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Category: Liposuction

Can Lipo 360 Be Combined with a Tummy Tuck?

Posted May 08, 2024

 By Dr. Chris Patronella I was recently asked if Lipo 360 can be performed at the same time as a tummy tuck. And my answer is “absolutely yes.” Often I will do Lipo 360 of the torso, the waist, hips, and thighs. I particularly like to perform a tummy tuck with liposuction in the […]

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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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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 to Get Rid of a FUPA

Posted May 02, 2023

By Sherri Roberts  You might be surprised to know a fatty upper pubic area, sometimes called a FUPA, is one of the top reasons women seek out tummy tuck revision surgery with Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Chris Patronella. After undergoing their initial tummy tucks, they’re distressed to see a stark contrast between their taut abdomens […]

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