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High-Definition Liposuction for Men
in Novi, Michigan

Ab Silhouetch℠ — Ab Etching

Millions of men across America face the reality that their midsections are not as well-defined as they could be. The good news is that you can blast away that layer of fat and reveal your underlying anatomy of more sculpted, toned abdominal muscles. The secret? Ab Silhouetch, this signature technique of high-definition liposuction with abdominal etching for men by Dr. Gregory Lakin, our board-certified plastic surgeon. This cutting-edge liposuction procedure offers a minimally invasive way to permanently remove fat from your body while illuminating your abdominal muscle groups. The result is a more toned and strong physique with defined abs.

All About Ab Silhouetch℠, the Abdominal Etching Procedure for Men

At Illuum Cosmetic Surgery, we offer Silhouetch, a new surgical procedure, and technique that provides high-definition lipo for men. We aim to help you remove excess fat, define muscle, and create a toned, rock-hard core. But how does this outpatient procedure work? What muscles can you reveal with this innovative technique?

At Illuum Cosmetic Surgery, we offer Silhouetch, a new surgical procedure and technique that provides high-definition lipo for men. We aim to help you remove excess fat, define muscle, and create a toned, rock-hard core. But how does this outpatient procedure work? What muscles can you reveal with this innovative technique?

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Semilunaris muscle lines

Rectus abdominis

Oblique muscles

Serratus muscles

Revealing Your Musculature

Ab Silhouetch, our signature technique for high-definition liposuction with ab etching, allows us to reveal your six-pack abs, including:

How Does Ab Silhouetch Work?

Ab Silhouetch is a minimally invasive surgical technique designed to help remove the fat hiding your six-pack abs. It uses high-definition liposuction to target men’s belly fat that lies over and between their abdominal muscles.

The ab etching procedure is customized to each patient, ensuring that you get the perfect results for your unique needs, goals, and physique. The fat loss is permanent.

Unlike traditional liposuction surgery, Ab Silhouetch has minimal downtime. You can return to work within a few days, confident with your athletic, toned body. Best of all, Ab Silhouetch with ab etching can be combined with other high-definition liposuction procedures to help sculpt and tone your entire body.

Which Procedures Can You Combine with Ab Etching for Men?

You may want to look beyond your abs and achieve an athletic and toned body. We offer additional cosmetic procedures to complement our ab etching procedure to sculpt your entire body.

What’s a strong, sculpted abdomen without defined pectoral muscles to complement it? We carefully remove fat and then etch your muscles to create a strongly defined, masculine physique that speaks of confidence and strength. 

Define and contour your arms’ musculature through high-definition liposuction with arm etching, both in front of and behind the deltoid, as well as the triceps and biceps.

Get the defined, strong back you’ve always wanted with high-definition liposuction and etching. From highlighting the erector spinae muscles to the upper and lower trapezius muscle and latissimus dorsi muscle, it’s all about sculpting and etching.

We use our Silhouetch etching and liposuction technique to remove fat from your thighs and calves to contour your natural muscle curves, iliotibial line, vastus lateralis and sartorius lines.

Many men get Brazilian butt lifts, and our BBL Silhouetch technique ensures that we define those targeted areas while transferring fat to your buttocks. 

Need a bit more volume for your arms or pec muscles? Fat transfer from other areas of the body allows us to sculpt your pecs and arms to create an undeniably male physique and augment your natural musculature.

360-degree liposuction removes excess midsection fat with Silhouetch technique to define and accentuate the natural muscle contours, resulting in a toned and athletic appearance. Learn more

Cost of Abdominal High-Definition Liposuction in Novi, Michigan

The cost of High-Definition Liposuction varies from patient to patient. Many factors go into determining the abdominal etching liposuction cost, including the degree of etching, the number of areas to be treated, and your body mass index (BMI).

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What Is the Recovery Process After Ab Etching?

Unlike a tummy tuck, ab etching is a minimally invasive procedure, but it does require at least some downtime. After the surgery, you’ll be sent home with compression garments on the treated areas. You will need to take at least a couple of days off work, as well. During the first few days, you should limit your activities. However, most patients can return to normal routines within a few days/weeks. You can resume working out within four to six weeks in most cases.

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Who Is a Good Candidate for Silhouetch℠, the Abdominal Etching Surgery?

The ideal candidate for Silhouetch high-definition lipo is in good health and is no more than 20% away from their ideal target weight. Good physical fitness is a plus, as it provides more defined results. Skin with good elasticity will also help showcase your musculature better. Your medical history and any medications, such as blood thinning medications you are currently taking, will need a further in-depth review by our surgeon and medical team.

