Abdominal Etching

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Abdominal Etching Abdominal etching, or ab etching, is a surgical procedure that takes liposuction to the next level. A small tube vacuums fat from between the abdominal muscles, giving the appearance of more defined abs. The procedure is customized and mimics a patient's own muscle patterns.
Typical Minimum Cost of Abdominal Etching (based on national averages):
$3,000.00
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Typical Maximum Cost of Abdominal Etching (based on national averages):
$10,000.00
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National Average Cost of Abdominal Etching:
$6,500.00
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Time Required for Abdominal Etching:
Abdominal etching takes an average of one hour.
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Is Abdominal Etching an InPatient or OutPatient Procedure?
Abdominal etching is an outpatient procedure.


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What are the Side Effects of Abdominal Etching?
After abdominal etching, patients may experience soreness, bruising, and limited mobility. This is normal and will disappear as the abdomen heals.
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How Long do Abdominal Etching results last?
The fat cells that are removed during abdominal etching will not reappear again. However, you can gain more fat cells through poor diet and exercise after having the procedure. Weight gain will lessen the results of abdominal etching.
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What is the recovery time for Abdominal Etching?
Immediately after the surgery, patients are asked to wear a compression garment. They must also not shower for 48 hours. Most patients are able to return to their regular schedule within 1-2 weeks. It takes up to 6 months to see full results.
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Will my insurance company cover Abdominal Etching?
Abdominal etching is a purely cosmetic procedure, and therefore isn't covered by insurance.


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Is there much discomfort for Abdominal Etching?
After abdominal etching, patients will be prescribed painkillers. After about a week, patients can go off of the prescriptions and switch to over the counter medication.
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What types of anesthesia is necessary for Abdominal Etching?
Abdominal etching is usually performed under general anesthesia, which means that you won't be awake or feel anything during the procedure. Some doctors may choose local anesthesia-- make sure to discuss this aspect of the surgery beforehand.
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What else can I combine Abdominal Etching with?
Traditional liposuction, Brazilian butt augmentation, breast implants
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What else is Abdominal Etching referred to as?
Ab etching, abdominal contouring, ab contouring


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What should I ask at my consulation for Abdominal Etching?
What type of liposuction will be used in my abdominal etching?

Will general or local anesthesia be used?

What kind of results can I expect?

How much fat will be removed during my abdominal etching?


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Are there less invasive alternatives to Abdominal Etching?

Zerona™

Zeltiq CoolSculpting

VelaShape™


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