Diabetes and Depression

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1) The Quiet Crisis Within Diabetes.

2) A Hidden Danger of Diabetes.

3) Are Physicians Aware Of This Danger?

4) Does Depression Cause Diabetes?

5) The Formation of Depression Post-Hypnotic Suggestions.

6) Summary

5) Next Issue Highlights.

The Quiet Crisis Within Diabetes

Depression is a ‘quiet crisis’ facing diabetics, their families and their health care providers. Financially and emotionally this crisis is exacting a terrible cost.

The purpose of this and following articles is to share important information about depression and how a hypnotist can responsibly and effectively help a diabetic with depression. This assistance will help to improve a diabetic’s life by (a) reducing the suffering from this painful state of mind and being and (b) thus enhance their diabetes management skills which will therefore result in a state of enhanced health.

Bear in mind the importance of your contribution as a hypnotist. You can make an incredible difference because even a small reduction in a diabetic’s long term blood sugar levels can result in a marked decrease in the likelihood of diabetic complications.

A Hidden Danger of Diabetes

A largely unknown hence, hidden danger of diabetes is that diabetics have twice the risk of non-diabetics for becoming depressed. Dr. Richard Doctor of Duke University states that: “Diabetes more than doubles the odds of suffering from depression at some point. One third of people with diabetes have been diagnosed with significant depression and 11 percent with major depression–twice the rate in the non-diabetic population (1).”

What is obvious and yet, not really obvious about the preceding statement is that being diagnosed with a major disease is traumatic. This, in and of itself, can lead to depression–never mind all the other contributing factors that are related to diabetes and depression.

For example, a contributing factor to depression in a diabetic can be their physiological state. As noted by Doctor, there is research indicating that high blood sugars cause biochemical changes in the brain that can lead to depression. (2)

Are Physician’s Aware Of This Danger?

Physicians by and large, are extremely busy and the demands on them are greater than most can imagine. It is no wonder that many of them are simply not aware that their diabetic clients are two times more likely to suffer from depression. If they knew this, they would probably be more likely to refer their diabetic clients with poor blood sugar control to someone who could help.

When appropriate, a hypnotist can help in key ways because a hypnotist is trained to be a motivational coach and stress management consultant. One way a trained hypnotist can help a depressed person with diabetes will be explained later in this article. But first, let’s look at an important question.

Does Depression Cause Diabetes?

This is an important question for many reasons. Probably one of the more compelling reasons to deeply consider this idea is because, if true to some degree, then it begs this question: Wouldn’t the validity of this concept make the majority of treatment efforts inappropriate and/or ineffective to some degree? Consider the plight of many frustrated nurses and doctors who will attest that no matter what they do for their patients, nothing seems to work.

This statement is not meant to denigrate in any way the efforts of so many. It is meant to highlight the importance of timely consideration of the depression-diabetes connection before the cost for all concerned becomes not only debilitating, but also tragically unnecessary.

Consider this: Evidence, that will be discussed shortly, shows there is a strong connection between depression and diabetes. This is important because, unless diabetes treatment programs are sculpted to target a largely unaddressed cause and exacerbating feature of diabetes, many of those at risk will only become worse. Those at risk include person’s with pre-diabetes as well as those with diabetes.

This pragmatic approach also prompts one to think about the idea that perhaps with re-targeted treatment methods, many of those with diabetes may actually experience a remission of symptoms. And, dwell on the idea of how many may be able to avoid developing diabetes.

Bear with me a moment while I explain. Untreated depression in those with diabetes is a personal tragedy for all family members but most especially children. I state this because children have no coping skills to handle the emotional burden of a depressed and diabetic parent.

Imagine being a child helplessly watching your mother (as in my case) being slowly, inexorably, taken apart emotionally and physically by the deadly combination of poorly controlled diabetes and untreated depression.

It is because of this searing pain that I am driven to reach whomever I can with my Diabetes Motivational Coaching TM training so that perhaps some little boy somewhere doesn’t have to watch his mother go blind emotionally and physically.

