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Wait, What’s a Fleur-De-Lis Tummy Tuck & Do You Need One?

Posted on December 11, 2019

Wait, What’s a Fleur-De-Lis Tummy Tuck & Do You Need One?

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Woman doing research on her laptop about fdl tummy tuck vs tummy tuck.Everyone has heard of the tummy tuck procedure, yet few people realize that there are different types. One variation of the standard tummy tuck is the fleur-de-lis. You might be wondering which one would be better for you. As it ends up, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer when comparing FDL tummy tuck vs. tummy tuck.

The Traditional Tuck

A traditional tummy tuck can address concerns in both the upper and lower abdomen. It removes excess skin and tissue and repairs stretched abdominal muscles for sleeker midsection. The incision is generally made below the bikini line so it can remain hidden. However, with a full tummy tuck, there may also be an incision near the navel to reposition the belly button.

Are You A Good Candidate For A Drain-Free Tummy Tuck? [Infographic]

Posted on October 25, 2019

How Much Activity Is Too Much after a Tummy Tuck?

Posted on May 10, 2019

How Much Activity Is Too Much after a Tummy Tuck?

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Mother playing with her children at home. Pushing them in a laundry basket.After your tummy tuck, you’re going to want to get up, get out and get moving. But you might want to hold off on any kind of intense activity until you fully understand the physical restrictions after a tummy tuck.

Your tummy tuck recovery will be unique to you, but here are a few general guidelines for the stages of physical activity after your surgery.

Right After Tummy Tuck Surgery

Immediately after your tummy tuck surgery, you’ll likely be restricted while you initially heal. Shortly thereafter, however, you’ll be able to start your physical activity with sitting, standing and walking. Walking as early as the first day after your tummy tuck surgery could help prevent the formation of blood clots,

Everything You Need to Know about Losing Weight after a Tummy Tuck

Posted on April 11, 2019

Everything You Need to Know about Losing Weight after a Tummy Tuck

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Man and woman jogging near a body of water.A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is used to address excess fat and skin around the stomach as well as weakened or separated muscles in the abdomen that result from pregnancy, weight changes or aging. Despite the many benefits of what a tummy tuck can do for you, it’s important to follow a few simple health and wellness rules to aid and prolong your tummy tuck results.

Focus on a Lifestyle Change Instead of a Diet

Before having tummy tuck surgery, you may be asked to exercise and eat healthy in order to obtain a certain weight deemed safe for surgery. Continuing these good habits, along with getting the proper amount of sleep each night and living a low-stress lifestyle,

How To Decide If A Mommy Makeover Or A Tummy Tuck Is Best For You [Infographic]

Posted on March 5, 2019