Achieving the 6-pack (Abdominal Etching)
Abdominal etching requires an extensive knowledge of the superficial abdominal musculate anatomy and a good amount of artistry on the part of the surgeon. Achieving the 6 pack in a male is not the same as achieving the 6 pack for a female.
We can better understand the differences by observing what occurs naturally. The first difference is that a women’s body generally contains more subcutaneous fat than a man’s body. This may be difficult to see in our culture with a McDonalds or Taco Bell on every corner. The second difference has to do with the production of testosterone. Testosterone levels in males are typically 10 times higher as compared to females. One of testosterone functions is building muscle mass. With these facts in mind it is much easier to understand why males tend to have larger and more defined abdominal musculature. This is very important information that the cosmetic surgeon you choose to perform your surgery should have extensive knowledge of. Abdominal etching performed on a female should have a softer (more feminine) look than the abdominal etching of a male.
In both males and females the thickness of the subcutaneous fat can conceal the abdominal musculature even in the most well toned individual. The first step Dr. Marouk performs is to thin the subcutaneous fatty tissue of the abdomen. Evenness or thickness between the skin and abdominal musculature is by far the most important process to achieve the desired results. Unfortunately, this is where most plastic surgeons run into trouble. The second (and most artistic) step is designing the shape of the 6-pack. This is achieved by refining the distinct grooves or furrows separating the muscles. This tends to be another area of difficulty for most plastic surgeons. If the surgeon does not recognize the naturally occurring furrows between the musculature, the end result will not be aesthetically pleasing and is extremely difficult to correct.
At Cosmetic Surgical Art Center, Dr. Robert Marouk has performed abdominal etching procedures on both male and female patients with excellent results. Patients should expect to return to work in 1 to 2 days. For a more in depth consulatation please to not hesitate to contact our office at (480) 814-1112 or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below is an actual Patient of Dr. Marouk’s. This patient received these outstanding results through a combination of abdominal etching, exercise and diet.