Fleur de lis tummy tuck or also known as T-lipectomy is a surgical procedure commonly performed on post-bariatric patients who have had significant weight loss and want to remove excess skin and fat from the abdominal area. The goal is to remove excess skin; creating two scars, one vertical in the middle of the abdomen and another horizontal on the lower abdomen, finally creating an inverted T.
Times may vary depending on the patient.
Duration of surgery
4 - 5 hours
3 - 4 weeks
Type of anesthesia
The ideal candidate for a fleur de lis tummy tuck is one who has suffered a great weight loss, commonly any patient who has undergone bariatric surgery (gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, etc.) or who has undergone strict regimens to lose weight.
Before and after photos of real patients operated by Dr. Baja
Do you have any questions? Check out some of the most common questions and answers.
It is a procedure that consists of removing excess skin and fat from the abdominal area where the vertical and horizontal incisions are made.
Yes. There will be a vertical scar in the middle of the abdomen and a horizontal one over the lower abdomen, finally creating an inverted T.
The medications are analgesics and antibiotics.
Bleeding, infection, hematoma, seroma, and in smokers, problems with healing and blood circulation.
Includes: fees for the surgeon and his surgical team, stay in hospital, and post-surgical check-up appointments.
Does not include: post-surgical girdles, pre-operative analysis, lymphatic drainage, and medications.
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