Pectoral Etching® Improving patient results and care
Pectoral etching is used to better define the pectoralis muscle by removing unwanted fat in the chest and axilla.
Description: Small incisions are paced in the lower part of the nipple and a cannula is inserted to remove excess fatty tissue and sculpt the borders of the pec muscles. The procedure is oftentimes combined with gynecomastia surgery and or abdominal etching for a more comprehensive athletic look as needed.
Surgery: General anesthesia 1 – 2 hours as an out-patient.
Recovery: Compression garments are worn to help reduce swelling and bruising. Patients return to work by 1 week and exercise within 2 – 3 weeks.
Expected cost: $6,000 – $8,000