A panniculectomy, or the surgical removal of superficial abdominal fat, is an increasingly popular medical procedure. It is well known that excess abdominal fat is strongly correlated with a higher risk of a number of serious health problems, including diabetes, high blood pressure, atherosclerosis and heart disease, among others. However, since it falls in between necessary and elective surgery, insurance does not always cover it.
For this reason, many people choose to go abroad to have a panniculectomy performed. While their insurance won’t cover the surgery overseas, the cost of having a panniculectomy done abroad is almost invariably considerably lower. Patients can also choose to travel to countries with health care comparable to their own countries, ensuring that this surgical procedure will be performed safely and with completely satisfactory results.