Tummy Tuck

Life changes such as weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and aging can result in frustrating fat deposits, sagging skin, and lax tummy muscles. Even the most diligent diet and focused fitness plan are not always enough to correct those problems. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Louis Cutolo performs abdominoplasty, often called a tummy tuck, to help people from Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island attain the smooth, firm abdomen they desire.

Take the first step to achieving that flat, taut stomach. Request a complimentary consultation online, or call us today at  (718) 720-9400 to schedule a visit.

Tummy Tuck
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Tummy Tuck Before & After Photo | Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case #73

This 42 year old female desired to improve her tummy.  She had 3 pregnancies and wanted to return her abodment to her "pre pregnancy" state.  She considered a tummy tuck in order to fulfill her desires.After a thorough consultation discussing all of her options she opted to proceed.  The excess skin was removed and... Read More
Tummy Tuck Before & After Photo | Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case #2

This is a 58-year-old female in excellent health who had pregnancies and weight gain and loss. She had become unhappy with her inability to obtain a flatter stomach with exercise and diet. She disliked the hanging flap of skin on her abdomen. Her abdominal muscles, the rectus abdominus, had stretched apart and separated and regardless of the number... Read More
Tummy Tuck Before & After Photo | Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case #28

This 57 year old female desired to turn back the clock and get back the tummy that she had prior to pregnancies.  She did not like the excess skin as well and the shape of her abdomen. She desired a tummy tuck in Staten Island.She underwent a tummy tuck which included removing the excess skin below her belly button as well as tightening... Read More
Tummy Tuck Before & After Photo | Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case #26

This 31 year old female disliked the shape of her abdomen that resulted from pregancies.  She wanted to obtain a flat stomach and reduce the excess skin that was present.  She desired a tummy tuck and after consulting with other physicians decided to proceed. She underwent the procedure with ease - her recover was so smooth that she was... Read More
Tummy Tuck Before & After Photo | Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case #32

This is a 33 year old female who desired to obtain a flatter stomach.  Multiple pregnancies stretched her skin and abdominal muscles and she wanted to get back to her "pre pregnancy" state.  She desired an abdominoplasty in Staten Island.  She underwent the procedure without any difficulties and is seen here approximately... Read More
Tummy Tuck Before & After Photo | Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case #3

This is a 46-year-old female in excellent health who gained and lost weight with each of her pregnancies. She had become unhappy with the stretched skin and the noticeable stretch marks. She thought that the excess skin made her appear older. Her goal was to reduce the excess skin of her abdomen, obtain a better contour and reduce the number of stretch... Read More
Tummy Tuck Before & After Photo | Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case #51

This is a 58 year old female who wanted to improve the shape of her abdomen. She hated the long scar in the middle that was from previous surgery and wanted to eliminate it.  She also wanted to obtain a flat "tummy".  We discussed her options (liposuction, coolsculpting) and the best one that would allow her to attain... Read More
Tummy Tuck Before & After Photo | Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case #44

This is a 48 year old female who disliked the shape and skin texture of her abdomen.  She also wanted to try to remove a scar that was present for many years while flattening her stomach and improving the skin texture.  After considering all of her goals,  it was decided that a tummy tuck would be the optimal choice.  It would... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Who Is a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

Typically, tummy tuck patients should be nonsmokers who are in good physical and mental health. Most are women who have had children or individuals who have undergone significant weight changes. A tummy tuck may help if:

  • Dieting and exercise have not succeeded in reducing fat deposits or correct concerns such as sagging, excess skin
  • You achieved a substantial weight reduction, but have loose skin and areas of remaining fat as a result
  • Your stomach muscles have become loose or lax from pregnancy
  • You are in good physical condition and your weight is stable

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

How Is a Tummy Tuck Performed?

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Dr. Cutolo performs tummy tuck surgery at Staten Island-area hospitals. General anesthesia is used to ensure the highest level of safety and comfort. Most patients are able to return home the same day. An overnight stay can be arranged should you so desire.

Dr. Cutolo starts the procedure by making a horizontal incision just above the pubic area. He then removes excess skin and fat before strengthening weakened abdominal muscles with internal sutures. A small incision is made around the navel to maintain its central location and keep its appearance both natural and youthful. Your skin will be smoothed and your incisions sutured before you’re moved to a comfortable recovery area.

What Can I Expect After a Tummy Tuck?

Dr. Cutolo will provide you with detailed guidelines on what to anticipate during your recovery process. Immediately after your operation, light activity will be encouraged in order to facilitate the healing process and help prevent the formation of blood clots. You may experience some swelling and soreness, which can be managed with prescription medication from Dr. Cutolo. He will also prescribe antibiotics to avoid infection.

Get the Most From Your Recovery

  • Avoid activities that require you to lift heavy items, bend, or stoop.
  • Enlist a friend or family member to help you with housework, childcare, and errands.
  • Keep nutritious, low-sodium snacks on hand.
  • Ask Dr. Cutolo about topical scar care products that might work for you.

How Much Weight Do You Lose After a Tummy Tuck?

It’s important to note that a tummy tuck is not a treatment for obesity. Most candidates have either had children or undergone significant weight reduction, and have been left with sagging skin around their abdomens and bulging abdominal muscles. Minor, residual fat deposits can also be addressed with liposuction during a tummy tuck.

Tummy Tuck Results and Benefits

Dr. Cutolo’s tummy tuck patients enjoy a smooth, firm, stomach, and more shapely profile. The scars from a tummy tuck can usually be hidden by underwear or a bathing suit. By following a healthy diet and sensible exercise program, you can enjoy the results of your tummy tuck indefinitely.

 

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