If diet and exercise haven’t been able to give you the abs of your dreams, it may be possible to achieve the defined abs you desire with the help of surgery. But can a plastic surgeon sculpt abs.
Can A Plastic Surgeon Sculpt Abs?
Yes, using a technique known as abdominal etching, plastic surgeons can now sculpt abs. Abdominal etching is a specialized plastic surgery procedure in which power assisted liposuction is used to create a defined abdomen. The procedure sculpts and contours the abdominal area, to mimic the appearance of a six-pack.’
What happens during abdominal etching?
Abdominal etching uses a liposuction technique to remove and contour the fatty deposits below the skin in the abdominal area.
Before the start of the procedure, the surgeon will make detailed markings, to outline the patient’s abdominal muscles. Tiny incisions are then made in the belly button or within the natural creases of the abdomen, through which the liposuction device is inserted. The fat is then removed from specific areas in order to accentuate the abdominal muscles hidden beneath the pockets of fat.
The procedure takes about 1 hour to complete.
What to expect after abdominal etching
After surgery patients can expect some swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort that can last for several weeks. A compression garment is worn to help minimize post-op symptoms, and accelerate healing.
Who is a good candidate for abdominal etching?
Individuals that eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly, but still struggle with stubborn fat in the tummy area that conceals the underlying muscles, are generally good candidates for abdominal etching (click here to learn more).
Are you ready to etch out those chiseled abs you’ve always wanted? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the Nashville, TN area Image Surgical Arts is our featured practice.
You can reach them at www.imagesurgicalarts.com, or by calling (615) 265-6676.