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CORRECTION OF DIATHESIS RECTI

Today I am going to talk about the muscle weakness that occur after pregnancies and is called diastasis recti. It is important for you to understand week4the reason for the muscle weakness that occur after pregnancy and why is important to repair this pathology during a tummy tuck. During pregnancy the slowly expanding uterus slowly stretches the abdominal musculature including the fibrous tissue. The recti muscles are a pair of muscles that expands from the lower chest all the way to the pelvic. There is fibrous tissue between these two muscles. Now this fibrous tissue also stretches during pregnancy but many times it does not return to its previous form creating a weakness in the abdominal wall. This is the reason why after pregnancy even if you do exercise you may still have a weakness of the abdominal wall. This is because the problem is not be actual muscle per se but the tissue between the muscles and exercise will not fix this problem.

During a tummy tuck the muscles are sutured together in the midline to restore them to their previous anatomical position. These allow pushing the abdominal context in, decreasing your abdominal weakness, decreasing the size of your waistline and provide you with a better result. The repair is done from the lower chest all the way to the pelvic

I hope you have understand what diastasis recti means and why is important to repair this during a tummy tuck.

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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.

 

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There is a set of rules to be followed after any cosmetic surgery procedure that will ensure a better and faster recovery for the patient. Starting with the day the surgery is performed, for the next few weeks or even months,shutterstock_94533061 you must follow the doctor’s recommendations.

After you leave the clinic, you will be required to take it slow for a time to allow the body to recover. But even the day you get home, the doctor will recommend you take short walks around the house, garden, or neighborhood. Walking will help with the recovery process and prevent potential complications like blood clots. Slight discomfort is normal for the first few days or weeks after the surgery, depending on the type of procedure you had done.

Another important recommendation that should not be overlooked is wearing a girdle after some types of surgery. Many ask why the girdle is essential for post-operative recovery and why all the doctors insist on it. Aside from the fact that the girdle will help decrease swelling and lumpiness, it will also provide a better shape after the procedure. Some will only be required to wear it for a few weeks, but for better results it is recommended to wear the girdle for four or even five months after your cosmetic surgery.

Wearing the girdle is not painful, and most patients don’t even mention discomfort. It has the unique capacity to reduce edemas, compress the skin, and stimulate the draining of fluids. The girdle is required to be worn day and night after the surgery for at least a month. When the doctor allows it, you can start wearing the girdle for only 12 hours a day. For your comfort and improved aesthetic results, it is recommended you wear the girdle for as long as your doctor advises you to.

There are always some patients who decide to stop wearing the girdle as soon as they feel like they have recovered, without understanding the benefits and the importance of keeping the girdle on for an extended period of time. If you feel like you really need to stop wearing the girdle because it is too tight and it is causing itchiness or a burning sensation, see your doctor before doing anything else. The solution to your issue might be as easy as loosening the girdle. As we always say, it is crucial to discuss everything with your doctor, who has the knowledge and experience to explain things in detail and give you the best choices that will ensure an optimal recovery time and long-lasting results.

Wearing the girdle is an important step in the recovery process, just as crucial as taking the antibiotics that were prescribed for you or avoiding lifting heavy things. Your doctor will be the one to advise you on the appropriate time to wear the girdle, so always follow his recommendations.

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

LIVE BROADCAST SURGERIES ALL WEEK ALL DAY on:

Facebook live: Dr. Wilberto Cortes

Periscope: Dr. Wilberto Cortes (@drhourglass)

Snapchat: drhourglass (dr cortes)

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

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Recovery after a tummy tuck requires you to be extremely compliant with the treatment. During your first week, including immediately after surgery, you should be able to walk around and drink fluids. shutterstock_236837416This will decrease your risk of complications, including blood clots. In general, you need to take about two weeks off work. This does not mean you are going to be completely recovered in two weeks; you need to be extremely patient, since it will take about nine months for all the swelling to go away and to see the final results. However, you will definitely see an improvement within the first month. You’re still going to feel lumpy, bumpy, and uneven in some areas, but this resolves with time.