I realize this may sound disingenuous or dramatic to some and I understand but I make no apologies because it is true. In fact, my feelings go far deeper than what I have communicated here. You see, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree and now that hypnosis has helped me to put my life on a previously undreamed of healthy course, my motivation is intensified because I think so many times: “What if my mother had been able to have access to these methods? How much better would her life be now?”

Now, to tie all this in to my point that perhaps an innovative approach can actually prevent diabetes: The challenge with current diabetic treatments is that no amount of chemical management (including anti-depressants as well as insulin, etc.) will ever ameliorate this significant cause of diabetes. (Depression) This is because these treatments do not address the root of the problem. Furthermore, no amount of medication given to one individual will ever prevent another from developing diabetes.

The last point seems odd until you consider a landmark Swedish study (3) in which it was discovered that there is a disturbingly high correlation between traumatic childhood life events (4) and diabetes-related auto-immune activity. This study involved 17,000 children born between 1997 and 1999. One of many conclusions in this study is that: “Experiences of serious life events (e.g., parental separation, serious illness, or death in the family) has been suggested to trigger type 1 diabetes(5) or the auto-immune process behind the disease.(6)”

An additional interesting point to take away from the preceding considerations is that current treatment programs treat one person. Limited efficacy and high cost. However, if a patient were to receive Diabetes Motivational Coaching TM then more than one person can receive the positive benefits because a healthier, non-depressed diabetic parent is less likely to have a precipitating influence on their child. Two for the price of one. A win-win situation from so many angles. Obviously more study is required but the premise is intriguing and the evidence it is based on is reasonably sound.

Another win-win benefit of appropriate, innovative treatment is that the exacerbating (and ultimately very costly) effects of depression on those with diabetes can likely be reduced or eliminated.

So, what can a properly trained hypnotist do? One key way a properly trained hypnotist can help is to reduce or eliminate depression in an individual (diabetic or not) by helping them to eliminate depression activating post-hypnotic suggestions.

The Formation of Depression Activating Post-Hypnotic Suggestions
A post-hypnotic response is a cause-effect belief program that powerfully dictates behavior. Another way to look at this is that when a specific stimulus becomes uniquely associated with a strong internal state, you have a post-hypnotic suggestion and effect. (stimulus/response)

For example, the physical lethargy and mental apathy that accompanies very high (or low) blood sugars can be a contributing factor to inappropriate cause-effect belief formation. To illustrate, let me share with this case: Shortly before I was diagnosed with diabetes, my cognitive functions were significantly reduced and my affect was severely depressed.

In layman’s terms this means I felt like garbage due primarily to out of control blood sugar levels that were causing me to lose my vision as well as feel awful. (What is interesting to note is that diabetes and its attendant emotional/physical affects can go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed for years.)

Now, when a person has a strong emotional feeling, that affect state can then become associated with whatever situation and/or thoughts they are currently experiencing. I.E., uncontrolled diabetic consequences coupling with a relationship break-up, a job loss or any other stressful situation. These are common events but note that even a small, insignificant incident can also be implicated. This confluence of events is called an I.S.E. or Initial Sensitizing Event. (Please note that, as in the case of many phobias, some initial sensitizing events can have a profound post-hypnotic impact after only one learning event.)

The next stage in deepening the power of this erroneous belief programming occurs when a person is next exposed to the same stimuli that were initially associated with a powerful, negative state of mind.

The result? Generally, with enough repetition and enough time, feelings can become facts cognitively and physically. And then, a pseudo-depression cycle is perpetuated.

As a quick illustration imagine a large spider near your foot. Now, if you are a person who becomes upset when big, hairy spiders with lots of eyes and big fangs are near you, then your body will respond to some degree.

Now, imagine being unconsciously reminded (triggered or post-hypnotically influenced) to thinking and therefore feeling, many times a day that there is a nasty spider about to crawl up your leg. Ultimately, this could become a panic disorder that can even attach itself to unrelated objects and/or events. In fact, this is not uncommon.

Hopefully, this example will help to illustrate why I call it pseudo-depression. I do this because the belief syllogism is: “I feel depressed (like garbage) therefore there must be reasons.”

