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FDL=Fleur de Lys/T-scar skin tightening

After significant weight loss through dieting or various bariatric weight loss procedures, excess skin often accumulates throughout the abdominal area. In most cases, these patients are best treated with a standard abdominoplasty. However, occasionally, a "Fleur-de-Lys" abdominoplasty may be necessary to address the need for extensive horizontal skin removal (around the patient, not vertically). It is very similar to the standard abdominoplasty, but the key difference is the removal of excess skin in the upper abdominal area, resulting in a vertical scar along the center of the abdomen. Due to this additional scar, the procedure is selectively recommended for specific patients.

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The Fleur-de-Lys abdominoplasty is a comprehensive tummy tuck procedure that removes excess skin both horizontally and vertically while tightening the abdominal muscles, often with an inverted "T" incision.

"After the surgery, almost immediate results can be expected, with bruising and swelling potentially lasting up to four months."

"The recovery time typically lasts two weeks, and patients should avoid strenuous activities for 4 to 6 weeks after the surgery."

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