The abdominals are the most challenging muscle to build. They can remain hidden under a small fatty layer of skin despite intensive dieting and tireless training. As a result, it usually takes years to achieve rock-hard abs, and even then, it can be challenging for you to see the results you desire. However, don’t give up just yet! At 4 Beauty Aesthetic Institute for Plastic Surgery in Miami with Dr. Mendieta, we offer abdominal etching – a far quicker way to achieve that chiseled six-pack you’ve always wanted.
How Does Abdominal Etching Work?
Abdominal etching uses liposuction to remove excess fat in selective areas from the abdominal region. The procedure reveals the hidden muscles for a more defined and muscular appearance. While you don’t need to be in top shape to undergo abdominal etching, the more muscle tone a patient naturally has, the better the result.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Constantino Mendieta will trace detailed markings on the abdominal area to outline the six-pack and indicate precisely where fat needs to be removed. These markings also consider the abdomen’s natural curves for a more realistic outcome. Dr. Mendieta then inserts a very thin cannula (a tube that contains a hole) under the skin. Then, he moves the cannula along marked areas to loosen the fat, and a suction device attached to the cannula sucks the fat out through a tube.
Abdominal etching usually takes an hour to complete and recovery is considerably faster than other cosmetic procedures. Most patients can continue normal activities after 2 to 3 weeks. Your abs will become completely visible between 2 to 5 months. However, every patient is unique, and therefore individual results may vary.
Is Abdominal Etching Permanent?
Your abdominal etching results could last for a very long time if you maintain a healthy diet and regular exercise. However, as you age (or gain weight), you will lose your sculpted stomach.
Are You a Suitable Candidate for Abdominal Etching?
An ideal abdominal etching candidate is a patient who is already relatively lean and, like most cosmetic procedures, in good health.
Abdominal etching is not suitable for patients who:
- Are Overweight
- Have skin damage or loose skin after weight loss
Your rock-hard abs are only a phone call away! Find out more about Dr. Mendieta’s Abdominal Etching Surgery in Miami. Call us at 305-860-0717 or visit our 4 Beauty Aesthetic Institute for Plastic Surgery office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mendieta today.
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