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.
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
"Bbl redo lipo - Amazing work I love my new body thank you"- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 17, 2019
"Consultation - pleased with my experience so far - Hey everyone I just to start my thread with how pleased I am with my experience so far. My consult with Dr. Movagharnia was wonderful. I truly believe I was in the right hands. He was my 4th consult and I can say nobody I seen before could even come close to the experience I had with him. He gave me realistic goals and he was confident he could achieve the results I was looking for."- K. / RealSelf / Mar 03, 2020
"A wonderful surgeon and person! - I am so glad that I found Dr Movagharnia! I rarely write reviews, but I had to do this one. The decision to go under the knife can be an extremely scary and difficult one. I want to share that I have had a wonderful, life-changing experience with Dr Movagharnia. I went to him for help with a botched surgery outcome at the hands of another well-known Atlanta surgeon. My experience with him has been nothing short of redeeming and therapeutic. Dr Movagharnia is not only a skilled surgeon, but a genuinely caring, gentle, and hard-working person. During my consultation and preparatory appointments, Dr Movagharnia went to great lengths to ensure that he understood what I hoped for, and that I understood what my options were and what he could do. He shared his expertise honestly so that I could make informed decisions. He went over my chosen procedures in detail, letting me in on every decision that I had previously been excluded from. I’m happy with the transformation that is happening for me, and to know that this was done by Dr Movagharnia! He has truly partnered with me throughout this process. My recovery from the surgery was so much easier than I anticipated, and from experience, I know to attribute this to his gentle precision in the operating room. I was off my pain medication in one week. His sutures were actually beautiful. He followed up to make sure I was doing well after surgery, even over the weekend and after hours. The people working in the office are such friendly, kind people too! Judy responds to every email or call within one day. I feel cared for, and went under anesthesia knowing I was in good hands. I’ve been treated with such kind attention and am so appreciative. Though I’m still healing and my final results will not be evident for another 2-3 months, I’m already amazed and excited! Dr Movagharnia takes pride in his artistry and his ethic, loves what he does, and empowers his patients before and after surgery with information, with proper preparation, and with post-surgery exercises to facilitate healing and best result. He wants his patients to feel proud and be happy and healthy. He has been here for me every step of the way and sincerely wants to make sure we achieve the best possible result. I have had every question or concern immediately addressed. It is critical to be in the care of someone skilled and compassionate. I recommend Dr Movagharnia. He is exactly the kind of doctor I want my family and friends to see."- S.A. / RealSelf / Dec 06, 2019
"Exceeded my Tummy Tuck Expectations Totally! - I am totally satisfied with my results from Dr. Fara!! I had TT, MR, 2hernia repair and lipo to sides. He was my 1st consultation of 4 consults. I knew he was the right surgeon for me. Never once did he inquire about my weight. He looked at me and told me what he could do and never did i imagine my results would be this awesome. I am 28 days po and everything has gone so smoothly. At my 1st consult i weighed 227lbs in May 2019. I was 215lbs at the time of surgery on Oct 9 2019. Im down to 207 post op. Im at a loss for words. My stomach looks better now than it did prior to my pregnancies. Im 47 with 2 kids ages 22 and 27. I recommend Dr. Fara Movagharnia 100%!"- C. / RealSelf / Nov 05, 2019
"I look 25 again, body wise - "First and foremost, I want to say to any and everyone who listens, you will NEVER find a better Doctor than Fara Movagharnia." Not only he, but his staff is extraordinary. Well trained, professional, caring, attentive, personal and compassionate. From the beginning to the end and even now 2 weeks after my surgery they're still engaged in my well being, mental and physical. I'm very pleased with my outcome and results, I look 25 again, body wise. LOL!"- 1. / RealSelf / Nov 05, 2019
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.
Plan Your Procedure
- 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
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.