Ronnie Ortiz-Magro Reveals He Underwent Surgery to Keep His 'Six-Pack'

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Anyone who's watched Jersey Shore knows that Ronnie Ortiz-Magro takes the "gym" part of gym, tan, laundry -- aka, GTL -- very seriously. But we had no idea staying ripped was this important to him. Apparently, Ronnie had surgery to preserve his abs ... and we're kinda clueless this is actually a thing.

  • On Friday's episode of The Doctors, Ronnie revealed he had liposuction to help maintain his six-pack now that he's spending less time in the gym.

    "I've always been a workout fanatic, and I've also always been in shape, but it takes a lot of hard work to stay in shape," Ronnie revealed. "One year ago today my life completely changed. I had a little baby girl. She's like my guardian angel, and now I can't spend two to three hours every day in the gym like I used to."

    Ronnie has one daughter, 1-year-old Ariana Sky, and we totally get why he'd want to spend time with her instead of his usual gym routine.

    But liposuction?!

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  • Ronnie's procedure is called "laser high-definition liposuction of the abdomen," and it's a very recent development.

    As Ron's surgeon, Dr. Christopher Khorsandi, explained, it's only been made available in the past 10 years. But as long as Ronnie continues to eat healthy, he'll be able to keep his abs -- to the tune of a $20,000 to $30,000 price tag. 

    And even after the procedure, the fun isn't over. The recovery is no joke, and because Ron recently went to rehab, he could only take Advil for pain to maintain his sobriety. 

    "I'm feeling like complete crap," Ronnie told Dr. Travis Stork during his recovery period. "It has not been a good experience."

  • People aren't too impressed with Ronnie's choice to have the procedure, though.

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    Many commenters think Ronnie should've just kept hitting the gym, and we don't doubt that he will. But the choice to have cosmetic surgery is a personal one, and if this was a priority for him, who cares?

    He's happy!

  • Now, Ron's got more time to spend with Ariana, and that's what he cares about most.

    This father-daughter pair is absolutely adorable, and we're sure she helped make everything worthwhile. (Look at that face!)

    Getting lipo to preserve your abs is extreme, but if Ron's happy, we're happy.

    Can we let the guy live?

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