Panniculectomy

Panniculectomy is considered a necessity as patients lose great amounts of excess fat. People who have lost a substantial amount of weight through diet, exercise or bariatric surgery, as well as women who held on to their extra weight following pregnancy may be candidates for panniculectomy.

Panniculectomy is different from an abdominoplasty, because this procedure tends to remove a greater amount of excess fat and skin than abdominoplasty.