Abdominal Etching has become a popular means to improve the torso by shaping and defining the abdominal muscles. Liposuction is artfully introduced to provide 3-D sculpturing of the abdominal musculature resulting in a more athletic look. For men who routinely work out and desire more definition, this procedure simply refines and enhances the torso beyond diet and exercise.
Abdominal etching is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia and takes one to two hours to complete.
Compression garments are worn for four weeks to help reduce swelling and bruising and to maintain the newly sculpted shape. Most patients return to work after a week and resume exercise within two to three weeks.