Sometimes standard liposuction and hours in the gym are not enough to achieve the chiseled look you want. In some individuals, Ab sculpting surgery can reveal a more muscular definition. This is particularly useful in the abdominal section in patients who have been trying to lose weight without results.
Ab sculpting surgery, also known as abdominal etching, high definition liposuction and six-pack liposculpture, will help you achieve abdominal definition in no time. Read on to find out what this procedure entails and whether it’s the right one for you.
Abdominal etching is suitable for patients who wish to get six-pack abs, in good overall health with no more than 20% body fat and good abdominal strength. Smokers are advised to quit several weeks before surgery and after the procedure. Be open with your doctor about any conditions you have and medications you are taking, including herbal remedies.
Come with realistic expectations and keep a healthy lifestyle to prolong the results. Remember that high definition liposuction is not a weight-loss tool.
How is Ab Sculpting Surgery performed?
Abdominal etching surgery focuses on suctioning fat in a pattern over the abdomen. First, the area to be suctioned will be marked. This design is the main guide to create a six-pack. Local or general anesthesia is administered as advised by your surgeon. Once the tumescent fluid is injected and the site is numbed, fat is removed through liposuction, and the abdominal tissue is beautifully contoured. Surgery can take 2-3 hours based on the extent of surgery.
Your surgeon will put on a compression dressing to encourage the definition of the treated area, which will be in place for about one week. Most patients go back to work one week after surgery. Your complete recovery after this procedure requires several steps to be followed, such as bandage care, bathing, mild exercises, and dietary adjustments. The stitches are removed five to seven days after surgery. Then, a special support garment will be worn for up to 3 weeks. It will take two to four months for the swelling to disappear and fully reveal the new contours. The scars will look red or pink for up to six months, but they will gradually fade over time. Make sure to ask your surgeon about the recovery process.
What is the cost of ab etching?
The typical cost of ab etching can vary from patient to patient with an average of $5,000 to $7,450. But it can cost much less based on the extent of surgery. This is something your surgeon will cover during your preliminary consultation.
Your initial consultation
During your initial consultation at Unique Aesthetics Center, the surgeon will go over several things to make sure you understand the whole process from start to finish. Your medical history will be reviewed, and you will be asked to provide a list of medications you are currently taking.
If you want a sculpted stomach, abdominal etching may be the right procedure for you. We will work with you to ensure complete satisfaction with your abdominal etching results. Call today and schedule a free consultation to discuss how this procedure will help you achieve abs instantly.
Ab Sculpting procedure key Faqs
What type of anesthesia is used?
Ab Sculpting Surgery is performed under local anesthesia and on an outpatient basis to help avoid complications. Patients are awake the whole time and can go home immediately after.
What are some of the benefits?
Less invasive and quick
Less downtime than traditional body contouring
Fast recovery and minimal discomfort
Less scarring and toned abs
What are the potential complications?
Patients will experience bruising and numbness in the abdominal area during the initial stages of recovery. Some risks associated with this procedure include:
Delays in healing
Too much fluid loss
Injury to nerves or organs
Drug or anesthesia interactions
All these challenges are preventable and correctable based on the skill of your surgeon. Very rarely, a second procedure is needed.
What about scarring?
Incisions for this procedure are well-hidden near the areola or in the lines between the abdominal muscles. They are typically small enough to be concealed. Over time, the incision lines will fade and become almost invisible.
Will I have a six-pack?
Abdominal etching can sculpt the desired 6 pack for most people. However, patients with muscle tone will see the most results.
When will I see the results?
You will notice your abdomen is slimmer and the muscles are defined right after surgery. The results will continue to improve with the final outcome seen within six months, more or less.