Abdominal Etching

Dr. Massimo Gianfermi is a surgeon specializing in cosmetic surgery and abdominal etching, a procedure designed to redraw abdominal contours.

Redesigning your abdominal muscles

Abdominal etching, and more broadly liposculpture, are advanced methods of liposuction, allowing to emphasize certain muscular reliefs of the body. They allow to improve with even more details and finesse the silhouette.

In fact, they perform a real sculpture of the abdominal muscles, pectorals or other muscles, in order to make them stand out and obtain a more bulging and defined appearance.

This procedure is mostly applied to the abdomen, to draw the famous “six pack”.


The goal of abdominal etching is to bring out the natural relief of the abdominal muscles and more particularly the rectus abdominis muscles.

The rectus abdominis muscles extend from the thorax to the pubis and are cut by 6 tendon intersections (3 per muscle), thus creating the demarcation of 8 abdominal squares.

Even if the anatomy is constant, the drawing of the muscular reliefs will be different between a man and a woman but also between each patient. We follow the pre-existing muscle contours for a natural and aesthetic result even if there is a variation in weight.

Details of the Abdominal Etching operation

Before the intervention
After an examination of your belly, Dr. Gianfermi will guide you in choosing the best treatment according to your request, your abdominal fat, and your excess skin.
Before and after photos of the liposculpture or abdominal etching will be taken.
During the intervention
The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and its duration varies between 1 and 3 hours, depending on the importance of the work to be done and the liposuctioned areas. At the end of the procedure, a compression and shaping bandage is applied. Dr. Gianfermi uses the latest surgical techniques available, and operates on his patients himself.
After the intervention
The patients can leave the same evening of the operation. The post-operative period is marked by swelling and bruising associated with aches and pains. They fade significantly after 1 week. No nursing care is necessary after the operation. Showers are allowed from the next day. Depending on the profession, a period without working is recommended for 5 to 10 days.

Before and after pictures

Abdominoplastie (Avant) Abdominoplastie (Après)

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Patient review

Antoine Masson

Operated for a cyst on my scalp, I didn't feel anything and I'm relieved to have it removed, all in a very short time (operation 3 days after the first consultation). So happy!

What are the results?

The custom-made postoperative abdominal etching device is removed at 5 days after surgery. Results begin to be visible at 3 weeks to be permanent after 3 to 6 months. They are final if weight remains stable overall.

Frequently asked questions

It is a cosmetic surgery procedure such as liposuction, therefore not covered by social security or mutual insurance companies.

The price is very variable from one patient to another. Indeed, it depends on the number of corrections to be treated, the place of intervention, the duration… The price for a liposculpture can vary, from 3500 euros.

This requires a clinical examination by an aesthetic surgeon specializing in body contouring and liposuction, who will be able to evaluate with you and guide you in the choice of the right treatment.

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75007, Paris