Regarding: "Procedure to Remove a Large Apron of Fat I'm overweight, but have lost weight going from 400lbs. to 330. I'm 24 years old with good blood pressure, and no diabetes nor other health problems.
The better I get around my ribs, across my chest, and in my arms, the bigger my lower tummy gets. Lower body exercise is getting harder because of this apron of fat hanging. It even changes how I sit.
I want to get rid of it, but it's kind of heavy. How many pounds, or in general, how much can I remove from my body safely? How much would a procedure this large cost?"
Body contouring operations are best done when the patient's BMI is 30 and under, preferably close to 26 and the weight loss has stabilized for at least 6 months. At that time, the cosmetic results would be vastly superior and the incidence of complication associated with these procedures would be lower.
From your articulate description it sounds like you are committed to self-improvement and are hampered by the lower abdominal over hang or apron. It can be removed with a PANNICULECTOMY. The operation is NOT a tummy Tuck but is meant to remove the excess skin overhang to improve comfort, hygiene and activity. The amount of weight of the apron varies significantly and depending on its size, you may need to be monitored in the hospital for a day or two. The cost of the procedure will vary widely geographically.
Dr. Peter Aldea