If you're unhappy with how your abdomen looks, you might spend a lot of time in the gym trying to build a six-pack. But for many men, the six-pack is elusive regardless of how many crunches you do.
Why Six-Packs are Hard to Achieve
If fatty tissue collects near your abdomen, it may be impossible to achieve a six-pack. Your body doesn't remove fat deposits from the areas of your body that you want it unless you lose so much weight that it must draw from your abdomen fat reserves. Only liposuction can remove fat specifically from where you want it removed.
How Ab Etching Works
Ab etching is a form of liposuction that attempts to thin the layer of fat over your abdominal muscles. The plastic surgeon sucks the fat along your natural contours and sculpts the abdominal muscles to give them a natural contour. Another alternative is to use implants, which some plastic surgeons argue will make your abdominal muscles look more natural.
The Best Candidates for Liposuction
Fortunately, after liposuction, you will almost always have a six pack afterward. However, you may need to be the ideal candidate. You must have less than 20% body fat, and you must already have muscle tissue. Many liposuction candidates are those in their 30s and 40s who find that it is now difficult to remove fat.
Achieving the Best Results
The best results through liposuction are achieved when you practice a healthy lifestyle. If you simply put on the weight again, not only will the benefits of liposuction be lost, but it is unhealthy to fluctuate from one weight to the other. To have the most defined abdominal muscles possible, you must perform abdominal exercises.
What to Expect
You may wonder if receiving liposuction will lead to a visible scar on your six-pack. However, many liposuction procedures are less invasive. The doctor will make an incision in a manner that will be well-concealed. They are often so small that they won't be noticeable and tend to fade with time.
Benefits of a Six Pack
A six-pack is not only a great look for your body but also comes with many other benefits. You are more likely to be considered for a job if you are physically fit. The type of abdomen men usually want is more defined and reveals the natural musculature. If you want the perfect abs, your only option might be liposuction.