Can panniculectomy be cheaper than tummy tuck?

Yes. but my not be satisfactory. See ASPS/ASAPS surgeon.
Varies... There are many “variables” involved. The specific surgeon's credentials/experience level (or lack thereof), the specific geographic area you are looking at, the different operations available, the location of the procedure (quality of surgery facility), type/quality of anesthesia provider… are some of the potential variables involved. See board certified plastic surgeons in consultation. Best.
Panniculectomy cost. A tummy tuck is basically a panniculectomy (remove skin and fat) *plus* the muscle repair. It generally takes less surgical time, and since most surgical costs are a function of time, the tummy tuck can cost 25-30% more. So yes, the panniculectomy is typically less expensive. If medically warranted, a panniculectomy may also be covered by insurance where a tummy tuck is never covered. http://www.cosmeticsurg.net/procedures/tummy-tuck/
It is cheaper. A panniculectomy is a simpler procedure that a tummy tuck so it is cheaper. A tummy tuck procedure is composed of muscle plication, reset of the belly button and panniculectomy. A complete tummy tuck is a cosmetic procedure with more results than a panniculectomy. A panniculectomy is a half done tummy tuck.

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Is panniculectomy cheaper than tummy tuck?

Yes. A panniculectomy is typically deemed a medically necessary procedure by most insurances and therefore is paid for, whereas a tummy tuck is considered a cosmetic procedure. They are similar in that they both remove excess skin and fat along the waist line. However, a tummy tuck also addresses abdominal laxity and tightens the abdominal musculature. Read more...
Not always. These are general two different procedures performed for different indications. A panniculectomy is often performed for massive weight loss or obesity and essentially consists of skin removal withnthe attached fat. This can require several hours snfd require hospitalization which may dramatically increase the costs. A tummy tuck is generally cosmetic and these prepay rates are generally lower. Read more...
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 more...
Usually.... Usually a panniculectomy is covered by insurance and a tummy tuck is not. It then would depend upon how your insurer covers this and what hey assign to you cost-wise. A tummy tuck is larger scale operation with more dramatic results that few if any insurers in my area cover. http://www.cosmeticsurgerytruth.com/blog/?p=7017. Read more...
Not Necessarily. Much will depend on exactly where the procedure is performed (hospital or outpatient surgery center) and whether or not insurance companies are involved ( possible with the panniculectomy surgery). Therefore, it is hard to generalize about the costs of the procedures. Read more...
Yes. A panniculectomy will only treat the skin below the umbilicus. It is about half the cost of a tummy tuck. Read more...
Removes only pannus. Pannus means loaf (of bread). When the skin folds over like a loaf of bread on the lower abdomen, a panniculectomy removes this excess skin and fat. It only addresses the lower abdominal roll, and does not include tightening the muscle. Read more...

What would the additional cost of a tummy tuck be if a panniculectomy was done covered by insurance?

Panniculx=skin only. A panniculectomy is a skin removal procedure. However a tummy tuck also includes other interventions to achieve enhanced body contouring such as rectus muscle diastasis repair, suction assisted lipectomy (liposuction), thigh lifting, mons pubic reduction/lift, umbilicoplasty and many other procedures. Furthermore it may not be advisable to perform these simultaneously insurers may cover some/none. Read more...
Depends. The additional costs involved are the surgeon's fee, the facility fee, and the anesthesiologist's fee. Insurance usually pays a tiny fraction of the full cost of a cosmetic surgery. Read more...
Be careful. Insurers are getting wary of this and some might deny coverage of your operation afterward and you will get a bill for the whole thing. I do not do these for this reason. Read more...
It won't . Insurance will not cover an abdominoplasty... You're not really supposed to "pay the difference" to"upgrade" to an abdominoplasty. I have heard of cases where the insurance has denied the claim and the patient ended up with a heft bill. Read more...
Panniculectomy. Insurance reimbursement for a panniculectomy is very little and i agree with my colleagues that 'paying additional for a tummy tuck' is ethically questionable and can be considered insurance fraud. Most surgeons know better and do not even give this option to you. Read more...
Varies. The cost for a tummy tuck will vary according to the geographic area. Discuss this with your surgeon. A typical tummy tuck is $7, 500 in my practice in the el paso area. You can expect about a 30-50% discount if your panniculectomy has been approved. Read more...

I'm having a total tummy tuck revision will it be different than the panniculectomy that I had and what do I do different or buy to help heal up?

Tummy tuck revision. It depends on the plastic surgeon. But a tummy tuck should be tightening the diastasis if present, more aggressive soft tissue mobilization and dog ear liposuction/ prevention. Ask about on q pain pumps for post op pain control. Http://www.mountcastleplasticsurgery.com. Read more...
Different operations. A panniculectomy typically only removes skin whereas a tummy tuck will excise redundant skin and/or reposition muscles and/or the umbilicus with/without liposuction. It is typically a more involved surgery. Ok low your surgeons instructions! Read more...

