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What Is True Form Body Contouring®?

Posted December 20, 2017 in True Form Body Contouring®

True Form Tummy Tuck Patient by Dr. PatronellaHave you ever tried on a one-size-fits-all clothing item only to find that it doesn’t fit you quite like you expected? Or it doesn’t fit you at all? This common experience demonstrates how unique every individual body is. With so many different body types, it’s shocking just how many plastic surgeons will quickly “prescribe” tummy tuck surgery or liposuction without considering individual circumstances and overall body shape. Dr. Patronella uses True Form Body Contouring® to give patients the customized, individual treatment they need to achieve their own best body shape.

True Form Body Contouring®

Dr. Patronella has said, “The sculpting and reshaping of the body requires the intuitive ability to envision a physical ideal for a person’s unique body and the keen artistic sense and technical expertise necessary to translate this vision to the body through the tools and techniques of plastic surgery.” In essence, this is precisely what True Form Body Contouring® is. Dr. Patronella approaches every patient as an individual case and envisions precisely what would be that person’s physical ideal. Then, using his artistic eye, expertise, and technical skills as a plastic surgeon, Dr. Patronella uses surgery to translate this vision into a reality.

Commonly Included Procedures

True Form Body Contouring® is a refined approach that can include a variety of procedures to achieve the best possible results. Some of the most commonly included procedures are the True Form Tummy Tuck®, liposuction, body lift surgery, Brazilian Butt Lift surgery, male breast reduction, pectoral shaping, and ab sculpting. Additionally, exercise and conditioning programs may be recommended for several weeks before surgery to speed the recovery and enhance the surgical results.

A Gender-Specific Approach

Natural differences between male and female bodies are critical in Dr. Patronella’s True Form Body Contouring® approach. For women, he helps to create a uniquely feminine, alluring figure that includes a toned and smooth abdomen, a narrow waist, a soft and curvy transition to the hips, smooth thighs, a gradual slope from the hip to the knee, and buttock projection without excessive width. For men, Dr. Patronella produces a more masculine, athletic look with straighter contours, a well-defined chest, a flat and toned abdomen, and a firm waistline.

Body Contouring and Reshaping

Contouring and reshaping the body is best achieved by establishing ideal balance and proportions between the upper and lower body. Surgeons who fail to appreciate the overall aesthetic balance of the body may recommend a tummy tuck without recognizing that the patient may also need a lower body lift or breast surgery. Some surgeons may perform tummy tuck surgery to flatten the abdomen, but because they neglect to trim down wide hips or flanks, the results look unnatural. Dr. Patronella focuses on creating beautiful harmony for the whole figure by sculpting the different regions of the body together. Producing the most aesthetically pleasing balance through the innovative True Form Body Contouring® approach creates a more attractive and healthy-looking body with optimal shape and definition for the unique individual.

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