& Ab Etching
High-Definition/4D Liposculpture and Ab Etching
Imagine that you can take a chubby abdomen and with a little work, create the appearance of a six-pack. That’s the principal of ab etching. Once we realize the definition of the underlying muscle, fat is removed with specialized techniques to make the fat look like the bulges of the underlying muscles.
The process begins by understanding what lies below the skin. Muscles have a defined shape and their locations are predictable. We can feel these muscles when we flex them, even if you can’t see them. Muscle bulges or bellies are separated from each by fascia (sinew and gristle). This fascia covers the muscles and it is what holds the muscle next to each other. We remove the fat covering the fascia between the muscle bulge and that simulates the appearance of big muscles. The liposuction areas are the valleys to the muscle hills and mountains.
Muscle definition and curves create a sexy image, but nothing is worse than bizarre anatomy. The interposition of creases outside of a normal pattern simply looks strange. With the principles of Hi-Definition Liposculpture, we take normal anatomy and amplify the shape. It’s not about getting rid of some fullness; it’s about creating a new shape.
So, it’s not what you take out; it’s what you leave behind. Hi-Definition Liposculpture is not for everyone. It works poorly on obese patients. It does beautifully on healthy patients, at or near their ideal body weight, who want definition and want to take the art of liposuction to its highest level. Risks and potential complications depend on the details of your medical condition and have to be assessed individually. With Dr. Geldner’s superior surgical skill, over 25 years of experience, his highly skilled and compassionate staff, we exceed our patients’ expectations.
In Chicago and Hinsdale
Dr. Geldner has performed tens of thousands of plastic surgery procedures, including liposculpture and ab etching. Take a look at the results for yourself in our Before and After Gallery. You can even use our MyFavorites tool to create a collection of the results you’d like to achieve and the cases you wish to discuss during your complimentary consultation.
This 38 year old wanted to improve his appearance. We performed Vaser® Liposuction of his abdomen, flanks, and lateral chest. He was...View More
This very fit gentleman came to me with diet resistant fat. He wanted body contouring of his breasts, abdomen and flanks. We used Vaser®...View More
This gentleman wanted to improve the look of his abdomen and flanks. We performed Vaser® Liposuction of those areas removing 1600 cc of liposylate...View More
This gentleman came to me disappointed by CoolSculpting® performed by another practice. He wanted to recontour several areas including his...View More
This gentleman wanted to improve the appearance of his abdomen, flanks, and chest. We performed Vaser® Liposculpture and removed about 2700...View More
This gentleman wanted to improve his mid-section. He was dissatisfied with his waist, flanks, and chest. He understood that his muscle tone...View More
This gentleman wanted to contour his abdomen, flanks and chest. We used Vaser® liposculpture to improve his contouring. About 1500 cc of fat...View More
This patient has a history of losing weight on his own. He couldn't, however, tighten the skin on his abdomen. He had some additional fat which...View More
This gentleman came to me with diet resistant fat. Though he was in excellent shape, he couldn't change the fat around his midsection. I recommended...View More
This gentleman lost weight on his own but couldn't lose all of the extra bulk to his satisfaction. He had loose skin of the lower abdomen. Employing...View More
“Dear Dr. Geldner, Doctors like you are few and far between. I will be forever grateful for what you did for me.”
~ Patient Review
Learn More About Liposcution
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