Mommy Makeover

17th Feb 2016

Mommy Makeover in Houston

Houston Mommy Makeover- Pregnancy can have adverse impacts on the aesthetics of your body. The hormonal and physical changes during pregnancy and breastfeeding after childbirth may cause your breasts to become saggy. Furthermore, the growth of the baby will stretch your abdomen, causing your abdominal wall muscles and skin to become loose and hanging after childbirth. At the same time, stubborn fat pockets may develop in different localized areas of your body, which can make your overall body shape poor.

Women who experience aesthetic changes in their bodies after multiple pregnancies often want to achieve the hourglass shape. The good news is that the hourglass mommy makeover procedure, which has been developed by Dr Cortes, can deliver you the hourglass body.

Hourglass mommy makeover vs. standard mommy makeover

The hourglass mommy makeover is a combination of the hourglass procedure and the wonder breast procedure. Depending on your aesthetic needs and flaws induced in your body by pregnancy, Dr Cortes will recommend specific hourglass procedures under the hourglass mommy makeover. The common procedures include the hourglass tummy tuck, hourglass liposuction, and wonder breast lift or augmentation.

The major difference between the standard mommy makeover and the hourglass mommy makeover is that the former does not involve the transfer of fat to your hips. The hourglass procedure involves the use of your own body fat to widen your hips, combined with liposuction for a smaller waist. This is an essential component of the hourglass body. Also, the standard procedure’s goal is to simply enhance your body, whereas the hourglass procedure is sophisticated and calls for specialized surgical skills and a greater sense of aesthetics and artistry.

The results of the hourglass mommy makeover are more sustainable than the standard approach when it comes to breast enhancement. Unlike the traditional method that counts on your skin to hold your new shape in place, the wonder breast lift and reduction procedures use your skin, tissues, and muscles to provide long-term results.

Best candidates for the hourglass mommy makeover

As the name suggests, the best candidate for the hourglass mommy makeover is someone who has experienced multiple pregnancies and has no plan of getting pregnant in the future. If pregnancies have caused your body to become poorly shaped, the hourglass mommy makeover can effectively restore your youthful body. The good news is that it will provide you with the most coveted body shape—the hourglass shape.

In order to be a good candidate for the hourglass mommy makeover, you must have a stable weight, be in good health, and have realistic expectations. The doctor will examine your body during the initial consultation and recommend the right set of surgical approaches.

Your health will also be assessed. You should make sure to share your complete health and medication history with the plastic surgeon. If you have diseases like diabetes, heart problems, respiratory issues, a blood disorder, or hypertension, the doctor may recommend you to avoid the procedure.

Even though the hourglass procedure can help restore your youthful body in an effective way, it will not change you into another person or transform you into a celebrity. Therefore, it is important for patients to have realistic goals and expectations to be considered for the procedure.

Your consultation

The consultation is your opportunity to ask the surgeon questions about the hourglass mommy makeover. The doctor will assess your candidacy for the intervention and then recommend procedures that can help you achieve your desired aesthetic goals.

If your body lacks enough fat and you still want to achieve the hourglass body, the surgeon may recommend using the available fat in your body for transfer to your hips. During the consultation, be sure to share your aesthetic goals with the doctor upfront.

Dr Cortes will explain to you the specific procedures suitable for you and the associated risks and side effects, in addition to the benefits. He will also help you do a risk/benefit analysis, so you can make careful and wise decision about whether to go under the knife.

The risks

No surgery is risk-free, and the same holds true for the hourglass mommy makeover. There are a number of risks associated with the procedure. Make sure to ask your surgeon about the risks of each specific procedure under the hourglass surgery.

After the procedure, there is a risk that you may experience severe pain and discomfort for a few days. The common risks of the procedure include:

• Excessive bleeding

• Infection

• Reabsorption of some portion of the fat by your body

• Blood clotting

• Seroma and hematoma

• Poor wound healing

• Unwelcoming scarring

• Implant displacement (when using butt or breast implants)

• Uneven body

• Change in or loss of skin sensation

• Excessive swelling

Where your surgery will be performed and the type of anesthesia

The hourglass mommy makeover will be performed at Houston Northwest Medical Center. It is a fully equipped and accredited surgical facility and the staff is well-trained. The hourglass mommy makeover is major surgery; therefore, you will be required to stay in the facility overnight. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia, which means you will remain unconscious during the procedure. A board-certified anesthesiologist and his assistant will administer you the general anesthesia.

