Do you want a six-pack? Do you want your mid-section to stand out? Working out and eating well can give you that sought after stomach, but some of us can’t get to the gym everyday. For those who can, we are jealous! For the rest of us, there is Vaser Hi-Def Abdominal Etching.
Abdominal etching is a sculpting technique used to emphasize the appearance of the vertical muscles in the center of the abdomen, commonly known as the “abs.” By sculpting the abdomen to emphasize these muscles, you are given the appearance that you are incredibly physically fit; in order to produce the same effect by working out you would probably have to work out three or four hours a day every day, and in addition keep your body fat very low. Dr. Anthony P. Lockwood and Dr. Avi Islur will use the Vaser Lipo-selection device for his abdominal etching.
Vaser Hi-Def Abdominal Etching is a liposuction procedure designed by Dr. Mentz in 1991 to contour the abdomen and waist for male and female 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.
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.
In general, our physicialns tend to make the six pack more distinct in men and a little less distinct and chiseled looking in women, which mirrors the normal appearance of healthy women and healthy men. Of course, it can be made either distinct or subtle in either men or women.
How is Vaser Hi-Def Abdominal Etching performed?
Dr. Lockwood or Dr. Islur will selectively remove the fat 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.
Vaser Hi-Def Abdominal Etching 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.
The procedure can take anywhere from 1-2 hours and can be performed under local or general anesthesia in our state-of-the-art surgical facility located at The First Glance Clinic.
What is the recovery like after Vaser Hi-Def Abdominal Etching?
As with most cosmetic surgeries, you will need to take time to recover. The recovery period will be different for each patient depending on the extent of the surgery, the area of the body, and the patient’s health.
Depending on the extent of the Vaser Hi-Def Abdominal Etching, recovery time is very minimal. You will experience minor bruising, swelling and discomfort, which will last a few days to a week. Most people return to work within a few days of the procedure. Strenuous activity should be avoided for 1-2 weeks, but most patients are usually back to workouts within a week. You will be required to wear a compression garment for up to 4-weeks after the surgery.
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.
Are there any risks to Vaser Hi-Def Abdominal Etching?
During your consultation, your physician and his expert medical team will clearly outline all of the necessary precautions you need to take, as well as any postoperative limitations you should follow.
Dr. Lockwood, Dr. Islur and their staff take every necessary precaution to minimize any risk involved with all surgeries or cosmetic procedures.
Check out some amazing before and after photos by clicking here.
Vaser Hi-Def Pectoral Etching for Men
Pectoral Etching was developed by Dr. Mentz in 2004 specifically for athletic men or men who were after a more athletic appearance. Its design is similar to the abdominal etching and is adapted to enhance the appearance of the pectoral muscle. During surgery, the axilla, lateral and inferior borders of the pectoralis major are aggressively liposuctioned. This technique reveals and enhances the muscular appearance of the pectoral muscles.
During pectoral etching, targeted Vaser Liposuction is used along the lower and outer edges of the chest muscles. A modest fat pad is left over the pecs, creating a noticeable contrast outlining the muscle.
Many patients who want the procedure suffer from minor gynecomastia or have lost weight but still have a more feminine-looking chest. Other patients are serious athletes that, despite working out and eating right, cannot develop the masculine, muscular chest they desire. To get a balanced look, these patients often have both abdominal and pectoral etching.
Unlike pectoral implants, etching leaves virtually undetectable scars, has no potential rejection issues and offers permanent results.