If a man has done the work to get six-pack abs, his muscle definition won’t show if it’s hidden behind a layer of fat just under the skin — known medically as subcutaneous fat. New Cool Lipo goes a step beyond traditional liposuction, using laser technology to tighten the skin after excess the fat is melted and removed. This skin-tightening effect is what brings out a man’s six-pack abs.
Just-released statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) show that liposuction is the second-most-popular cosmetic surgery in the U.S. — and the number-one procedure for men. In 2008, 341,144 liposuction procedures were performed on American men and women.
If a patient has well-developed muscles, the idea is to get as much of the fat off so there is as little fat as possible between the skin and the toned musculature.
Laser-assisted liposuction, in conjunction with a liposuction technique called abdominal etching, helps bring out men’s six-pack abs.
How does abdominal etching work?
Before liposuction surgery, the plastic surgeon asks the patient to flex his abdominal muscles. The surgeon then makes drawings on the patient’s skin to mark the spaces felt between the muscles. During liposuction surgery, the surgeon gives a little extra attention to melting the fat in those depressed areas.
Cool Lipo melts and suctions away the fat, then it gently heats the underside of the skin to tighten the collagen-and reveal the muscle definition.
Traditional liposuction melts and removes fat, but can sometimes lead to sagging skin due to lost volume. Laser-assisted liposuction’s collagen-tightening effect helps avoid loose skin after liposuction surgery.
Laser-assisted liposuction also offers patients an easier recovery than traditional liposuction. There’s less bruising and swelling after Cool Lipo, so there’s less downtime. Patients spring back a bit quicker after their surgery.
Women also benefit from Cool Lipo, although most women don’t want quite as much abdominal muscle definition as men. Women want some muscle definition, but they don’t want to look masculine.