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Many men wish to have those perfect six-pack abs. But no matter how much time they spend at the gym, it’s difficult to get the desired results. Abdominal etching surgery, also known as six-pack liposculpture, lipoetching or high-def liposuction, is a non-invasive procedure that uses liposuction to help you achieve abdominal definition. In this article, we will cover the fundamentals of the abdominal etching in Miami so you can decide whether it is right for you.

Six pack surgery candidates

Men that have a small amount of abdominal fat in the body difficult to burn off through diet and exercise alone are the best candidates for this procedure. Candidates should be non-smokers with less than 20% body fat, and adequate abdominals strength. If you are a smoker, you must quit for at least there weeks prior and after the procedure. It’s also crucial you are honest with your doctor about any pre-existing conditions that may interfere with surgery and recovery.

Ideal candidates should have realistic expectations and be willing to maintain a healthy lifestyle so that they can enjoy the results for much longer. Keep in mind that abdominal etching is not a weight loss tool.

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While most patients undergo ab etching under twitlight sedation, general anesthesia is also available. This procedure can be completed in about one hour. First, the surgeon will outline the abdominal appearance as, and several small incisions are made with a small cannula to allow access to the treatment area. A tumescent fluid is then injected into the targeted areas to numb the site, shrink the blood vessels and assist with fat removal. The abdominal tissue is eliminated and contoured through SmartLipo, VASER liposuction or a mixture of both.


During your initial consultation at Adore Plastic Surgery, your surgeon will go over some things to help you understand what abdominal etching is all about. To better determine candidacy, your medical history will be reviewed as well as medications you are currently using and any relevant lifestyle habits. Our surgeons have both the experience and artistic eye to help you reach your goals. Other body contouring procedures such as Smartlipo may be suggested as needed.

What is the cost of ab etching in Miami?

The cost of abdominal etching varies from patient to patient based on the type of liposuction technique chosen. The average price is $5,100.00 to $7,000.00, and it will be assessed during your initial consultation. We also have patient financing available.

FAQs Abdominal Etching surgery

Are there any scars left?

The incisions for ab etching are concealed since they are small and leave minimal scarring. They are usually placed in areas easy to conceal such as the belly button, near the areola, and in the lines between the abdominal muscles. Incision lines will fade overtime, and you will enjoy your contoured stomach for many years to come.

What results should I expect?

As the swelling subsides, you will notice that your abdomen is trimmer with the muscles clearly defined. The skin is tightened beautifully to create natural looking and toned abdominal muscles. Be patient since the results will continue to improve as you recover with the final outcomes seen within six months. The final results will be flattering six-pack abs worth being proud of.

How is recovery like?

Patients are advised you to wear a compression garment for 3 to 6 weeks after surgery. This is an outpatient procedure so you will go home on the same day. Any pain, bruising, and swelling you may experience can be alleviated with proper care and medication. Patients should avoid heavy weights and putting pressure on the treated area for about three weeks as instructed by the surgeon. It’s vital you discuss post-operative instructions with your surgeon during your initial consultation at Adore Plastic Surgery.

What are some of the benefits of ab etching?

Abdominal etching is the perfect solution for men that put time and effort to achieve the body of their dreams without any results. Some benefits this procedure offers include:

  • Less abdominal fat in the midsection
  • Defined abdominal muscles
  • A less invasive procedure, quick, and with less downtime
  • Less scarring
  • Faster recovery than traditional body contouring

What are the risks of abdominal etching?

Just like any other plastic surgery, abdominal etching may carry some risks and complications, which are less common when performed by an experienced surgeon.

  • Reactions to anesthesia
  • Sensitivity in the area
  • Excessive scarring
  • Infections
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Liposuction risks when combined
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