If you're frustrated because you can't seem to develop a well-defined abdomen, then body contouring might be the solution. Everyone builds muscle and stores fat in different ways. You can have a six-pack, but if you have stubborn fat on your abdomen, your muscles are hidden from view. Liposuction and abdominal etching removes fat and sculpts your body so you show off the six-pack you've been working so hard to achieve. Here's how this type of body contouring works.
Liposuction Is Done Where Needed
For the best look, you may need to have liposuction done on the upper and lower abdominal area and maybe even the chest area. Before having your body contouring procedure, the surgeon discusses your goals and expectations for your body. Then, the right treatments can be chosen and the areas of your body that need work can be targeted. General liposuction can get rid of fat pockets that you can't eliminate even though you eat well and exercise regularly.
Abdominal Etching Focuses On The Six-Pack Area
Abdominal etching is also a type of liposuction except it's confined to the abdominal muscle area. Before the procedure is done, the doctor marks the locations to have fat removed that will make the appearance of your six-pack more pronounced. Then, small incisions are made in your abdominal area for a small cannula to be inserted to remove fat along the abdominal muscles.
After the surgery, you'll wear a compression garment, and it will take a few weeks for the swelling to go down. Once that's happened and you've recovered, you should notice well-defined six-pack abs. The amount of fat removed can be controlled so the doctor can make your abs as defined as you like.
Abdominal Etching Is Done On Muscular Abs
Your surgeon will probably require that you've been working out and have developed abdominal muscles before you have the surgery. Your abs may not be noticeable if they're under fat, but they need to be developed so you have muscles to show off when the excess fat is removed. In addition, you'll need to keep up with a healthy diet and exercise program to maintain your look. If you become flabby and overweight, you'll defeat the purpose of the body contouring procedure.
Other Procedures May Be Needed
If your abs are hidden under excess skin because you've lost a lot of weight, then you might also need skin removal surgery to tighten the skin on your abdomen. You might need a tummy tuck or breast surgery too. Your surgeon has many options for sculpting your body into the shape you desire once you've taken the steps to lose weight and get fit.