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Fleur-de-lis Tummy Tuck
with DrBfixin in Long Island, NY
Massive weight loss is an accomplishment. Perhaps it took years of changing diet, exercise, and other lifestyle choices. For some, it may be the result of a bariatric or weight loss surgery. However, it was done, people who achieve massive weight loss deserve to see the fruit of their labors. Unfortunately, due to extra skin, separated abdominal muscles, and stubborn fat, they may not see their true body contours even after losing one hundred pounds. A fleur-de-lis tummy tuck is one of the top ways to remove this extra skin and reveal the body’s true form. Cameo Surgery Center provides the best fleur-de-lis tummy tuck Long Island offers.
What Is A Fleur-de-lis Timmy Tuck?
A fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty, sometimes referred to as an FDL tummy tuck, is one of the more extensive versions of traditional abdominoplasty surgery. It starts off with the standard hip-to-hip, horizontal incision just below the panty line. Then, to address extra skin in the upper portions of the abdomen, the plastic surgeon makes a vertical incision. Sometimes, there is an additional incision underneath each breast, but this is not always necessary.
Unlike the full tummy tuck procedure, the incisions cannot be fully hidden underneath undergarments. However, a fleur-de-lis tummy tuck is generally performed on very specific patients who experienced significant weight loss.
Candidates for a fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty are patients who have severe amounts of extra skin along their entire abdomen. Often, this occurs after losing a massive amount of weight (usually one hundred pounds or more). Otherwise, patients should be healthy enough to withstand the surgery, be adequately treat any medical conditions, and have realistic expectations.
At a consultation with Dr. B at Cameo Surgery Center, he will come to understand your goals for the procedure. Next, Dr. B will want to review your medical history including past surgeries and current medications. Finally, Dr. B will conduct a thorough physical examination. With all of these factors considered, he will determine if you are a good candidate for a fleur-de-lis tummy tuck or not.
For good candidates, a fleur-de-lis tummy tuck offers many possible benefits. Some of these advantages and benefits include:
- Flatter abdomen
- Massive skin removal
- Correct diastasis recti
- Tighten remaining skin
- Stronger core
- Address uneven and stubborn fat deposits
- Reveal the body’s true contours after weight loss
- Allow the patient to wear clothing in smaller sizes
- Remove stretch marks
- Enjoy dramatic results
- Can combine with other procedures
- Safe and effective procedure
- Improve self confidence and self esteem
- Performed by one of Long Island’s best cosmetic surgeons
Fleur-de-lis Tummy Tuck Surgery In Long Island
The fleur-de-lis technique begins with the same incision as a traditional tummy tuck. Dr. B then makes a vertical incision up the abdomen. The exact length of this incision will depend on the amount of extra skin present. If necessary, smaller incisions underneath the chest are also made.
Dr. B will then perform muscle plication which sutures back together separated abdominal muscles. He may also place one or two small sutures along the outer edge of the muscles to help bring in the waist. From there, Dr. B will tighten the skin and remove the excess. Sometimes, he will also perform liposuction to enhance the figure.
The final step is to recreate the belly button. Dr. B is known for his natural belly buttons during tummy tuck surgery. He uses advanced techniques to minimize incisions and ensure a natural size and shape.
Recovering after a fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty is similar to any other tummy tuck procedure. Dr. B will provide customized recovery instructions based on the patient’s specific surgery. Some common recommendations include:
- Sleep at an angle (recliners are perfect for this)
- Wear compression garment
- Avoid putting stress on the incisions
- Remain hunched at an angle even while walking
- Attend post-operative appointments
- Avoid alcohol and smoking
- Refrain from strenuous activities until cleared by Dr. B
- Do not return to work or activities until okayed by Dr. B
- Stay hydrated
- Get up and walk throughout the day
- Care for your incisions as instructed
Patients may experience side effects such as bruising, swelling, redness, and pain. Normally, these can be managed with prescription medications and at-home care. Dr. B is always available if you have questions or concerns during your recovery.
Wonder If Fleur-de-lis Tummy Tuck Works The Best For You?
It depends on the patient’s anatomy and extra skin. For example, women who have experienced extra skin on the abdomen tend to see the majority of extra skin in the lower half of the abdomen. This does not necessitate a fleur-de-lis tummy tuck. Often, a standard tummy tuck will address this.
However, these are not solid rules. If a patient has large amounts of extra skin on the upper, mid, and lower portions of the abdomen, then a fleur-de-lis tummy tuck may offer the best results.
Scarring is one of the biggest concerns among FDL adominoplasty patients. Scars will fade over time, but patients will need to be comfortable with the vertical scar which cannot be fully hidden by undergarments. For many who have lost a lot of weight, the incision is worth it to see their renewed body contours.
Some tips for preventing scars include:
- Keep scars covered in the sun
- Use recommended products
- Prevent the scars from drying out
- Consider microneedling or similar procedures
- Prevent stressing the incisions during the initial healing period
The exact cost of a fleur-de-lis tummy tuck depends on the extent of the surgery. Dr. B’s Ultimate tummy tuck is $18,999. Financing through Care Credit is available and payment plans are possible in the case of a denial. A fleur-de-lis tummy tuck is not covered by insurance.
When performed alone, a fleur-de-lis takes on average three to four hours. Though, on some patients it could take as little as two hours or go over four. If other procedures are also performed, then the surgical time will likely expand to at least five to six hours. Dr. B will be able to tell you an accurate estimate of how long the surgery will take upon consultation.
The Best Fleur-de-lis Tummy Tuck On Long Island
Dr. Scott Blyer—known as Dr. BFixin on social media—is a board certified cosmetic surgeon in Islandia, Long Island, New York. His practice, Cameo Surgery Center, has served thousands of patients for both surgical and non-surgical services. His extensive experience ranges from breast surgery to tummy tucks to BBLs. He aims to provide every patient high quality care. Cameo Surgery Center offers the best fleur-de-lis tummy tuck Long Island and NYC provides.
To learn more and schedule a consultation with Dr. B, call us 631-232-2636. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.