Q: Dr. Eppley, I am 30 year old male who works out regularly.(6’4, 200lbs) I am looking to get fat from my lower abdomen removed so my 6-pack can show. Would you recommend Zeltiq or liposuction? Knowing that I am on a budget and prefer non-invasive procedure however still looking for best results.
A: The simple answer is that Zeltiq, or any other form of non-invasive fat treatment, has zero chance of removing enough fat to make a six-pack show. Liposuction with an etching technique is the only procedure that has any hope of making a six-pack look…provided you are lean enough to begin with for the etching results to show. Six-pack abdominal liposuction is only effective on reasonably lean patients. It can not create a sculpted definition on a thick abdominal wall.
Dr. Barry Eppley