Abdominal Etching in Houston, TX

Surgery Overview
  • AnesthesiaGeneral
  • Surgery Length1 to 2 Hours
  • Recovery Time1 Week


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 minuscule 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.


Who Should Consider Abdominal Etching?

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.

What's Next?
Ready for the etched abs?

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.

Our Testimonials


I Am so Happy with My Breast Implant Results
Tamera Danna

Dr. Bachilo is such a wonderful surgeon. I am so happy with my breast implant results. Several friends who also had surgical procedures with Dr. Bachilo are extremely thrilled with her expertise! Eva does such a fantastic job on facials and skin treatments. The hydro facials are GREAT!!! I am so thankful for Dr. Bachilo’s advice and knowledge of what looks good and what will be realistic. GREAT SURGEON!!!

Clean place, friendly personnel, professional care
Lika Aslan

nice, clean place, friendly personnel, professional care. Easy to make an appointment and they never make you wait. - Google

This place will not disappoint!
Karmen Mataro

Beautiful office the staff are all very knowledgeable and the doctor has a wonderful bedside manner. You can purchase medical grade skin care products, have a facial, recieve botox and fillers, take a health and fitness class, have noninvasive procedures (my new fav emsculpt) and finally get your body back from childbirth with a custom mommy make over. This place will not disappoint! - Facebook

Azmi Attia

My wife looks better every visit. This is great place to look your best and they treat her A++++++ - Google

Dr. Bachilo is an incredible doctor
Megan Shea

Dr. Bachilo is an incredible doctor and has a very friendly and kind personality. I had been to many plastic surgeons and none made me feel comfortable and respected the way she did when talking with her. I will continue to see her no matter where I am in the U.S. - Google

Dr. Bachilo is excellent bedside manner.

Dr. Bachilo performed this procedure on me in March 2019. I am a 50-year-old female, 5‘4“, 170 pounds. Dr. Bachilo removed 10 L of fat, which is a very aggressive surgery. I felt comfortable with her, and asked her to push the limits, which she did. I spent the night in the hospital as a precaution as my blood pressure dropped and needed to be stabilized and monitored. Dr. Bachilo is excellent bedside manner. She checked on me several times during the day and night before I left. I am now 8 days post-op and pleased with the results. - RealSelf

She has been wonderful
Lindsey Coats

Dr. Bachilo has now completed an arm lift and thigh lift for me. She has been wonderful with me through both procedures and her work is remarkable. I have asked a lot of her throughout both procedures that are difficult enough without me asking her to go above and beyond. She continues to deliver truly incredible results. - Google

I recommend Dr.bachilo!!!
Diana Rosas

She needs to be cloned!

Dr. Bachilo is warm, and very welcoming. She explains the procedure clearly, listens intently, and answers all of my questions. She is extremely knowledgeable and is an excellent, skilled surgery. I recommend her to all of my friends and family. She needs to be cloned! - HealthGrade

I Am so Thankful We Found Olga!
Elvira V.

I am so thankful we found Olga! She has changed my life! I've gotten breast augmentation with Olga, I went to 3 different surgeons for a consultation and the moment I met Olga my mom and I both knew she was the one. She was so personal, warm and made me feel like my concerns were her priority! She was always there for me, before and after the surgery. Answering my late night texts and making sure I was in a good place. My mom has also gotten treatments at their med spa and she couldn't be happier with her results. All the staff are very sweet, kind and welcoming! I would highly recommend this place! - Yelp

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