Is Smartlipo MPX right for me? I want a ripped muscular physique. Considering chest, upper and lower abdomen and flanks (Photo)
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A "Ripped Muscular Physique" Requires More Than SmartLipo MPX
Your question demonstrates a fundamental misunderstanding of what it means to be "ripped". Conventionally, when people ascribe the term "ripped" to an individual, they are describing a situation in which the subject has relatively tight skin covering muscles that are hypertrophied, toned and very well defined. By necessity, this implies that the subcutaneous layer of fat covering these muscles is thin enough to allow their outline to be seen, and that the overlying skin is not loose or redundant.
You state that you currently have 15% body fat. While this would be a low figure for a woman, in men, features like "6 pack abs" do not become visible until the percentage body fat is 10 or less. You state that you now weigh 180 lbs, but without knowing your height, this figure is difficult to interpret. Additionally, your recent hundred pound weight loss has left your skin somewhat loose, and a treatment with Smartlipo MPX will most likely not be sufficient to address this issue.
However, given that you have set yourself such lofty goals, I suggest that you save your money for the time being, and instead set your sites on lowering your percentage body fat to a range where such definition may come into view, usually somewhere between 8-12%, although, I would recommend you shoot for the lower end of this spectrum. This will be much more a function of your diet regimen, than specific exercise per se. Although the two can be synergistic, people tend to overrate the importance of exercise and underrate the effect of diet on your physique.
Once you have hit your mark for percentage body fat, it will be an appropriate time for you to discuss surgical approaches to assist you to reach your ultimate goal. You are just not there yet.
Yes you are a great candidate with minimal fat, great skin and underlying muscle. Aggressive liposuction can show your underlying musculature even more!
You need to be realistic in your expectations
Smartlipo can allow small amounts of fat to be removed, which is all you
it should also be able to prevent you having uneveness after Smartlipo.
however, you need to realize that doctors offering "body sculpting" from
liposuction, are legends in their own minds.
we can decrease fat but we are not sculptors and you are not a block of marble.
i think you may get a small improvement but the PS cannot chisel your physique
like i think you are hoping for.
be realistic and you should be happy with your results.
david berman md
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