Ask most women to classify their body shape and they’ll likely respond with “none of the above.” The truth is, most women don’t fit neatly into one of the predefined body shape categories, and that’s just because every woman is unique. Still, there are several common problem areas that many women have even with proper diet and exercise. And this means that there are typical areas of the body where many women will want to have liposuction. My Denver liposuction patients have several options depending on their existing body shape and what they’re hoping to achieve.
Ultimately, estrogen defines where fat deposits are stored. But liposuction can refine your body shape. In women, fat cells usually linger in the hips, thighs and buttocks -the “midsection.” After menopause, when estrogen levels decline, fat stores are more likely to migrate to the waistline and abdomen.
Lipo for Your Body Type
- Apple: These women have broader shoulders and narrower hips, so their bodies are an inverted triangle shape. They tend to have slim thighs and legs, while their abdomen and chest appear larger than the rest of their bodies. Most often, fat in this body shape is stored in the chest, face and abdomen.
- Pear: Pear-shaped women keep their weight in their buttocks, hips and thighs, and are smaller in the bust area. As body fat increases, deposits may distribute through the waist and upper abdomen also. Their body shape is like an upright triangle.
- Hourglass: Women with an hourglass figure typically have hips and bust of equal or similar size which curve out above and below a comparatively narrow waist. Fat stores are distributed evenly across the top and bottom halves, so the body remains balanced. Fat deposits in the chest, hips, and buttocks will increase prior to collecting fat near the waist or abdominal area.
- Banana: Fat is distributed evenly in women who have a banana shape. Their waists are very close in measurement to their hips and bust size, lending an overall “rectangular” look. Fat stores collect across the abdomen, bottom, chest and face but are likely to remain proportionate.
Solving Problem Areas
Keep in mind that exercise and weight loss won’t change your estrogen levels. That’s why fat deposit areas sometimes stubbornly remain no matter how hard you try to get rid of them. For women in Denver, liposuction can remove the fat cells from those spots as we sculpt your ideal body.
Dr. Frank Campanile is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is also fellowship trained in hand and microsurgery. Dr. Campanile knows that making a lasting change to your appearance is a big decision. His calm, professional approach and deep caring for his patients set a tone that will help you feel confident and relaxed while reviewing your options and learning all about the procedures that can benefit you. Request a consultation today to meet with Dr. Campanile in person.