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Christopher K. Patronella - MD, FACS, FICS

What Is 360° Lipo?

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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Tummy Tuck and Liposuction: Are They Weight-Loss Procedures?

Posted March 17, 2021

5 Minute Read:  Tummy tuck surgery and liposuction are commonly perceived as weight-loss procedures. Unfortunately for people seeking weight loss, this is not true.  If you are not at or relatively near your desired weight, you will not achieve your desired results. While patients are often disappointed when they learn that these procedures will not […]

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Tummy Tuck Scar Treatment: Dr. Patronella’s Approach to Diminishing Plastic Surgery Scars

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 tummy tuck 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 nonsurgical skin […]

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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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Will Liposuction Help Me Lose Weight?

Posted August 17, 2017

Many people confuse liposuction with weight loss procedures like lap band or bariatric surgery. While minor weight loss is a welcome byproduct of liposuction, this procedure is not meant to help patients lose weight. Its main purpose is to improve your body shape by targeting stubborn areas and sculpting them to highlight your figure more […]

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