Ask a doctor

ILipo for Revealing Lower Abs?

Just wondering if purchasing 6-8 treatments of iLipo would help to reveal my abs. I'm a fairly skinny guy (145 lbs, 5'10), but no matter how hard I train I always have that extra fat covering my lower abs. Will it look natural to get iLipo on my stomach?

Doctor Answers (7)

Ilipo for Etching

+1

    Smaller cannula liposuction in your case could etch out your musculature to improve definition.  Ilipo may not produce the results yoiu want.


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 230 reviews

ILipo

+1

iLipo is not "real liposuction" - it's a bunch of LED lights that shine on the skin, and are * supposed to * stimulate fat cell changes, like the Zerona is claimed to.

Personally, I'm unconvinced that this approach works.  Save your money.

Thomas Fiala, MD
Orlando Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 31 reviews

Non-surgical lipo thins your wallet not your waist

+1
You should see a local board certified plastic surgeon for an assessment.  at 145lb and 5'10" you most likely don't need much if anything.  But if you do, a proper liposuction is the way to go.  See a surgeon that does a lot of lipo procedures, don't seek out the latest trendy machine (so many patients look for a particular lipo machine without realizing that they all do the same thing, it's the surgeon's experience that matters)

Martin Jugenburg, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 182 reviews

Lipo for abdomen

+1

Sculpting out the abdominal muscles is sometimes possible.  It really depends upon how you look.  

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Can ilipo reveal lower abs?

+1

Thank you for your question. None of the non-surgical approaches to fat removal and muscle definition are achieved by these treatments. You better save your money and find a board certified plastic surgeon who is trained in VASER Hi- Def Lipo. This is a procedure that is highly advanced and only a handful of surgeons can do it well. In my office we do this procedure, which is for a person with a BMI under 30 only. It is not only liposuction, but definition of the muscles, superficial and deep liposuction by creating depressions and shadowing between muscle groups. Liposculpture is done by augmenting certain muscles, such the pectorals, rectus ("the six pack") and define the obliques, paraspinous and serratus muscles. The muscular definition of the arms is an integral part of the procedure.

George Marosan, MD
Bellevue Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

ILipo for abs???

+1

I cannot agree more with Dr Commons. this would be a waste of money and might be a disappointing experience for you. I would recommend getting a micro-liposuction under local anesthesia that has very little downtime and you can get the sculpting you desire.

Misbah Khan, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

Surface tratements for liposuction effect?

+1

This would be a waste of your hard earned money.  These surface treatments, regardless of name or company, are worthless in my opinion.  The little, if any, benefit is simply not worth the money.   There is no shortcut to getting abdominal muscle definition.   Work hard and get your body fat in the 7 to 8% range.  Then some etching by tiny micro-liposuction procedure (invasive yes) will add the final touch, if needed.  I am the Father of three kids who have attained this and it took brutal work.  I lived through their hard work.  Interestingly enough my daughter attained definition at a higher fat % and with greater ease than the boys.  Liposuction of a fat layer on the abdomen will, alone,  not achieve what you are after.   I suppose you could start with abdominal small cannula liposuction and then work hard and finish up with micro etching if needed.   Just understand there is no shortcut.  You can do it.  Hope this helps.  If additional questions send them to the docs at this site.  My Best,  Dr C

George Commons, MD
Palo Alto Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.