Western Kentucky Institute of Plastic Surgery
This sagging area, called the pannus or "apron," can also contribute to hygiene issues, back pain, and other health concerns, as well as problems with performing normal daily activities. However, the pannus can be removed during a panniculectomy procedure. Panniculectomy is a cosmetic surgery procedure offered at our Hopkinsville practice that removes the overhanging skin from the lower torso, leaving the patient with a slimmer and more sculpted abdominal appearance. During the panniculectomy procedure, incisions are made across the abdomen and excess skin is trimmed away. Liposuction techniques are also used to eliminate excess fat in the area. The remaining skin is then pulled taut, tightened, and sutured together. The entire procedure takes approximately five hours to complete. Patients who undergo panniculectomy surgery are able to fully enjoy wearing smaller clothing and the other benefits that result from weight loss.