Abdominal imaging at 3T suffers from B1+ inhomogeneities due to radiofrequency (RF) wavelength reduction. High permittivity dielectric pads have been introduced as suitable solution to this problem. Such pads can require up to a few kilograms of ceramic powder usually dispersed in water. This could be detrimental to patient comfort during examination. Here we present a new approach based on thin, lightweight and flexible metasurface pads. The pads are shown to improve transmit and receive efficiency together with SNR in vitro.