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
"68 year old woman, overweight and tired of being miserable - I am a 68 year old woman, over weight and tired of being miserable. I had suffered with large breast since middle school; my breast just kept getting larger and my back and neck always hurt. I was in a car accident in 2011, broke my back, neck, collar bone, ripped Rotator cuff and concussion. I went through many surgeries plus procedures to help the swelling in my neck. Needless to say but I put on weight and my breasts were getting bigger and bigger. I made up my mind to have a breast reduction and help with the migraines and back/neck pain. Dr Fara is wonderful, he fully explained the procedure and what he can do for me. I am ecstatic over my results. I love my new breast and I do mean love! Very happy. Dr. Fara is kind and has a great bedside manner too. Called everyday after the surgery to make sure I was good. I listened to him before the surgery and started my high protein diet and I was doing exactly as he needed for me to be a success. Day of surgery, his staff and nurses were fantastic. I am 5 weeks out and I feel great, the itching is controllable, the incisions are healing nicely. I have itty-bitty titties now. Yeah, Dr. Fara, you are a rock star. I saw the pictures of before the surgery and I almost cried. Thank you, thank you, thank you Dr. Fara."- S. / RealSelf / Mar 09, 2023
"Skills Are Unmatched !!!! The Best ! - 3 Breast Augmentations with Dr. Fara. I have changed sizes and now I am headed back again for the 4th surgery in 30yrs. I met Dr. Fara in my 20’s and -I am now in my 50s. He is the absolute Best ! His skills are unmatched ! Thank You to his team! Ask for Judy !! She is always going above and beyond making things flow easily !!!"- I. / RealSelf / Feb 28, 2023
"From my very first consultation, I knew that I was in the best hands - I just wanted to take this time out to express how overwhelmingly happy I am with my Tummy Tuck results. The process of finding Dr. Movagharnia Fara who is a BOARD CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON with over 20 plus years of experience was very easy. I was referred to him by my best friend who has had a few procedures with Dr. Fara, and her resluts and overall experience were AMAZING! From my very first consultation, I knew that I was in the best hands. I expressed to Dr. Fara how unhappy I had been for years with the excess skin and fat on my stomach. He assessed my concerns and assured me that he would be able to give me a flatter tummy. He was very thorough with the details of the surgery and was able to answer every question and concerned that I had with very honest responses. I knew immediately after my consultation that this was the Dr. I wanted to move forward with. He gave me very precise instructions to prepare for my Tummytuck and 2 months later on November 21, 2022, my life changed forever. I am now 4 weeks post-op and I am so HAPPY with my results. I feel very blessed that I chose Dr. Fara and I look forward to the positive progression that I will have through out my healing process. Thank You Dr, FARA!!!! You are the ABSOLUTE BEST PLASTIC SURGEON EVER.......God Bless you, and your AMAZING STAFF, Mrs. JUDY and Mrs. FARA.Sincerely,Lynese Doukoure"- A. / RealSelf / Dec 23, 2022
"Tummy tuck - The before and after care was excellent hands down - Dr Movagharnia : Is the best surgeon I have ever Had. I drove from Brunswick GA to Atlanta for my procedure and it was worth every mile! The before and after care was excellent hands down ! I needed him one evening and he texted me back at 2:00 am in the morning.! Because I was so far he had me to make videos and send them to him.I am so happy with my results.!!"- I. / RealSelf / Oct 26, 2022
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.