About Abdominal Sculpting
A toned stomach can generally be achieved through a healthy diet and exercise; however, "washboard" abs are very difficult (and sometimes even impossible) for everyone to attain. If you want a defined stomach with a clear "six-pack," board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Katzen offers abdominal sculpting with VASER technology at his practice in Beverly Hills, CA. A highly refined liposuction technique, ab etching can remove small amounts of stubborn fat from your abdominal wall to define your abs. Schedule a consultation at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills to learn more about abdominal sculpting with the VASER Hi-Def liposculpture technology.
"My experience with Dr. Timothy Katzen is wonderful. His surgical skills are top notch and he has great bedside manner. I have had 3 procedures with Dr. Katzen and happy with all three."- K.Y. / Google / Nov 05, 2019
"The Best and I Looked Researched Everywhere and Everyone - Body lift and thigh lift 11 pounds removed and I have my 19 year old body back [RSBleep], you know the body we had before the babies and the weight gains loses gains and loses ------ Dr. Katzen exceeded all my expectations with the surgical results and he has a mellow kind beside manner very UN-LA (thank goodness).The office staff is SUPER NICE (Kiara is great) I live in SF and traveled and stayed the 2 weeks in LA because he is the best. I am not posting body pics BC I am 7 weeks post op my scars look good but are PINK (that is how I scar) and my thighs look good (yes they are gapped now) but have 2 little incisions/suture healing spots - totally normal healing stuff.Will update with body pics in a few weeks."- J. / RealSelf / Mar 18, 2020
"Dr. Katzen is a True Gem!!!! - What makes Dr. Katzen stood out for me was his demeanor and how wonderful his patients talk about him. Dr. Katzen is a true gem and I am so glad I went with him. He stuck with me from beginning to end. I felt safe and comfortable with him the entire journey. I had the pleasure of meeting many of his post-op patients in the lobby. We all pretty much agree he is awesome!"- J.P. / RealSelf / Mar 18, 2020
"Extended Tummy Tuck and Gynecomastia Surgery After 140 Pound Weight Loss - I am a 47-year-old male who underwent gastric bypass surgery. I lost approximately 140 pounds. Like many patients, I experienced sagging excess skin in my abdomen along with other areas. My arms and thighs surprisingly was not horribly bad, I could live with it. The two areas that bothered me the most was my abdomen and chest area. I found Dr. Katzen and knew immediately, I can trust my life with him. I underwent an extended tummy tuck and gynecomastia surgery, both with excellent results."- P. / RealSelf / Mar 18, 2020
"Dr. Katzen is Total Perfection! - I am proud to brag about my plastic surgeon, Dr. Katzen. His education is matched with his ability to operate. He is total perfection. I had the body lift and it is so very nice. Dr. Katzen tightened me up in all the right places."- N.M. / RealSelf / Mar 18, 2020
During your consultation, Dr. Katzen will closely evaluate your body to determine if you're a good candidate to receive abdominal sculpting. To be considered for this toning procedure, you should be within a normal weight range with isolated pockets of fat on your stomach that prevents you from achieving the defined look you want. You could also be a candidate if you have a low body fat percentage (ideally under 20%) and have tried to define your core with a high-protein diet, regular cardio, and abdominal strength training. Due to genetics, hormones, or pregnancy, you might naturally be unable to get washboard abs without cosmetic intervention.
Abdominal sculpting is a minimally invasive procedure that requires a shorter recovery period than many other techniques. For your treatment, you will be placed under general anesthesia. Dr. Katzen will make about five tiny, pencil eraser-sized incisions, inject tumescent fluid into the area, and insert the VASER cannula to melt the unwanted fat. He will then remove the tumescent fluid and fat with liposuction techniques. From there, further liposuction is performed to sculpt the abdominal muscles and define the transverse inscriptions. Once the fat is removed and the abdominal muscles are completely defined, he will close the incisions with sutures.
What to Expect
Following the procedure, you will be fitted with pads and a compression garment to reduce bruising and swelling, which should diminish in about two weeks. You may experience minimal to moderate pain, but you may be able to return to work within 5 – 7 days and resume exercise within three weeks. Dr. Katzen does his best to place the smallest incisions possible in your body's natural creases, which means the resulting scars will be difficult to see once fully healed. Dr. Katzen or a member of his team will give you scar care instructions to ensure that your incisions heal cleanly.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Will I have "washboard abs?"
Ab sculpting is a procedure that targets the abdominal muscles to define the contours of your stomach, giving the appearance of "washboard" abs. It can be difficult to attain this look with just regular dieting and exercise if you have a resistant layer of fat cushioning your muscles. Sometimes, this stubborn fat does not respond well to natural means. To achieve the definition you want, VASER liposculpture technology is employed to remove these pads of fat and emphasize muscle tone.
How does it work?
Our abdominal etching procedure is performed using VASER (Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance). This minimally invasive surgery requires only small incisions that are often easily concealed due to Dr. Katzen's technical skill and the placement of the incisions. Once the incisions are made, a cannula is inserted to melt the unwanted fat. Further liposuction is then performed so your abdominal muscles are further highlighted and defined.
Will I have any scarring?
Because ab sculpting is a minimally invasive procedure, your incisions will be small. Dr. Katzen does his best to create the smallest incisions possible in indiscernible areas. If you practice proper after-care treatment of the incision sites, your scars will fade naturally into the skin and become unnoticeable over time.
Will my results last?
The results you reap from abdominal sculpting at our Beverly Hills, CA practice could last for years or even decades. As long as you maintain a healthy diet plan and exercise regimen, as well as keep a healthy weight, you can enjoy the benefits of your ab etching procedure for the years to come.
REVEAL A TIGHTER TUMMY
No matter how much you work on your abs at the gym, you may not be able to achieve washboard abs on your own. Abdominal sculpting at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills removes the stubborn fat from your stomach and defines your muscles so you will see a six-pack at last. If you've tried diet and exercise but are still fighting to get visible muscles, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Katzen at his office in Beverly Hills, CA to learn more about the benefits of ab sculpting with VASER.
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