About HD Abdominal Etching
A flat stomach can normally be achieved through a healthy diet and exercise routine; however, "washboard" abs are very difficult and sometimes impossible for everyone to achieve. If you want a defined stomach with a clear "six-pack," plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio offers high-definition abdominal etching at his office in New York, NY. A highly refined liposuction technique, ab etching can help to remove small amounts of stubborn fat from your middle and define your ab muscles. Schedule a consultation at Uptown Body Contouring to learn more about high-definition abdominal etching.
"Let me start off by saying that I never post reviews but this Doctor definitely deserves it. I had liposuction done by him and he exceeded my expectations. So much so that I have referred many of my clients to him. My body has made a complete transformation. Dr. Del Vecchio is very honest and to the point. I first had a consultation in 2018 but didn't decide to get the procedure until this year. My only regret is not doing it sooner. His new staff is very attentive and helpful. They went out of their way to help me through the entire process from beginning to end."- A.B. / Yelp / Oct 09, 2019
"Let me start off by saying that I never post reviews but this Doctor definitely deserves it. I had liposuction done by him and he exceeded my expectations. So much so that I have referred many of my clients to him. My body has made a complete transformation. Dr. Del Vecchio is very honest and to the point. I first had a consultation in 2018 but didn’t decide to get the procedure until this year. My only regret is not doing it sooner. His new staff is very attentive and helpful. They went out of their way to help me through the entire process from beginning to end."- A.B. / Google / Oct 09, 2019
"I had a bbl procedure with Dr. D in 2017 and I have to say that I absolutely love my results! He really outdid himself and I could not be happier with my results. In addition to giving me outstanding results, Dr. D gave me back my confidence back. I am able wear sexy and complimentary clothes and I feel great. I love his work so much that I will be going back for a second round! Hands down one of the best in the business!!!"- S.F. / Google / Oct 04, 2019
"I was browsing forever for a good BBL surgeon, I decided to go with DelVecchio and I would choose him over and over again. He is very straightforward and will not give you false expectations. I love that he works with most body shapes. I have had successfully multiple rounds with him with no problems. Any concerns I had he was quick to answer via email or text and follow up appointments. You won’t regret his work. I get compliments EVERYDAY AND I LOVE IT!"- M.M. / Google / Sep 22, 2019
"I’ve had such an amazing experience with Dr. Delvecchio and his staff. They are all very welcoming and knowledgeable. During my consultation, i knew right away that i 100% wanted to get my surgery with Dr. DelVechhio. He’s attentive, caring, SAFE, and really knows what he’s talking about. No wonder he is well-known internationally, because his work is amazing!!! I’m currently 3 weeks post-op, and i’m feeling great. I’ve had a speedy recovery and best of all, i love my results and i’m not even fully recovered yet! I’ve had a really low self-esteem these past few years, and Dr. DelVechhio has brought my self-esteem back up. I 100% recommend Dr. DelVecchio! His work is out of this world! Thank you Dr. DelVechhio and staff for taking great care of me and helping me feel great again!"- Y.R. / Google / Sep 18, 2019
During your consultation, Dr. Del Vecchio will examine your body to decide if you are a good candidate to have abdominal etching. To be a good candidate for this surgery, you should be within a normal weight range with isolated pockets of fat in your stomach. You should also have a low body fat percentage (ideally under 20%) and have already tried to define your midsection through a healthy diet and exercise routine with little to no success. Due to genetics, hormones, or pregnancy, you could naturally be unable to get defined abs.
Dr. Del Vecchio performs high definition abdominal etching as an outpatient surgery in an accredited surgical facility while you are under anesthesia. During the 1 – 2-hour operation, Dr. Del Vecchio will make one or more tiny incisions so he may insert a thin tube (cannula) to remove fat. Dr. Del Vecchio generally uses liposculpture techniques to emulsify and remove fat but may also use power-assisted liposuction (PAL) to achieve a more dramatic etching. Dr. Del Vecchio will define the midline linea alba and the outline of the rectus muscle. To reveal a six-pack, he may also define the transverse inscriptions and horizontal lines. Once the fat is removed and the abdominal muscles are fully defined, Dr. Del Vecchio will close the incisions with sutures.
What to Expect
Following the procedure, you will be fitted with a compression garment to reduce bruising and swelling, which should diminish in about two weeks. You may experience moderate to minimal pain, but most patients are able to return to work within 5 – 7 days. Dr. Del Vecchio does his best to make the smallest incisions in your body's natural creases, which means the scars are difficult to see once fully healed. Dr. Del Vecchio or a member of his team will explain scar care instructions that will ensure your incisions heal cleanly.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does high definition abdominal etching cost?
The cost of ab etching will depend on your unique condition, the amount of fat needed to be extracted, and your cosmetic goals. During your initial consult, Dr. Del Vecchio will review your concerns, build a custom treatment plan, and estimate your costs. At Uptown Body Contouring, we offer several payment options to help make your treatment more affordable.
When can I resume physical exercise?
On average, patients are able to resume their usual exercise routine about 3 – 4 weeks after their treatment. Typically, a follow-up visit is scheduled so Dr. Del Vecchio can view your progress and determine if it is safe for you to resume physical activities.
Ab etching or tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck is designed to remove loose skin from the abdomen to create a tighter appearance while ab etching does not address sagging skin. Patients who are already at or near their goal weight and wish to enhance the definition of their abs are great candidates for abdominal sculpting. If you are concerned about loose or excess skin, then a tummy tuck may be better suited for your needs and goals.
Plan Your Procedure
Reveal Your Six-Pack
No matter how much you work on your abs at the gym, you may not be able to get washboard abs on your own. High-definition abdominal etching at Uptown Body Contouring in New York, NY removes the stubborn fat from your stomach and defines your muscles so you can see a six-pack at last. If you've tried diet and exercise but are still not able to get visible muscles, schedule a consultation with skilled plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio to learn more about ab sculpting.