True Form Tummy Tuck®

Dr. Patronella is internationally acclaimed as one of the premier tummy tuck, body contouring, and corrective breast surgery specialists in the world and a leader in implementing strategies to optimize patient safety. Named one of the nation’s leading plastic surgery providers and the 10 most dependable plastic surgeons in the Western United states in two separate Goldline Research Studies published in Forbes magazine, Dr. Patronella’s acclaimed results reflects his intuitive gift at envisioning an ideal aesthetic look for a person and his skill to translate this to the body through a blend of artistic intuition and surgical precision to give patients dramatically attractive results that appear nearly identical to the natural aesthetic ideal.
Dr. Patronella is world-renowned in his profession for the True Form Tummy Tuck® method he developed to perfect the outcome of tummy tuck surgery, an achievement driven by his quest to improve the artificial-looking flat-as-board results that standard techniques historically produced. In 2015, his True Form Tummy Tuck® was a prestigious “Featured Operative Technique” for the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, one of the most respected publications in aesthetic plastic surgery and the official publication of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). The article, “Redefining Abdominoplasty: 10 Key Elements for Restoring Form in Abdominoplasty” spotlighted the defining features of Dr. Patronella’s method, including:
• subtle contouring to recreate the anatomical nuances present in an attractive, youthfully fit abdomen
• a consistent skin tone throughout all regions of the abdomen and adjacent areas
• a firm, deeply-contoured, oval-shaped navel
• a sensually beautiful, elegant abdominal appearance
Dr. Patronella’s body contouring expertise lies partially in his 3-dimensional approach to tummy tuck and body contouring procedures, in which he views the body as a whole to determine the best treatment strategy. While an area such as the abdomen might be a patient’s primary focus, Dr. Patronella may also recommend liposuction contouring and/or skin tightening and lifting of adjacent areas such as the waist, hips and thighs to ensure smooth transitions and tone improvement (diminishing or eliminating sagging skin) for the most natural-looking overall rejuvenated appearance. Ultimately he strives to create more ideal proportions and balance between the upper and lower body to achieve patients’ most commonly expressed goals: to look and feel better in their clothes, to feel comfortable in a swimsuit, and to enjoy intimacy more fully with less inhibition.
Dr. Patronella has been invited to present his innovative tummy tuck and body contouring methods at numerous plastic surgery conferences around the globe, including the 2015 ASAPS meeting in Montreal and the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons (TSPS) meetings in 2013, 2014, and 2015. Because of his tummy tuck expertise, he was selected to be the moderator of a panel of plastic surgeons discussing the subject of tummy tuck surgery at the 2015 TSPS meeting. In addition, as a clinical professor of surgery in the Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston (UTMB), Dr. Patronella has had the honor of sharing his expertise with surgical faculty and future generations of plastic surgeons at medical schools throughout Texas.
As a respected leader in his specialty, Dr. Patronella was elected by his colleagues to be president of the Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons from 2012-2013. His peers and Houston-area residents have consistently voted him one of Houston’s top plastic surgeons in numerous magazine polls. Among numerous other awards, he has been named an H Texas Magazine “Top Doc” award winner every year since 2004 as well as a Houstonia Magazine Top Doctor and a “Reader’s Choice” for the “best plastic surgeon” category in Katy Living Magazine.
Dr. Patronella’s contributions to further plastic surgery safety have further solidified his reputation for excellence. He received the “Best Published Aesthetic Surgery Article of 2008″ award from the Aesthetic Surgery Journal for his landmark article analyzing risk factors for deep vein thrombosis (blood clots) in tummy tuck and body contouring procedures. The insights and recommendations in this article continue to influence the safety protocols implemented in plastic surgery practice across the globe.
Dr. Patronella is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and he is an active member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He and his compassionate, dedicated staff look forward to meeting you and formulating a plan to help you to look and feel your best. Contact us at 713.799.9999 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Patronella.