Abdominal etching is becoming increasingly common, as the quest for the perfect male figure becomes more prominent. A six-pack, commonly referred to as the ripped or washboard look, is seen by many as the ultimate in male physicality.
However a six-pack is very difficult to achieve, even for those who spend hours in the gym.
Abdominal etching is a liposuction procedure designed to give patients a new abdomen and waist contour.
What does the procedure involve?
The procedure involved in this type of cosmetic surgery requires only a few small incisions to the abdomen area. Abdominal etching is not for everyone, those who are already physically fit and have a natural underlay of muscle tone are the best candidates, as it is designed to enhance what is already there.
The procedure involves an instrument called a cannula inserted into a small incision in the skin. The surgeon removes excess fat then sculpts the grooves within the layers of fat to accentuate the appearance of muscle.
Most incisions are hidden in the natural body creases, leaving very small scars. For those patients who exercise on a regular basis or with excellent skin tone, a better defined washboard stomach can be obtained very quickly.
Abdominal etching is a low risk procedure, however as with all medical surgery, risks include infection, bleeding and excessive scarring. There are also risks associated with general anesthesia Discuss all the possible abdominal etching and liposuction risk scenarios with your surgeon.
When the surgery is complete, the patient is fitted with a medical grade compression garment. It is advisable for the patient to wear this for up to 6 weeks post-surgery, but your doctor will advise you on what is best for your recovery.
Patients can generally return to normal activities three weeks after their abdominal cosmetic surgery. Full results of the abdominal etching are visible within six months of the procedure
If you’re interested in finding out more about abdominal etching and whether this type of surgery is for you, then please contact us today to talk to our trained professionals. Contact refine cosmetic surgery clinic Sydney for more information.