Abdominal etching is a technique using differential liposculpture where detailed body fat is removed enhancing the shapely figure of the underlying muscles of the abdomen. These muscles are typically unseen or smothered under 1 to 2 inches of fat. The goal with this procedure is to create the so-called “six-pack” abdomen. Candidates for abdominal etching are highly disciplined males who work out daily and maintain a low fat diet. To achieve the washboard abdomen, deep, intermediate, and superficial liposuction are used. The procedure has been performed in females, but leaves a somewhat unnatural look.