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Abdominal Etching

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.

Where is Abdominal Etching Procedure Performed?

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:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Bruising and swelling
  • Scarring
  • post liposuction deformity

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.

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