Everybody knows they need to follow a proper diet and exercise at regular intervals in order to keep healthy and get the body they desire. However, this is easier said than done. Not everyone is able to lose their excess fat using these traditional weight-loss methods.
Often, the shape and firmness of your skin and the muscles beneath it have a significant role to play in the look of your stomach. While exercise may help you lose excess weight, it won’t help with your extra skin.
If abdominal definition is your goal, you may want to try something new to achieve it. There are several types of tummy tucks available. The fleur-de-lis tummy tuck is the most effective option for getting rid of excess skin.
What Is a Fleur-de-Lis Tummy Tuck?
A fleur-de-lis tummy tuck serves the same purpose as a traditional tummy tuck. In addition, it focuses its efforts on removing unwanted skin from the abdominal area.
It derives its name from the shape of the incision made. In a fleur-de-lis tummy tuck, Dr. Martin removes a portion of the skin that resembles the three-petaled fleur-de-lis. The incision at the top is near the breastbone and the rest of the incision is made at the side of the hipbones.
Once Dr. Martin has removed unnecessary skin, he removes the underlying fat and tightens drooping muscle as required. After this has been done, the skin is pulled back together firmly and the incisions are stitches closed.
How Is a Fleur-De-Lis Tummy Tick Different from a Traditional Tummy Tuck?
A fleur-de-lis tummy tuck is not very different from a traditional tummy tuck. The main difference lies in the amount of excess skin that is removed. The standard tummy tuck removes an average amount of skin, which this option is best for a larger amount.
Aside from the amount of skin to be removed, the shape of the incision made sets it apart from the traditional tummy tuck. A traditional tummy tuck involves the creation of a curving horizontal incision from hipbone to hipbone.
Should You Get a Fleur-De-Lis Tummy Tuck Performed?
If you’re someone who has succeeded in losing a substantial amount of weight by traditional weight-loss methods, a fleur-de-lis tummy tuck could be just what you need. Due to your weight loss, excess skin may be taking a toll on your appearance. This procedure can get rid of this unwanted sagging skin.
The fleur-de-lis tummy tuck is an outpatient procedure that takes a maximum of six hours to complete. It is performed under general anesthesia, and you should be able to go back home as soon as you fully wake up from it.
Like any other cosmetic procedure, you may be able to resume your daily routine within two weeks of the procedure. You will most likely have to wear a compression garment and surgical drains for a time. The garment keeps swelling at a minimum, and the drains remove excess fluids to avoid complications.
It takes a month to six weeks to fully recover from the procedure. After this time, you will be able to enjoy your results.
Discuss Your Tummy-Tuck Options
Dr. Kurtis Martin, a board-certified plastic surgeon, will examine your abdomen during a consultation and decide on the best tummy-tuck option for you. To set up your consultation, contact us today.