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Fleur de Lis Surgery or FDL is medically known as a vertical abdominoplasty or corset lipectomy especially for patients who have lost a large amount of weight and now have loose stretched skin. This procedure removes excess abdominal tissue of the entire abdomen, tightens abdominal muscles, and is often performed with liposuction of the waist to help achieve an hourglass figure. An FDL Tummy Tuck is a very popular procedure in Dallas, Texas, and it is one of the most common procedures performed by Dr. Joshua Cox.
Dr. Cox and his staff are truly one of a kind. The moment I walked in for my first consultation appointment, I knew I found the one who I trusted for my surgery. He spent nearly two hours discussing options that would be best for me. My case was challenging due to prior surgeries, but he took that into consideration. He truly cares about his patients and it shows. He has a vision and a true talent for what he does. My body is EXACTLY how I wanted it. I highly recommend him and his team.
- Nicole Vongphakdy
I highly recommend Dr. Cox. Everything went amazing. Recovery has been easy. I could not be more happy with my results.
- Ashley Peavy
Dr.Cox and his staff are an absolute dream when it comes to having to go under the knife for my second breast augmentation. He went above and beyond and got me the results I wanted. I love the work and recovery has been a breeze. Highly would recommend him to anyone looking for a plastic surgeon to try!!! 10/10
- Stacy Salmon
Dr. Cox was amazing! I had my breast reduction done by Him, and from the consultation, to the day of my surgery, to post op everything was great. His staff is also very kind and easy to work with. It’s only been one week since my surgery and I’m loving the results!
- Gabby Chavez
Dr. Cox and his entire team are beyond AMAZING! If you want to feel like more than just a patient, then this is the dream team for you! After having my tummy tuck with Dr. Cox in August, I had an issue with retaining fluid. Dr. Cox and Leannza took me under their wings and did everything to resolve the issue! That meant so much to me, THANK YOU! I LOVE THE ENTIRE TEAM! I will forever be a member of the Cox Cosmetic family!
- Alexis Gillespie
Dr. Cox is an amazing Dr.! His staff is just as amazing too! I was so nervous about getting Lipo 360 and a breast tuck because I had some bad experiences in the past. He has completely changed my outlook! My body went from a 4/5 to a 10!! I cannot be happier with my results. Him and his staff answer questions quickly. I never had to wait more than an hour for a return call/text and that was b/c it was a surgery day! They treat you like family. If you don’t choose him you’re really missing out. He is a body magician!
- Randi McGinty
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- Carmine Rose
From the first consultation to post-op, the entire staff was right there with me every step of the way. They are amazing and don’t treat you like a patient, but more like family. I could be more happy with the results. Thank y’all for everything.
Dr. Cox did my breast augmentation and let me say 5 starts isn’t enough to say the amazing job that he did!! Very informative when I went in for my consultation, prepped me perfectly before my surgery and had me in and out day of. Highly recommend him!
- Genesis Puente
Dr.Cox is a great doctor I have done all my cosmetic surgeries with him. I have had a breast augmentation and bbl and tummy tuck and I love my results. I feel my self esteem so much higher thanks to him. His staff is also so kind and great to work with. One of the only doctors you texts you back if you have any questions ASAP. All I got to say is THANK YOU Dr. cox you are amazing 😍😍
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- Monica Guerra
A Tummy Tuck, or Abdominoplasty, can help restore abdominal contours after childbirth or weight loss/weight gain. This procedure removes excess abdominal tissue of the lower abdomen, tightens abdominal muscles and is often performed with liposuction of the abdomen and love handles to help achieve an hourglass figure. A Tummy Tuck is a very popular procedure in Dallas, Texas, and it is one of the most common procedures performed by Dr. Joshua Cox.Get A Consult
The FDL surgery is a more complex and extensive surgical procedure than a tummy tuck as it removes excess skin and helps to achieve a tighter appearance in the whole abdominal and mid-belly, especially above the belly button. Fleur de Lis Surgery is used in cases where it is necessary to remove excess skin in both the vertical and horizontal directions, while standard abdominoplasty or tummy tuck only removes excess skin in the horizontal direction.
Additionally, during the procedure, Dr. Cox will bring the abdominal muscles that were separated by pregnancy or weight gain, a condition called rectus diastasis, back together to help bring back your hourglass figure. These specialized suture techniques serve as an internal corset to help cinch in your waist and define your curves. In most cases, liposuction of the waist is performed to maximize your results.
This procedure allows massive weight loss patients the ability to reveal their newly slim figures that have been hidden by excess skin. Both men and women who have a significant amount of skin throughout their stomach can be candidates for the Fleur de Lis tummy tuck. This procedure is designed if you have undergone massive weight loss but still have a lot of loose skin in the upper abdomen that hides your true shape.
