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Christopher K. Patronella, Md, Facs, Fics

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Christopher K. Patronella - MD, FACS, FICS

SmartLipo or Tummy Tuck Surgery? A Tummy Tuck Patient Case Study

Posted August 27, 2012

 By Dr. Chris Patronella When skillfully performed on an appropriate candidate,  SmartLipo, like many other liposuction methods, is good technology that can be very useful in body contouring procedures. However, liposuction predictably has yielded less-than-ideal results for the patients I’ve seen who had mild to moderate skin looseness for a simple reason: when you remove fat […]

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A More Comfortable Tummy Tuck Recovery

Posted July 30, 2012

By Sherri Roberts Lopez The recovery from tummy tuck surgery just became more comfortable thanks to Exparel—a new long-acting local anesthetic that Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Chris Patronella is pleased to provide to his tummy tuck patients. When injected into the abdominal muscle wall—the area that is the most common source of discomfort following […]

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The Tummy Tuck Incision: A Common Misconception & Why it Matters

Posted July 20, 2012

By Plastic Surgeon Chris Patronella, MD, FACS One of the most common misconceptions I encounter concerning the tummy tuck and other cosmetic plastic surgery procedures is that major changes can be made through small incisions. Minor improvements can be achieved through small incisions but not major. In my practice, more than 90 percent of my […]

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The Amazing Mommy Makeover

Posted June 19, 2012

It can be challenging for busy moms to find time to pursue their personal interests and dreams. But a growing number are doing just that, choosing to restore firmness and shapeliness to the areas of the body that typically are the hardest hit by pregnancy—the abdomen and breasts—through mommy makeover surgery. According to—the online […]

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