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Achieving rock-solid abs that look great seem to be on many people’s to-do lists. But putting in the effort to get that look isn’t easy, and it certainly isn’t something most people have the time and energy for.

Some choose to pursue SmartlipoTM as a way to look great and gain confidence. But is it possible to create muscle definition with body contouring? Read on for our answer.

How Muscle Definition Works

Muscles are built slowly, gaining strength with repeated training and weight bearing exercise. It is possible to be overweight and still have large, toned muscles.

Unfortunately, fat covering the muscles can obscure the definition of these muscles, which can be frustrating, especially when it comes to problem areas of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise.

How Smartlipo Can Help

This unique, gentle laser liposuction treatment is best for removing fat in isolated problem areas. The procedure can enhance existing muscle definition, if the area to be treated is sufficiently toned and has a layer of fat over the top.

The body contouring effects can also enhance the appearance of these areas, creating a more pleasing contour. A major additional benefit of the treatment is that the heat of the laser tightens skin, helping to smooth the treated area and resolve sagging. This can help enhance the appearance of existing muscle definition as well.

What Smartlipo Can’t Help

Smartlipo can’t emphasize muscles that aren’t there, of course. There is no shortcut to toned muscles, unfortunately, and liposuction cannot create the illusion of six-pack abs or rippling biceps.

If you want to see these results following your treatment, you should wait until you are in good enough shape that the procedure will help define the muscles by removing unresponsive fat and tightening skin.

Working Hard & Maintaining Results

While fat cells removed during laser liposuction will not grow back after the procedure, this does not mean that it is impossible to gain weight after Smartlipo. Other fat cells that remain in the area can still expand, resulting in weight gain.

If you are considering laser lipo to show off the results of all your hard work, it is important to keep in mind that more hard work will be required to maintain those liposuction results. The best way is to look at this unique liposculpture treatment as a way to give you motivation to commit to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Learn More About Laser Lipo

Smartlipo is a modern, safe, minimally invasive treatment that is patient-friendly and produces great results. If you’re interested in learning more, contact our New York surgeons to get your skin and body assessed, ask questions, and get to know our skilled cosmetic and plastic surgeons.

For the best in laser liposuction, call our Manhattan, NYC or Commack, Long Island locations today to schedule your free consultation.

*Smartlipo is a trademark of Cynosure, Inc.