A “panniculectomy” is a surgical procedure performed to remove excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen.
What is abdominal contouring?
Abdominal contouring is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen, medically referred to as a panniculectomy. The procedure is often performed after weight loss to remove loose, saggy, hanging skin in the abdominal region and can also be performed to treat health conditions such as rashes or infections that occur under the skin folds. In some cases, a panniculectomy may be covered by insurance when deemed medically necessary.
The decision to have a panniculectomy is a personal one, and it is important to discuss any questions you may have with an experienced plastic surgeon so you can make an informed decision. Our team at Precision Medical Arts is here to help.