By Personique®

All bodies carry excess weight in different areas, and we define the tendency to carry weight in certain areas as your body shape. For example, a pear-shaped body carries weight in the thighs, hips, and buttocks – giving the body a pear-like silhouette. Just like certain exercise regimens target certain “problem areas” of the body, liposuction can be used to address specific areas of the body where your unique shape carries more body fat. If you are exploring surgical options for weight loss and body contouring, understanding how liposuction in Austin can be used for your unique shape is a great place to start.


If your body tends to gain and carry weight in the thighs, hips, and buttocks, and your bust or chest measurement is smaller than your hip measurement, you have a pear body shape. For this type of body, our team would focus liposuction on the areas below the waist, particularly on the outer thighs where many pear-shaped bodies tend to carry “saddlebags”. Other options for helping create a more toned and shapely figure might include breast augmentation to make the breast-to-hip ratio even.


Apple-shaped bodies are generally round in the middle, with smaller hips. Your bust or chest measurement may be smaller or larger than your waist, but the defining feature of an apple-shaped figure is a larger waist measurement than the hips. Liposuction has traditionally had fantastic results for those wishing to tone up an apple-shaped body. Nipping in the waist to create a more toned figure, as well as combining liposuction with procedures like a tummy tuck, can make your figure appear more defined.


A banana figure, also called a ruler figure, is a relatively straight line from shoulders to thighs, with little to no variation in the bust, waist, or hips. This body type may be slender or may carry excess weight – but the key characteristic is the lack of definition between the waist, and the bust and hips. For this body type, liposuction can be used to nip in the waist to create pleasing curves. Other procedures to use in combination with liposuction may include breast augmentation, or even fat grafts to make the hips wider.


Hourglass figures are generally seen as the ideal body shape. They are defined as having an even bust-to-hip ratio, and a small waist. However, even those with natural hourglass figures may find that they carry some stubborn body fat in certain areas. Liposuction can help enhance your hourglass by nipping the waist in more or can be used to smooth out your curves by getting rid of any excess fat deposits in other areas.

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If you are interested in learning how you can achieve your unique shape with liposuction in Austin, contact Personique® for a free consultation. We can help you make an informed decision about which procedures best suit your body shape. Call (512) 459-6800, or contact us online, and we’ll be in touch right away.

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