Venice Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Giuffrida’s Monthly Q&A: August 2015

I want my abs to look more defined.  How can I achieve this look with lipo?

Great question! Many people wrongly assume that liposuction is a weight loss treatment. This isn’t actually the case. Liposuction, when done correctly, should remove no more than two to five pounds of fat. The procedure is actually meant to minimize unwanted pockets of fat on people who are healthy and fit. These pockets tend to get more troublesome and harder to handle with diet and exercise alone as the years go on.

Based on your question, it sounds like you fit into this category of healthy people with just a few troublesome pounds. When you want liposuction to not just slim down an area of your body but actually make it look more toned, VASER lipo is the best possible choice.

VASER lipo is a form of tumescent liposuction that uses ultrasound energy to specifically target fat cells and break them apart. The process is minimally invasive and incredibly precise. Of course, you’ll want to turn to a plastic surgeon who has a lot of experience with this procedure. With the right board certified surgeon, you should be able to create custom results that not only remove fat but actually create or enhance lines of definition.

So if you’ve got a strong stomach but a little excess fat is keeping it under wraps, VASER lipo can do away with the fat and enhance your six pack lines. And, as I mentioned before, the process can be completely customized. Male patients, for example, might prefer stronger lines of definition on their stomachs than female patients. Beyond the stomach, VASER lipo can add definition to the chest, back, thighs, and more. It can be used in small, targeted areas or across broad areas like the abdomen.

An added benefit of VASER lipo is that it is gentler on the surrounding tissues than other forms of lipo. The downtime following the procedure is minimal, and you’ll see results immediately that will only get better as your body heals.

Learn more about your options for liposuction in Santa Monica by scheduling your consultation with me. I’d be happy to meet with you personally to discuss the procedure in more detail.

AUTHOR

Michael A. Giuffrida, MD

After establishing a successful plastic surgery practice on the East Coast and accumulating over 20 years of experience, I decided to open a new office in Venice Beach. I'm thrilled to be here and cannot wait to work with new patients in Los Angeles. In my spare time, you’re most likely to find me at the yoga studio. I’m an avid yoga practitioner, and recently completed my 200-hour teacher training through the Yoga Alliance. I also enjoy surfing, cycling, and spending time with my two sons.

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