American Society of Plastic Surgeons
For Medical Professionals


Body Contouring

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

How much does a panniculectomy cost?

A surgeon's cost for panniculectomy surgery may vary based on his or her experience as well as geographic location. In some instances, health insurance may cover panniculectomy surgery. Be sure to consult with your insurance company in advance of any surgery.

Many plastic surgeons offer patient financing plans for panniculectomy surgery in instances where health insurance does not cover it, so be sure to ask.

Panniculectomy costs may include:

  • Surgeon's fee
  • Hospital or surgical facility costs
  • Anesthesia fees
  • Prescriptions for medication
  • Post-surgery garments
  • Medical tests and x-rays

When choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon for panniculectomy surgery, remember that the surgeon's experience and your comfort with him or her are just as important as the final cost of the surgery.


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