You cannot lift anything heavy for five to six weeks, but you can start doing cardio in three to four weeks. Be sure that in the first week you do not walk straight; this can create openings in the incision and widen the scar, which can be prevented by walking with your hips flexed forward. You should start by drinking fluids and eating a soft diet. Do not eat hamburgers or other fatty food the first day after surgery, because it can cause nausea, and you want to avoid rupturing the incisions or loosening the staples. You can eat mashed potatoes, soups, and other fluids like juice, and in the second week you can progress to a more solid diet. You will need to wear a girdle for three to four months. This will help decrease your swelling significantly. During your postoperative recovery, we will guide you through all the steps you need to follow to expedite your recovery and produce a good result.

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

LIVE BROADCAST SURGERIES ALL WEEK ALL DAY on:

Facebook live: Dr. Wilberto Cortes

Periscope: Dr. Wilberto Cortes (@drhourglass)

Snapchat: drhourglass (dr cortes)

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

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

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Making the decision to have a Mommy Makeover often involves a lot of questions and doubts for most of the women who see Dr. Cortes for a consultation here at our Houston body contouring surgery practice.

There’s the question of what specific outcomes you would want to see, which procedure/s can help achieve your desired outcomes, and whether or not you are actually physically and mentally ready to have the makeover. In addition, there’s a lot of planning involved — from making sure someone will be watching over your little ones while you’re in surgery to making sure that you have chosen a plastic surgeon that you’re most comfortable with. 

By and large, there are 3 questions that you need to critically ask yourself before making the decision to have a Mommy Makeover. We encourage you to be honest with your answers to help you get on the right track and achieve your desired outcomes as much as possible.

1. Are you within or near your ideal weight for the past 6 months or so?
Losing the extra pounds and being within or near your ideal weight before having the procedure will help you achieve the desired outcomes.

2. Are you done having children?
If you’re planning to give birth again, you might want to postpone your plans of a Mommy Makeover, particularly having a tummy tuck. Pregnancy can re-separate again the abdominal muscles that are tightened during a tummy tuck.

3. Are you done breastfeeding?
The increased blood vessel activity coupled with enlarged ducts while breastfeeding increases your risk of bleeding during surgery. Thus, it may be best to put off surgery first until you’re done breastfeeding.

Your Mommy Makeover Consultation with Dr. Cortes

To learn more about your Mommy Makeover options with Dr. Cortes, we invite you to get in touch with us for a personal consultation. Call us at 713.234.6244 or fill out this contact form to schedule a personal consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve your pre-baby body and beauty back!

Having a baby is a wonderful experience and time – being pregnant and waiting for baby to come, then finally meeting your baby and bringing them into the world! A few months after giving birth however, most moms start to think about feeling good about their appearance. Motherhood is busy time and it’s nice to feel good about your body so you can enjoy everything even more – from trips with baby to the beach, to just taking a nice family walk. This is why a lot of women are now getting ‘mommy makeovers’ have done to get their pre-baby bodies back.

So what exactly is a mommy makeover? There is not one procedure that is always done, but procedures done on the breasts and abdominals usually to get back into shape. Some of the combinations include:

  • A tummy tuck, lipo and breast augmentation
  • A tummy tuck, lipo and breast lift with or without implants
  • A tummy tuck with lipo and a breast reduction

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck procedure involves making an incision around the bikini line. The skin is then pulled tautly and any excess trimmed away. This makes that sagging skin and leftover bump go away, when exercise and diet won’t.

Liposuction

Liposuction uses a small vacuum-like device to remove fat from a desired are. In this case it is normally the abdominals, getting rid of any leftover weight on the stomach.

Breast Augmentation

A breast augmentation adds implants to the breasts to increase their size, and give them a lift. The procedure can help lift and firm chests that have sagged from weight gain and breastfeeding.

Breast Lift

A breast lift is done by lifting the skin of the breasts so that they are restored to a more youthful position. It can also be combined with either a breast augmentation or reduction.

Breast Reduction

A breast reduction is done with a breast lift to reduce the size of breasts, which can sometime grow larger during pregnancy. This can make your body appear unbalanced, or cause back pain.

By combining any of these procedures and targeting your post pregnancy trouble zones, you can get back that great looking body you had pre-pregnancy, and spend more of your time enjoying your newest family members!

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