Christopher K. Patronella, MD, FACS

Houston Plastic Surgeon
12727 Kimberley Lane, Ste. 300
Houston, Texas 77024 US
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"He is able to look at your body and see where the curves should be, able to see how the curves have changed due to weight gain/loss, child birth, or maybe you just never had it to begin with.... Or the dreadful..." "I cannot emphasize just how happy I am with my breast augmentation and I'm only 6 weeks out." "I can attest to having wonderful results with several procedures with Dr. Patronella.One procedure I love to talk about is my tummy tuck."

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5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Best decision you will make! - Houston, TX

This was the best decision that I could have made for myself. I always knew I would get a tummy tuck done. What I didn't know was, where and with who. Dr. Patronella & his amazing staff, made me feel like family. The results are beyond what I expected. Dr. Patronella is a miracle worker. I love my abdomen. Thank you Dr. P.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

Amazing Doctor! - Houston, TX

Amazing, personable, funny and calming demeanor.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Small B Cup to Full C Cup - Houston, TX

Dr P is professional, funny, and been in practice for a long time (again my first procedure with him was 16 years ago). Dr P was an established dr 16 years ago too. I've recommended him to many ppl, 3 of which have had amazing boobs because of him.

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

37 Years Old Looking for the Overhaul. TT, LBL, BA, BBL, lipo. Houston, TX

I felt like Dr. Patronella really had a "whole torso" vision for what would be the best results. I know my personality and I would definitely be the kind that would be "disappointed" with a flat butt once my stomach was flat, for instance, so I really appreciated his approach. I love his work and I think his technique gives really natural, really feminine results, which is exactly what I'm going for.

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

29 Y/o 3 Kids Via Csection Tummy Tuck, Body Lift, Breast Lift and Augmentation - Houston, TX

I have has a phenomenal experience so far. The staff is attentive, Dr.Patronella knowledgeable with very good bedside manner. Eva the patient coordinator is accessible friendly and very helpful

33 Year Old Mom of 3 Bringing Sexy Back with Breast Augmentation and Tummy Tuck - Houston, TX

So, after giving birth to 3 kids I am in much need of a mommy makeover. I gained 50+ pounds during all three of my pregnancies and breastfed the last two. The end results are flat boobs, a diastasis recti, an umbilical hernia and a tummy that always looks three months pregnant! I went on three consults about two years ago and all suggested a tummy tuck with lipo (didn't consider a BA because...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

44 Yo, with Bilateral Incapsulated Gel Implants. Implant Revision Done. 5'8", 180#, Athletic Build. - Houston, TX

Dr Patronella is a talented surgeon with an eye for the female body. He is able to look at your body and see where the curves should be, able to see how the curves have changed due to weight gain/loss, child birth, or maybe you just never had it to begin with.... Or the dreadful thing called effects of aging. He make eye contact with you. Talks WITH you, not AT you. Answers concerns truthfully, not just what you want to hear. His asst Ava is a doll. She is sweet and very helpful, also a wealth of information. He supplies you with your garment for aftercare. And even has a nurse come to your home or hotel for your first dressing change and education for you and or your caretaker. Real upscale concierge service! Highly recommended

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

39, 5 Kids, Getting BA with 375/400cc Silicone, TT with Muscle and Hernia Repair and Hip/butt Lift - Houston, TX

Loving everything about Dr. Patronella and his office staff! I would highly recommend him to anyone!

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

29 Yr Old Mom of 4 Getting a Mommy Makeover. Houston, TX

Dr. Patronella has been a great doctor and really has made this a much easier than expected process. Im very pleased with my results!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

"I Look Great in my Jeans!" - Houston, TX

When you enter Dr. Patronella's office, you know right away this feels right and you will see for yourself his professionalism, expert knowlege and proven skill creates a package of success all wrapped up with a warm, friendly smile! I can attest to having wonderful results with several procedures with Dr. Patronella.One procedure I love to talk about is my tummy tuck. After 8 years I can still show off my flat, tight tummy and even if I say so myself, I look great in my jeans!

