What is abdominal etching?
Regular diet and exercise will not always give you the definition that you dream of.
Certain men or women decide to undergo a procedure called abdominal etching, also known as six-pack surgery, to get a more defined abdomen.
The objective of this cosmetic procedure is to accentuate the abdominal muscles and waistline, resulting in a more chiseled look.
It involves the removal of excess fat from predetermined areas of the abdomen, to accentuate the existing muscles underneath.
How is abdominal etching different from liposuction?
Both liposuction and abdominal etching involve the removal of excess fat from predetermined areas of the body.
The difference, however, is that traditional liposuction is performed to get rid of a large volume of stubborn fat from various body parts, including the waist, thighs, buttocks, neck, chin, back, and chest.
Abdominal etching, on the other hand, targets specific regions of the abdomen exclusively in order to accentuate the existing abs and definition.
Who is the ideal candidate for abdominal etching?
Abdominal etching is meant for individuals with a small layer of stubborn abdominal fat. These individuals usually have a healthy lifestyle and diet, with strong abdominal muscles.
You may be the right candidate for this procedure, if you have:
- Difficulties achieving a visible six-pack or defined abdomen
- Overall muscular appearance to your body
- Minimal to moderate fat layer on your stomach
- Healthy diet and exercise routine
What does the abdominal etching procedure consist of?
The surgeon will start by marking the abs on the designated area to be sculpted. While under local or general anesthesia, Dr. Azzi will make tiny incisions in the natural folds of the skin or the belly button. The procedure is very similar to liposuction, however, it is more focused and precise.
Through the incisions, Dr. Azzi will insert a liposuction cannula that will dislodge and vacuum the fat deposits, which are found between your abdominal muscles and your skin.
How much does the procedure cost?
The cost of an abdominal etching procedure will primarily depend on your specific treatment plan.
During the consultation, Dr. Alain Azzi will perform a physical exam, and will discuss your specific needs. A member from our patient care coordination department will subsequently provide you with the details concerning the price of abdominal etching in Montreal.
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