Louis C. Cutolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S. Blog

What Is Diastasis Recti? Can a Tummy Tuck Solve It?

A woman's abdomen is examined in her tummy tuck consultation.

Major life events, such as pregnancy or significant weight loss, can have lasting effects on the body. Many men and women struggle with a permanent “belly pooch” that doesn’t respond to diet or exercise. This tummy bulge is often actually caused by a common issue known as diastasis recti. And while many nonsurgical methods claim …

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Breast Augmentation: The “Natural Look” Is In

A woman poses after getting a breast lift procedure.

Breast augmentation remains one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in America. Due to common misconceptions about breast implants, though, some women worry that getting implants will make them look “worked on” or “unnatural.”  Luckily, there’s good news for women who want more subtle results: The “natural look” is currently in. As trends have …

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What Is the Best Age to Have a Facelift?

A woman poses for her portrait after getting a facelift.

Our skin begins to break down as we age, developing wrinkles, lines, and sagginess. While this is a natural part of the aging process, some men and women want to turn back the clock. Facelift surgery at my plastic surgery practice in Staten Island rejuvenates the face and takes years off your appearance. By tightening …

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4 Reasons for Getting Breast Augmentation

A woman appears happy with her breast augmentation results.

If you believe there's only one reason that women get breast implants—to increase breast size—I've got some news. Larger breasts may be the result, but having performed breast augmentation in Staten Island for more than 25 years, I know that the individual reasons women get breast implants vary from patient to patient and are highly …

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Plan & Prepare: Keeping Your Treatment Goals on Track During “Stay-At-Home”

A woman researches her cosmetic surgery options on her computer.

Gov. Cuomo's stay-at-home order for most of New York—including Staten Island—is likely to remain in place for several weeks more. As a result, many people are turning to do-it-yourself treatments to continue looking their best on Zoom meetings or FaceTime calls. Appearances may not seem so important in the middle of a pandemic, but our …

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Tummy Tuck, BodyTite & CoolSculpting: Your Options for Slimming Down a ‘Dad Bod’

A man tries on a blazer after getting coolsculpting.

While some men proudly embrace the “dad bod” trend, others aren’t so thrilled about the way they look as they get older. I frequently meet with men interested in exploring body contouring options, from a tummy tuck to BodyTite. Men from Brooklyn, Staten Island, and surrounding communities have plenty of options for achieving trimmer, healthier-looking …

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