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VASER Hi-Def Abdominal Etching Patient 2

Abdominal etching is a liposuction procedure designed by Dr. Mentz in 1991 to contour the abdomen and waist for male patients to maximize the athletic appearance. Depending upon how thick the layer of tissue over these muscles is, the procedure is usually accomplished by sculpting the overlying tissue to the shape of a healthy “six pack.” If the layer is too thin, it may also be necessary to do some micro fat grafting over each section of the six pack.” This enables us to emphasize the muscular appearance even more when performing abdominal etching.

The abdominal etching procedure is simple and is usually performed in less than one hour under local anesthesia. While the patient is asleep, fat is selectively removed through a small hollow tube inserted through one or more tiny incisions. Most of these incisions are hidden in the pubic hair and in natural creases of the body leaving only very small scars. The abdomen is suctioned to thin the fat pad, then more aggressively over the external obliques, lineal alba, and transverse inscriptions. This technique reveals and enhances the muscular contour to achieve a more athletic appearance. Recovery is usually 3 to 5 days and patients usually are back to workouts within a week.

The procedure does not interfere with the function of the muscles in any way, and you can resume your workout within a week or two, depending on what other procedures are done.

One of the really nice things about this is that the procedure itself results in a bit of swelling, and the “six pack” appears only gradually as the swelling subsides, very much as it would appear gradually if you began working out vigorously. It does not change overnight so it would look to anyone else in your gym like you were doing this on your own.

Male abdominal etching is not a substitute for weight loss, and the best candidates are of relatively normal weight with isolated pockets of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise.

If you like the results you see here, request your appointment to learn more about how this procedure can help you achieve your ideal appearance. We encourage you to print your favorite photos and bring them with you during your consultation to help communicate your goals and expectations.

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and results may not occur for all patients. These photos are of an actual patient of our practice who has provided consent to display their pictures online.