Are you carrying around a six-pack, and you don’t even know it? Did you ever think you might be hiding a selfie-worthy, six-pack under a layer of fat? If you are working out but still don’t have the abs you want, it may be due to pesky pockets of fat that are disguising the highly chiseled abdominal muscles you already own.

Show off your six-pack

Abdominal etching is a surgical procedure that removes unwanted fatty tissue to reveal those beautiful abdominal muscles you already own.

While it’s not a quick way to lose weight, nor will it create muscle mass that is not already present, abdominal etching will remove the pockets of fat that are not responding to diet or exercise so you can show off those hard-to-get abs you’ve acquired from working out and exercising.

Accentuate the positive

Are you a good candidate for an abdominal-etching procedure? If you work out routinely and are at a healthy weight for your height and body type, you may have developed strong, sculpted abdominal muscles that are concealed by a layer of fatty tissue. Your board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon can determine how effective abdominal etching will be for you by evaluating how defined your muscles are under the stubborn fat pockets.

Instant results

Once you’re sedated, your plastic surgeon will make small incisions in natural creases or near your belly button to insert a cannula tube. A cannula is used to vacuum out the unwanted fatty pockets, specifically along the muscle lines. This procedure will dramatically enhance the appearance of your abdominal muscles, allowing you to show off the results of your fitness routines. Although abdominal etching is similar to liposuction, it is not the same and is performed with a finesse and artistic skill that targets stubborn layers of fat in order to reveal the gorgeous, well-developed muscles underneath.

A beautiful recovery

Like any surgical procedure, there is a period of recuperation. Follow the home-care instructions given to you by your aesthetic plastic surgeon so you can start showing off your beautiful abs as soon as possible. If you eat a healthy diet and continue to exercise, you will be able to maintain the long-lasting, awesome results you can achieve with an abdominal etching procedure.