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The surgery

After administering general anesthesia, Dr. Cortes will start performing the surgery. First, the wonder breast lift or augmentation will be performed. If your breasts have become saggy, the wonder breast lift will be used to make them firmer and perkier. The procedure involves the excision of excess, saggy skin from your breasts along with the excess fat. If the breast muscles have been separated or damaged, they will be repaired and tightened. The nipples and areolas will be raised to a better position. Your skin, the chest wall muscles, tissues, and ligaments will be used to suture the breasts in place.

In the second step, the hourglass tummy tuck will be performed on your abdomen. The procedure involves the surgical excision of the excess, loose skin from your abdomen. During the procedure, the abdominal wall muscles will also be tightened. The belly will be reconstructed so your tummy can appear youthful and sexier.

In the next step, fat transfer procedure will be performed. This involves the use of liposuction to remove stubborn fat pockets from different areas of the body and to contour the specific body areas. The removed fat is then transferred to your hips. This will result in wider hips and a fuller butt. The hourglass liposuction and tummy tuck will make your waist slimmer at the same time.

The results achieved with the wonder breast lift, hourglass tummy tuck, and hourglass liposuction/fat transfer will go a long way toward making your body curvaceous, which is the goal of the hourglass mommy makeover surgery. You will get a boost in your self-esteem as a result of your wider hips, fuller butt, contoured abdomen, and perky, voluptuous breasts.

What to expect after surgery

After the surgery, you will spend at least 10-15 hours at the Houston Northwest Medical Center. The staff and nurses will monitor your health and healing status. You will also get antibiotics and painkillers. You will be encouraged to get up and take short and slow walks to decrease the risk of blood clotting. Also, you will be required to wear compression garments. If your health remains stable, you may go home. A follow-up visit will be required after 4-5 days.

Getting back to normal

You will be required to take at least 2-3 weeks off work to recover. Dr. Cortes will provide you complete instructions about the recovery process, the risks, and things to avoid. You should make sure to take a lot of rest and avoid physical activities for at least two and a half weeks. You should avoid sitting and applying any type of pressure to the areas treated with the intervention.

The new you

After a few weeks, you will notice a gradual improvement in your aesthetic appearance. The results will take some time to fully show, so you have to be patient. The final results include a beautiful body with wider hips, a bigger butt, a slim and toned abdomen, and firmer, youthful breasts.

Before and after pictures

Dr. Cortés’ work can only be better explained through the results of the hundreds of surgeries he has performed. Confirm this by visiting his impressive electronic gallery.

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How can I schedule a consultation with Wilberto Cortes?

To schedule a consultation with Wilberto Cortes, you have a couple of convenient options. Firstly, you can call their office directly at to speak with a representative who will assist you in setting up a personalized consultation. Alternatively, you can fill out the simple and user-friendly “Contact Us” form located on their website. Just navigate to the appropriate page and provide the necessary information, and they will get back to you promptly to arrange your consultation.

What tips does Dr. Wilberto have for someone considering a mommy makeover?

offers valuable tips for individuals considering a mommy makeover in the future. Here are some essential points to keep in mind:

  1. Future Pregnancy Plans: It is important for potential mommy makeover candidates to consider whether they have any plans for future pregnancies. Pregnancy leads to changes in the body, including stretching of the abdominal tissue and breasts. These changes can reverse the benefits achieved through surgery. While there will be no physical issues with having children later, additional surgeries might be necessary to restore the aesthetic results previously achieved.
  2. Body Weight and Stability: Ideal candidates for a mommy makeover should aim to be within 15 pounds of their optimal body weight. Maintaining a relatively stable weight ensures the best possible final results. Significant weight fluctuations in the future can impact the outcome of the surgery. Therefore, it is recommended that patients maintain a stable weight for a period of two to three months before undergoing the mommy makeover procedure.
  3. Timing and Support: Choosing the right time for a mommy makeover is crucial. Candidates should plan for assistance during the initial few days following the procedure. It is normal to feel sore and tired during the first week of recovery, and having someone to help with daily chores is highly recommended. Additionally, heavy lifting, including lifting small children, should be avoided for approximately four to six weeks after the surgery to aid in proper healing.

