Plastic Surgery Center

Panniculectomy



     panniculectomy can get rid of excess fat and skin that may hang down over the genital area and thighs. Known as the pannus, this hanging fat and skin often occurs among people who have lost massive amounts of weight. Extra fat and skin in these areas is more than a cosmetic problem; it can cause back problems and skin chaffing, followed by rashes and skin ulcers.

     primary canidates for panniculectomy are individuals who are may be obese or who have lost a significant amount of weight through diet, exercise or bariatric surgery. Women who held on to their extra weight following pregnancy may also be good candidates for panniculectomy. We do recommend that if you are considering this procedure that you be at a stable weight for at least one year.

     Did you know, a panniculectomy is sometimes performed in tandem with an Abdominoplasty / Tummy Tuck. While a panniculectomy and a tummy tuck both target the same areas (abdomen), they are very different procedures and complement each other very well. Abdominoplasty removes fat and tightens the abdominal muscle, while a panniculectomy only gets rid of the pannus. Performed independantly or in tandum, we can assure you that we will only recommend what’s best to achieve your goals.