Fleur-de-Lis abdominoplasty is also known as fleur de
lis tummy tuck, a plastic surgery procedure focuses on
removing a large amount of excess skin from the
abdomen. The surgeon will also remove some
targeted fat and repair abdominal muscles during the
procedure if this is needed, as with a standard tummy
A fleur de lis tummy tuck gets its name from the incision’s shape. The surgeon removes a panel of
skin that’s shaped like the three petals of a fleur de lis. The top peak of this panel is near the
breastbone, while the farthest peaks at the sides are around the hip bones.
After removing the panel of excess skin, the surgeon shapes the underlying fat and muscle as
needed. At this point, the surgeon pulls the remaining skin together for a shapely contour.
CANDIDATES FOR A FLEUR DE LIS TUMMY TUCK:
A fleur de lis tummy tuck is designed for patients with an extreme amount of unwanted skin. These
tend to be patients who have succeeded with major weight loss. While they lose the unwanted fat,
their skin may not be elastic enough to conform to their slimmer shape.
It takes 4-6 hours depending on the area of the abdomen are being addressed.
Type of Anesthesia use:
This surgery is usually done under general anesthesia
Hospital Stay 2days.
Days to stay in Thailand:
At least 14 days.
Risks and Complications:
While not a very painful operation, there is a fair amount of bruising and swelling which can last 1-2
weeks. Sutures are generally removed 4-7 days after surgery and make up can be worn once the
stitches are out. Contact lenses can usually be worn about 2 weeks after surgery.
Preparation Prior To Surgery:
• Medical history assessment (any allergies, serious medical condition and all medications
taken both prescribed and non-prescribed), physical examination, and laboratory tests will be
performed during consultation.
• Avoid smoking for about 3-4 weeks prior to surgery, as nicotine interferes with circulation
and will greatly affect healing process.
• Stop drinking alcohol, a week before the surgery and throughout your recovery period.
• Taking any medications should be avoided such as hormones, anticoagulants, anabolic
steroids and supplements at least 4-6 weeks to prevent complicating medical factors prior to
surgery, and also avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can