You: Being Beautiful, Part 2
Whether you were born shaped like an apple, pear or hourglass, you can always tweak your shape a bit to improve your looks, Dr. Oz and Dr. Perry say. They share advice on things you can do to change your body shape:
- Breast augmentation: Most women who want breast implants have small breasts and desire average-size breasts, Dr. Perry says. If a plastic surgeon recommends going to a larger-than-average-size implant, you should question his judgment, Dr. Perry says. "When we put large, basically silicone plastic items in our body, as we age—and it occurs very quickly—our breasts will droop. So, when you droop and you have something like a glob of silicone in your body, you are going to see ripples, you are going to see an unshapely breast," he says.
- Work out and eat right: "Part of the whole beauty story is staying in shape, having the muscle mass you need to burn off the calories," Dr. Oz says. Working out 20 minutes a day, three times a week will help you stay in shape, Dr. Oz says. If you work out, eat right and still gain weight, a medication you are on or an undiagnosed disease could be the culprit, and you should talk about the issue with your doctor, Dr. Roizen says.