Panniculectomy

    Overview

    Panniculectomy surgery is to remove hanging skin and fat from the lower abdomen to create a smoother abdominal shape. A panniculectomy differs from a tummy tuck in that the abdominal muscles are typically not tightened during a panniculectomy. 

    Common reasons to have panniculectomy surgery

    If you develop excess skin and fat in the lower abdomen, some of the most common causes are:

    • Age
    • Hereditary
    • Pregnancy
    • Prior surgery
    • Massive weight loss

    Our doctors

    Provider

    Michael Ruebhausen, MD

    Plastic Surgeon Plastic Surgery
    302 West Hay Street Suite 200 Decatur, IL 62526

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