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Abdominoplasty=10/10: An abdominal panniculectomy implies excision of an ellipse of skin in the lower abdomen without affecting a change in the belly button or in the upper abdominal tissues. An abdominoplasty implies excision of a larger ellipse of skin, repositioning the umbilicus, elevation of the ptotic mons, tightening or repair of the central muscles (divarication of recti) and achieving a more esthetic result. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
I have a large pannus. I get frequent skin yeast infections. What could be causing this & what is the best method to treat?
Weight loss: Obviously weight loss to get rid of the pannus is the ideal method. Topical antifungals to treat the acute infection and then using zeasorb powder which is anti-fungal in nature to prevent recurrence in -between the folds with a cloth, etc. Between folds to keep moisture down. ...Read more
Very Different: The operations are very different. Tummy tuck operation typically involves excision of excess skin/adipose tissue, re approximation of abdominal wall muscles that may have spread with weight gain/loss or pregnancy, and sometimes liposuctioning. Panniculectomy, on the hand, involves ONLY removal of excess skin/adipose tissue of the lower abdominal wall; much less of an aesthetic outcome... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Panniculectomy cost: A tummy tuck is basically a panniculectomy (remove skin and fat) *plus* the muscle repair. Therefore, a panniculectomy takes less or time to perform. It generally takes ~3 hours for a panniculectomy, whereas a tummy tuck takes ~4 hours. Most surgical costs are a function of time, therefore the tummy tuck can cost 25-30% more. So yes, the panniculectomy is less expensive. Dr. Ricardo rodrigue. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Depends : Both have different indications for different body types. ...Read more
Developed meralgia paresthetica. lost 80lbs. have large pannus. does panniculectomy become medically necessary now?
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 ...Read more
Plastic surgery!: Other than gastric bypass, lap band surgery, or diet and weight loss to decrease the bulk of your panniculus (or pannus), excess hanging abdominal apron skin cannot be exercised away. Keeping things clean, dry, and non-infected is great to try to do, but the only effective way to deal with this is surgical panniculectomy, or even better, complete or fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty. See experienced ps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Abdominoplasty: An abdominoplasty will result in a better abdominal contour and would be more aesthetically pleasing. Although the scars are the same for both procedures, the similarities end there. A panniculectomy is a procedure which removes the excess skin of the abdominal apron or pannus below the belly button. An abdominoplasty does this and also removes excess skin above the umbilicus. An abdominoplasty al. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
If you lose weight and exercise can you get rid of the excess abdominal fat called an "apron?" or is a tummy tuck the only permanent solution?
Not always: If you have a true ventral hernia this is sometimes best corrected laparoscopically. This can be done at the same time as a tummy tuck. Hernias can always be repaired when doing a tummy tuck, however some repairs hold up better if done from the inside (internally). ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Apples and Oranges: Liposuction only removes fat, while a tummy tuck removes fat, excess skin and tightens the muscles that make up the abdominal wall. They are different procedures with different indications and results. http://www.drmele.com/liposuctionortummytuck.html ...Read moreSee 10 more doctor answers
Yes it is: Please keep in mind that in addition to the laparoscopic band, the sleeve gastrectomy represents a good alternative option. They have been doing the band in europe since 1992 and by early 2000's many bands were being removed due to long term complications. Please so your homework and discuss the sleeve with your surgeon, it doesn't mean it is the best option for you but at least learn about it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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