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Panniculectomy

Body Contouring

The goal of panniculectomy surgery is to remove hanging skin and fat from the lower abdomen to create a smoother abdominal contour.

What should I expect during a consultation for a panniculectomy?

During your panniculectomy consultation be prepared to discuss:

  • Your surgical goals
  • Medical conditions, drug allergies and medical treatments
  • Current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco and drug use
  • Previous surgeries

Your plastic surgeon will also:

  • Evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors
  • Examine your abdomen
  • Take photographs
  • Discuss your options and recommend a course of treatment
  • Discuss likely outcomes of panniculectomy surgery and any risks or potential complications

The success and safety of your panniculectomy procedure depends very much on your complete candidness during your consultation. You'll be asked a number of questions about your health, desires, and lifestyle.

Be sure to ask your plastic surgeon questions. It's very important to understand all aspects of your panniculectomy surgery. To help, we have prepared a checklist of questions to ask your plastic surgeon that you can take with you to your consultation.

It's natural to feel some anxiety, whether it's excitement for your anticipated new look or a bit of preoperative stress. Don't be shy about discussing these feelings with your plastic surgeon.



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