Liposuction

You stick to your diet and follow your fitness program faithfully. Yet you still have frustrating fat deposits in areas such as your tummy, hips, and thighs. For such concerns, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Louis Cutolo performs liposuction in Staten Island for men and women from Brooklyn, Queens, and throughout New York City. In addition to contouring the lower body, liposuction can remove fat from the neck, upper arms, and the upper back (known among women as the “bra bulge”).

Take the first step to a slimmer, more sculpted body. Request a complimentary consultation online, or call us today at  (718) 720-9400 to schedule a visit.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

Liposuction may help if you:

  • Want to reduce fat in specific regions of your body, such as your back, arms, abdomen, waistline, hips, and thighs.
  • Regularly exercise and follow a healthy diet and your weight is stable.
  • Have good skin tone. If you have excess abdominal skin and lax muscles, Dr. Cutolo may recommend a tummy tuck rather than liposuction.
  • Have persistent areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise!

BodyTite is a minimally invasive fat reduction and skin tightening treatment that can be used to enhance the same areas instead of or in addition to liposuction.

Your Liposuction Procedure

Always up-to-date on the latest technologies and techniques, Dr. Cutolo will discuss your options with you during your consultation – guiding you through the techniques that are “gimmicks” and those that are “tried and true” that will safely yield the most consistent and best results! He also will provide you with details on what to expect during the surgery.

To keep you comfortable throughout your procedure, Dr. Cutolo performs liposuction with general anesthesia or local anesthesia. After making a tiny incision, he inserts a narrow tube, known as a cannula, to sculpt and remove the fatty tissue in the treatment area. He then closes the incisions meticulously to minimize scarring, using a compression dressing or bandage to reduce swelling and provide support. The procedure usually lasts 30 minutes to several hours, depending on the extent of the procedure.

Dr. Louis C. Cutolo Jr.

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

Meet Dr. Louis C. Cutolo Jr.

A board-certified plastic surgeon in Staten Island, Dr. Louis Cutolo, Jr. is an active member of both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and a Fellow of the... read on

Meet Dr. Cutolo

What Is the Fastest Way to Recover From Liposuction?

After your surgery, Dr. Cutolo typically recommends light walking to help with circulation. He will provide you with prescription medication to manage any discomfort and antibiotics to prevent infection. You may need to wear a support garment after your surgery to minimize swelling and promote smooth contours as you heal.

How Long Is Recovery After Liposuction?

Most liposuction patients can return to work and their regular activities in 1 to 2 weeks, resuming vigorous exercise after about 6 weeks.

Liposuction Results and Benefits

For both men and women, liposuction procedures can replace those frustrating saddle bags, love handles, and other bulges with beautiful new contours. Patients frequently tell Dr. Cutolo how delighted they feel with their slimmer shape and improved proportions. By maintaining your weight and staying on a healthy food and fitness plan, you can enjoy the benefits of liposuction indefinitely.

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