Sugar Land Tummy Tuck
What is a Tummy Tuck?
The tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a body contouring procedure that can give you a taut, slender figure. Men and women alike can struggle with a bulging or slack abdomen that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise. Loose, sagging abdominal skin plagues many of our Sugar Land area patients, and our board-certified plastic surgeon can deliver a flattering body shape with a tummy tuck, or a combination of body procedures. A tummy tuck can remove excess skin and fat in the stomach area and tighten abdominal muscles to give you an attractive appearance, helping you feel comfortable and confident in your everyday life.
WHAT ISSUES CAN A TUMMY TUCK ADDRESS?
The tummy tuck can address issues with:
- Loose, sagging skin in the tummy
- Excess fat in the abdomen
- Stretched or loose abdominal muscles
- Stretchmarks located around the tummy
- C-section scarring
The Tummy Tuck Procedure
To begin the procedure, Dr. Kutty will utilize a c-section scar in women who’ve had a cesarean birth, which removes the original scar and any scar tissue underneath to create a smooth, soft area under and around the incision. Patients without a cesarean scar will still have the incision placed low on the abdomen and a second incision is made around the navel. He’ll then tighten the surrounding muscles to pull in the waistline and remove the excess fat and loose skin tissue.
How long does a tummy tuck procedure take?
Your tummy tuck surgery will take around 2-3 hours to complete, but this varies case by case. It’s most often an outpatient procedure, which means you can go home the same day. However, because general anesthesia is used, you’ll need to have a friend or family member drive you home.
The Mini Tummy Tuck
The mini tummy tuck is ideal for those who have loose skin located in the lower abdomen but whose muscles are fairly firm, and the skin above the belly button is not loose. The c-section scar can also be utilized for the mini tummy tuck procedure. The extra skin is removed, providing a smooth contour. Dr. Kutty may recommend adding liposuction to contour your body shape even further and remove fat from the hips. The mini tummy tuck only addresses the lower abdomen, beneath the belly button.
“I have been treated with great kindness and respect. Dr. Kutty genuinely cared about what I wanted when all was said and done, and he made a plan to achieve that for me. His knowledge, skill, and expertise as a surgeon are now quite obvious to us.”- J.M.
“Dr. Kutty is professional, kind, personable and spends time explaining any procedure in detail. All my concerns were answered, Dr. and staff always available to answer and make you feel comfortable with the whole procedure before and after.”- Silvia M.
“Dr. Kutty did my lip injections, and I am beyond pleased with the results!! He genuinely cares about getting his patients the results they are looking for.”- S.H.