25 Apr The Hourglass Shape is Back: CoolSculpting Can Help Patients Achieve It
The classic feminine hourglass shape never fully went out of style. However, Spectrum Dermatology’s CoolSculpting experts have seen an increased demand for the curvy shape in recent years. Through innovative fat-freezing technology, it is easier than ever for women to achieve the ultra-feminine shape in a safe and effective manner.
The Hourglass Shape and CoolSculpting
Made popular by the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Sophia Loren, as well as the tightly-cinched Victorian ladies of yore, the Coke bottle figure is a classic. However, in the past, women depended on dangerous corsets and uncomfortable bustles to achieve the look. There is even a mathematical equation to what many consider the ideal shape. It considers the bust, waist, and hip size. Measure the bust right below the breasts, the waist at the smallest area, and the hips at the widest area. According to numerous studies, having a waist that is 70 percent the size of the bust and hips is considered the most attractive (ideally, the bust and hips are a similar size). This is called the 0.70 Ratio.
Many women naturally have a bust and hips that are similar in size. However, the abdomen can be a trouble area, particularly for women who boast an apple shape. It has a tendency to collect visceral fat, the dangerous kind of fat that can increase the risk of heart disease. The abdomen, as well as the thighs and flanks, is one of the most popular areas for CoolSculpting. Targeting fat in this area can help patients achieve the hourglass look they are after.
A History of Body Shape
Although the hourglass shape is always desirable, there are ebbs and flows in pop culture that dictates the “perfect body” at any given time. The waifish look made waves in the 1920s with flappers, the 1970s with the Flower Child Era, and of course the 1990s with “heroin chic” where Kate Moss led the pack. Today, the idea covets an overtly feminine appeal including beautiful curves and nipped-in waists. It highlights a woman’s natural body curves, but can be frustrating for those who are already at an ideal weight but struggle with a little extra padding in their midsection.
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure that can target the stomach area and permanently* freeze fat away. Discover more about the procedure by scheduling an appointment with Spectrum Dermatology online today.