Q&A with Dr. Patterson

Conveniently Located to Serve Pensacola, FL.

Dr. Patterson of Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery

Achieving your body goals is easier said than done. Often, it involves a lot of physical activity and a strict diet. These are also the reasons why it’s easy to give up, but don’t lose hope just yet!

Our body contouring and cosmetic body surgery options cater to diverse needs, empowering individuals to achieve their desired aesthetic goals. Whether it’s sculpting through liposuction, rejuvenating with a tummy tuck, or achieving comprehensive enhancement with a mommy makeover, our skilled surgeons specialize in tailoring procedures to meet unique aspirations.

Beyond physical transformations, these procedures often contribute to an improved quality of life and wellbeing.

Meet Dr. Patterson – Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Patterson began his education by obtaining an undergraduate degree in Chemistry at the esteemed Birmingham-Southern College in Alabama. During this time, he received several honors including graduating Magna Cum Laude and gaining a fellowship in Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Dr. Patterson continued his training by completing his Medical Degree at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. His general surgery training began at Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham and was completed at the world-renowned Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans, Louisiana. He then fulfilled his plastic surgery residency at the University of California in San Diego where he worked with numerous internationally recognized plastic, head & neck, and maxillofacial surgeons.

Q&A with Dr. Patterson

Advice for a breast augmentation and/or breast lift? Looking to achieve a "very" natural, proportionate and fuller look.
You will need a lift. The choice of augmentation or not is a person one so you will have to speak to your surgeon and decide what is best for you and your body.
I’m considering to have my breast augmentation done and currently looking for a surgeon in the DC, MD, VA area?
It has been a while since we spoke but you might try Dr. Paul Ruff. He is well trained and has a great deal of experience.
UHP implants. Have they dropped too much?
It does appear the implants have at least one side bottomed out again. This is not an unusual problem with implants this large or tissue that has lost its elasticity. It is very possible that your tissues have lost a great deal of their elasticity with your significant weight loss. In that scenario, larger implants will tend to bottom out more because those larger implants weigh more. Activity level can also play a role. Finally, the type of repair may play a role. It appears you had a circumareolar mastopexy as well. You will almost certainly need a revision of the capsule. This could be done with the cautery technique or a combination of cautery and suture or even the use of an acellular dermal matrix as a support sling. If there is still an issue of skin laxity then you will need a revision mastopexy. You might consider a vertical mastopexy or an inverted T mastopexy.
Had a disaster with implant replacement, scar revision, and lift. Now looking disfigured. What can be done?
It appears that you would benefit from waiting for a total of about three months until the scar tissue has had a chance to mature.
Have they bottomed out? What can be done to fix them?
I agree, you appear to have implant malposition with vertical excess. You would benefit from some internal modification of the pocket with cautery, sutures….


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Before & After Gallery

Procedures are performed by board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Butler, Dr. Leveque, and Dr. Patterson in Pensacola, FL.

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At Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery, we understand that the selection of a plastic surgeon is an extremely important decision for any prospective patient. We believe communication, education and individualized patient care are the foundation for creating a strong and trusting patient-physician relationship. Our entire staff is absolutely committed to providing compassionate, personalized, individual attention before, during, and after surgery. We work together to deliver the best possible aesthetic outcomes in a setting that embodies the standards and lifestyle you seek.


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