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Soft Tissue Relaxation After A Tummy Tuck

March 11th, 2017

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It seems counterintuitive to discuss soft tissue relaxation after a tummy tuck. The main reason to have a tummy tuck is to have a tighter belly. But how tight your belly is going to look after surgery depends on your skin tone and elasticity prior to surgery. We have discussed this in another video. But you need to understand that in some particular patients, soft tissue relaxation means the skin of your tummy gets slightly looser after the procedure. Typically patients that have these issues are patients that have poor skin elasticity. For example, the patients that have stretch marks above the bellybutton are a higher risk of having this issue.

 

The patients that have stretch mark just below the button most of the time, they do not develop this problem. The reason is that any skin that still has stretch marks is weak and when tension is applied to the skin, it slowly and steadily relaxes, creating small areas of soft tissue relaxantion after the surgery.

Setting the tension before surgery is extremely important, because the tighter the skin is made, particularly in those patient that will have stretch marks above the belly button, the less likely these occur.

The problem is that the more skin you cut, the higher the horizontal scar your tummy tuck result will have. In other words, the more skin is removed, the higher your horizontal scar might end up.

So what happens if you develop a slightly looseness of the tummy after surgery? Well, in essence you are going to need to have a revision surgery where some of the excess skin will be removed.

Understanding skin tightness and relaxation after surgery is important for you to have realistic expectations on how your belly is going to look after surgery.

If you develop soft tissue relaxation, it does not mean that the surgeon did not cut enough skin. It means that your skin tone is poor in some cases and relaxation of the skin is just a normal process of the healing after a tummy tuck.

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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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To view Dr. Cortes’s impressive results, you can also follow him on the following social media sites:
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YouTube – Wilberto Cortes M.D.
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Length of The Scar After A Tummy Tuck

February 23rd, 2017

Tummy Tuck

Every single patient that comes to the clinic is extremely concerned about the length of the scar after a tummy tuck. As a matter of fact, one of the first things that they ask for when we start a conversation is a mini tummy tuck, rather than a traditional tummy tuck. Usually, the scar of the tummy tuck goes from hip to hip, which is the standard when it comes to tummy tuck scars. The reason is that most people’s skin has been stretched significantly in all quadrants of the abdomen (i.e. upper and lower quadrant on the right and the left side of the abdomen). So if you have excess skin everywhere on your abdomen, there is no way the surgeon can cut the excess skin with just a small incision like in a mini tummy tuck.

 

The mini tummy tuck is a procedure that results in a much smaller scar than a regular tummy tuck. However, the surgeon cannot do a mini tummy tuck on everybody. This will depend on the your skin. The more excess skin you have, the longer the scar.

For the traditional tummy tuck, you will have a scar from hip to hip. In some patients, we even have to extend it farther than the hip, and sometimes all the way to the lower back in order to close the incision to avoid producing dog ears. If you try to cut corners because you want a shorter scar, the excess skin around the scar will bunch up on the sides, creating what is called a dog-ear. This is a very unsatisfactory and unappealing result of a tummy tuck, which any surgeon wishes to avoid at all costs.

To understand what determines the length of your scar, it requires a bit of math and geometry. If we look at the abdomen from the bellybutton and we draw a line to the sides where the skin needs to be removed, once we connect this to the lower abdomen, the shape that it creates is like a triangle when we put all this together. So when we close, the two lines on the top need to match the line on the bottom part. In other words, the amount of excess skin needs to match the length of the triangle that we are creating.

Your surgeon may boost the size of your bottom from the side with fat grafting; however, he or she may not necessarily be able to reshape your body into an hourglass. Only an experienced, innovative, and skilled plastic surgeon can do this perfectly.

For this reason, whenever you have a tummy tuck, one of the things that needs to be determined prior to surgery is more or less how long the scar is going to be. If you are not willing to accept the length of the scar required to remove all your excess skin, then you are not going to be a satisfied customer. Therefore, you should take into account that the length of the scar is crucial to having impressive results, but at the same time will leave scarring. It is up to you to decide whether you can live with that, so make sure to consider this before the surgery.

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

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.

