The procedure itself involves first inscribing the abdominal fat to mark out the muscles. We have to know exactly where the patient's muscles are located. When the patient is lying down a pinch test is performed on the abdomen and chest. This is done to check on the depth of the fat covering the pectorals and abdominal muscles. We then ask our patient to flex his abdominal muscles so that they can be correctly outlined. Tiny incision points are marked.
The procedure is performed under general aesthesia. Using a 4 mm cannula, We suction out the fat from the areas marked. Visible depressions are created. They outline the muscles, giving the patient his desired six packs.
Post Operative Care
Foam adhesive strips are placed over the area to be etched. These are then covered with elastic bandages. They will remain in place for five to seven days.
The patient has to wear compression garments to maintain pressure on the treated areas and help the skin to adapt to the change in structure faster. The compression garments are to be worn for a couple of weeks.
While this is a quick fix method, constant care needs to be taken. Every patient needs to exercise for at least 40 minutes four times a week and watch what they eat. If negligent, chances are the fat may return in other parts of the body.
As part of the procedure, our patients meet a dietician who gives them personalized guidelines on meal plans and snacks.