Dr. Chris Patronella of the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery in Houston, has developed the True Form Tummy Tuck, which duplicates more of an appearance of a youthful, attractive abdomen. The traditional tummy tuck often results in a board-like appearance.
He recently spoke at the 2013 meeting of the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons to discuss the procedure. Dr. Patronella's True Form Tummy Tuck method includes 10 key elements that recreate natural features while also preventing the most common aesthetic pitfalls of tummy tuck surgery. His aesthetic goals include the creation of an inconspicuous low-scar position and ensuring that a smooth, uniform skin tone is maintained among all areas of the abdomen.