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 Tampa, FL. 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 Premiere Center for Cosmetic Surgery of Tampa to find out more information on ab sculpting.
"Dr. Williams was awesome! I had plastic surgery from a nationally renowned surgeon in Houston and my incision got infected. Dr Williams treated me for the infection which required antibiotics and additional surgery to removed the infected tissue and another surgery to sew me back up. His work was neater and tighter than the first surgeon’s. I returned for more liposuction later and he did a wonderful job! His staff is very friendly and it’s super easy having procedures performed at his office. Everything was first rate!"- T.C. / Google / May 16, 2019
"From the second I stepped into this office I was greeted very warmly by both office staff and Dr. Williams! They worked with me to make sure I was happy and comfortable throughout the entire process before, during, and after my surgery. I could not be more pleased with the quality and skill Dr. Williams has in addition to the pride he takes in his work. He even reassured my mom while I was in recovery which meant so much to me. I would highly recommend Dr. Williams for all of your plastic surgery needs!"- S.S. / Google / Feb 24, 2021
"Great staff and had an excellent surgical experience with awesome results!"- I.P. / Google / Jan 08, 2021
"After losing 70+ pounds; I went to see Dr. Williams for a tummy tuck and arm lift in June 2020 Dr. Williams and his staff are super friendly, knowledgeable and made me feel so comfortable. Due to the time under anesthesia needed to do both procedures at one time; I chose to do the arm lift first. I had my arm lift in July 2020. I am beyond pleased. My after care was top notch and I am very pleased with the outcome of my arms. They all truly, truly care about their patients. I can now wear sleeveless shirts with confidence. I am scheduled to return in December 2020 for a lower body lift!! I am super excited to see those results! Thank you to Dr. Williams and all of those sweet girls that work with him! If you are considering any kind of surgery; I highly recommend Dr. Williams!"- S.L. / Google / Oct 19, 2020
"There are no words for how beautiful I feel! Ever since I was little I dreamed of having a small cute nose and my dreams have finally come true. If you are ever considering having a rhinoplasty do it! Dr. Williams has changed my life and I have never felt more confident!"- B.S. / Google / Oct 02, 2020
Ideal Candidates for Abdominal Sculpting
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 for Abdominal Sculpting
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 from a Abdominal Sculpting
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 for a Abdominal Sculpting
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 Premiere Center for Cosmetic Surgery of Tampa 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.
Plan Your Procedure
- 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
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 Premiere Center for Cosmetic Surgery of Tampa 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 Tampa, FL to find out more about abdominal sculpting.