Lateral tension vs standard abdominoplasty?
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High lateral tension abdominoplasty
Leland Deane MD FACSManhattan, Garden City, Babylon, NY
Best wishes and good luck.
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon
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Lateral tension vs standard tummy tuck
- The lateral tension tummy tuck tightens the deep fascia along the side of the body -
- It definitely tightens the thigh to some extent and is an excellent procedure.
- But it needs a longer incision -
- Some surgeons do tummy tucks with short, straight across incisions -
- Although I do not like the results of the short incisions, they are often used and to many women the short incision is the most important consideration.
- So have your surgeon explain the different results you will expect and the different incisions, so you can make an informed decision.
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