A panniculectomy removes excess skin from your lower belly. Unlike a tummy tuck, a panniculectomy is not a cosmetic procedure and is meant to improve function above all. It is a good choice for a patient who is still in their weight-loss journey and feels encumbered and handicapped by their pannus. A panniculectomy aims to relieve symptoms caused by an overhanging apron of skin, such as:

Skin rash or irritation
Fungal infection
Lower back pain

Though the surgery may leave an imperfect scar and you may not be able to preserve your belly button, scar revision and abdominoplasty can later be performed after your goal weight is achieved and maintained, and this can be combined with other body contouring procedures.
For more information on Panniculectomy Surgery or to find out if it’s the right procedure for you, call the San Antonio Plastic Surgery Center at (210) 616-0798 or Request a Consultation

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