Is recovery from an abdominal panniculectomy less painful than a full tummy tuck?

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Pain from panniculectomy v. tummy tuck

Yes, a panniculectomy is less painful because it involves only the excess skin rather than necessitating work on the musculature.  However, the real question is which procedure is most appropriate for your situation.  See a board certified plastic surgeon who can discuss these options with you.

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