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
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Location of the tummy tuck scar

February 22nd, 2017


Location of the tummy tuck scarBefore choosing to do a tummy tuck, one of the main concerns of patients is how big the scar will be and where it will be located. When it comes to the location of the tummy tuck scar, the surgeon marks the scar as low as possible so that it is less noticeable and you can even cover the scar in a bikini.
However, even though the scar is meant to be low, some patients may have it lower than others. This is determined by the following factors:

 

  1. The skin condition and amount of excess skin
  2. The distance of the belly button to the lower portion of your abdomen where the scar is going to be located
  3. If your skin is very loose that means that your skin can stretch more. The more your skin is able to stretch, the lower the location of the tummy tuck scar is going to be. When we close the incision on the abdomen, the top part of the skin and the lower part of the skin are brought together. You will notice there are two vectors in your scar, one going down and one going up. Because of the skin’s elasticity, the scar will lift to some extent when it feels the tension in the closure of the incision. In other words, if your skin is more elastic then there is more skin from the top, making it possible to position the tummy tuck scar lower.

On the other hand, if you have a very tight skin then the skin is going to resist being stretched. When this happens, the closure will make your tummy tuck scar higher.

Now another thing that you need to consider is the distance between your bellybutton and the lower part of your abdomen. The longer the distance is, the higher your scar will be. The reason for this is because as I mentioned in previous videos, the tummy tuck involves cutting the skin below the bellybutton. The longer the distance between the point where we have to suture down from the abdomen to the lower part of the abdomen, the more tension there is going to be. The tension causes your tummy tuck scar to rise.

Therefore, you will certainly have scarring after a tummy tuck. It is only a matter of how high or low will the scar be, which depends on the two factors aforementioned. Fortunately, you will be able to hide the tummy tuck scar with your bikini or underwear after surgery.

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

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.

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
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Whats’ app – 936-499-8075
Linkedin – Wilberto Cortes
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FAT GRAFTING FOR AN HOURGLASS FIGURE

January 11th, 2017

 fat grafting for hourglass figureThe fat grafting procedure to achieve an hourglass figure involves the transfer of your body’s own fat to your buttocks with the goal of giving you a well shaped, attractive, and larger bottom.

During this procedure, liposuction will first be used to remove fat from your stomach, back, and thighs, and then it will be injected into your bottom. This will enhance your hip-to-waist proportion, which is the most important goal in the fat grafting procedure for an hourglass figure.

Fat grafting for an hourglass figure is more effective than the Brazilian butt lift, which only enhances the protrusion of your butt. Fat grafting enhances protrusion and also provides you an ideally shaped bottom with an excellent hip-to-waist ratio.

It is important for you to go to a plastic surgeon who is highly experienced, qualified, and skilled in performing fat grafting for an hourglass figure. There are many plastic surgeons who are experienced in fat grafting, but not in using fat grafting to give you an hourglass body. Women with the hourglass body boast larger behinds, large thighs, and voluptuous breasts.

Your surgeon may boost the size of your bottom from the side with fat grafting; however, he or she may not necessarily be able to reshape your body into an hourglass. Only an experienced, innovative, and skilled plastic surgeon can do this perfectly.

Besides enhancing your bottom, the fat grafting for an hourglass body involves the injection of fat into your hips, which is very critical in achieving your dream figure. If implemented with precision, the injection of fat into this important anatomical region can create the hourglass effect from the back as well as from the front.

In order to qualify for this procedure, you must have extra fat in particular regions of your body, such as your rear, belly, sides, or thighs. A woman who wears size 11 to 13 in dresses is an ideal candidate for the procedure. Thin women size 2 to 4 cannot qualify; if you are thin, you should gain weight before going for the fat grafting procedure to achieve an hourglass figure.

Other factors that determine your eligibility for the procedure include the realism of your expectations from the procedure, the personal goals you want to achieve with the result, your skin tone, your lifestyle, your smoking and drinking frequency (if any), your past surgeries (if any), and your overall health condition. Age is not a big problem, but the older you are, the lower the chances of achieving the same results as a younger woman who undergoes the procedure.

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

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.

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
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Whats’ app – 936-499-8075
Linkedin – Wilberto Cortes
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LIPOSUCTION OF THE MONS DURING A TUMMY TUCK

November 29th, 2016


liposuction in the mons areaI perform hundreds of tummy tuck revisions a year, and one of the main concerns I see from patients is about insufficient liposuction of the mons area. What is the mons? The mons essentially is the FUPA, the fat that accumulates above the vagina when you gain weight after pregnancy or for any reason. The problem is that the tummy tuck will give you a very flat abdomen, but the mons is not part of the abdomen, but a surrounding aesthetic unit. When you have a tummy tuck, your belly is going to be flat and your waist will be much smaller with liposuction, but without liposuction of the mons, you are going to have a significant bulge around the genitalia area. So, when you wear jeans or a bikini, there will be a bulge that is aesthetically not pleasant.

Performing a liposuction of the mons is essential to get a good tummy tuck result and also to improve your satisfaction after the surgery.

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

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.

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
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