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Category: Mommy Makeover

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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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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Video: Dr. Patronella Shows You the Details of His No-Drain True Form Tummy Tuck

Posted March 26, 2024

 By Plastic Surgeon Dr. Chris Patronella The evolution of the drainless True Form Tummy Tuck® began about 25 years ago. Generally speaking, I was dissatisfied with the way I had learned to perform a tummy tuck and the results that were standard at the time. Often, the patient looked very artificial—the abdomen was flat […]

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What is Diastasis? How to Get Rid of a Tummy Pooch After Pregnancy

Posted December 18, 2023

By Houston Plastic Surgeon Dr. Chris Patronella Diastasis is a separation of the midline abdominal fascia. Fascia is that gristle tissue—a very strong, inelastic tissue—which covers muscles throughout our body. Between your vertical rectus muscles, there is a thick layer of fascia. When a woman becomes pregnant, that layer of fascia must stretch to accommodate […]

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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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