A fleur-de-lis tummy tuck is a specific method of abdominoplasty that aims to remove loose excess skin after extreme weight loss, usually as a result of bariatric surgery such as gastric bypass.
Abdominoplasty, commonly known as a tummy tuck, creates a flatter stomach through the removal of excess skin and tissue in the abdominal area and tightening of abdominal muscles.
There are different methods of performing a tummy tuck for each body type to ensure the most satisfaction from the surgery.
Benefits of a Fleur de Lis Tummy Tuck
The fleur-de-lis method allows for larger incisions to be made, which results in the removal of more excess skin than a standard tummy tuck would allow.
This is particularly useful for patients who have experienced extreme weight loss and are left with significant excess skin as a result. This makes the results significantly more life-changing than a regular tummy tuck.
The results of the surgery are permanent and can allow patients to reap the full benefits of their lifestyle change.
Fleur de Lis Tummy Tuck Cost
In general, the cost of a fleur-de-lis tummy tuck at the CREO Clinic starts at £18,900. Upon consultation with head surgeon Dr Omar Tillo, the exact cost of the surgery will be determined alongside a tailored treatment plan for your unique requirements.
Fleur de Lis Tummy Tuck Procedure
To complete a fleur-de-lis tummy tuck, the anaesthetist will administer general anaesthesia before making an incision along the entire bikini line as well as from the rib cage to the midline of the abdomen.
Excess skin is removed vertically, and the loose skin is tightened and contoured. If there is any muscle separation during the process, it will be repaired by the surgeon. Finally, the incisions are closed with dissolvable stitches.
Due to the extent of the incisions and the amount of excess skin that is generally removed from fleur-de-lis tummy tuck, the recovery time can be longer than from standard abdominoplasty. You will experience swelling and discomfort in the affected area, which will decline in a few days.
Patients can usually resume daily activities and return to work 2-3 weeks after the surgery and engage in light exercise after 3-4 weeks. However, patients must wait at least 6-8 weeks before engaging in strenuous exercise in order to fully heal and avoid any post-surgery complications.
Successful recovery can be aided by taking the surgeon’s aftercare advice and also following our tummy tuck survival guide.
Immediately after the surgery, patients will be able to notice that their stomach is considerably tighter and flatter due to the removal of excess skin. However, it can take up to 6-12 months for post-surgery swelling, after which the full results of the fleur-de-lis tummy tuck will be seen. After this, you will be able to enjoy your noticeably more toned, contoured, and slender midriff.
Fleur de Lis Tummy Tuck vs. Traditional Tummy Tuck
Though the traditional tummy tuck has the same aim as the fleur-de-lis tummy tuck, there are significant differences in which one might be right for you. These differences are outlined in the table below:
|Fleur de Lis Tummy Tuck
|Traditional Tummy Tuck
|Removal of extreme excess skin, flatter and tauter stomach, muscle repair if needed
|Removal of moderate to severe excess skin, muscle repair if necessary
|For patients with significant excess skin after extreme weight loss
|For patients with moderate-to-severe skin laxity
|Entire bikini line and along the midline of the abdomen from the ribcage
|Along the bikini line and around the belly button
|Up to 8 weeks
|Up to 8 weeks
Fleur de Lis Tummy Tuck FAQ
Who is a good candidate for a Fleur de Lis tummy tuck?
The fleur-de-lis tummy tuck is ideal for patients who have considerable excess skin due to extreme weight loss, including from bariatric surgery. Patients should be of overall good health, including a suitable BMI, to avoid complications during surgery.
How long does a Fleur de Lis tummy tuck take?
Typically, a fleur-de-lis tummy tuck is usually completed in 4 hours. The length of the surgery depends on how much skin needs to be removed. The surgeon will ensure that the patient’s desires are met and will complete the procedure with artistic surgical precision to help the patient achieve their ideal figure.
How much is a Fleur de Lis tummy tuck?
The cost of a standard tummy tuck in London typically starts at £10,900, but in comparison, due to the surgical complexity and length of the procedure, a fleur-de-lis tummy tuck starts at £17,900.
Is a Fleur de Lis tummy tuck permanent?
Yes, the results from a fleur-de-lis tummy tuck are generally permanent for the removal of excess, loose skin. A healthy diet and exercise routine is recommended to maintain a flat and slender stomach and avoid putting on weight after the surgery.