Removal of excess skin from the abdomen below the belly button
Who is a candidate?
Average length of procedure?
* 1.5 hours
Type of anesthesia?
Will you need to stay in hospital overnight?
You may go home after the procedure; however, some people choose to spend a night in the hospital if the procedure is covered by insurance
How long will you need to take off from work/school?
Average is 1 week; some people can return to work or school in less than a week, while others can take up to 2 weeks to recover
What types of restrictions are there after surgery?**
Is the procedure covered by insurance?
If the excess abdominal skin hangs down to at least your pubic bone and you have a history of recurring rashes or sores beneath the overhanging skin, insurance may cover the procedure
* Times may vary since each case is unique
** Check with your health care provider about your specific restrictions
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