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What Is The Difference Between Abdominoplasty and Fleur de Lis?

By October 18, 2021 No Comments
An abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is a popular plastic surgery that involves removing extra skin and small portions of fat from the abdomen. However, not all tummy tucks are the same, there are several different types. The most common are mini, standard, and extended tummy tucks. There is a less frequently performed technique called a fleur de lis tummy tuck. What is the difference between abdominoplasty and fleur de lis?   A standard abdominoplasty uses an incision that spans along the lower abdomen. The extent of the incision depends on the type of tummy tuck, but the most common is one that goes from hip to hip. A fleur de lis tummy tuck also uses this incision, but also includes a vertical incision, creating a shape similar to a fleur de lis. The length of both the horizontal and vertical incisions depends on the patient’s goals and anatomy.   Dr. Jonov may recommend a fleur de lis tummy tuck if the extra skin extends up to the waist or upper abdomen. It is common for patients who have lost massive amounts of weight to benefit greatly from this tummy tuck technique. While the incisions and subsequent scarring have a chance of being more extensive, the procedure can completely change the look of the body, especially in clothing.   To find out whether a traditional tummy tuck or a fleur de lis abdominoplasty is best for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery. He specializes in the fleur de lis technique and has widely performed the procedure. To schedule, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via Price Simulator®, chat, or contact form.

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