What is a Panniculectomy?  

A panniculectomy is a surgical intervention crafted to eliminate surplus skin and fat from the lower abdomen. This procedure is commonly sought by individuals who have experienced substantial weight loss and are troubled by a hanging flap of skin in this region, leading to discomfort, skin irritation, and limitations in mobility. Dr. Hall's approach addresses these issues, sculpting the lower abdomen to create a smoother, more contoured appearance. Unlike a traditional tummy tuck, a panniculectomy typically does not involve tightening the abdominal muscles.

What are the Benefits of a Panniculectomy? 

Exploring a panniculectomy in Omaha brings numerous positive changes, both physically and emotionally. Here are the key benefits:

  • Improved Comfort: Bid farewell to discomfort from excess skin folds, rashes, or chafing.
  • Enhanced Mobility: Enjoy greater freedom of movement without excess tissue hindering you.
  • Boosted Confidence: Embrace a more streamlined abdominal contour, boosting your self-assurance.
  • Reduced Health Risks: Lower the risk of skin infections and other complications linked to excess skin.
  • Clothing Fit: Wear clothes more comfortably and confidently without adjusting for excess skin.
  •  Lifestyle Freedom: Experience greater comfort and ease in participating in physical activities and exercises, enhancing your overall quality of life.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Panniculectomy?

If you're dealing with discomfort or skin irritation due to excess skin in the lower abdominal area, a panniculectomy may be the solution. This procedure can be life-changing, particularly if you're experiencing issues like rashes, sweating, or ulcers beneath the skin fold. Dr. Hall can evaluate your individual situation to determine if you're a suitable candidate for a panniculectomy, offering personalized guidance to address your concerns effectively.

What Is The Difference Between A Panniculectomy And an Abdominoplasty?

While both procedures involve removing excess skin and fat from the abdominal area, a panniculectomy is more narrowly focused on addressing just the skin of the lower abdomen. On the other hand, a tummy tuck usually involves not only removing excess skin and fat but also tightening the abdominal muscles, leading to a more comprehensive contouring of the abdomen.

The Day of Your Procedure

On the day of your panniculectomy, you can expect a thorough and compassionate approach from Dr. Hall and our team. During the procedure, a horizontal incision is made in the lower abdomen to remove excess skin and fat, followed by the closure of the incision using sutures. Surgical drains will be used to facilitate fluid drainage during the healing process. These are typically removed in the first week or two after surgery. Under anesthesia, the surgery is conducted to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure, which generally lasts for a few hours.

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Recovery and Results 

Following your panniculectomy, you'll need to take time off work or other activities, avoid strenuous movements, and maintain proper wound care. While initial discomfort and swelling are common, these symptoms gradually subside over time. Dr. Hall will provide personalized post-operative instructions to guide you through your recovery journey, and most individuals return to their normal activities within a few weeks.

Soon, you'll begin to notice improvements in your abdominal contour as swelling diminishes and the tissues settle into their new shape. Over time, as your body continues to heal, you'll enjoy the full benefits of your procedure, including enhanced comfort, mobility, and confidence.

Why Choose Us?

When you choose Omaha Face Plastic Surgery and MedSpa for your panniculectomy procedure, you're partnering with a team dedicated to delivering superior results and personalized care. With Dr. Bradley Hall's expertise and our dedication to understanding your individual needs and desires, we guarantee the utmost level of care and support throughout your entire journey. He is thrilled to join our founder, double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. John Harbison, in delivering the exceptional results that have made Omaha Face a trusted name.

From the first consultation to aftercare following your procedure, we're by your side, guiding you through each stage to ensure you attain the life-changing results you deserve. Book your consultation now and embark on the journey towards a more confident and comfortable version of yourself.

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Panniculectomy FAQ

How long does a panniculectomy procedure take?

The duration of a panniculectomy surgery typically ranges from two to three hours, depending on the complexity of your case.

Will I have visible scars after a panniculectomy?

While scarring is inevitable, Dr. Hall employs meticulous techniques to minimize visible scarring and ensure optimal aesthetic outcomes.

When is it safe to return to regular activities following a panniculectomy?

You should refrain from strenuous activities for about two to four weeks following your procedure. Dr. Hall will provide specific guidelines tailored to your recovery needs.

Are there any risks associated with a panniculectomy?

Like all surgeries, there are potential risks associated with panniculectomy. However, Dr. Hall takes every precaution to minimize these risks and prioritize your safety.

Will insurance cover the cost of a panniculectomy?

In some cases, insurance may cover the cost of a panniculectomy if the procedure is deemed medically necessary. We're here to help guide you through the insurance approval process.

How long do the results of a panniculectomy last?

By maintaining good habits and adopting a healthy lifestyle, the effects of a panniculectomy can endure over time, giving you a smoother and more comfortable abdominal contour that lasts for years.

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