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Category: Body Lift

What is a Mommy Makeover?

Posted May 06, 2024

By Dr. Chris Patronella Perhaps the most common surgical procedure I do in my practice today is so-called mommy makeover surgery, which is generally comprised of addressing the tummy and the breasts in a woman who’s had children. And that can mean anything from breast augmentation alone after losing volume from breast-feeding to breast augmentation […]

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The Drainless Tummy Tuck: Dr. Patronella Uses This Technique to Eliminate Drains During Recovery

Posted January 18, 2024

 By Houston Plastic Surgeon Dr. Chris Patronella Named One of “America’s Best Plastic Surgeons” in Newsweek For more than 20 years, I’ve been incorporating a technique called progressive tensions sutures, which has effectively eliminated the need for my patients to wear drains following plastic surgery body contouring procedures. Traditionally, plastic surgeons have used drains […]

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What Is 360° Liposuction?

Posted April 19, 2021

By Sherri Roberts One of the defining characteristics of Dr. Patronella’s True Form Plastic Surgery® approach is his meticulous 360° degree body contouring. With weight gain and loss, aging and pregnancies, an inevitable change in skin tone occurs that affects not only the abdomen, but also the hips, waist, buttocks and thighs. Dr. Patronella notes, […]

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The Tummy Tuck Scar and Dr. Patronella’s TRUE FORM ABDOMINOPLASTY® Scar Treatment

Posted September 01, 2020

By Sherri Roberts sherri@acps.com Top Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Chris Patronella implements a multitiered strategy to achieving the best scar appearance possible from his TRUE FORM ABDOMINOPLASTY® surgery and other cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. It starts in the operating room with the incision and wound healing techniques he uses followed by postoperative products and possibly […]

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Tummy Tuck Surgery in Overweight and Large Weight Loss Patients

Posted August 02, 2020

The best results with the True Form Tummy Tuck® (abdominoplasty surgery) are achieved with individuals who are at a good weight for their height. However, Dr. Patronella occasionally performs the procedure for patients who, though not at their ideal weight, have decided the benefits of having the procedure surpass any potential downsides. One of the […]

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