hi i went to a plastic surgeon last week and we discussed gynacamastea surgery and liposuction of the lower abdomen. i am only 60 kg. what i found is that my doctor doesnt do etching which is what i would love to have aswell. however what i would also like to know is that will i stll get great results with liposuction alone without the etching? and is it better to get etching done seperatly if i wanted to at a later date? or find sumone that can do it all?

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Gynecomastia Surgery and Abdominal Etching

    The gynecomastia surgery and abdominal etching can be performed at the same time.  If you are thin anyway, then etching makes sense.  This basically involves selectively liposuctioning the areas outlining the rectus abdominis muscles.  Kenneth Hughes, MD male breast reduction Los Angeles, CA

Gynecomastia Reduction Can Be Combined with Abdominal Etching

Thank you for your question.  Abdominal etching is often combined with gynecomastia reduction with liposuction.  It is an excellent combination to restore the chest and abdomen in men.  If that is the procedure that you are most interested in, you should seek consultation from a center who performs these procedures in combination.  Examples can be seen at  best of luck with your search!

Exercise the key to contouring the abdomen

There are many techniques that are frequently done to improve the appearance of the abdomen.   Personally I am not a big fan of overly removing fat of the abdomen.  In most cases, following surgery, you can tone the abdomen with exercise.  

Jeffrey Zwiren, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Abdominal Liposuction and Gynecomastia

Etching may be very useful in some patients to help define the musculature.Etching does not work by itself, it is done in conjunction with diet and exercise.

Liposuction and "etching"

Improving the contour of the abdomen and "bringing out" the abdominal musculature depends upon your anatomy and the technique used.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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