Las Vegas plastic surgeon, Dr. Christopher Khorsandi, is a skillfully trained ab etching surgeon. This modern cosmetic surgery treatment is a non-invasive approach for getting 6-pack abs with the use of high definition liposuction. Essentially, during the treatment, the laser targets fat within the abdominal area and repositions the fat pads so they look like sculpted muscle. Candidates for this procedure are those who are at a healthy weight, in relatively good shape, and who cannot quite achieve the sculpted look they desire with diet and exercise alone. The treatment does not leave visible scarring and under the hands of an experienced surgeon, such as Dr. Khorsandi, a chiseled abdomen can result that looks natural and muscular.
Abdominal etching surgery will either use a hidef lipo approach, such as VASER, or in some cases, a traditional form of liposuction to remove some of the fat pockets in the abdominal region and reshape the existing fat by repositioning it to appear like firm tissue. Dr. Khorsandi will apply specific abdominal patterns depending on the present muscle tone of the patient. The patterns also consider the natural curves of the abdomen for a more realistic effect. Tiny incisions are made along the natural folds so scarring is not an issue with this procedure.
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Dr. Otto Placik recently credited Dr. Khorsandi for the technique of creating abdominal muscles without the use of surgery. In the video below, Dr. Placik explains how this technique works and we see the stunning results it produces.
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"Best surgeon I could have asked for. I've wanted to get a breast augmentation for a while now and it took me 5 years to find the right place. For any procedure, whether it's breast augmentation or lip fillers, Dr. Khorsandi is the person to trust with your body!"- A.G. / Yelp / Nov 11, 2017
All abdominal etching surgeries are performed as an outpatient procedure in an accredited surgical facility. The liposuction approach requires either general anesthesia or IV sedation, and the entire procedure can last up to an hour. Results are not instantly seen after the procedure, because the abdomen is usually swollen and bruised. This will subside in a few weeks. A compression garment is warn in the days following surgery to help in the healing process, as well as to help keep the abdomen tight and firm. Most patients can go back to their routine within 1 to 2 weeks. Exercise must be restricted until advised from the doctor. Within just a few days after surgery, men will notice the rippling effect in their upper and lower stomach, which resembles a toned and muscular looking abdomen.
Abdominal Etching for Men FAQs
Abdominal etching is a procedure that targets the abdominal muscles to define its contours giving the appearance of “washboard abs”. The reason why it is difficult to achieve the effect with just normal exercise is due to a resistant layer of fat that covers the muscles. To achieve the definition, liposuction targets specific fat pads to chisel out the lines and emphasize muscle tone.
The best candidates for this procedure are men who have minimal fat deposit around the abdomen area and have some toned muscle. Active individuals who have a hard time defining their abs are ideal for this procedure. We will measure the fat layer, which should not exceed about 2 inches when pinched. If there’s a thicker layer, an initial liposuction surgery may be recommended or intensive exercise until the required measurements are achieved.
How Does It Work?
Most abdominal etching procedures are performed using tumescent liposuction. The procedure is minimally invasive and only needs incisions 1 to 2 mm long. This allows for the cannula to be inserted while wounds are easily concealed. The liposuction will target a thin layer of fat and soft tissues, and the surgeon will manipulate the internal structures so that the desired sculpted appearance is attained.
This is a minimally invasive procedure so the incisions are small. The doctor will create a cut big enough to insert the cannula near the areola, belly button or along the natural crease of the abdomen. With proper care, the incisions wil fade and gradually become unnoticeable over time.
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- Average Cost
- $15,000 - $25,000
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