And, when feelings happen, a person must make sense out of their world. So, they justify this unconscious, powerful, emotional experience with a conscious understanding that usually takes the form of inappropriate cause-effect associations. I.E., “I am feeling depressed because of my job–spouse–life–” or whatever seemingly reasonable explanation is available.

In other words, one’s feelings of depression can be in part or whole, built on erroneous beliefs or, post-hypnotic suggestions. Therefore, all a depressed person may need are the tools and coaching in order to be able to disable erroneous cause-effect belief programs.

To finalize this point, please consider a quote from Breaking The Patterns of Depression, by Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D.:
“For most people, depression is the product of a hurtful way of interpreting and responding to life experiences.”

Summary

In this article I have attempted to share information that will raise awareness on a number of different levels. If you are a person with diabetes and you are hitting a ‘wall’, consult with your physician to discover whether or not you have depression.

If you are a nurse or physician and you have patients who don’t seem to want to take care of themselves, then perhaps there are hidden forces at work. And, there are alternatives that you may not have been aware of before now.

If you are a hypnotist and you wish to help those with diabetes, please remember four things:

1) You must always obtain a fully informed referral from your client’s doctor. If you suspect your client is depressed, never diagnose. In fact, if you think they are depressed, it is incumbent upon you that you suggest they see their physician for an official assessment before you can help them further. Be sure to obtain an additional referral so that you can help them appropriately with their depression if your help is suitable. If you feel you cannot help, don’t.

2) Should a physician or nurse, have time to chat with you, please remind them that if you are only allowed one approach to helping their patient, stress management alone can produce incredible blood sugar lowering benefits over time. This is attested to by an article in a January, 2002 issue of Diabetes Care in which a study done by Doctor shows that: “stress management techniques, when added to standard care, helped reduce glucose levels”. Doctor notes also that: “The change is nearly as large as you would expect to see from some diabetes-control drugs”.

3) Finally, before helping a person with diabetes or depression, you really need to know a great deal about both subjects.

Thank you for reading this article. It is greatly appreciated and I welcome comments.

Cosmetic Dentist

Today more than ever, the choice of a cosmetic dentist Summerlin is a critical decision that should be made with the utmost care. So how do you choose a cosmetic dentist? After all, in today’s marketplace, many general dentists perform at least some types of cosmetic dental procedures. Over the past few years, there has been a dramatic influx of “cosmetic dentists” into the field so much so that in the industry, being a “cosmetic dentist” is almost a cliche?. . . passe?. Why? Because these days, any general dentist who does things as simple as whitening teeth can claim to be a cosmetic dentist. So when someone is looking to get a Hollywood smile, what should they expect? After all, aren’t all dentists the same?

Choosing the right cosmetic dentist Summerlin for you, one with substantial experience in complex cases, extensive hands-on training, and a gentle approach that compliments your needs and wants is critical to achieving the most successful outcome – your gorgeous new smile. Educated and discerning people will realize that most “cosmetic dentistry,” (if done properly), is complex and a precise set of operative procedures that will dramatically affect their lives for years to come.

Selecting a cosmetic dentist can be a difficult and confusing process. In the end, it is a personal decision that each person must make for themselves. We can, however, offer some advice, which our clients have found helpful during the selection process. From discussions with our clients, we believe the most important of these tips include the following:

  1. Take Your Time.

Most cosmetic dental procedures are elective procedures, not emergencies. Time spent learning about the dental procedures, different techniques and materials, and cosmetic dentists you are considering will pay great dividends in terms of your understanding and emotional comfort later. If in doubt, see a number of different cosmetic dentists for a consultation. This will clarify in your own mind those personal characteristics that you would like your cosmetic dentists to have.

  1. Post Graduate Cosmetic Dental Training.

To perform these procedures at the highest level; technical skill, an artistic eye, and a rigorous program of post-graduate training in cosmetic dentistry is needed. It may surprise you to learn that the vast majority of dental schools don’t teach any courses in cosmetic dentistry. For the few that do, they are usually limited to only a few introductory courses. Your mouth is not the place for on-the-job training. Therefore, it is crucial that the cosmetic dentist that you select continually completes series of hands-on courses in cosmetic dentistry. The field changes rapidly and what was state-of-the-art five or ten years ago is not anymore. In depth training is essential to learn the latest techniques and materials to get optimal results. The significance lies not only in developing the dentist’s clinical judgment and technical skill, but also in demonstrating his/her commitment to practicing cosmetic dentistry at the highest level of excellence.

