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Pectoral Etching in Thailand

Pectoral Etching is a surgical option for men who would like to enhance their chest but don’t like the idea of implants.


Pectoral etching is an outpatient procedure that generally takes 1-2 hours and does not require an overnight stay. The surgeon will use liposuction to strategically remove fat and accurately define the muscles in the chest area.

After surgery, you’ll need to wear a compression garment for 2 weeks to reduce bruising and swelling. Depending on how much work was done, your chest may feel tight or sore for several days after the procedure but should improve as time passes.

The scarring from pectoral etching tends to be minimal due to the small incisions used during liposuction, resulting in nearly undetectable scars once healed. If you believe pectoral etching could be right for you, contact the expert team at Interplast Clinic today.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Pectoral Etching?

  • Men who cannot achieve their ideal chest size, despite a regular workout routine and a healthy lifestyle
  • Men who have lost a lot of weight but have been left with excess skin on the chest
  • Men whose chest isn’t as firm as it used to be due to aging

Advantages of Pectoral Etching

  • No need to undergo major surgery
  • The results look natural and long-lasting
  • Virtually undetectable scarring


Surgical Techniques

1. Standard technique

This is a popular procedure performed in healthy people. It involves liposuction on the edge of the pectoral muscles.

2. Technique 2

This technique is suitable for patients who have fat in between the pectoral muscles. Liposuction may be performed at the edge and also in between the affected pectoral muscles.

3. Technique 3

This is a unique technique for patients with a large amount of fat or patients with gynecomastia. The patient may need liposuction around the edge of the chest muscle as well as gynecomastia surgery, which involves a reduction of the male breasts.

4. Technique 4

This is for patients with small pectoral muscles. Liposuction is performed with the pectoral implant by using small-sized implants.

5. Technique 5

Suitable for patients with fairly small pectoral muscles who do not want implants. Such patients may require liposuction with reinjection on muscle to make them bigger and get a perfect outcome.

Before the Surgery

  • Read the pre-surgery instructions They will help prevent complications and improve outcomes for your surgery.
  • Shave the armpit hair.
  • Do not eat or drink anything 8 hours before the operation.
  • Patients who are 40 years old and above, are required to have a medical checkup and an electrocardiogram 1 week before the operation day.
  • Let the doctor know if you have a fever on the actual day of operation.
  • Wear a loose-fitting shirt.


  • Pectoral etching is an outpatient procedure, so you will be able to return home on the same day.
  • A compression garment should be worn during the first 10-14 days to reduce swelling and promote healing.
  • You will be able to resume most normal activities one week after surgery.
  • Avoid strenuous physical activity including exercise for at least 2-3 weeks.