Panniculectomy & Tummy Tuck
At Tri-State Surgical Associates, we are board-certified experts offering the most advanced techniques in surgical body contouring for dramatic improvements to the abdominal region. We perform panniculectomies, tummy tucks or a combination of both procedures to restore a smoother, tighter appearance to the stomach and abdomen.
A panniculectomy is a body contouring surgical procedure that removes hanging fat and skin from the lower abdomen to create a smoother abdominal contour, typically after significant weight loss. It may be performed as a standalone procedure or combined with a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Like panniculectomy, a tummy tuck can restore a smoother appearance to the abdomen. But tummy tucks also tighten loose abdominal muscles. Abdominal muscles are not typically tightened during a panniculectomy.
In general, patients who are eligible for panniculectomy include those who have:
- Excess skin hanging below their waist line
- More than 90 pounds weight loss
- Maintained a stable weight for 6 months or longer
- At least 18 months since weight-reduction surgery
- No connective tissue disorders
- Not smoked
Let us determine your ideal surgical plan during your personal consultation at one our locations. Please call 845.517.2870 or request your personal consultation today!
Panniculectomy Before & After Photos
How can I get started with a panniculectomy?
Let us determine your ideal surgical plan during your personal consultation with Dr. Lydell Lettsome. Please call 845.517.2870 today!