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Time for a pop quiz: What's the sexiest body type? (Cue Jeopardy music.) Give up? The truth is, there really is no "perfect" type. You can be healthy, sexy and gorgeous with any shape.
How and where we store fat is genetically determined at birth as is the "body type" that we are destined to have throughout life. La Jolla, CA, plastic surgeon Lori Saltz, MD, says, "Some women are 'apple shaped' and carry weight in their hips and abdomen while others are 'pear shaped' and carry their weight in the butt and thighs. The distribution of fat remains fairly consistent as our weight goes up and down. Areas that are problem areas will always be problem areas, regardless of how much weight is gained and lost." And the only way to correct fat in these areas is with surgery, says Beverly Hills, CA, plastic surgeon Randall Haworth, MD.
And what looks good on one body type does not necessarily translate into "attractive" on another simply because you have to take into account a host of factors, including height, weight, body mass index (BMI) and natural curves. Take Angelina Jolie for example. She has an approximate BMI of 18 and because of her frame, she could stand to gain a bit of weight, says Chicago plastic surgeon Julius W. Few, MD.
Click through this gallery of celebrities who all portray healthy bodies (some carry more weight than others), and still look healthy and beautiful due to their proportions. Also, get tips on how you can spot treat stubborn fat and enhance your natural body shape with certain treatments or procedures.