About the Fleur de Lis Tummy Tuck
The Fleur de Lis tummy tuck is designed to remove significant excess skin from the entire midsection. This procedure consists of a horizontal incision similar to the traditional tummy tuck, as well as an incision that runs vertically up the middle of the stomach. This allows Dr. Hamawy more access to the abdominal muscles and the ability to remove a more substantial amount of skin from this region that results in a tight waistline. This procedure is similar to the extended tummy tuck in that it removes large amounts of excess skin. However, the extended technique addresses sagging skin that spans to the flanks and lower back while the Fleur de Lis technique removes large amounts of skin that reside in the center of the midsection over the abdominal muscles. This procedure allows massive weight loss patients the ability to reveal their newly slim figures that have been hidden by excess skin.
Who Should Get A Fleur de Lis Tummy Tuck?
Both men and women who have a significant amount of skin throughout their stomach can be candidates for the Fleur de Lis tummy tuck. This procedure is designed if you have undergone massive weight loss but still have a lot of loose skin in the upper abdomen that hides your true shape.
In general, you should be in good health and have no underlying conditions that can pose a risk to a functional recovery. If you are considering this procedure you should maintain a healthy lifestyle before and after their surgery to ensure the best results. It is essential that you have reasonable expectations of what this procedure can achieve and understand that having a good diet and exercise regime is crucial to ensure that the Fleur de Lis results are long-lasting.
The consultation is a crucial part of the Fleur de Lis tummy tuck process. During this appointment, Dr. Hamawy will determine if you are a candidate for this procedure. He will consider your medical background and current health to ensure this technique and procedure as a whole is a safe option for you. The doctor will then use this information to build a treatment plan tailored to your exact needs.
The Fleur de Lis Procedure
The Fleur de Lis tummy tuck is performed under general anesthesia and can be on an outpatient basis, meaning that you may be able to leave the hospital the same day after their surgery. Two main incisions will be made, one horizontally across the midline near the pubis and one that goes vertically up the abdomen. Dr. Hamawy will use these incisions to remove and reposition skin and tissue to gain full access to the abdominal muscles. He will rejoin and tighten the muscles for a more firm and toned stomach contour. Lastly, he will tighten the remaining skin in from the waist over the muscles and remove the excess. Once this is complete, the doctor will close the incisions and join the remaining skin using dissolvable sutures. The treated area will then be wrapped in a compression garment to aid in the healing process. The midsection will have a new, smooth contour that shows off your underlying true figure.
After the Fleur de Lis tummy tuck is complete, you may stay overnight in the hospital or decide to return home the same day to recover. You will be given their own custom recovery instructions to ensure that you achieve your optimal results.
Dr. Hamawy will monitor healing by having you return to the office for several postoperative appointments. Through this procedure, he has helped many extreme weight loss patients to achieve their aesthetic goals and obtain the figure that they have worked so hard for!