Journal Article

Demystifying High-Lateral-Tension Abdominoplasty

Steven Teitelbaum

in Aesthetic Surgery Journal

Published on behalf of American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Volume 26, issue 3, pages 325-329
Published in print May 2006 | ISSN: 1090-820X
Published online May 2006 | e-ISSN: 1527-330X | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asj.2006.03.006
Demystifying High-Lateral-Tension Abdominoplasty

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The author clarifies “high-lateral-tension abdominoplasty” (HLT), a procedure based on the premise that the greatest abdominal excess is usually in the lateral abdomen and that tightening of lateral excess is what most improves contour the central abdomen. While the classic approach improves contour by pulling inferiorly on the central abdomen, thereby creating the highest tension along the central incision, HLT pulls obliquely from each of the incision's 2 lateral arms, thereby placing the highest tension laterally.

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