Where Are The Scars Placed In A Fleur De Lis Abdominoplasty?
Added on 24th June 2020
What is a fleur de lis abdominoplasty?
A fleur de lis abdominoplasty involves the removal of excess skin in the abdomen area. This tends to be a common procedure choice if you’ve gone through excessive weight loss or after pregnancy when you find it difficult to remove the excess skin.
Where are the scars placed in a fleur de lis abdominoplasty?
What makes a fleur de lis abdominoplasty different from your traditional abdominoplasty procedure is the placement of the scars. In a traditional abdominoplasty, there would be a horizontal scar placed along the abdomen area to remove the excess skin. However, in a fleur de lis abdominoplasty there is a combination of horizontal and vertical scars placed.
This helps us to remove more excess skin than what you would have removed in a traditional abdominoplasty procedure.
Fleur de lis abdominoplasty: Case Study 1
In the video above we can see how the scars are placed in a fleur de lis abdominoplasty. It outlines the progress of the scars over time and how they change after the surgery has been completed.
The quality and position of the scars are dependent on a case by case basis. During your consultation, we’ll be able to provide different examples of how the scars are placed in a fleur de lis abdominoplasty to provide you with a better idea of whether it’s the right procedure for you.
Fleur de lis abdominoplasty: Case Study 2
It can also be beneficial if you’ve had previous scarring on the abdomen. This is outlined in the next case study that you can see above where the patient already has a midline scar. In doing so, you can tolerate a midline scar better postoperatively, providing a smoother experience during the procedure.
Fleur de lis abdominoplasty: Case Study 3
Case study 3 shows another example of a patient that has had previous surgical experience. You can see that the patient doesn’t have a full vertical scar due to the previous scarring that she’s had. For patients like this, they can tolerate the scars much easier than patients that haven’t had surgery experience before.
What about excess skin in the upper abdomen?
If a patient has excess skin in the upper abdomen, this would be another reason why patients would consider a fleur de lis abdominoplasty. The vertical scar can help to tackle the excess skin at the top of the abdomen compared to a traditional abdominoplasty procedure.
Fleur de lis abdominoplasty: Case Study 4
This is apparent in the lady shown in the fourth video shown above. The surgical procedure has helped to improve the rolls found in the upper abdomen and overall provide an aesthetically pleasing result. We can also see the areas where the scars are placed in a fleur de lis abdominoplasty when there is excess skin towards the upper abdomen.
As always, it’s important for each patient to discuss the pros and cons of the procedure during their consultation. The different options available and the quality of the scars can also be discussed. Contact us today to book your virtual consultation.Back to videos