Abdominal etching, also known as “six-pack liposculpture” is a form of contouring liposuction that targets small pockets of fat to sculpt the abdomen. Abdominal etching is used to help you achieve a chiseled and defined waistline, resulting in those hard-to-achieve “washboard abs.”
What is abdominal etching?
The best candidates for abdominal etching in Atlanta are already in good shape and should not have more than 18% body fat. This could mean you have already undergone regular liposuction or other cosmetic surgeries and are ready for the final step to your ideal image. It could also mean that you have tried other methods of achieving a sculpted abdomen with diet and exercise could not achieve washboard abs. Either way, the best way to determine if you are a good candidate for abdominal etching is to schedule a consultation with Northside Plastic Surgery.
What are the benefits of abdominal etching?
Abdominal etching has a multitude of benefits that can help your muscle definition dreams come true:
- Sculpted waistline
- Chiseled “six-pack” for extreme definition
- Hip lines
Am I a good candidate for abdominal etching in Atlanta?
Abdominal etching is a procedure that can help you achieve a taut, sculpted appearance you have strived for but were unable to achieve with exercise. Abdominal etching differs from liposuction in that it removes the fat surrounding muscle groups, rather than achieving an overall flatter stomach.
If necessary, liposuction will be used to remove excess fat. Your skin will then be draped over the new contours and excess skin will be removed. After your arm lift, your incisions will be loosely wrapped in elastic bandages to minimize swelling. More than likely, you will be required to wear a compressive sleeve or bandage for the first few weeks following surgery.
Why is Northside Plastic Surgery the right choice for abdominal etching?
Northside Plastic Surgery the premier location for abdominal etching in the Atlanta area. Both of our board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Majmundar and Dr. Klein are known throughout the Atlanta and Alpharetta areas as top doctors in the field of plastic surgery.
With multiple Top Doctor awards by Atlanta Magazine as well as a National Top Doctor in U.S. News and World Report, along with several decades of combined experience, your procedure will be in the hands of very accomplished, talented professionals when your treatment is performed at Northside Plastic Surgery.
What can I expect from abdominal etching?
Abdominal etching is a quick procedure and performed while you are under “twilight” anesthesia or I.V. sedation in the office, with minimal downtime. Before your procedure, your doctor will mark the areas of the abs to sculpt with the procedure. During the procedure a small cannula is inserted into tiny incisions either in the belly button or ab creases to gently remove the pockets of fat and sculpt the areas between the abdominal muscles via a suctioning device.
After the procedure, you will experience some swelling, bruising, and pain which can be easily managed with medication, which is typically only needed for a day or two. We will fit you with a compression garment that will need to be worn for three to six weeks after your procedure. We will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions, but you can expect to be able to shower 48 hours after surgery and resume normal activities between one to three weeks after your abdominal etching procedure.
Abdominal etching FAQs
How quickly will I see results from my abdominal etching procedure?
While you will see changes earlier, the full results of your Alpharetta abdominal etching procedure will be visible around six months after surgery.
Will I be able to work out after my abdominal etching procedure?
Immediately after surgery, your doctor will advise you on how long you will need to wait before returning to the gym. You will certainly need to abstain from lifting anything over 10 lbs. for at least one to three weeks. Light stretching may be allowed, but we will advise you how to ensure your recovery progresses smoothly.
Is abdominal etching permanent?
Abdominal etching will leave you with long-lasting results unless you gain an excessive amount of weight.