Six Pack Surgery
Six pack surgery, also known as "liposculpture" or abdominal etching, is a surgical procedure in which excess fat is removed from the body by liposuction in order to shape the abdominal muscles. The aim is to get the muscle group called "six pack" with implant support.
Six pack surgery first appeared in the 1970s. Later, with the advanced liposuction procedure and application, it became more effective and safer.
How is Six Pack Surgery Performed?
Six pack surgery is usually performed under local anesthesia. The surgeon first makes a few small incisions around the abdomen. These incisions are placed in areas where they can be easily hidden so that they are not visible later.
Then the liposuction procedure is applied and the fat surrounding each abdominal muscle is started to be removed. At this stage, the experience of the surgeon is important and it is necessary to be worked meticulously. After each abdominal muscle is carefully shaped, the surgeon stitches the incisions closed. The patient can be discharged immediately after the operation.
After the swelling decreases a little, the results of the surgery begin to be seen. Each abdominal muscle can be clearly seen. It should be known that these results can be maintained for a long time through a regular life, healthy diet, and exercise.
Who Can Be a Candidate For Six Pack Surgery?
Candidates are people who are at their ideal weight with a certain body index score. Abdominal etching is not a way for losing weight. It should only be preferred for body shaping. Candidates should have realistic expectations at this point.
However, this procedure can be even more effective when combined with a skin tightening procedure. People considering this surgery are also advised not to smoke or at least to stop smoking during this process.
Recovery of Six Pack Surgery
It will be sufficient for people who have regular work to take a few days off. During the recovery period, heavy exercise should be avoided. Recovery time may vary from person to person, depending on how the person responds to the surgery and the extent of the liposuction procedure. Consultation between the surgeon and the patient before abdominal muscle surgery allows planning regarding the recovery process.