Do You Need to Work Out Abdominal Muscles Before Surgery?

No, you do not need to work out before you undergo ab etching. However, it’s important to understand that high-definition liposuction highlights your existing muscle, but it does create new ones. Exercise and workouts will ensure you are getting the results possible.

Also, ab etching is not a weight loss solution.

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How Long Does Abdominal Etching Last?

Worried that your ab etching will eventually fade? We understand. No one wants to see their new physique disappear. The good news is that ab etching is a permanent procedure. The fat cells removed during high-definition abdominal liposuction will not return. That means you get long-lasting results.

However, maintaining a healthy lifestyle afterward is important to optimize your results and help prevent pre-existing fat cells in other areas from growing. We especially want to prevent deep belly fat called visceral fat from growing. That area is not treatable by liposuction but only by diet and exercise. Therefore, we highly recommend that you follow a healthy diet and exercise regimen after having ab etching surgeries. We can provide you with advice and guidance on creating a diet and workout strategy to begin after your procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Ab Silhouetch℠ Abdominal Etching Procedure

Unlike traditional liposuction, high-def lipo removes fat cells while highlighting and contouring the patient’s muscles. It can be combined with fat relocation to help improve mass and enhance musculature, as well.

Yes! Silhouetch, the abdominal etching procedure, permanently removes the excess fat cells in the target area. It ensures your results are long-lasting diet and exercise will be necessary.

While ab etching and liposuction are similar, they are not identical. Conventional liposuction removes fat from many different problem areas. Ab etching, on the other hand, removes localized fat from over, around, and between abdominal muscles to help you achieve a chiseled, masculine physique.

Yes, liposuction can work on men’s belly fat. Depending on the amount of belly fat, you may need to consider weight loss before doing ab etching.

HD liposuction and regular liposuction share many similar characteristics. However, conventional lipo procedures only remove excess fat. HD lipo, on the other hand, remove excess fat and accentuates underlying muscles, allowing you to create a sculpted look.

Yes, ab etching is a body contouring procedure. It destroys fat cells in the body, which are then eliminated. They can never return. This procedure allows you to augment and accentuate individual abdominal muscles, as well as the musculature in your arms, legs, and back.

If you have yet to achieve a visible six-pack or create a strong, well-defined midsection. If you had six-pack abs or an eight-pack in your youth but age has covered those muscles with a layer of excess fat. Whatever the case is, the Ab Silhouetch surgery will help improve your midsection by removing unwanted fat to achieve the defined look you deserve.

Schedule a Consultation

Whether you’re looking for Dr. Lakin’s expert insight or know exactly what you’re looking for, scheduling a consultation is the obvious and easy next step. Sit down with one of Michigan’s premier plastic surgeons and start your journey into illuminating the best version of yourself.

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Katie Wells BSN, RN

Nurse Injector

She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Michigan State University and worked as an operating room nurse at Michigan Medicine for 2 years before transitioning to aesthetics. She
received her certification as a Nurse Injector, and attended further training and certification through Allergan Medical Institute. She absolutely loves being a Nurse Injector and is very passionate about
combining medicine and the creativity and artistry of aesthetics in her practice. It is extremely important to her to remain educated and up to date with the newest and best treatments and injection techniques. Her goal as an Injector is that when you sit in her chair that you feel comfortable, fully educated on your procedure, and confident and happy in your results when we are done. She loves forming connections with her patients and feels truly honored to be a part of your journey to becoming your most confident self, inside and out! She is a great listener and looks forward to creating an individualized plan to meet each of her patient’s unique goals and desires. Some of her favorite treatments include lip filler, Botox, and midface/cheek filler (but there is so much more!). When she is not injecting, you can find her trying new recipes, spending time with family, working out, gardening, or taking a long walk with her dog.

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Heidi Winkler BSN, RN

Director of Nursing & Surgical Services Leadership

Heidi’s goal is to ensure every patient has a positive experience and is satisfied with the high quality of service provided by our clinical staff. Her passion as a caregiver is to impact each person’s life in a positive way.

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Tonya Gilbert BSN, RN

PACU Nurse

Tonya has been a registered nurse for 15 years. She earned her BSN at the University of Michigan. Go Blue!

She started her career as a trauma RN in Detroit. She has been working as a recovery RN for the past 8 years. She loves being part of a team that makes a difference in people’s lives. 

Her passions include lounging with her fur babies, family, and friends, traveling, crunching, and recycling. 

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