Dr. Joyesh Raj Offers Expertise and Artistry
There is a reason plastic surgeons use phrases like sculpting and contouring when describing their procedures. It’s because plastic surgery requires expertise as well as artistry. Dr. Raj is known for his expertise in plastic surgery. He utilizes his capable hands to help create the contours and shape that best accentuate your post-weight loss body.
The Perfect Complement to Bariatric Surgery
Patients are often thrilled with their significant weight loss after bariatric surgery. However, patients tend to be less than thrilled with their loose and saggy abdominal skin.
The Fleur de Lis tummy tuck is the perfect complement to your post-bariatric body. During the procedure, Dr. Raj removes large amounts of excess abdominal skin and tightens the area to create a more sculpted tummy.
Different from Traditional Tummy Tuck
The Fleur de Lis tummy tuck is noticeably different from the traditional tummy tuck because during the Fleur de Lis tummy tuck, the surgeon makes two incisions. The first incision is the traditional tummy tuck incision that runs horizontally across the lower part of the abdomen. The second incision is unique to the Fleur de Lis tummy tuck and runs vertically from the first incision up the middle of the abdomen.
The second incision differentiates the Fleur De Lis tummy tuck from the traditional tummy tuck technique. The second incision allows the surgeon to remove excess skin and fat from the area and tighten the skin in multiple directions.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Fleur de Lis Tummy Tuck
Who is a candidate for the Fleur de Lis tummy tuck?
Before any procedure, Dr. Raj will meet with the patient to determine if they are a good candidate. In general, the best candidate for the Fleur de Lis tummy tuck will be:
- Recovered from bariatric surgery
- A non-smoker
- At a stable weight
- Practicing a healthy and active lifestyle
- Content with their current weight
How can I prepare for the Fleur de Lis tummy tuck?
Your surgeon will provide you with detailed instructions to prepare for the Fleur de Lis tummy tuck. The night before the procedure, it is important to get plenty of sleep.
Most patients prepare for surgery by scheduling time off of work and arranging for transportation and care immediately following the procedure. Preparation may also include creating a comfortable recovery space in the home and filling any necessary prescriptions.
Is the Fleur de Lis tummy tuck safe?
The Fleur de Lis tummy tuck is considered a safe procedure. However, as with any surgical procedure, complications are possible and include infection, excessive bleeding, adverse reaction to the anesthesia, fluid buildup, poor wound healing, changes in skin sensation and scarring.
What are the best practices following the Fleur de Lis tummy tuck?
The Fleur de Lis tummy tuck is an invasive procedure. The best practices following the procedure are to follow all instructions from your surgeon and to give your body plenty of rest and time to heal. You may be able to return to work within the first week or two. However, heavy lifting and exercise should be avoided for at least four to six weeks (or more, depending on your surgeon’s instructions). The results from the Fleur de Lis tummy tuck tend to become more noticeable as your body heals. Be patient and maintain a positive attitude.
Schedule Your Fleur de Lis Tummy Tuck Consultation
You don’t have to live with loose abdominal skin after your bariatric surgery! Please call or email our practice to request a Fleur de Lis tummy tuck consultation with Dr. Raj.