Traditional vs Fleur De Lis Tummy Tuck

Fleur de Lis Tummy-Tuck-Surgery-in-Cartersville-GAThe main difference between a traditional tummy tuck and a fleur de lis tummy tuck is the type and extent of incisions made during the procedure.

A traditional tummy tuck typically involves a horizontal incision made in the lower abdomen, usually from hip to hip, just above the pubic area. The surgeon will then separate the skin from the abdominal muscles and remove any excess fat and skin. The abdominal muscles are then tightened and stitched together, creating a firmer abdominal wall. The remaining skin is pulled down and trimmed, and a new opening is made for the belly button, which is repositioned to a more natural-looking position.

A fleur de lis tummy tuck, on the other hand, involves a vertical incision made in addition to the horizontal incision, creating a “T” shape. This vertical incision allows for more skin to be removed from the abdomen, particularly in the upper abdominal area. The surgeon will then remove any excess fat and skin, and tighten the abdominal muscles as in a traditional tummy tuck. The remaining skin is pulled down and trimmed, creating a more contoured appearance.

While a fleur de lis tummy tuck can provide more dramatic results for patients with
significant excess skin in the upper abdominal area, it does leave a longer, more visible
scar than a traditional tummy tuck. Recovery time may also be longer and more
uncomfortable, as the procedure is more extensive.

Ultimately, the decision of which type of tummy tuck is appropriate will depend on the
individual patient’s specific needs and goals, as well as the advice of their healthcare
professional.