  1. Professional Credentials.

In dentistry as in medicine, specialties exist that indicate a higher level of education, knowledge, and expertise in particular areas of focus. Presently, however, there is not an American Dental Association (ADA) recognized specialty in cosmetic dentistry. In 1984, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) was formed and has filled the need for credentialing in this area. Presently, with 5,000 members in the U.S and in 40 countries around the world, the AACD is the largest international dental organization dedicated specifically to the art and science of cosmetic dentistry. The AACD also administers the leading accreditation program for cosmetic dentistry. The accreditation process is a rigorous program, which requires dentists to attend a number of continuing education courses in cosmetic dentistry, be tested, and submit a number of cosmetic cases to be judged by a panel of cosmetic dentistry experts.

  1. Integrity.

Find a cosmetic dentist who is honest in his/her assessment of your needs and of their ability to meet your expectations. Be wary of the doctor minimizing your recovery period and telling you just how “easy and simple” everything is going to be.

  1. A Caring Approach & Great Communication.

Find a doctor with a good chairside manner who conveys to you that they care about you as a person as well as a client. Cosmetic dentistry is a process not a single operation. Find someone with whom you can talk easily. It is just as important that he/she understands what you desire as that you understand what they are describing. To accomplish these goals, the first thing the cosmetic dentist should do is listen and make sure he or she understands all your concerns, needs and desires as they relate to your dental health and the look of your smile. Only then should they spend time diagnosing and consulting on the recommended treatment plan, which should be individualized for each client.

  1. Perfectionism.

Find a cosmetic dentist who is accurate in his/her evaluation of your needs, precise in the execution of their operative plan, and meticulous in their craftsmanship. Although perfection is unattainable, this doctor will do whatever it takes to do the best job possible without cutting corners, not only to satisfy you, but also to meet their own personal standards of excellence. Make sure the dentist addresses not just the teeth but also gums, lips, facial structure and your specific requests.

  1. An Artistic Eye.

While technical virtuosity is necessary to produce a great clinical result, it is not sufficient.
Excellent cosmetic dentistry demands a highly sophisticated aesthetic sense. In order to achieve an optimal aesthetic result, one must have a clear vision of what is artistically possible and appropriate. In this regard, it helps greatly if the cosmetic dentist has their own in-house laboratory with master ceramists. These special artists can then see you as the client first hand, see your facial complexion and shape and talk with you and the dentist about the desired aesthetic results.

  1. Extensive Smile Makeover Experience.

Before you randomly select a dentist out of the phone book or rely on your long-time family dentist to give you the smile makeover of your dreams, think again. Great cosmetic dentistry is an art. The fact is, many dentists are generalists who simply have not performed cosmetic smile makeovers very many times or with a regularity that leads to mastery of this art. So, if you are considering veneers, for example, you should ask exactly how many veneers the cosmetic dentist has placed. Our doctors have placed not just a few or even a few hundred like many dentists, but rather place thousands of veneers a year. Placing this number of veneers allows our dentists to see a wide variety of many different types of smiles and bring this experience and expertise to enhance your case.

  1. Be Sure You Review Before and After Photos of Work Performed by the Cosmetic Dentist.

You’ll want to look at before and after photos of cosmetic dentistry that has actually been performed by the dentist that you are considering. Beware! There are commercially available photos and albums that show the possibilities for cosmetic dentistry. But, what you want to confirm is that you are seeing the actual work of the dentist you are considering and make sure that the before photos you look at are also cases similar to yours.

