What Is A Fleur De Lis Abdominoplasty?

before and after image of fleur de abdominoplasty patient

We all know that we should be happy with our bodies and not compare ourselves to others, but at the end of the day, we are only human, it’s part of our nature to want what other people have. We all have different body shapes and sizes and that shouldn’t stop you from feeling comfortable in your own skin. It is much easier saying that you want to get into shape than actually doing it, and many people try and it still doesn’t work. When you are flicking through a magazine, all you see are the most amazing looking people with their 8 packs and perfect silhouettes that everyone aspires to.  

When these magazines are helping you to get into shape and giving tips on healthy diets, they are only targeting very select groups of people and they make it out that everyone can get this look. Exercise and diet are only two sides of the story and if you have too much excess skin things will change only slightly. The shape and firmness of underlying muscles play a huge part in getting the figure you have always dreamt of. No magic creams or waist trainers will tighten your skin and repair your abdominal muscles once it has lost its elasticity. 

When you lose a lot of weight fast or have had bariatric surgery, there is usually a lot of excess skin and that needs removing to have the figure that you want. This can be done by having an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). There are five main abdominoplasties to be had for a range of different reasons. In this article, we will be going through what a fleur de lis abdominoplasty is and the essential pieces of information about them.


What Is A Fleur De Lis Abdominoplasty?

Many people ask the question what is a fleur de lis abdominoplasty as it’s not a surgery that you hear of every day. It focuses on removing large amounts of skin from the abdomen as well as removing any stubborn fat deposits and repairing abdominal muscles if required. This will help to show a better silhouette and will also leave you feeling amazing in your new body.  

A fleur de lis gets its name from the shape of the incisions. Firstly, the surgeon will remove a panel of skin that is shaped like the three petals of a fleur de lis. The top of the panel is close to the breastbone, whilst the side panels are near the hip bones which gives plenty of room to work with. 

Once the panels are removed, the surgeon will then start working on the fat deposits, which will either be removed or reshaped so that you have a straight stomach. Once the fat has been removed or reshaped, the surgeon will then look at your abdomen muscles. If the muscles are damaged and torn, then the surgeon will repair those muscles, just like any other abdominoplasty.


What Is The Difference Between A Fleur De Lis Tummy Tuck And Other Tummy Tucks? 

The basic features of the fleur de lis abdominoplasty are the same as any other tummy tuck. The difference between what a fleur de lis abdominoplasty is, and other abdominoplasties, is the different shape of the incisions and the extreme amount of skin that is removed.

A standard abdominoplasty only has one incision and that is on the lower abdomen. The procedure firstly removes an eye-shaped piece of excess skin from the lower abdomen. This then gets pulled so the stomach looks slimmer and younger.  This is the same for a mini tummy tuck too just smaller. The surgeon will determine the type of tummy tuck you will have by analysing the amount of excess skin and your expectations for the surgery. 

If you have found this information helpful and would like more information on what is involved in a fleur de lis abdominoplasty then please don’t hesitate to use our contact form today and we will be in touch as soon as we can. 


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