As a specialist in tummy tuck, body contouring, and corrective revision surgery for the breasts and body, Dr. Patronella is widely recognized as one of the nation’s top cosmetic plastic surgeons. Named “one of the leading plastic surgery providers in the United States” and “one of the 10 most dependable plastic surgeons of the Western United States” in two separate Goldline Research Studies which appeared in Forbes magazine, Dr. Patronella has a reputation for creating elegantly beautiful results with an unwavering focus on maximizing patient safety.
A founding partner of The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery in Houston, one of the largest and most respected private plastic surgery practices in Texas, Dr. Patronella is consistently voted in magazine surveys as one of the top cosmetic plastic surgeons to whom Houston-area physicians would send their family and friends. Every year since 2004, Dr. Patronella has received the prestigious H Texas “Top Doc” award, and he has earned Houstonia Magazine’s Top Doctor award and Health and Fitness Magazine’s Doctors’ Choice Award for numerous consecutive years. Dr. Patronella’s colleagues elected him to serve as president of the Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons from 2012-2013, and currently he is an assistant clinical professor of plastic surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston (UTMB).
Dr. Patronella is internationally acclaimed for the True Form Tummy Tuck® method he developed over 10 years to perfect tummy tuck surgery results. This method consists of 10 key elements that Dr.Patronella incorporates into a tummy tuck procedure using advanced techniques to create a sexy, beautifully-sculpted feminine abdomen and navel.
In 2015, Dr. Patronella’s True Form Tummy Tuck® approach was selected as the acclaimed “Featured Operative Technique” for the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, the official publication of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and one of the most respected publications in aesthetic plastic surgery. The article, “Redefining Abdominoplasty: 10 Key Elements for Restoring Form in Abdominoplasty” and its accompanying video describe the goals of Dr. Patronella’s method, including:
- subtle contour variations
- consistent skin tone throughout all regions of the abdomen and adjacent areas
- a deeply contoured navel
- sensual beauty and elegance
Dr. Patronella has received numerous invitations to present his tummy tuck and navel contouring methods at plastic surgery conferences around the world, including the 2015 American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery conference in Montreal and at the 2015 Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons’ meeting. Because of his expertise in these areas, he was asked to be the moderator for a panel of plastic surgeons discussing the topic of tummy tuck surgery at the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons 2015 meeting. In addition, as an assistant clinical professor of plastic surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston (UTMB), Dr. Patronella has been invited to present his advanced tummy tuck techniques to medical residents training to be plastic surgeons and faculty throughout Texas on numerous occasions.
Dr. Patronella’s Contributions to Plastic Surgery Safety
While surgical precision and artistic expertise are defining hallmarks of his reputation, Dr. Patronella also has made significant contributions to advance the safety of plastic surgery procedures. He received the acclaimed “Best Published Aesthetic Surgery Article of 2008″ award from the Aesthetic Surgery Journal for his landmark article analyzing risk factors for deep vein thrombosis (blood clots) in tummy tuck and body contouring procedures.
In addition, Dr. Patronella introduced an innovative technique which greatly improved the safety and success of a popular yet historically challenging breast surgery procedure: combined breast augmentation and breast lift surgery (mastopexy). He was invited share his expertise with other plastic surgeons in the publication Seminars in Plastic Surgery, where he describes his method in the chapter “The Delay Fill Technique: A Safer Approach to Combination Augmentation Mastopexy.”
Dr. Patronella is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He and his warm, highly skilled staff look forward to working with you to help you achieve the new look you desire through procedures such as tummy tuck, liposuction, body lift, breast augmentation, and breast lift surgery. In addition, Dr. Patronella offers a wide range of surgical and nonsurgical procedures to restore a more youthful, refreshed facial appearance, including facelift/necklift, eyelid surgery, cosmetic injectables, and laser skin resurfacing.
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