Abdominal Etching (Sixpack – Twopack)
Abdominal etching is a cosmetic surgery that chisels men’s abs by eliminating stubborn fat, and sculpting the stomach.
Men, to enhance the definition of their abdominal muscles, and give them “washboard abs” that are difficult to achieve through diet and exercise alone. Abdominal etching removes excess fat from the abdominal region to reshape the abs, and create a more sculpted appearance. We use liposuction to accentuate the rippling effect men desire. The best candidates for abdominal etching are men in relatively good shape, and desire well-defined abs without intrusive scarring.
Abdominal etching is done with a special tumescent liposuction technique. The procedure removes and sculpts fatty tissue residing under the skin. Before the procedure, detailed markings are made of the patient’s flexed abs. During the surgery, small incisions are made within the natural contours of the abdomen. This helps minimize scarring. Through these incisions, fat is removed in some areas, thinned in others, and rearranged to accentuate the abdomen (rectus) muscles and the linea alba (the line running down the center of the abdomen).
DURING – AFTER SURGERY
All male abdominal etiology procedures are performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility for 1 night in a hospital. The operation lasts between 3 and 5 hours. After the operation, there is some swelling and bruising on the abdomen. Most patients can resume a normal study program within 1 week and exercise within 3 weeks. The full effect of surgery should be noticed within 6 months. This surgery allows men increased definition of their abdominals.
The cost of male abdominal etching surgery varies based on the extent of surgery. The average cost is around $3,000 to $3,300.
ABDOMINAL ETCHING (Sixpack – Twopack) FAQ
WILL I HAVE A “6 PACK”?
For the ideal candidate, yes! Many people hope for a “6 pack” and work for years without attaining the desired results. This is caused by a layer of fat covering the muscle. Abdominal etching removes and sculpts this layer of fat, resulting in the desired “6 pack” for most candidates. Patients with muscle tone already present see the greatest results.
WHO IS THE IDEAL CANDIDATE?
The ideal candidate for abdominal etching is a male with up to 20% body fat and preexisting muscle tissue, but who feels let down because he cannot attain “washboard abs”.
IS LIPOSUCTION ALWAYS NEEDED?
In most cases, yes. The soft tissue and fat that collects in excess will need to be removed using a liposuction method. There are many liposuction techniques to consider. Some are less invasive and use a mechanism that can help the skin become tighter on the chest wall. These methods can be discussed during your consultation.
WHAT ABOUT SCARRING?
Incisions for this surgery are well concealed. They are usually placed near the areola or in the lines between the abdominal muscles and are typically small enough that scarring is minimized. Over time, the incision lines will fade and become almost nonexistent for most men.