The Top 5 Benefits of a Tummy TuckIt can be challenging to lose extra fat around the midsection. For many people, this region is their least favorite body area. Even when diet and exercise are successful, loose skin can remain, creating a flabby look. Though not a substitute for weight loss and a...
The Ultimate Tummy Tuck Recovery GuideWe’re going to be completely honest with you: recovering from a tummy tuck can be frustrating. While visions of a slimmer profile dance in your head, you will be swollen and tender and you may find it difficult stand up straight. But those visions will become a...
High Lateral Tension Abdominoplasty Is My Preferred Technique
As a plastic surgeon who is interested in refining abdominal contour, I divide my practice into two eras: the time before I used the high lateral tension technique and everything since then. In the earlier era, the abdominoplasty procedure frequently left me a little disappointed. I could tighten the skin of the abdomen, but I didn’t feel I necessarily was creating a beautiful shape, such as I might be able to do with a face lift or a breast lift. Often the results seemed expressionless, lacking in form.
Tummy Tuck Techniques
I offer my Chicago patients a wide range of Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) techniques. Each patient has a unique anatomy and specific set of personal needs. It is important to explore these issues so that we can select the best possible option. I share several patient experiences per the different techniques I offer in this article.
High Lateral Tension Abdominoplasty
High Lateral Tension Abdominoplasty is my preferred technique for restoring the tone of the abdomen. Patients come to me for this procedure because they have experienced a loss of tone of the abdominal skin, usually as a result of pregnancy or significant weight fluctuation.