Abdominal Etching (Stomach Liposculpture) – Atlanta, GA*

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About Ab Etching

For some men, attaining a chiseled six pack is hard and can even be impossible to accomplish no matter how many abdominal exercises they perform. This area is very susceptible to harboring stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise and can be caused by genetics. However, Atlanta, GA plastic surgeon Dr. Fara Movagharnia can eliminate this excess fat and create the toned abs you've been hoping for by performing ab etching. An ab etching procedure at the Center for Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery uses liposculpture (a more precise version of liposuction) to help sculpt the abdominals and present a more contoured, toned look. Please call our practice today to find out if this procedure is right for you.

Ideal Candidates

Ab etching is a procedure that is designed for patients who are close to achieving their ideal body but need a little extra help with removing stubborn fat pockets through liposculpture. Ideally, each candidate will have:

  • Less than 18% total body fat
  • Strong abdominal muscles
  • Maintained a balanced diet and exercise routine
  • A healthy, stable weight

Surgical Technique

An ab etching procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis in around one hour using general or local anesthesia. The first step will be for Dr. Movagharnia to trace the outlines of the muscles to use this as a guide during the fat removal process. Next, he will create very small, discreet incisions typically around the navel area and other natural creases in the skin to help conceal any scarring. A small cannula will be placed inside the incisions to suction out the stubborn fat around the muscles and contour the midsection. Once complete, you will be sent home in a compression garment to heal.

What to Expect

After surgery, you should limit your movement and lifting of heavy objects (over ten pounds) until you are safely cleared by Dr. Movagharnia to do so. If you follow your postoperative care instructions carefully, you should begin to see your final results six months after your surgery, which allows the body enough time to heal and the swelling to subside. As long as you continue to remain active and follow a healthy diet, your results should last for years to come. However, natural aging such as skin sagging and other factors can still alter your results. If this becomes an issue, a tummy tuck can be performed later in life to maintain the desired appearance.

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Average Cost  
$8,000 - $12,500
Recovery Time  
2 - 3 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
3 - 5 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
2 Weeks, 3 Months, 6 Months
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Chiseled Abs Today

If you're tired of putting in consistent time at the gym and following a healthy diet only to still see excess fat on your stomach, then consider an ab etching procedure. This surgical treatment using liposculpture technology can help remove these fat pockets and create a chiseled, defined six pack that you can enjoy for years to come. Call our Atlanta, GA office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Movagharnia.

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*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.