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What is Abdominal Etching?

Eating right and working out can help give you the toned appearance you want. However, sometimes stubborn fat gets in the way…hiding your muscle contours! Abdominal etching is a liposuction technique that not only removes stubborn fat but artistically contours the abdominal to give a muscular appearance.

What are the Benefits?

Traditional liposuction can give you a flattened abdominal but doesn’t involve the attention to contour detail that abdominal etching does. A tummy tuck is another procedure that can remove excess tissue and fat for improved contour, but does not focus on fine-sculpting. For men, abdominal etching can give you the appearance of six-pack abs, and for women, you can achieve the toned vertical lines of an athletic figure.

How Does It Work?

To begin abdominal etching, your unique muscle structure will be marked to indicate where liposuction is needed. When you and your surgeon are satisfied with the planned shape for your abdominal, the liposuction process will begin. A cannula device will be inserted through small incisions to break up and remove stubborn fat cells. The technique will be focused on the area between muscles to sculpt and define them.

Is it Right for You?

Abdominal etching isn’t right for everyone! The procedure is most effective on those who are in-shape and have a fairly athletic body. Those who are not in their ideal weight range won’t achieve natural looking results from abdominal etching. The procedure is great for those who have tried diet and exercise but still have a difficult time defining their muscle due to stubborn fat.

Your surgeon can examine your figure and discuss your goals to determine if abdominal etching is right for you. Contact our office today to learn more or to schedule your consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon.

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