How Abdominal Etching Works
Typically, abdominal etching is performed using one of two major techniques, either liposuction or liposculpture. Given its use during other procedures, liposuction is easily the most popular form of plastic surgery today. During this procedure, the surgeon will remove fat through using a cannula that suctions the fat from the body without actually having to cut it away.
Small incisions will be made at the treatment site, before your suregon uses the cannula tool to remove the designated fat, which will then be prepared with a special fluid called tumescent and sucked into containers through tiny incisions. This technique unveils muscles underneath the fat, allowing a patient to shape what remains.
Liposculpture is an alternative, minimally invasive kind of liposuction pioneered in the 20th century. Using this process, your surgeon shapes and sculpts the fat, just the same way a sculpture would perform his work and since some parts need more fat removed than others, fat is removed in different layers.
During liposculpture, some surgeons will use a vibrating device that allows a softer and more even removal of fat. If needed, they may even use a third generation ultrasound therapy or laser beam to help soften and dissolve the fat.
The depth of the fat will determine the type of technique the surgeon will use for abdominal etching which, in turn, will determine the kinds of results and type of skin quality you will get after everything is healed.