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WHAT IS AN EXTENDED TUMMY TUCK ?


TUMMY TUCK There are different types of tummy tuck depending on the amount of excessive skin and degree of muscle weakness you have. During an hourglass tummy tuck, the abdominal wall is tightened and the excess skin is removed; liposuction is also performed and fat transfer is done on the hips. Every single patient who comes to my practice wants to have a tummy tuck with a 2 cm incision. This is absolutely not possible. The amount of excess skin you have will determine how long your scar is going to be. Patients have this perception that anybody can have a mini tummy tuck or a modified tummy tuck to improve their abdomen, but this is not true. For most patients the scar goes from hip to hip, but in certain situations, like patients who have lost a lot of skin or patients who have gained too much weight and have stretch marks all the way to the flank and beyond, the scar needs to be extended toward the back and sometimes toward the midline on the back. For the most part, it just goes posteriorly for about 8 to 10 cm. This is what is called an extended tummy tuck: where the scar goes past the hips and toward the back. This is necessary because if you do not excise the excess skin, you are going to develop bunching and puckering of the skin on the sides, leaving you with an unsatisfactory outcome. You need to be realistic about what a tummy tuck can do for you.

In the event that you need to have an extended tummy tuck, you need to let the surgeon do his job, because if you try to minimize the scar, your results are not going to be as good and you are going to have excessive skin in these areas. During your consultation, I will assess the amount of excess skin that you are going to have, and based on experience, I can tell you before surgery where to expect the location of the scar and how long the scar is going to be. If you are not willing to accept the necessary steps to recreate your hourglass shape, including a longer scar, I prefer not to do your surgery.

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Wednesday: Star Bodies 6:00 CST on YouTube
Thursday: Hourglass operating room and Shoddy 6:00 P.M. CST on YouTube
Friday: Superhourglass 6:00 CST on YouTube

WEBSITES
To view Dr. Cortes’s impressive results, you can log on to his multiple websites:

  1. http://www.rejuvenusaesthetics.com
  2. http://www.hourglasstummytuck.com
  3. http://www.babygotbutt.com
  4. http://www.wonderbreastreduction.com
  5. http://www.wonderbreastlift.com
  6. http://www.bestbreastsandbutts.com
  7. http://www.miscurvaslatinas.com
  8. http://www.houstonbestbreasts.com

CONTACT US:
You can contact his office by email at cosmeticinfo@drhourglass.com, Phone #: 713-636-2729. Text message: 713-636-2729. Also, you can contact him through social media, including direct messaging through Instagram at dr_cortes, Facebook Messenger at Dr. Wilberto Cortes, and WhatsApp at 936-499-8075. To view Dr. Cortes’s impressive results, you can also follow him on the following social media sites.

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The tummy tuck is a great method to tighten the abdominal muscles and eliminate excess skin and fat from the bellyshutterstock_294597116 so that it becomes even and toned. Like every surgery, the tummy tuck has its own downsides, with scarring on the abdomen being one of the prominent ones. If you have zero tolerance for scarring, you might want to rethink your decision to undergo a tummy tuck procedure.

Tummy tuck candidates may be concerned about the appearance of scars after the procedure, but it is important to understand that if the procedure is performed by a highly qualified, experienced, and skilled plastic surgeon, the visibility of the scars can be reduced. A proficient plastic surgeon will place the tummy tuck incisions carefully, so they are less visible.

The appearance of scars after the tummy tuck also depends on the methods your plastic surgeon uses. Your surgeon can take some solid steps to make certain that the scars are perfectly placed and thin, so that even when you wear a bikini, the scars will not be noticeable.

Full tummy tuck scarring

When it comes to a full tummy tuck, the incision normally starts from one hipbone and ends on the other hipbone, and so does the scar. The incision can either be in a U-cut or V-cut outline, so the scarring is concealed in a bikini. Your plastic surgeon will decide on the shape and extent of the incision based on your expectations and the extent of improvement required. Your surgeon may make the incisions with great care, but it is important for you to discuss it with the surgeon before the surgery. You must know where the incisions will be placed and how the scarring will appear.

