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Christopher K. Patronella - MD, FACS, FICS

Tummy Tuck Pitfalls

Posted April 15, 2020 in True Form Tummy Tuck®, Tummy Tuck

The patient case studies below illustrate some of the most common aesthetic concerns that Dr. Patronella sees among women who consult with him for revision surgery to improve the unsatisfactory results they received from prior tummy tuck procedures or, in some cases, from laser liposuction, which was incorrectly recommended to improve  loose abdominal skin. For […]

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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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