Will I need to deal with my navel hernia before a panniculectomy? I'm considering a panniculectomy to remove some loose skin and fat from recent weight loss, however, I have a navel hernia. Can the doctor performing the tummy tuck also fix my hernia? .

This . This sounds like an umbilical hernia. It can and should certainly be repaired at the same time as your panniculectomy. You should be able to ask the surgeon who is going to perform the panniculectomy whether or not they will repair the hernia or if another consultation is to be made. I have seen it go both ways. Hope this helps. Tripp buckley. Read more...
I . I agree that it does seem like you have an umbilical hernia. Be sure to discuss your hernia with your surgeon who may be planning your panniculectomy surgery. The surgeon may elect to repair the hernia at the same time, if it is safe for you, or may feel that one surgery would be enough if the panniculectomy surgery was expected to be an extensive or a longer surgery. It may also depend if your surgeon is a plastic surgeon, or a general surgeon, and as to their comfort or experience in the two types of operations (panniculectomy and hernia surgery). Read more...
Yes. Are you having a tummy tuck or panniculectomy? These are two different procedures. It is possible to fix an umbilical hernia with either but a panniculectomy may remove the belly button for good and you may lose the belly button by combining a tummy tuck with a hernia repair because of the damage to its blood supply. Read more...
Depends. In my practice, i would repair the umbilical hernia at the same time as the panniculectomy operation. This may however very from one surgeon to another. Best wishes. Read more...

Why do surgeons seem reluctant to do panniculectomy surgery (not a tummy tuck) if you overweight?

Because that is not. the answer to loose weight .First work hard to loose weight by diet exercise reach the ideal weight , then excessive skin fat fold ( panniculus ) could be removed . Read more...

Can a tummy tuck help a post-pregnancy belly? I recently gave birth to twin girls. Right now, I am five months postpartum, but none of the exercises that I am doing are helping get rid of my saggy belly skin. Can tummy tucks actually get rid of all this e

Getting . Getting rid of extra skin is one of the best things that tummy tucks (witch hazel) have to offer. Unlike liposuction, tummy tucks (witch hazel) (abdominoplasty) remove excess skin and can tighten the muscular portion of the abdominal wall. The results can be dramatic. Read more...
Absolutely. . Absolutely. First, make sure that you are finished having children. It is possible to have an uncomplicated pregnancy after abdominoplasty, but you will negate the work that has been done. The stretched out skin and abdominal wall will shrink somewhat, but it is hard to predict how much this will occur in any one patient. The most important part of abdominoplasty is repositioning the muscles of the abdominal wall to their pre-pregnancy position. Skin and fat is also removed, but skin removal alone will be ineffective: skin is very stretchy. Good luck! Read more...
Tuck. You should be finished having children prior to considering a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). In addition i recommend waiting one full year after your last pregnancy prior to surgery to ensure the abdominal wall has completely recovered. Read more...
Twin Pregnancy. Congratulations on your twin girls! yes, tummy tucks (witch hazel) can generally help post pregnancy tummies. Don't be discouraged, you are only 5 months postpartum. Take time for yourself and once you have lost your baby weight go visit with board certified plastic surgeons to discuss this procedure. The surgeon can discuss what will / will not be removed with the surgery. Read more...
Yes. Tummy tucks (witch hazel) or adominoplasty is great at rejuvenating the post oartum abdomen. This procedure will realign your rectis muscles in the midline limiting the diastasis typically created by your pregnancy as well as remove excess skin laxity and unsitely stretch marks. Remember, however, if you plan to having more children this will typically recur. Read more...
Most Certainly! Good morning! a tummy tuck will most certainly help your abdominal contour after twin pregnancy. In addition to removing excess fat and skin, a tummy tuck can be used to tighten the abdominal wall tissue that was stretched out with your twins, leading to a tighter, flatter belly. I hope this helps. Read more...
Probably. No amount of exercise can bring your washboard muscles back to midline (together) or remove excess skin. Read more...
Yes. Many times after giving birth to twins the abdomen does not return to the same shape it was before pregnancy. There are three components to the abdomen, skin, fat, and muscle layer. Depending on your specific problem some or all of these things can be improved. Read more...
Yes! A tummy tuck is designed to repair a post-pregnancy belly by tightening the muscles, removing the extra skin and stretch marks, and improving the abdominal contour. Read more...
Yes . The only way to remove the excess skin is to cut it out with an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). Some patients are candidates for a mini if their problem is all below the belly button. A board certified plastic surgeon is your best option for a consult and possible help. Read more...
Yes. It can be a very powerful operation. It's for those folks with extra skin and soft tissue. Many who have had babies and have extra skin want the excess taken away. Some just want to fit into pants better. The abdominal muscles may also have spread out with pregnancy or just over time. The plication sews them back together. This flattens the tummy. See a board certified plastic surgeon. Read more...
Great option! Tummy tucks (witch hazel) are a great procedure to help restore the pre-baby body following pregnancy. During this procedure, we generally use liposuction to create a more circumferential result, then tighten the midline muscles (to flatten the abdominal wall), and ultimately remove the excess skin. In doing so, you end up with a flatter more youthful tummy! Read more...

