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What Is Abdominal Etching?

Abdominal etching is also known as six-pack abs surgery or lipo ab etching because it helps reveal well-toned muscles which are obscured by a layer of fat cells. Many men find that no matter how much time they put into physical training and weight loss, they cannot achieve the six-pack abs they want. There are many reasons for this challenge, but scheduling abdominal etching in our Houston, TX center is a fast and effective solution.


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About Men’s Abdominal Etching

Abdominal etching in Houston is a cosmetic surgery procedure for men. Male abdominal etching involves shaping and contouring the abdominal area to give you a flatter stomach and the appearance of a six-pack. If you have well-toned underlying abdominal muscles, abdominal etching will reveal them. The longevity of your results depends on your diet and exercise habits.

Abdominal etching is usually a quick procedure that averages about an hour. Small incisions will be made on your abdomen in inconspicuous areas, and the cannula will be inserted to sculpt the abdominal fat pad. This will remove the excess fat lingering on your abdomen and unveil the toned abdominal muscles hiding underneath.

Benefits of Abdominal Etching

Even those with excellent diet and exercise routines can find themselves struggling with fat that simply won’t budge off their abdomens. Your six-pack is likely hidden beneath the surface of an abdominal fat pad. Abdominal etching for men simply reveals what you’ve already worked to achieve.

Some of the benefits of abdominal etching surgery include:

  • Increased self-esteem
  • Losing inches off the waistline
  • Receiving the “six-pack” many long for
  • Removing isolated fat pockets

Who Is a Good Candidate for Abdominal Etching?

A consultation with Dr. Do will help you determine if ab etching cosmetic surgery is the right choice for you. In general, you are a good candidate for an etching procedure if you:

  • Are at a healthy body weight
  • Have a BMI score of 30 or less
  • Are not a smoker or can quit before the procedure
  • Are healthy enough for cosmetic or reconstructive surgery

What to Expect with Abdominal Surgery in Texas

The abdominal etching procedure starts with a consultation. Dr. Do and his team at the Aesthetic Surgery Institute will evaluate your needs and your desired results, then schedule your procedure as appropriate. Once you are scheduled for six-pack surgery with us, the process is very straightforward.

Before Your Procedure

In the days before your ab etching surgery you should follow Dr. Do’s recommendations, which will likely include:

  • Avoiding alcohol before and after the procedure
  • Avoiding blood thinning medications, which may be prescriptions or OTC medications including ibuprofen and aspirin
  • Scheduling a ride to and from the office on the day of your procedure

During Your Procedure

On the day your procedure is scheduled you will be greeted by our team and begin the process, which includes:

  • Making small incisions on your abdomen in areas they will be least noticeable
  • Using liposuction, fat is removed from specific areas between the skin and abdominal wall to achieve the body contouring effects
  • When each abdominal muscle is sculpted and isolated body fat deposits removed, the incisions are suctured
  • After rest and observation in our post-op area, you will be free to go home the same day

After Your Procedure

Dr. Do will give you specific expectations during your individual consultation about expected recovery times and at-home care of your incisions. For most patients:

  • Individuals who do light or sedentary work may return after a few days off
  • Those with physically demanding jobs or hobbies will need to wait longer before returning to those activities
  • The doctor will advise you on when to return to the gym or full training regimens

What Results Are Possible with Abdominal Etching?

Results may be immediately visible but will improve as swelling subsides after your procedure. There is an art to this kind of body sculpting with liposuction, and results are dependent on choosing a talented surgeon.

Dr. Do has completed thousands of these kinds of procedures and has the experience to reveal the hidden six-pack you have worked and trained to achieve. Maintaining this sculpted appearance will require continued attention to your diet and exercise goals.

Before and After Abdominal Sculpting with Aesthetic Surgery Institute

Before and After Abdominal Sculpting

Before and After Abdominal Sculpting

Scheduling an Abdominal Etching Procedure in Houston

For the best results of your abdominal etching procedure, schedule a free consultation at the Aesthetic Surgery Institute of Houston, TX today. Searching for abdominal etching near me is no substitute for working with a reputable and board-certified cosmetic surgeon with a stellar reputation.

We offer affordable financing and a full suite of compatible procedures that will help you achieve your fitness and aesthetic goals. With more than 15 years of experience as a Houston cosmetic surgery clinic, we know and understand what it takes to properly enhance your life. Call us at (713) 493-7397 to schedule your free consultation today.

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*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person