June 1, 2020
Abdominal etching, also known as six-pack liposculpture, is a plastic surgery procedure that will make your abs look chiseled. This procedure is for individuals who already have a healthy diet, regular exercise routine, and already have a flat stomach.
How does abdominal etching work?
It works similarly to traditional liposuction, but there’s one important distinction. The fat deposits that cover your abdominal muscles are carefully carved off your body, using small incisions based around your belly button.
When done carefully, this technique can deepen the natural grooves in your body and make your ab muscles appear much more prominent. This is great for men who want to improve the look of their body
In addition, fatty deposits can also be taken from the sides overlying your oblique abdominal muscles. This is done to narrow your midsection. When the initial swelling subsides and the area heals, you will see a visibly toned midsection.
Targeted areas of treatment
Above all, abdominal etching only targets your waistline and midsection.
Abdominal etching vs. traditional liposuction
Actually, it is similar to traditional liposuction in that the preparation for surgery, recovery time, and requirements for the procedure are very similar.
However, the results are much more prominent and dramatic than traditional liposuction because abdominal etching is considered a form of advanced or 3D liposuction. Likewise, this means the results are extremely specific and target certain areas of your body.
Traditional liposuction isn’t so exact and only removes fat to add contour and shape to different areas of the body. Most importantly, the purpose of the etching is to add a more distinct six-pack look.
What to expect after abdominal etching
The final results of treatment take some time. This is totally normal and some patience will be needed. Subsequently, and immediately after the procedure, you may need to wear a compression garment. This is used to make sure that the surgery is sealed and heals smoothly.
In conclusion, you’ll most likely be able to resume most of your normal activities 2 weeks after your abdominal etching treatment.
It is important to do plastic surgery procedures with a specialist. Remember that not all plastic surgeons have an RNE license – Registro Nacional de Especialidad. Dr Daniel Saco-Vertiz has an RNE license from the Peruvian Medical College.