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.
The Fleur-De-Lis Tummy Tuck
The fleur-de-lis tummy tuck is designed for people who need a tummy tuck after significant weight loss to address not just fat and muscles, but large amounts of excess skin. Clients who are candidates for this treatment will generally have an abdomen that is wider than their hips. It combines horizontal and vertical tightening, which is what gives this type of tuck its name.
Deciding on FDL Tummy Tuck vs. Tummy Tuck
Good candidates for either type of tummy tuck should be at or close to their ideal weight. If you are and you have no to minimal excess skin, a traditional tuck should be fine. If, however, there is a significant amount of excess skin to remove, the FDL tummy tuck is likely best. Dr. Martin will help you decide which tummy tuck option is best for your needs, as he is highly experienced in knowing how to tailor tummy tucks to the client.
Not sure which tummy tuck procedure is right for you? Contact us online or call our office today at (575) 521-7111 to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Martin.