Don’t Forget Your Proportions
“100-100-100. Madam, where should we put the waist?” is a joke told about a tailor but it’s fitting to cosmetic surgery as well. Nice proportions are the goal for our work at the clinic.
Just being slim doesn’t make someone beautiful, nor does a full body make you ugly. In our eyes, beauty is not dependent so much on weight as how it is distributed on the body. A voluptuous body tends to be beautiful – meaning a slim waist, wider hips and larger breasts. When this beauty ideal is put into numbers, it tends to mean that a woman’s waist should measure 2/3 of her hips and bust. This body type is known as the hourglass.
For some reason, women who come for cosmetic surgery tend to forget their proportions. This is often the case with breast surgeries. Women ask for larger breasts but forget that they have narrow hips. Or they come and ask for breast reduction but that won’t take away their thicker midriff. And, thus, each woman should first consider how cosmetic surgery will change their overall proportions. It’s also important to keep in mind that augmenting one part of the body can make you look more voluminous overall. And, thus, when augmenting the breasts, you should remember your body mass index, which should remain between 19-24.9. If a woman is prone to being big-boned, then larger breasts will also make her look larger overall. Thus, overweight women should first start by normalizing their weight through life choices or bariatric surgery.
But proportions aren’t the only variable in achieving a beautiful body. Different deformations can also ruin the overall impression that you make and some problems just can’t be solved. For example, if a person with a hunchback gets breast implants, the shape of their breasts might remain declined and the end result may look worse than the initial body shape. Another common problem is excess skin caused by weight change, pregnancy or aging. Unlike poor posture, excess skin is something we can remove with cosmetic surgery. Fortunately, Estonians rarely come to our cosmetic surgery clinic with utopian wishes, but they do tend to forget their proportions. The goal at Christinas Clinic is a healthy looking you that doesn’t account for any one body part but rather the overall impression. Our measure of for successful cosmetic surgery is if your friends think that you look simply fabulous.