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Abdominal Etching


Plastic Surgery in Miami
305.860.0717

Why Dr. Mendieta?

Miami Dr. Constantino Mendieta (M.D., F.A.C.S.) is a board-certified plastic surgeon who offers abdominal etching procedures.

before and after

World-class skill in facial surgery, breast surgery and body sculpting, and versed in all aspects of aesthetic and reconstructive surgery.

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Have you worked on your 6-pack abs for years? Have you still not achieved the physique you deserve? If you want ripped abs and a leaner physique, then let Dr. Mendieta help you fight the good fight.* Reduce that layer of fat that is concealing your abdominal muscles. If you have up to 20% body fat and you also have muscle tissue you have a chance to completely redefine your body and walk out with ripped 6-pack abs.* The procedure lasts about an hour and is performed under general anesthesia as a completely outpatient procedure. The incisions are nearly imperceptible and will fade away substantially over time.* Abdominal etching utilizes liposuction and more specifically the tumescent liposuction technique.

Abs in an hour is your reality.*

With continued exercise and diet to control future weight gain, your new six-pack abs could be long-lasting.* As an abdominal etching candidate you can expect the best possible service and results from Dr. Mendieta and his award winning Miami-based practice.*

*Legal Disclaimer: Individual results may vary; every patient is unique, therefore, no single technique is suited to all cases. Before & after photos and videos are not guarantees that your results will be the same or even similar: each individual patient’s results will be different.

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Abdominal Etching FAQs


  • What is abdominal etching?

    Abdominal etching involves carving areas of fat beneath the skin to give muscular definition. This procedure accentuates existing muscles to create the appearance of a six pack.

  • How much does abdominal etching cost?

    Cost can range from $3,000 to $10,000 and on average costs $6,500.

  • What is the recovery time?

    will need to wear a compression garment 3 weeks following surgery, and only removed when bathing. Avoid weight lifting or anything that creates pressure to the abdominal area for about the first 2 week after surgery. Most can return back to work in a week following surgery, and return to normal physically activity in 3 to 6 weeks.

  • How long does an abdominal etching procedure take?

    The abdominal etching procedure typically takes an hour.

  • How long does abdominal etching last?

    The results are long lasting as long as you maintain healthy diet and exercise.

  • Who is a candidate for abdominal etching?

    A good candidate is someone in good health, has realistic expectations and intends to maintain results with exercise and a healthy diet. candidates may be those who have already undergone a liposuction or tummy tuck surgery and would like to achieve more abdominal definition.

  • Can abdominal etching be combined with other procedures?

    Yes, abdominal etching can be performed with other procedures such as fat redistribution, liposuction, and breast implants.

  • What are the risks involved with abdominal etching?

    Common risks from surgery include infection, bleeding, and scarring, and adverse reaction to anesthesia. Additional risks include loss of skin sensation, and a pulmonary emboli.

  • What should I do or take leading up to an abdominal etching procedure?

    It is essential that you complete a medical evaluation by your surgeon to ensure you are in good health to move forward with thte procedure. If you are smoker you should stop smoking 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after surgery.

  • What type of Anesthesia is used for abdominal etching?

    Abdominal etching is usually performed under general anesthesia. There are some surgeons who use local anesthesia, but you should consult with your surgeon beforehand regarding the best and safest alternative for you.

  • When can I begin exercising after the surgery?

    It is essential to avoid weight lifting or anything that puts pressure to the abdominal area for at least 2 weeks post surgery. You may resume normal physical activity in 3 to 6 weeks, but gradually work your way into a weight lifting regimen within that range.

  • Are there any limitations to what abdominal etching can achieve?

    Abdominal etching can have long-lasting results as long as you are committed to maintaining healthy diet and exercise.

  • When will I be able to see the results?

    You should see complete results in 6 months once your body has had enough time to heal.

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Miami Florida
2310 & 2320 South Dixie Hwy.
Miami, FL 33133
305.860.0717