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High Lateral-Tension Abdominoplasty

Posted On: 05-27-2015
High Lateral-Tension Abdominoplasty

What is High Lateral-Tension Abdominoplasty?

During high lateral-tension abdominoplasty, excess skin is removed from the abdominal area and the abdominal muscles are tightened. This procedure is performed with a large incision made in the center to each flank.

Also Known As:

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Tummy tuck

Conditions Treated with High Lateral-Tension Abdominoplasty:

High lateral-tension abdominoplasty may be performed in cases of sagging skin, extreme weight loss and fat deposits resistant to dieting and exercise.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to High Lateral-Tension Abdominoplasty:

There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to high lateral-tension abdominoplasty. Fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty, miniabdominoplasty, traditional abdominoplasty and endoscopically-assisted abdominoplasty are surgical alternatives.

Anesthesia with High Lateral-Tension Abdominoplasty:

High lateral-tension abdominoplasty is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from High Lateral-Tension Abdominoplasty:

Possible risks following high lateral-tension abdominoplasty include infection, bleeding, swelling, bruising, scarring and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience reduced blood supply leading to necrosis and fluid accumulation under the skin.

Prognosis after High Lateral-Tension Abdominoplasty:

The prognosis for a positive end result following high lateral-tension abdominoplasty is good.

Recovery from High Lateral-Tension Abdominoplasty:

Total recovery from high lateral-tension abdominoplasty takes four to six weeks.

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