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Christopher K. Patronella, Md, Facs, Fics

Tummy Tuck Revision in
Houston, TX

Correct Your Abdominoplasty Results in Houston

Tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) can improve the abdomen of men and women by removing excess skin and fat and tightening muscles in the abdominal wall. However, a poorly executed abdominoplasty procedure can lead to a more unsatisfying and discouraging appearance than before. Thankfully, Dr. Patronella is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of expertise performing revision tummy tuck surgery.

Tummy tuck revision is designed to provide more satisfying and natural-looking results than your initial abdominoplasty.

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What Are Reasons to Consider Revision Abdominoplasty?

Unfavorable Scarring

Dissatisfaction and disappointment can set in once you discover that a tummy tuck scar is not healing as it should. The scar can appear too high or too large if a surgeon used improper techniques during your initial procedure. Through the tummy tuck revision procedure, Dr. Patronella can improve the appearance of the scar and hide the incision below the bikini line.

Unnatural Abdominal Contours

The appearance of your abdominal contours and navel may appear unnatural and unshapely after an unsuccessful tummy tuck. With Dr. Patronella’s signature revision technique, patients can enjoy more natural abdominal contours for their upper and lower abdomen. Tummy tuck revision can also repair and tighten underlying abdominal muscles and reverse the appearance of a bulge or umbilical hernia.

Pregnancy or Weight Gain After Abdominoplasty

Pregnancy and weight fluctuations following a tummy tuck can undo the corrections of the surgery. Excess skin and fat can develop again, and the abdominal muscles may expand and become stretched. With tummy tuck revision surgery, excess skin and fat can be removed and muscles can be tightened to restore firmness to your midsection.

What Are Reasons to Consider Revision Abdominoplasty?

What Should I Expect During My Consultation?

During your consultation, Dr. Patronella will assess your unique anatomy and each of your concerns to develop a personalized plan for your aesthetic needs. Dr. Patronella will answer all your questions and thoroughly explain both traditional methods and his True Form Tummy Tuck® approach.

How Is the True Form Tummy Tuck® Used for Revision?

Dr. Patronella created True Form Tummy Tuck® surgery to reinforce the traditional abdominoplasty technique’s strengths and remedy its weaknesses. This resulted in an innovative method for abdominoplasty that provides refined, natural curves and a sculpted abdomen. With this improved technique, Dr. Patronella can correct your previous results for a more satisfying outcome.

Benefits of True Form Tummy Tuck® Techniques for Revision Surgery:

Is Liposuction Used With Tummy Tuck Revision?

The tummy tuck revision procedure can include liposuction techniques to eliminate fat deposits that won’t go away with exercise or diet. Dr. Patronella commonly performs liposuction with his True Form Tummy Tuck® and understands how to combine these procedures for ideal results.

Liposuction can provide more complete body contouring by reducing fat deposits in other areas of the body as well. These areas include the hips, waist, buttocks, thighs, and back.

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Why Choose Dr. Patronella for Tummy Tuck Revision in Houston?

Dr. Patronella is a highly decorated surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and the American Board of Surgery (ABS). He has also received several honors and achievements, including being named “Male Plastic Surgeon of the Year” and one of the Ultimate 100 Global Aesthetic Leaders.

Dr. Patronella’s passion for providing first-class tummy tuck surgery can also be seen in his patient testimonials. His former patients often praise his friendly and approachable bedside manner. Dr. Patronalla and his care team will answer your abdominoplasty questions with clarity, detail, and enthusiasm.

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How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Revision Surgery Cost in Houston?

The cost of tummy tuck revision varies from patient to patient. During your consultation, Dr. Patronella will determine a cost estimate for your tummy tuck revision. This estimate will give you a specific price that accounts for all fees and the techniques needed to meet your goals.

Visit our plastic surgery price list for more information on what our fees include, price reductions (for combined cosmetic procedures), and convenient financing options.

What Is the Recovery Like for Tummy Tuck Revision?

Before you head home from your operation, Dr. Patronella will provide you with detailed instructions regarding wound healing, bandages, and medications.

After a tummy tuck revision procedure, the healing process will be similar to recovery from a primary tummy tuck surgery. Read our comprehensive guide on tummy tuck recovery to learn more details about what to expect during and how to prepare for your post-op recovery experience.

Frequently Asked Questions About Tummy Tuck Revision

Can I combine other plastic surgery procedures with my tummy tuck revision?

Women often combine breast augmentation surgery with their abdominoplasty revision in what is known as Mommy Makeover surgery. Other body contouring procedures may be combined as well.

Dr. Patronella develops surgical plans with extreme caution and will advise you to receive procedures separately when necessary.

When will I see results for tummy tuck revision?

It may take up to 6 months to see the fully healed results of your tummy tuck revision. Patients should be aware that the exact recovery time is unique to each patient.

How long will the results from my tummy tuck revision last?

You can maintain the results of your tummy tuck revision for many years with healthy habits. However, pregnancies or weight fluctuations can reverse the results.

How will my scars develop after tummy tuck revision?

The incisions for tummy tuck revision typically leave similar scars to your first tummy tuck surgery. To diminish this plastic surgery scar, Dr. Patronella has developed a tummy tuck scar therapy program designed to lighten scars and promote the most favorable healing environment for your skin.

Will a revision tummy tuck remove a C-section scar?

A revision tummy tuck can remove the appearance of a Cesarean section scar. This is done by removing areas of the skin in the lower abdomen. A tummy tuck revision will replace the C-section scar with a less-noticeable scar.

Can I see tummy tuck revision before and after photos?

A collection of patient photographs is available in our tummy tuck revision photo gallery.

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Dr. Patronella’s warm and friendly patient care team will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have and schedule your appointment with Dr. Patronella in Houston, TX.

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