Men in relatively good shape that desire a more defined abdomen are the ideal candidates for six pack abs, also know as abdominal etching. Baltimore plastic surgeon, Dr. Markmann, performs male ab surgery, which removes excess fat, and reshapes the abdominal region, to enhance the abdominal muscles that are hard to get through diet and exercise alone. Abdominal etching uses liposuction to accentuate the abdominal rippling, and create a sculpted ab appearance.
Abdominal etching is done with a special tumescent liposuction technique. The procedure removes and sculpts fatty tissue residing under the skin. Before the procedure, detailed markings are made of the patient's flexed abs. During the surgery, small incisions are made within the natural contours of the abdomen. This helps minimize scarring. Through these incisions, fat is removed in some areas, thinned in others, and rearranged to accentuate the abdomen (rectus) muscles and the linea alba (the line running down the center of the abdomen).
All male abdominal etching procedures are performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure at an accredited surgical facility. The surgery typically lasts about an hour. Following surgery, there will be some swelling and bruising in the abdomen. A compression garment should be worn for 3-6 weeks. Most patients are able to resume a normal work schedule within 1 week and incorporate exercise within 3 weeks. The full effect of surgery should be noticed within 6 months. This surgery allows men increased definition of their abdominals.
Yes! Whether you had a 6-Pack prior to the procedure on not, you will have one afterwards.
The ideal candidate for abdominal etching is a male with up to 20% body fat and preexisting muscle tissue, but who feels let down because he cannot attain "washboard abs".
In most cases, yes. The soft tissue and fat that collects in excess will need to be removed using a liposuction method. There are many liposuction techniques to consider. Some are less invasive and use a mechanism that can help the skin become tighter on the chest wall. These methods can be discussed during your consultation.
Incisions for this surgery are well concealed. They are usually placed in the umbilicus or in the lines between the abdominal muscles and are typically small enough that scarring is minimized. Over time, the incision lines will fade and become almost nonexistent for most men.
* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.