What is a Panniculectomy?

Following dramatic weight loss, some individuals are left with a large abdominal apron of fat called a panniculus. This can cause chronic skin conditions and may significantly interfere with mobility or daily life. The goal of panniculectomy surgery is to remove this excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen.

Panniculectomy Surgery

Panniculectomy is a major surgery that may require one or two weeks of hospitalization. Complete wound healing after panniculectomy surgery may take several months. When deemed medically necessary, this surgery may be covered by insurance.

Mercy surgical specialists work closely with your bariatric team to develop a customized treatment plan that’s right for you. Mercy hospitals enjoy high-quality scores, based on low complication and patient mortality rates, length of stay, and high patient satisfaction scores. When you come to Mercy, you will find a unique blend of personalized, compassionate support along with the latest surgical techniques and technology. Our goal is to provide you with the best possible care, so you can heal quickly and return to a healthy and active lifestyle.

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