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About Abdominal Etching/6-Pack

A visible 6-pack in the abdomen is considered to be the hallmark of masculine beauty. Most men long to develop a firm abdomen, but only a few have the extremely low body fat necessary to produce visible abdominal muscle separation. If you’ve been trying to achieve a 6-pack to no avail, it might be time to consider the abdominal etching procedure. Dr. Lisiecki performs the highly personalized abdominal etching procedure using 3D liposculpture techniques, helping you achieve a firm abdomen with a popping 6-pack.

What is abdominal etching?

Abdominal etching is a surgical procedure that involves using specialized liposuction techniques to sculpt a firm and contoured abdomen. Everyone has abdominal muscles, but a “6-pack” can only be visible if the muscles aren’t covered by layers of subcutaneous fat cells. During an abdominal etching procedure, the surgeon suctions away targeted fat cells from the tummy to make the underlying muscles pop prominently. This procedure helps you achieve a highly visible 6-pack abdomen with visible muscle separation.

Abdominal etching can do the following:

  • Removes excess fat pads from the abdominal region
  • Highlight the underlying abdominal muscles
  • Make the 6-pack abdomen pop
  • Make the body look more contoured and chiseled
  • Increase overall masculine appeal and attraction

Candidates for an abdominal etching:

  • Want to achieve a visible 6-pack abdomen
  • Want to remove excess fat cells from the tummy
  • Are close to the ideal body weight
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and a healthy diet
  • Have generally good physical and mental health
  • Are nonsmokers or willing to stop smoking before the procedure
  • Have realistic expectations from the abdominal etching procedure



Dr. Lisiecki’s personalized abdominal etching technique

Dr. Lisiecki performs the highly personalized abdominal etching procedure at his state-of-the-art surgical center under general anesthesia. Before the procedure, he makes a detailed treatment map on your abdomen to highlight the underlying muscles. During the procedure, he makes small incisions on the abdomen to insert a hollow cannula, which suctions away excess fat cells from around the underlying muscles, making them appear more prominently.

After removing the excess fat pads from the abdominal muscles, the surgeon continues with the liposuction technique to remove the fat cells from the natural depressions of the abdomen. This procedure essentially outlines the abdominal muscles with clear separation, making them pop on the skin’s surface. The incision is carefully closed, and the recovery process can begin.

Recovery after an abdominal etching procedure

You will have to wear compression garments for a few weeks to reduce post-treatment swelling and bruising. The swelling and bruising will gradually diminish. You can resume most of your daily activities within a week, but strenuous physical activities should be avoided for about four weeks. The results will be instantly visible, but you will truly appreciate the final results once the post-treatment swelling and side effects disappear completely.

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Schedule a consultation with Dr. Lisiecki

Dr. Jeffrey Lisiecki is a highly-trained aesthetic plastic surgeon specializing in body contouring procedures in New York. He specializes in using cutting-edge liposculpture techniques to sculpt the ideal outline for your body. He believes in curating highly personalized treatment plans that conform to your unique goals and expectations, ensuring safe and naturalized results that betray no signs of cosmetic work. If you’re tired of waiting for a 6-pack, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Lisiecki today.


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