Can a tummy tuck help a post-pregnancy belly? I recently gave birth to twin girls. Right now, I am five months postpartum, but none of the exercises that I am doing are helping get rid of my saggy belly skin. Can tummy tucks actually get rid of all this e

Congratulations . Congratulations on your twins. As you have now discovered, pregnancy causes stretching of the abdominal wall and overlying skin and soft tissue. This causes a loose and saggy appearance of the abdominal skin and tissues, and a "poochy" appearance of the lower abdomen. You are doing the right thing in working on your fitness, but unfortunately, even significant muscle building and weight loss may not reduce the appearance of loose abdominal tissue. Tummy tuck surgery, or abdominoplasty, is often the appropriate solution. Some women may be candidates for the "mini tummy tuck" procedure, which removes c-section scars and the loose tissue below the belly button, tightens the abdominal wall muscles below the belly button, and redrapes the tissue to create a tighter, more tight and flat appearing lower abdomen. If there is significant looseness of the abdominal tissues and abdominal muscles above the belly button as well, as is most often the case with pregnancy, the standard tummy tuck procedure would be the best solution. This procedure tightens the entire abdominal wall and removes a much greater amount of loose, redundant tissue and skin, which creates a tight, flat appearance of the entire abdomen. Typically, it is wise to wait at least 6 month after childbirth before having a tummy tuck, but surgeons vary on this. Your board certified plastic surgeon will be able to answer which would be the best procedure for you. All the best, dr. Skourtis. Read more...
Yes, . Yes, the tummy tuck will remove the extra skin. A plastic surgeon cuts off a swatch of skin and underlying fat from the belly button down to the pubic hair, and out to either side of the abdomen. Then he pulls the skin up from below and down from above and sews them together. I am not fond of this operation because, although you look slim in your clothes, without your clothes you pubic hair area now goes about half way up your lower abdomen. You should talk to a plastic surgeon for specifics as they pertain to you. Read more...
Yes, . Yes, a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty will remove loose skin and tighten abdominal wall tissues stretched by pregnancy. It is good that you are trying to improve your abdominal appearance through exercise as it is important to be in as good physical shape as possible if you should decide to proceed with surgery and then to continue when permitted after surgery to maintain your results. Even if you are able to get back to your prepartum weight, there may be irreversible looseness of the skin and abdominal wall tissues contributing to your "sagginess" and/or bulging. You should consult with a plastic surgeon for an examination and to discuss your options. Read more...
What . What you have experienced is what most people will get loose flabby ski8n.The only way to get rid of it is to cut it away.There are no magic creams or exercise or anything else. Read more...
Surgery Helpful. Sometimes, despite efforts, patients are not able to achieve the abdominal wall contour they wish to achieve through diet and exercise alone. This may be especially true after twin pregnancy. In these cases, tummy tuck surgery may be appropriate/indicated. This operation serves to remove excess skin/adipose tissue and re-approximates the abdominal wall muscles that have spread with pregnancy... Read more...
Absolutely . Skin shrinking devices and techniques are generally alot of hype and can only deliver very modest amounts of skin contraction. Therefore a tummy tuck is the only consistent way to achieve elimination of loose abdominal skin. Read more...
Yes. After pregnancy, particularly after twins, the skin and fascia of the abdomen have often been stretched beyond their ability to shrink back. Exercising the muscles will tighten them but won't remove the excess skin or separation that may exist between the muscles. A tummy tuck is a reliable way to get rid of the skin and tighten the fascia. See a board certified plastic surgeon for a consult. Read more...
TT after baby. A tummy tuck will remove skin and tighten your muscles. Pregnancy causes your abdominal muscles to separate (diasthasis) and no diet or exercise can help. See a board certified plastic surgeon for your options. http://www.drschulmanplasticsurgery.com/body/tummy-tuck/. Read more...
Definitely. A tummy tuck is the ideal operation for a woman who has developed loose skin and separated abdominal muscles as a result of pregnancy. Read more...
Yes. Unfortunately exercise does not improve loose abdominal skin. Tummy tuck will get rid of the excess skin. www.dassmd.com. Read more...
Mommy makeover. Congrats on your twins girls! as you figure our exercise can only do so much for post partum abdominal deformities including loose skin and stretch muscles. First consider if you are done with pregnancies and tummy tuck is the procedure of choice to correct these deformities. The mommy makeover includes tummy tuck and breast surgery (usually lift and augmentation) to correct the breast shape. Read more...
Yes. It can be a very powerful operation. It's for those folks with extra skin and soft tissue. Many who have had babies and have extra skin want the excess taken away. Some just want to fit into pants better. The abdominal muscles may also have spread out with pregnancy or just over time. The plication sews them back together. This flattens the tummy. See a board certified plastic surgeon. Read more...