ABDOMINOPLASTY TUMMYTUCK

ABDOMINOPLASTY TUMMYTUCK

OP. DR. YUNUS DOĞAN

What Is Fleur de lis Abdominoplasty?

Fleur de lis abdominoplasty implies the procedure of removing the sagging skin below the umbilicus. Sagging excess skin and fat tissue can be restored to non-deformed form only if the procedure is performed with appropriate methods. Abdominoplasty also involves repairing the loosening in anterior abdominal wall with certain procedures.

Reasons of sagging in abdominal skin include:

  • Rapid weight gain and loss,
  • Wrong diet practices after childbearing,
  • Sagging due to genetic factors.
Abdominal skin loosens due to above mentioned reasons. Loosened abdominal muscles will lead to an unpleasant appearance. Patients cannot easily wear skirts and bikinis due to such complaints. Fleur de lis abdominoplasty enables prevention of intense sagging and sweating. Certain symptoms, such as skin wounds and fungal infections, may likely develop over time. The procedure should be performed by a specialist physician in order to prevent simple deformities.

How Is Fleur de lis Abdominoplasty Performed?

Surgical procedures are performed with various methods. The techniques that we perform during Fleur de lis abdominoplasty are decided in the light of detailed examinations performed by our physician. Results of the examination draw a roadmap for the procedure. Radiological images that we acquire at different times also identify the treatment process.

Methods of the procedure can be broadly listed as follows:

  • Incisions are extended from the Caesarean section to both sides of the belly.
  • Cracked skin around the belly button is removed.
  • The sagging skin located above the belly button is stretched downwards.
  • In some cases, sagging or loosening is associated with fat accumulation. Excess fat in tummy is removed with liposuction.
  • Membranes of abdominal wall around the tummy are restored to original form with sling sutures during the procedure.
  • Sutures are placed with aesthetic suturing methods during the procedure. Aesthetic suturing methods eliminate the unpleasant appearance.


The ability to eliminate the sagging around the tummy rules out the problems caused by excessive changes in bodyweight. People may suffer same problems again if they lose or gain weight quickly after the procedure or as a result of pregnancy.

Who Are Good Candidates for Fleur de lis Abdominoplasty?

Excess fat and sagging skin in abdominal region are eliminated with Fleur de lis abdominoplasty. Skin is removed and the region is re-contoured for individuals whose abdominal profile is weak. As abdominal muscles are stretched, the region around the tummy appears more tight and stretched.

Loss of excessive weight and wrong diets are the main underlying reasons of the sagging. Exercise and diet may help you gain a flat and tight tummy in the long term. When these methods are not properly practiced, the outcome will be probably an unpleasant appearance caused by loosening in the tummy. When exercise and diet do not help the problem, abdominoplasty provides the most definite results. Stretch marks that develop around the belly after pregnancy are eliminated with surgical procedure. Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) is usually performed for:

  • People suffering from sagging secondary to sagging,
  • Loosening caused by genetic factors,
  • People with history of surgical procedure following the pregnancy,
  • People with medical history of irregular weight gain and loss.


This procedure should not be regarded as a slimming surgery. The intent of the surgery is to prevent the sagging that developed due to quick weight gain and loss cycles.

What Should Be Done Before Fleur de lis Abdominoplasty?

Fleur de lis abdominoplasty is performed if the tummy does not tighten in response to diet. The procedure is preferred to correct the fat tissue in the flank regions towards back. More definite and healthy results are obtained when the procedure is combined with liposuction. Surgery generally lasts for 3 hours and patients should stay at hospital for 1 or 2 days.

In full abdominoplasty surgeries, the skin tightens. The procedure is performed such that the scar remains under bikini line. Therefore, it is necessary to reposition the belly button. Abdominoplasty is performed both below and above the belly button and it is preferred to remove excess skin and subcutaneous fat tissue. The muscles of the tummy are stretched. The belly button is re-positioned during the procedure.

Smokers should quit smoking 1 to 2 days before the abdominoplasty. However, diets should be planned under supervision of specialist physicians. A milder diet should be followed before the surgery.

Postoperative considerations for Fleur de lis Abdominoplasty
The suture line is covered by wound dressing following recovery after abdominoplasty. A tight bandage is applied to the wound dressing area. Bandage or corset helps quicker alleviation of edema. Moreover, use of corset supports the abdomen during recovery.

Drain prevents intense hematoma due to Fleur de lis abdominoplasty procedure. It also prevents accumulation of body and fluids in the body. It enables excreting them quickly from the body. The drains are not removed for several days after the surgery. It is necessary to maintain fully upright position for several days after the procedure. Early outcomes of the surgery are witnessed 2 to 3 weeks after the surgery on average. Abdominoplasty is regarded as one of the most successful procedures in the field of plastic surgery. When early outcomes are reviewed, you may gain more satisfactory results.

Undergoing various surgeries in the long term may have negative influence on success of the abdominoplasty.

What Are Advantages of Fleur de lis Abdominoplasty?
Abdominoplasty is one of the most successful procedures among other aesthetic surgeries. The patients are discharged within several days after Fleur de lis abdominoplasty. Short recovery time is one of the reasons why patients easily prefer this procedure. Use of supportive materials, such as corset, ensures recovery in a shorter time after the procedure.

It is very easy to shape abdominal tissues properly with this procedure. Thanks to this procedure, you can easily have a flat and smooth tummy that you cannot obtain with diet and exercise. Potential complications that may develop during the procedure significantly decrease if the procedure is performed by a specialist physician.

Short duration of the procedure is another reason for patients to prefer this method. This surgical procedure can be completed within approximately 3 hours. Outcomes of the surgery usually have pretty good effects. Recovery of patients within a short period of time, such as 1 week, ensures that daily life activities are not hindered. Thus, patients can safely prefer this method. People, who want to have a fit tummy by getting rid of sagging skin, may achieve this goal with abdominoplasty.

Fleur de lis Abdominoplasty Prices 2024

Prices of abdominoplasty procedures vary according to type of procedure. Conditions that affect prices of the surgery are as follows:

  • Severity of sagging in abdominal skin,
  • Severity of fat deposition in the region,
  • Age and medical history of the patient.


Exact price of abdominoplasty is determined according to these parameters. Another factor that has an effect on the price is whether mini abdominoplasty or classical abdominoplasty is performed. Types of surgeries performed for the tummy with almost normal size vary from the procedures performed in people, who are overweight or has loose skin in tummy. The price varies according to these factors. You may schedule an appointment from our specialist physician for most accurate information about price of Fleur de lis abdominoplasty.

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