Abdominal etching, also known as stomach liposculpture, is a common cosmetic surgery, typically undergone by men that enhances the appearance of the abdominal muscles through fat removal and stomach sculpting. Irvine plastic surgeon, Dr. Marguerite Bernett, provides this procedure at CosmetiCare as a great option for men wanting to eliminate unwanted stomach fat through liposuction, while accentuating the abdominal muscles through sculpting. It's especially great for those patients who can't achieve their goals through diet and exercise alone.
The ideal candidate is someone in good physical health and who has no more than 20% body fat, but is seeking to have a more visible, well-defined core that has been difficult to achieve with diet and exercise alone.
"Dr. Bernett is truly a professional, highly ethical, supportive, and caring Dr. She is very honest when you receive a consultation. I had my breast reconstruction done with Dr. Barnett. I had breast capsulectomy and she perform an outstanding job on both breast. She fully understood my concerns and met them with very high standards. I would highly recommend Dr. Barnett to anyone that maybe considering breast surgery. My recovery was very easy. Overall, Dr. Bennett is the BEST, thank you."- A.S. / Healthgrades / Sep 14, 2018
"Five Stars - I went to see Dr Bernett for a buttocks implants she and her staff are the best! I am very happy with my results! Dr Bernett and staff are very professional helpful and caring! I would recommend Dr Bernett to everyone I know! She is the best!!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Aug 29, 2018
"Dr Bernett and her staff are the best! They are caring and very helpful! Dr Bernett is really caring an with lots of integrity she is with you every step through your surgery. I love my buttocks implants results .Dr Bernett is the only Doctor I will ever go to for any surgical procedure! I love"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Aug 29, 2018
"Dr. Margarita J Bernett - My experience was excellent. I had butt augmentation I love my results. Dr Bernett and staff are very nice and professional. Dr Bernett was always caring and there for me through out the journey. I totally recommend Dr Berrett!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Aug 15, 2018
"My inquiry re: Botox was fully explained by Dr. Burnette. She took an inordinate amount of time to answer all of my concerns while discussing other procedures in detail. Very open, warm and friendly person as well."- J.W. / Wellness / Aug 12, 2018
What to Expect
The abdominal etching procedure generally lasts about an hour and is performed as an outpatient surgery under general anesthesia. Each patient’s results will vary depending on their body type and needs. Liposuction is used to remove excess fat, and then the remaining fat is manipulated, massaged, and repositioned so that it creates a rippling effect that resembles abdominal muscles.
Ab Etching Recovery
Following the procedure, swelling and bruising of the abdomen will occur. Patients will need to wear a compression garment for 3 - 6 weeks during the healing process. Full results of this procedure will not be seen until almost 6 months following the procedure. It is suggested that patients follow aftercare instructions precisely for best and true results. It is also important to maintain a healthy lifestyle so that the final results are not compromised.
The cost of abdominal etching surgery varies based on the needs of the patient. Those considering this surgery should expect to pay between $2,500 and $5,000.
Plan Your Procedure
Get Chiseled Abs Today!
If you have worked hard in the gym to get that six-pack ab effect, but you are not getting the results you desire, call our cosmetic surgery office today and learn more about abdominal etching surgery. Healthy patients who are in good shape, but who have some excess fat within the abdominal region may benefit greatly from this procedure to help attain the chiseled look that hours in the gym have failed to achieve. We look forward to discussing and evaluating your cosmetic surgery needs.