Tummy Tuck in New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and New Jersey

Dr. Robert Vitolo offers tummy tucks for the residents of  New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and New Jersey.

tummy-tuck-staten-island-ny-dr-vitoloA tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that is used to remove excess fat and skin from the abdomen, helping to flatten and shape the abdominal wall. Ideal candidates for abdominoplasty are individuals in good physical condition who would like to remove excess fat or loose skin, which has proven difficult to eliminate through diet and exercise alone. Frequently, the stretched out abdominal muscles are tightened during the procedure, narrowing the waist and flattening the abdomen.

The Procedure

Abdominoplasty surgery takes approximately two to three hours and is performed with general anesthesia. In this procedure, an incision is made across the lower abdomen, just below the bikini line. A second incision is made around the navel so that it will be correctly positioned after the excess abdominal tissue has been removed. Through the lower abdominal incision, Dr. Vitolo separates skin and fat from the abdominal wall, removing the excess fatty tissue and skin. If the abdominal muscles are stretched, they are tightened.

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Patients return home the same day after surgery and are seen the day after surgery at one of our offices. Abdominoplasty recovery time is usually two weeks. With a balanced diet and regular exercise, results are long-lasting.


Abdominoplasty leaves a permanent scar stretching between the hips, although it is low enough for most bikinis to conceal it. This scar is noticeable for several months after surgery, but within several months the scar lightens and become less noticeable. While abdominoplasty can be useful for women with stretched skin and muscles from pregnancy, female candidates for abdominoplasty should be aware that the results from this procedure may diminish if they become pregnant again.

Dr. Robert Vitolo and his team offer abdominoplasty to residents and visitors in the areas in and around New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and New Jersey.

By focusing on the needs of each client, Dr. Vitolo provides personalized care using the latest technology to improve the experience and leave every patient feeling confident and satisfied. For more information, or to schedule a patient consultation, call 800-332.1067 to speak with our friendly expert staff.