Can “Ab Etching” Help Me Get A 6 Pack?
High Definition Liposuction commonly referred to as “ab etching” is an advanced body sculpting technique that not only removes fat but also has skin-tightening effects. The relatively new procedure is producing exceptional results for patients across the country. Ab etching is FDA-approved to re-define the abdominal muscles, reduce love handles, and improve a patient’s overall physique.
The results sound promising but, what is “ab etching” and how does it work? We talked with a board-certified surgeon and High Def Liposuction specialist Dr. Brady Harris about the minimally-invasive procedure. Here’s what we learned.
What Exactly Is “Ab Etching”?
Ab Etching is an advanced form of liposuction that’s recently taken the world by storm. The minimally-invasive procedure addresses isolated pockets of fat that are typically non-responsive to diet and exercise. “Patients can quickly sculpt hard-to-treat areas like the abdomen, flanks, and upper arms for a more athletic figure” notes Dr. Harris.
How Does The Procedure Work?
High Definition Liposuction is done on an outpatient basis. While less invasive, the procedure can often take longer than traditional liposuction requiring precise surgical techniques. Small incisions are made (typically less than 1/8th inch) allowing the thin micro-cannula tubes access to the treatment area. To keep the patient comfortable throughout the use of general anesthesia is enlisted.
Dr. Harris uses VASER assisted liposuction at his state-of-the-art surgical facility to produce dramatic long-term results. VASER maximizes the effects of your liposuction treatment by working to selectively melt isolated fat pockets for easier removal. Powerful yet gentle ultrasound technology prepares fat for removal while simultaneously coagulating superficial layers of skin for skin tightening effects.
What Results Can I Expect?
Many men and women report a more athletic physique in just a few weeks as post-procedural swelling begins to subside. “Patients will notice a gradual improvement to their contours including well-defined six-pack muscles in about 6-12 months,” says Dr. Harris. Thanks to ultrasound-assisted technology men and women can also address mild-to-moderate skin laxity with a single procedure. Maintaining healthy lifestyle choices can prolong the outcome of your minimally-invasive surgery indefinitely.
When Can I Hit the Gym Again?
Ab etching with VASER has less bruising and tissue damage making recovery as quick and easy as possible. While each patient has a unique response to the procedure, Dr. Harris recommends taking 4-7 days off work. As you feel comfortable, you’ll be able to start to incorporate more strenuous activities into your daily routine. However, “pushing yourself too hard too soon can prolong the recovery process” Dr. Harris warns. Most patients opt to take about 2-3 weeks before fully getting back into their normal routine.
Take the Next Step
Ready to learn more about sculpting your ideal figure with “ab etching”? If so, it might be time to schedule an in-person consultation with a High Definition Liposuction specialist today. Together, you can create a customized treatment plan to help you safely and effectively achieve your desired results.