Want True Six Pack Abs, As Close As a Woman Can Get

my ultimate goal is to have abs-i want definition between the muscles in my stomach a true six pack or as close as a woman can get to a six pack. I used to have this 2 years ago when i was at 10% body fat, i dont want my body fat to be that low again for abs, if i get Vaser on my upper,lower, and obliques and then once im healed bust my butt in the gym to work my abs is that a possiblity-or is there something that would prevent this because of the surgery.thanks

Doctor Answers 9

You need to see a board certified/eligible plastic surgeon that is experienced in body contouring!

Thanks for your question. The Vaser® is a form of liposuction that employs pulsed, low level ultrasound to break apart the fat cells. This allows the surgeon to use smaller instrumentation that allows for finer artistic sculpting, especially when performing abdominal-etching.

However, not all plastic surgeons use the Vaser® and can achieve comparable results with other methods. So, the most important factor is not the medical device but rather the surgeon and his/her artistic skills. I would recommend that you see a board certified/eligible plastic surgeon that is experienced in body contouring, specifically some method of liposuction. I hope you find this helpful!

Englewood Plastic Surgeon

Vaser and six pack abs

Vaser liposuction can improve the contour of your abdomen and there are some "tricks" that can give you that washboard abdomen.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Six pack abs can be achieved with liposuction and hard work

One can achieve 'six pack' abs on their own if they are able to get their body fat content low enough. Some patients, however, require some assistance with liposuction. Etching can be performed, but can also leave unacceptable depressions and scarring.

Sanjay Grover, MD
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 213 reviews

Six pack abs from liposuction may be possible

Yes, it is possible that you can achieve this by using Vaser to thin the overall layer of fat throughout the upper and lower abdomen. However, it is also possible that you may develop minor irregularities (rippling or waves from liposuction). If liposuction removes excessive fat, you can develop areas of adherence that may detract from the appearance of the abdomen.

In some instances, "hi-def" liposuction or lipo-etching can be used to create the appearance of a six pack but I generally discourage people from undergoing this procedure. If your weight changes subsequent to the procedure, it can produce an altered apperance which does not maintain the six pack look.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 81 reviews

Need realistic expectations for liposuction.


Your plan does not sound realistic, and may not even be healthy. You can get a lot of contour improvement with liposuction, but there are real limitations. I am afraid you will be disappointed.

George J. Beraka, MD (retired)
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Liposuction will help create six pack abs

A careful liposuction of the abdominal area could enhance the borders of the rectus muscle (6 packs), and recreate the healthy looking midline depression observed in a healthy abdomen. The key in liposuction is what you leave behind and not what you take out!

Hisham Seify, MD, PhD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Possible to get six pack abs from Lipo

The result you are seeking is possible and depends on your surgeon's skill rather than the kind of liposuction. This is possible with laser lipo, vaser lipo, or traditional liposuction.

Kamran Khoobehi, MD
New Orleans Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 122 reviews

Abdominal wall etching in a female

Hi and thanks for the question. I would need to see photos/examine you to give you a better estimation. Assuming you have a good baseline musculature ( you're fit ), good skin tone, and are on the thinner side, excellent contouring can achieved with the Vaser, accentuating the rectus abdominus, deltoids, obliques, and even latissimus dorsi musculature. This procedure, is indeed a very artistic one, that requires an excellent eye for and a sound understanding of muscular anatomy.

Best wishes,

Dr. Vallecillos 

Glenn Vallecillos, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 31 reviews

Vaser technology CAN give you a six pack

Hi there-

In men and women who are already fairly fit but want improved muscular definition, particular techniques using the VASER allow excellent improvement.

The best way for you to know if you are a candidate is to visit with a surgeon certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery who has a lot of experience doing this (ask to see photos and make sure the photos you are shown are actually that surgeon's patients).

Armando Soto, MD, FACS
Orlando Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 157 reviews

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