About Abdominal Sculpting
A flat stomach can generally be accomplished through a strict diet and exercise plan, but "washboard" abs are extremely hard to attain and in some cases, impossible to achieve. If you'd like a defined stomach with a visible "six-pack," cosmetic surgeon Dr. Edward M. Zimmerman performs abdominal sculpting (also known as ab etching) at his practice in Las Vegas, NV. An extremely refined liposculpture technique, abdominal etching may be helpful to remove small quantities of stubborn fat from your abdomen to strategically sculpt your ab muscles. Make an appointment at Aesthetic Revolution Las Vegas to find out more information about this procedure.
Abdominal Sculpting Reviews
At your consultation, Dr. Z will examine your body to decide whether you're a good candidate to have abdominal sculpting. You should be at a healthy weight but with stubborn areas of fat covering your abdominal muscles. You should have a low body fat percentage (preferably below 20%) and also have attempted to improve your abdomen using a healthy diet and regular exercise. Due to hormones or genetics, you could naturally be unable to attain defined abs, but thanks to abdominal etching, a flat stomach is now possible.
Dr. Z performs ab etching as an outpatient surgery in a licensed surgical facility with you under anesthesia. Throughout the 1 – 2-hour operation, Dr. Z will create one or more small incisions so he may insert a cannula to remove fatty tissue. Dr. Z normally uses liposculpture methods to loosen and take out fat, but he might also utilize Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL) to get a more defined result. Dr. Z will etch the outline of the abdominal muscles. In order to give you a six-pack, he may also etch the horizontal lines and transverse inscriptions. When the fat is liposuctioned and the stomach muscles are fully defined, Dr. Z will close the incisions using stitches.
What to Expect
After the surgery, you'll be put in a compression garment to minimize swelling and bruising, which should diminish in a couple of weeks. You will feel mild discomfort, but you should feel well enough to return to work in 5 – 7 days and get back to physical exercise in about three weeks. Dr. Z does his best to make the tiniest incisions in your stomach's natural creases so the scars are hard to see when completely healed. Dr. Z or a member of his staff will explain scar care instructions that will help your incisions heal properly.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does abdominal sculpting cost?
The cost of abdominal sculpting or etching will depend on your existing contour and cosmetic goals. During your private consult, Dr. Z will discuss your questions and create a customized treatment plan. Once this is complete, he can estimate your costs. Our office accepts many forms of payment and can help you find low-interest medical financing to help make your treatment more affordable.
Will I have "washboard abs"?
Abdominal etching is a procedure that specifically targets the abdominal muscles to define its contours, giving the appearance of "washboard abs." The reason why it is difficult to achieve the effect with just normal exercise is due to a resistant layer of fat that covers the muscles. To achieve the definition, liposuction targets specific fat pads to chisel out the lines and emphasize muscle tone.
This is a minimally invasive procedure so the incisions are small. Dr. Z will create a small incision to insert the cannula near the belly button or along the natural crease of the abdomen. With proper care, the incision(s) will fade and gradually become unnoticeable over time.
Can I combine with another treatment?
Yes. Many patients opt to combine their abdominal etching with another cosmetic treatment, like gynecomastia, an executive edge, or penile enlargement. During your first visit, be sure to talk to Dr. Z about all your cosmetic goals so he can create a treatment plan that is tailored to your unique needs.
Reveal Your Six-Pack
No matter how hard you work on your core, you might not be able to get a washboard stomach naturally. Abdominal sculpting at Aesthetic Revolution Las Vegas uses liposuction to remove stubborn fat on your stomach and etches the muscle lines so that you can have a six-pack. If you have tried exercise and diet but are still not able to achieve visible muscles, then schedule an appointment with cosmetic surgeon Dr. Z at his practice in Las Vegas, NV to find out more about abdominal sculpting.