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.
"I had my eyelids done(Blepharoplasty, by Dr Charvet in 2022. Going into the procedure I was very nervous, because I usually bruise so easily, but Dr Charvet was very helpful and calmed my fears fully. The procedure only took about an hour and I was very surprised at how minimal the bruising was and how easy the recovery was.I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is interested in any kind of facial procedure. His staff was extremely courteous and helpful. I will be going back soon for Medspa Services"- C.B. / Google / Apr 20, 2023
"Dr Heath Charvet is totally very professional I’m very pleased, absolutely recommended."- S.M. / Google / Feb 08, 2023
"Look no further! Experience: Dr. Charvet and his staff are amazing!! I had a tummy tuck with lipo to flanks and abs on November 18th. Dr. Charvet gave his cell number so I was able to contact him with any post-op concerns...on a holiday! Surgery is scary and being able to have access to my surgeon when needed made the recovery process 100 times easier. His staff are all so kind and caring. Ashley made me feel incredibly comfortable with personal "female" post-op concerns. Everyone is so welcoming and Dr. Charvet's bedside manner is the best I've ever seen. Results: I can’t express enough how happy I am with my results! I went from hating my body and depressed to look in the mirror to loving myself again. This surgery is game changing. Just do it! Have the surgery!!! 10 out of 10 recommend!"- G.C. / Google / Jan 04, 2023
"When I was ready to have my partial mommy make over I had visited and researched many practices and as soon as I met Dr Charvette and the staff at Magnolia I knew I was done looking immediately. Their bedside manner is outstanding and they made me feel comfortable from the time I reached out to book a consultation, through surgery day, and now with my post op follow up appointments. I had a breast lift and my results are beautiful! Recovery was easy, they set me up for success prior to surgery answering questions and providing suggestions of what would assist me the best after surgery. I was up and about the day after surgery with very little discomfort. Now I’m three months out and couldn’t be happier. I also got Botox in my forehead and brow just to round out the refreshed look that I had in mind for myself. I wish I had reached out to Magnolia plastic surgery and medspa earlier. I recommend them to anyone who asks who I went to for my procedures. I will most definitely continue to visit them for injectable’s and medspa services, as well as any other surgical procedures I may want in a few years."- C.S. / Google / Oct 20, 2022
"Very pleased with my results. I had zero pain and no complications. Dr. Charvet is extremely talented and his staff is amazing."- B.W. / Google / Sep 30, 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.