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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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Can I Get Natural-Looking Tummy Tuck Results With a True Form Tummy Tuck®?

Posted March 09, 2021

6 Minute Read:  According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, tummy tuck surgery is the fourth most popular surgery in the United States. Tummy tuck surgery is designed to tighten abdominal muscles and remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen.  However, not all tummy tucks are the same. Many traditional approaches to […]

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How Does Pregnancy Affect Your Abdomen?

Posted February 15, 2021

3 Minute Read:  While the emergence of a baby bump is the subject of many selfies and social media posts, the stubborn tummy pooch that often remains long after the baby’s debut gets a lot less love.  To regain the sexy, toned abdomen of their pre-pregnancy days, many women try an assortment of strategies, including […]

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What Are the Benefits of a Drainless Tummy Tuck?

Posted February 02, 2021

3 Minute Read:  One of the fears patients have with tummy tuck surgery is the need for drains.  This fear is understandable since drains are uncomfortable and often need to be in for days or even weeks. Traditional body contouring methods use drains to remove excess fluid that builds up between the layer of repaired […]

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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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