Ab Etching Surgery in Las Vegas, NV

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About Abdominal Etching

A toned stomach can typically be accomplished through a healthy diet plan and exercise; however, washboard abs are very difficult to attain, and in some cases, impossible without cosmetic intervention. If you'd like a defined stomach with a visible six-pack, Plastic Surgery Vegas offers ab etching to men and women at our office in Las Vegas, NV. An extremely refined liposuction technique, abdominal etching may help to remove small quantities of stubborn fat from your belly and define your abdominal muscles. Schedule a consultation at Plastic Surgery Vegas to learn more information on ab etching.

Candidates for ab etching

During your consultation, we will assess your body to determine if you're a good candidate for abdominal etching. To be a good candidate for abdominal etching surgery, you should be within a normal weight range but with isolated areas of fat covering your abdominal muscles. You should have a low body fat percentage (ideally below 20%) and have attempted to improve your stomach using a healthy diet, regular cardio, and stomach strength training. Due to hormones, genetics, or pregnancy, you may naturally be unable to get washboard abs.

Ab etching surgery

Our team performs ab etching as an outpatient surgery in an accredited surgical facility with the patient under anesthesia. Throughout the 1 – 2-hour surgery, we will create one or more small incisions to insert a hollow tube (cannula) to suction fatty tissue. We generally use liposculpture methods to loosen and remove fat, but we may also use Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL) to get a more dramatic etching. We will etch the midline linea alba and the outline of the rectus muscle. In order to reveal a six-pack, we may also etch the horizontal lines and transverse inscriptions. Once the fat is removed and the abdominal muscles are fully defined, we will close the incisions with sutures.

What to Expect

After the procedure, you will be put in a compression garment to minimize swelling and bruising, which should diminish in about two weeks. You will experience moderate to minimal discomfort, but you may feel well enough to go back to work within 5 – 7 days. Our skilled surgical team will do our best to put the tiniest incisions in your body's natural creases, which means the scars are hard to see once completely healed. We will also go over scar care directions that will help your incisions heal properly.

Ab Etching FAQS

When can I expect to see results?
Although many patients will notice a difference soon after their procedure, optimal results will occur after about six months or once the target area has healed. Your body will need time to recover, but the results will reveal a natural, chiseled contour.

How long will my results last?
Typically, most patients will only need one ab etching procedure to achieve the results they desire, and as long as you maintain a healthy weight, your results will be long-lasting. Extreme weight gain will negatively impact your outcomes, which is why we encourage patients to practice a healthy diet and exercise plan.

When can I start working out again?
The majority of patients can resume light workouts after about three weeks, but more strenuous exercise, such as weight lifting and core building, should wait until optimal healing occurs. We will schedule a follow up to monitor your progress and will provide clearance of physical activity once we have deemed it safe.

Reveal Your Six-Pack

No matter how much you work on your core, you might not be able to get a washboard stomach naturally. Abdominal etching at Plastic Surgery Vegas liposuctions the stubborn fat from your stomach and defines the muscle lines so that you'll have a six-pack. If you have tried diet and exercise but are still not able to get visible muscles, schedule an appointment at our office in Las Vegas, NV to find out more about ab etching.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.