What is a Tummy Tuck?

If you have a stomach pooch that hasn’t disappeared despite your best diet and exercise effort, you may be a good candidate for a tummy tuck procedure.

This popular cosmetic surgery – more formally known as an abdominoplasty – is designed for patients who may be unable to achieve a flatter stomach due to previous pregnancies and men who have lost a lot of weight.

So if you’ve ever wondered what’s a tummy tuck, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Vitolo is here to provide some exciting answers!


*Individual results may vary

All About the Traditional Tummy Tuck

Dr. Vitolo enjoys performing tummy tuck surgeries precisely because it can have such life-changing results for his patients. With just a single surgery, patients can achieve the smoother and flatter tummy that they’ve been struggling to achieve.

During the tummy tuck procedure, Dr. Vitolo will remove excess saggy skin (the “pooch”), remove stretch marks, and repair and tighten the abdominal muscles so they no longer push out. Liposculpture may also be performed on the flanks (“love handles “) to add further body-contouring benefits.

The end result? A waistline that will make you feel like you’re 18 again!

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Introducing Dr. Vitolo’s Scar Less Tummy Tuck

Not everyone will need a traditional tummy tuck to get their desired results.

That’s why Dr. Vitolo is pleased to announce the availability of the scar less tummy tuck procedure at his NYC-based practices. This procedure can be an option for those women who do not have a lot of excess skin or stretch marks but have weakness of the abdominal muscles, causing them to push out and create a tummy pooch.

The scar less tummy tuck can also be used on those women who have a fatty “shelf” in the lower abdomen, which is frequently seen after a Caesarean section. This shelf is usually located above a “c” section scar or just above the pubic area. The incisions with a scar less tummy tuck that are made can range from 2 inches to 8 or more in the lower abdomen. Once healed, the scars are barely visible to the naked eye, thus giving the procedure its “scar less” name!

“It has been one year since I made the decision to have liposuction. From beginning to end Dr. Vitolo and his staff were accommodating and professional. Everyone made me feel very comfortable and took the time to answer all of my questions. I was thinking about the procedure for awhile but after talking with Dr. Vitolo, the decision was easy. I’m an active health conscious person, but was unable to get the results I wanted with just diet and exercise. Dr. Vitolo shaped my torso and I’m very happy with results. Recovery was as expected! I think it’s important for people to know that for the best results, you really need to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.” *

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Take the Next Step

Want to learn more about tummy tuck surgery, including if you’re a good candidate for this popular procedure?

Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Vitolo at his plastic surgery practice by filling out the consultation form on this page or by calling 718-619-8869 to get more information or to make an appointment at one of his 3 offices. 

During this difficult time of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic we have taken precautions to protect our patients and staff from danger.  Dr Vitolo is offering complimentary Virtual Consultations on your computer,smartphone or tablet for all procedures. To request a consultation with Dr. Vitolo call 718-619-8869.

Dr. Vitolo serves the greater New York Metropolitan area including Manhattan, Staten  Island, Brooklyn, and New Jersey.

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