Abdominal etching - abdominal sculpting
Liposculpture etching is a cosmetic surgery technique that aims to sculpt the body by removing unwanted fat and creating more defined muscle contours. This technique uses a combination of liposuction and sculpting to selectively remove fat and create sharper, more defined lines on the body. Liposculpture etching is often used to sculpt the abdominals, pectorals, arms and thighs. This technique is considered an alternative to traditional bodybuilding and is often used by bodybuilders and athletes to improve their physical appearance.
What is the goal?
The goal of etching liposculpture is to sculpt the body by removing unwanted fat and creating more defined muscle contours. This cosmetic surgery technique makes it possible to redraw and reveal the abdominal muscles by removing the superficial fat present on the belly. It allows to highlight the abdominal or thoracic musculature, such as the abdominal muscles, obliques, pectorals, etc. Liposculpture etching is a high-definition liposuction technique that allows the abdominal muscles to be drawn and marked by liposculpture, and it is intended for both men and women.
What is the process?
The liposculpture etching process begins with a classic liposuction to remove excess fat located in strategic areas. Then, high-precision liposuction is performed using specific cannulas to draw the outline of the muscles. This technique makes it possible to remove the superficial fat present on the belly in order to redraw and reveal the abdominal muscles. For each area to be sculpted, one or more mini-incisions of a few millimeters are made. The location of the incisions will be determined with the patient, depending on the areas to be treated and the desired result. The surgeon introduces a suction cannula through these incisions, allowing the fat to be aspirated very precisely to bring out the abdominal and/or pectoral muscles. Liposculpture etching is a high-definition abdominal liposuction technique that allows you to draw the abdominal muscles.
The abdominal etching scars are very small, measuring approximately 5 millimeters, and are used to pass the instruments (cannulas) used for liposuction.
After liposculpture, it is recommended to move the lower limbs, stand up and walk for a short time to prevent thromboembolic complications. The size of swellings and bruises depends on the individual. Some of the injection solution and liquefied cells will still flow out of the skin incisions after the liposuction procedure, but this flow stops about 10 hours later. Post-operative swelling begins to subside between the 7th and 10th day, and most burning and swelling usually subsides within the next 3 weeks. The sutures are usually removed one week after liposuction. The results take time to be visible, count 3 to 6 months to appreciate the new abs.
Post-operative care recommended after etching liposculpture includes wearing special compression garments (girdle, tights, etc.) for about 3 weeks to help the figure reshape. It is also recommended to carry out regular physical activity as soon as the surgeon allows it in order to maintain the results of the intervention. Manual lymphatic drainage is a preventive measure against thromboembolic complications and avoids the appearance of fibrosis, an accumulation of fibrous tissue in the area of the intervention. It is important to take care of the skin to prevent it from peeling off and losing its firmness. Bruising and swelling will disappear on their own after a few days. It is recommended to consult the doctor for instructions after the procedure and to follow the instructions carefully to avoid complications.
Risks and Complications
Like any surgical procedure, liposculpture etching carries risks and possible complications. Common complications include bruising, swelling, pain, numbness and tingling. More serious complications can include infections, excessive bleeding, blood clots, allergic reactions to anesthesia, hypertrophic scarring, skin irregularities, nerve damage, and unsatisfactory results.
When can we appreciate the final result?
The results of liposculpture etching can be appreciated from the first weeks, once the edema has disappeared. However, it takes 3 to 6 months to appreciate the new abs. Final results depend on the amount of fat removed, the quality of the skin, and the patient's ability to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It is important to follow the post-operative instructions carefully to avoid complications and to maintain the results of the procedure. Patients should wear compression garments for several weeks to help the figure reshape. Patients should also undertake a series of treatments to speed healing and maintain skin firmness.