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Abdominal Etching

Our abdominal etching in Maryland can take your abs to the next level. We’ve all got abs, but for many of us, the muscle structure is hidden beneath a layer of fat and tissue. Now you can define your six-pack and get the chiseled stomach that would otherwise take years of dieting and an intense training routine to achieve.

What is abdominal etching?

Abdominal etching is a form of liposculpture, where body contouring is achieved with a customized type of localized liposuction. Abdominal etching uses precision liposuction to trace your abdominal muscles, helping your hidden six-pack to become visible. Without the thin layer of fat hiding your abs, the muscles become defined for the ultimate sculpted look. Abdominal etching is an excellent option for those who are in good physical shape but are unable to achieve visible muscle definition.

Am I a candidate?

This procedure is excellent for athletes and people with fitness-oriented lifestyles. Candidates who already eat healthy foods and exercise will get the most out of this procedure. Abdominal etching was designed to help people who, no matter how well they diet and exercise, are unable to achieve a chiseled, defined six-pack. Abdominal etching in Maryland can also assist people who have had a tummy tuck and would like to see greater muscle definition. Candidates for abdominal etching are ideally:

  • Within thirty pounds of their ideal body weight
  • Maintaining a stable weight
  • Maintaining a healthy diet
  • Have an established exercise routine

How is abdominal etching performed?

Abdominal etching treatments are as follows:

  • Your abdominal muscles are traced out to determine the exact lines that will need to be sculpted and defined.
  • The procedure is typically performed with IV sedation and local anesthesia.
  • Small incisions will be made at points around the abdomen to enable the contours of your six-pack to be accessed.
  • The liposuction cannula is then strategically inserted below the skin, along the natural contour lines of your muscles.
  • The cannula removes and sculpts fat deposits, allowing your skin to settle directly on top of your muscles.
  • After your treatment, you will be fitted with a compression garment to speed healing.

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Why should I choose Dr. Steven Rottman?

Dr. Steven Rottman is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with a wealth of experience in performing cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. He has dedicated his life to helping his patients with their aesthetic goals. With his Maryland abdominal etching, Dr. Rottman can create that sought-after definition in the abdominals for both men and women. Abdominal etching takes that extra level of care and precision, as it is a combination of artistry and technical skill. Dr. Rottman excels at creating toned, balanced, and natural-looking results that represent the gold standard in results.

Abdominal Etching—Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect during the recovery period?

During the initial recovery period, you will have to wear a compression garment to reduce swelling and to help your body heal properly. You can expect to take minimally the first seven days off from work or longer if your work is physically demanding. You will have to avoid strenuous exercise during the first month. Dr. Rottman will monitor your healing and advise you about the best time to resume more vigorous exercise.

When will I see results?

The results will take between three to six months to fully develop. Your body will need to heal after the procedure and residual swelling will take time to subside.

How long do the results last?

The longevity of the results from abdominal etching depends primarily on how your body changes over time. If you maintain a stable weight and a healthy lifestyle, then you can easily anticipate enjoying your results for many years to come.

Dr. Steven J. Rottman is a cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery expert who serves the men and women of Baltimore and surrounding areas.

Dr. Rottman is recognized for his approach to plastic and reconstructive surgery that gives his patients exceptional natural-looking results. Because each patient is unique, Dr. Rottman uses both traditional and advanced techniques for his procedures.

Please contact us today to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Rottman.

Practice policy regarding COVID-19:

Safety of our patients is our number one priority and every action we take is based on this. We are creating an office environment that is safe and comfortable for everyone.

General Office Precautions:

  • Screening concierge at the Front Desk
  • Taking steps to allow for social distancing of six feet or more
  • Limiting the number of patients in the office
  • Strict cleaning protocol for the entire office with a disinfectant effective against COVID-19
  • Spacing appointment times further apart to minimize patient interactions

Daily Staff Screening:

  • Screening questionnaire every morning
  • Temperature check every morning
  • Symptomatic staff will be sent home
  • Cleaning of all personal cell phones and washing hands upon entering office
  • Staff will wear face coverings at all times
  • Increased and enhanced cleaning and sanitization of exam rooms and common areas

Screening of Patients:

  • All patients will have their temperature checked upon arrival
  • Patients with temperatures >100 F will need to reschedule their appointment
  • COVID-19 Patient Screening Questionnaire upon arrival
  • A face covering / mask is required to enter the office
  • Patients should have makeup removed and hair in a ponytail
  • Patients wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon entering office
  • We will continue to offer Virtual Consultations. Please email photos to rottmanplastics@gmail.com and call Emily to schedule at 410.321.6868.



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