Abdominal Etching: Can Lipo Be Used to “Re-Shape” Your Abs?
Summer is quickly approaching, which means months of hard work at the gym are finally going to get put to the test. But even after the hundreds of crunches, planks, ab wheels, and kettlebell exercises, for many people, it simply isn’t enough. They still have pockets of fat in places they do not want and cannot seem to have a single ab poke through their middle section. The good news is that liposuction on your stomach — and in particular, abdominal etching — can change all of that.
How Liposuction on Your Stomach Can Work as Abdominal Etching
With nearly 250,000 liposuction procedures performed in the United States alone in 2017, stomach liposuction has become the second most popular cosmetic procedure. Contrary to most people’s understanding, however, liposuction is more than just removing fat (though that is, of course, a part of it). Instead of simply removing the fat altogether, liposuction on the stomach can be utilized as an abdominal etching procedure where your surgeon reformats and reshapes abdominal fat to look toned and muscular.
This particular type of abs surgery is the perfect solution for those who work out and diet tirelessly but just can’t seem to get rid of the stubborn fat around their midsections. Unlike other stomach liposuction procedures that may remove extra fat found on someone who is already slightly overweight, abdominal etching helps trim and tone the midsection of an already fit and healthy individual. After about four weeks of postoperative recovery, patients end up with their own built-in six pack which can last up to five years after the first procedure.
The best part about this form of abs surgery is that it is for both men and women. The main difference in procedures tends to be how much fat is removed, which areas fat is removed from, the density of the fat, and the overall physical goal. Women naturally carry more fat than men from the waist down; so while women usually have more fat removed from a larger portion or area of their body, men typically use abdominal etching to target smaller areas they are looking to improve. For instance, many men use abdominal etching to “spot correct” their abdomens, chest, neck, and back, while women usually request general liposuction on their stomach, waist, thighs, and butt for an overall more toned appearance.
While getting your dream body may sound amazing, it is also important to remember the risks involved and to talk to your doctor about them thoroughly. It is also crucial for patients to understand that though your abs will have the appearance of being fit and toned, your baseline muscular strength will not change after this ab surgery. Similarly, though your stomach’s muscular wall will not be operated on during this procedure, you will still need to allow yourself to recover fully before returning to your normal daily activities.
That’s where Pearl Recovery and Wellness can help. As Beverly Hills’ premier recovery center, Pearl Recovery can help create an individualized care program that pampers your healing body and promotes quick recovery after your procedure. With over ten years of cosmetic surgery postoperative care experience, our team of experienced nurses understand the nuances of a body healing from abdominal etching and liposuction on the stomach. During your stay, you will rest in a modern luxury hotel room in Beverly Hills, all while having your daily nutrition — such as customized post surgery juice cleanses — and care needs attended to by our trained nurses.
After you sculpt the body of your dreams, recover in peace at Pearl Wellness. Contact us today to learn more about our suite of recovery services.