AbSculpt™ SmartLipo | Chicago, IL

Abdominal Etching with VASER: Six Pack Abs with AbSculpt™

"It’s the definition I’ve always wanted."

Ben | Actual Patient

Abdominal etching involves using precision high-definition VASER® liposuction technology to sculpt and define your abdominal area. The abdominal etching procedure can eliminate stubborn fat, enhance the muscle contours and help you achieve the six-pack abs you’ve always dreamed of.

Cost Range

$7499 - $9,995* Cost will vary from patient to patient

Verified Patient Reviews

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5.0 rating
January 3, 2020

My experience with X-sculpt has been nothing short of amazing! I had previously enquired about my procedure with a different surgery and their response can be best described as “disinterested” at best. What a contrast with XSculpt!! Dr. T and his team were professional and took the time to answer my many questions patiently. The facilities are modern, clean and centrally located. The aftercare has been phenomenal and although I am only a month post-surgery, I am already very pleased with the results. Highly recommended!!!!!

PJ Thomas
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August 15, 2019

Dr Mark was fantastic from my consultation all the way through my surgery and through the recovery process. He was always accessible via phone and answered any questions I had. He is really motivated to help his patients and it shows through his work. Couldn’t be more pleased with him as a Dr or the results.


What is Abdominal Etching?

*Our AbSculpt™ procedure is unlike anything you’ve ever seen because it combines bioidentical hormone optimization with precision high-definition VASER liposculpting for the absolute best results possible for your body.

Abdominal Etching Frequently Asked Questions

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What is abdominal etching & high-definition liposculpting?

*High-definition liposculpting, also known as 3-D liposuction, is a special liposuction technique aimed at defining muscle contour, like abdominal muscles. At XSculpt, we use VASER system which uses a precision laser to sculpt and shape your abs.

If needed, fat can be strategically and precisely grafted to areas to enhance the contours as well. This is the next level in liposuction techniques!


What is Smartlipo? How will it help me get "Six Pack" Abs?

*Smartlipo transforms fat into liquid by utilizing the most advanced laser technology. This liquid is then extracted from the body with liposuction using very small incisions. The advantage of liquifying the fat prior to removal is that it makes the liposuction portion of the procedure less traumatic. Smartlipo also compliments traditional liposuction by making the fat removal more uniform and allowing for the use of smaller instruments.

*Other benefits of Smartlipo laser therapy is that it heats the bottom layer of your skin resulting in a skin tightening effect like shrink wrap! The laser allows for less overall bleeding because it coagulates the tissue. Smartlipo helps make the procedure more precise and allows for fine tuning of problem areas.

Smartlipo is done under anesthesia for your comfort.  During the AbSculpt procedure, our surgeon will use the laser to “sculpt” the fat around your abdominal muscles.  The inter-muscular grooves are accentuated using a hi-def liposculpting technique specifically designed to enhance muscle contours.  After swelling subsides in a few weeks, you can expect better-defined abdominal musculature and definition.


Who are good candidates for the AbSculpt Smartlipo laser procedure?

* People who are close to or at a healthy weight through diet and exercise before visiting XSculpt are good candidates for Smartlipo. Despite lifestyle modifications, the stubborn areas of fat that you can’t get rid of is ideal for body contouring by Smartlipo. Large amounts of fat cannot be removed by Smartlipo, however the figure that you worked so hard for can be revealed by the fine tuning that Smartlipo offers.


How is Smartlipo and regular liposuction different?

*Smartlipo uses a laser to loosen and disrupt that cells at the areas you need treated. Regular liposuction uses a cannula suction in combination with a liquid solution to loosen and remove fat cells. With Smartlipo, the fat cells are removed from the body using liposuction immediately after the laser treatment. The destroyed fat cells can also be left behind and eliminated by the body naturally. The advantages of Smartlipo over traditional liposuction is that it can provide precise body contouring without the need for a general anesthetic and any extra tissue damage.


Will VASER liposuction help me lose weight?

*Smartlipo and traditional liposuction is not intended for weight loss. Good candidates for this procedure will be at or close to their ideal body weight allowing us to see what your problem areas are and provide the appropriate therapy. Body contouring is very effective with Smartlipo however a large amount of fatty tissue cannot be removed. However, since the healing process burns more calories, many patients experience elevated metabolism following Smartlipo which can result in additional weight loss.

abdominal etching for men


How long does AbSculpt body sculpting take?

*The procedure usually last only a couple of hours, which is one of the advantages of Smartlipo. The actual time will vary depending upon how much body sculpting will need to be done as well as your physical condition. The procedure is performed without the need for general anesthesia which allows you to be back at home the same day!


What are the unique benefits of AbSculpt?

*There are times when no matter how hard you exercise and eat healthy, your abdominal muscles don’t show like you want them to. Unfortunately, the abdomen is the most difficult spot to lose the extra fat from as this is one of the main storage areas for the body. This part of the abdomen, commonly called a “spare tire” or “love handles” can be very resistant to weight loss through intense exercise and dieting. AbSculpt aims at reducing the fat, and sometimes skin, from your abdominal wall so the underlying muscles can “pop” out and muscular definition can be appreciated!


What will my recovery be like after my AbSculpt?

*A mild to moderate amount of discomfort can be expected with swelling and sensitivity at the areas treated. Your recovery time can vary. Medications and compression garments may be prescribed to ease your discomfort as well as to accelerate the healing process as much as possible. Most patients can resume activity and work in less than one week.


How much scarring will there be?

*Some amount of scarring will always occur with any procedure that involves skin incisions. With AbSculpt Smartlipo the incisions are very small and usually fade in time. There may be some mild discoloration at the site where the surgery occurred which resolves once the healing process is complete.

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Is Abdominal etching permanent?

*The time it will take to see the results will depend upon the size of the treatment area and your own individual ability to recover after the surgery. It can take several weeks to half a year before your final result is appreciated as the swelling in the treatment area subsides. The final result will depend upon your physical condition before the procedure and how consistent you are with maintaining a healthy lifestyle afterwards. If you maintain a healthy diet and regular exercise regimen, the results from your AbSculpt will last!


What is the cost for abdominal etching surgery?

*The price for all the procedures at XSculpt are very competitive compared to other centers providing the same services, however not all of these centers have board-certified cosmetic surgeons who are dedicated to providing you the best results with your safety as a priority. Make sure you do your homework on your surgeon before any cosmetic procedure is performed on you.

XSculpt are routinely having specials on AbSculpt! Check our SPECIALS page to see if one is going on right now!

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