Abdominal Etching / Pectoral Implant

Also known as abdominal liposculpture or tummy liposuction. It is intended to remove excess fat from the stomach area, produce 6 pack appearance and create stronger muscle definition.

Small incisions are made in the belly button and the natural creases of the abdomen. A hollow cannula or a tube-like instrument is used to first inject local anaesthetic fluid and then to extract surplus fat. The fat will be removed in only particular areas.

Abdominal Etching is a delicate procedure, involving the process of sculpting grooves in the fat layers in order to emphasis the muscular contours of the abdomen.

What are the different types of Abdominal Etching?

Liposuction is the name given to a procedure that removes pockets of unwanted fat from different areas of the body. In general, women tend to have liposuction performed on the abdomen and thighs, and men on the abdomen and flanks. In most cases, fat is extracted with a hollow tube known as a cannula and a suction device.

Duration of procedure/surgery:

Generally, abdominal Etching is performed at Sydney Plastic Surgery as a day only procedure, taking about one and a half hours.

Twilight sedation with local or general anaesthetic.

Once the Abdominal Etching procedure has been performed, Dr Barnouti will fit the patient with a medical compression bandage. This needs to be worn at all times for a week. The patient should only have a sponge bath during the 1st week. The dressing will be removed on day 7 by Dr Barnouti’s specialist nurse.
The patient can return to work within 3-5 days.

Risks associated with abdominal etching and liposculpture:

Risks related to tummy liposuction are low in safe hands. Dr Barnouti is an experienced and specialist plastic surgeon in the field of abdominal etching and liposculpture procedure. Risks may include:
– Bleeding
– Infection
– Bruising and swelling
– Scarring
– post liposuction deformity

Please read our Risks and Complications of Plastic Surgery page.

After care:

There are several limitations which include no exercise or lifting of heavy items. Placing any pressure on the abdominal area should be strictly avoided.


Procedure Price Estimate Conditions/Comments
Abdominal 6-pack etching Liposculpture $14,990 This price includes surgeon fee, anaesthetic fee, abdominal binder 6 weeks follow up. Hospital fees are additional cost.
How to Book?
Call us on free phone 1300 002 006 if you are outside Sydney or 9561 0222 if you’re in the Sydney area