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Is it Cheating for Men to Get Firm, Toned Abs Through Liposuction?

Posted on: July 21, 2015  |   Category: ,

liposuction for absMen go through great lengths to achieve those coveted six pack abs like models, but for many men who want flat abs and lack the time or ability to achieve them naturally through diet and exercise, are there any alternatives?  The answer is, yes, sort of.

Liposuction for men in Southwest Texas is available at Southwest Plastic Surgery of El Paso, and a growing number of men are forgoing the more traditional methods of rigorous diet and exercise to get a nip, tuck and liposuction done to achieve flatter abdominals. Is this fair? It all depends on how you look at it.

Let’s take a look at the strict dedication and time commitment that is required for a man to get six-pack abs. For some, even an hour of more at the gym each day would still never cut it, not to mention the very rigid diet that even the best bodybuilders have a hard time sticking to.

Getting a little help from a plastic surgeon is not necessarily a bad thing, especially for men who are only a little overweight and not obese. Men who get liposuction from a board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Agullo can get stubborn ab fat, love handles and beer bellies whittled down and the fat can even be redistributed to other parts of the body which might need extra definition, such as the butt or chest. It takes a very talented plastic surgeon to achieve the sculpted look of perfectly defined pecks (pectoral, chest), and even men with the best of intentions may not be able to do it the old-fashioned way.

However, men’s liposuction is not always a fit for every man. A strong male candidate must have good skin tone and elasticity, with only moderate body fat. Men who have too much fat will not see a big change in the look of their abdomen, except for a decrease in the size. When there is too much loose skin, this will not give a man the sculpted look he seeks. Another surgery would be required to remove the sagging or baggy skin that is leftover, and even then, much work would be necessary in order to bring that tummy down to a desired fit.

Also it is important for men to allow enough time to recover and not expect to jump up off the surgery table and head out to the beach. After any surgery, Dr. Agullo recommends not exposing any incisions to UV rays for at least six months, and there are sensitive parts that may feel tender for a few weeks post-operative surgery.

Men who want great results must have reasonable expectations when it comes to fixing their biggest problem area, which is often the abs, belly, tummy, gut or stomach area, where men are prone to carry the most body fat. If you are wondering if you are a good candidate for men’s abdominoplasty in El Paso, contact Dr. Frank Agullo of Southwest Plastic Surgery and come for a visit and assessment.