  1. Other Things You May Want to Consider.

References from other clients, a tour of the office including sterilization areas, and asking about technology and materials used in the practice are all things you may want to look into. You may also want to check with the state to verify that the dentist does not have a history of complaints or adverse State Dental Board action

Abnormal scarring after buttock implants surgery

Any procedure that involves incisions leads to the development of scars and butt implants in Houston surgery is no exception. Your body reacts against the incisions made to place the implants in your buttocks by forming scars to heal them. The scar is basically created by the myofibroblasts and collagen fibers generated by the body as a natural reaction against the surgical wound.

In most cases, the scar is normal and looks flat. It gradually fades and becomes less noticeable over time. Typically, it takes years for the butt implants scars to become unnoticeable. However, the scar does not completely disappear. It will stay with you for a lifetime.

There are some patients who have a genetic predisposition to develop more disruptive, abnormal, or unsightly scars. For example, when the body reacts by creating too much collagen to heal the incision, a raised or large scar may be formed.

Furthermore, carelessness on the part of the patient during the recovery can also trigger the development of abnormal scars after the butt implants in Houston surgery. Other factors that may trigger the creation of abnormal scars include the surgical technique used, your overall health condition, and the surgeon’s skills and experience.

Abnormal scars are bad scars. They have the tendency to unfold any time after the butt implants surgery. There are two types of unsightly, abnormal, and undesirable scars: the hypertrophic scars and the keloids scars. While both of these scars are unwelcoming, the keloids are more raised, evident, and intense because they appear in the shape of a cauliflower. They are rare but difficult to treat.

Hypertrophic scars are formed as a result of keeping the incision under stress or pressure. For example, when the incision is sutured and closed under high tension or when the patients make a lot of movements during the recovery, it may lead to the development of Hypertrophic scars.

In order to avoid the development of abnormal scars after the buttock implants surgery, be sure to share your complete health and medications history with the surgeon before the procedure. Also, choose your surgeon carefully, avoid physically strenuous activities during the recovery period, and follow the surgeon’s instructions during the recovery period. Doing so would help prevent abnormal scarring after the procedure.

 

You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of the Dentist

You often associate fear of the dentist with children. The anxiety of going to the dentist in Las Vegas also affects adults.

There are many sources for this anxiety. It could have been a bad experience such as being told you have a cavity or need a root canal. Maybe it was a routine procedure that didn’t go as planned. It could have been the smells, and sounds in the office or the bad-tasting teeth cleaner or rinse.

It could also be the long wait or rude staff.

No matter what is behind your fear of the dentist, it is no reason to avoid the dentist all together.

Regular visits to your dentist is vital in maintaining your dental health.

Your teeth and gums are important. Your dentist is there to help you protect them.

Here are some reasons why you should not fear going to the dentist:

1. Improved Technology

Dental technology has come a long way. More use of and reliance on computers and machines make the dentist’s job easier, and makes treatment more comfortable, painless and quick for the patient.

With improved dental technologies, dentists can more accurately assess a patient’s dental health in less time, with less additional equipment and procedures and in less time.

The dental technology aims at improving the patient experience in providing quick, painless, less invasive service.

Increased technology also leads to more effective and correct treatment for each patient.

2. Increased Patient Comfort

More and more dentists offer sedation dentistry to patients who are extremely nervous about going to the dentist. More sedation options allow the dentist to administer the right level to patients.

Sedation doesn’t mean that the patient is unconscious. Sedation can range from laughing gas that relaxes the patient to injections that relax the patient and numb the area where the dental work is done.

If you’re uptight and dread experiencing pain or discomfort, sedation dentistry can relax you and give you a more pleasant experience.

A relaxed patient also makes the dentist’s job easier, meaning you’ll have a quicker visit.

3. Improved Patient Relations

The dental field is becoming increasingly competitive. Dentists therefore, rely on positive patient experiences to stay in business.

Most dentist continue their education and knowledge about the advancements in dentistry and the new and improved ways to do procedures that make it more comfortable for the patient.

Dentist offices strive to make the patient experience pleasant the minute they walk in the door. Friendly, personable and professional staff is now a standard.

Reception rooms now have TVs and other electronic options to keep patients occupied and entertained.

More and more dental schools are teaching future dentists the importance of patient relations stressing that there are now more dental options for patients to try than ever.

