Abdominal Etching

In Washington D.C. &. Baltimore

Abdominal Wall Etching, also known as Six-Pack Liposculpture, is a cutting-edge method of liposuction that takes liposuction to an artistic level by enhancing abdominal musculature by creating the illusion of a more defined and sculpted six-pack.

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What is Abdominal Etching (Ab Wall Etching)?

Flat, toned abs are a goal for many people, but stubborn belly fat can make that a frustrating goal to obtain, even with a good diet and rigorous exercise. Abdominal Etching is a form of Liposuction that produces phenomenal results when your stomach muscles need it the most!

It’s important to remember that Abdominal Etching is not a weight loss procedure. While sculpted, 6-pack or V-cut abs are possible, patients who already have muscle tone will see the greatest benefit from this form of strategic fat removal.

Who is a Good Candidate for Abdominal Wall Etching?

The best candidates for Ab Wall Etching at Landford Plastic Surgery in either Washington DC or Baltimore are patients who are already in good shape and possess a low body fat percentage but are unable to achieve abdominal muscle definition. At Landford Plastic Surgery, we feel that the best candidates fall in line with the factors below:

  • Less than 20% body fat
  • Stable ideal weight
  • Overall good health
  • A nonsmoker
  • Localized fat deposits
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How Much Does Abdominal Etching Cost at Landford Plastic Surgery in Washington DC & Baltimore?

The cost of Abdominal Etching in Washington DC & Baltimore will vary for every patient and is determined by numerous factors, including the degree of change you are trying to achieve. To learn more about the specific costs associated with your treatment, it’s best to schedule a consultation. After Dr. Landford creates your personalized procedure plan, our team will provide you with a detailed breakdown of the costs associated with your treatment.

What Should I Expect During a Consultation for Abdominal Etching?

If you’re experiencing sagging abdominal skin and fatty tissue, stretch marks, and weak abdominal muscles, you should schedule an Abdominal Etching consultation with Wilmina Landford, M.D. at Landford Plastic Surgery in Washington DC or Baltimore.

The first step in getting Abdominal Etching in Washington DC and Baltimore is to contact Landford Plastic Surgery and schedule your initial consultation. During this appointment, you’ll have the opportunity to express your goals and expectations to Dr. Landford, who will examine your medical history and conduct biometric tests to ensure that you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. Effective communication is vital during the consultation, and you’re encouraged to ask any questions or share any concerns you may have. Once you and Dr. Landford have established a surgical plan, our team at Landford Plastic Surgery will work with you to schedule a convenient surgery date and provide pre-operative instructions to help you prepare for the procedure.

How Do I Prepare for Abdominal Etching?

We will provide you with a full list of instructions to follow that are catered to you, but some of the more common tips that we suggest to achieve a successful outcome include:

  • Complete medical clearance and lab work
  • Maintain a stable weight
  • Avoid blood thinning medications
  • Don’t drink for at least 2 weeks before surgery
  • Quit smoking
  • Stay hydrated and follow a balanced diet
  • Arrange transportation and post-operative support

What are the Benefits of Abdominal Etching?

Abdominal Etching creates the appearance of a more toned and chiseled “six-pack” abdomen. This minimally invasive technique can be tailored to an individual’s unique anatomy and desired outcome. With proper post-operative care and a healthy lifestyle, the results of abdominal etching can be long-lasting.

What are the Steps of Abdominal Etching?

On the day of your Abdominal Etching procedure, you’ll begin with Dr. Landford making strategic markings on your abdominal area to identify the areas where excess fat should be removed to define the muscles that form the “six-pack” or “V-cut”. Under general anesthesia, the treatment site will be made numb with local anesthesia to create an added anesthesia effect. Once the area is numb, Dr. Landford will make a small incision to allow the insertion of a small cannula. She will carefully internally scrape the fat cells in sections that were marked off using the cannula, which will also suction the fat out. Dr. Landford will use her expertise and keen eye to contour your abdominal area into a more toned and defined appearance. Once the contouring is complete, your incisions will be closed and dressed. You will be provided with a compression garment to reduce swelling and enhance contouring. Post-operative instructions will be provided, which are crucial to ensuring a speedy recovery and achieving optimal results.

Where are the Incisions and Scars for Abdominal Etching?

Incisions are typically placed in and around the navel and at locations hidden between the creases and contours of your abdomen.

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Abdominal Etching Recovery

After the surgery, you will spend some time in the recovery area, closely monitored by medical staff. You may experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising around the treated area. Dr. Landford will provide you with a compression garment to wear around your abdomen. This garment helps to reduce swelling, provides support to the treated areas, and assists with contouring results. It may take several weeks for the initial swelling to subside, and the final results may not be fully visible until about three to six months after the surgery.

Recovery from Abdominal Etching does take some time, but you should be able to resume most of your normal activities within two weeks after your procedure. While most patients can resume light exercise as quickly as five days post-surgery, avoid any strenuous exercise. Dr. Landford will guide you through this process.

After about three to six months, you’ll be able to see the full results of your Abdominal Etching procedure. As the swelling subsides, your skin begins to adhere to its new shape. You should be able to see your abs more visibly with a tighter and more toned-looking mid-section.

While this procedure can produce permanent results, keep in mind that any weight gain or pregnancy can affect the results of the procedure. Your natural aging process will also eventually affect your abs, which may or may not be as defined or visible as they were right after the procedure.

Why Choose Us?

Dr. Wilmina Landford is a plastic surgeon who specializes in Body Contouring and Facial Aesthetics. She provides a personalized treatment plan based on your unique anatomy and creates goals to enhance your confidence.

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We understand the desire for maintaining an athletic appeal. Sometimes one is unable to achieve such results from just workouts and dieting. If you are in the Washington DC or Baltimore area and are interested in Abdominal Etching, do not hesitate to contact Landford Plastic Surgery by filling out our website form or by calling us directly. Once you’ve met Wilmina Landford, M.D., you’ll know that you’ve made an excellent choice!

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