Unhappy with results Dr.cortes Bbl.

Okay so I'm just starting my journey! I'm 28 years...

okay so I'm just starting my journey! I'm 28 years old four kids and I'm officially done!! I decided after having four children that my body has gone to shit and I'm going to get this TOTAL BODY TRANSFORMATION BBL surgery and do it for myself like all you other ladies I just want to feel beautiful again! I've already had 2 breast augmentations and juvederm for my lips! It's addictive!! I put down my deposit today and scheduled for September 3 with Dr. Cortes after doing phone and online consultations with about 25 other doctors!!! I tried to find a cheaper surgery but no matter how cheap I found it or how good the doctor was supposed to be a just couldn't get away from wanting to use Dr. Cortes. SOOO I am fully paying cash and have the money now, So I'm looking for an earlier date September 3 just seems so far I'm sure you ladies know what I mean!! So if anybody has an earlier date that wants to switch or plans on canceling please please please please inbox me or send me a comment and let me know! I'll be on here and updating every day and looking through all you beautiful ladies photos and reading about your journeys! I'll be taking pics that show my face off when I upload my before (body) pics! Just wanted to have some kinda pic up for now!

Inpatient!!!! Want a closet date!!!!!

Omg I just don't know how I'm going to hold off until September lol! I'm the most impatient person I have ever known! When I want something I want it NOW! Lol it's like ever since I made the date for surgery the time has been SLLLOOOWWWWWLLLYYY passing! So once again if anyone needs to or wants to switch or is canceling PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!!! other than that just been on here looking at everyone's success! How bad is the first week after the surgery? I'm so nervous about that! And the Talwin NX pain meds he prescribes....does it help? I've never heard of talwin!

Scammers?

Hey girls I just had somebody want to switch dates with me for the surgery but then asked for a payment I've heard of this scam going on on here and that I should report it but I don't know who to reported to do you guys have any ideas

May be canceling surgery :(

Looks like I may be having to cancel my surgery after all. Being that my husband is my only help with my kids after surgery while I'm recovering and he just got the call to go overseas July and my surgery is in September it looks like I'll probably have to cancel. Going to try and talk to the staff today to see what can be done if anything. If nothing can be done I'll have to cancel. Bummer.

Surgery buddy!?!?!

I'll be going it alone for my surgery :-(. Is there anyone who wants to buddy up for their surgery? Share a hotel room or stay in the same place etc!? My surgery is with cortes on July 3rd!

Questions

Hey ladies just wondering for those who have seen cortes:
After he takes my drains out and okays me to go back home will I be able to drive home with the help of something to support my bottom? And about how many days am I looking at staying in huston? And do I have to have someone stay at the hotel with me while I'm there? Just wondering cuz I'll be traveling alone and the office is closed so was just needing some answers....

June 2nd!!!!!!!!!!!

Holyyyyyyy smokes! Super excited! Got moved up again! JUNE 2nd!!!!!!!!!! Whoop whoop! I have never been taken care of by any dr office like dr cortes' team takes care of ppl! I couldn't be more thrilled!

Help?

Okay ladies any pointers would be great! My surgery is now just over a week! I have absolutely no clue what to expect and I want to go prepared being as I will be alone. As far as food should I just stock up on some food to keep in the room? And other little pointers would be great!?

10 days till I'm BOOTYfull!!! Where to stay?

This has to be the most exciting thing ever. A complete body transformation! I just know these 10 days are guna pass so slow! For you ladies who had surgery with cortes where did you stay?

WHERE TO STAY!?

Anyone have any idea where I can stay for this surgery? Should I stay in Conroe or Houston?

Depressed. Should I do my bbl?

I'm really starting to wonder if I should do my Brazilian. I've been really worried about my results. I'm worried that because I have a good amount of stretch marks that I will be left with a saggy stomach. I've been doing a lot of research on stretch marks after liposuction and all I can find is a lot of comments saying not to do liposuction with this amount of stretch marks because you will be left with a saggy stomach and that you should do a tummy tuck instead. When I pull up stretch marks after lipo before-and-after pictures the only thing that comes up is a bunch of Tummy tuck pictures. So I'm starting to worry that I'm going to have horrible results regarding my stomach. What should I do?? Should I even go through with this anymore. I don't want a bunch of saggy skin and can't afford to do a tummy tuck and bbl. I've included a few pics so u guys can help me out on this. PLEASE HELP LADIES!!!!

6 days! Whoop whoop!

I sure wish this week would fly by! I can't sleep at night! And the days are creeping by so slowly just Bc I want it to go by fast! That's how it always goes tho! Still worried about my results but I go see dr.cortes for the first time Wednesday for my preop so hopefully I don't get any bad news. I'm just waiting for him to say I'm too big to get the results I want or that my blood work came back all messed up or something! Ugh I hate this waiting game! I'm NOT a patient person BY FAR!