Fewer dentists are going into narrow dental specialties and are, instead, offering a greater diversification of services to make it more convenient for patients.

The patient has more power.

WHY IMPLANT DISPLACEMENT OCCURS

Introduction

The breast implants Houston augmentation procedure involves the enlargement of the breasts by introducing a mammary implant that is filled with either silicone gel or saline solution. This is performed through a small incision, in a pocket created behind the mammary gland or the pectoral muscle.

Breast implants have been used in cosmetic surgery in Houston and reconstructive plastic surgery Houston for the breasts for more than 30 years. The experience we gathered, both from a surgical point of view and through technology of the implants has helped to achieve spectacular results.

As you may know, there are no physical exercises and no hormonal treatments, no magic potions or creams that will have a notable effect on the volume of small breasts. Aside from the surgical method provided through plastic surgery, there is no way that can efficiently impact the consistency of the breasts. This is why the breast augmentation procedure has become one of the most sought after cosmetic procedures, in the United States and around the globe. In the United States alone, approximately one million women undergo breast augmentation each year.

While the breast augmentation surgery becomes more and more popular, it is still important to remember that this procedure can help many women to achieve a better self-image, leading to an improved level of self-esteem.

Indications For Breast Augmentation With Implants

 This type of procedure addresses women with breasts that are too small when compared to the rest of their body. The data will be gathered through extensive measurements and calculations in the plastic surgeon’s office. It is also recommended for women with medium size breasts that are sagging as a result of massive weight loss, genetics, multiple pregnancies, or for women who never had fully developed breasts.

Before the surgery, the patient will be carefully examined by the plastic surgeon and everything will be taken into consideration: the size and shape of the body, the dimensions of the breasts and their projection compared to the thorax, as well as the shape, position and the dimensions of the mammary areola. Measurements will be performed, and the doctor will calculate all the data in order to understand correctly and objectively the issues and to be able to decide the surgical strategy necessary to solve them.

If the small volume of the breasts is accompanied by mammary ptosis (sagging of the breasts) to a level that can’t be corrected through implants alone, the excess skin can be also removed through the association of a mastopexy procedure. This is an intervention that can be performed at the same time as the breast augmentation, or in a different setting.

Risks and Complications of Breast Augmentation Surgery

Once the patient makes the decision to undergo breast augmentation with mammary implants, the questions about the risks and complications begin to surface. It is only natural to be interested in both the benefits and the potential side effects of the breast implant surgery. What is important to know is that two of the most common issues that you might encounter are implant displacement and capsular contracture. These are just two of potential complications that can occur after the breast enhancement procedure, and they are specific to this type of surgery. Other unpleasant situations after the breast augmentation intervention can be related to the rupture or deflation of the implants, aside from their migration.

All of these side effects are highly related to the type of implant that the patient and the plastic surgeon have chosen. For example, the specialists are still trying to figure out all the reasons behind the deflation of the saline solution filled breast implants.

While not all the potential risks and complications have known causes or can be avoided, there are things that we know, and we should consider when getting breast implant surgery.

 

Sports Can Lead to Implant Displacement

 

The experts have all agreed; for women with breast implants, sports can be dangerous. Due to the ample movements of the arms during strenuous physical activities,t he mammary implants can get displaced. The anatomically shaped implants that have the shape of a tear can capsize, hence changing the shape of the breasts. This is one of the reasons that if you are a sports enthusiast, the plastic surgeon might recommend the round breast implants.

In the case of implant displacement, there is not much the patient can do. The solution is a surgical one, as there is no other treatment. The breast implants will be removed by the plastic surgeon and then repositioned in a proper manner.

The implant displacement is not usually a complication for which the plastic surgeon is responsible. There are rare cases when it occurs, and it is mostly due to the patient’s lack of understanding of the post-surgical recommendations.

If you know that your hobbies or daily activities require the extensive use of your arms, and in a manner that can be considered rough, make sure you mention this to your doctor during the initial consultation. This is not a contraindication for the breast augmentation surgery with mammary implants, but the plastic surgeon might give you a certain set of recommendations to follow before and after surgery.

