Why Abdominal Etching is not recommended for obese people?

Why Abdominal Etching is not recommended for obese people?

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What is abdominal Etching? 

Abdominal Etching is a surgical procedure that uses the liposuction technique, where the surgeon selects the fat to be removed in order to enhance the abdominal grooves and bring out the muscles essentially the "Six Packs" that characterize the sculpted belly of an athlete.

Limits of abdominal Etching  

Abdominal etching is not for everyone, obese people cannot undergo such a procedure. In fact, a good candidate for Abdominal Etching should have no more than 2 inches of pinchable fat. 

What is abdominal fat? 

Liposuction aims to remove the small pockets of subcutaneous fat that diet and exercise have failed to burn off. 

This abdominal fat of the visceral type is the most toxic, it covers the intestines and/or the liver. Once abundant, it becomes dangerous and poses many health risks. 

A sedentary lifestyle and poor eating habits promote the accumulation of fat located under the abdomen.

Why shouldn't the "Six Packs" operation be performed with abundant abdominal fat? 

The presence of a large amount of abdominal fat prevents the surgeon from performing the abdominal Etching operation in order to prevent any risk of complications and even death during the anesthesia in case of the presence of health problems. 

Effects of anesthesia on obese people

Being in good health is essential to be able to undergo general anesthesia, which is why being obese is a major obstacle to undergoing the "Six Packs" operation. Moreover, obesity represents a risk factor for respiratory function as well as for the cardiovascular system with regard to postoperative venous thrombosis. Indeed, the fat cells that are largely present under the abdomen modify the pharmacokinetics of anesthetic agents, which makes their effect less predictable.

This is why the preoperative consultation with an anesthesiologist is a crucial step.  

Aesthetic result

Thus, a significant overweight (with a BMI> 30) does not allow having a sculpted belly after an abdominal Etching, on the contrary, you may be very unpleasantly surprised by the result.

On the aesthetic side, the operation will be totally unsuccessful, and the patient will not be satisfied with his new appearance either.

In fact, having isolated pockets of fat and practicing regular physical exercises help enormously to have a more satisfactory result and to obtain a more pronounced muscle relief.

When to perform an abdominal Etching? 

If the patient has lost a lot of weight through dieting and sports and has not been able to get rid of the belly fat, abdominal Etching can be very useful.

This technique, which is classified as a fine-tuning surgery, is recommended for people with a lifestyle based on sports and regular physical activity. 

Good candidates should have healthy eating habits that prevent them from accumulating excess fat cells in the abdomen.

They will see the results of the operation more quickly than those with rounder contours.

The body elasticity and the tone of the skin are another factor that helps to achieve the success of the abdominal muscles engraving. 

Good elasticity refers to young, non-smoking people with high levels of elastin. Elastin is a protein that allows the skin to return to its original shape after stretching. Loss of elasticity can be genetic, especially in obese women.


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