Caregiver troubles!! HELP PLEASE!

Okay ladies I need a little advice! PLEASE. Okay so I had Ms. Yanet (the caregiver Lucy referred me to) all lines up. When I talked to her yesterday to make sure she received my itinerary everything was great! So she sent me a confirmation text in the text she had put: "$300 -staying with you two nights in hotel, driving you to and from the hospital JULY 2nd and transportation for anywhere you need to go while you are here." Not bad huh, BUT I sent her a text back saying " Sounds great but JUNE 2nd not JULY" well she called me and proceeded to tell me Lucy said July 2nd not June and she was under the impression it was in July and that I had ACCIDENTALLY said June when talking to her and that she couldn't do it for June Bc she was going overseas! So now idk what to do!!! I'll probably just take a taxi to and from surgery since my hotel is only 5 blocks from the hospital. I wasn't really worried about anyone staying wit me until last night I was reading a bunch of diff girls posts on how hard the first couple days are so now I want to have someone with me for sure and my caregiver can't do it! I could call the other caregiver Sarah that redgoddess told me about but she's expensive and charges every time she takes you somewhere. I asked both of my sisters and neither can come. I'm kinda creaking out Bc now IDK WHAT TO DO and I'm getting really nervous and scared. Any advice ladies!!?

Anyone wana buddy up for surgery?

Anyone who has surgery June 2nd or anywhere around that date, that is going alone and may want to buddy up holla at me. I wish I would have thought about it before but I got my room (king bed suite at holiday inn for free for 9 days) Bc of my hubbies rewards points so I could have gotten 2 queen beds ima suite for free and invited a RS friend to stay in my room free of charge and they could provide the caregiver or something like that!! Then I'd have someone to keep me company and someone who KNOWS what I or we are going thru! That would have been great. I'm sure a free suite at the holiday inn would have surely helped someone out! Damnit! Any takers lol? Well just laying in bed on this rainy morning wanting to go back to sleep but my date is so close it's hard to sleep and not wana creep around on here and look at photos and read posts etc. This website has been a LIFE SAVER for me! Well ladies hit me up anytime could sure use a "surgery buddy" to talk to! Lol

Pre op!! Added procedure!!!!

Today was my preop and as my reviews says I wish I could have spent more time with Dr. Cortes but other than that everything went great for $500 extra I'm going to get fat injections in my lips!! Which normally run around $2000! Big butt and big lips here I come!!! 4 more days!!!!!!

3 days left! Come on Monday!!!!

I'm so damn nervous. The closer it gets the more freaked out I get about the surgery. Especially Bc I don't have anyone to come with me :-( omg I'm guna be shaking on my way to the hospital that morning! Have any one of you girls done it completely alone? If so how'd it go!?!

OMG! Tomorrow's the big day!!!!

Next time I wake up I'll be on my way to surgery! I'm freaking out and soooo nervous!

:-(

So I made it thru surgery. I haven't been writing Bc I'm SOOO down right now. I was told the dr put 1100cc in each butt cheek but I have absolutely NO projection at all. I wana cry. I AM crying. It's just a wide hard flat butt. NO projection at all. Please tell me this gets better......

1 week post op!

Hello ladies! Feeling much better today! I think my results are going to be just fine! Thank all you ladies for the get well wishes. Those first few days were HORRIBLE omg the pain was just ridiculous! Plus I couldn't take the pain medicine that he prescribed me and I was by myself so it was pretty hard! Everything else is going good though I'm on my way back home today. I have a couple questions for you girls who already done this... How many garment sizes did you go down? Like if you started in a extra-large or large did you go all the way down to a small or medium? Just curious. I'm just wondering how much of this is swelling. When I get home later today I will post some pictures of my results for those of you who are interested!

Swelling?

My left leg is swollen rediculously is this normal???
Ps: here are some after pics. They suck but I'll post better later.

Confused

Why do I weigh more 2 weeks AFTER surgery. I mean, they take out a lot more fat than they actually put back in you so u would think u would weigh at least a little but less than what u did when u went into surgery. But no I actually weigh 10 pounds MORE! Can anyone explain this to me please????

Pissed!

Hey ladies it's been a long while and I wish I could say I was SOOO happy with my results but I'm not and dr.cortes is just blowing off my concerns. I'll elaborate in the next update. I really need to know how much fat did dr cortes take out of you guys?? Any info on how many liters or cc's he took would be great!

Ladies prepare to be discusted!

