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.
"Dr Charvet is the best! Very knowledgeable and makes you feel super comfortable. I struggle with Rosacea and he recommended a compound gel that they just started carrying. This stuff is amazing!!! It’s called Aveidaoxia Gel .I saw a difference after one use. It has been a life saver! He’s the best with Botox and fillers too. I haven’t experienced bruising at all! All of his office staff is friendly and helpful. It is always a fun and pleasant experience when I go. He also has one of the best aestheticians there on Thursday’s. Her name is Christy Hoerner. Don’t hesitate…book your consultation! You will not be disappointed!"- S.C. / Google / Oct 19, 2023
"This is the best crew you can ever ask to take care of you! Dr Chavert and staff are top-notch professionals offering reasonable prices for an impressive array of services. No matter if you're looking for a facial or plastic surgery, their charming staff will make you feel at ease. I'd strongly suggest you stop your search right now and set up an appointment!"- C.C. / Google / Oct 01, 2023
"My experience with Dr Heath Charvet and Magnolia Plastic Surgery and Medspa was A+ across the board. I am a male and was a bit apprehensive about plastic surgery in general. Ashley and the staff were very welcoming and immediately put me at ease during my initial consultation. I was interested in liposuction and Dr Heath explained the procedure in detail and gave me honest information about what I could expect. His wife Lisa is the anesthesiologist and their vast knowledge of anesthesia combined with the way it was explained to me, made me very comfortable. I was nervous about the anesthesia part, but I felt I was in great hands with Lisa. The fact that my surgery was done at the office in their surgical suite was another bonus. The atmosphere in the office is very relaxed and differs greatly from that of a hospital. It has been 3 months since my surgery and the results of Dr Heath’s work exceeded my expectations. I got exactly what I hoped for. Dr Heath also recommended Mounjaro (tirzepatide) injections after my surgery to help increase my weight loss. I am currently down 26 pounds from my initial consultation. Dr. Heath is a masterful surgeon and a great communicator. His staff is professional, but very welcoming and kind. The experience for me was life changing. You won’t be disappointed with Dr. Heath and his staff. Highly recommended!"- T.M. / Google / Sep 15, 2023
"Every visit from consultation and pre surgery through post operative care the entire team is top notch!!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE MY NEW BREAST!!"- S.S. / Google / Sep 08, 2023
"I am so happy that I followed a Facebook recommendation to receive a consultation with Dr. Charvet and his staff. I met with 3 other surgeons. None of them made me feel the way Dr. Charvet and Dominique did. I really felt that Dr. Charvet was confident in his work, yet realistic about how my results would be. I decided to schedule my Mommy Makeover with them. This was my first ever cosmetic procedure. Six weeks later, I am very pleased with the way it is coming together. I feel much happier when I look in the mirror. Each follow up visit with Dr. Charvet is good! He really knows what he’s doing! Highly recommend Magnolia to anyone who wants to feel like a new woman. "- T.M. / Healthgrades / Jul 29, 2023
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.