Fleur-De-Lis (FDL) Abdominoplasty
Sometimes, after excessive weight loss or bariatric surgery, an inordinate amount of skin is left behind. This skin sags down in front and at the sides of the abdomen, creating a problematic appearance for many patients. Dr. Erez Dayan and the team at Avance Plastic Surgery Institute in Reno/Tahoe offer a form of tummy tuck surgery called the fleur-de-lis (FDL) abdominoplasty that addresses this excess skin for a more svelte appearance after weight loss.
The fleur-de-Lis abdominoplasty incorporates both a horizontal and a vertical incision, which resembles a fleur-de-lis pattern, and is one of several body contouring procedures offered by Dr. Dayan. In this procedure, in addition to the standard horizontal incision used in a tummy tuck procedure, an additional vertical incision is necessary to access and remove excess fat and skin and draw the remaining skin together.
This procedure allows Dr. Dayan to address any needed abdominal muscle repairs, remove excess skin and fat, but also to re-contour the entire abdomen, including the sides and around to the rear. The length of your vertical incision is determined by how much laxity must be addressed. Skin tightening in both horizontal and vertical planes results in a much smoother and younger-looking abdomen.
FDL Tummy Tuck for a Smoother Abdomen
The FDL tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a specialty body contouring procedure offered by Dr. Dayan and the Avance Plastic Surgery Institute for patients who need more attention than a standard tummy tuck procedure. Every patient receives a personal consultation with Dr. Dayan to determine their needs and goals. During this consultation, all the body shaping options relevant to your needs will be discussed and explained.
If you have excess skin sagging around your abdomen from excessive weight loss or bariatric surgery, you could be a good candidate for the FDL tummy tuck or a fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty. Contact Avance Plastic Surgery Institute in Reno/Tahoe, NV, for a consultation appointment. We also offer virtual consultations for those living outside the area.