Frequently Asked Questions on Abdominal Etching

by | Published on Apr 20, 2018 | Abdominal Liposuction/Stomach Liposuction

Achieving a lean, masculine washboard stomach is difficult even with rigorous diets and exercise. Abdominal etching or male abdominal liposuction is a feasible option for those who want a sleek, well-defined body.  According to an article published by, experts predicted that abdominal etching will be growing male liposuction trend in 2018. This safe and effective procedure is an ideal option for men striving to achieve a truly masculine look by improving the definition of the abdominal muscles. The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia using the Smartlipo Triplex laser liposuction device.

Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about abdominal etching or male abdominal liposuction:

  • What is abdominal etching?

Abdominal etching is a minimally invasive liposuction procedure that eliminates tummy fat and brings back the stomach’s natural contour in men. It is considered to be a good option for those who exercise and have not been able to develop six pack abs. High definition laser liposuction accentuates the underlying muscles by removing fat selectively from between the muscle groups, producing the highly coveted “six-pack” appearance. It can be provided along with other plastic surgery procedures or as a standalone procedure.

  • Who is a good candidate for the treatment?

Those who find hard to achieve a lean, masculine physique even after strenuous diets and exercise can consider this procedure. To be a good candidate you should be in good health without any serious medical issues. Candidates who have had tummy tuck surgery or liposuction can also consider abdominal etching to achieve a fitter and more chiseled appearance. This procedure is not suitable for patients who have excessive weight to lose and unrealistic expectations.

  • What does the procedure involve? 

The procedure involves high definition laser liposuction using the Smartlipo Triplex workstation. With three powerful wavelengths, 1440, 1064 and 1320 nm, this workstation helps the surgeon provide the desired degree of etching. Abdominal etching is much more than standard laser lipolysis that removes excess fat and tightens the skin. The surgeon will first mark the abdominal area to define the six pack and identify the exact areas from where excess fat needs to be removed. The small cannula of the laser lipo workstation will be inserted under the skin through a small incision. Laser energy will be delivered to liquefy the fat in the marked areas so that it can be easily suctioned out. The abdominal fat is removed and the area is contoured in such as way as to enhance muscle definition.

  • What type of anesthesia is used for this treatment?

Minimally-invasive male abdominal liposuction is performed using local anesthesia on an outpatient basis, reducing the risk of post-operative complications. Patients remain awake throughout the procedure and can usually go home the same day.

  • What are the benefits of laser liposuction?

Abdominal laser etching done using Smartlipo Triplex offers many benefits:

  • Reduced treatment time and downtime
  • Minimal pain discomfort
  • Fast recovery
  • What does recovery involve and how long will it take?

The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis using Smartlipo Triplex laser liposuction. This reduces the risk of post-operative complications and minimizes recovery time compared to conventional liposuction. Following your plastic surgeon’s post-op instructions is crucial for speedy recovery and healing after abdominal etching.

  • When can I expect to see the results and how long will they last?

Final results will become visible within six months after the procedure or after the body has completely healed. As results may vary based on individual considerations, you should have realistic expectations.

People who are naturally thin and maintain a low-fat diet have an edge over others when it comes to outcomes. The results of the procedure show up quickly if the patient has negligible body fat, and improves workouts. The longevity of the surgical results depends on maintaining a healthy lifestyle with proper diet and sufficient exercise.

AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practices provide Smartlipo in NYC. If you are considering the treatment, find a reliable facility that offers the service of surgeons who are experts in performing the procedure. A reliable surgeon will evaluate your concerns, provide customized treatment to address them, and help you achieve a manly physique. They will be ready to answer all your questions and show you before and after pictures of abdominal liposuction of previous patients. Viewing these images will give you an idea about the surgeon’s skill and the extent of changes that the procedure can bring about.

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