Summary: Liposuction is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgeries, and for good reason. Not only can liposuction treat bulges of fat that don’t respond to diet or exercise, but the procedure can also help patients enhance their natural body shape.
Bringing out the best in body contours can mean using liposuction techniques to target areas of the body that may better complement the overall figure with slimmer proportions. Here is a closer look at four common body shapes that can look even shapelier with liposuction.
The classic hourglass figure is characterized by generous curves both above and below the waist. However, many women with voluptuous curves also store a disproportionate amount of fat around the abdomen. This can detract from their innate hourglass by reducing the emphasis on the good kind of curves and giving the appearance of heaviness.
By using liposuction around the waistline, patients can accentuate their curves above and below the waist. Slimming down the abdomen can be just the right way to bring out the hourglass potential.
The pear body shape is typically slim above the waist, but bottom-heavy. While pear figures can have beautiful upper body contours, some women with this body type can feel as if their hips, thighs and legs are too large for their more petite torso.
To resolve this, liposuction can be applied to the thighs, hips, buttocks and love handles as needed. By slimming the lower body, pear shaped bodies can achieve a more balanced figure. Lower body lipo can also help patients with overly thick ankles or calves.
Apple shaped figures are characterized by a top-heavy appearance. This often means a larger upper body in comparison to relatively slim legs. The apple figure can be characteristic of individuals who have undergone weight loss, but store pockets of subcutaneous fat around the upper arms or abdomen that can’t be easily resolved even with a healthy lifestyle.
Patients with an apple figure can benefit from liposuction of the upper arms, back, breasts or under the chin. The treatment can also be used around the abdomen if needed. Liposuction can be an excellent way to transform an apple shaped figure into a more even and proportionate shape.
Banana shaped bodies are petite and characterized by long, slender contours. While many women love the banana figure, some can feel as though their slender bodies lack the curves and definition that can make them feel sexier.
Banana figures can use liposuction to selectively contour their bodies in ways that bring out the best in their natural curves. This can mean targeting the waist to create a more feminine silhouette, or the thighs to accentuate curves in the hips and buttocks.
Reclaiming the Power with Body Contouring
While a healthy diet and lifestyle are the first and most important steps in achieving your goal figure, these traditional methods of contouring have their limits. When women hit their wall with diet and exercise, they can begin to feel discouraged if they have not yet reached their ideal appearance.
Liposuction can be an excellent way to reclaim the ability to enhance your figure. Through targeted body sculpting techniques, women can enjoy improved proportions and a body shape that makes them feel more confident and attractive.