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Abdominal Etching

Do you dream of a chiseled, toned and defined abdomen? For most men achieving sculpted “six-pack” abs is often frustrating.

With just a thin layer of fat, all your hard work can be fruitless.

As the name suggests, abdominal etching is a body sculpting treatment that aims at creating the “six-pack” appearance. With abdominal etching, your stomach will appear tighter, firmer and more toned.

What can abdominal etching do for your appearance?           

When hours of training and stomach crunches don’t pay off and your optimal results are still not achieved, abdominal etching may be the ideal solution to a chiseled stomach.

Benefits of abdominal etching include:

- More defined abdominal muscles

- Thinner midsection with less abdominal fat

- Less invasive surgery than other body contouring procedures

- Excellent option for men with small amounts of abdominal fat

- Fast procedure with short downtime

- Minimal scarring

What happens during abdominal etching?

Abdominal etching is done under local or general anesthesia and lasts an hour or more. During abdominal etching surgery, a thin tube is inserted into the area from which fat is to be removed. Fat removal is performed through vacuum suction.

In the same manner, thin instruments are employed to surgically remove excess of skin and fat, while sculpting remaining abdominal fat layers in order to provide improved muscle definition.

Ab etching can be carried out with traditional liposuction but it differs from abdominoplasty.

Who qualifies for abdominal etching?  

Not everyone can qualify for abdominal etching procedure. Healthy, athletic individuals with good muscle tone who are incapable of losing localized fat deposits in the abdominal area are the best candidates for abdominal etching.

People who have undergone other body procedures like tummy tuck or abdominal liposuction can get natural-looking abs with abdominal etching.

The ideal profile for abdominal etching procedure should be physically fit and have naturally athletic-looking abdominal muscles but relatively small deposits of fat in the abdominal area.

If your total body fat is more than 18 percent, you are probably not the right candidate for abdominal etching. When you schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons at Esteworld Medical Group, he/she will assess your candidacy for abdominal etching procedure. During this consultation, you can discuss your aesthetic goals.

Recovering from abdominal etching

Abdominal etching is a short and simple body cosmetic procedure for losing stubborn abdominal fat deposits and acquiring six and eight pack abs. However, a healthy lifestyle and diet will be required to sustain the results and benefits of abdominal etching, and to avoid reacquiring fat deposits.

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