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Abdominal Surgery*

Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fatty tissue from the middle and lower abdomen and to tighten muscles of the abdominal wall.  Abdominoplasty is not a surgical treatment for being overweight.  Obese individuals who intend to lose weight should postpone all forms of body contouring surgery until they have reached a stable weight.

There are a variety of different techniques used by plastic surgeons for abdominoplasty.  Abdominoplasty can be combined with other forms of body-contouring surgery, including liposuction, or performed at the same time with other elective surgeries.

Mini-Abdominoplasty Surgery

The mini-abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fatty tissue from the lower abdomen and possibly to tighten muscles of the abdominal wall.  It is different than a full abdominoplasty which is a more extensive procedure. Abdominoplasty surgery is not a treatment for being overweight.  Obese individuals who intend to lose weight should postpone all forms of body-contouring surgery until they have reached a stable weight.

There are a variety of different techniques used by plastic surgeons for mini-abdominoplasty.  The mini-abdominoplasty can be combined with other forms of body-contouring surgery, including liposuctionor other elective surgeries.

Panniculectomy

Panniculectomy is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fatty tissue from the lower abdomen.  Panniculectomy surgery is not a treatment for being overweight.  Obese individuals who intend to lose weight should postpone all forms of body-contouring surgery until they have reached a stable weight. There are a variety of different techniques used by plastic surgeons for panniculectomy.  The panniculectomy can be combined with other forms of body-contouring surgery, including suction-assisted lipectomy in other areas, or other elective surgeries.  Panniculectomy removes excess tissue leaving planned abdominal scars without correcting the abdominal muscles or other contour irregularities of the abdominal areas.  It is usually performed when a pannus or overhang of abdominal tissue is present. A panniculectomy is not an Abdominoplasty.

*Disclaimer: Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Results Can Vary Significantly Between Patients. In terms of results and expectations, there are numerous variables with every patient, each surgery and every recovery and healing period. For more information click to read our full Disclaimer