High Definition Liposuction of the Male Serratus

Serratus is the “boxers muscle” because it pulls the scapula forward to provide leverage and support for throwing a punch.

  • Serratus anterior Originates from 1st  to 8th ribs anteriorly
  • Inserts  along medial boarder of the 1st to 8th ribs
  • Interdigitates with the rectus muscle bellies and upper fibers of external oblique muscle
  • Name derived from “serrare” which means “to saw”, describing shape of anterior muscle leaves as they attach to ribs

High Definition Liposuction goals of the male serratus – goals:

  • To etch out muscle shape  is challenging as this is a very thin muscle
  • Critical to work out preoperatively to build up the muscle as much as possible – Bear claw crawling on the floor and/or Plankup exercises (push up done with elbows up)
  • Since the muscles are small in size and caliber, to increase muscle definition requires creating an illusion by building up the ribs that the muscle lies over
  • Appreciate rib anatomy and muscle insertion sites


Male serratus contour optimization diagram to guide intraoperative Vaser Liposuction

HD Lipo Article