What Is A Panniculectomy?

What is a panniculectomy?What is a panniculectomy?

For those who've recently lost a large amount of weight quickly, massive amounts of excess skin may be a problem. This is especially true for those who underwent bariatric surgery, no matter how much it improved their health overall. This excess skin is called the pannus, or abdominal apron, and can have many negative effects on the body. Hygiene problems, back pain, and finding clothing can become stressful, and the pubic area is especially affected by a pannus problem. In severe cases, walking and standing can even become impaired. In these cases, there is hope, and a panniculectomy (tummy tuck) may be the answer.

"Panniculectomy" is a surgical procedure often taking between three and five hours at most. All patients must stay at least one night in the hospital, but this is still an excellent option for those who've improved their bodies through weight loss but are left with excess skin. It is important to consult with a licensed professional before going under the knife, and be sure to ask for credentials if you are unsure.

This procedure removes the excess skin only, unlike abdominal surgery. The incision is similar to that of a caesarean section, but is slightly longer. Overlapping skin is removed, and the skin is pulled together and sutured, creating a flatter tummy. If you've lost a significant amount of weight after bariatric surgery or through diet and exercise, you deserve to look as good as you feel.

No matter how much weight you lose, you deserve to be able to show off your new body. Sometimes, diet and exercise alone are not enough to get rid of hanging skin in the abdominal region, and, for others, this skin can become a serious health problem in and of itself. Understand the risks and costs associated with a panniculectomy, and never trust someone who is not willing to listen to your wishes and opinions before making a decision.

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