Our culture truly has a fascination with well-sculpted abdominals. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but they represent months of hard work and determination in dieting and exercise. Ripped abs are the trophy for a job well done. Aesthetic surgeries, such as lipo-sculpture for abdominals, are gaining in popularity with men and women. In fact, in the past 20 years, men’s cosmetic surgery has increased by more than 325%. So, can I achieve a 6-pack with liposuction? Let’s discuss!
What Is Abdominal Contouring?
Abdominal Contouringis a procedure in which fat is strategically removed from the waist, love handles, and from around the abdominal muscles to reveal a more sculpted look for men. This procedure has the best results for men who are near their ideal weight, who have fat that has been unresponsive to diet and exercise, who are non-smokers, and who are generally in good health.
How Does Abdominal Sculpting Work?
Prior to this 1 to 3 hour surgery, Dr. Moenster will have a consultation with each patient to understand where their problem areas are and what outcome they would like to see. She will then customize a treatment plan that addresses each patient’s individual needs. Patients will be informed as to how the procedure works, how to prepare for the surgery, and what to expect in the days and weeks following the procedure. Then, on the day of surgery, before anesthesia is started, Dr. Moenster will mark the abdomen with lines to guide her as she sculpts away fat deposits to reveal your more clearly defined abs. The excess fat between each muscle is then surgically removed and suctioned from the body, leaving subtle fat pads over the abdominals to make them stand out more. With this procedure, there is minimal scarring so it won’t be obvious that your 6-packs had assistance from abdominal contouring surgery.
After the surgery is over, there will be some swelling and bruising which will subside relatively quickly during the first few weeks. Patients will receive detailed follow-up care plans that will help them navigate when they can return to regular activities and work. When the initial swelling subsides, patients will see a thinner mid-section, more defined abs, and less abdominal fat.
What’s The Bottom Line?
Nothing can replace the hard work of diet and exercise in the journey to beautifully sculpted abs. Patients do need to commit to a healthy lifestyle to maintain the look. However, abdominal contouring is an amazing and satisfying next step to take to achieve a more confident, healthy, and sculpted appearance.
My experience as a new patient at Dermatology and Plastic Surgery of Arizona quite impressive. Dr. Weyer and his staff were prompt, courteous and professional. The Doctor took time to answer my questions, and his diagnosis and treatment brought quick results! I am pleased with my experience as I am new to town, and had no referrals or recommendations other than online reviews. I will continue to use their services in the future.
To learn more about abdominal contouring procedure, or to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Moenster, please fill out the form on this page. Dermatology and Plastic Surgery of Arizona has two locations to better serve you. You can call our Tucson location at 520-207-3100 or our Sierra Vista location at 520-458-1787. We look forward to joining you as you take your next step!