Panniculectomy

A panniculectomy in Los Angeles is a modified tummy tuck that focuses on the lower abdomen. The most common candidates for this procedure have a large amount of skin hanging from the lower abdomen, typically following weight loss. The panniculectomy is designed to improve only the lower abdomen. It removes problematic folds of skin while reducing risks and recovery for overweight patients.

I’m happy to meet with patients in Los Angeles considering panniculectomy. Simply request a consultation online or call our office at  (310) 300-1779.

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This 46-year-old New Yorker knew she needed a skilled surgeon to help with her loose abdominal skin. After years of living with obesity, she decided she had had enough, and shed over 120 pounds through hard work, diet, and exercise. She kept the weight off, but unfortunately, her skin did not "snap back" afterward. She decided to fly from... Read More
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This 32-year-old woman lost approximately 150 pounds through diet and exercise. She underwent two stages of surgery by Dr. Stoker. First he performed a buttocks lift, thigh lift and tummy tuck with a circumferential incision around her waistline. He later performed a Laser Bra breast lift and arm lift. These photographs were taken before and three... Read More
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This 35-year-old woman was a former model, but despite doing her best to maintain a slim figure, she could not alter the deflated look of her breasts and the excess, saggy skin on her abdomen that appeared after having children. Wanting to improve her body's appearance, she decided to pursue plastic surgery in Los Angeles, hoping to find a talented... Read More
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This 42-year-old woman worked out vigorously to achieve the figure she wanted, but she could not fix the changes in her lower abdomen, upper thighs and breasts that occurred following her pregnancies. After some consideration, she decided to find out more about plastic surgery in Los Angeles and ultimately, she contacted Dr. David Stoker for a consultation.Since... Read More
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This 29-year-old woman had a severe amount of sagging skin on her abdomen and in her breasts following her multiple pregnancies. At her age, she felt that her body looked too old and worn, not at all reflecting how old she really was. Wanting to do something about it, she researched plastic surgery in Los Angeles and found Dr. Stoker's Practice.When... Read More
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This 64-year-old woman desired an extreme makeover following a gastric bypass that resulted in a 100 pound weight loss. She wanted to remove much of the extra skin that remained. Dr. Stoker performed in two stages a tummy tuck, pubic lift, buttocks lift, laser breast lift and reduction, and power-assisted liposuction. She is shown before and four... Read More
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This 47-year-old mother found that her body had changed substantially since having children. She felt that her breasts appeared "empty" because they had lost much of their volume, and she was unhappy with how her abdominal area seemed to stay flabby even when she tried normal methods of diet and exercise to reshape her body the traditional... Read More
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Choose a Post Weight Loss Surgery Specialist

Abdominoplasty, including panniculectomy, is one of the most common types of procedure I perform. Having completed hundreds of these operations, I have refined my techniques to obtain beautiful results for my patients. The abdominoplasty and panniculectomy procedures are among my favorite operations because of the dramatic improvements I’m able to achieve for my patients.

Sharing my techniques with other plastic surgeons has been a rewarding part of my practice and writing about my procedures has helped me to become better myself. I have authored multiple plastic surgery textbook chapters on state-of-the-art body contouring procedures and safety. By teaching other surgeons I inevitably learn more as well. As a course instructor for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, I have covered these topics for years in my semi-annual lectures. Each of these activities helps to keep me on the leading edge of body contouring surgery.

Why choose Dr. Stoker?

The Dr. Stoker Difference

For Your Panniculectomy:
He’s published extensive clinical research exploring the safety of combined surgical procedures.
He regularly leads courses on body contouring for both The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS).
He is frequently featured in the media such as The New York Times, The Learning Channel, and the Dr. Phil show.
He was the plastic surgeon for all patients in the first three seasons of ABC television’s “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition.”
He served as the plastic surgeon and consultant for NBC television’s hit “The Biggest Loser.”
David Stoker, MD

Panniculectomy

Panniculectomy Surgical Technique

In a panniculectomy, I remove the hanging skin and fat from the lower abdomen with a wedge resection. I do not undermine the remaining skin as I would in the typical abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). I also do not tighten the muscles. I then bring the edges of fat and skin together with a layered closure. The advantage of not undermining is that the procedure is smaller and potential problems are fewer. The disadvantage is that there’s minimal improvement to the central and upper abdomen.

Candidates for a Panniculectomy

The best candidates for a panniculectomy include those that have:

  • Loose abdominal skin confined primarily to the lower abdomen
  • More weight to lose, but find the lower abdominal skin (pannus) so debilitating that it impedes further weight loss
  • Substantial need for removal of the hanging skin, but medical problems or advanced age that would make a smaller operation desirable

Recovery After Panniculectomy

Most patients take at least one week off from work following a panniculectomy. Patients should begin walking within hours of surgery, but full exercise should not be resumed for approximately 6 weeks.

Risks of Panniculectomy

Possible risks for a panniculectomy include seroma (fluid collection), delayed wound healing, bleeding, infection or venous blood clots. Each of these complications may be treated effectively with prompt medical care.

Discover how an abdominal panniculectomy can change your life after significant weight loss. Request a consultation online or call us at  (310) 300-1779.