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Category: Body Contouring

Liposuction or a Tummy Tuck: Which is Best For You?

Posted November 30, 2023

 By Plastic Surgeon Dr. Chris Patronella Very frequently, patients are looking for the easiest solution to whatever their concern is, and a perfect example of this is concerns the abdomen. Commonly, women who’ve had children will look at themselves and realize that it doesn’t look like it did before they had children. So oftentimes […]

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How Long Does It Take To Recover From a Tummy Tuck and Breast Surgery?

Posted November 01, 2023

By Dr. Chris Patronella Most patients require a good two weeks at home following a tummy tuck. They are not quite able to get up and around the first three or four days without some sort of assistance, so work is really out of the question. And I require two weeks before a person can […]

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What Is a Mini Tummy Tuck and, Are You a Candidate?

Posted October 12, 2023

By Dr. Chris Patronella A mini tummy tuck is often defined by an incision that matches or is very similar to a previous C-section scar. It’s really too short of an incision to remove any kind of skin looseness. But it can be used to repair an isolated, simple separation of the lower, abdominal muscles. […]

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The Tummy Tuck Consultation: 4 Important Questions to Ask

Posted August 31, 2023

 By Dr. Christopher Patronella When someone is seeking a tummy tuck, there are a number of questions that are really beneficial to ask your surgeon. This will give you more information about the procedure, how the surgeon performs it, and how it will affect you and the appearance of your abdomen. 1. Does the […]

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BMI Guidelines for Plastic Surgery

Posted August 25, 2023

By Dr. Christopher Patronella BMI (Body Mass Index), which gauges a person’s body fat based upon their height and weight, is an important factor in evaluating a person’s suitability for plastic surgery. If the BMI is high—and we consider anything over 30 to be high—then the risk factors for a surgical procedure and the potential […]

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