Here's my updated pics!
Houston Plastic Surgeon

Extremely unhappy, along with dozens of other women who have used him lately. He only took out 2 liters of fat after I was told he would at least take 5! My arms, thighs, chin, axila, back is all still the same size it was before surgery. My buttock cheeks are two different sizes. My thighs are two different sizes. I have a huge dent in my stomach and thigh which I was told was from the garment but was there right after surgery. Those brown spots that they tell u will just fade a away ...I'm now being told they are permanent unless I use bleaching cream for 6 months to a year. When I went in with these concerns he did not want to hear anything I had to say a didn't really care how I felt about my results and wouldn't even tell me anything about a revision! I'm so upset right now and feel I paid wayyyy too much for him to half ass his job. And there are dozens of women on here who feel exactly the same.

2 out of 5 stars Overall rating
3 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
1 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
2 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
2 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
3 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
3 out of 5 stars Wait times
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ladies PLEASE do your research!!
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I am so disgusted and unhappy with Dr.Cortes also!
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I'm so sorry this has happened to you. Honestly, even if he did offer to fix it, I think you are better off seeing another surgeon. I understand the expense involved but it doesn't appear that dr has the skill set to do the work. I suggesting seeing someone who specializes in revisions. I don't think a garment could do that to your stomach. If it could, they wouldn't use them. Again, I'm sorry. My heart goes out to u.
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Could be garment is too tight or too loose causing those dents ...which goes back to these sorry ass doctors not fitting patients correctly on the 1st place. I truly believe my seroma was cause by Vanity giving me too tight of a garment (could barely breathe in it). If the garment does not fit properly then what good is it? I don't know how cortez office does it with garments but at vanity they just called me the day before surgery to ask what size garment I needed...that let me know they don't even bother ensuring it's a proper fit. ..just shove you in and send you on your way.
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He should have sucked out the max limit of fat as well as told you that you may need to get a tummy tuck if there was too much loose skin. Are you wearing your garment with the foams? Why I ask that is because when I don't I get those crazy dents (lower crease can be created even by loose panties and top line would be my like my legging band pushing it up). It almost looks like how mine did at the top and it turn out to be pockets of fluid. Cortez needs to refund quite a few ladies their money so they can go to a doc who isnt so careless...im sorry but for his prices his work should be top notch.
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I agree with you^^^. I though I may have pockets of fluid also because it just doesn't seem right to have such a bad job but when I seen him at 2 months he kept saying I need compression. He knows I been doing that because I bought all the garments I needed from him and the board. So he can't make up things there. I agree about the crease. I get it from just wearing shorts or panties. Why though? Will that ever stop??
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Yes it will after your skin has completely reattached...it's like to sue is still at a moldable stage right now. Another reason it's good to wear compression as well as the foams so none of those clothing marks become permanent.
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Meant it not to sue...
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I'm 6 months post surgery and it hasn't completely reattached
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Damn...it took about 4 months for mine to reattach with my 1st bbl and I'm right at 3 months now so I'm just praying mine does soon.
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Hello doll!! I m SOOO sorry your not happy.. I was told my belly would hang after surgery and girl I started working out and using wraps and my belly looks damn good.. How far along are you? And have you started working out?
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Nikita, so the wraps do help with tightening the skin!?? What about knocking off inches?
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They will not knock off inches but I wish it would. I bought it and used it but didn't see any huge major change. I don't believe in those things cause I think its a waste if money. What does work is strict diet and cardio. I stopped training for almost 1.5 weeks now butback int it next week. When im stressed out I screw up my diet and vegetate.
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I believe wraps help some woman tighten up skin maybe not every one but most it does.. But it's like any other weight loss program... You have to do it like how they say.. I know a friend that did it after having a baby and lost a lot but she was working out and dieting plus the wraps
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I like them but you have to use them like theysay.. But yes working out and dieting is seriously the best thing.. It's hard I know lol we have talked bout this :) don't stress boo just think positive :) I've been sick this whole week so I haven't worked out and I'm made :( but tomorrow I will :) how have you been doll?!?
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I hear ya, I have been doing zumba. That's the only thing that keeps me going and not get bored. I just have to be consistent!! I have been eating a lot better that's why I knocked off ten pounds in 1.5 weeks. Damn I'm always tryin to take the easy way out. With my thyroid problems and having pcos, its always been super hard for me to lose weight. I have to always be on top of it!
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I guess my main thing is tightening up my skin.like they say You never know till u try. :)
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I do the wraps when I want to knock a few inches of water off for an day...it's temporary as that's all its doing is knocking off water which will come back naturally in a few days. I do mine own instead if buying expensive ones. Put Bengay or icyhot mixed with cheap cellulite lotion, wrap with cheap suran wrap, secure with a workout band for about 5 hours. It may help with the loose skin issue just in the sense the compression is helping secure tissue back to the wall.
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Ooooo thanks for the tip:) that's something ill definitely try!! My body does retain a lot of fluid at times so I try to detox to get all the bad toxins out.
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