Ok, so I know this has nothing to do with undershirts, men’s shapewear, or anything else I normally write about here, but I thought it was worth talking about nonetheless.
This just might be coincidental, but I’ve been curious about this very topic – that is – using plastic surgery to help sculpt your abs.
See, I’ve been working out pretty regularly over the years and although I’ve done a fair job of shaping up parts of my body, other areas like my abs still need a lot of work.
I know I have decent definition underneath my stomach’s body fat because I can feel it, but it’s just been really tough to shed that excess fat on my upper and lower abs, as well as the impossible love handles.
I am thankful I have my slimming/shaping undershirts to help with this on occasion when I want to wear a more fitted overshirt, but man it would be awesome if I just didn’t have to wear them at all!
So I’m perusing the news recently, and came across the story about UK Big Brother’s Darryn Lyons’ revealing that he got contouring plastic surgery (assuming some targeted liposuction) to strategically remove the excess fat in certain areas of his stomach and leave him with impressive six-pack (maybe eight-pack) abs.
Here’s a quick excerpt from the article I read:
The pink mohicaned Australian said on the show last week that he reckoned it could become as common place for men as breast augmentation was for women.
This is despite most online viewers of the show calling the look ‘bizarre’, with many saying he looked like he was in fancy dress as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.
The £4000 procedure sees fat sucked out of specific areas of the torso to make it look as if the patient has super-toned abdominal muscles without ever hitting the gym.
On Darryn, it makes it look like abs stenciled on a barrel.
I saw a similar surgery several seasons ago on Dr. 90210 (yes, Mrs. Tug made me watch it) but the results weren’t as pronounced as Darryn’s.
With all that said and although it’s interesting, I’m not a big believer in me personally getting cosmetic surgery if I can accomplish the majority of it naturally with diet and exercise.
I’m totally cool with the idea of going under the knife to correct things you can’t fix naturally, but the cost of those kinds of surgeries makes it pretty difficult for someone on my current moderate blogger’s salary.
What do you guys think?
Would you entertain getting this ab-contouring surgery?
Or what do you think about wearing an undershirt that had a six-pack contoured into the front of it?