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Abdominal Etching is also known as abdominal liposculpture or tummy liposuction. It is intended to remove excess fat from the stomach area, produce 6 packs appearance and create stronger muscle definition.
Small incisions are made in the belly button and the natural creases of the abdomen. A hollow cannula or a tube-like instrument is used to first inject local anaesthetic fluid and then to extract surplus fat. The fat will be removed in only particular areas.
Abdominal Etching is a delicate procedure, involving the process of sculpting grooves in the fat layers in order to emphasis the muscular contours of the abdomen.
Abdominal Etching is performed as a day only procedure at Sydney Plastic Surgery by Dr Barnouti.
Duration of procedure/surgery: Generally, the surgery takes about one and half hour.
A day only surgery: In most cases, patients return home the same day of the procedure.
Anesthesia: Twilight sedation with local anaesthesia or General anaesthetic is administered.
Recovery: Once the Abdominal Etching procedure has been performed, Dr Barnouti will fit the patient with a medical compression bandage. This needs to be worn at all times for a week. The patient should only have sponge bath during the 1st week. The dressing will be taken down day 7 by Dr Barnouti’s specialist nurse.
Patient can return to work within 3-5 days after surgery.
Risks associated with abdominal liposculpture and etching: Risks related to tummy liposuction are low in a safe hand, Dr Barnouti is an experienced and specialist plastic surgeon in the field of abdominal etching and liposculpture procedure, Risk might include:
After care: There are several limitations which include no exercise or lifting of heavy items. Also, placing any pressure on the abdominal area should be strictly avoided.