 

Conclusion

 

Implant displacement can occur during sports when an ample arm movement can cause the implant to change position. This tends to happen during more strenuous physical exercise or a more aggressive sport. It only occurs in rare cases, and the patient shouldn’t worry about the implications of this potential complication. The solution is simple: a corrective surgical procedure will be scheduled to repair the implant displacement. While the implant displacement is more of an aesthetic issue than a medical one, the patient is required to see the doctor as soon as possible after noticing the issue.

 

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ABOUT DR. CORTES

Dr. Cortes is a board-certified plastic surgeon that is known worldwide as Dr. Hourglass. He specializes in multiple cosmetic procedures including Brazilian buttock augmentation, breast implants, breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, liposuction, tummy tucks, fat transfer, thigh lift, and arm lift, among others. His practice is located in the prestigious Galleria area in downtown Houston.

Dr. Cortes has developed multiple procedures to provide his patients with an hourglass shape, including the hourglass tummy tuck, the hourglass lipo, the hourglass mommy makeover, and the hourglass hip procedure. He specializes and is an expert in cosmetic revisions. Dr. Cortes also has developed breast techniques including the wonder breast lift and the wonder breast reduction. Due to his keen eye and attention to detail, Dr. Cortes routinely sees patients from all over the world who come to be evaluated for impressive results.

 

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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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THE IMPORTANCE OF GIRDLES AFTER LIPOSUCTION

If we were to make a list of the most requested cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States and the world, liposuction would get one of the first positions. And it is easy to see why, since we all know that fat deposits on the abdomen, knees, or thighs are incredibly hard to get rid of through exercise and diet. Some of us, despite our best efforts—exercise with a professional trainer, a diet suggested by an experienced nutritionist, and a balanced lifestyle—still are unable to remodel our bodies into the shape we would like to have. Some areas of the body just have fat deposits that won’t go away no matter what. That is when we need the help of a plastic surgeon and liposuction.

There are areas of the body where fat deposits are almost impossible to eliminate by doing regular exercise and maintaining a healthy diet. More than this, the adipose tissue in those areas tends to increase with time and aging instead of shrinking. When this happens, liposuction is a sure bet to get rid of the unwanted fat deposits and remodel your body in your desired image.

The benefits of the liposuction procedure not only include body remodeling, a better-looking silhouette, and smooth and firm body contours, but also, due to the short duration of the intervention, fast post-operative recovery and an almost complete absence of visible scars. Because the liposuction procedure is quite minimally invasive, the psychological stress on the patient is significantly reduced, and the healing process mostly takes place in the comfort of the patient’s own home. Within a few days of the surgery, the patient can return to work, with the only recommendation being that he or she should avoid any physical efforts for a few weeks. While day-to-day life can be resumed within a few days after the liposuction procedure, there are doctor’s recommendations that will need to be followed for a longer period of time to ensure a proper recovery.
One of the most important recommendations is to wear the girdle after the liposuction for the period the doctor suggests. It can be for as little as two weeks or as long as a few months if the doctor thinks it is necessary, depending on each patient’s condition. While some patients might complain about the need to wear a girdle, this is an important step in the recovery process. The girdle can help decrease swelling and lumpiness and also prevent contour deformities.
Some patients give up on the girdle and deem it unnecessary long before the doctor’s suggested deadline, but this is not a smart move. The compression girdle is important, and without it the healing process can be delayed. Wearing the girdle is not uncomfortable, although sometimes it is possible for the girdle to be too tight. If you feel discomfort while wearing the girdle, consult your doctor about it, but don’t take it off, unless your doctor advises you to do so.

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Mastopexy: Step by Step

Introduction
Long gone are the days when you were complimented daily for your breasts and when you could parade them all day by wearing perfectly fitted dresses. Because of gravity and the natural aging process, your breasts gradually change, making you wish you could get back the amazing shape and firmness of your breasts from years ago. Some people make their breasts more attractive by using complicated bras. However, if you want to make your breasts youthful permanently, then it is probably time for you to get a mastopexy. It is a procedure commonly known as breast lifting.

