Pros and Cons of Male Abdominal Etching

Male Abdominal EtchingMale abdominal etching is an innovative procedure that helps reveal the six pack abs you’ve been working so hard for all these years. 

“Utilizing liposuction, I can sculpt the areas between your abdominal muscles that define a typical "six-pack" stomach,” according to Freehold, NJ Plastic Surgeon Nikesh K. Patel, M.D. “This is usually combined with additional liposuction of the flanks or sides and the stomach to further refine your results. The procedure is very safe and effective and the incisions are small allowing you to heal rapidly.”

Nikesh K. Patel, MDLike any procedure, there are pros and cons to consider before going through with the male abdominal etching procedure. Here is a brief list of pros and cons of male abdominal etching:

Pros of Male Abdominal Etching

  1. It Forces You To Stay Fit

    In order to maintain the results of abdominal etching, one needs to maintain a healthy lifestyle including ample exercise and a healthy diet. Otherwise, they risk losing the results of the procedure they invested in the procedure.

  2. Short Recovery Period 

    Etching can be performed as an outpatient procedure with local and general anesthesia. The actual procedure only takes one hour.

  3. Small Scars

    There are only four or five small scars remaining after the procedure that will hardly be visible after the incisions are fully healed.

Cons of Male Abdominal Etching

  1. You Need To Be Fit

    In order for male abdominal etching to be effective, you can only have two centimeters of “pinchable belly fat”. Also, there needs to be abs under the fat to achieve the six pack look. That is why the best candidates are males who are reasonably fit.

  2. The Cost Varies

    In order to decide about abdominal etching, you’ll need to shop around your area for different plastic surgeons and go in for consultations. Costs can vary tremendously between different parts of the country and patient cases, and it ranges anywhere from $3,000 to $10,000.

  3. Not Immediate Results

    The full aesthetic benefit of abdominal etching begins to show 6 months after the procedure. If you are looking for a quick fix, abdominal etching is not the solution.

Like any serious procedure, abdominal etching requires some time for the patient to contemplate the benefits and drawbacks. This list of pros and cons will prepare you for a potential consultation with a plastic surgeon, so you and your doctor can decide if abdominal etching is a good fit.

To find a qualified board certified plastic surgeon to perform abdominal etching, find a doctor in your area and get a consultation to learn more about its benefits.

Further Reading

  • Women already head to plastic and cosmetic surgery centers in California for innovative procedures, and body lifts, breast implants and liposuction have become a popular choice for those who want to improve their bodies after pregnancy.

  • From liposuction surgery to ultrasound and infrared fat-zapping treatments, Americans are always looking for new ways to blast away a few extra pounds and achieve their ideal figure.

  • Heidi Montag is no stranger to plastic surgery, having undergone 10 plastic surgery procedures in a single day back in 2010. The star has had breast augmentation, liposuction, multiple nose jobs, and several other procedures to become what US Magazine describes as, “an over-the-top version of her”. Montag reportedly won’t be going under the knife again and recently told Celebuzz that, “It was a lot more than I could have expected. I really hate talking about it now because it was so long ago.”