Many of our patients experience excess skin after weight loss surgery, especially in the abdominal area. If you have been battling excess skin that has lost its elasticity after dramatic weight fluctuations or considerable weight loss, you may be a good candidate for panniculectomy at New Life Surgical Associates in Jacksonville. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation and find out if this procedure is right for you.

What Is Involved in Panniculectomy?

Panniculectomy consists of removing uncooperative skin from the midsection. The procedure is most beneficial for patients who have noticed that loose skin in the abdominal area has not snapped back even after consistent diet and exercise. Dr. Sharma will help you learn more about what you can expect during your consultation.

Who Is a Good Candidate?

Good candidates for this procedure include patients who are struggling with excess skin. Many of our panniculectomy patients are also those who have undergone bariatric surgery with Dr. Sharma.

Excess skin is more than just a cosmetic concern. In more severe cases, it can also cause considerable discomfort while limiting full mobility, especially in the abdominal area. Loose, excess skin that hangs over the pubic area can even lead to irritation, chaffing and infection in the affected area. If you are at a stable weight but experiencing any of these issues, panniculectomy may be the right procedure for you. The surgery may be especially beneficial if symptoms like skin irritation or rashes have not improved with the long-term use of topical ointments and creams.

The Benefits of Panniculectomy

Panniculectomy comes with many notable benefits, including:

  • Results that couldn’t be achieved with diet and exercise alone
  • A solution to excess skin
  • Increased comfort and mobility

As a customizable, surgical procedure, panniculectomy also produces particularly long-lasting results. Patients who maintain a stable weight can expect their results to last for many years to come.

At New Life Surgical Associates, Dr. Sharma serves Jacksonville and the surrounding area with a wide variety of customizable procedures like bariatric surgery and panniculectomy. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and find out if this procedure is right for you.