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.
In The News
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.
"Love my Nose - Was super nervous to get surgery on my face. I did consultations with 3 surgeons in Las Vegas and Dr. Khorsandi was the one I decided was the best fit for me. He is a knowledgeable, honest, experienced and confident surgeon. My friend got a rhinoplasty revision with Dr. Khorsandi and everything turned out amazing, so that put a lot of my nerves at ease. He makes you feel very comfortable in..."- M. / RealSelf / Oct 10, 2017
"I had a rhinoplasty done by Dr. Khorsandi about 3 months ago and couldn't be happier with the results! I had consults with several other surgeons in town, but ended up choosing Dr. Khorsandi because he seemed to perform the procedure much more regularly than the others. Because I had scheduled the surgery about 4 months after my initial consult, Dr. K met with me for a second consult so I could double check that we were on the same page regarding what I had in mind for my nose. I am so incredibly happy with the results; no more dorsal hump, bulbous tip, or hanging columella. It looks very natural and not at all "fake", it's just my nose but better. Overall, I am very happy with the care I received from Dr. Khorsandi and his wonderful medical assistants and would highly recommend their services!!"- O.R. / Yelp / Oct 07, 2017
"So I am updating my review and I'm still giving everyone a 5+ star rating! I did the fraxel on Monday and it's Sunday evening and yes I am still pink but the results are amazing! My hyper pigmentation and most of my texture is gone! I also received a chin implant with Dr K on Wednesday so I'm still swollen with that but I know I'm going to love the result of that as well! Again I need to give a shout put to Mel for being a beast with a laser! She is my go to when it comes to my aesthetic needs and also Dr K for giving me confidence with my profile. I just wish the swelling would go down faster! lol damn lack of patience. Well I now have a laundry list of other things I would like to tweak. And I know VIP is the place I can trust and know I'll get the best work done!"- V.B. / Yelp / Feb 18, 2017
"Dr. Khorsandi is a miracle worker and surgical genius. He is kind, caring and embodies all the skills/knowledge and characteristics you could ever wish for in a doctor. Everyone I have encountered throughout my visits at VIP plastic surgery have all been wonderful. The waiting room area as well as the examination rooms are well kept, clean and comfortable. I have received two surgeries from Dr. Khorsandi and could not be happier with the results. He is a wonderful person and a top notch surgeon."- W. / Healthgrades / Oct 04, 2017
"I'm so happy I chose to go with doctor khorsandi! He is straight to the point, honest, and his work is amazing! He made me feel at home before surgery and checked up on me directly after. He's staff is super sweet and very helpful! They also used Seven Hills Surgery center which was an awesome center! I'm excited to see the finished results and I'll definitely be coming back for more work!"- S.C. / Facebook / Sep 30, 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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