Tummy Tuck

Remove loose, hanging skin and repair stretched muscles in the abdomen

Tummy tuck is a procedure that removes excess skin or fatty deposits from the abdomen and repositions abdominal muscles into a tighter formation. It is almost always combined with liposuction to eliminate stubborn fat throughout the region and maximize results.

Patients who consider a tummy tuck procedure may have lax skin or stretched abdominal muscles due to pregnancy, or have lost a significant amount of weight. This procedure can also benefit older, slightly obese people whose skin has lost some of its elasticity.

Tummy tucks are performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Kitto will make an incision along the abdomen and separate the skin from the abdominal muscles. She will then stretch the skin away from the muscle tissue and remove excess skin. The abdominal muscle tissue will be tightened to provide a firmly contoured stomach and well-defined waistline. Finally, Dr. Kitto will close the incisions and apply sterile surgical dressings over the sutured areas.

Once the procedure is completed, you’ll be taken to a recovery room. You'll be cared for by a friendly nurse as you slowly wake from the anesthesia. We will wrap your abdomen with a compression garment to reduce swelling. Side effects may include swelling, bruising, redness, but these symptoms are temporary.

If you would like more information about tummy tuck surgery with Dr. Kitto, or wish to schedule a consultation, call us at 804-294-1777 today.