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When you have well-defined abdominal muscles, you want to show them off. The “six pack” appearance is a very desirable feature, but it can be harder to achieve than one might think. Not everyone can obtain the chiseled ab muscle appearance they desire through exercise and diet alone. At Vantage Plastic Surgery, we offer advanced body contouring techniques to achieve six-pack abs, including our abdominal etching procedure.

The abdominal muscles are stacked along each side of the front torso. With the belly button as the center, well-toned abdominal muscles create 3-4 sections on each side, which creates the six-pack appearance. Unfortunately, even when you strengthen and build your abdominal muscles, they may be hidden from view. The abdomen is a common area for fat storage that can put a layer of fat on top of your “six pack.” Abdominal etching is a procedure that can give you the chiseled look you desire with precise and artfully-performed liposuction.

Abdominal Etching and Body Contouring

Like any liposuction procedure, abdominal etching uses specialized medical cannulas and suctioning to remove body fat. Small incisions are made to access the fat layer on top of your abs, then fat is suctioned out to create the desired shape. Unlike traditional liposuction for the abdomen, the etching body contouring technique is very strategic in where the fat is removed. This creates the desired effect of the defined and prominent abdominal muscles.

Abdominal etching can be combined with other body contouring procedures to create the desired appearance. Some patients may have liposuction performed on their waist or lower abdomen along with abdominal etching, creating a slimmer midsection and the six-pack appearance. The recovery from abdominal etching is similar to any other liposuction procedure, usually up to two weeks of downtime.

If you are unsatisfied with the appearance of your abdomen and want the sexy look of six-pack abs, consider exploring abdominal etching. Dr. Alexander Shteynberg at Vantage Plastic Surgery in Manhattan, NY is a highly skilled body contouring specialist who can perform your abdominal etching procedure. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation to learn more about reshaping your abdomen.

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