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Category: Tummy Tuck

Creating a Natural-Looking Belly Button During Tummy Tuck Surgery

Posted May 23, 2024

Restoration of the belly button is a surprisingly complex aspect of tummy tuck surgery. It’s one of the top concerns women tell me they have about the procedure. Many have seen the results of friends who wound up with artificial-looking navels after undergoing a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Since one of the most common goals patients […]

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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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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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Why Dr. Patronella is Considered One of the Best Tummy Tuck Surgeons

Posted October 18, 2023

By Dr. Christopher Patronella I’m frequently asked what makes the True Form Tummy Tuck® that I do different or unique. Over 20 years ago, I began using a type of suture called a progressive tension suture technique during tummy tuck surgery. The reason for using this type of suture was to reduce the chance that […]

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