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.
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"My Only Regret is That I Waited 15 Years! - Although I had contemplated a BA for nearly 15 years, I had never had, nor been able to take the time off of work necessary for a proper recovery; while the pandemic seemed like a less than ideal situation, knowing that I wouldn't be rushed back to work was certainly a bonus, and thus I began my consultations. Living in Las Vegas, I met with six local surgeons as well as a remote consultation with a surgeon in Scottsdale, AZ - I wanted to do my due diligence, as well as meet those my girlfriends had recommended so highly.Dr. Edwards has a wonderful bedside manner, and speaks to you with a professionalism that isn't the least bit patronizing (as a medical practitioner myself, it's infuriating to be talked down to, and I can only imagine the frustration as a lay-person.) While I was completing my Vectra scan, he pulled up his previous bodybuilding clients with comparable stats, something no other PS did; we discussed that I wanted a very natural result, that matched my proportions, rather than looking like I came to Vegas to have my breasts done. He was one of two PS I met with who didn't try to coax me into something larger, and I came out of surgery with exactly what we had discussed: 295ccL/310ccR Natrelle Inspira Soft Touch Moderate Profile Silicone Unders. I couldn't have been happier then, and now, seven weeks later, I am still just as elated. At 6WPO, I was cleared to return to the gym, albeit carefully, and have spent the past week testing out different movements from my usual program (excluding chest, obviously) with no issues at all; recovery has genuinely been a breeze."- I. / RealSelf / Jul 28, 2020
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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.