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 | Staten Island, NY | Louis C. Cotolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Case: 1 of 32

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
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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
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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
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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
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Case #25

This is a 28 year old female who disliked the shape of her abdomen.  After weight loss and pregnancies, she noted that her abdomen was no longer flat and that she had excess skin.  Working out at the gym did not improve her problem so she desired an abdominoplasty in Staten Island.  She underwent a tummy tuck without any problems... Read More
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Case #1

This is a 35-year-old female who had multiple pregnancies and disliked the contour of her abdomen. She had been exercising and noted no improvement. She desired to obtain a flatter and more youthful appearance. She underwent an abdominoplasty with tightening of her abdominal muscles. Excess skin below the belly button (umbilicus) was removed yielding... Read More
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Case #86

This is a 38 year old female who lost a significant amount of weight. The combination of weight loss and pregnancies left her with a lot of redundant skin that would not retract.  She wanted to get rid of the excess skin and to tighten her abdominal muscles in order to get back to her "pre pregnancy and pre weight loss" state. ... Read More
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Case #193

This is a 42 year old female who wanted to improve her abdomen. Multiple pregnancies left her skin and abdominal muscles stretched and diet and physical activity would not give her any improvement.  She came to the office to discuss her options.  It was decided that a tummy tuck would be able to remove the excess skin below her belly button... Read More
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Case #104

This is a 53 year old female who disliked the shape of her abdomen. She said that she was unable to change the shape of her abdomen with diet and exercise and sought the advice of Dr. Cutolo.  Pregnancies along with weight gain and weight loss have stretched her abdominal muscles and skin to the point that they would not return to their original... Read More
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Case #91

This is a 29-year-old female who disliked the way her abdomen looked.  After multiple pregnancies, she developed stretch marks and excess skin in her lower abdomen.  She also noted that her abdomen was not as "tight" as it had been prior to the pregnancies.  She desired a "tummy tuck" in order to improve these problems.The "tummy... Read More
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Case #110

This is a 41 year old female who disliked the excess skin in her abdomen.  Since her pregnancies, she noted that her abdomen was no longer flat and she desired to return it to the pre pregnancy state.  After a lengthy discussion we decided that an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) would help her reach her goals quickly and safely.  The procedure... Read More
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Case #96

This is a 55-year-old female who decided that she wanted to improve the shape of her abdomen.  She was in great shape but could not obtain a flat tummy even though she worked out in the gym regularly.  After a thorough consultation and examination, it was decided that a tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty) would give her the look that she wanted... Read More
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Case #221

This is a 63 year old female who wanted to improve the shape of her abdomen.  Pregnancies and years of weight gain and loss resulted in excess skin and an abdomen that no longer had the youthful shape that she had remembered.  She wanted to undergo a procedure to get rid of the excess skin and provide as flat an abdomen as possible.  During... Read More
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Case #117

This is a 38 year old female who wanted to improve her abdomen.  As a result of multiple pregnancies, she developed stretch marks on the lower region of her abdomen and it was no as flat as she would have desired.  Exercise alone was not able to flatten her abdomen and the stretch marks could not be reduced.  After a thorough discussion... Read More
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Case #207

This is a 48 year old female who, after multiple pregnancies, found herself with excess skin on her abdomen.  She also disliked that her "sit up" muscles had separated and no longer had a flat abdomen that was present before the pregnancies.  She came to the office to discuss her options.  Liposuction and Bodytite were discussed as... Read More
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Case #80

This is a 43 year old female who did not like the shape of her abdomen and excess skin that was present...it had developed after multiple pregnancies.  She searched for other options that were not surgical but none would provide her with the flat stomach that she wanted.After a thorough consultation, it was decided that a "tummy tuck"... Read More
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Case #157

This is a 43 year old female who disliked the shape of her abdomen.  After multiple pregnancies she disliked the fullness that was present...especially below her belly button.  She also disliked the excess skin that was present. She especially disliked the fact that her tummy protruded when she wore conforming clothing.  She wanted... Read More
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Case #121

This is a 47 year old female who disliked the excess skin and stretch marks that were present after multiple pregnancies.  She went to the gym regularly but could not reduce the excess that was present in her abdomen.  She finally decided to come to the office to discuss her options.  During the consultation, all options were considered... Read More
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Case #103

This is a 44 year old female who disliked her abdomen.  Over the years, pregnancies and the associated weight gain and weight loss had stretched her abdominal muscles and skin so that she no longer liked wearing snugly fitted clothing. All of the gym activities and continued efforts at weight loss could not give her the shape that she wanted. ... Read More
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Case #205

This is a 46 year old female who disliked the changes that happened to her abdomen after multiple pregnancies.  She noted that exercise and gym activities were not able to reduce the excess skin that was present and she could not obtain a flat belly.  She came to the office to discuss her options.During the consultation, less invasive... Read More
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Case #111

This is a 59 year old woman who disliked the shape of her abdomen.  After multiple pregnancies along with the associated weight gain and weight loss, she was unable to return her abdomen to the pre pregnancy state.  She disliked the shape and excess skin that was present.  She came to the office to discuss her options for improvement... Read More
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Case #165

This is a 54 year old female who disliked the shape of her abdomen.  Pregnancies and weight gain and loss over the years left her with a tummy that was not as flat as she desired.  She wanted to remove excess skin and tighten her abdominal muscles so that she could obtain a much more youthful contour.  During the consultation, CoolSculpting,... Read More
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Case #189

This is a 50 year old female who disliked the changes that occured over years to her abdomen after multiple pregnancies.  She wanted to remove the excess skin that was present and to tighten the abdominal muscles that had spread with the pregnancies.  Gym activity was not able to correct both of these issues so she came to the office for... Read More
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Case #198

This is a 55 year old female who wanted to improve the shape of her stomach.  She said that the excess skin on the lower portion of her abdomen was protruding when wearing form fitting clothes.  Her goal was to obtain the flattest abdomen that was possible.  During her consultation CoolSculpting, Liposuction, Bodytite and a Tummy Tuck... Read More
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Case #99

This is a 43 year old female who previously underwent a life saving abdominal operation that left her with a large hernia.  The hernia required repair and she wanted to not only improve her abdomen by fixing the hernia but she wanted to be as flat as possible as well.  Pregnancy had also stretched the muscles in her abdominal wall and this... Read More
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Case #143

This is a 45 year old woman who wanted her belly to look closer to what it was like prior to the pregnancies that she had years ago.  She disliked the fullness that was present and wanted to obtain a flat abdomen and to remove the excess skin that was present as well. After a thorough discussion, we decided that she was an excellent... Read More
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Case #115

This is a 52-year-old female who disliked the shape of her abdomen.  Over years of weight gain and loss, she noted that her abdomen was not as flat as it was in the past and that there was excess skin that would not shrink.  She wanted to obtain as flat an abdomen as possible.  After discussing other options such as coolsculpting and... Read More
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Case #177

This is a 55 year old female who wanted to improve the shape of abdomen.  She had three pregancies which had stretched her abdominal skin and muscles.  It was worse in the lower portion of her abdomen and prevented her from wearing certain clothes.  She came to the office to discuss her options and her goal was obtain the flattest... 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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