- Fleur-di-Lis Abdominoplasty
- Post Weight Loss Surgery
This 43-year-old female came to see our doctor wanting to transform her abdomen following post-bariatric weight loss surgery. After having her children and losing over 140 lbs of excess weight from gastric bypass surgery, she was left with a very large stomach with a great deal of skin that draped over her pants and clothing. Like many post-bariatric patients she felt uncomfortable in her new smaller body. Many Austin, Texas area women looking for mommy makeover and post-bariatric weight loss surgery body contouring make appointments with our doctor to see what options are available for rejuvenation of their bodies after losing a significant amount of extra weight.
During her consultation, our doctor pointed out that an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck was the best method to rid her of excess fat and skin while still tightening the lax muscles underneath. Since she had so much skin to remove, he recommended an advanced type of tummy tuck called a “fleur-di- lies” abdominoplasty. This type of surgery adds a vertical incision for patients who need a great deal of extra skin removed in order to restore their hips and curves. It tightens the hips and waistline unlike any other operation.
In surgery, our doctor radically transformed her stomach by removing many pounds of extra skin and fat. He pulled her remaining skin tight, and reshaped her belly button so that it was smaller and more attractive. The result was a dramatic improvement in both abdominal skin and muscle tone that restored shape to her body almost immediately.
During her follow-up period she was very happy with her amazing results. In one surgery our doctor was able to improve her overall self confidence, and rid her of the extra skin that did not reflect her post-bariatric body. While a Fleur-di-Lies style abdominoplasty does require more incisions, she felt the dramatic effect it had on reshaping her body was worth the additional scars.
If you're interested in finding out what results are possible for you, request a complimentary consultation below, or call our Austin area plastic surgery office at (512) 244-1444. Our doctors provides liposuction and body contouring surgery like abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), mommy makeovers, post weight loss plastic surgery, and labiaplasty for patients located in Austin, Texas and neighboring Texas communities like Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown, Killeen, Round Rock, and Pflugerville.