During fat removal treatment, fat deposits are reduced from targeted areas to create improved contours. However, if fat deposits are dense and cannot be removed by other means, such as a liposuction or tummy tuck, Dr. Dry can perform a panniculectomy.
What Is a Panniculus?
It is common for patients to still have deposits of fatty tissue after they experience weight loss. However, in cases where the weight loss was immense, a dense layer of this tissue can develop; it is also possible to develop this layer after pregnancy or as a result of obesity. This dense layer is known as a panniculus, and it can make your cosmetic goals difficult to achieve.
However, the effect this layer of tissue can have on your life is more than just cosmetic. It is not unheard of for panniculus to be misdiagnosed as a tumor or a hernia. With care from our experienced cosmetic surgeon, problems associated with fat accumulation can be diagnosed and properly addressed.
Your Panniculectomy Options
If a panniculus is one of the obstacles you face in looking your best, our Kirkland plastic surgeon is able to conduct a removal of this tissue layer through a panniculectomy. This procedure is both beneficial from a cosmetic standpoint and avoids the misdiagnosis issues untreated panniculus causes.
This procedure is similar to a tummy tuck in that excess fat deposits are removed from underneath the skin. The main difference is that panniculus is dense enough to require a more specialized approach. Dr. Dry has the experience and skill necessary to safely eliminate the panniculus layer, helping your stomach maintain a flat appearance that can better meet your aesthetic goals.
Additionally, a panniculectomy can be combined with other procedures to encourage more dramatic results. The removal of a panniculus and the elimination of less dense fat deposits are closely related, so a panniculectomy and a general tummy tuck can occur in the same appointment in select circumstances. Panniculectomies are also complimentary to liposuction; the former removes the dense deposits that liposuction cannot treat.
Contact Us for Fat Deposit Removal Surgery
Gavin Dry, MD, FRCPS, PLLC provides panniculectomies and other cosmetic surgeries in Kirkland. He can help you look your best and avoid misdiagnoses by removing dense fatty tissue from underneath the skin. For more information about the variety of treatment options available to you at Dr. Dry’s practice, call us and schedule a consultative appointment today.