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What is Abdominal Etching (Six Pack Surgery)?
Abdominal etching is an operation that enables the muscles in the abdominal region to be clarified, which is referred to as "six pack" or "diamond abdominal muscle".
The abdominal muscle is one of the most difficult muscles to be visible in the body. Since they are located just below the abdomen and the area is very suitable for fattening, muscles cannot appear. Moreover, even if they are visible thanks to regular and disciplined exercises, they disappear again in a short time when this sports activity is stopped. With the increasing number of people who want to have a muscular and fit appearance, abdominal aesthetics has become an increasingly popular operation. Surgical abdominal etching can be applied to both men and women.
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What is the Price of Abdominal Etching?
The prices of the abdominal etching operations are determined individually. There may be big changes depending on the type of liposuction procedure to be performed, the patient's fat rate and muscle tissue, and other additional procedures, if any. Among other factors affecting the price; The choice of the specialist doctor and the province is also very effective.
The average price of abdominal muscle surgery varies between 10,000 TL and 20,000 TL.
Is Abdominal Etching a Right Operation for Me?
- Are over the age of 18,
- Do not have a health problem that will prevent surgery,
- Do not have obesity or overweight problems,
- Can't reach a prominent muscular appearance despite doing sports,
- Do not have time to exercise or want to get effective results in a short time,
Women and men may prefer abdominal etching.
How is Abdominal Etching Performed?
In the simplest terms, abdominal etching can be defined as the intervention and shaping of the folds of the muscles using the liposuction method. In order to get the best result from this procedure, an experienced and expert doctor should be preferred. After the doctor's examination, it is decided whether the patient is suitable for abdominal etching. If the patient is already athletic or overweight, surgery can be performed. People with obesity or high weight are not suitable for this surgery, even if this procedure can be performed on the abdomen, a realistic image will not be obtained.
Abdominal muscle surgery is mostly performed under general anesthesia. Although it varies according to the patient's body size and the condition of the area to be applied, the operation is completed between 2 and 4 hours.
During the operation, the muscle fold points of the abdominal region are entered with the help of thin cannulas and the fat tissue on the muscle is intervened. The fat layer is formed as the underlying muscle tissue. Like a sculptor, muscle folds are created. If the patient does not have enough fat to shape, fat transfer or appropriate abdominal muscle implants can be placed. Sixpack implant application also gives extremely successful results thanks to expert doctors.
If the patient has a skin sagging problem due to rapid weight gain or loss or after a large amount of weight loss, it can also be intervened during surgery. Combined operations such as tummy tuck, gynecomastia, liposuction on the waist can be applied. Well, is abdominal stretching etching an expensive surgery? The answer to this question varies according to the preferred doctor or clinic. Since the stretching will be done in addition to the abdominal etching, it will increase the cost a little more.
How Are Abdominal Etching Scars?
Abdominal muscle aesthetics can be applied with different lipo techniques such as liposuction, vaser liposuction, Hi Def liposuction. Hi-Def liposuction, which is the most preferred in body shaping, provides advantages to the surgeon in shaping it just like a sculptor. Sound waves are used in Hi Def liposuction, which is used for a more athletic body shaping method, and this system also facilitates the separation of tissues. Abdominal muscle surgery scar, in this state, is in a structure that is minimal and between the muscle folds and becomes faint over time. However, if the patient has sagging skin and abdominoplasty will be applied, there will be abdominal stretching scars.
What is the Healing Process After Abdominal Etching?
Immediately after the surgery, there is a visible change, but 3-4 weeks may be required for the final result and full recovery.
Although it is a risk-free operation, the patient usually stays in the hospital for a day in case of any complications. The patient should take care of himself and rest after he is discharged. After a few days, they can return to their daily routine activities and after 1 week to work. However, for the first 2 weeks, forced movements should be avoided and only light exercises should be done. You should wait 1 month for heavy sports and fitness activities. The healing process after abdominal etching also varies from person to person.
If the patient has a habit of smoking or alcohol, he should stay away from them in the first month in order to shorten the recovery period. Foods with high nutritional value recommended by the doctor should be consumed. According to the doctor's recommendation, a corset should be worn for the first few weeks, so that edema formation is prevented and the success of the operation increases.
Six Pack for Men, Two Pack for Women
There are some large and small differences between men and women due to their anatomical structure. In this surgery, two different results are obtained due to the muscular structure in the abdominal region and aesthetic perspectives.
Abdominal etching in men are created by highlighting the 6 muscle curves, and eventually the appearance called "six pack" is achieved. In women, the appearance called "two pack" is obtained by highlighting the two muscle curves on the right and left, emphasizing the waist play. Although six pack is not preferred by women, it can be done if requested.
Such details are decided by talking during the examination before the surgery. Specialist; It makes a personalized muscle aesthetic plan for the best result according to variables such as the patient's body structure, weight, muscle and adipose tissue.
Is Abdominal Etching Permanent?
Abdominal etching generally have a permanent result. However, if patients gain weight as a result of not paying enough attention to exercise and diet, they may naturally lose this muscular appearance. Since the increased fat mass will inflate the abdominal area, the muscles may become invisible. For this reason, attention should be paid to the trio of regular life, healthy nutrition and sports in order to protect both the general health condition and the fit and muscular appearance. During sports, a proven six-pack device can be included in the exercise. This process will contribute to preserving muscle shape.
Written on 17/07/2019
Last Update: 12/02/2021
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