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A Nurse’s Review: “The Best Decision of My Life” 

Posted December 29, 2014 in Body Lift, Tummy Tuck

By Sherri Roberts

Despite losing 25 pounds, Theresa, a nurse, was disappointed that her body did not reflect the shape she worked hard to sculpt through exercise and healthy eating habits. After having a tummy tuck and body lift with Dr. Patronella, Theresa reports, “This surgery has made me feel like a sexy young woman again.” In the interview below, Theresa reflects on her cosmetic plastic surgery experience with Dr. Patronella and his staff.
What motivated you to have cosmetic plastic surgery?
I have had thyroid issues for over 25 years and have struggled to lose weight. I lost 25 pounds 3 years ago, but I still could not flatten my stomach. I have always eaten healthy and exercised, but I just could not sculpt my body in a way that I could feel good about myself. I had thought about getting a tummy tuck for about 3 years before making the decision to schedule the consultation with Dr. Patronella.
Why did you choose Dr. Patronella to perform your procedures?
I know two women who went to Dr. Patronella; they both loved him, and they look amazing. I am a pediatric transplant nurse, so I know how to check board certification. What impressed me the most is Dr. Patronella’s website–I have never seen a website so thorough. I looked through and read everything.
What also impressed me: After my consultation, Dr. Patronella encouraged me to seek a second opinion (which I did not do because I did not feel the need). I left his office with a packet—30 to 40 pages of detailed information regarding every procedure I was considering. 
From beginning to end, Dr. Patronella’s office staff and establishment is so impressive, and his team is so caring. Following my procedures, a nurse came to my home and checked on me two days in a row. Anytime I had questions, Carrie, one of the nurses, was so helpful and made me feel at ease. I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Patronella and his entire staff, from Eva (Dr. Patronella’s patient coordinator), Carrie, to the receptionist…everyone. 
What benefits have you experienced?
I feel like my old self when I was in college. I have more confidence; I have always had a very upbeat personality, and this surgery has made me feel like a sexy young woman again. I have told Dr. Patronella many times, having my tummy tuck and body lift was the best decision of my life.
I have been able to wear clothes that were sitting in my closet; I have dropped 3 dress sizes, and, overall I just feel amazing.  I can’t believe how I look–what Dr. Patronella managed to create. 
How do you maintain results?
I maintain my results by eating right and exercising 3 to 4 days a week.  I allow myself one day per week to eat what I want, to a point, I don’t go crazy, but I allow myself something sweet or a burger.
What are your favorite hobbies and ways to relax?
Going to Zumba and playing tennis are my two favorite pastimes. If I could, I would play tennis every day. [I also enjoy] meeting friends after work for coffee or a drink to chill and unwind. 
As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Christopher Patronella has a passion for delivering the aesthetic improvements that help women and men look and feel their best at every stage of life. If you are interested in exploring cosmetic plastic surgery and nonsurgery options to enhance your look, please contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Patronella.

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