Dr. Vitolo’s Tummy Tuck
Tummy tuck surgery (also known as an abdominoplasty) does not actually enter the abdomen or cut any muscle; rather, the goal is to eliminate as much excess skin and fat as to produce a better looking abdomen. Dr. Vitolo utilizes techniques to reduce scarring and provide his patients with a flatter abdomen and a narrower waist. As a result, most patients have minimal discomfort after the surgery, meaning recovery can boil down to a matter of days, not weeks.
So if you had flashbacks of a C-section, don’t worry .Tummy Tuck surgery and recovery is far, far different and much less arduous!
Dr. Vitolo’s patients go home the same day as the surgery to recover in the comfort of their own space; he recommends that patients have a loved one pick them up after surgery, as the patient will have had general anesthesia. He encourages his patients to be in bed only to sleep, and be up and around in the days after the surgery, to encourage faster healing.