Abdominal Etching

Abdominal Etching Overview

For those men and women who desire to have a cut, defined abdomen, Abdominal Etching can give them natural, athletic-looking underlying muscles. This procedure involves liposuction, which creates ripples in the abdominal area, to show greater detail in the underlying abdominal muscles.

Patients who have liposuction and who have localized fat deposits, can get additional improvements by having abdominal etching. Abdominal Etching can also give patients who have undergone tummy tuck a way to achieve a more athletic-looking appearance.

Abdominal Etching is performed by making several small incisions in the belly button or along the natural creases of the abdomen, to reduce visibility of the incisions. With a cannula, the surgeon removes excess fat and skin. The surgeon then makes sculpted grooves in the fat layers, which emphasizes a muscular appearance. The incisions are very well hidden in the natural body creases of the body and leave very small scars.

When you use 1800mySurgeon, you are assured of making an informed decision because all of our Plastic Surgeons are prescreened and continually monitored. The qualified patient coordinators at 1800mySurgeon are prepared to help you find Abdominal Etching Plastic Surgeons in your area, who specialize in Abdominal Etching procedures, or we can provide a background check on any surgeon you choose.

Having Realistic Expectations for Abdominal Etching

Being honest with yourself about how your body will change and how those changes will affect your life is important. Disappointment may happen, especially if you believe plastic surgery will fix your life problems, save your marriage or cure depression. Having Abdominal Etching will result in an athletic-looking abdomen. An athletic-looking abdomen may boost your self-confidence, but that won’t change who you are or the way other people feel about you.

Questions to Ask Your Prospective Surgeon

Once you've made an appointment for a consultation, take the time to prepare a list of questions and concerns you want to address with your prospective surgeon. The consultation is your opportunity to assess the surgeon as much as it is their opportunity to determine your candidacy for the procedure. Take your time, be thorough and know that you are never required to commit to a procedure or a surgeon because you've had a consultation, even if the consultation is free.

Abdominal Etching involves different techniques. Some plastic surgeons will use different techniques to achieve successful Abdominal Etching. You want to make sure that you choose a plastic surgeon whose work you admire. You will be able to see the outcome of some of their laser treatments by looking at before-and-after pictures. Have the plastic surgeon thoroughly explain their procedure and why they value a certain technique more than others.

Make sure to speak to the anesthesiologist before you schedule a surgery, and inform them of any allergies or reactions you have to any medications. Make sure to tell both your surgeon and the anesthesiologist if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.

This list of information may help you compile your questions and may encourage you to do some further research on the many different aspects of Abdominal Etching:

  • Is Abdominal Etching the right procedure for me?
  • Should I have tummy tuck or liposuction along with Abdominal Etching?
  • What type of Anesthesia will be used for the procedure?
  • How long will recovery take? When can I go back to work?
  • What are the costs involved with Abdominal Etching?

If you're consulting with a surgeon from1800mySurgeon, you can rest assured that you will be meeting with a qualified Abdominal Etching Cosmetic Surgeon. If you already have a surgeon in mind, our qualified patient coordinators can also perform a background check before you schedule your consultation. Most importantly, always trust your instincts during the consultation. The success of your surgical experience will be based on how you feel about your surgeon, the surgery, your recovery and your result.

Abdominal Etching Recovery

After the procedure is complete, your surgeon will provide you with a complete post-operative instruction list, to protect your risk of infection. You will be required to wear a medical compression garment for three to six weeks, depending on your surgeon’s directions. Pain, swelling and bruising could occur, and your surgeon will prescribe medication for your comfort.

Patients typically return to normal activities in one to three weeks. Full Abdominal Etching results appear within six months of surgery. Patients notice they fit into clothes better and notice a firmer abdominal area soon after surgery.

Abdominal Etching Risks

Any surgical procedure carries certain risks and the possibility of complications, infection, and adverse reaction to the anesthesia. Make sure your plastic surgeon addresses all of your questions and concerns to your satisfaction.

During your consultation, you will want to ask your surgeon about the following risks:

  • Will I experience bleeding or infection?
  • Will I have excessive scarring?
  • What can I do if I am unhappy with the results?

It is important to remember that no plastic surgeon can guarantee your satisfaction with Abdominal Etching nor can they deny any risk factors. No matter how rarely risks occur, every procedure carries a certain amount of risk, and you have to decide for yourself if your potential desired result is worth the risk.

Long Term Results of Abdominal Etching

While the results of Abdominal Etching are permanent, much like tummy tuck and liposuction, the results really depend on how well you maintain your weight. Dieting and exercising is recommended to extend the life of your Abdominal Etching results.

Choosing Your Surgeon

At 1800mySurgeon, we are here to help you make an informed decision. One of the most important aspects for a successful outcome of your procedure is to choose the right surgeon; therefore all of our Plastic Surgeons are prescreened and continually monitored. We can help you find Abdominal Etching Plastic Surgeons in your area , who specialize in Abdominal Etching, or we can provide a background check on any surgeon.