Panniculectomy surgery is offered by our board certified NYC plastic surgeon at the Body Sculpting Center of NYC. The procedure is most commonly employed for patients seeking an immediate solution to the lingering excess skin left behind after dramatic weight loss (such as bariatric surgery or another form of significant weight loss). Many individuals feel insecure and physically uncomfortable with the way the excess skin hangs on their bodies. Patients may even report difficulty standing, sitting, or walking normally. We encourage you to contact our board certified NYC plastic surgeon to learn more about the surgical and non-surgical procedures offered at the Body Sculpting Center of NYC.
- We offer free Panniculectomy consultations at our Manhattan NYC plastic surgery practice
The panniculectomy procedure consists of the removal of excess hanging skin—from the abdomen. It is also commonly referenced as a “panniculus” or an “apron” of skin on the abdomen. Individuals who underwent bariatric surgery or other forms of extreme weight loss are the most likely candidates for this procedure. The Body Sculpting Center of NYC’s top rated board certified plastic surgeon uses a combination of aesthetics and science to create beautiful, natural-looking results that reflect your unique anatomical needs. A panniculectomy differs slightly from an abdominoplasty (also known as a “tummy tuck”). An abdominoplasty consists of tightening the abdominal muscles in addition to removing excess tissue, while a panniculectomy focuses exclusively on the removal of excess skin and fat. In addition, a panniculectomy may be considered a reconstructive surgery, while an abdominoplasty is considered a cosmetic procedure.
Please note: A panniculectomy procedure at the Body Sculpting Center of NYC is not a weight-loss procedure and is not a substitute for a healthy diet or exercise.
During your initial consultation at the Manhattan-based Body Sculpting Center of NYC, our top rated board certified plastic surgeon will perform a medical exam to ensure you are a candidate for the procedure. Individuals in good health who have undergone significant or massive weight loss as a result of bariatric surgery or diet and exercise are typically candidates for a panniculectomy. During your appointment, you will have ample one-on-one time with our New York board certified plastic surgeon to discuss your post-treatment goals and to ask any questions you may have about the procedure.
During a panniculectomy, your NYC plastic surgeon aims to remove fat and hanging skin from the abdomen. This is achieved in different ways—depending on your anatomy. The procedure allows our top rated board certified plastic surgeon to access the excess skin and fat on the pannus and ultimately contour the body through the removal of the extra fat and skin. The procedure takes anywhere between 2-5 hours. Patients are typically able to return to work after about 1-2 weeks.
A complimentary panniculectomy consultation at the Body Sculpting Center of NYC in Manhattan, New York with our best in class board certified aesthetic plastic surgeon will help you understand which treatment is right for you. The sooner you are assessed by our best in class team, the sooner you can see results! Long-term results are just a phone call or an email away.
Body Sculpting Center of NYC
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