What is the “waist-to-hip ratio,” and what difference does it make?
Waist-to-hip ratio is the relationship between horizontal width or circumferential measurement of the female waist and the width or circumference of the hips. The idea of an “ideal ratio” is subjective, but in general, a waist to hip relationship of .65 to .75 has been judged in scientific studies and by modeling agencies to be most appealing. If the ration is higher than .75, it can be lowered by either narrowing the waist, by enlarging the buttocks, or by both shrinking to hips AND enlarging buttocks. This is the “Brazilian Butt Lift,” liposuction of waist and flank fat with transfer to the buttocks, and it is among the most popular and successful plastic surgical procedures. Although exercising to strengthen and enlarge gluteal muscles can lift and add curves to the buttocks, many women want more, and easier.