In a lateral tension abdominoplasty, that's done but some additional nuances that make things look a lot better and prettier than [inaudible 00:00:15] traditional abdominoplasty. The lateral tension puts most of the tension on the outside of the thighs, which gives the upper thighs a little bit of a nice lift at the same time, and it brings in the waistline a whole lot more than the traditional abdominoplasty. The incision is very low, the thighs lifted, the flanks are brought in, so it really just sculpts the whole aesthetic unit of the abdominal [inaudible 00:00:40]. The person who invented it is a doctor by the name of Lockwood who I trained with when I was in residency 12 years ago and he popularized that technique. Not every plastic surgeon does it. It's a little bit more involved than the traditional abdominoplasty, but the results speak from themselves, and they are a lot more sculpted and much better looking than the traditional abdominoplasty. In terms of recovery, it's similar. As a matter of fact, if anything, there's some additional techniques I do, for example the use of Exparel, which numbs up the muscle work after an abdominoplasty that minimizes the recovery time but not just because the technique is any different, the technique is the same but the things that we do in adjunct to the lateral tension abdominoplasty that make it a lot less of a downtime for patients afterwards.

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