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Is plastic surgery the only solution for a big pannus?

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Dr. Adam Schaffner
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Big pannus

First, diet and exercise should be optimized to reduce the size of the pannus as much as possible.
Any hernias should be addressed. Liposuction may be performed to help reduce the volume of fat in the pannus. While there are non-invasive fat reduction technologies available, a large pannus may only be completely removed with surgery.

In brief: Big pannus

First, diet and exercise should be optimized to reduce the size of the pannus as much as possible.
Any hernias should be addressed. Liposuction may be performed to help reduce the volume of fat in the pannus. While there are non-invasive fat reduction technologies available, a large pannus may only be completely removed with surgery.
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Dr. Adam Schaffner
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

No other options. Chk asps or asaps web pga to find surgeon.

In brief: Yes

No other options. Chk asps or asaps web pga to find surgeon.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Barry Press
Dr. Barry Press
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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Probably

If weight loss doesn't result in loss of the pannus, surgical excision likely is the best option.

In brief: Probably

If weight loss doesn't result in loss of the pannus, surgical excision likely is the best option.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
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