Multiple studies have demonstrated that a waist to hip ratio of 0.7 is attractive across most ethnic groups and has been associated with greater health and fertility. This has not been a secret and for centuries women tried to reach this magic number with clothes which narrowed their waist (such as radical girdles) and dresses with wider hips.
The waist can be narrowed with either a Tummy Tuck and tightening of the abdominal muscles, aggressive liposuction of the waist and fequently a combination of both. In a Brazilian Butt Lift, volume is added to the butt cheeks making them rounder and fuller while fat is removed from the low back where its presence masks or takes away from the ideal round appearance of the buttocks. Unless you have a considerable amount of fat along the waist which your Plastic surgeon recognizes and is planning on removing, a BBL is not an ideal way, by itself, to give you an hourglass figure.
Peter Aldea, MD