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

Posted October 18, 2023 in Ab Sculpting, Mini Tummy Tuck, Mommy Makeover, True Form Body Contouring®, True Form Tummy Tuck®, Tummy Tuck

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 a person would accumulate fluid under the skin following the surgical procedure. That fluid is called a seroma. Most surgeons use drains to remove that fluid and prevent seroma from occurring.

Over the years, I began modifying how I put the sutures in for the purpose of better defining the natural anatomy of the abdomen. This was because I had been struck by how artificial tummy tucks could look, i.e., straight and flat-as-a-board without any anatomical definition. So I begin modifying the progressive suture technique in order to accentuate the natural anatomical lines of the abdomen. There are a couple of other things I do as well to improve those anatomical contours.

The technique I perform today is quite different than the one I did 22 years ago in that I can improve the anatomical aspect of results—the naturalness and authenticity of their appearance—so that when you’re wearing a two-piece swimsuit, the abdomen looks very real rather than surgical or operated-upon. I take pride in trying to achieve that for every patient.

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