3 Body Contouring Options for Slimming Your Waistline

woman showing the waist of a pants that is loose, and her waist marked with dotted lines prior to surgery

The famous hourglass figure embodied by such icons as Marilyn Monroe, Jessica Rabbit and even Wonder Woman represent the idyllic female form: a slender waist framed above and below by dramatic curves for a shapely silhouette that’s always admired and envied.

Having a nicely defined waistline is one of the hallmarks of this quintessential womanly shape, yet a trim waist can be hard to achieve with diet and exercise alone. If you’d like to take your natural hourglass to new heights, here are three options that can produce beautiful results.


Liposuction removes fat deposits, a procedure that can be ideal for sculpting the waistline in order to create a firmer, tighter midline that accentuates the softer, fuller aspects of your figure.

One of the easiest, gentlest and most effective forms of liposuction is AquaShape™, which uses water pressure to dislodge fat cells from the targeted area. Unlike traditional liposuction, which uses physical force to remove fat, AquaShape™ only requires local anesthesia, and can be performed on an outpatient basis.

Mini Tummy Tuck

A mini tummy tuck may be recommended for women who have slight loosening of the skin below the belly button, and/or fat deposits that diet and exercise cannot shift. During a mini tummy tuck, excess skin is removed from the lower abdominal region and tummy muscles may be tightened as well, resulting in a firm, flat stomach.

Full Tummy Tuck

The full tummy tuck (or abdominoplasty) is the removal of excess abdominal skin both above and below the belly button, as well as a more comprehensive repair of the abdominal muscles and repositioning of the navel. Like the mini tummy tuck, a full tummy tuck nips in the waistline to further enhance your femininity.

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