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Do The Final Results Of Liposuction Show Etching on Abs?

hi im 60 kg not fat and i am in need of gyncamastea surgery. what i would like to know is when it comes to liposuction on the abdomin and pec area doess that automatically create the etching everyone is having? or they they two different operations?. would a good doctor perform both regardless? and how do i go about finding the best doctor? i always assumed we all had abs and pecs regardless and it was just covered by layers of fat? im sort of wanting a debulked, skinny,toned, boyish look.

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Liposuction Etching

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This depends on your surgeon and what you've discussed with them. You should make it clear that you'd like good definition of your pecs and abs, and they will most likely adjust surgical techniques to help you achieve this. In general, etching requires patients to have fairly small amounts of fat obscuring the definition of the muscles. For men, those with a total body fat percentage in excess of 18% are usually not candidates. As a result, it is best suited for patients who are fitness models, bodybuilders and athletes. 


Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Abdominal liposuction

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You should discuss your expectations with your surgeons. Liposuction is merely a tool to remove fat in a selective way. What your ultimate goal is will determine what tools will help achieve your appearance. Etching the abdominal fat may be helpful but can only be decided on with an examination.

 

Robin T.W. YUAN

Robin T.W. Yuan, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Abdominal etching with liposuction.

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Liposuction or liposculpture is the process of removing fatty tissue with long narrow cannulas (tubes) from small remote incisions. The difference between liposuction/ sculpture and etching is that the bulk of tissue is removed in the former and detailed superficial suctioning is performed to give the six pack look by thinning some areas and leaving more fatty tissue just beneath the skin to mimic the abdominal muscles. 

These procedures are commonly done at the same setting, but you must discuss this with your surgeon before so she/he is aware of your desires.

You are correct in that we have pects and ab muscles that are covered by fat and skin. The deep chiseled look of body builders is from very little fat hiding the muscle below.

I generally tell people we all have a six pack, some are just hidden in a well-insulated cooler.

Brian J. Lee, MD
Fort Wayne Plastic Surgeon
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