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Panniculectomy

You may find that you have a flap of skin that hangs down from the bottom of your belly. This is especially common after a large weight loss, whether patients have lost the weight through weight loss procedures (like a lap-band, gastric sleeve or bypass) or by diet and exercise alone.

Page Updated on May 31, 2022 by Dr. Norman Rowe (Plastic Surgeon) of Rowe Plastic Surgery

Many patients have a problem with rashes or itching under this flap of skin, called a pannus which means “apron.” It can also be hard to keep this area clean. We commonly perform an operation called a panniculectomy which removes the hanging flap of skin. In many cases, this operation can be covered by health insurance. For most patients without serious medical problems, this is performed as an outpatient surgery. We are also frequently able to combine this with a breast reduction or breast lift.

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If you’re ready to schedule your panniculectomy or simply want to learn more about the procedure, our doctors can give you the answers and reassurance you need to make the decision that’s right for you. To schedule your private consultation, call 212-628-7300.

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