A 62-year-old female asked:
developed meralgia paresthetica. lost 80lbs. have large pannus. does panniculectomy become medically necessary now?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Maybe not: Depends on how bad the meralgia is. Since that is compression of a superficial sensory nerve and doesn't lead to any motor dysfunction then it might not be considered significant. If, on the other hand, the nerve irritation is causing severe neuropathic type pain then it might be considered significant enough to justify the surgery
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Is plastic surgery the only solution for a big pannus?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
I'm afraid so: Once the skin has been stretched beyond its capacity to retract (for example after massive weight gain and then loss), it will not go away by itself. Sometimes removal of a pannus is covered by health insurance. See a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss all of your options.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Is it true that plastic surgery is the only solution for a pannus?
4 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
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