Fleming Island Plastic Surgery offers men across central Florida the chance to have sculpted, tighter abs thanks to a new procedure known as abdominal etching. Men who are in good health and at a stable weight but who desire to have that "washboard abs" appearance may be candidates for this surgery. Ab etching enhances the definition of the abdominal muscles by using a special liposuction technique to remove excess fat and manipulate the remaining fat to accentuate a rippling effect. This process requires a skill plastic surgeon with a keen eye so that the results look natural and pleasing. Dr. William A. Wallace provides outstanding outcomes for men using this procedure to help give them the sculpted look they want when diet and exercise alone cannot produce the desired results.
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Abdominal etching is done with a special tumescent liposuction technique. The procedure removes and sculpts fatty tissue residing under the skin. Before the procedure, detailed markings are made of the patient’s flexed abs. During the surgery, small incisions are made within the natural contours of the abdomen. This helps minimize scarring. Through these incisions, fat is removed in some areas, thinned in others, and rearranged to accentuate the abdomen (rectus) muscles and the linea alba (the line running down the center of the abdomen).
All male abdominal etching procedures are performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure at an accredited surgical facility. The surgery typically lasts about an hour. Following surgery, there will be some swelling and bruising in the abdomen. A compression garment should be worn for 3-6 weeks. Most patients are able to resume a normal work schedule within 1 week and incorporate exercise within 3 weeks. The full effect of surgery should be noticed within 6 months. This surgery allows men increased definition of their abdominals.
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Abdominal Etching for Men FAQs
Who is the Ideal Candidate?
The ideal candidate for abdominal etching is a male with up to 20% body fat and preexisting muscle tissue, but who feels let down because he cannot attain “washboard abs”.
Is Liposuction Always Needed?
In most cases, yes. The soft tissue and fat that collects in excess will need to be removed using a liposuction method. There are many liposuction techniques to consider. Some are less invasive and use a mechanism that can help the skin become tighter on the chest wall. These methods can be discussed during your consultation.
What About Scarring?
Incisions for this surgery are well concealed. They are usually placed near the areola or in the lines between the abdominal muscles and are typically small enough that scarring is minimized. Over time, the incision lines will fade and become almost nonexistent for most men.