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Abdominal & Muscle Etching

This relatively new procedure uses a special cannula to contour and shape the abdominal fat pad. Dr. Marc DuPéré performs abdominal etching in Toronto to achieve a flatter stomach and create the look of a 6-pack or 8-pack abdomen. Dr. DuPéré has refined his technique since he started performing muscle etching back in 2004.

Sculpt your way to a more athletic appearance with an abdominal etching procedure performed by a Royal College-certified plastic surgeon. Request a consultation with Dr. Marc DuPéré or call our office at (416) 929-9800.

Abdominal Etching
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I'm very proud to be a patient of Dr. Marc and truly am thankful for the kindness of the Visage staff. As a patient, I would want to see the "real" meat and potatoes of patients as today many site photos are photoshopped or use models that had no work done.I'm p... Read On

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This patient came to us after already successfully losing 25 lbs. He was looking for some sculpted abs to match his new healthier lifestyle and diet. Dr. DuPere and the patient discussed abdmominal etching with liposuction to his lower backrolls to give him a realistic and defined effect. His result... Read On

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This early 30’s young man after extensive re-searching the internet for a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with an extensive knowledge of body sculpting and body implants decided to schedule a consultation with Dr. Marc DuPéré at Toronto Visage Clinic.    The patien... Read On

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This youthful 43 year old male had a very busy career in the fashion industry in Toronto and even though he exercised regularly he did not have the time to commit to an exercise regime that would create the six pack washboard stomach.After reading about the abdominal etching procedure on the interne... Read On

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This former male model wanted to obtain the sleek and cut physique he had as a younger man.  He came in for a consultation at Visage Clinic with Top Toronto plastic surgeon, Dr. Marc DuPéré.   At his consultation with cosmetic surgeon Dr. Marc DuPéré, ... Read On

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This patient is a 61-year old professional male, who is a sport-enthusiast and loves to play volleyball.   He came in a consultation at Visage Clinic in Toronto to see Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr Marc DuPéré.He previously had the smart lipo procedure to his love handl... Read On

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This is a very fit dancer, who was concerned with the love handles and the soft belly that he was developing as he aged even though he was continually active. Through internet research he found that liposuction was the procedure recommended for his concern.  He was very lucky to be referred to ... Read On

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How Can Abdominal & Muscle Etching Help?

This procedure emphasizes muscles in areas such as the abdomen by:

  • Selectively removing a small amount of fat from around the patient's natural musculature
  • Sculpting the abdomen to create a more athletic contour
  • Highlighting other muscle groups such as the thighs, calves, deltoids, pectorals or biceps

Dr. DuPéré's Abdominal & Muscle Etching Techniques

Prior to the procedure, Dr. DuPéré makes detailed markings around the patient's flexed muscles such as the abdominals, pectorals or deltoids. He then uses these markings as guidelines for removing fat selectively and improving muscle definition.

Abdominal and muscle etching is suitable for patients who are already in shape and who have between 1 and 2 centimeters of "pinchable belly fat." Because the amount of fat removed is fairly small, this procedure is not suitable for patients with larger accumulations of abdominal fat seeking significant weight reduction. A traditional liposuction procedure is more suitable for these patients.

Risks and Complications

Every surgery comes with potential risks. Though serious complications are rare, Dr. DuPéré warns all abdominal & muscle etching patients of some of the risks such as: scarring, incomplete or loss of the etched indentations, opening of the wound, temporary discomfort, bleeding and bruising around the surgical sites, loss of sensation over the surgical site and around the scar, fluid accumulation (seroma and hematomas), infection (extremely rare), nerve and vessel injury (a risk with any surgery) and skin necrosis (possibly treatable with wound care).

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