Hourglass Body shape

Plastic Surgeon Serving Indianapolis, Indiana


Despite the body images put forth by the fashion media, which seem to favor a thin, almost starving body type, the ideal of an hourglass figure has held up quite well over time. It remains the one most frequently discussed during body contouring consultations in my practice. An hourglass figure depends as much on the shoulder width and shape, slope and contour of the back muscles as much as breast cup size. It also depends on your waistline, the distance between your ribs and pelvis, and any fat deposits around your hips and thighs. Diet and exercise, including core muscle exercises such as Pilates to strengthen your back and abdominal muscles, are great places to start. However, sometimes they are not enough. Breast augmentation may help, but don't pick an implant size that greatly exceeds the width of your breast. Tummy tuck and liposuction also play an important role, but don't overdo the liposuction or you will lose your feminine curves. Remember in liposuction, it's not what you remove but what you leave behind and how it looks that matters in the long run. Jul 21 '11, 12:36pm