Posts Tagged pannus
Weight loss tummy tuck surgery is tummy tuck surgery after significant weight loss. Here we have Before & After images of the oldest patient for whom I have ever performed abdominoplasty. She was 73 at the time of her tummy tuck, but a very healthy 73. She had of her own accord lost some 65 pounds and wanted her “fat apron” lifted from her tummy. After her internist cleared her for surgery, we went ahead.
She recovered well and quickly after her surgery and was pleased with her outcome. This weight loss tummy tuck resulted in a loss of a few pounds. The patient had lost the majority of her weight beforehand. This is the way it usually works out. These operations are “cleanup” for the effects of large scale weight loss most often.
John Di Saia MD
Originally posted 2005-05-16 20:29:00.
What minus what equals what?
John Di Saia, M.D.
Originally posted 2008-02-25 18:39:00.
MADRID, Spain — Spanish surgeons using cranes and ropes removed a 132-pound mass of fat and liquid from the abdomen of a middle-aged woman in the procedure known as a tummy tuck.
Francisco Javier Gabilondo, chief of plastic surgery at Hospital Cruces near the Basque city of Bilbao, said Friday the operation was “more spectacular than it was difficult.”
The nine-hour procedure was performed last week, and the name of the patient was not released. She is in her 50s.
This sounds like a pannus resection but the detail here is not-so-good. This kind of weight removal is almost unheard of in tummy tuck surgery in which most patients lose under five pounds. The operation is more of a contouring procedure for patients who have loose abdominal tissue rather than weight loss. News stories like this one make pre-op counseling longer than it should be.
John Di Saia MD