Fleur De Lis Tummy Tuck

Fleur De Lis Tummy Tuck Atlanta

Fleur De Lis Tummy Tuck

If you are looking to restore a contoured, defined midsection after pregnancy or weight loss, fleur de lis tummy tuck may be right for you. Fleur de lis tummy tuck surgery in Atlanta is a more comprehensive approach to abdominoplasty surgery, involving not only an incision along the bikini line, but one vertically up the abdomen, as well. Fleur de lis tummy tuck surgery is most commonly performed on patients who have loose or sagging skin on the upper and lower abdomen or damaged abdominal muscles, often caused by substantial weight loss or pregnancy.

What Is A Fleur De Lis Tummy Tuck?

A fleur de lis (FDL) tummy tuck is a highly specialized tummy tuck technique that involves removing excess skin and fat from the abdomen and repairing abdominal muscles. Unlike traditional tummy tuck surgery, a fleur de lis tummy tuck entails a horizontal incision across the bikini line and a vertical incision up the center of the abdomen. Patients who undergo a fleur de lis tummy tuck should expect to be left with a scar in the shape of an upside down “T.” Our plastic surgeons will discuss properly managing your scar to reduce its appearance as much as possible. While there is a more noticeable scar following fleur de lis abdominoplasty, patients can finally achieve a more tightened abdomen.

Oftentimes, after patients lose a significant amount of weight, they are left with a large amount of excess skin that can be debilitating in daily life. Additionally, pregnancy can cause abdominal muscles to separate. Although a traditional tummy tuck can remove excess skin around the waistline, more severe cases require a fleur de lis tummy tuck, which also removes skin from the upper abdomen. When left untreated, excess skin can lead to rashes, a lack of mobility, detrimental interruption of blood supply, and even necrosis of the skin. Loose abdominal muscles can cause poor posture, back pain, pelvic floor weakness, and more.

What Are The Benefits Of A Fleur De Lis (FDL) Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Fleur de lis abdominoplasty has helped many patients who have lost a significant amount of weight overcome the physical and mental obstacles left behind by the appearance of excess skin. The results of a fleur de lis tummy tuck are long-lasting and provide significant improvements to patients’ confidence and quality of life.



Am I An Ideal Candidate For A Fleur De Lis Tummy Tuck?

During your consultation at Astra Plastic Surgery, our team of board-certified plastic surgeons will assess your midsection and abdominal muscles, as well as your health history to determine whether or not you are an ideal candidate for a fleur de lis tummy tuck. The ideal candidate for a fleur de lis tummy tuck should be in generally good health and a nonsmoker. In some cases, patients may be candidates for traditional tummy tuck or mini tummy tuck. Our plastic surgeons will help determine which method is best for your individual case.

Additionally, patients who opt for this procedure should ensure they are done having children. If you plan on having more children, it may be best to wait to undergo this procedure. Patients should also be within 15 pounds of their goal weight and have proven they are able to maintain a steady weight before deciding on a fleur de lis tummy tuck. During the consultation, we encourage patients to be honest about their goals and expectations as well as ask any questions or express any concerns they may have surrounding the procedure.

What Can I Expect During Fleur De Lis Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Fleur de lis tummy tuck surgery is performed under general anesthesia. During the procedure, two main incisions are made. One incision spans the length of the waistline, just above the pubic hairline and can be beneath the bikini line. The other incision is placed vertically up the abdomen. From these incisions, Dr. Killingsworth, Dr. Farber, and their plastic surgery team can tighten and correct the abdomen to provide patients with a more firm, contoured midsection. Additionally, our plastic surgeons may repair any muscle damage that has been caused by weight gain or childbearing.

Once the fleur de lis tummy tuck surgery is complete, the incisions will be closed, and the healing process can begin. Although procedure times will vary case to case, the standard FDL surgery can take anywhere from 3 to 6 hours to complete.

What Can I Expect After Fleur De Lis Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Because the fleur de lis tummy tuck technique is more comprehensive than a traditional tummy tuck, the recovery period can be more extensive. Patients should be prepared to have someone to help them during the first few days of the healing process at home. During this time, patients should rest as much as possible to allow their body to properly heal. Patients should keep their incisions dry and clean. It is recommended that patients avoid vigorous activity for 3 to 4 weeks following the procedure.

It is important to note that all patients heal at different rates based on their age, height, weight, the extent of the procedure, and more. During the recovery period, bleeding, bruising, swelling, and discomfort is normal. However, these symptoms should subside in the weeks following the procedure. Some patients may require drains. In this case, our team of plastic surgery professionals will instruct you as to how the drains should be cared for while healing. Following fleur de lis tummy tuck surgery, patients will be left with an upside down “T” shaped scar across the abdomen. Although scarring is permanent, it will continually fade over time. Our plastic surgeons will discuss the best scar minimizing treatments to reduce the appearance as much as possible.



What Results Can I expect From Fleur De Lis Tummy Tuck Surgery?

During your consultation for fleur de lis tummy tuck surgery, our team at Astra Plastic Surgery will discuss what results to expect, as well as how to maintain your results over time in depth. However, the results of a fleur de lis tummy tuck are long-lasting as long as patients maintain a steady weight. Patients who commit to a healthy lifestyle after their procedure tend to have the most transformative results.

How Much Does A Fleur De Lis Tummy Tuck In Atlanta Cost?

Dr. Christopher Killingsworth and his plastic surgery team specialize in several tummy tuck techniques to help men and women achieve natural-looking results. The cost of fleur de lis tummy tuck surgery varies depending on your individualized goals and needs. After your consultation, we will give you a detailed cost of your fleur de lis tummy tuck procedure. You can pay for the procedure by cash, personal check, credit card, CareCredit®, and Alphaeon® Credit financing.


How Do I Learn More About
Fleur De Lis Tummy Tuck Surgery In Atlanta?

Dr. Christopher Killingsworth, Dr. Stephanie Farber, and their staff of plastic surgery professionals would be happy to help you set up a personal consultation to discuss fleur de lis tummy tuck in Atlanta in more detail. Contact our Atlanta office at 678.367.3678, our Cumming, GA office at 678.586.4345, our Marietta, GA office at 678.367.4137 or request an appointment online today.

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