The procedure is suitable for patients who are already in shape and who have between one to two centimeters of “pinchable belly fat”.
Abdominal Etching or Ab Etching surgery commonly called as Six packs Surgery is a form of liposculpting that removes excess fat between the abdominal muscles, creating indentations that resemble those seen on a six-pack or washboard stomach. With ab etching, your stomach can appear tighter, firmer and more muscular.
Abdominal Etching is a form of liposculpture (liposuction) and is only done when the ideal patient seeks a chiseled appearance.
Some patients have previously undergone tummy tuck or liposuction surgery.
Your plastic surgeon will decide if you are an ideal candidate for this form of liposculpture or if you need to undergo another body contouring procedure first. Those who are already athletic and have a pronounced muscular structure benefit the most from abdominal etching.
Ideal candidates follow a proper diet and exercise program to maintain their chiseled appearance after the procedure has been completed.
Performed in a plastic surgeon’s office or an out-patient facility, the abdominal etching procedure typically lasts for a full hour, but the total time will vary with the amount of sculpting required. Your plastic surgeon will remove exercise-resistant fat deposits via small incisions of one-two mm in the belly button or in your abdomen’s natural creases. These locations hide the incisions but allow your plastic surgeon to reveal your hidden “six pack.” By removing a small amount of fat, your individual muscular structure will be highlighted and should show excellent definition.