In the Houston area, my patients frequently want to reshape or contour the stubborn areas of the inner thighs, outer thighs, and waist. Liposuction is a very good option, if used properly to enhance and balance the waist to hip ratio. The key for successful results is, not only to remove the excessive fat, but to balance your figure based on your overall proportions.
The ratio of an aesthetically beautiful female figure is a waist to hip ratio of about 0.7. In other words, liposuction is, not just the removal of fat from unwanted areas, but also creating the illusion of a more proportionate body. This is very important in gluteal sculpting were aggressive liposuction of the lower back accentuates the take off of the buttock and makes the butt actually appear larger even without fat transfer or gluteal implants. The same concept applies when doing liposuction of the flanks. This will result in an hour-glass appearance and the appearance of larger hips.
In my practice, lots of my patients come for corrective surgery because of an excessive removal of fat, which should not be the goal of any liposuction procedure. Instead, I strongly propose creating harmony based on anatomical and ethnic variations. Removing fat from some areas and enhancing others is the key for a successful liposuction procedure and the creation of natural curves.
In the next blog, I will talk about using the fat transfer collected from liposuction and injecting it in the buttock area to improve its shape and projection.