The Best Procedures for a Slim Waist
A slim, contoured waist is a decidedly feminine feature that many women want. This contour can be lost through a variety of factors, from excess fat to loose skin as a result of pregnancy or dramatic weight loss. Dr. Nakamura and the Accent On You team offer a variety of surgical and nonsurgical procedures to enhance or create a slim waist. These include CoolSculpting, liposuction, waist tuck, tummy tuck, and mini tummy tuck.
CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical procedure that eliminates excess fat by freezing and killing fat cells. If you have small pockets of stubborn fat around your waist or abdomen that won’t go away with diet and exercise alone, CoolSculpting may be a solution. Dr. Nakamura can precisely target CoolSculpting treatment in order to create a contoured, slim waist. CoolSculpting has usually completed in a series of sessions and results from the treatment improve over time as more of the fat cells are flushed away.
Liposuction is one of the most versatile procedures available because it is useful for many areas of the body and can enhance other procedures as well. The procedure manually removes unwanted fat and can use to refine the contour of the waist, creating the slim curve that best meets your aesthetic goals. Liposuction techniques have advanced significantly over the years, and Dr. Nakamura now utilizes the VASER, or suction-assisted, liposuction technique. While this is a surgical procedure and requires some downtime, liposuction may be preferable for some patients over other techniques such as CoolSculpting. For example, if you have more fat to remove or if you wish to undergo a single procedure rather than the several sessions that CoolSculpting requires, Dr. Nakamura may recommend liposuction as the most effective treatment option.
If loose skin and fat are the reason you’re missing out on the slim waist they want, a waist tuck might be the best procedure for you. A waist tuck removes the excess tissue that can make up a “muffin top” that bulges over the top of lower-rise pants and can create a slight lift to the buttocks as well.
The waist tuck procedure is completed using an incision that begins in the lower abdomen and extends around the waist to above the buttocks. Through this incision, excess skin and fat can be removed. As a more comprehensive procedure, the waist tuck is preferable especially for patients who have lost a significant amount of weight and are left with loose skin. If loose skin is not present, liposuction alone may be preferable to contour the waist.
Tummy Tuck and Mini Tummy Tuck
Tummy tucks and mini tummy tuck procedures are designed to tighten and tone the abdomen and are a common choice among patients dealing with loose skin and stretch marks after pregnancy. Similar to a waist tuck, a tummy tuck removes excess skin and fat through an incision made from hipbone-to-hipbone. Additionally, the abdominal muscles are tightened to create a firm and toned look. A mini tummy tuck, unlike a standard tummy tuck, only addresses loose skin and excess tissue in the lower abdomen below the belly button for those who have less severe skin laxity.
Schedule a Consultation
To see which procedure might be preferable for creating the slim waist you want, schedule a consultation with Dr. Nakamura. Call Accent On You at (817) 417-7200 or fill out our online form to set up your first appointment.