If you spend countless hours at the gym without seeing a prominent six-pack, you probably have subcutaneous fat cells that conceal abdominal definition. Abdominal etching is a highly personalized surgical procedure that uses high-definition liposuction techniques to remove excess fat cells from the abdomen and help you achieve a chiseled abdomen. Brand Surgical Institute performs uniquely curated abdominal etching sessions to make your body look firm, contoured, and chiseled.
What is abdominal etching?
How does abdominal etching work?
The prominence of your abdominal muscles depends on two factors — the strength of your abdominal muscles and the volume of subcutaneous fat cells above those muscle groups. Everyone has abdominal muscles, but you can make those muscles pop with regular training and exercise. But if you don’t see a six-pack despite working out regularly, you may have subcutaneous fat cells that conceal the abdominal definition, preventing you from appreciating the results of your efforts.
Abdominal etching is a highly personalized surgical procedure that removes the subcutaneous fat cells from the abdomen, thus revealing the underlying abdominal definition. This procedure is performed using an advanced liposuction technique known as high-definition liposuction. The surgeon inserts a hollow cannula into the tummy to remove highly targeted fat cells from the regions around your abdominal muscles. This procedure reveals and defines the abdomen, helping you achieve a chiseled look.
How abdominal etching provides a chiseled abdomen:
- Abdominal etching removes excess subcutaneous fat cells from targeted regions
- Abdominal etching sculpts and contours your abdomen to reveal the six-pack
- Abdominal etching tightens the skin tissues, making the abdomen look firm
You are the ideal candidate for abdominal etching if:
- You have been working out regularly without seeing the desired results
- You are close to your ideal body weight and have low body fat volume
- You want to reveal the six-pack abs lying underneath the subcutaneous fat
- You have generally good physical health
- You have realistic expectations from the procedure
- You are a nonsmoker or willing to stop smoking before or after the procedure
What happens during abdominal etching?
Brand Surgical Institute performs a highly personalized abdominal etching after a thorough consultation and evaluation. The plastic surgeon will carefully examine your abdomen, discuss your goals, and review your medical history to ensure you’re a good candidate. The plastic surgeon will also study your abs, mark the areas with subcutaneous fat cells, and ask about your goals. You will be involved throughout the treatment planning process because we aim to provide naturalized results that conform to your expectations.
During abdominal etching, the surgeon makes small incisions in the abdomen around the navel and hidden under the bikini line. The incisions serve as entry points through which the surgeon delivers a local anesthetic and epinephrine. The local anesthetic reduces sensation, so you don’t feel anything during the procedure, and epinephrine shrinks the blood vessels to minimize post-treatment swelling and bruising. Once the treatment areas are numb, the surgeon can start high-definition liposuction.
The surgeon directs ultrasound energy through the incisions to break up the fat cells between the muscles. A hollow cannula is inserted through the incisions to suction away the excess fat cells between your abdominal muscles, which reveals the underlying muscle structure. After carefully removing small volumes of fat cells from around the muscles, the surgeon closes the incisions and places a compression garment that promotes healing. The entire procedure should conclude within an hour or two.
What is recovery like after abdominal etching?
You will have to wear compression garments on your abdomen for a few days to reduce swelling and promote healing. You can resume most of your daily work and mild physical activities within one or two weeks, but you should avoid strenuous activities for around 4 to 6 weeks. Over time, the incisions will fade, and your abdomen will look more sculpted.
Schedule a consultation for abdominal etching in Glendale, CA
Brand Surgical Institute is the first multi-specialty ambulatory surgical facility in Glendale. We specialize in a wide range of surgical procedures that elevate your health and beauty. Our surgical experts use the latest and safest techniques, such as high-definition liposuction, to elevate your body’s contours. We ensure natural-looking results that conform to your anatomy and personal expectations. Please schedule an appointment to explore your abdominal etching options in Glendale, CA.