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Apparent sagging may occur in the abdomen due to sudden weight loss or a similar situation. There are different types of tummy tuck procedure that stretches the abdominal region by eliminating this sagging. Fleur de Lis tummy tuck is one of them.

If you want to have the abdominal region of your dreams and the traditional method does not meet your expectations, fleur de lis tummy tuck may be just for you.

What is Fleur De Lis Tummy Tuck?

Fleur de lis, which means lily flower in French, is a special post-bariatric surgical operation. The reason why the procedure is called lily flower is that the piece of tissue removed from the abdomen looks almost like a flower.

During periods of weight loss, sagging may be experienced on the skin. However, in sudden weight loss, this looseness usually occurs horizontally not vertically. The standard tummy tuck, back stretching, and belt lipectomy can give effective results for vertical skin looseness. However, these procedures may not give the desired result in horizontal sagging. Patients have an appearance that is flat, but thick and without a waist curve.

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Eligible Candidates

The fleur de lis tummy tuck is suitable for men and women with a large amount of skin on the abdomen. It has been developed for situations where there is too much loose skin in the upper abdomen after a major weight loss.

To benefit from the procedure, the candidates must be in good general health. There should be no health problems that would pose a risk to the surgery or the recovery process. Besides, for best results, patients should adopt a healthy lifestyle before and after the surgery.

Candidates’ expectations should be realistic before the procedure. Apart from these, it should not be forgotten that diet and exercise are of great importance for permanent FDL tummy tuck results.

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Fleur De Lis Tummy Tuck vs. Regular

There are distinct differences between regular and fleur de lis tummy tuck. In the traditional method, excess skin in both the upper and lower abdominal region is removed. The upper and lower parts of the belly button are targeted. In addition to this, excessive fat tissue can be removed through an incision that can be hidden under the bikini line and the abdominal muscles can be tightened. However, it should be noted that this procedure does not replace exercise, and it cannot fix the chaps.

In the full tummy tuck procedure, a horizontal incision is formed between the groin and the belly button. The shape and length of the incision may differ depending on how much skin there is. After the excess skin is removed, the weakened abdominal muscles are also restored. A second incision can be formed in the related area to remove excess skin in the upper abdomen.

Fleur de lis tummy tuck has been developed for those who experience excessive skin sagging after bariatric surgery and extreme weight loss. Candidates’ abdomen is much larger than their buttocks. In this procedure, excess skin and fat are removed. Besides, the abdominal muscles are restored through a vertical incision in the middle of the abdomen.

An FDL tummy tuck provides horizontal skin tightening on top of vertical skin tightening. Two different incisions are made in the procedure. The first of these is the horizontal incision as in the standard tummy tuck. The other is the vertical incision formed in the middle of the abdomen. The size of the vertical incision varies depending on how much skin looseness is. Thanks to the vertical incision, the skin can be tightened from above and below as well as from the sides. Thus, the appearance of the abdomen is significantly improved.

FDL Tummy Tuck Cost

The cost of an FDL tummy tuck varies depending on the complexity of the operation and the location where the operation is performed. Besides, it should not be forgotten that there will be additional costs other than the surgery cost. Some of the additional costs incurred in the operation are as follows:

  • Anesthesia costs
  • Blood and other medical tests
  • Operating room costs
  • Costs of compression garments to be worn after surgery
  • Prescriptions
  • Other costs

The cost of the surgery is influenced by the expertise, experience, and reputation of the preferred surgeon. Preferring a surgeon expert in his field will result in higher costs. Apart from these, the location of the clinic where the procedure will be performed is also of great importance. The country and the city where the clinic is located will also be one of the factors affecting the cost.

Although it varies depending on many criteria, generally the cost of fdl tummy tuck is on average as follows for the countries.



USA 8.000 – 15.000 ($)
UK 5.000 – 7.000 (£)
TURKEY 3.300 – 4.500 (€)

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Pros and Cons of FDL Tummy Tuck

An FDL tummy tuck is a procedure with its pros and cons. Before deciding on the procedure, these must be taken into consideration:

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After the recovery period, you can start wearing the clothes you want. Although you had to choose loose clothing in the past, after the operation, you will have significant freedom about it.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Cons” custom_font_container=”tag:h3|font_size:32|text_align:left|color:%23dd3333″ custom_google_fonts=”font_family:Anton%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” custom_css_animation=”fadeInDown” use_custom_heading=”true”]An FDL tummy tuck has similar risks to a traditional tummy tuck procedure. Apart from these, it does not have an extra surgical risk. The most prominent disadvantage is the scar left by the vertical incision. This scar does not go away completely after the surgery. However, with the right care, it loses its visibility significantly after 2 years.[/vc_toggle][vc_single_image image=”18742″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”]

Schedule a Consultation

If you are experiencing excessive sagging on your upper abdomen, you can schedule a free consultation for the fleur de lis tummy tuck. During the consultation, our surgeons will first assess your general condition and see if you need this procedure. You will also be given detailed information about the procedure and all your questions will be answered.

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A large number of patients come to COSMETICIUM every year for this procedure. Patients coming from different parts of the world almost start a new life after the procedure. Their lives change positively and their life quality increases. If you want to experience these positive changes and get more detailed information about the subject, you can contact us immediately.


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