Lateral Tension Abdominoplasty and Liposuction of the flank. Our 48 year-old patient had a Tummy Tuck, and Liposuction. Lateral Tension Abdominoplasty is a Superior Tummy Tuck Technique. It’s one of the most useful abdominal sculpting procedures available today. During a tummy tuck, an incision is made into the patient’s abdomen, allowing the surgeon to remove excess skin and reposition the abdominal muscles. Liposuction of the flank is a routine, minimally invasive outpatient procedure that removes fat around the sides and back of the waistline while leaving few scars on the patient’s body. New York plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Tehrani is renowned for his mastery in aesthetic surgery. As he considers plastic surgery to be the ultimate expression of art in surgery, Dr. Tehrani relentlessly strives for exceptional care and results for his patients.