Tummy tuck surgery is a procedure designed to remove excess abdominal skin and reposition abdominal muscles that may have been damaged due to pregnancy, weight fluctuations, or aging. This surgery – also known as abdominoplasty – is a popular choice among women who may be unable to achieve a flatter stomach due to previous pregnancies and men who have lost a lot of weight. Tummy tuck surgery is a great choice for patients who have not smoked for 3 weeks and are already following a healthy lifestyle but are unable to flatten their stomachs due to previous abdominal damage, pregnancy or weight loss.


The best candidates for the tummy tuck procedure (abdominoplasty) are people who are at a stable weight and follow a healthy lifestyle, but have lots of excess skin or an abdominal “pooch” that they can’t seem to get rid of. Candidates who have experienced abdominal damage as a result of pregnancy or aging often see the best results from tummy tuck surgeries.


Dr. Robert Vitolo treats patients from the Greater New York Metropolitan area including Manhattan, the 5 boroughs and New Jersey. He has offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island for the patients’ convenience. Dr. Vitolo frequently has patients seeking his consultation and surgeries from across the United States, Europe, Russia, and Asia, consequently, we offer internet consultations via FaceTime and Skype for those patients who are not local.

Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out if the Scar Less Breast Augmentation is best for your personal situation by meeting with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Vitolo for an in-person consultation. Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of Dr. Vitolo’s knowledgeable staff members will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our offices directly toll free at 800-332-1067.



Tummy Tuck Staten Island & Brooklyn
Tummy Tuck Staten Island & Brooklyn
Tummy Tuck Staten Island & Brooklyn
Tummy Tuck Staten Island & Brooklyn
Tummy Tuck Staten Island & Brooklyn
Tummy Tuck Staten Island & Brooklyn
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*Individual results may vary



“Dr. Vitolo and his team are the most kind and considerate professionals I’ve encountered. My first surgery, rhinoplasty, was done by Dr. Vitolo in 1998, which I’m extremely pleased with. After having two children via C-section, I recently turned to Dr. Vitolo for a well-deserved Mommy Makeover and am so happy I did. I highly recommend Dr. Vitolo; he is worth every penny.”*

“Dr Vitolo, is amazing!! Iam very happy I had such an experienced and caring doctor!  The results are incredible. And I couldn’t be happier!! I didn’t have to worry about anything. Nothing. He is extremely knowledgeable in every aspect. Which made me feel secure and comfortable. I had an amazing trustworthy doctor! Would recommend him to anyone!”*  -RealSelf Patient Review

“I just want to say thank you for everything. You helped me more than you know; I really appreciate you doing the surgery for me and I know I will be very happy with the results. I know you have a reputation of one of the best surgeons, and I truly agree you are, if not the best, and I mean by the person you are. It was very kind of you to help me under the circumstances.”*   – JH

“Words cannot express what you have done for my self-esteem and confidence. You and your staff made me feel relaxed and comfortable the whole way through. I thank you all dearly, and you truly have “hands of magic!” Happy Holidays to all of you and yours.”*   -J


*Individual results may vary


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 working so hard for!

Dr. Vitolo’s approach to tummy tuck surgery involves an in-depth consultation process, where candidates can expect to learn about the procedure, its benefits, and what kind of results they can look forward to. Dr. Vitolo prides himself on answering all questions and concerns his candidates might have about the tummy tuck surgery so that they feel comfortable and confident moving forward with this exceptional procedure.

During the procedure Dr. Vitolo will remove excess saggy skin (the “pooch”), remove stretch marks, and tighten the abdominal muscles. Liposculpture may also be performed on the flanks (“love handles “) to further narrow the waist. Dr. Vitolo usually doesn’t use a drain after the surgery based on each patients surgery.

The result of this surgery is an abdomen that looks like when you were 18!  The tummy tuck is often combined with Dr Vitolo’s unique Scar Less Breast Augmentation, to “put the cherry on the cake!” in his Mommy Makeover procedure.

The tummy tuck procedure is performed under general anesthesia in Dr. Vitolo’s state of the art, AAAASF certified ambulatory surgical facility.  The procedure usually takes 2 to 3 hours and patients are able to return home to recover that same day. Results include a smoother and more contoured tummy that will let you easily slip into your favorite pair of jeans.


Tummy tuck surgery does not actually enter the abdomen or cut any muscle (like a Cesarean Section), it is strictly a skin operation. As a result, most patients have minimal discomfort after the surgery, unlike a Caesarian Section, so recovery is relatively quick. Dr. Vitolo’s patients go home the same day as the surgery to recover with their families.  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, however no housework. 

Dr. Vitolo likes to have his patients take 7 to 10 days off work while they recover, but not be sedentary. Most patients can return to work after this time, however, strenuous exercise should be avoided for 3 to 4 weeks.


You will be amazed by the early results that are visible as soon as the abdominal dressings are removed, usually in a week. The final results take several weeks to develop as the minimal swelling resolves and the skin tightens further. You will soon want to buy some new bathing suits and jeans to celebrate your new body.


If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page and one of Dr. Vitolo’s knowledgeable medical staff will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our office directly to schedule – 800-332-1067.

Dr. Vitolo has three offices in Staten Island, Manhattan and Brooklyn. Dr. Vitolo has patients that come to him for treatment from across the United States, Europe, Russia, South America and Asia. Our practice offers Internet consultations via FaceTime and Skype for those patients who are not local.

*Individual results may vary