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.
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"It is hard to put into words how very happy I am now that I have had the Mommy Makeover. After all of the exercising and dieting I did after my last pregnancy, the loose tummy skin and drooping, smaller breasts and stubborn fat, uhhh so frustrating. So with Dr. Bernett's s t outstanding treatment and very caring manner, I feel like a new person! There is no other way to describe it. I am happy being a mom of course even before the surgery, but now I am so very happy with my improved look : )"- Anonymous / RateMDs / May 31, 2015
"I feel like a new person after my Mommy Makeover! I recently was treated by Dr. Bernett, and I couldn't be happier. After my last pregnancy my body changed a lot, not only weight gain, also drooping breast and the loose tummy skin. I did a good amount of exercise and was careful with my diet, but the drooping, and loose skin did not improve much. Plus some areas of fat are just darned stubborn! Now that those trouble areas are lifted and tightened, I truly feel so much better. Dr. Bernett really took care of me and was careful and caring all the way. Everything looks great, and I am feeling so much better !!!"- H.M. / Wellness / May 30, 2015
"I am very happy with the procedures Dr. Bernett did for me. I had a face and neck tightening procedure which removed some fat and tightened my skin. As I am getting older, I also gained a little weight. My cheeks and chin were sagging, and I was getting a double chin. Now, I look ten years younger and feel better, too! I did a laser firming treatment for my entire face and my skin looks really beautiful. Several of my colleagues from work also went to see Dr. Bernett after they saw my results and were very satisfied. She is professional, very thorough and what I really love is that she takes her time and she cares."- M.N. / Yelp / Apr 22, 2015
"I went to Dr. Bernett to have my implants replaced with smaller ones and a lift. I was never fully happy with my first results 10 years ago and felt m ..."- J.C. / Vitals / Mar 12, 2015
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.