High Lateral Tension Tummy Tuck
A tummy tuck or an abdominoplasty is a cosmetic procedure which is becoming more and more common as more people decide to have it carried out on them. The process usually involves the removal of excess fat and skin and the tightening of muscles and tissue in the stomach and abdominal regions. One of the main reasons for wanting to have a tummy tuck operation is to lose weight and gain a better looking figure or a more defined figure. The phrase tummy tuck is more of an umbrella term as there are a number of different operations which can be performed and are known as a tummy tuck; one option available is a high lateral tension tummy tuck which differs from some other options.
The usual procedure for a tummy tuck is to make an incision in the abdomen to get access to the layers of fat and muscle. The sections of muscle are then tightened which gives a more toned appearance. Liposuction may also be used to remove excess levels of fat. The muscles which are tightened form a vertical line up the abdomen and stomach which is how the appearance is changed. A high lateral tummy tuck differs from more usual tummy tucks in the methods employed to achieve the desired results. Whereas most tummy tucks involve tightening muscles in a vertical line, a high lateral tummy tuck also tightens the muscles in a horizontal line which gives a greater and more obvious result. Having two lines of muscles tightened will make the results more prominent and will give a greater emphasis to the body shape. Combining a high lateral tummy tuck with liposuction during the procedure can be the best option for some people depending on their desired outcome from the operation.
A tummy tuck is not just about removing excess weight but is also very much about body shape and making certain areas such as the abdomen and waist more defined than they were previously. Women may decide to have a tummy tuck after giving birth and losing weight as they may have excess folds of skin which might be considered to be unsightly. The same reason can apply to people who have lost a significant amount of weight and want to have a more defined body shape after losing such an amount of weight. A high lateral tummy tuck is a procedure that many choose to have and gives the desired results.