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Give Your Six-Pack a Boost With Ab Etching

By: Dr. Rolando Morales


No matter how hard many people try, they are never able to achieve the level of abdominal definition they desire. Whether due to genetics, hormones, or another factor, stubborn fat between and above the ab muscles can make it impossible to get visibly defined abs or – as many people call them – “six-pack” abs. This often leads people to consider cosmetic surgery.

While ab etching is certainly an effective procedure for enhancing abdominal muscle definition, it is important to choose a surgeon who is able to tailor the treatment to meet the patient’s individual needs. For example, men seeking ab etching are often hoping for a dramatic, shredded look, whereas women typically desire a softer, more subtle six-pack. At Morales Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX, distinguished board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rolando Morales is proud to perform female ab etching to help women achieve a strong, sexy, and uniquely feminine look they can feel confident about. Read on for a closer look at how female ab etching works, what results you can expect, and who is considered an ideal candidate for treatment.

How can I get a six-pack?

Also called washboard abs or shredded abs, six-pack abs are undoubtedly one of the most desirable aesthetic features. Unfortunately, they are also among the most difficult to achieve with diet and exercise alone. Even people who exercise consistently and maintain a healthy weight may have well-defined abs beneath the surface that are not visible due to stubborn, unresponsive fat between or above the muscles. If you feel that you have exhausted your efforts in the gym without ever achieving the results you want, you may be a candidate for ab etching.

What is ab etching?

Abdominal etching is an exciting body contouring procedure that involves the strategic removal of fat for the primary purpose of accentuating abdominal muscle definition. During the procedure, which typically takes about an hour to complete, Dr. Morales makes a series of tiny incisions within the natural contours of the abdomen, meaning scarring is kept to a minimum. Using an advanced liposuction technique, stubborn fat cells are precisely removed from the areas between, above, and around the abdominal muscles, resulting in more visible and well-defined lines. At the conclusion of the case, Dr. Morales will close the incisions. Patients will be placed in a compressive garment, which should be worn for about 3 – 6 weeks, in order to reduce postoperative swelling and encourage smooth healing and a natural-looking outcome. The final results of ab etching may take about six months to become apparent, though patients should start noticing increased muscle definition after just a few weeks or months.

Can women get ab etching?

Absolutely! While many men desire a rock-hard and shredded six-pack, women often prefer a less dramatic look. With this in mind, Dr. Morales takes a specialized approach when performing female ab etching in order to achieve a softer, more feminine, more natural-looking result. Ideal candidates for female ab etching should be:

  • In good health
  • At a healthy, stable weight
  • Non-smoking
  • Desire more visible abdominal muscle definition
  • Have exhausted fitness and diet efforts
  • Have well-developed ab muscles beneath the surface
  • Be committed to maintaining a stable weight after treatment

When performed properly by a highly skilled plastic surgeon, female abdominal etching can produce stunningly feminine results that can be life-changing. To best maintain these results, which can last for years to come, patients should continue to exercise regularly and avoid weight fluctuation.

Show off your six-pack with ab etching in Houston, TX

Whether you’re hoping for shredded abs or prefer a more subtle version of a six-pack, ab etching may be right for you. Find out if you are a candidate for ab etching or female ab sculpting today by calling Morales Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX today to schedule your one-on-one consultation with award-winning board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rolando Morales.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.