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Fleur de lis Tummy Tuck

Surgery to remove significant excess skin and fat from the stomach, for improved contour. Fleur de Lis Tummy Tuck consists of both horizontal and vertical incisions and is a technique used in cases of extreme weight loss.

Fleur de lis Tummy Tuck Before and After


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Substantial excess skin and fat from the midsection.

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General anaesthetic

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3 hours

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Hospital stay


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4-6 weeks. Back to work from 2 weeks depending on your job

Fleur de Lis(FDL) Tummy Tuck Treatment Overview

Fleur de Lis Tummy Tuck, also known as a weight-loss abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that targets the entire midsection. It is designed to remove significant excess skin and fatty tissue from the tummy. This surgery is an ideal and highly transformative option for those with significant excess loose skin, following extreme weight loss.

Unlike a traditional tummy tuck, the Fleur de Lis tummy tuck focuses less on the scar. Whilst every effort is made to produce a neat scar, surgeons focus their attention on reshaping the abdomen so that patients can feel more comfortable during every-day activities or in the clothes that they wear.

A Fleur de Lis Tummy Tuck distinguishes itself from a Traditional Tummy Tuck in several key aspects. 

Notably, the incision pattern of a Fleur de Lis Tummy Tuck includes both a horizontal incision, akin to a traditional tummy tuck, as well as a vertical incision forming a "Fleur de Lis" shape, enabling comprehensive removal of excess skin and fat in both horizontal and vertical dimensions. This procedure is particularly tailored for individuals who have undergone substantial weight loss or possess significant upper and lower abdominal skin laxity. In contrast, a Traditional Tummy Tuck primarily addresses excess skin and fat below the navel with a single horizontal incision, resulting in a generally quicker recovery and less extensive scarring. 

The choice between these two techniques depends on individual needs and the extent of surplus skin and fat in specific abdominal regions, necessitating consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon for personalised guidance.

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Please book a complimentary consultation to discuss your exact requirements with our cosmetic surgeons, but typically surgery prices start as shown below
Procedure Specialists Consultant Specialists
Weight-loss Tummy Tuck
Including all precare, aftercare, General Anaesthetic, overnight stay, two compression garments and three manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) therapy sessions
Amir Nakhdjevani
Fleur-de-lis Tummy Tuck
Including all precare, aftercare, General Anaesthetic, overnight stay, two compression garments and three manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) therapy sessions
Amir Nakhdjevani
Tummy Tuck (High BMI of +32)
Including all precare, aftercare, General Anaesthetic, overnight stay, two compression garments and three manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) therapy sessions
Amir Nakhdjevani



Step 1. Free, no-obligation consultation

Bella Vou offers every client a free consultation with an expert, accredited cosmetic surgeon. There's no obligation to proceed to treatment; it's an opportunity to discuss any concerns and receive an impartial professional opinion.

The plastic surgeons will assess your love handles, the volume of fat and the amount of excess skin before suggesting a bespoke treatment plan targeted to your needs. 

Step 2. Meet your specialist

During your consultation with the specialist who will perform your Fleur De Lis surgery, you are given a chance to find out more about the procedure and ask any questions you like.

Step 3. Preparation for Fleur de Lis Tummy Tuck surgery

You'll be given individual pre-treatment or pre-operative advice to reduce any complications and support your speedy and healthy recovery.

It's important to let your specialist know if you're on any prescription or over-the-counter medications. You may be asked to stop taking aspirin or anti-inflammatory tablets, which can increase the risk of bruising. It's also essential to stop smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes before and after treatment because they can disrupt the healing process.

On the day of your treatment, the team at Bella Vou will welcome you, give you a gown to wear and escort you to the state-of-the-art treatment suite.

Step 4. What happens during Fleur de Lis Tummy Tuck?

Fluer de Lis Tummy Tuck is carried out under General Anaesthetic and on average, takes around three hours to perform.

The surgeon makes two incisions - a horizontal one in the lower abdominal area (similar to a traditional tummy tuck) and a vertical incision that runs up the middle of the stomach. Like a traditional Tummy Tuck, an incision will also be made around the belly button. 

Excess skin and fatty tissue are removed, and the underlying muscles are tightened. This procedure is more extensive than a standard tummy tuck, so it can involve a longer recovery. After the surgery, patients wear compression garments to support the healing process and achieve a smoother, firmer abdomen.

Step 5. Recovery from Fleur de Lis Tummy Tuck

Recovery from a Fleur de Lis Tummy Tuck is more comprehensive and extended compared to a traditional tummy tuck due to the additional incisions and extensive tissue removal involved. The typical recovery period for a tummy tuck is approximately six weeks. However, some individuals might experience a slower or quicker return to normal activity. It's important to note that the pace of recovery can vary among patients.

In the initial days post-surgery, patients may experience discomfort, swelling, and bruising in the treated area, managed with prescribed pain medication. Compression garments support healing and reduce swelling. Light activity is encouraged, while strenuous exercise is gradually reintroduced as advised by the surgeon. Most individuals can return to work within two weeks, depending on their job's physical demands.

Your surgeon will check your progress at regular intervals to ensure that you are healthy and happy with your results. The Bella Vou staff are always available if you have any questions or concerns between appointments.


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Last Updated: April 25, 2024

Published On: November 6, 2023


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