Abdominal Sculpting (Ab Etching, Liposculpture) – Baton Rouge, LA

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About Abdominal Sculpting

A flat stomach can ordinarily be done through a nutritious diet plan and exercise, but "washboard" abs are extremely hard and in some cases impossible for everybody to attain. If you'd like a defined stomach with a visible "six-pack," board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Williams performs ab sculpting at his practice in Baton Rouge, LA. An extremely refined liposculpture technique, abdominal etching may be helpful to remove small quantities of stubborn fat from your middle and define your ab muscles. Make an appointment at Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge to find out more information on ab sculpting.

Ideal Candidates

At your consultation, Dr. Williams will examine your body to decide whether you're a good candidate to have abdominal sculpting. To be a good candidate for ab etching, you should be in a healthy weight range but with stubborn areas of fat covering your abdominal muscles. You should have a low body fat percentage (preferably below 20%) and also have attempted to improve your middle using a healthy diet, regular exercise, and stomach muscle training. Due to hormones, genetics, or pregnancy, you could naturally be unable to get defined abs.

Surgical Technique

Dr. Williams performs ab etching as an outpatient surgery in a licensed surgical facility with you under anesthesia. Throughout the 1 – 2-hour operation, Dr. Williams will create one or more small incisions so he may insert a thin tube (cannula) to remove fatty tissue. Dr. Williams normally uses liposculpture methods to loosen and take out fat but might also utilize Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL) to get a more defined result. Dr. Williams will etch the outline of the rectus muscle and the midline linea alba. In order to give you a six-pack, he may also etch the horizontal lines and transverse inscriptions. When the fat is liposuctioned and the stomach muscles are fully defined, Dr. Williams will close the incisions using stitches.

What to Expect

After the surgery, you'll be put in a compression garment to minimize swelling and bruising, which should diminish in roughly a couple of weeks. You will feel mild discomfort, but you can feel well enough to go back to work in 5 – 7 days and get back to working out in three weeks. Dr. Williams does his best to make the tiniest incisions in your stomach's natural creases so the scars are hard to see when completely healed. Dr. Williams or a member of his staff will explain scar care directions that will help your incisions heal properly.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does ab sculpting cost?
The cost of ab sculpting will rely on your needs, cosmetic goals, and the amount of fat being removed. During your initial consultation, Dr. Williams will review your condition and create a custom treatment plan. From there, he can estimate your costs. The Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge accepts many payment forms and can help you find low-interest medical financing.

Will I have a "six-pack"?
This advanced liposuction technique is used to specifically target unwanted pockets of fat in and around the abdominal area. Although abdominal sculpting offers fabulous results, the outcomes will vary from patient to patient. It's also important to note that this procedure is not a weight loss solution as it removes a minimal amount of fat. For the best possible results, you should be at or near your goal weight to attain chiseled abs. 

What about scarring?
This is a minimally invasive technique that uses tiny incisions to insert the cannula to remove stubborn fat. Since the incisions are so small, you do not have to worry about harsh scarring as these incisions will be hardly noticeable with the naked eye. 

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Average Cost  
$3,000 - $5,000
Recovery Time  
2 – 6 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
2 – 5 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
1 Week
Procedure Recovery Location  
Outpatient
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Reveal Your Six-Pack

However much time you work on your core, you might not be able to get a washboard stomach naturally. Abdominal sculpting at Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge liposuctions the stubborn fat from your stomach and etches the muscle lines so that you can have a six-pack. If you have tried exercise and diet but are still not able to have visible muscles, then schedule an appointment with skilled plastic surgeon Dr. John Williams at his practice in Baton Rouge, LA to find out more about abdominal sculpting.

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