Dallas, TX | LipoSculpture & Abdominal Etching Surgery by Otto Huertas MD | CosmeticGyn Center
Abdominal etching takes liposuction to the next level. It is a form of liposculpting that removes excess fat between the abdominal muscles, creating indentations that resemble those seen on a six-pack or washboard stomach. With ab etching, your stomach can appear tighter, firmer and more muscular. Ab etching can be performed with traditional liposuction (female or male liposuction) or abdominoplasty, but differs from these two procedures. Liposuction of the abdominal area removes pockets of fat, but does not involve the same level of detailing as ab etching. Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, removes extra fat and skin and tightens the muscles in the abdominal wall, but it is also less effective than abdominal etching for fine-tuned sculpting. Abdominal Etching: Is It Right for You? This liposculpting procedure may be the final step in a dramatic transformation that starts with massive weight loss and other cosmetic surgeries, or it may be the sole procedure necessary to do what all your Pilates and stomach crunches can’t do. Abdominal etching is not for everyone. The ideal candidate should be physically fit and have naturally athletic-looking abdominal muscles but with relatively small pockets of fat in the abdominal area. If your total body fat is more than 18 percent, you are likely not an appropriate candidate for abdominal etching. The best way to assess your candidacy is to schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Start this process now.