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Panniculectomy

A Partial Abdominoplasty or Panniculectomy is usual for individuals whose excess fat is confined to the lower abdomen. Although it is often a cosmetic procedure, it can be considered a reconstructive surgery if it is needed to relieve pressure sores, rashes in the groin area, and back pain as well as in conjunction with a hernia repair.

With a Panniculectomy the return to normal is much quicker than with an Abdominoplasty, but the cosmetic results are also very different. Your insurance may or may not pay for this procedure, depending on their definition of the term “medically necessary”.