What is a Panniculectomy?

Plastic Surgeons serving Denver, Littleton, and Surrounding Areas in Colorado


“Panniculus” is a word many Denver-area patients are unfamiliar with. However, the condition it describes- a large, apron-like overhang of fat and skin in the abdominal region- is one that you might be all-too-familiar with if you’ve lost a great deal of weight.

The good news is that you don’t have to just deal with this unsightly, inconvenient panniculus. Grossman Plastic Surgery’s board-certified plastic surgeons can perform a panniculectomy, removing the panniculus entirely.

This hanging tummy flap is not just a cosmetic issue. It can cause significant pain and discomfort. Our plastic surgeons have even helped patients whose panniculus made walking difficult.

Plastic surgery after weight loss can make sure you’re capable of enjoying the benefits of your hard work, diet and exercise. The panniculectomy involves general anesthesia, an incision across the lower abdomen and the removal of excess fat and skin.

Unlike a tummy tuck, the panniculectomy will not tighten loose abdominal muscles. However, the transform it effects can be extraordinary.

Our plastic surgeons will be happy to answer any of your questions regarding the panniculectomy. We will also ensure that the procedure is right for you and that you are a sound candidate.

If you’re a Denver, Colorado resident considering plastic surgery, call Grossman Plastic Surgery at 866-221-9655 or contact us today.