How to Get a Snatched Waist

By Brian Arslanian, MD

Are you tired of scrolling through Instagram and seeing countless pictures of flat, sexy midsections? Do you want to join the trend and achieve that coveted hourglass figure? If so, consider a tummy tuck or a less invasive option like Ballancer Pro, liposuction, or a combination of procedures. While Ballancer Pro can give you great results, liposuction and a tummy tuck can take you to the next level of that sought-after snatched waist. Whether you opt for a major surgery or a non-invasive procedure, getting the figure you want can be a life-changing experience. Let’s explore the options and see which one is right for you!

 Dr. Brian Arslanian, MD FACS of Arslanian Plastic Surgery has been helping his patients achieve the envious and Instagram-able snatched waist without cutting corners or risking his their well-being. The results are natural-looking and incredible, giving his patients a newfound confidence in their appearance. With years of experience and double-board certification, Dr. Arslanian has become a trusted name in plastic surgery. Whatever method you choose for body contouring, Dr. Arslanian and his team are dedicated to providing top-quality care and ensuring you get the best possible results. So, if you’re ready to achieve the snatched waist of your dreams and skyrocket your self-esteem, book a consultation with Dr. Arslanian today! Call (678) 894-9200 in Atlanta or Brookhaven, GA, or fill out our online inquiry form to get started.

Read up on all the procedures and methods for self-improvement Dr. Arslanian offers on his blog!

Should I Get a Tummy Tuck in Atlanta?

Deciding whether to get a tummy tuck can be difficult, and it’s important to consider several factors before making a choice. A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that: 

  • Removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen
  • Tightens the muscles
  • Reshapes the waistline

It can be an effective way to achieve a flatter, more toned appearance in the abdominal area. However, like any surgery, it comes with risks and requires a period of recovery. So, how do you know if a tummy tuck is right for you? Here are some factors to consider:

  • Your overall health – It’s important to be in good health before surgery, and a tummy tuck is no exception. You may not be a good candidate if you have any medical conditions that could make the procedure risky.
  • Your weight – A tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure, so it’s important to be close to your ideal weight before undergoing surgery. If you have a significant amount of weight to lose, it may be better to reach your weight loss goals first.
  • Your goals – A tummy tuck can help you achieve a flatter, more toned appearance in the abdominal area, but it’s important to have realistic expectations. It can also improve the appearance of stretch marks and scars, but it won’t completely remove them.
  • Your lifestyle – It’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle after the surgery to maintain the results. This includes a healthy diet and exercise routine.

Who Is The Ideal Candidate For Tummy Tuck?

The ideal candidate for a tummy tuck is someone with excess skin and fat, possibly due to pregnancy, weight loss, or aging. The ideal candidate should have realistic expectations about what a tummy tuck can and cannot achieve, which Dr. Arslanian can help them better understand during the consultation appointment.

A patient interested in abdominoplasty needs good skin elasticity, which means the skin can stretch and return to its original shape. Dr. Arslanian will remove excess skin and fat during the tummy tuck procedure and then tighten the remaining skin. If the skin lacks elasticity, it may not contract properly after the surgery, resulting in less optimal results.

The ideal candidate should also have a stable weight and be committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle after the procedure. A tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure, and significant weight fluctuations can affect the results. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine can help preserve the surgery’s results.

Candidates for any surgery should have a positive outlook and a willingness to follow the surgeon’s instructions before and after the surgery; this includes quitting smoking and avoiding certain medications that can increase the risk of complications. A consultation with Dr. Arslanian, a double-board-certified plastic surgeon, will help determine if a tummy tuck is the right choice for your goals.

Will Liposuction Help Me Get a Snatched Waist?

Liposuction is a popular cosmetic procedure that removes unwanted fat from specific body areas, including the waistline. It can effectively contour and shape the body and may help achieve a cinched waist, depending on individual factors.

During the procedure, Dr. Arslanian will make small incisions in the skin, just big enough to insert a thin, hollow tube called a cannula; this means the procedure comes with minimal scarring. In contrast, the tummy tuck involves a larger incision in the lower abdomen, which may leave a visible scar.

The cannula is used to suction out unwanted fat cells, never to be seen again. Dr. Arslanian will use his expertise and training to sculpt the treated area and create a more defined contour. Liposuction can be a great option for those with stubborn pockets of fat resistant to diet and exercise. While liposuction can effectively remove excess fat and contour the body, it may not be the best option for everyone. For example, a tummy tuck may be a better choice if significantly loose skin or weak abdominal muscles exist.

Why Do Celebrities Love Ballancer Pro?

The Ballancer Pro may be recommended to remove excess fluids and achieve a “corsetted” waistline for patients who are not ready for invasive procedures and downtime. The Ballancer Pro is a non-invasive lymphatic drainage device that celebrities love to use before a big event or award show. It improves blood flow and reduces swelling, which can help promote a more defined waistline.

