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what are some ways to cure panniculitis?

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Dr. Michael McGonigal
General Surgery 39 years experience
Antibiotics, wt loss: Panniculitis is an infection of fatty tissue around the waist. In the short term, it is treated with antibiotics. To prevent it from coming back, weight loss or surgical removal is needed.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Medical vs. Surgical: Panniculitis is cellulitis of the abdominal apron or excess abdominal skin in the lower abdomen. It is treated initially with antibiotics and topical medications. If it continues to recur, a panniculectomy, which is removal of the abdominal apron, can be performed.

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