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Category: True Form Body Contouring®

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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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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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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