No matter how many crunches, planks, and other core exercises you perform, you may not be able to get well-defined, washboard abs because of a stubborn layer of fat covering the muscles through diet and exercise alone.
This subcutaneous fat layer is often caused by genetics and can be difficult to eliminate on your own. Atlanta Abdominal Etching expert, Dr. Asaf Yalif, and his specialized method of abdominal liposculpture at Atlanta’s Y Plastic Surgery can help you achieve sculpted, defined abs to complement your physique. Read on to learn more, or call today to schedule your consultation.
About Ab Etching
Abdominal etching (also known as ab etch) at Y Plastic Surgery uses liposculpture (a more detailed version of surgical liposuction) to remove fat that is resistant to diet and exercise while emphasizing the lines of the stomach muscles. Abdominal etching by our triple board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Asaf Yalif, in Metro Atlanta, GA, is ideal for men and women who are fit and toned overall, but who simply need a little extra help to reveal their six-pack.
Enhance and Define
If endless crunches, hours of cardio, and a healthy diet still can’t remove the layer of fat that’s hiding your abdominal muscles and keeping you from having washboard abs, and you want to find out more about Abdominal Etching Atlanta patients are encouraged to schedule a consultation. Ab etching enhances and defines the muscles for a chiseled “six-pack.”
Get Your Six-Pack
It is important to note that Abdominal etching is not a weight loss solution. However, Dr. Y can accentuate the resting muscle to appear more sculpted by removing excess fat from your abdomen and obliques.
Ab etching is best for patients close to a six-pack but with stubborn pockets of fat. An ideal Atlanta Abdominal Etching candidate will have:
Dr. Yalif’s current methods of liposuction, which can include tumescent, ultrasound-assisted, or laser-assisted methods, are more efficient and necessitates less recovery time than other conventional methods.
Personalized & Precise
Dr. Yalif combines the skill of a fellowship-trained plastic surgeon with a warm bedside manner that puts patients at ease from the moment they meet him. He leads a small team of dedicated professionals at our boutique practice, where you'll be treated as a member of the Y Plastic Surgery family. Learn More.
Abdominal Etching is usually performed as an outpatient procedure in about one hour with the patient under general anesthesia. Dr. Yalif will clean the abdominal area and outline the muscles to use as guides during the surgery.
Small incisions are made in inconspicuous areas, like the navel and the natural skin creases, to allow a thin liposuction cannula under the skin. Dr. Yalif will carefully remove stubborn pockets of fat to enhance the muscle lines and to get a smooth contour. The incisions will be closed, and you will be put in a compression garment to speed your healing process. Only remove the compression garment for bathing and limit movement, exercise, and lifting anything over ten pounds until you are cleared to do so.
Whether it is a facelift or a tummy tuck, we will want to maximize our results. Dr. Yalif knows that the best way to help your body through the surgery journey is with adjunctive skincare regimens. These recommendations will help maintain your results longer, refine scars, and achieve your desired aesthetic!
For face procedures, we recommend a pre-op retinoid, usually from the Environ line. Their multi-level retinoid system allows the escalation of the retinoid’s effect, usually without all the drying and itchiness usually associated with these types of products. Post-operatively, we recommend a combination of therapies aimed at keeping your skin youthful while allowing your incisions to fully heal with excellent support, essentially maintaining your results and improving the quality of your skin over time. These include Environ’s Skin Essentia line for both cleansing and moisturizing, followed by the Vita-peptide C-quence serum 2 – containing vitamins A, C, and E, along with hydrating and toning elements for your skin. We add the super moisturizer at night and the ISDIN SPF during the day to complete the recovery of your skin and enhance your results for years.
If you’ve had an eye procedure or just want a good recommendation for an eye cream, Dr. Y recommends the Environ Vita-peptide gel. It will help with puffiness, fine lines, crow’s feet, and more. Essentially it is an excellent product on its own and will augment any result you get if Dr. Y is doing a periorbital procedure too.
And don’t think we neglect your body! In addition to the recommendations above, we highly recommend The Derma-Lac lotion postoperatively to help exfoliate your skin and soften smooth and moisturize the treated areas to improve overall skin health. We also will add vitamin A, C, and E body oil to help the appearance of stretch marks, scarring, pigmentation, and dry skin. Our experts are happy to answer questions and make additional recommendations based on your particular needs.
After following the surgeon’s recovery instructions, you should begin to see final results six months after surgery when the swelling is gone, and the body has fully healed.
You should have long-lasting results as long as you maintain a healthy weight through diet and exercise. Natural aging will continue, which may cause loose, sagging skin that can be removed with an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck).
Abdominal Etching has the same potential risks as traditional liposuction, such as moderate bruising and swelling, which subsides within a few days.
The total cost of your Abdominal Etching process will vary based on a number of factors. The amount of fat removed during liposuction and the dimensions of the problem areas are two such variables. The length of time your procedure takes will be a factor in determining some of the costs involved. Please don't hesitate to contact us to discuss the various financing alternatives we offer.
Abdominal Etching is considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by medical insurance. However, Y Plastic Surgery offers payment and financing options for your convenience.
Renew your look with expert, personalized treatment from Dr. Y. Begin the planning process with a one-on-one plastic surgery consultation in Alpharetta or Atlanta, Georgia. We are excited to welcome you to Y Plastic Surgery!