Abdominal Etching Overview
Dallas cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Daniel Beck, works with men around the DFW area to achieve the “fit” look they desire. This includes attaining a “6-pack” with the help of surgery. Abdominal etching surgery enhances the definition of the abdominal muscles by removing excess fat and reshaping the abdominal region to create a sculpted ab appearance. This specialty surgery uses liposuction to accentuate the abdominal rippling effect many men desire. The best candidates for this procedure are men in relatively good shape who desire a more defined abdomen without intrusive scarring. With the help of an experienced surgeon, abdominal etching allows for the renowned “washboard abs” that are sometimes hard to get through diet and exercise alone.
Abdominal Etching Reviews
"I came to Dr Beck after experiencing poor results with another surgeon in Dallas, who over resected my gynecomastia to the point where there were severe wrinkles in my chest skin. My consultation with Dr. Beck went great; he identified what the other surgeon had done wrong, how it should have been done to begin with, and what he could do to fix it. He was meticulous in explaining this to me. He also took time to answer every question I had and never rushed me (and I had a LOT of questions). Overall, Dr Beck came across as detail-oriented and compassionate. The facility Dr Beck works in is top notch. His practice manager, Valarie (took out my last name) was professional and detailed in explaining surgery options to me. She works hand in hand with Dr Beck to make sure all logistics with regards to a patient’s surgery are handled timely and she was great about answering my questions with regards to the cost of the surgery, timing, and pre-op instructions. This made a difference for me because the practice manager at the other plastic surgeon’s office was pushy, less knowledgeable, and seemed to only care about getting me as a potential patient to sign on the dotted line for surgery. Valarie is a people person, genuinely cared, and made my experience better. When the day of the surgery came, my mind was put at ease by how great their surgery facility nurses and staff treated me- both in professionalism and friendliness. Dr Beck took the time to explain once more what he was going to do and made sure I was comfortable. Now, to the important part....the results turned out AMAZING. He used a fat graft to correct the over-resection and today my chest looks very natural and square. I never thought my chest could look this good. In addition, the abdominal etching he did has left me with abs I previously couldn’t obtain through diet and exercise (especially the pesky bottom two abs, where stubborn fat existed). Today, the contour of my midsection looks so much better and I notice people checking me out in ways that never happened before. A big thank you to Dr. Beck and his team. I would recommend him over any other plastic surgeon out there. ADJ"- A.J. / Google / Apr 25, 2019
"If you are looking for the best Plastic Surgeon on the planet- Your search is over. Words can’t describe the the work he does or the Top of the Line staff he has. It’s state of the art. Look no further!"- B.D. / Healthgrades / Jun 18, 2018
"Highly professional with a great team! - Very professional and accommodating for an out of town patient. Great team to support appointments. Perfect surgery with consultative follow ups. Would return for future procedures and definitely recommend to first timers."- T. / RealSelf / Sep 15, 2017
"Phenomenal physician. Even better person. The BEST in Dallas and ALL of DFW"- T.V. / Facebook / Sep 09, 2017
Abdominal Etching Surgical Technique
Abdominal etching is done with a special tumescent liposuction technique. The procedure removes and sculpts fatty tissue residing under the skin. Before the procedure, detailed markings are made of the patient’s flexed abs. During the surgery, small incisions are made within the natural contours of the abdomen. This helps minimize scarring. Through these incisions, fat is removed in some areas, thinned in others, and rearranged to accentuate the abdomen (rectus) muscles and the linea alba (the line running down the center of the abdomen).
Abdominal Etching During/After Surgery
All male abdominal etching procedures are performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure at an accredited surgical facility. The surgery typically lasts about an hour. Following surgery, there will be some swelling and bruising in the abdomen. A compression garment should be worn for 3-6 weeks. Most patients are able to resume a normal work schedule within 1 week and incorporate exercise within 3 weeks. The full effect of surgery should be noticed within 6 months. This surgery allows men increased definition of their abdominals.
Abdominal Etching Expected Cost
The cost of male abdominal etching surgery varies based on the extent of surgery. Schedule an appointment for a customized consultation with Dr. Beck to determine the cost of your procedure.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
Abdominal Etching for Men FAQs
Will I Have a "6 Pack"?
For the ideal candidate, yes! Many people hope for a “6 pack” and work for years without attaining the desired results. This is caused by a layer of fat covering the muscle. Abdominal etching removes and sculpts this layer of fat, resulting in the desired “6 pack” for most candidates. Patients with muscle tone already present see the greatest results.
Who Is The Ideal Candidate?
The ideal candidate for abdominal etching is a male with up to 20% body fat and preexisting muscle tissue, but who feels let down because he cannot attain “washboard abs”.
Is Liposuction Always Needed?
In most cases, yes. The soft tissue and fat that collects in excess will need to be removed using a liposuction method. There are many liposuction techniques to consider. Some are less invasive and use a mechanism that can help the skin become tighter on the chest wall. These methods can be discussed during your consultation.
What About Scarring?
Incisions for this surgery are well concealed. They are usually placed near the areola or in the lines between the abdominal muscles and are typically small enough that scarring is minimized. Over time, the incision lines will fade and become almost nonexistent for most men.