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A panniculectomy removes the pannus, or the hanging flap of loose skin and fat, from the abdomen. Unlike a tummy tuck, this surgery does not tighten abdominal muscles. LEARN MORE ›

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Is It Worth It(weighloss and Subsequent Skin Surgeries)

After a total of 300/310 pound weightloss and horrible skin issues I am very happy to have had the Panniculectomy and supra pubis Panniculectomy. Yes it's only been 6 days but I would still do it again because for me this wasn't about cosmetic but about having a functional body and trying to... READ MORE

Blsbygd - surgery date 08/14/14 Chesapeake, VA

52yrs old mom of 3 , all c-sections....lost 161lbs back in 1996, no surgery just working out at YMCA 3-4 times a wk. No diet ate normal food and deserts. My decision to get a panniculectomy was one of the best life changing experience I've made. No regrets Good experience all the way round.I... READ MORE

Getting my Apron Removed - Youngstown, OH

I'm using Dr. Adam Cash. Him and his staff have been great so far answering my questions. Now I just have to wait for it to get here. When I figure out how to upload pictures I will. I have been watching other people's experiences on here for a few months and am hoping for a good outcome. I've... READ MORE

42 year old on last stage of journey

I had full bypass February 22 2015. My highest weight was 312. Start of program i weighed in at 279. Before surgery 259. Current weight 180. I have a panniculectomy scheduled on February 7th and am nervous and excited. Hoping for any heads up to help me prepare READ MORE

Panniculectomy/Mons Reduction (Pubic Area) - Scarborough, ON

I was once 400LB and have type 2 diabetes. I decided to start losing this weight that held me back from so much of life. I started by cutting out carbs and ate as much meat and veggies as I wanted. I struggled, but the weight did start to come off. I lost 170 LBS. I continued walking a bit... READ MORE

28 150lbs Loss After RNY, Panniculectomy

Pre surgical appointment completed! things are getting real. After 3 years of waiting after approval, its finally happening! Loss of 150 lbs has left lots of skin on my belly. With such an active lifestyle it is difficult and painful to complete some of the exercises or activities I enjoy.... READ MORE

Panniculectomy and Innter Thigh Lift - Ypsilanti, MI

Well, here it is December 28th, the evening before my surgery. My initial consultation with Dr. DiNick was back in April 2016. I was positive when I left his office, that he was the right surgeon for me (after a not so great experience with another surgeon in December 2015). When I left his... READ MORE

320 to 235...40yr Old Who's Lost 85 Lbs - Seattle, WA

I got approved for the procedure due to sores & rashes under belly. Which was issue one. Issue 2 was later diagnosed. I had my procedure done at the Seattle's Veteran's hospital. I went into the hospital on the 8th of December. I was nervous because the extra skin I grew accustomed to... READ MORE

Should've Done It Sooner! 39 Y/o, Gastric Bypass 2009

After losing over 90lbs and keeping off 60 of that, it was time to make another change. I had a breast reduction completed in 2013, and it was time to address my midsection. This was the best choice for me and I'm excited that I did it. I wad originally going to go back to the doctor that... READ MORE

30 Year Old, Mom of 3, Hernia/Diastasis Recti Repair/Panniculectomy - Illinois, IL

I am short and have carried 3 babies. I knew there was a problem after my last baby when my muscles were non-existent months after giving birth and my skin was hanging over my pelvis. I went to my Ob who said that I had a hernia and Diastasis Recti (abdomal muscle split) and that I needed to see... READ MORE

26yro w/160lb weight loss

After losing 160 pounds I had Dr. Gerstle remove the excess skin from my stomach. This was not a full tummy tuck, but he did tighten a few muscles up for me! I could not be happier! I feel more confident now and I'm extremely happy with the way my stomach looks! READ MORE

Panniculectomy & Abdominoplasty Post Weight Loss - Manhasset, NY

Extremely pleased with my results and much less pain/ discomfort than expected. At month 6 of recovery, still get some swelling if I'm super active and out in the heat, but it's gone by am. Full results and nerve regrowth expected by month 12. Going back to have my thighs and arms done in the... READ MORE

41 Years Old 3 Kids and Gastric Sleeve - Jacksonville, FL

I am 4 days post op and am very happy with what I have seen so far. I had the panneculectomy, abdominoplasty, and liposuction done. It has been very uncomfortable and I hate being so limited in activities but it is well worth it! The pain has been minimal from the actual surgery but the sites... READ MORE

32 Year Old Mommy of 5, Panniculectomy - Jacksonville, FL

Had gastric bypass June 2015 after having twins (my 4th and 5th children). After having 4 babies in 4 years I just couldn't get the excess weight off and made the decision to make a permanent change for ME; Lost 115lbs with fantastic results. Credit it to good skin and great genes, but new... READ MORE

Fleur De Lis, Albany, OR

Well 10 days and I will have my fleur de lis and panniculectomy with dr Kevin day in albany or. I'm nervous and excited and worried all at the same time! dr day and his assistant Cathy have been amazing spending so much time explaining and drawing on me to see what will be gone! I have gastric... READ MORE

Best Decision I've Ever Made! - Vancouver, WA

After losing about 150 pounds and having a large amount of leftover skin which caused me to be so insecure with my body and just absolutely not enjoy the fact that I had lost so much weight I went to Dr. Champ to see about having a panniculectomy. From the first day and through all the... READ MORE

Panniculectomy :) - Dubuque, IA

Everything is finally set to go for Minday morning. I'm so excited to begin a new chapter in my life, but I'm also very nervous. My husband has never heard of this surgery and he just can't wrap his head around it. He's being as supportive as he can be though. Told the kids last night and... READ MORE

Upcoming Pannilectomy and Breast Reduction - Houston, TX

I scheduled my surgery this am and am very excited! But a tad nervous at the same time. I have a huge belly that needs to be taken off as well as breast reduction (starting at HH-- at least). I will have 4 drains total, but she tummy ones will stay in for 2 weeks. YUCK! I am not looking... READ MORE

34 Years Old, 2 Childrens 6/2; I Had a Gastric-by-pass and Lost 160, but It Was Before my Babies. - Providence, RI

I just hope to have a normal life, get rid of my depression ( ex call me cow, and that i look horrible with my ubres hanging) Plus i dream about using a dress without people asking about du-date. My doctor's appointment was 3 days ago, and she promises to smooth the most that she can because my... READ MORE

Love my Results - Folsom, CA

I got a tummy tuck last thursday. The original plan was to do the panni but my surgeon did the whole area minus the muscles. Best experience. The staff was incredible and made me feel so comfortable. They took off 25 lbs pulled down the muffin top pulled up the iss. Above my vagina. And left me... READ MORE

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