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Which of my concerns can be treated with a tummy tuck?

Ideal candidates for a tummy tuck procedure have lax skin or stretched abdominal muscles due to pregnancy or significant weight loss.

What happens during the tummy tuck procedure?

An incision is made along the abdomen that separates the skin from the abdominal muscles. Then the skin is stretched away from the muscle tissue, and excess skin is removed. The abdominal muscle tissue is tightened to provide a firmly contoured stomach and well-defined waistline.

What is the difference between a tummy tuck and liposuction?

A tummy tuck removes excess skin while liposuction suctions stubborn fat. Often, the two are performed in conjunction to achieve maximum results.

Can I have a tummy tuck prior to having children?

Yes, but if you plan to have children it is recommended to wait because pregnancy can stretch the abdominal skin and muscles and alter the results.

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

Call 804-294-1777


A highly skilled surgeon with an artist’s touch

"I strive to provide natural results to enhance my patients' unique beauty".

Dr. Kitto is a BOARD CERTIFIED trained plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic procedures of the face, breast and body. She also performs procedures for men and offers a wide variety of non-surgical options. Procedures she commonly performs are facial rejuvenation, breast enhancement and body contouring. She empowers patients to make educated decisions about their procedures and helps them feel comfortable throughout their transformation.

Inzhili Kitto, MD, FACS

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