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Tummy Tuck Black Patient - High Lateral Tension Technique

("Tummy Tuck", Abdominodermatolipectomy, Abdominal Sculpture)

Abdominoplasty of an Afro-American patient with pictures - and tightening of rectus abdominal wall muscles.

Michael Bermant, MD
Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

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High Lateral Tension Abdominoplasty

29 year old black female had 3 prior Cesarean Sections and did not like her loose hanging skin, surgical scar, the stretch marks, and the spread apart abdominal muscles (diastasis recti). She also was concerned about her drooping breasts but decided she wanted to address the abdominal problem first. She put off fixing her breast ptosis with mastopexy surgery.

Height 5' 6" Weight 145 pounds

Location Surgery: Hospital Operating Room

Anesthesia: General

Stay: Ambulatory Surgery Package (up to 23 hours)

Abdominal Sculpture Included:

  • Tightening of the rectus muscles of the abdomen from the chest to the pubic region
  • Full Abdominoplasty - High Lateral Tension Technique
  • Removal of large section of loose skin and Cesarean Section scar
  • Recreation of belly button through transposed skin
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Photograph Before Surgery Markings Before Surgery Photograph 3 Months After Surgery

Abdominoplasty can tighten the loosened abdominal wall muscles (repair the diastasis recti). This surgical sculpture restores a more youthful appearance of the abdomen.

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Left Photograph: Before High Lateral Tension Tummy Tuck Surgery

Right Photograph: 3 Months After High Lateral Tension Tummy Tuck Surgery

 

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Left Photograph: Before High Lateral Tension Tummy Tuck Surgery

Right Photograph: 3 Months After High Lateral Tension Tummy Tuck Surgery

 

Scars are hidden in a bathing suit line. This patient only had a high lateral tension abdominoplasty. The tissues were tightened more on the sides reversing the direction where the excess came from.

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Left Photograph: Before High Lateral Tension Tummy Tuck Surgery

Right Photograph: 3 Months After High Lateral Tension Tummy Tuck Surgery

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Left Photograph: Before High Lateral Tension Tummy Tuck Surgery

Right Photograph: 3 Months After High Lateral Tension Tummy Tuck Surgery

The photographs of her bending over demonstrate the degree of loose skin of the abdominal region and the results of the tummy tuck surgery.

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Left Photograph: Before Tummy Tuck Surgery

Right Photograph: 3 Months After Tummy Tuck Surgery

 

View Movie of this Female High Lateral Tension Tummy Tuck Abdominoplasty before and after surgery, click on link below.

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View more images about this patient (views from the back).

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