Mini tummy tuck scarring

In the mini tummy tuck, your plastic surgeon can place the scars as low as feasible; they can be concealed in the pubic bone region. This procedure removes extra skin from the abdomen below the belly button area, and no incision is made around the belly button. The extent of a mini tummy tuck scar depends on the amount of skin your plastic surgeon removes from the area.

Remember, scars are more prominent, longer, and higher in the case of a full tummy tuck than in a mini tummy tuck. However, you can easily conceal any of them with underwear or a bikini. If you have already undergone a C-section, the new scars may be fused into the existing scars.

It is important to understand that tummy tuck scars may require more than 12 months to diminish as much as possible. Your plastic surgeon may try to make the incisions as carefully as possible, but there’s no assurance. It is important to follow your surgeon’s guidelines religiously to have the best chance of a successful tummy tuck surgery with minimal scarring.

 

HOURGLASS TV SCHEDULE

Make sure that you connect with us on the hourglass TV:

Monday: Bootyman 6:00 CST on YouTube

Tuesday: Wonder Breasts 6:00 CST on YouTube

Wednesday: Star Bodies 6:00 CST on YouTube

Thursday: : Hourglass operating room and Shoddy 6:00 P.M. CST on YouTube

Friday: Superhourglass 6:00 CST on YouTube

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WEBSITES

To view Dr. Cortes’s impressive results, you can log on to his multiple websites:

  1. http://www.rejuvenusaesthetics.com
  2. http://www.hourglasstummytuck.com
  3. http://www.babygotbutt.com
  4. http://www.wonderbreastreduction.com
  5. http://www.wonderbreastlift.com
  6. http://www.bestbreastsandbutts.com
  7. http://www.miscurvaslatinas.com

CONTACT US:

You can contact his office by email at cosmeticinfo@drhourglass.com, Phone #: 713-636-2729. Text message: 713-636-2729. Also, you can contact him through social media, including direct messaging through Instagram at dr_cortes, Facebook Messenger at Dr. Wilberto Cortes, and WhatsApp at 936-499-8075. To view Dr. Cortes’s impressive results, you can also follow him on the following social media sites.

SOCIAL MEDIA:

To view Dr. Cortes’s impressive results, you can also follow him on the following social media sites:

Facebook – Dr. Wilberto Cortes

https://www.facebook.com/RejuvenusAesthetics

Twitter- @drhourglass

https://twitter.com/drhourglass

Instagram- dr_cortes

https://www.instagram.com/dr_cortes/

YouTube – Wilberto Cortes M.D.

https://www.youtube.com/user/drcortespatients

YouTube – Wilberto Cortes

https://www.youtube.com/user/rejuvenus

Snapchat – Dr. Cortes

drhourglass

Whats’ app – 936-499-8075

Linkedin – Wilberto Cortes

Google Plus- Dr. WilbertoCortesLive

https://plus.google.com/105096590874714404837/about

Vimeo- Wilberto Cortes

https://vimeo.com/user11720204

Pinterest- Dr. Wilberto Cortes Plastic Surgeon

https://www.pinterest.com/drcortes76/

Periscope- Dr. Wilberto Cortes – @drhourglass

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A partial (or mini) abdominoplasty proceeds as follows:

  1. A smaller opening is made.
  2. The skin and fat of the lower tummyisisolated in a more limited fashion from the muscle frontage. The skin is stretched down and extra skin removed.
  3. Sometimes the belly button stalk is divided from the muscle below and the belly button slid down lower on the abdominal wall.
  4. Sometimes a portion of the stomach muscle front wall is tightened.
  5. Liposuction is often used to contour.
  6. The flap is sewed back into place.

Recovery

  1. Depends on the problem to be treated, surgical technique(s), and other factors. Can take up to four weeks, during which patients are advised torest.
  2. Lifting heavy weight is best avoided during this time.
  3. Initial discomfort is observed.
  4. A supportive abdominal binder or compression garment can minimize swelling/bruising and support the repaired tissues.
  5. This compression garment is also instrumental in helping the skin in the treated area conform to its new shape.
  6. Patients are advised against the consumption of any form of nicotine for a month or longer.

 To learnmore about tummy tuck procedures, the results expected, and the associated risks, log on to www.hourglasstummytuck.com.

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