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Are you looking for a skilled plastic surgeon that offers fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty in the Bethesda area? The abdomen can stretch and expand to large proportions with weight gain. Unlike pregnancy that only pushed the stomach outward, excessive weight gain can expand the midsection out and sideways, stretching skin and tissue horizontally and vertically. When large amounts of weight are lost, there is often excessive skin and tissue left behind on the tummy. To flatten and tighten the midsection, Maia Plastic Surgery offers fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty at our clinic in Chevy Chase near Bethesda, MD.

What Is a Fleur-De-Lis (FDL) Tummy Tuck?

In a traditional tummy tuck, an incision is made across the lower abdomen near the top of the pelvic bone to access the skin and tissue. The excess skin and tissue are removed, and the skin is pulled downward to tighten the tummy area. With a fleur-de-lis tummy tuck, this same incision is made, but a second incision is made from the middle of the horizontal line up to the breast bone, creating an upside-down “T” or fleur-de-lis symbol.

The fleur-de-lis tummy tuck addresses excess skin and tissue both horizontally and vertically. Once excess skin and tissue are removed and any liposuction or muscle repair is finished, the abdomen is closed by tightening the skin inward from the sides and downward to the bottom incision. This technique offers a better option for creating a flatter abdomen when a large amount of skin must be removed after substantial weight loss.

The fleur-de-lis (FDL) abdominoplasty scar is far less discreet than a traditional tummy tuck, but it can be the best solution for removing excess skin and tissue in the midsection after massive weight loss. Dr. Maia can discuss which type of tummy tuck procedure is best for your personal situation and weigh the pros and cons of the various options.

If you are ready to explore a tummy tuck plastic surgery to remove excess skin and flatten your abdomen, contact us at Maia Plastic Surgery in the Bethesda, MD, area. We offer many types of tummy tucks, including fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty – call today for an appointment.

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Selecting a surgeon: After having two children and weight fluctuations over the years I was left with complete loss of volume in my breasts. I had four consultations with other surgeons but after comparing their photos to Dr Maia’s and meeting her in person, I knew she was my doctor. We talked about my lifestyle - being a mom and a professional, I didn’t want to be too big, but I’m curvy so I didn’t want to go too small for my frame either. She let me try on sizes and once I selected she agreed it was a good fit for my frame. Post op recovery: I was a smoker and had quit prior to surgery but she was very honest and adamant in telling me how important it was that I did not smoke. (I honestly needed the lecture and the transparency about what could happen if I did start smoking before surgery and post-op.) Because I was formerly a pretty heavy smoker, it did cause some issues after surgery with wound closing and she was SO diligent and on top of it seeing me once and week and squeezing me in for appointments between surgeries and patients. She prescribed different things to address the would closure issues before they really became a problem. Being able to have text message access to the office was great when I had questions and she even accommodated my schedule when I couldn’t be seen in person to send progress photos so that she could check on me. 3 months post op: I’m so happy with the results of my surgery and am so glad I waited to find the right doctor. She’s an artist! They look natural, fit my body shape and they haven’t even fully “dropped and fluffed” yet. Would highly recommend… comparing her patient photos to other surgeons will end your search. I feel so much better in my body thanks to Dr Maia.

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