The most popular cosmetic procedure for men is Abdominal Etching, also referred to as a six pack surgery. Is it really possible to get a Six Pack through surgery? The answer is Yes, this surgery is performed to enhance the appearance of the abdominal muscles by sculpting the excess fat around the abdominal muscles, and after the Abdominal Etching procedure, the stomach will appear thinner and more muscular.
Am I a candidate for the Six Pack Surgery?
- You may be a candidate for Six Pack Surgery if you are in good general health, fit and with a strong muscular build.
- This surgery is not recommended for people who are overweight.
- Fat should not be more than 20% and be healthy, you are likely to be a candidate for Abdominal Etching.
- Abdominal Etching works best for people with healthy muscles and skin.
- You should also consider your age and skin elasticity when you are realistic about the results of Abdominal Etching.
- People who undergo any type of liposuction must be healthy enough to undergo anesthesia safely.
What is Six Pack Surgery?
- Six Pack Surgery is surgical treatment that includes liposuction around the abdominal area.
- Many boys and girls dedicate a large part of their sports to building abdominal muscles.
- However, even with exercise, it is not possible to get the six pack muscles, as some people find it difficult to extend the thickness of the abdominal muscles, even with strenuous abdominal activities.
- Six Pack Surgery or Abdominal Etching works for those who do not exercise. This procedure is often combined with liposuction on other areas such as the flank and lower back.
is a technique that helps in high-definition fat sculpting,(VAHDL) from the abdominal area to create Six Pack Abs by removing fat from the superficial layer as well as the deep layer to repair the prominent muscles consisting of Six Pack Abs above the navel.
What is Abdominal Etching?
- Abdominal Etching is considered a variety of liposuction procedures, as liposuction is the second most common cosmetic procedure.
- Like traditional liposuction, Abdominal Etching uses suction technology to get rid of fat deposits under the skin, making the Six Pack Abs process unique and these are the results it aims to achieve.
- Instead of removing fat from the middle area in the traditional way to get a slimmer appearance, Abdominal Etching removes fat deposits in an easy way and this type of liposuction produces satisfactory results as the abdominal muscles appear more prominent.
How does Abdominal Etching work?
- Abdominal Etching works similar to traditional liposuction, but there is one important difference.
- The fat deposits that cover the abdominal muscles are carefully sculpted from your body using small incisions, usually around your belly button, called Six Pack Surgery.
- An average Abdominal Etching takes about an hour.
- While you’re standing, your doctor will determine which areas are sculpted and improved.
- You may feel a small amount like your abdominal muscles is pulling.
- Once you are satisfied with the desired result, you will be able to perform the Six Pack Surgery.
- A bandage that matches the drawing will then be applied to your body.
- You will be put into general sleep or sedation, depending on your preference and your doctor’s recommendation.
- The skin on your abdomen is numb because the doctor makes incisions, called ports, to access and remove fat deposits.
- This operation will be done using a scalpel and a cannula pump (a tool for draining fluid or fat deposits).
- Ports are open until the end of the surgery to drain fat, fluid, and blood from your body.
- The incisions are then closed and bandaged and a compression garment is placed over your midsection to make sure the abdomen begins to heal.
- After the fat is removed and the effect of the anesthesia wears off as well, you will have to continue wearing the compression garment until your doctor gives you the green light to get rid of it, usually 4 to 6 weeks.
Risks and side effects
Abdominal Etching is considered a low-risk cosmetic procedure. But this does not mean that there is no risk of complications and side effects.
Common side effects after a liposuction procedure such as a tummy tuck include:
- Nerve and blood vessel damage.
- Skin discoloration.
- Skin bumps or irregular healing.
- fluid buildup
- Anesthesia bruising or headache.
- You may also notice pus or discharge coming from your procedure site. If the pus is greenish or yellow, call your doctor.
- A fever within the days after Abdominal Etching may be an indication of infection.
- Let your doctor understand these side effects, and seek emergency medical help right away if you think you may have an infection.
Preparing for Abdominal Etching
Preparing for a Abdominal Etching can be a similar process to preparing for traditional liposuction. The core part of the method involves a close consultation with a licensed and certified surgeon and you will talk about your expectations for the procedure, as well as any caveats unique to you and health concerns.
- For two weeks before the procedure, you should avoid taking aspirin, herbal supplements, and any medication that will thin the blood and increase the risk of bleeding.
- Your doctor should remember any prescription medications you are taking before the procedure and will even advise you to stop smoking if you are a current smoker.
- Before the procedure, you will have to arrange a trip to and from the hospital where it is performed.
Abdominal Etching vs. traditional liposuction
- Abdominal Etching is similar to liposuction, in preparation for surgery, recovery time, and requirements, but the procedure is very similar.
- Abdominal Etching results are more noticeable and dramatic than traditional liposuction, and it should be more expensive for a provider who has been trained during this procedure and has extensive experience.
- Abdominal sculpting takes into account the advanced of 4D liposuction technique, which means that the results are very specific and target specific areas of the body.
Conventional liposuction is not accurate. However, this indicates that If your Abdominal Etching has not healed properly, or if your body is healing in a way your doctor doesn’t expect, you’ll likely want corrective surgery.
How do you find your doctor for a six-pack surgery?
If you are fascinated by a tummy tuck**, the key step is to speak to a licensed, certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in six pack surgery like Dr. Ali Gaber.
You may want to bring a list of specific questions about cost, recovery time, and what to expect from your results to your in-clinic consultation
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