Christopher K. Patronella

Breast Enhancement

Houston Plastic Surgeon Dr. Chris Patronella specializes in breast enhancement surgery to restore a beautiful appearance to the breasts

For a woman, the size and shape of her breasts is a part of her femininity that affects not only her appearance, but often her sense of self-confidence and satisfaction with her body. Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Patronella is a nationally respected leader in aesthetic breast surgery. As a Doctors’ Choice award recipient for 5 straight years, Houston-area physicians have named Dr. Patronella one of the top 2 breast surgery specialists to whom they would send their own family members and friends.  His detailed approach to breast contouring is tailored to your unique proportions and preferences to give you the beautiful contours you desire. Breast enhancement surgery offers the following benefits:

  • Provides volume and curves to breasts that lack fullness and definition due to genetics, pregnancy, or weight loss
  • Restores a lifted, youthful appearance to breasts that sag 
  • Gives a more proportional, balanced appearance to breasts that are excessive in size
  • Allows you to wear a greater range of clothing styles and swimsuits with confidence
Many women choose to combine breast enhancement surgery with body contouring procedures such as a tummy tuck and liposuction to restore an attractive, proportional appearance to the body. In most cases these procedures can be combined in a single surgery. Dr. Patronella performs all surgeries at his accredited private surgical center in Houston, Texas where patients receive personalized attention and care from a highly trained medical staff that includes board certified anesthesiologists.
“After much time spent researching doctors in my region, Dr. Patronella was the obvious choice. If you can make the trek to Houston, go see him! Dr. Patronella is fabulous! I cannot emphasize just how happy I am with my breast augmentation, and I’m only 6 weeks out. After nursing two children, I wanted to feel beautiful again—he made it happen! I am so grateful I did my homework and opted to pay a little more and even travel out of state to have him be my surgeon (I live in Louisiana). Dr. Patronella is worth every penny!”

Amy, Louisiana

Houston Plastic Surgeon Dr. Chris Patronella

Dr. Chris Patronella has been consistently selected by his physician peers as one of Houston’s best plastic surgeons in polls conducted by H Texas Magazine and Health and Fitness magazine. As a Doctor’s Choice award recipient for five straight years, Houston-area physicicians have named Dr. Patronella one of the top two specialists for cosmetic surgery and breast surgery to whom they would send their own family members and friends. In addition, a 2010 Goldline Reseach study published in Forbes magazine named Dr. Patronella one of the nation’s leading providers of plastic surgery.

Dr. Patronella is nationally respected for his expertise in breast enhancement and body contouring procedures. Worldwide medical aesthetics leader, Allergan Medical, invited Dr. Patronella, as the only plastic surgeon in the greater Houston area, to become a charter member of the Board of Advisors for NOVO, The National Council of Leaders in Breast Aesthetics. His skill and excellent safety record in body contouring led Ethicon, Inc. to invite him to join the national board of advisors for Shaping Futures, a group which was charged with the mission to develop safety and procedural recommendations related to body contouring surgery for weight loss patients. In 2007 he developed an innovative technique to more safely combine breast augmentation and breast lift surgery in a single operation. Dr. Patronella’s development of advanced techniques to improve the results and safety of aesthetic breast surgery and body contouring has led to speaking invitations to some of the most prestigious plastic surgery organizations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Breast Augmentation/Breast Implants

Breast augmentation adds volume and attractive contours to breasts that lack fullness and shape. For many women, a lack of breast fullness is due to genetics, while others find that childbearing has left their breasts less firm and smaller in size than they were before pregnancy.

 In a breast augmentation procedure, Dr. Patronella will restore a shapely apprearance to the breasts through the insertion of a saline or silicone-gel implant and the use of detailed suturing techniques to enhance breast crease definition. During your consultation, he will listen to your appearance goals and evaluate your unique physique in order to provide you with breast implant style and size recommendations. To  help you visualize your new contour and choose the implant size that best achieves the look you desire, you will have the opportunity to try on both saline and silicone implants of varying sizes.
Breast augmentation is a one-hour procedure that is performed on an outpatient basis. Most patients are able to return to work and normal activities in five to seven days.

Breast Lift / Combination Breast Lift & Breast Augmentation Surgery

Pregnancy, gravity, and aging are all contributing factors that can cause the breasts to sag and point downward. A breast lift will restore a youthful, perky appearance to the breasts through techniques to firm, lift, and reshape the breasts. To further enhance the appearance of the breasts, many women choose to combine a breast lift with breast augmentation surgery using saline or silicone implants to give their breasts added volume, as well.

By combining a breast lift with breast augmentation surgery, Dr. Patronella is often able to transform the breasts in a single procedure. This 2-3 hour procedure is performed on a outpatient basis, and most women can return to work and their normal activities within a week.  Dr. Patronella developed an innovative technique which allows him to successfully combine breast augmentation with a breast lift in a single surgery. In 2012, the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons invited him to present the groundbreaking method at its annual meeting.

Breast Reduction Surgery

For women who are bothered by the appearance and discomfort created by overly large breasts, a breast reduction procedure will lighten and reduce breasts to a size that is more comfortable and proportionate to the body. In this 3-5 hour procedure, excess fat, tissue, and skin are removed to create a breast shape that better fits your frame.  Breast reduction patients report a high satisfaction rate with their new appearance and the freedom they have to engage in a more active lifestyle. Recovery for breast reduction surgery is approximately 7-10 days.
If you are interested in breast surgery to improve the shape of your breasts, we invite you to contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Patronella to discuss your appearance goals and his recommendations.


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