View Dr. Patronella’s credentials
In a city that’s world-renowned for its famed medical center and abundance of gifted surgeons, Dr. Patronella’s rock-solid reputation for delivering impressive aesthetic results and premier care have made him the personal plastic surgeon of choice for thousands of physicians, nurses, and people throughout the globe.
Dr. Patronella’s True Form Plastic Surgery™ approach is the culmination of his efforts to perfect traditional cosmetic surgery procedures while avoiding some of their most commonly seen pitfalls. With each procedure he performs, Dr. Patronella incorporates a combination of techniques he has refined and unified through more than 20 years of experience in order to better capture and restore the features which characterize natural beauty and create a authentic-looking results.
Houston-area physicians and residents have repeatedly voted Dr. Patronella one of Houston’s top doctors for cosmetic surgery and breast surgery in annual magazine polls. Houston plastic surgeons elected him to be president of the Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons in 2012-2013. He has received H Magazine’s prestigious Top Doc award for 10 years in a row and Health and Fitness magazine’s Doctors’ Choice award multiple times. In addition, Dr. Patronella was named one of the nation’s leading plastic surgery providers in a Goldline Research study published in Forbes Magazine. As a board-certified plastic surgeon and founding partner of The Aesthetic Surgery for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) in Houston, Texas— one of the largest private medical partnerships specializing in cosmetic plastic surgery in Texas, Dr. Patronella has received numerous awards, board appointments, and speaking invitations to surgeons across the globe.
Dr. Patronella’s development and refinement of advanced techniques for body contouring, breast surgery, and facial rejuvenation have led to many speaking invitations to some of the most prestigious plastic surgery organizations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Patronella is nationally respected for his expertise in body contouring and breast enhancement procedures. In 2007, he was invited by Allergan Medical, a worldwide leader in medical product development, to become a charter member of the Board of Advisors for NOVO, The National Council of Leaders in Breast Aesthetics. And Ethicon, Inc. invited him to join the national board of advisors for Shaping Futures, a group which was charged with the mission to develop safety and procedural recommendations related to body contouring surgery for weight loss patients. Dr. Patronella received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School in Galveston, Texas. Following his internship and surgical residency at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, he completed his plastic surgery fellowship at St. Joseph Hospital in Houston, Texas. He is board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery, and holds the prestigious honor of being a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the International College of Surgeons.
Award-Winning Safety Innovator
As a founder of ACPS—The SurgiCentre, a private AAAASF-certified operating room licensed by the Texas Department of Health, Dr. Patronella developed and mandated strict safety guidelines for the SurgiCentre. In addition he implemented patient care guidelines that are a reflection of his commitment to providing patients with specialized service, excellence in surgical techniques, and comprehensive care. In recognition of his contributions and research related to patient safety, The Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons honored him with the “Best Plastic Surgery Presentation Award” of 2006 at its annual meeting for his work on preventing deep vein thrombosis in surgery patients. In addition, the distinguished Aesthetic Surgery Journal, a peer-reviewed international journal of the the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, recognized his article on thromboembolism as the “Best Aesthetic Surgery Journal Article of 2008.”
Dr. Patronella’s commitment to patient safety and satisfaction is reflected in “The ACPS Comprehensive Approach,” to providing patients with attentive care at each step of of their experience to ensure that it is positive and rewarding. Patients appreciate not only the attention to detail he devotes to achieving successful aesthetic outcomes, but also the compassionate service he and his staff provide from the initial consultation through postoperative recovery. It is this high level of care and satisfaction that inspires so many of his patients to refer their family and friends to his practice.