Reveal your washboard stomach with ab-defining magic
Abdominal sculpting is popular among men who desire a more cut and defined look. You may work out at the gym every day, and still, your washboard stomach remains hidden beneath a thin layer of fat. You may have noticed love handles as the years go by. Ab sculpting surgery, otherwise known as abdominal etching, is a liposuction procedure that removes fat to accentuate the underlying muscles of the abdominal wall.
What can I expect?Because abdominal etching removes precise lines of fat to reveal the patient’s natural muscle tone, the best candidates already have well-toned underlying abdominals that can be emphasized by liposuction.
The procedure takes 1-2 hours, and can be performed as an outpatient procedure under either sedation or general anesthesia. Before surgery, Dr. Schwarz will outline the patient’s abdominal muscles and use them as a guide during the liposuction. During the procedure, several small incisions are made in the natural creases of the abdomen and in the belly button. A cannula (thin metal tube) is then inserted through the incisions to sculpt the abs by removing excess fat along the lines of the patient’s abdominal muscles. The four or five scars are very small - only about an eighth or a quarter inch in length.