Fleur De Lis Tummy Tuck
During a tummy tuck procedure, the excess skin around your stomach is removed with a single major incision below the underwear line. Sometimes more extensive skin tightening may be required to achieve the best results from a tummy tuck . A fleur de lis tummy tuck is suitable for larger patients requiring excess skin to be removed from the front and also along the sides to achieve a more toned abdomen. To achieve this, an additional incision is made along the entire midline of the abdomen up to the lower chest. This allows the skin around the stomach to not only be tightened vertically but horizontally as well.
Fleur de lis scarring
Whilst the extra incision along the midline of the abdomen can significantly improve the appearance and the contouring in patients that are best suited for a fleur de lis style of tummy tuck. Many patients are put off by the thought of having an extra incision scar. In the end, only you can say what you are prepared to accept. The great contouring and toning of a fleur de lis with the extra scarring, or the less contour improvement with fewer scars. During your initial consultation at our clinic, Dr Dona will be able to provide you with all the information about differing tummy tuck procedures and inform you as to which procedure would be best for your body. This will also include a discussion about the realistic expectations of what you could expect to achieve from your tummy tuck procedure.
Do I need a Fleur De Lis Tummy Tuck?
It is almost impossible to determine which type of tummy tuck procedure would be best suited for your body type without an in-person consultation with Dr Dona. Typically a fleur de lis tummy tuck is best suited for patients that have undergone extensive weight loss and are experiencing a large amount of overhanging skin, a fleur de lis is the best option to get the maximum benefit from a tummy tuck procedure. During the initial consultation, Dr Dona will be able to assess your body and your desired outcomes from a tummy tuck procedure. From here, Dr Dona will be able to recommend to you which type of tummy tuck procedure will be most beneficial for you.