Panneculectomy Conveniently located to serve Davenport, Iowa
The goal of a panniculectomy is to remove hanging skin and fat from the abdomen. It is different from a tummy tuck, which is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess skin, fat and tightens the abdominal muscles. A panniculectomy is elective surgery performed to relieve symptoms of overhanging apron skin. The excess skin can irritate and interfere with everyday activities and is usually the result of significant weightloss. A panniculectomy is considered a form of body contouring as it does result in a slimmer abdominal area. However, skin removal surgery is only intended to remove the extra skin and fat and is not considered cosmetic surgery.