Genetics Plays a Major Role in How a Woman is Shaped

Jennifer Galvan

by Jennifer Galvan | May 11, 2011 @ 08:00AM

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You’ve heard the saying: “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” This is often true when looking at a woman and her mother – especially when it comes to body shape. Genetics are the blueprint as to how a person is physically shaped.

If your mother has large breasts, excess fat in her midsection, wide hips, and/or thick thighs, chances are that you will have a similar body shape as you grow older. While some of these features may be welcomed, there are others that are highly undesirable. For many women, stubborn fat in the abdomen, hips, and thighs can be quite frustrating and nearly impossible to get rid of. Although mom may have passed down her slender waist, other troublesome areas can be difficult to improve with exercise and diet alone.

On the other hand, there are several women who accept their pre-determined body shape and are happy to flaunt their curves, or lack thereof. As we look to our moms for advice on several aspects of our lives, we also turn to them to see how time has changed their body shape. This gives us a sort of glimpse into our future. If you see that your mom is in fairly good shape for her age, it is likely that you will take after her if you follow a similar lifestyle. If you don’t like what you see, then it can be a good opportunity for you to make some changes in your diet or workout regimen.

Alternatively, there are surgical procedures that can improve certain genetic traits you may be unhappy with. Women who have naturally small and/or asymmetrical breasts may undergo breast implant surgery. This can then help achieve a more balanced contour while maintaining a natural appearance. Additionally, if you have lost volume in the breasts after breastfeeding or as a result from weight fluctuations, breast lift surgery can be of great benefit. These procedures may be combined to achieve optimal results for patients. As for having pockets of excess fat, liposuction can remove them through a special suctioning technique. However, it is important to remember that this is not a weight loss procedure; rather it is a means of enhancement.

While there may not be a way to alter your genetic make up (there are slender women who have a hard time gaining weight and adding curves to their shape.), a cosmetic plastic surgery can be a starting point to attain more of the shape you desire. The best way to determine if you are an ideal candidate for an enhancement procedure is by visiting a qualified and trained professional. He or she can discuss the options available and determine if plastic surgery is the best choice to meet your needs.

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