Cosmetic Procedures To Achieve The Coveted Hourglass Figure

A common shape for women is a pear, meaning the woman is smaller in her upper body and has a larger lower body. Some women want to achieve an hourglass figure, where the upper and lower body are curvy and similarly proportioned with a small waist. Since this figure is fairly uncommon, there are cosmetic procedures that can help you achieve the figure you want.

Breast And Abdomen

The most common upper-body procedure to achieve an hourglass figure is having breast implants. Whether implants are necessary and the size of the implants will be contingent upon your current bust size and whether you are aiming to balance your lower body or change your entire figure. When you consider the size of the implants you want, you and your surgeon should determine what will balance the rest of your body and suit your frame. Some women get large implants but do not have the frame to adequately support the extra weight. Implants that are too large for your frame can easily turn the ideal body into chronic pain. A tummy tuck or similar procedure may be necessary to create a small waist, especially if you have loose skin. Removing the excess tissue not only makes your waist smaller, but it increases the illusion of having much larger breasts and hips relative to your waist.

Lower Body

Lower-body procedures typically involve implants or fat and tissue transfer, most of which is focused on creating larger or rounded buttocks. For some women, the ultimate goal may not be necessarily having a larger buttock but relocating tissue from elsewhere in the body to improve the shape of their buttock. A Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is an option for women who want to add more shape to their buttock and have spare fat elsewhere on the body to transplant to that area. If you do not have much of a buttock, it may be worth considering implants, which can quickly enhance the shape and size of your buttock. Implants work like breast implants and can be a better option if your main concern is having a flat buttock, with less emphasis on shaping the area.


Liposuction is done as a way to acquire tissue to implant during a BBL or as another way to shape the contours of the body to achieve a better aesthetic result. For the upper body, doing liposuction can reduce bra bulges and love handles that will detract from the overall contour of your waist. Liposuction can be done on several areas of the body to make the buttock, hips, and thighs look smoother and curvier. For example, liposuction of the low back will create more of a curvier transition between the low back and the upper buttock, making the buttock look fuller and the waist look smaller. Liposuction on the hips can create a smoother transition from the waist to the thighs, especially for women who carry excess fat on the sides of their thighs. Another trend is to use liposuction to create a "thigh gap" meaning there is a space between the thighs, preventing the thighs from touching.

The curves associated with an hourglass figure can make it a more desirable body shape for many women. Regardless of your current shape, there are cosmetic procedures that can help you sculpt your current figure to resemble an hourglass or completely transform your body to achieve your ideal shape, size, and proportions.

Contact your doctor for more information about these and other cosmetic body surgery options.