Am I A Good Candidate For An Abdominal Panniculectomy?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I Am interested in an abdominal panniculectomy. Am I a good candidate? I have attached some pictures for you to review. 

A:Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures. While resection of overhanging abdominal tissue would be of benefit your abdominal tissues are too thick as they are right now to get the best result. You would either have to lose significant weight first or go through a first stage abdominal/flank liposuction procedure to decompress the tissues and make them more moveable before the tummy tuck/panniculectomy. Otherwise doing the procedure on you now is going to result in much more limited amount of abdominal reduction improvement.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana