“My experience has taught me that when a person has a positive self-image, she/he is more engaged in the spectrum of daily activities related to work, parenting, and relationships. Because of the physical transformation they receive, my patients find more joy in putting on a swimsuit and going to the pool, they feel more confident about how they look in and out of clothes, and their relationships are often improved particularly their intimate relationships because they feel proud, whole and less inhibited.”
Christopher Patronella, MD
Attention to Detail
Careful attention to shaping ideal contours should be the primary consideration for the plastic surgeon. While weight loss is a welcome result from liposuction, the overriding objective is not how much fat is removed, but how the fat is removed.
Male Tummy Tuck
Progress in the area of weight reduction surgery over the past 20 years has created a growing area of cosmetic surgery. Abdominoplasty(tummy tuck) and lower body lifting is often required when weight loss results in excessive, loose skin that is resistant to exercise. By thorough removal of redundant skin along the waist line, this advanced technique can restore a natural and better proportioned lower body, while hiding the scar beneath waistband of a swimsuit or underwear. In addition, numerous other skin removal procedures have been developed to address loose skin for any area of the body that has been affected by dramatic weight loss.
Ab Sculpting for 6-Pack Abs
Ab Sculpting defines the abdominal muscles to give men a “six-pack” stomach or “washboard” abs. Dr. Patronella uses a procedure called liposculpture to create subtle ripples in the abdominal area by accentuating the underlying abdominal muscles.
Using a small hollow tube cannula tube that is inserted through one or more tiny incisions, he selectively removes fat so that muscular contours become more prominent.
The incisions are hidden in the natural creases of the body and leave very small scars. A typical male waist that is 36-40 inches around can be safely reduced to 28-32 inches with this procedure. However, an ab sculpting procedure is not a substitute for a weight loss program. The ideal candidates are those who are not extremely overweight but who have isolated pockets of fat in the waist and abdominal regions.
Ab sculpting can be performed in an hour or less under general anesthesia. Most men can return to work in three to five days and resume workouts in a week.