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Abdominal Etching vs Liposuction

Everyone wants to feel confident in their body. However, sometimes stubborn fat deposits can cause self-consciousness.  Whether you would like to remove excess pockets of fat for a slimmer figure or are looking to take it up a notch and showcase your athletic physique, Mosa has options for you.


For individuals who are living with stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise, liposuction may be able to help. Liposuction is a procedure done to slim and reshape specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits. While this is not a weight loss procedure, it can help to treat those stubborn trouble areas for a boost in confidence.

During this procedure, a long, thin tube called a cannula is placed through small incisions in the treatment area to remove unwanted fat. After the area is contoured to the desired outcome, the small incisions are closed with resorbable sutures.

Abdominal Etching

Abdominal etching is a form of liposculpture intended to address problem areas of fat. However, this procedure improves the contour and shape of the abdomen to create muscular definition and a sculpted contour. This procedure can help to create a “six-pack abs” appearance or a more athletic abdomen.

While abdominal etching also uses a cannula to remove excess fat, the incisions are strategically placed in order to ensure an etched appearance. Then, the surgeon will meticulously liposuction the abdomen area to create a sculpted, athletic appearance. Incisions will then be sutured, and the surgery is complete.

Which One is Right for You?

Overall, individuals who wish to remove stubborn areas of fat from their body can benefit from liposuction. Athletic individuals who wish to take it a step further and define their physique can often benefit from abdominal etching. However, the best way to determine which procedure is best for you is through a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon.

If you are interested in liposuction or abdominal etching in the Southern Florida area, contact Mosa today to schedule your initial consultation!

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