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If I do crunches and then get lipo, will I come out with a six pack?

Ok, so my understanding is that fat grows over muscle and if you just do crunches, you will never see the "six pack" until the fat is gone that is covering muscle. So my question is "If I do crunches and then get lipo, will I come out with a six pack? .... Also if I do crunches, will it make it too hard to get all the fat out with the lipo?

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Crunches + Lipo = 6 Pack

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Good question! Your understanding of fat and muscle placement is correct. Six-pack abs can be achieved with a healthy diet, cardiovascular exercise for fat reduction, and abdominal strength training for muscle tone. Liposuction can help speed up the process. When coupled with a balanced exercise regimen (as soon as your surgeon gives you the go-ahead), liposuction can create striking results. Having strong abdominal muscles will not affect the safety or effectiveness of your liposuction procedure. In fact, people who are in good physical condition often have smoother, shorter recoveries than people who aren't.


San Ramon Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

Both crunches and lipo can really get the tummy looking good.

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Whether you do crunches 1st or lipo 1st, makes no difference. Eventually you will get the abs looking a lot better but you should do both. Sincerely,

David Hansen,MD

David Hansen, MD
Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

Six pack after lipo

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Yes, if you really develop your abdominal muscles with crunches, and then get lipo to leave a small layer of fat on the muscles below, the six pack should then be visible.

Christopher J. Davidson, MD, FACS
Wellesley Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

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If I do crunches and then get lipo, will I come out with a six pack?

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