Men who desire a more sculpted abdominal appearance may consider abdominal etching to help get them achieve a more muscular appearance. This specialty surgery uses liposuction to enhance the definition of the abdominal muscles by removing excess fat and reshaping the abdominal region to create a sculpted abdominal appearance.
Abdominal etching is done with a special tumescent liposuction technique. The procedure removes and sculpts fatty tissue residing under the skin. Before the procedure, detailed markings are made of the patient’s flexed abs. During the surgery, small incisions are made within the natural contours of the abdomen. This helps minimize scarring. Through these incisions, fat is removed in some areas, thinned in others, and rearranged to accentuate the abdomen (rectus) muscles and the linea alba (the line running down the centre of the abdomen).
The Surgical Experience
All male abdominal etching procedures are performed under general anaesthesia as an outpatient procedure at an accredited surgical facility. The surgery typically lasts 1-2 hours. Following surgery, there will be swelling and bruising in the abdomen. A compression garment will need to be worn for 6 weeks. Most patients are able to resume a normal work schedule within 1 week and incorporate exercise within 3 weeks. The full effect of surgery should be noticed within 3-6 months. This surgery allows men increased definition of their abdominals.
The cost of male abdominal etching surgery varies based on the extent of surgery. The average cost is around $7,500 to $10,000.
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