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Having a sculpted physique can often seem unattainable, despite your best efforts. Even hitting the gym for ab workouts and weights faithfully may not be enough to get the ripped, defined muscles you desire.
More men are shifting to cosmetic surgery for added help achieving the look of their dreams, including celebrities, with the likes of Jersey Shore’s Ronnie getting abdominal etching to boost his confidence and athletic appearance.
There are all kinds of ways that cosmetic techniques are advancing to accommodate men in our growingly visual world. Here is how abdominal etching is helping men ditch the “dad bod” for the “Brad bod.”
What Is Abdominal Etching?
Abdominal etching is a specialized liposuction process that involves the selective removal of fat beneath the skin for a more muscular and masculine definition. Your current muscles will be accentuated with a six-pack look and feel, even bringing out the obliques for a V-shape in the patient looking to produce soft, shallow, or hard lines in the midsection. The more natural muscle tone a patient has, the better the precise removal of fat lines will work in their favor.
Although abdominal etching has great potential to produce promising and long-lasting results, good candidates should also be practicing a healthy diet and exercise habits.
This begins with small incisions in or around the naval or along natural creases of the abdominal wall. The inconspicuous incisions are made to be an entry point for a tube flexible enough to remove excess fat along the lines of the patient’s abdominal muscles. With an artful surgeon at the helm like Dr. Mendieta, patients can expect sculpting of abdominal fat in both superficial and deeper layers, accentuating the verticality and line prominence seen in the grooves of the most sought-after abs.
What Can I Expect From Abdominal Etching?
There’s a reason why abdominal etching is one of the most popular plastic surgeries growing among men. With promising studies to back up abdominal etching results, nearly all patients are satisfied with their outcome months after their surgery.
Recovery itself is considerably fast relative to other cosmetic work, with some patients reporting a spike in their ability to be active without discomfort just a week after surgery. Of course, this is a case-by-case scenario, and typical recovery lasts between two to three weeks before normal activity can be continued. After two to five months, your abs will truly get to shine along with your newly enhanced physique.
When taken care of with proper diet and exercise, this athletic physique can last for years, only slowed by your natural aging process or weight gain.