What do Scarlett O’Hara, Freida Pinto and Zendaya have in common? Itsy bitsy waists, that’s what. Though Scarlett may have gotten some help from a corset, the real trick to having that impossibly tiny waist is all in the genetics.
So what’s a girl to do? Phone your plastic surgeon, of course!
What a Tummy Tuck Can Do
A tummy tuck can work some serious wonders for your stomach. Your abdominoplasty surgeon works the miracle by removing loose skin that may have been caused by pregnancy or significant weight loss, repairing weakened or separated muscles in your abdominal wall and slimming down problem spots throughout your abdomen. You may even lose some stretch marks if you have them on the lower part of your stomach.
The result can be a smoother, firmer belly, especially if you opted to add lipo for fat removal and additional contouring.
What a Tummy Tuck Won’t Do
The bad news is that while opens in a new windowa tummy tuck may slim down your waist, you need to be realistic. If you don’t naturally have a little wasp waist, it’s unlikely that signing up for abdominoplasty will deliver a midsection as thin as a pole. You may have to work on that one yourself.
Even with genes fighting against you, diet and exercise, especially core training to strengthen the muscles in your back and abs, may help you achieve a slimmer waist and whittle your body into more of an hourglass shape. Add in lipo for any stubborn fat that refuses to melt away and you’ll be on your way to a new, shapelier you in no time. And remember: where your genetics fail you, plastic surgery can help — at least most of the time.
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