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Understanding High Lateral Tension Abdominoplasty

High Lateral Tension Abdominoplasty | Tummy Tuck Procedure 

Generally, abdominoplasty was designed by many plastic surgeons purposely to correct skin problems such as stretch marks and skin slackness cause by natural aging, weight irregularities as well as pregnancy and childbirth.

The usual procedure of abdominoplasty involves extraction of loose-fitting skin on the abdominal area particularly around belly button and then tightening the muscles around the midline. Incisions are also necessary to remove some amount of skin in the lower abdomen up until the belly button. Basically, this method produces unnatural looking abdomen with obvious scars usually seen around the belly button.

Taking all these things into consideration, a plastic surgeon by the name of Dr. Ted Lockwood developed abdominoplasty technique that results to a more real and visually appealing abdominoplasty surgery product. This method is called High Lateral Tension Abdominoplasty.

Features of High Lateral Tension Abdominoplasty   

  1. Emphasis on the extraction of extra skin on the lateral lower abdomen as well as post-surgical skintightness.
  2. Confidence on the resilience of superfascial system of the finality of incision as well as the optimization of the scars.
  3. Controlled damage on the upper belly skin and lenient tissue pads.
  4. Preserves the abdominal blood source and admits liposuction around the abdominal area without sacrificing skin viability.
  5. De-emphasis on the extraction of the entire skin around and over belly button.
  6. Treatment on the lateral and upper abdomen as well as flank fat deposits through liposuction. 

Normally, tissue laxity and excess skin is enormous specifically on lateral abdomen as well as in the midline. These regions in the abdomen should be corrected to get the best result out of abdominoplastyoperation.

The focus of High Lateral Tension Abdominoplasty is the extraction of skin and tightening beginning in the midline towards the flanks of lower belly skin as well as the soft tissue. Liposuction procedure can be also utilized along with High Lateral Tension Abdominoplasty procedure to provide enhanced abdominal shape to selected patients.

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