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The Cost of Tummy Tuck Surgery

Posted December 12, 2019 in Uncategorized

Tummy tuck surgery is often accompanied by some contouring such as liposuction in the waist. Or it may not be. The range of price can be anywhere from $8,000 to $15,000 depending upon what exactly we’re doing, the type of tummy tuck procedure we’re doing, whether or not there is accompanying body contouring which could […]

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Dr. Patronella’s Innovative No-Drain Tummy Tuck Technique Study Results: Why It’s Better

Posted November 19, 2019 in True Form Body Contouring®, True Form Tummy Tuck®, Tummy Tuck, Uncategorized

By Dr. Chris PatronellaOne of the fears patients have with tummy tuck surgery is the need for drains. And I can understand their fear. Drains are uncomfortable.Sometimes they’re in for a week to three weeks. But there is a better way. And that is to use progressive tension sutures to collapse that space where fluid […]

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Allergan Recalls Biocell Textured Breast Implants

Posted August 12, 2019 in Uncategorized

By Dr. Chris Patronella On July 24, 2019, Allergan voluntarily recalled their BIOCELL textured breast Implants because of a rare link to a form of cancer known as breast-implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). An implant type rarely used in my practice, for the past 30 years to date I’ve never seen this reported […]

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Belly Button Beauty

Posted February 12, 2019 in True Form Tummy Tuck®, Tummy Tuck

While the belly button is a seemingly simple little feature on the body, you might be surprised to learn it’s one of the most important aspects of a well-done tummy tuck, according to plastic surgeon and tummy tuck specialist Dr. Chris Patronella. So important, in fact, that Dr. Patronella performs an eight-step method to meticulously recreate […]

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