I went to to Cortes on in July 2014 for a BBL. When I first called to get information about the procedure Deanna was nice enough to answer all of my questions and so was Mariel. Mariel is the nicest of all and since she had a BBL there before she started working there she can really relate to customers. Lucy was the appointment coordinator and was never courteous enough to get back to me with answers to questions. I would have to constantly remind her to send me receipts. She even told me that I should stay in the Conroe area instead of Houston because if they did house visits Conroe would be closer for them. BUT, come to find out, Houston would have been fine as well according to Cortes' wife who also works there. By then I had already booked the Conroe hotel which was terrible as opposed to the Houston hotel. That in itself was very frustrating.
The nurse who checks me in before going into the operating room and who takes all your personal items and locks them up was very rude! Not much to say about that, she was not the right person to see before going under the knife. The anesthesiologists were very nice. I researched their credentials as well as Cortes' and they all had no sanctions or anything. It's important to do your research on the hospital (or facility), doctor, and anesthesiologist. When I woke up, I felt like I had only been asleep for 1 minute. I remember my vagina hurting and then they told me I had a tube down there so I could urinate without having to get up. They said that I had to lay in bed on my stomach for 12 hours before getting up. I had to eat that way too. Surprisingly, I woke up very hungry. They gave me a hamburger and then I fell right back asleep, I guess it was because of the anesthesia. The staff was ok, some better than others. The next day I went home.
At post-op I told the doctor that I was concerned because my stomach had a fold and he did not say anything. Actually, the person who saw me at the post-op appointment and who actually spent time with me and took out the drains and surgical glue was Deanna! That really bothered me and that was not professional at all on his part. Oh and the wait time in the waiting room at his office is unbelievable. There were people lined outside waiting to see the man. After seeing Deanna for my post op appointment, I left and flew back home 2 days after. I realized that instead of laying down in the back seat (which was very uncomfortable and gave me motion sickness), I could actually position myself by kneeling in the back seat and putting my legs under the passenger seat. It was more comfortable for me. Not once do they call you to check up on you or anything, but it's ok. What mattered the most were my results and even that was mediocre and here is why:
-my stomach has lots of folds and dents which I come to find out is Cortes' new signature of his work
-I still have back fat
-he did not lipo my arms like he said he would
-top of my stomach still has fat and my lower stomach has less fat which makes me look lopsided in the front
-I can tell which side of my body he operated on first (looks like he got lazy when he did my left side cause my right butt cheek is bigger)…in general my ride side looks better than my left
-inner thighs have dents and is very uneven
-butt cheeks have SEVERAL dents/dimples which never existed before
-I do have some curves and stomach is flatter but he did not give me what I asked for
-I told him I wanted lower butt cheekage and he only injected fat at the top of my butt SOOO NOW, my lower butt is flatter than the top of my butt because he only injected fat in top of my butt! I can see all the scars/incisions which is how I know
-I am not really happy about the results...
…which brings me to round 2 of my BBL journey with a DIFFERENT doctor……
Stay tuned ladies!