Abdominal Etching in Houston, TX
Sometimes, no matter how hard you hit the gym, your body just won’t cooperate fully. For some of us, no amount of crunches and sit-ups will yield a well-defined six-pack and tight abdominal muscles. In those cases, a little cosmetic procedure can do the trick. For patients who are close to their ideal body weight, abdominal etching, also known as liposculpture, is a procedure that may be performed to achieve a sculpted torso with tightness and definition in the abdominal region, commonly known as a “six pack.”
If you’re interested in abdominal etching or liposculpture in Houston, TX, look no further than Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, where Dr. Olga Bachilo, one of Houston’s best-loved and most widely respected plastic surgeons, offers abdominal etching procedures for residents of Houston, Pearland, Katy, Sugar Land, Woodlands, and other communities in the greater Houston area.
What Is Abdominal Etching and how Is It Performed?
Abdominal etching is a procedure that uses liposuction to create a sculpted abdomen and torso, including the commonly termed six-pack, and visible muscular definition of the abdominal muscles in men.
The procedure is performed using a specialized tumescent liposuction technique that suctions away fatty tissue under the skin’s surface to sculpt muscular definition in the abdominal region.
Prior to the procedure, the doctor will make detailed markings of your flexed abdominal muscles, the follow with tiny incisions camouflaged within the abdomen’s natural contours to minimize any scarring. Using these miniscule incisions, the doctor will insert a cannula through which fat is suctioned out in some areas, thinned out in others, and re-shaped to accentuate the abdominal rectus muscles and the linea alba, which is the line that runs down the center of the abdomen.
Abdominal etching procedures are typically performed as an outpatient procedure using general anesthesia at a licensed, accredited surgical facility. The procedure typically takes about an hour to complete.
Most patients report some swelling and bruising in the abdominal region following the procedure, and the doctor will prescribe the use of a compression garment that you must wear for a period of 4-6 weeks. Typically, you should be able to return to work within a week following the procedure, and resume regular exercise after 3-4 weeks. The full effect of your surgery will be noticeable after all swelling subsides and the muscles adjust to their new contours, which can take up to 6 months.
Abdominal etching is ideal for adult men and women who are close to their ideal weight, in relatively good shape, and who maintain a healthy diet and active lifestyle, but desire a more defined abdomen, or “six pack.” Abdominal etching is not a weight loss procedure so is not recommended for candidates who are more than 25-30 pounds above their ideal weight. Please advise your doctor if you are taking any medications, as some medications may have to be suspended temporarily in preparation for this procedure.
If you want to learn more about Abdominal Etching in Houston and surrounding areas, contact Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa today to schedule an introductory consultation with Dr. Olga Bachilo to see if this procedure may be right for you.
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