When you slip into the signature vest and pants of the Ballancer Pro system, you can relax and let the technology do the rest. The inflatable suit uses pressurized air to compress and mobilize fluid out of the body. Sequentially inflating chambers generate massage waves, increasing blood flow to the treated areas while flushing out lingering waste products that can contribute to aging of the skin and tissue.

The BP compression suit is backed by decades of medical research and employs the principles of manual lymphatic drainage to promote fluid balance, fat absorption, cholesterol transport, and immune cell delivery. The lymphatic system is a complex network of vessels, nodes, and organs responsible for maintaining body fluid balance and fighting off infections. It is a vital part of the immune system and helps to remove waste and toxins from the body. [1]

When the lymphatic system is not functioning properly, excess fluid can build up in the tissues, leading to swelling and discomfort. This condition is known as lymphedema and can be caused by various factors, including surgery, radiation therapy, and certain medical conditions. The lymphatic system is responsible for transporting a fluid called lymph, which contains white blood cells, bacteria, cell debris, triglycerides, water, and protein. The composition of lymph is similar to that of blood plasma. [1]

The Ballancer Pro can be a useful tool for patients who have undergone surgery or other medical procedures that may have disrupted the normal functioning of the lymphatic system.

Creating a Corseted Waistline

Because of Dr. Arslanian’s dedication to the art of plastic surgery, he can give you a sculpted, defined and corseted waistline by performing a procedure called abdominal etching, also known as “six-pack liposculpture” or “abdominal liposuction.” During the procedure, he uses the liposuction cannula to remove excess fat from the abdominal area and create a more defined, sculpted appearance.

In addition to removing fat, the surgeon can also address the muscles underneath your skin, which can contribute to the appearance of a corseted waistline. The rectus abdominis muscles, which run down the center of the abdomen, can be tightened and reshaped through a procedure called rectus plication. The benefits of strengthening and tightening these muscles can end up addressing lower back pain and incontenence. [2]

Rectus plication involves suturing the muscles together along the midline of the abdomen, which can create a more defined and toned appearance. This technique can be particularly beneficial for patients who have: 

  • Had one or more pregnancies
  • Experienced significant weight gain and loss
  • Have naturally weak or separated abdominal muscles

By combining abdominal etching with rectus plication, Dr. Arslanian can give you a more defined and contoured waistline, similar to the appearance of a corset. Not only will you look stronger, but your core will be stronger and better able to support you.

What Is The Recovery For A Procedure to Get a Snatched Waist?

The recovery time can vary depending on the specific procedure(s) performed, but in general, both liposuction and tummy tuck procedures require some downtime for healing.

Liposuction Recovery

After liposuction, you’ll typically need to wear a compression garment for several weeks to help minimize swelling and support the healing process. The compression garment should be worn continuously for the first week and then intermittently for several more weeks. You may also experience bruising, swelling, and soreness for the first few weeks after the procedure.

Most patients can return to work and light activities within a few days to a week after the procedure, but it may take several weeks to fully recover and resume more strenuous activities. Our team will provide you with specific instructions on caring for your incision sites and managing any discomfort during the recovery period.

Tummy Tuck Recovery

After a tummy tuck, you’ll typically need to wear a compression garment and limit physical activity for several weeks to support the healing process. You may experience bruising, swelling, and discomfort for the first few weeks after the procedure.

Most patients can return to work and light activities within two to three weeks after the procedure, but it may take several months to fully recover and resume more strenuous activities. Dr. Arslanian will provide you with specific instructions on caring for your incision site, managing any discomfort, and gradually increasing your activity level during the recovery period.

By taking good care of yourself and giving your body the time it needs to heal, you can enjoy the benefits of a snatched waist for years to come.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Arslanian in Atlanta

When you schedule a consultation appointment, you’re taking the first necessary step to discovering which of “Dr. Hotlanta’s” procedures and techniques will benefit you best. Your specific needs and goals will be evaluated, and a customized plan will be created to achieve the desired results.

At Arslanian Plastic Surgery, Dr. Arslanian’s expertise and innovative techniques can provide a range of options to help you achieve your ideal body shape. Whether it’s through liposuction, tummy tuck, or the non-invasive Ballancer Pro system, we are committed to providing safe, effective, and long-lasting results.

During your consultation appointment, Dr. Arslanian will take the time to listen to your concerns, answer any questions you may have, and thoroughly explain the different procedures and techniques available to you. With his years of experience, he can help you select the right combination of treatments to achieve your ideal body shape, while minimizing downtime and achieving natural-looking results.

So if you’re ready to take the next step in achieving the snatched waist you’ve always wanted, schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Hotlanta today! Call (678) 894-9200 in Atlanta or Brookhaven, GA and we will be happy to answer any questions or set up your appointment. Let’s get you snatched!


  1. Sleigh BC, Manna B. Lymphedema. PubMed. Published June 4, 2021.
  2. Taylor DA, Merten SL, Sandercoe GD, et al. Abdominoplasty Improves Low Back Pain and Urinary Incontinence. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2018;141(3):637-645.

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