Frequently Asked Questions
Will The Scars Fade?
Understandably, scarring is the biggest concern for many fleur-de-lis patients. Since they often want to show off their new abdomen, the vertical scar can get in the way of that. While healing varies widely based on a patient’s medical history, skin, age, and several other factors, surgical scars do fade with time.
Thankfully, the horizontal scar can easily be hidden underneath most undergarments and swimsuits. Additionally, patients still lose several sizes and can wear clothing that was once inaccessible to them. The vertical scar can be treated if it is not healing as the patient wants. Healthy patients with good skin quality tend to see their scars fade over time.
What Are The Risks Of A Fleur-de-lis Tummy Tuck?
All surgical procedures come with some degree of risk. A fleur-de-lis tummy tuck carries basic risks, but it may also be riskier for certain individuals. Dr. Sessa will evaluate your risk during a consultation. Some of the risks include:
- Unexpected or unsightly scarring
- Nerve damage
- Unideal belly button healing or placement
- Nerve damage
- Reactions to anesthesia
Before recommended surgery for you, Dr. Sessa will ensure you have an overall low or average risk. He also takes precautions to minimize risks during and after surgery.
Does A Regular Tummy Tuck Provide The Same Results?
Most patients who are candidates for a fleur-de-lis tummy tuck could often benefit from a more traditional tummy tuck. However, a regular tummy tuck will only address some of the extra skin. Almost always there will be some skin leftover. If a patient is okay with some extra skin or not getting a flat stomach, then Dr. Sessa may perform a traditional tummy tuck.
Why Is My Stomach Not Flat After A Tummy Tuck?
Following any tummy tuck surgery, a patient may notice that their stomach does not look totally flat. Normally, this is due to swelling. Swelling can persist for months after surgery, though visible or intense swelling should subside after one to three months. However, this is usually the culprit for why a patient’s stomach may not be totally flat after a tummy tuck.
How Much Is A Fleur-de-lis Tummy Tuck In Sarasota?
Since fleur-de-lis tummy tucks are highly customizable and different for each patient, the exact cost is best given following a consultation with Dr. Sessa. After he examines your anatomy and understands your goals, he can give an accurate estimate. You can view our starting prices for tummy tucks on our price list and also find financing information.
Does A Fleur-de-lis Tummy Tuck Remove The Belly Button?
In most cases, yes. Like with a standard or extended tummy tuck, the belly button is repositioned during surgery. However, due to the incision above the belly button, this is not always necessary. Dr. Sessa will discuss whether your belly button will be repositioned or not at your consultation.
The Best Sarasota Fleur-de-lis Tummy Tuck In Sarasota
Sarasota Surgical Arts is a luxury cosmetic surgery practice in Sarasota, Florida. With a facility located steps from Siesta Key Beach and unique amenities available, Sarasota Surgical Arts is the top choice for tummy tuck surgery in Florida. Along with tummy tucks, they also offer high-end breast augmentation, Brazilian butt lift, and facelift surgery.
Dr. Alberico Sessa is a cosmetic surgeon with over a decade of experience. He has performed hundreds of cosmetic procedures including those of the face, body, breasts, and extremities to help patients look and feel their best. As one of Florida’s foremost cosmetic surgeons, he performs the best fleur-de-lis tummy tuck Sarasota offers.
To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 941-923-1736. You can also reach out online using chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.