What is a panniculectomy?
A panniculectomy procedure is surgery that removes pannus (excess skin, tissue, and fat) from the abdomen.
Will a panniculectomy be painful?
As with any surgical procedure, there will be some soreness, bruising, and swelling. However, medication can be prescribed to manage any pain that you may be feeling after the surgery.
How long does a panniculectomy procedure take?
The surgery itself takes anywhere from two to four hours. During this time, you will not be able to feel anything, as you will be under general anesthesia.
Can a panniculectomy be used for weight loss?
Though you will be losing some of the skin, tissue, and fat from the abdomen, a panniculectomy is not a weight-loss procedure. Regular exercise and a proper diet are the best ways to shed any extra weight you are carrying around.
How much does a panniculectomy cost?
The specific price of a panniculectomy varies, depending on numerous factors; however, once you have your consultation with Dr. Boll, you will be given the cost of the procedure. Additionally, financing is available.
Many people want to go through their insurance for this procedure. You will need to check with your insurance plan to see if they cover this procedure and what documentation is required. Many insurance companies require documentation from other doctors proving the problems that the pannus is causing and the need for the surgery.
Why should I choose Dr. Boll for my panniculectomy?
Dr. Boll is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience helping men and women reach their aesthetic goals. She is a diplomat of both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Aesthetic Society.
Dr. Boll graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Medicine, where she also completed her residency in general medicine. Additionally, she also completed a residency in plastic surgery at the renowned Mayo Clinic.
Believing that plastic surgery is a meeting of science and art, Dr. Boll takes pride in the care and effort she puts into her procedures and treatments. She is dedicated to working with each of her patients to give them the aesthetic results they desire.