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 won’t cooperate fully. No amount of crunches and sit-ups will yield a well-defined six-pack and tight abdominal muscles for some of us. 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.

Before the procedure, the doctor will make detailed markings of your flexed abdominal muscles, followed by 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. 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 it 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


Doctor is pleasant and knowledgeable

Dr. explained everything thoroughly. She is pleasant and knowledgeable.

The Best Results

The three-four reasons why I keep coming to Glamour Medical spa are Dr. Bachilo, she listens to my goals and provides realistic expectations. The staff, are always welcome and helpful. Services provided are important because Dr. Bachilo has the latest devices and technologies in order to provide the best results. Lastly, the office atmosphere, the office is very clean and nicely decorated which makes it inviting.

Fair Priced!

Knowledgeable, great staff, clean and fair priced.

The doctor was extremely nice

Attentive patient coordinator. The doctor was extremely nice and they both answered all of my questions.

Employees are extremely efficient, professional, and pleasant.

Employees are extremely efficient, professional, and pleasant. Any request is met with a "let me help you" attitude and they always answer the phone. Dr. B. did my treatment and is knows her stuff. Her knowledge and bedside manner is comforting during a procedure.

Realistic expectation of outcomes
P Shot

Very attentive to my medical situation. Good information exchange and a realistic expectation of outcomes. Office staff was also courteous and professional.

It gave me great confidence

Dr. Olga Bachilio was awesome! She made me feel so comfortable and at home and it gave me great confidence in going ahead with the procedure.

Dr. Bachilo is a skilled physician

Dr. Bachilo is a skilled physician who takes her time with patients to ensure that all questions are addressed. Her staff is also very professional. Hopeful for the longer-term benefits from the procedure.

Excellent Results!

Within 48 hours I experienced excellent results that have continued since.

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 hydrafacials are GREAT!!! I am so thankful for Dr. Bachilo’s advice and knowledge of what looks good and what will be realistic. GREAT SURGEON!!!

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