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Experiencing significant weight loss is an incredible achievement that can lead to improved health and well-being. However, the aftermath may include excess, loose skin and weakened muscles in the abdominal area, which can detract from the overall transformation. To reshape the abdomen, Dr. Aleksandr Shteynberg, a highly regarded double board-certified plastic surgeon at Vantage Plastic Surgery in NYC, offers fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty.

When the body undergoes substantial weight gain, the skin and muscles expand to accommodate the additional fat. This stretching is necessary to support the increased weight in the abdominal region. However, when significant weight loss occurs, the fat diminishes, but the damage to the skin and muscles becomes apparent. Loose, sagging skin and separated muscles in the lower abdomen are common after massive weight loss, affecting the overall contour of the body.

Full Abdomen Tummy Tuck

Traditional abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck surgery, is highly effective in restoring a tight, flat stomach, particularly after pregnancy or moderate weight loss. This procedure involves the removal of loose skin and fat, followed by the tightening of muscles and skin in the lower abdomen. The incision is typically made horizontally just below the bikini line.

However, massive weight loss can result in excess skin not only in the lower abdomen but also in the upper abdomen, requiring a more comprehensive approach. Fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty, also known as extended or vertical abdominoplasty, addresses the skin and muscles from the pelvic area to the breastbone. This method involves a vertical incision in addition to the horizontal incision, creating a “T” or “anchor” shape. The extra incision allows for the removal of excess skin and tissue, resulting in a more complete and transformative outcome.

The Fleur-De-Lis Abdominoplasty Procedure

Consultation: Dr. Shteynberg conducts a thorough assessment of your specific needs and goals during the initial consultation. This is an opportunity for open communication about the procedure, expected outcomes, and any concerns you may have.
Incisions: The surgical procedure begins with carefully planned incisions. The horizontal incision is made below the bikini line, while the vertical incision extends from the lower incision to the breastbone.
Tissue Removal: Excess skin and tissue are removed, addressing both the lower and upper abdomen.
Muscle Tightening: The abdominal muscles are tightened to enhance the overall contour and provide additional support.
Closure: The incisions are meticulously closed, and the surgeon ensures proper alignment for optimal healing.

Recovering from Fleur-De-Lis Abdominoplasty

Recovery from fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty involves a combination of rest, limited activity, and adherence to post-operative care instructions. Dr. Shteynberg and his team provide comprehensive guidance on what to expect during the recovery period, ensuring a smooth and comfortable healing process.

Choosing Dr. Aleksandr Shteynberg for Fleur-De-Lis Abdominoplasty

Dr. Aleksandr Shteynberg stands out as a trusted and skilled plastic surgeon, renowned for his commitment to achieving exceptional results for his patients. With a double board certification and extensive experience, Dr. Shteynberg specializes in fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty, tailoring each procedure to meet the unique needs and goals of his patients.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Who is an ideal candidate for fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty?
Ideal candidates are individuals who have undergone massive weight loss and are left with excess skin and weakened muscles in both the upper and lower abdomen.

Will fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty leave visible scars?
While scars are inevitable, Dr. Shteynberg employs advanced techniques to minimize scarring and ensure they are well-concealed beneath clothing.

How long is the recovery period for fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty?
Recovery times vary, but most patients can return to light activities within a few weeks. Dr. Shteynberg provides personalized guidelines to support optimal healing.

Contact us at Vantage Plastic Surgery to book your appointment with Dr. Shteynberg to learn about fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty and our other body shaping procedures. We have clinics in Manhattan and Brooklyn for your convenience.

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