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Personal Statement

Dr. Patronella incorporates meticulous artistic details to create elegant, naturally beautiful-looking results. He combines his instinctive eye for beauty with advanced surgical techniques to transform patients' look and confidence, helping them to enjoy life to the fullest.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Memberships

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Consultation Fee

$100 consultation fee applied toward surgery

Awards & Recognition

Awards:
Forbes Magazine, Goldline Research Study: "Leading Providers – Plastic Surgeons of the United States," 2009
Forbes Magazine, Goldline Research Study: “The Ten Most Dependable Plastic Surgeons of the Western United States,” 2008
Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery award , H Texas Magazine, 2004 - present
Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery award, Houstonia Magazine, 2013 - present
Best Plastic Surgeon Reader’s Choice Winner, 2013
Living Magazine, Katy, Texas

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Patronella has hospital affiliations at St. Joseph Hospital, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital.

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, Biology, Texas A & M University
    Medical: MD, University of Texas Medical School, Galveston, 1982
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: The Ochsner Clinic and Medical Foundation, 1983
    Residency: General Surgery, Ochsner Medical Foundation, New Orleans, 1988
    Fellowships:
    Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, St. Joseph Hospital, Houston, TX, 1990
    The Cronin, Brauer, Biggs Clinic, 1990

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How To Achieve a Beautiful Belly Button Following Pregnancy

While the belly button is a seemingly simple little feature on the body, you might be surprised to learn it’s one of the most important aspects of a well-done tummy tuck, according to plastic surgeon and tummy tuck specialist Dr. Chris Patronella. So important, in fact, that Dr. Patronella performs an eight-step method to meticulously recreate the nuances of an attractive navel in the tummy tuck procedures he performs.“The belly button can be one of the most obvious signs of a tummy tuck...

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Best Exercises After Tummy Tuck and Liposuction?

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Best Scar Treatment After Full Tummy Tuck?

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Can I Tighten my Loose Abdominal Skin Without Surgery? (photo)

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Tummy Tuck vs. Body Lift

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Weight Loss After Body Lift

This is highly dependent upon how much weight is lost. A modest weight loss of 10 to 20 pounds can enhance tummy tuck results. A 50 pound weight loss,... READ MORE

Do You Need Two Surgeries for Breast Lift and Augmentation?

Combining breast augmentation and breast lifting can potentially make the procedure more difficult and result in less predictable results. In... READ MORE

Uneven Nipples After Breast Augmentation and Lift

Uneven nipples after a breast augmentation and lift can be caused by a variety of reasons. Some possibilities include an implant that has dropped too... READ MORE

Moderate Vs High Profile Breast Implants to Retain Cup Size?

The implant profile is most often chosen based upon specific individual anatomy from one patient to another. Generally speaking, the higher the... READ MORE

Breast Implants That Do Not Settle

From time to time, implants - when placed under the muscle - do not fall adequately into the lower portion of the breasts. The photo you submitted... READ MORE

What Can I Do to Fix the Rippling/Wrinkling on my Breasts?

The primary causes of rippling/wrinkling of the breasts following breast augmentation are: 1. The patient is very thin, with little fat to camouflage... READ MORE

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Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation: Quick and Effective Improvement With Minimal Downtime

Dr. Christopher K. Patronella reviews the most effective non surgical treatments to restore a more youthful facial appearance. WATCH VIDEO

Revision Breast Implant Surgery: The Doctor Explains How to Get the Best Results Possible

Dr. Christopher K. Patronella shares his experience working with breast revision patients. WATCH VIDEO

How to Prepare and Recover From Plastic Surgery

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Mommy Makeovers: These Are the Psychological Benefits, According to This Doctor

Dr. Christopher K. Patronella discusses the tremendous psychological benefits that his mommy makeover patients typically have post-op. WATCH VIDEO

How to Improve Sagging Breasts: Lift, Augmentation, or Both?

Dr. Christopher K. Patronella explains treatment options for women looking to improve their sagging breasts. WATCH VIDEO

Breast Augmentation: What the Doctor Needs to Know to Achieve Your Desired Result

Dr. Christopher K. Patronella explains his approach to breast surgery and and the aspects that make up the ideal breast. WATCH VIDEO

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*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.