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What Is The Difference Between A Tummy Tuck & Panniculectomy?

By July 25, 2022 No Comments
A tummy tuck—known as an abdominoplasty—and a panniculectomy are two similar procedures that often confuse patients. Both do have medical and cosmetic benefits in many situations and are even performed together in many circumstances. Let’s look at the question, “What is the difference between a tummy tuck and panniculectomy?”   A panniculectomy removes the “pannus” which is a flap of skin that usually extends over the abdomen, genital area, and sometimes even the thighs following massive weight loss or childbirth. Obviously, this much extra skin can cause various problems and should be removed.    A tummy tuck, however, focuses more on tightening the abdominal muscles and removing extra skin from the abdomen. Sometimes, if there is enough skin, this skin removal may technically be a panniculectomy. However, many tummy tuck patients will not have a full pannus.   To learn more and find out if you are a candidate for a tummy tuck, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.

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