What Is an Hourglass Tummy Tuck?

Did you know that the health benefits of getting a tummy tuck can include tightening your core, reducing lower back pain, and improving your posture? However, there is more than one type of tummy tuck. The hourglass tummy tuck ( HGTT ) can help give you a better-defined waist, a curvier midsection, and the flattest tummy without the pain of a traditional tummy tuck.

But you may be wondering what is the HGTT and am I a good candidate? After all, when people are curious as to what is a tummy tuck, they can become overwhelmed by the many articles that are online.

That’s why this post is going to answer your questions and explain where you can get the best tummy tuck in Michigan and the USA.


What is the Hourglass Tummy Tuck?

What is the Hourglass Tummy Tuck?

What Is an Hourglass Tummy Tuck?

A traditional tummy tuck involves working with the muscles of the stomach wall and removing excess skin. But an hourglass tuck uses special techniques to provide much much more. The HGTT provides superior results for those seeking a flatter abdominal girth while cinching the mid-section creating a more “ hourglass “ shape.

Not only can this procedure, which was invented by Dr. Michael W. Gray, DO of the Michigan Cosmetic Surgery Center and Skin Deep Spa almost 30 years ago, give you a taut stomach, but also the HGTT tightens the core much more than a traditional tuck, providing you with a slimmer waistline. It is this unique shaping technique that can give you the much desired hourglass figure.


Hourglass Tummy Tuck Procedure and Recovery

During the hourglass tummy tuck procedure, Dr. Michael Gray makes an incision that allows him to remove excess skin and fat from the stomach area.

He then uses his specialized technique to flatten and tone your abdomen as much as possible, while simultaneously minimizing to eliminating discomfort. Afterward, your stomach can look flatter and your midsection can also appear more shapely.

While an hourglass tummy tuck can improve your figure, you can also enjoy less recovery time than if you were to have a traditional tummy tuck. In fact, you could be able to perform non-strenuous activities in as little as one week after your cosmetic surgery procedure.

After Dr. Michael Gray performs your tummy tuck in Michigan, he can provide you with a recovery program to help you recuperate more quickly.


Am I a Good Tummy Tuck Candidate?

Before undergoing your hourglass tummy tuck procedure, you will need to come in for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Gray. During your appointment, you can ask him any questions you have, discuss desired expectations and outcome of the surgery, among other things.

Dr. Gray will also explain the process in detail, and assess your suitability for the procedure. He can also advise on your potential results from having an hourglass tummy tuck and answer your queries.

This can give you the confidence and reassurance you need to help you decide if the procedure is a right fit for you.

Take a look at some of the amazing hourglass tummy tuck before and after results here.


Contact Michigan Cosmetic Surgery Center 

If you’re interested in learning more about Dr. Gray’s Hourglass Tummy Tuck and would like to book your consultation with us, feel free to contact us. With almost 30 years of experience performing hourglass surgeries, he has the knowledge and expertise to deliver the best results possible.

To learn more and to book an initial consultation, contact us today.


September 13, 2022 Blog