About Abdominal Sculpting
A toned stomach can typically be obtained through a nutritious diet plan and exercise, but "washboard" abs are extremely hard and in some cases impossible for everybody to get. If you would like a defined stomach with a visible "six-pack," board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael J. Brown performs ab sculpting at his practice in Ashburn, VA. An extremely refined liposculpture technique, abdominal etching may be helpful to remove small quantities of stubborn fat from your belly and define your abs. Schedule an appointment at The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery to find out more information on ab sculpting.
"Dr. Brown and his staff work above and beyond to ensure their patients are happy with their results. Dr. Brown and the esthetician, Amanda, spend time in consultations to ensure the treatment plans pursued are to best meet the patient goals. Overall, a wonderful experience. Having an OR on site helps create a much more relaxing atmosphere than a surgical center or hospital, and his staff add to that atmosphere with their personal touch through the process."- R.B. / Yelp / May 01, 2019
"I had a breast lift with Dr. Brown 10 years ago. I love his new office and the staff is very friendly. I loved my results and will be recommending him to all my friends."- S.B. / Office Visit / Nov 02, 2016
"Dr. Brown and his wonderful staff made me feel at home coming in. We went over everything I wanted done for my lift and liposuction to my chin. Amber made sure I was comfortable and knowledgeable about what I would need to be prepared. The day of surgery the staff made me laugh and made sure I was comfortable because I was nervous. I was blown away by how Dr. Brown did more then I could have ever imagined. I am beyond happy with the results and I’m so great full for Dr. Brown and his amazing staff. Thank you so much."- E.S. / Google / Apr 23, 2019
"Erica Sprecher Dr. Brown and his wonderful staff made me feel at home coming in. We went over everything I wanted done for my lift and liposuction to my chin. Amber made sure I was comfortable and knowledgeable about what I would need to be prepared. The day of surgery the staff made me laugh and made sure I was comfortable because I was nervous. I was blown away by how Dr. Brown did more then I could have ever imagined. I am beyond happy with the results and I’m so great full for Dr. Brown and his amazing staff. Thank you so much."- L.B. / Facebook / Apr 23, 2019
"I don’t even know where to begin! This center has exceeded my expectations! I had a breast augmentation done in February and I absolutely love my results! From the front desk to the Nurses, Anesthesiologists and most importantly Dr.Brown my experience was awsome! I will definitely be going back again for another procedure in the upcoming months ??"- M.D. / Google / Mar 19, 2019
At your consultation, Dr. Brown will evaluate your body to ascertain whether you're a good candidate to get abdominal sculpting. To be a good candidate for ab etching, you should be in a healthy weight range but with stubborn areas of fat covering your abdominal muscles. You should have a low body fat percentage (preferably below 20%) and also have attempted to improve your core using a high-protein diet, regular exercise, and stomach muscle training. Due to hormones, genetics, or pregnancy, you might naturally be unable to get washboard abs.
Dr. Brown performs ab etching as an outpatient surgery in a licensed surgical facility with you under anesthesia. Throughout the 1 – 2-hour procedure, Dr. Brown will create one or more small incisions so he can insert a hollow tube (cannula) to vacuum out fatty tissue. Dr. Brown normally uses liposculpture methods to loosen and take out fat, but he might also utilize Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL) to get a more defined result. Dr. Brown will etch the outline of the rectus muscle and the midline linea alba. In order to give you a six-pack, he can also etch the horizontal lines and transverse inscriptions. When the fat is liposuctioned and the stomach muscles are completely defined, Dr. Brown will close the incisions using stitches.
What to Expect
After the surgery, you'll be put in a compression garment to minimize swelling and bruising, which should diminish in roughly a couple of weeks. You will feel mild discomfort, but you may feel well enough to go back to work in 5 – 7 days and get back to working out in three weeks. Dr. Brown does his best to put the tiniest incisions in your stomach's natural creases so the scars are hard to see when completely healed. Dr. Brown or a member of his staff will give you scar care directions that will help your incisions heal properly.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does abdominal sculpting cost?
The price of an abdominal sculpting procedure will be dependent on your existing shape and your desired results. In your consultation at our facility, Dr. Brown will understand your goals and concerns in order to create a procedure plan that is tailored to you. We can then provide you with information on your out-of-pocket costs and the payment methods we offer at our practice.
Will I experience scarring?
Since abdominal sculpting is a minimally invasive procedure, the incisions are also minimal. During the procedure, Dr. Brown will create a small incision that is used to insert the cannula near the belly button or along the natural crease in the abdomen. Our team will also be able to provide you with aftercare instructions to help you heal properly with minimal scarring.
Can I combine with another treatment?
Yes, abdominal sculpting can be combined with additional aesthetic treatments to create desired results. During your consultation, we will be able to recommend any other procedures that may yield more optimal outcomes. We may also be able to suggest nonsurgical treatments that can enhance your results without additional downtime.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $4,500 - $6,000
- Return to Work
- 3 Days
- Surgery Time
- 1.5 Hours
- Follow Ups
- 5 Days, 1 Month, 1 Year
Reveal Your Six-Pack
However much time you work on your core, you might not be able to obtain a defined stomach naturally. Abdominal sculpting at The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery liposuctions the stubborn fat from your stomach and etches the muscle lines so that you will have a six-pack. If you have tried exercise and diet but are still fighting to have visible muscles, then schedule an appointment with plastic surgeon Dr. Brown at his practice in Ashburn, VA to find out more about abdominal sculpting.