About mastopexy

Mastopexy is the plastic surgery procedure designed to contour and lift sagging breasts. At the same time, it can also reduce the size of the areola if the patient wants to. Most women experience the loss of firmness in their breasts as they age, which also lead to sagging breasts. The loss of skin elasticity is only natural and we will all experience it sooner or later. If these things didn’t happen, then our skin should be the same in our 20s and in our 60s. Unfortunately, this is never the case. Furthermore, these issues can also be genetic. For example, if your family has poor skin quality, it is highly possible it will be passed on to you and you’ll be facing them earlier than usual. Another reason is that loss of breast firmness can occur after pregnancies and weight loss.

The changes in skin elasticity are progressive and usually occur between 20 to 40 years. The volume of the mammary gland can stay the same, but the firmness and position of the breasts might be lost.

Fortunately, the mastopexy intervention can reestablish the firmness of your breasts as well as correct their position even without augmenting or reducing the breasts dimensions. If the breasts have also lost volume due to breast tissue atrophy and the patient desires bigger breasts, we can combine the mastopexy procedure with breast implants.

Mastopexy step by step
The intervention is always performed under general anesthetic and lasts for about two to three hours. It depends on the complexity of each case and the quantity of breast tissue that needs to be removed. There are several techniques for the mastopexy. The most commonly used one requires an incision in the shape of an anchor and follows the natural contour of the breast. The surplus skin is removed, while the nipple and areola are elevated to the area the surgeon decided on before the surgery. At the same time, the mammary gland will be fixed to a new position. This will result into a circular scar around the areola, a vertical scar going all the way towards the inframammary line, and another scar in the inframammary line.
The patients who have small breasts and a mild case of breasts ptosis (breasts sagging) can be good candidates for different techniques that would require smaller incisions. If you have decided upon using a breast implant, it will be inserted into a pocket made under the mammary gland or under the pectoral muscle. Drain tubes will be inserted in order to avoid the accumulation of fluids at the incision site.

It is important for the patient to understand that these types of plastic surgeries will leave behind visible and permanent scars. Of course, the scars will fade and become less visible. People who don’t know about your surgery likely won’t even notice.
Mastopexy: pre and post-operative care
As a precaution, it is forbidden to take aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs for at least one to two weeks before the intervention. Smoking is also prohibited for at least two weeks before and after the surgery as it can interfere with wound healing and the recovery process in general. Furthermore, the surgery should not be performed when the patient has her menstruation.
All surgeries come with its own risks and potential complications. In the case of plastic surgery, when all the safety measures have been taken and an experienced and qualified team performs the surgery, the complications are rare or minor. We are talking mostly about localized infections or hematomas. In terms of the exact recovery time, this depends on the patient as each body has its own healing capabilities.
Mastopexy: what to expect after the surgery
The breast lifting procedure will leave you with more attractive breasts that are firm and in a more elevated position. If the procedure was performed without breast implants, don’t expect to see an increase in the volume of your breasts because the sole purpose of the intervention is the elevation of the breasts. The goal is not to make them look bigger, rather, we want it to be perkier.

Make sure to discuss all the details and aspects of the procedure with your plastic surgeon, as well as you desires and expectations in order to get the best possible results.
Conclusion
The mastopexy, also known as a breast lift, can offer you the bust you have always dreamed of. If you had impressive looking breasts when you were younger, but you have noticed that their vitality is long gone now, the breast lifting procedure might be the solution for you.
The condition and quality of your skin are one of the factors that determine breasts sagging, as well as genetic inheritance, gravity, and the natural aging process. What happens over the years is that the skin loses elasticity hence it becomes lax, causing the breasts to sag. Breasts sagging is inevitable, especially if you are after a certain age. Fortunately, even though the aging process can’t be stopped, you can delay it with the help of plastic surgery.
The mastopexy provides impressive results in most cases, with highly satisfied patients. They are pleased with the appearance, size, and shape of their newly lifted breasts. With that said, the results of a breast lift are somewhat temporary because of the natural aging process. But don’t let that stop you from enjoying your new breasts!

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