Some women who have undergone significant weight loss or have a lot of laxity of their lower abdominal skin may also have a condition called mons ptosis, where the lower part of the abdomen above the genital region starts to sag down. When necessary, Dr. Cox re-suspends or pulls up the mons pubis area to correct this.
We hear similar stories from many of our patients who have had massive weight loss which has left them with significant excess skin from the entire midsection that will not go away even with diet and exercise. They are embarrassed to wear bathing suits, fitted dresses, or clothing. The excess abdominal skin and fat have taken a toll on their self-confidence and energy level.
An FDL Tummy Tuck can help you feel like yourself before weight gain and get you back the confidence and waistline you once had. FDL Tummy Tuck procedures can also remove many of those unwanted stretch marks in your lower abdomen.
Dr. Cox takes pride in his Fleur de Lis abdominoplasty techniques and focuses on these specific goals to give you the best results he can. Care is taken to keep the lower scar hidden in the underwear line and the vertical scar as perfectly in the midline as possible. While there is a more noticeable scar with Fleur-De-Lis (FDL) abdominoplasty, those who have lost extensive weight can finally achieve a tightened abdomen that is more flattering and comfortable due to the fact that this technique removes large amounts of skin that reside in the center of the midsection over the abdominal muscles. For many, it is a worthwhile side effect in comparison to what is achieved.
Your belly button will be contoured to fit your new tummy. Focus on repositioning and reduction of the mons pubis area is performed if needed. If you are a candidate for liposuction and choose to have liposuction of the waistline and abdomen, this will be covered by the cost of your Tummy Tuck with no additional fees from the surgeon. In addition, any small touch-ups to scars or contours that can be performed in-office will also be covered for the cost of supplies only.
Dr. Cox hears similar stories from many of our patients who have had massive weight loss which has left them with significant excess skin from the entire midsection that will not go away even with diet and exercise. They are embarrassed to wear bathing suits, fitted dresses, or clothing. The excess abdominal skin and fat have taken a toll on their self-confidence and energy level.
An FDL Tummy Tuck can help you feel like yourself before weight gain and get you back the confidence and waistline you once had. FDL Tummy Tuck procedures can also remove many of those unwanted stretch marks in your lower abdomen.Get A Consult
FDL Tummy Tuck is commonly performed as part of a weight loss (bariatric) makeover along with a breast lift (with or without augmentation), breast augmentation, liposuction, and total body contouring.
Patients who have undergone massive weight loss commonly have a number of issues with excess skin, including excess skin of the back and buttock area, and excess skin of the thighs, arms, and breasts. Dr. Cox can combine some of these procedures during one surgery, but focus on safety and promote staging these procedures when needed to optimize your recovery and healing process.View All Procedures
On the day of your FDL Tummy Tuck procedure, Dr. Cox will meet you in the preoperative area to go over any last-minute questions or concerns you may have. With attention to detail being of utmost concern, Dr. Cox may make some preoperative markings of the area and will perform extensive checks to ensure high-quality care and safety. You will meet the anesthesiologist and their team, as well as the members of our plastic surgery operative team.
During your procedure, Dr. Cox pays meticulous attention to detail to ensure a great result with a focus on safety and quality. Your family will be updated on your status periodically and will be able to talk with Dr. Cox one-on-one after the procedure is completed. Tummy Tuck procedures typically take between three and four hours.
After your FDL Tummy Tuck, you will have a light dressing covering the incisions. Swelling is typical after Tummy Tuck. You will be seen in the clinic for a follow-up on postop day two and fitted for a recovery garment and provided drain teaching. You may shower as soon as 48 hours after the procedure once cleared to do so at your follow-up appointment.
Dr. Cox employs a multimodal pain regimen to decrease your need for narcotic pain medication, which allows our patients to recover quickly and feel more like themselves soon after surgery.
Our FDL Tummy Tuck patients can expect to return to work after two or three weeks. Initially, Dr. Cox and our staff will see you or communicate with you almost daily to ensure proper healing. Most of the swelling begins to subside over the first few weeks, but swelling may persist for a few months after the procedure. We advise that you refrain from strenuous activity or heavy lifting greater than 10 pounds for six to eight weeks during the healing process.
The cost of FDL Tummy Tuck typically ranges from $9,250 to $10,250.
*Costs include facility fees, anesthesia fees, surgeon fees, specialized plastic surgery garments, and other required supplies such as the Keller funnel, abdominal boards, binders (if needed), and all postoperative visits.
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