Dr. Wilberto Cortes, known as Dr. Hourglass by fellow surgeons and potential patients alike, is a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Houston. Born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, he decided to go to medical school and become a plastic surgeon at an early age. He was fascinated with the hourglass shape, vowing to become one of the finest buttock surgeons in the world.
“There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.”
Dr. Cortes followed these words of wisdom to the letter. He went to the Ponce School of Medicine in 1997, graduating as number one in his class. He subsequently chose plastic surgery – one of the most competitive fields in medicine – as his specialty before being accepted into an acclaimed plastic surgery program in the United States. He completed six years of rigorous training as a resident of general surgery and plastic surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Furthermore, he spent six months participating in specialized clinical training about hand surgery. Dr. Cortes traveled around the country to learn and train with the best body contouring surgeons after finishing his fellowship program.
Due to his ambition to be the best and to continuously improve, he devised superior methods for his surgeries, finding the traditional methods to be less efficient and satisfactory in comparison. Ever the perfectionist, Dr. Hourglass continues to refine these new methods over the past 7 years. However, he has not disregarded the old methods. Some of his best procedures were built upon existing techniques, but with his studious research, he has improved them beyond expectations.
Over the years, he has had the privilege of learning from some of the foremost authorities on plastic surgery. He was was one of the first to notice that curvaceous bodies were beginning to trend in the early 2000s, highlighting a significant portion of the populace which appeared to be open to the idea of plastic surgery due to their idolization of celebrities.
Upon doing his own research into existing medical techniques and journals, Dr. Cortes discovered that current surgical techniques would be unsatisfactory for achieving the desired hourglass shape. As soon as he opened his private practice in 2008, Dr. Cortes became a leading expert in hourglass body procedures, which includes the following techniques:
Hourglass buttock implant
Hourglass tummy tuck
Hourglass buttock augmentation with the use of fat
Hourglass mommy makeover
Hourglass hip procedure
Additionally, he developed and introduced the revolutionary Wonder breast lift and Wonder breast reduction technique. These procedures are known for the reliability and efficiency of their results, which improves the body’s appearance and contours through the reconstruction of each and every aspect affected by age and other factors.
Dr. Cortes has been featured in multiple television programs. Famous entertainers and celebrities are just some of the names on his long list of clients. Dr. Cortes is an amazing surgeon – an artist with a gift for identifying flaws and bringing out a patient’s beauty through his innovative procedures.