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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.

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Practice policy regarding COVID-19:

As our community copes with fast-moving spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus we hope you and yours are in good health during these stressful times.

Public officials have asked businesses to close down for a limited tune while a local quarantine begins. To do our part in ensuring health and safety of everyone on our staff and all of our patients and their families, Rottman Plastic Surgery will be closing temporarily starting Friday, March 20, 2020.

We will be closed next week for all in-person consultations and appointments and will reassess each week thereafter. However, we will remain open for daily virtual consultations and all postoperative follow-up care that is needed.

If you were originally scheduled for a consultation and would like to do a virtual one with Dr. Rottman, please call 410-297-0831 to schedule the virtual consultation.

Our office will be contacting all patients who were currently scheduled to reschedule.

We are monitoring this situation on a daily basis. When we are given the green-light to renew business operations we will update you. We thank you for your patience during this interruption and hope to see when we re-open, happy and healthy.

Please contact us at 410-297-0831 if you have any questions and we will respond back as quickly as we can. Thank you again, and stay well.

Steven J Rottman, MD.

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