Abdominal Etching?

hi ive recently had abdomial etching and liposuction and gynacamastea liposuction. what would like to know is that does this mean that when i excercise i WILL actually see better results? as opposed to before surgery i gave up as ihad no tone at all.

Doctor Answers 4

Vaser hi def lipo 4d

I appreciate your question.

Vaser assisted liposuction utilizes ultrasound to emulsify or melt felt prior to removal. It is also used to etch or define the muscles and normal anatomy to enhance the results. I use a specialized technique to remove the deeper fat areas and sculpt the superficial fat, so that one can achieve the goal of having not only a flatter stomach but also a more defined and curvaceous body if wanted. I can use this technique on the arms as well.

I also use the fat removed to graft into the pecs for men or breasts for women as well as into the arms and other areas to further enhance muscle definition.

The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.  Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery and high definition body contouring.


Best of luck!


Dr. Schwartz

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon



Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Abdominal etching

If the abdominal etching was successful, the outline of your abdominal muscles should be more noticeable.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Abdominal Etching?

As is often the case, this question is best asked of your surgeon, who knows you, knows what was done, and has followed your recovery. Without photos it is quite difficult to give a useful prediction. What is defined as abdominal etching varies from surgeon to surgeon. The etching is done with a power-assisted liposuction device just under the skin to encourage more visible definition simulating the "inscriptions" in the rectus abdominis (six-pack) muscle. Results should be at least somewhat independent of the muscle development itself.

All the best. 

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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Abdominal Etching

  I would not exercise until cleared by your surgeon.   If you are healed to the point where you can exercise, exercise will definitely help decrease the subcutaneous tissue and allow for a slimmer result and better contours.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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