Panniculectomy Surgery Procedure Information. In this video you will learn about Panniculectomy surgery procedure. Panniculectomy is a post gastric bypass or post weight loss surgeryfor patients whom have a large amount of hanging skin around their adominal area.
This method of abdominoplasty dramatically improves patients shape and contour who suffer from significant vertical as well as horizontal laxity.
The panniculectomy procedure is a type of post weight-loss surgery that deals with the often unsightly and massive fold (called a pannus) of excess skin that drapes over the abdomen, the groin, and sometimes, the upper thighs of individuals who have experienced dramatic weight loss. Panniculectomy surgery is not the same as abdominoplasty or a tummy tuck.
The procedure takes approximately three hours, depending on the amount of skin and the mass of the pannus, as well as if other procedures are combined in the surgery. The patient is placed under general anesthesia, and a hospital stay from one day to one week may be required.
The surgery is started by incising along the vertical line of the abdomen from the lower end of the sternum or breastbone down to the pubic bone. A horizontal incision is then made between the hipbones near the pubic area. Excess fat and skin is removed through this incision.
Remaining skin is then pulled together and closed with sutures or staples.
How Much Does It Cost?
In the United States, the average cost of a panniculectomy procedure ranges between $8,500- $10,000, and these fees usually include anesthesia fees, facility fees, and surgeon’s fees.Panniculectomy procedures, either coupled with abdominoplasty or other procedures in
India, offer reduced costs due to different healthcare delivery systems, and often save travelers between 30% and 50%, sometimes more, on the same procedures.
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