A High Lateral Tension Abdomenoplasty is a technique created by Dr. ted Lockwood that has some groundbreaking features for its time;
1-High lateral tension that helps to eliminate dog ears and create a better hourglass shape.
2- Reduced central tension to create a beautiful female abdomenal shape - "feminine pillars".
3- Large deep permanernt fascial sutures to take tension off the skin for better healing and better scarring.
4- Discontinuous undermining - a dissection technique that leaves more blood supply intact during surgery and allows for more liposuction than would be advisable with a normal tummy tuck. it also allows for less risk of wound breakdown and less scars.
This technique is great for the right patient. Still some patients would benefit from other iterations of body shaping techniques.
1- Mini- Tummy Tuck
2- Reverse Tummy Tuck
3- Endoscopic Tummy Tuck