Fleur-de-lis Abdominoplasty... experiences?

Dee_Caprini
on 1/10/20 3:47 pm

Has anyone in here had a fleur de lis abdominoplasty? how was your recovery? I went to a few consultations and only one surgeon recommended a straight forward abdominoplasty and the other 2 for the fleur de lis. I al leaning toward this procedure because of the "B", (and that not for boobs... lol) that my stomach has.

What are your experiences?

catwoman7
on 1/11/20 8:07 pm
RNY on 06/03/15

I don't think too many people on here have had an FDL. I was wanting one, but two of my three consults recommended doing a standard one first and then doing the FDL cut during my next set of procedures if it was still needed (I was kind of borderline). As it turned out, I didn't really need it. I'm not sure if the recovery on an FDL is tougher than a standard abdominoplasty, but recovery even on the standard is kind of rough - but I had lipo and fascia tightening (which some refer to as muscle tightening), which supposedly adds to the pain. The first week was pretty bad - getting in and out of bed was a painful affair - but after that, it was mostly discomfort.

Dee_Caprini
on 1/13/20 10:19 am

Thank you catwoman! It's all new and hopefully, I can find a few others who can chime in to provide some feedback.

so is fascia tightening different from the muscle repair of an abdominoplasty?

catwoman7
on 1/13/20 10:33 am
RNY on 06/03/15

it's the same. I asked my surgeon's nurse if the surgeon included "muscle tightening" as part of his abdominoplasties, and she said yes, but that it was technically the fascia they tighten rather than the muscle (I'm guessing that means it's the fascia they REPAIR, too....but not sure about that...)

Dee_Caprini
on 1/13/20 10:57 am

Gotcha! Thank you!

Leslie W.
on 1/13/20 4:57 pm - Cobourg, Canada

Had a Fleur-de-lys TT about 7 years ago. I dealt with the skin below belly button as weel as above. The surgeon was able to remove all abdominal excess tissue. If you have excess skin above belly button the FDL is the way to go as it solves those issues. while just a TT will tighten the muscles it wont deal with excess skin on the sides. As the pain is basically the same (the muscle repair hurts the most) why not do it at the same time.

    
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Dee_Caprini
on 1/14/20 10:40 am

Thank you, Leslie! Have you stayed the same weight? experienced regain? lost any weight since your procedure? I have worn a compression tank from Slimpressions for quite some time, every day and it helps me feel "put together"... do you feel "together"? if that makes sense?

Leslie W.
on 1/14/20 2:50 pm - Cobourg, Canada

Guess I gained about 15-20 lbs over the years. Had some complications from a surgery that caused weight loss. Sit at a size 10 since wls. Love my TT. Going for lipo in February just to add some definition to waist.

Biggest thing I found from plastics is that it is addictive. Regain is normal. after the honeymoon period after WLS it is normal. Just keep to the rules and watch intake. While I can have a cheat day still cannot eat much. Fat and carbs will make me sick still. Forget large amounts of sugar or ice cream.

Love my new release on life. Living better and love life since had my RNY 8 years ago.

    
Referral: August 2010 Orientation TWH: May 25, 2011  NP: June 8/11, f/u sleep clinic June 7, abd u/s June 14, SW: June 28/11  Nutrition Class: July 5/11, Dietician Aug 09, Psychologist Aug 25 Surgeon Sept 16th Surgery Date: Oct 11/11 HW:287, Opti wt: 260 SW: 242
My Angel is Sheri TK   
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