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How Long Do Ab Etching Results Last?

By: Dr. Rolando Morales


Nearly everyone wants to have perfect six-pack abs. Of course, it takes a high level of discipline and self-control to achieve these results on your own. A sculpted abdomen requires years of strict diet and exercise programs that need to be maintained over time. Instead, Morales Plastic Surgery can create your desired look through cutting-edge liposuction techniques in Houston, TX.

Abdominal etching is great for men and women who need a little extra help reshaping their abs. But how long does this procedure last? The good news is that ab etching uses a special tumescent liposuction procedure to get rid of fat cells. Learn why this surgery is so popular by meeting with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rolando Morales. We can explain the process and give you your own personalized treatment plan.

What is abdominal etching?

Even the most devout fitness enthusiasts have a difficult time achieving a six-pack. Maintaining chiseled abs can seem even more challenging. If you already have a flat midsection but want more definition in the abdomen, a cosmetic procedure may be the answer. Ab etching uses a special form of liposuction to remove excess fat in between the abdominal muscles. This is what creates the appearance of six-pack abs or a washboard stomach.

Benefits of abdominal etching include:

  • Quick and comfortable recovery

  • Minimal to no scarring

  • Tighter-looking abdominal muscles

  • More definition in the abdomen

  • Long-lasting results

Is ab etching right for me?

While abdominal etching makes your midsection appear firmer and more muscular, this treatment is not for everyone. Ideal candidates are already physically fit and have a consistent diet and exercise regimen. When you visit Morales Plastic Surgery, we may perform an examination and measure your current body fat percentage. Only qualified candidates in Houston, TX achieve optimal results that last a lifetime.

Will my six-pack be permanent?

Liposuction removes fat cells from the body, which means new fat cells cannot form in the same area after surgery. This is why abdominal etching is considered a permanent procedure. However, men and women who gain a significant amount of weight after ab etching may notice unwanted fat in other areas. People who want to appear sculpted and fit long-term should be willing to maintain a certain weight after surgery.

Surgical skill is essential

Abdominal etching requires a deep understanding of tumescent liposuction techniques for safe and effective results. An experienced plastic surgeon is necessary for approving patients and performing ab etching. As a trained bodybuilder himself, Dr. Morales knows how to make sure patients enjoy their six-pack abs for life. His artistic eye and surgical skills allow people to have the “wow” factor they are looking for.

Get your washboard stomach!

Do you want more definition in your abdominal muscles? Are you ready for a washboard stomach? Dr. Rolando Morales takes liposuction to a new level so you can achieve a more defined look. The best candidates for abdominal etching are in relatively good shape and hope to keep their outcomes for life. If you are ready to begin this process in Houston, TX, call Morales Plastic Surgery today. We can create a custom treatment plan to achieve the results you love.

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