What is Abdominal Etching?
A toned stomach can normally be achieved through a healthy diet plan and exercise, but "washboard" abs are extremely hard, and in some cases, impossible for everyone to get. If you'd like a defined stomach with a visible "six-pack," plastic surgeon Dr. Heath Charvet offers abdominal sculpting, sometimes known as pectoral etching, at his office in New Orleans, LA. A highly refined liposculpture technique, ab etching can help to remove small quantities of stubborn fat from your stomach and define your abs. Schedule an appointment at Magnolia Plastic Surgery and MedSpa to learn more information about abdominal etching today.
"Great experience and overall care. Dr. Charvet and his staff have continued to exceed my expectations. He has an excellent bedside manner, is very thorough in explaining what he will be doing and takes his time to answer any questions or concerns you may have. I’m very pleased with my results so far and would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a thoughtful, considerate and knowledgeable plastic surgeon."- J.C. / Google / Aug 03, 2022
"Couldn’t be more pleased with my results so far! Dr Charvet took the time to consult with me about what I wanted and gave me exactly that. I had a Mommy makeover (lipo, tummy tuck with muscle repair, fat transfer to breasts and hips) This experience has been nothing short of amazing. I’ve regained my confidence and my core strength! Since surgery, I’ve been back for laser hair removal, Botox and lip filler. The staff and Dr Charvet care about their patients and are always available to answer any questions. I’d 100% do it all over again and will be a repeat patient for any future procedures."- R.J. / Google / Jun 22, 2022
"Dr Charvet was beyond my expectations as a surgeon. He went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable. He answered all the questions that made it easy to understand. He provided many details on the recovery process. He was there to answer all of my postop questions as well with his personal private number. His entire staff is friendly and prompt. You don’t just feel like this is a place of business but feel like it is an extension of your family and friendship Circle. Aside from my mommy makeover I also received medspa Services which were also excellent. I highly recommend to anyone and everyone !"- A.S. / Google / Jun 22, 2022
"Went in today for laser hair removal for my first time ever and I couldn’t have chosen a better place. Maiya the gorgeous esthetician here took the best care of me. It is more then obvious she loves what she does and is so very skilled in it. I went in for one area of my body and ended up doing almost my entire body. The quality of care here is unlike any medspa I’ve ever visited. If your thinking about visiting, this is your sign to schedule your appointment. 10/10 Atmosphere and Service!"- I.R. / Google / May 11, 2022
"I recently had the Cool Peel Laser treatment done and I am very pleased with the results. Unlike past laser procedures, the Cool Peel has less downtime with better results. My fine lines and acne scarring have significantly improved. Dr. Charvet was VERY informative before, during and post procedure which was very comforting. I would highly recommend Magnolia Plastic Surgery & Med Spa for all of my cosmetic needs!"- L.G. / Google / May 05, 2022
How is Abdominal Etching Performed?
Dr. Charvet performs ab sculpting as an outpatient surgery in a licensed surgical facility with you under anesthesia. During the 1 – 2-hour operation, Dr. Charvet will create one or more small incisions so he can insert a thin tube (cannula) to vacuum out fat. Dr. Charvet generally uses liposculpture techniques to loosen and remove fat but might also utilize power-assisted liposuction (PAL) to achieve a more dramatic etching. From there, he will define the midline linea alba and the outline of the rectus muscle. In order to give you a six-pack, he may also etch the horizontal lines and transverse inscriptions. After the fat is removed and the abdominal muscles are fully defined, Dr. Charvet will close the incisions with sutures. Following your procedure, you will be put in a compression garment to reduce bruising and swelling, which should diminish in roughly two weeks. You can expect some pain, but you should be able to go back to work in a week or so and resume exercise within three weeks. Dr. Charvet does his best to place the tiniest incisions in your abdomen's natural creases so the scars are hard to see once fully healed.
Sculpt Your Six-Pack
No matter the amount of work you do on your abs, you may not be able to get washboard abs naturally. Abdominal etching at Magnolia Plastic Surgery and MedSpa removes the stubborn fat from your stomach and sculpts your muscles so that you can have the six-pack you've worked so hard to achieve. If you've tried exercise and diet but are still not able to have these visible muscles, then schedule an appointment with plastic surgeon Dr. Heath Charvet at his practice in New Orleans, LA to learn more about ab sculpting.