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

CO2 Laser: Before and After, Recovery, Cost, & More

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When patients ask how to achieve smoother, clearer, brighter skin, we usually suggest CO2 laser as a go-to treatment. Highly versatile CO2 laser treats concerns ranging from common aging symptoms to acne scars and other skin irregularities. But before pursuing this approach, it’s essential to have realistic expectations about your CO2 laser recovery and results. …

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Do Cellulite Treatments Actually Work? Meet Aveli™!

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With so many cellulite “remedies” out there promising smooth, dimple-free skin, it’s only natural to wonder: Do cellulite treatments actually work? In this blog post, we’ll break down what causes cellulite and take a closer look at what works, what doesn’t, and why an innovative procedure like Aveli may be the solution you’ve been seeking. …

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Mini Tummy Tuck vs Full Tummy Tuck: A Comparison

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A tummy tuck can be a game-changer when diet and exercise fall short in achieving the flat, toned abdomen you desire. This surgical procedure enhances your physical appearance and elevates your self-esteem and comfort. But did you know there are different types of tummy tuck surgeries? Depending on your specific needs and goals, you may …

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What Is Eyelid Surgery Recovery Like?

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If droopy eyelids and puffy under-eye bags make you look older and wearier than you feel, it may be time to explore eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). This popular procedure improves your appearance by rejuvenating the upper or lower eyelids (or both) to help you look younger and more alert. Men and women who want to address …

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How To Sleep After a Tummy Tuck for Optimum Rest

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Getting good, restful sleep after your tummy tuck surgery is vital to your recovery. Studies show that post-op patients who enjoy quality sleep usually experience less pain and heal more quickly than those who sleep poorly. Still, sleeping well after surgery can be a challenge. General anesthesia, pain medication, and a host of physical reactions …

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Understanding Your Breast Implant Options: Take Our Saline vs Silicone Implants Quiz!

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You'll have to make several important choices about your breast augmentation, but you don’t need to feel overwhelmed! When choosing between saline vs silicone implants to contour your silhouette, most women want implants that naturally fit their frame and lifestyle. You can determine the size, material, profile, and shape of your implants with the help …

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Revitalize Your Skin With Top Laser, Light & RF Skin Treatments

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In the quest for flawless skin, laser skin treatments, light-based therapies, and radiofrequency (RF) treatments stand out as innovative solutions to a range of dermatological issues. My plastic surgery practice harnesses these advanced technologies to tailor treatments for each patient's unique needs. In this post, we'll explore the best options for various skin concerns, discuss …

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What Does ‘Board-Certified’ Mean?

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In the medical profession, the term ‘board-certified’ carries significant weight. It’s a distinction that sets some providers apart from others by signaling a higher level of expertise and qualification. But what does board-certified mean in the context of plastic surgery, and why does it matter? This post will answer those questions and more. Are All …

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FAQ: What Is Liposuction Recovery Like?

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Sometimes, dieting and exercise alone can’t accomplish your aesthetic goals. That’s why liposuction is such a popular body contouring procedure. If you're interested in learning more about liposuction and what to expect on your aesthetic journey, we answer common questions about liposuction recovery below. How Long Does It Take To Heal From Liposuction? Liposuction recovery time …

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