In Central Arizona, Dr. Tsujimura provides a specialty surgery using liposuction to accentuate the abdominal rippling effect many men desire with abdominal etching. Our board-certified surgeon enhance the definition of the abdominal muscles by removing excess fat and reshaping that region to create a sculpted ab appearance. Ideal candidates for this procedure are men in relatively good shape who desire a more defined abdomen. With the help of Scottsdale Plastic Surgeons, abdominal etching artfully creates washboard abs that are sometimes hard to get through diet and exercise alone.
Abdominal Etching Reviews
"Amazing - Dr. Holden is Amazing extremely kind, caring, and intelligent. I consulted with him initially for revision of a previous face lift as well as a couple of additional facial procedures. During my consult process I developed an exacerbation of an extremely rare complication from my previous facial rejuvenation. Dr. Holden is now treating me for this. My husband and I have instilled our faith and confidence in him to get me through this CRISIS and beyond to any future procedures I have. He definitely gives you his time and his ear. In addition he has an artistic eye I've seen his before and after photos. Great office staff as well Jennifer and Candace. Take my advice see Dr. Holden. I wish I had seen him MUCH sooner."- Anonymous / Vitals / Oct 27, 2011
"Life changing - This man works miracles. He is very professional with down to earth attitude so don't let the SCOTTSDALE ATTITUDE scare you away. I had a tummy tuck and my flabby arms done at 65 after losing lots of weight. After becoming a widow my outlook on life was that it was over and I was destined to live the rest of my life ugly and alone because no one would ever want me. Fortunately I found Dr. T and he was so patient and actually funny that each visit was like seeing a friend. I now have a bright future and a new friend. I"m thinking of a face lift. Not to look younger because the rest of my body will tell the truth but to feel better about ME not for anyone else. Just keep your fingers crossed I can come up with the money before I'm too old for the surgery. Lol Keep smiling It will keep you young!"- K.C. / Vitals / Mar 06, 2016
"Amazing Surgeon with the kindest heart ever! - Dr. Holden is an amazing surgeon and has a true kind soul. I trust this doctor 100%. I have had my eyes done with him and will be going in for a lower face lift. He is a true artist and has the best bed side manner."- N. / RealSelf / Oct 29, 2017
"I Couldn't Be Happier! - Dr. Holden is a very talented physician. Not only is he exceptional at facial plastic surgery, he is kind, compassionate and caring. I am extremely pleased with my eye lift and face lift, I couldn't be happier. He makes you feel comfortable every step of the way explaining the surgery and recovery in detail. He has the best bed-side manner of any physician I've encountered!"- S. / RealSelf / Nov 28, 2018
"Highly Skilled Surgeon - From start to finish Dr. Holden was amazing. He is a highly skilled and talented surgeon. He performed a lower face lift with my neck lift and I truly love my results. The only thing I can say negative is... I didn't realize how long the recovery process could be, and believe me when I say, it's a "rough" recovery-IMO. Your in good hands with Dr. Holden!"- S. / RealSelf / Jul 24, 2019
Abdominal etching is done with a special tumescent liposuction technique. The procedure removes and sculpts fatty tissue residing under the skin. Before the procedure, detailed markings are made of the patient’s flexed abs. During the surgery, small incisions are made within the natural contours of the abdomen. This helps minimize scarring. Through these incisions, fat is removed in some areas, thinned in others, and rearranged to accentuate the abdomen (rectus) muscles and the linea alba (the line running down the center of the abdomen).
All male abdominal etching procedures are performed under monitored anesthesia care (MAC) sedation as an outpatient procedure at our surgical facility. The surgery typically lasts about one to two hours. Following surgery, there will be some swelling and bruising in the abdomen. A compression garment should be worn for 3-6 weeks. Most patients are able to resume a normal work schedule within 1 week and incorporate exercise within 3 weeks. The full effect of surgery should be noticed within 6 months. This surgery allows men increased definition of their abdominals.
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Abdominal Etching for Men FAQs
Who is the Ideal Candidate?
The ideal candidate for abdominal etching is a male with up to 20% body fat and good muscle tone, but who feels frustrated because he cannot attain “washboard abs”.
Is Liposuction Always Needed?
Yes. The soft tissue and fat that collects in excess will need to be removed using a liposuction method, this will help define and enhance the muscles. There are many liposuction techniques to consider. Some are less invasive and use a mechanism that can help the skin become tighter. These methods can be discussed during your consultation.
What About Scarring?
Incisions for this surgery are well concealed. They are placed in the lines of the abdominal muscles and are small enough that scarring is minimized. Over time, the incision lines will fade and become almost nonexistent for most men.