Men in relatively good shape that desire a more defined abdomen are the ideal candidates for six pack abs, also know as abdominal etching. Abdominal etching uses liposuction to accentuate the abdominal rippling, and create a sculpted ab appearance.
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).