By considering these tips from Dr. Cortes, individuals can ensure that their mommy makeover journey is successful, satisfying, and achieves the desired aesthetic results.

How many follow-up appointments will I have after the procedure?

After your Mommy Makeover procedure, Dr. Cortes and his aesthetic team are committed to providing comprehensive post-operative care. This includes a series of follow-up appointments to ensure your proper healing and monitor your progress throughout the recovery period.

In the initial weeks following your procedure, you can expect to have two scheduled visits with Dr. Cortes to closely monitor your initial recovery progression. These appointments will allow him to address any concerns or questions you may have and ensure that you are on track with your healing process.

Over the course of the first year following your Mommy Makeover, additional follow-up appointments will be arranged. These appointments are essential to track your long-term recovery, assess your return to normal activities, and ensure that your healing continues to progress as expected.

During these follow-up appointments, Dr. Cortes will also schedule routine examinations, including breast exams and mammograms. These are part of our comprehensive approach to your overall well-being and ensuring the long-term success of your Mommy Makeover procedure.

Rest assured that Dr. Cortes and his team are available around the clock to address any questions or concerns that may arise during the recovery period. We strive to provide attentive care and support throughout your entire journey, and our follow-up appointments are an integral part of that commitment to your satisfaction and optimal results.

How long does it take for swelling to completely resolve?

The duration it takes for swelling to completely resolve can span up to six months.

What are the preparations and precautions to take before undergoing a Mommy Makeover?

Preparing for a Mommy Makeover involves several important steps and precautions to ensure a safe and successful procedure. Here are the preparations and precautions to take before undergoing a Mommy Makeover:

  1. Pre-operative Evaluation: Approximately two weeks prior to the procedure, you will have a thorough pre-operative evaluation at our office. During this visit, our experienced aesthetic team will carefully review all instructions and provide you with a personalized information packet that includes specific before and after guidelines.
  2. Surgical Consent: During the pre-operative evaluation, you will be given surgical consent forms to review and sign. These forms outline the details of the procedure and ensure that you fully understand the risks and benefits involved.
  3. Medication Prescriptions: Prior to the day of surgery, you will be provided with prescriptions for any necessary pain medications, antibiotics, and anti-nausea medications. This allows you to have these medications on hand well in advance, ensuring a smooth recovery process.
  4. Pre-Operative Photographs: As part of the preparation, pre-operative photographs will be taken during the pre-operative evaluation. These photographs serve as a visual reference point and aids in analyzing your progress and final results.
  5. Stop Using Certain Medications: It is important to discontinue the use of aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs at least one week before and one week after surgery. This precaution helps to minimize the risk of unwanted bruising.
  6. Avoid Herbs and Supplements: Additionally, it is recommended to avoid using herbs and supplements for at least one week before surgery. Some herbs and supplements can potentially interfere with wound healing, so it is best to abstain from them during this time.
  7. Smoking Cessation: If you are a smoker, it is crucial to stop smoking at least four weeks before the surgery. Smoking can significantly increase the risk of complications and delay the healing process. It is advised to continue not smoking for at least four weeks after the procedure to promote optimal recovery.
  8. Familiarize Yourself with Instructions: Take the time to thoroughly familiarize yourself with all pre-operative and post-operative instructions provided by our aesthetic team. These instructions guide you on proper care and activities to ensure a safe and effective recovery period.

By following these preparations and precautions, you will help set the stage for a successful Mommy Makeover procedure and enhance your overall surgical experience.

What are the physical changes that can occur to a woman’s body during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

During pregnancy and breastfeeding, the breasts tend to swell, resulting in stretching of the skin and support structures. After completing pregnancy or breastfeeding, the breasts usually shrink, but the skin and support ligaments may not go back to their original size or shape due to a loss of elasticity and volume. Breasts tend to become deflated and saggy, resulting in loss of shape and volume.

Similar changes occur with the abdomen as it stretches to accommodate pregnancy. After delivery, the abdominal skin, muscles, and supportive structures may not resume their original tightness and, in many cases, will result in stretch marks. Widening of the abdominal muscles during pregnancy (known as Diastasis Recti) can cause bulging that can never be tightened with exercise alone. In fact, this can limit the type of abdominal exercises that can even be performed.

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