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Abdominoplasty vs. Panniculectomy


Posted in Body Contouring, Surgical Procedures, August 26th, 2012 | Posted by Dr. Kreidstein

In Ontario, patients who have abdominal skin that hangs over the groin crease and have a history of bad skin infections or other complications can ask their surgeon to apply for insurance (OHIP) coverage of a panniculectomy (removal of a skin apron). Depending on the severity of the pannus, this can be a life-saving operation, and at minimum will dramatically improve your quality of life. The operation is not intended as a cosmetic procedure, and we are careful to demonstrate at our consultations the limits of a panniculectomy and the benefits of adding an abdominoplasty (cosmetic) to the procedure. An abdominoplasty is much less expensive if a panniculectomy is already covered. On rare occasions, we have no opportunity to perform a cosmetic procedure (if the pannus is too large or infected), and we have to defer the cosmetic procedure to a second operation.

Panniculectomy is performed to manage serious complications from abdominal apron

Panniculectomy is performed to manage serious complications from abdominal apron


  • Zizi

    I am 27 years old. I do weigh 254 pounds and I am 5’7.5″
    My stomach has always been an issue for me. I had a c-section in 2005 And my stomach is hanging really low. I get a lot of infections underneath the flab. Rashes that are very bad and itchy and as well as a bad smell too
    I am starting to have a very bad backache from being too heavy in my stomach area People look at me and don’t believe when I say I am 250ish pounds but I believe it’s mostly to do with my stomach.
    Would I be able to coverage from ohip??

    • http://www.drkreidstein.com/ Dr. Michael Kreidstein

      You may be a candidate for OHIP coverage. We would explain your options at consultation. Please obtain a referral from your MD.

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