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Old 02-14-2008, 08:37 PM   #1
 
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Question Abdominal Etching / Six Pack Ab Surgery

Is this procedure for real? I'm sure it's safe to say we've all heard of it but is this a real procedure that people actually get commonly? Isn't it just taking tiny liposuction tubes and removing fat around the abs to enhance them? What if you're super skinny how will this work if there's no fat to suck out?

This is one of those old wives tales that everyone hears about but no one knows anything really about.


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Old 02-15-2008, 07:17 AM   #2
 
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didn't janet jackson get ab sculpting?

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Old 02-15-2008, 02:48 PM   #3
 
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Yes this is a real procedure. Abdominal etching, which also goes by several others names such as ab sculpting and lipo sculpting, is a procedure a plastic surgeon by the name of Dr. Henry Mentz wsa the credited as pioneering in the early 90's. It involves using a special canula which is designed to shape and contour the fat above and around the abs. Tiny amounts of fat are removed around the patient's natural muscle contours. Depending on the body type the end result with either be a flat stomach or "six pack" abs. I believe other doctors besides Dr. Mentz do this now but I personally do not know of any.

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My girl Janet didn't get any ab-sculpting surgery. Have you seen her on the dance floor? She works that booty off!

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Old 02-17-2008, 02:46 PM   #5
 
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where do they insert the lipo tube for abdominal etching anyway? i mean i would think having scars from a tube would kind of contradict the purpose of getting 'natural' abs in the first place lol

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Yes it is definitely starting to gain popularity

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