True Form Tummy Tuck®
Dr. Chris Patronella has spent years studying and perfecting his True Form Tummy Tuck® technique. Throughout the years, he had consulted with many patients who were unhappy with the results of previous tummy tucks because they felt their tummies had an unnatural appearance or simply did not look as they had with their pre-baby bodies. Dr. Patronella felt that, while the tummy was flat and smooth, it lacked natural character and subtle definition. His solution was to create the True Form Tummy Tuck®.
Winner 2018 Male Plastic Surgeon of the South
Dr. Chris Patronella
Dr. Chris Patronella is a renowned and accomplished plastic surgeon whose extensive body contouring expertise and numerous contributions to advance plastic surgery results and safety have led him to receive numerous awards and honors. His commitment to excellence is reflected in the innovative
True Form Tummy Tuck®
– procedure he developed through a years-long quest to perfect
Tummy Tuck Surgery
– an objective that was compelled by his dissatisfaction with the results yielded by standard tummy tuck outcomes.
Patient Transformation: Mommy Makeover
I began modeling as a teenager, and had a successful career based in New York City, until my late twenties. As I approached my thirties, I decided to move on to the next chapter of my life: motherhood…
In spite of this wonderful new purpose in my life, I was still going through a grieving process of my “old” self. My body had changed, which I tried to accept as a “badge of honor”, but deep down really struggled with.
I began modeling as a teenager, and had a successful career based in New York City, until my late twenties. I was so fortunate to be able to travel the world, working for some of fashion’s biggest names—shooting for many magazines, catalogues, and ad campaigns.
As I approached my thirties, I decided to move on to the next chapter of my life: motherhood. In December of 2015, my husband and I received the incredible news that we were pregnant with twins!
I had an uneventful, healthy pregnancy and carried my boys until 38 weeks and in August of 2016 I gave birth to two beautiful, perfect, healthy boys (over 6lbs. each!) via scheduled c-section.
The first year went by in a flash. I dove head first into my new role as a mommy, but also struggled with the transition from my previous life. In spite of this wonderful new purpose in my life, I was still going through a grieving process of my “old” self. My body had changed, which I tried to accept as a “badge of honor”, but deep down really struggled with. I had been exercising and eating well for the better part of that first year, but my once-flat tummy was just not responding the way the rest of my body was. I had a pooch that wouldn’t budge. I felt self-conscious enough that I began shopping for the obligatory “mom swimsuit” to keep myself as covered as possible while taking my babes to the pool. While at the pool, I found myself so self-conscious that I found it difficult to be present and enjoy the time swimming with my boys.
That’s when I decided to call Dr. P to help restore my body to its original glory! My pooch was caused by muscle separation that wasn’t ever going to get better, no matter how much I exercised, so I scheduled a tummy tuck with Dr. P in October of 2017.
I have been soooo thrilled with the result we achieved. I think my tummy actually looks better now than it did before, if that’s even possible after twins!!! Last month, my family traveled to Florida for vacation. I found myself on South Beach, absolutely comfortable in my own skin, present and happy with my now two-year old boys, while wearing an itty bitty string bikini!
Dr. P had done it!!! I had wanted my body “restored”, and there I was back in model form!
Aside from the obvious aesthetic improvement, the absolute improvement in my self-confidence has been life-changing.
I had initially struggled with making the decision because I was afraid it was selfish. What I have found is that it has made me a better mom, because I am comfortable in my own skin again. I am not missing precious moments with my children because my mind is too focused on “sucking in” my tummy. Today, I can play joyfully with them on the beach, wearing whatever swimsuit I want and not give any thought to my tummy.
My former self and my current self have been reconciled!!!
Restoration of the body following pregnancy and weight loss has been a particularly strong focus of Dr. Patronella’s work and research. His skillful proficiency in transforming the body through tummy tuck, liposuction, body lift surgery, breast enhancement, and other popular procedures has been honed through more than 20 years of experience. Dr. Patronella’s surgical talent combined with his warm and down-to-earth manner draws thousands of people from all parts of the globe to his practice in Houston, Texas.
True Form Tummy Tuck®
The True Form Tummy Tuck® is Dr. Patronella’s innovative signature approach to creating exceptional tummy tuck results using a combination of techniques he has refined with the objective to perfect tummy tuck surgery. Learn the story behind the True Form Tummy Tuck® and the key elements that distinguish it.
By combining his True Form Tummy Tuck® procedure with other surgical procedures such as breast augmentation and liposuction in one operation, Dr. Patronella restores the youthful feminine beauty and firmness of a woman’s body to reverse the physical effects that pregnancy has left behind.
To complement his True Form Tummy Tuck® procedure, Dr. Patronella often incorporates liposuction to accentuate the waist and provide contour improvement to the hips, thighs, buttocks and other areas that can be difficult to reshape through diet and exercise.
Tummy Tuck for Men
For many males, maintaining an attractive abdomen is easier said than done. Even after following strict diet and exercise regimens, men are often left with results that are less than satisfactory. To noticeably improve their midsection and achieve a flatter stomach, tummy tuck surgery is typically desired.