Pictured: a look at the abdominal and back muscle contours.

There’s nothing more frustrating than spending months or even years working out but despite these efforts, you just can’t seem to shed that last bit of stubborn abdominal fat or love handles. Quite often, patients come to me with this very problem hoping to for a procedure that can finally make their underlying muscle or “six pack” visible.

Well, the answer to this problem is VASER High Definition Liposuction, a revolutionary procedure that works by selectively removing small deposits of fat surrounding specific muscle groups to enhance the visibility of the natural muscle contours underneath. This technique requires the precision removal of the superficial and deep fat layers surrounding the muscles to enhance the underlying musculature and achieve well-defined or “ripped” six pack abs. To ensure the very best results it is imperative that your surgeon posses an expert understanding of the underlying muscle anatomy, as well as, an artistic eye.


Pictured: a cannula used to contour the superficial fat layers for a highly-defined “etched” result.



Until recently, traditional liposuction did not allow surgeons to remove and properly contour the superficial fat layers, thereby, hindering their ability to micro etch muscle definition. However, with the latest innovations of VASER HD Liposuction, like the ultrasonic emulsification of fat and a rotating cannula, an experienced surgeon can literally “rip” your abdomen and narrow your waist line like never before. 




Pictured: a look at the abdominal and chest muscles.

The rectus muscles are a vertically oriented pair of muscles that are thick, broad and extend from the rib cage down to the pubic bone. They are separated in the middle by a long, thin ligament called the linea alba, which extends vertically along the length of the muscles and is most noticeable above the belly button. These muscles are further tailored by tendinous attachments oriented horizontally that create the horizontal definition lines which we call the “six pack.” Laterally, they are bordered by the external oblique, a set of muscles oriented obliquely. The junction of the external obliques and the rectus muscles creates another important definition line, called the semilunaris line. This is a gently curved line that extends from below the nipple/areola down to the lateral pubic bone region.


Pictured: a look at the back and gluteal muscles.

The latissimus is a triangular shaped sheet muscle that extends from the back of the upper arms to the lower middle of the back forming most of the upper lateral definition of the back. The erector spine muscles extend from the spine and occupy the space between the two lat muscles along the midline spine.        

When contouring the lower back, the surgeon must consider the anatomy of the buttocks which is mostly shaped by the large iliac bones. The majority of the central buttocks contour is determined by the large gluteus muscles. The gluteus maximus muscle provides the largest bulk to the buttocks cheeks as it extends from the buttocks midline down and laterally to attach to the upper leg bone prominence called the greater trochanter. Of note, this lateral attachment region of the gluteus muscle can cause a buttocks cheek dimple that might be desirable to patients who are want an athletic appearance, but it may not be ideal for patients who are hoping to achieve a more plump, or “bubble butt” appearance

Dr. Mowlavi is an experienced VASER Hi-Def Liposculpture surgeon and certified trainer who is highly skilled at creating a muscular and athletic appearance in both men and women. For more information and to determine if you are a good candidate for this specialized procedure, please schedule a FREE consultation.

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“Dr. Mowlavi is one of a kind. He is instantly likeable, friendly, caring, smiling, and comfortable. This is soooo important when it comes to plastic surgery. It is extremely intimate and personal to have doctors look at ones body naked. All the staff and Dr. Mowlavi make sure you, as an individual feel you are the only patient at the time of your appointment. This makes every patient feel special. Dr. Mowlavi is funny and has fun with the patients and staff to ease the process but on the other hand can be adamant and firm when needed. I will continue to see him for future procedures and will always refer people to him.”

Bobbi Holtom