To top
27 May

Why do you need to stop taking birth control pills before your plastic surgery?

Nowadays, there are several types of plastic surgeries that can help a person significantly improve a problematic area in their body. Plastic surgeries are elective surgeries that people who are in a good state of health undergo. Surgery provides a solution to the problems that exercise and diets cannot properly address.

If you are planning to do an elective plastic surgery, there is a recommended process. Make sure you have all the facts about the procedure you are seriously contemplating. Do your research. Get as much information online or from testimonials. The next step is having an initial consultation with the surgeon. In this consultation period, the surgeon will assess you to determine the right procedure that best fits your goals. It is also the time to ask questions and candidly discuss concerns with your surgeon to help you arrive at an informed decision.

During the consultation, the surgeon will also need to know everything about your current health condition, as well as the medications you are taking or have taken because certain medications may interfere with the success of the surgery. One of them would be birth control pills.

Some surgeons tell their patients to stop taking birth control pills weeks before the surgery but there are also some surgeons who don’t. The reason is because birth control pills increase the risk of developing deep vein thrombosis. Deep vein thrombosis or blood clot formation in the veins is a very dangerous complication that can be fatal.

Some studies show that patients who take oral contraceptives or birth control pills during or before their surgery are more likely to be admitted to the hospital for treatment of thrombosis. As a precaution, a lot of surgeons would suggest their patients to stop using the birth control pills weeks before and after the surgery as the high estrogen content of the birth control pills places the patients at risk of developing blood clots.

For women who are at high risk of pregnancy, some surgeons suggest taking pills that do not contain estrogen but have progestin in them instead. Ultimately, the surgeon together with the patient’s OB/GYN physician will decide whether they will require their patients to stop using the pills or not. It is a precautionary measure that many surgeons make in order to lessen the risk of developing blood clots. It is also true that there are still surgeons who do not necessarily require their patients to stop using the birth control pills, especially if the plastic surgery is minimally invasive.

Whether or not the surgeon requires a patient to stop the use of birth control pills before the surgery, the patient must strictly follow the recommendations of the surgeon. The surgeon is the one in full control during surgery so the patient should learn to trust and follow the doctor’s advice. To ensure the success of the surgery and preclude possible complications, the patient needs to honestly answer questions raised by the surgeon. Just as patients need to know all the facts and risks to make an informed decision, the surgeon will also need to know all there is to know about the state of health of the patient to make proper assessment and evaluation, as well as suitably recommend what should be done before, during and after the surgery.



Make sure that you connect with us on the hourglass TV:

Monday: Bootyman 6:00 P.M. CST on YouTube

Tuesday: Wonder Breasts 6:00 P.M. CST on YouTube

Wednesday: Star Bodies 6:00 P.M. CST on YouTube

Thursday: Hourglass operating room and Shoddy 6:00 P.M. CST on YouTube

Friday: Superhourglass 6:00 P.M. CST on YouTube



Facebook live: Dr. Wilberto Cortes

Periscope: Dr. Wilberto Cortes (@drhourglass)

Snapchat: drhourglass (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.



To view Dr. Cortes’s impressive results, you can log on to his multiple websites:




You can contact his office by email at 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.



To view Dr. Cortes’s impressive results, you can also follow him on the following social media sites:

Facebook – Dr. Wilberto Cortes

Twitter- @drhourglass

Instagram- dr_cortes  

YouTube – Wilberto Cortes M.D.

YouTube – Wilberto Cortes

Snapchat – Dr. Cortes


Whats’ app – 936-499-8075

Linkedin – Wilberto Cortes

Google Plus- Dr. WilbertoCortesLive

Vimeo- Wilberto Cortes

Pinterest- Dr. Wilberto Cortes Plastic Surgeon

Periscope- Dr. Wilberto Cortes – @drhourglass


No Comments

Leave a reply

Hi there! Click one of our representatives below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.