Abdominal Etching is a surgical procedure designed to sculpt the abs and shape the abdominal contour. Candidates for surgery include patients with focused areas of fatty deposits along the abdomen that do not respond to diet and exercise. Patient who does not have significant stretch marks.
Abdominal Etching typically takes 1-2 hours to complete under local anesthesia. A small liposuction incision placed in the lower abdomen and belly button.
The recovery following Abdominal Etching takes 1-2 weeks period when the patient needs to avoid heavy lifting or strenuous exercise. No sutures, all absorbable. Patients are often able to return to work within 7 days, However strenuous activity and exercise will be postponed for four weeks.