgery how small your waist is looking to be. You can’t select and pick the waist size you want. The certain thing that surgeon can help is to make your waist as small as possible depending on the anatomy and other factors.