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Dr. Marcos Cuevas Soto

Because of his passion in art, he was always interested in Plastic Surgery. With this motivation he joined the Jalisco Institute of Reconstructive Surgery Dr. Jose Guerrero Santos (IJCR) in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Given that Dr. Guerrero Santos is considered a master of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery worldwide.

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Frequent questions

  • What is the age to start getting plastic surgery?

    It depends on the nature of the surgery, the question is not about age, but about how healthy you are to face a surgical procedure. Each case must be evaluated individually with a trusted surgeon. Although if the question is due to surgery such as mammoplasty, liposuction, and rhinoplasty, which are the most common, in these cases it is advisable to wait until the growth stage ends, which on average ends at the age of 16. years.

  • How safe are the cosmetic surgeries?

    If the procedure is performed by a professional and it is properly planned, it performs an adequate diagnosis to the patient and uses good tools, it will end with excellent results. Hence the importance of choosing a trusted and experienced surgeon.

  • Can several surgeries performed at the same time?

    If possible, everything depends on the health conditions and the diseases that the patient has; besides the surgery time and the complexity of the procedures.

  • After plastic surgery, how long should I wait to exercise?

    Depends on the procedure, usually after two days you can walk, it is recommended to wait at least 3 weeks to perform high impact exercises such as running to avoid any bruising or bleeding. To lift weights if it is recommended to wait between 10 and 12 weeks, while the muscular part heals.

  • Can breast implants cause cancer?

    In many studies carried out around the world it has been shown that there is no relationship between the occurrence of breast cancer and the use of silicone prostheses. In fact, almost everywhere in the world silicone implants are the most used, even in patients who undergo breast reconstruction after mastectomies for cancer. Multiple studies conducted worldwide show that women with breast implants have a lower incidence of breast cancer than those who do not.

  • Is it possible to gain weight after liposuction?

    Completely false. Undergoing liposuction is the same as doing a diet. When you make a diet and reduce a certain amount of weight, you must take care not to regain that weight, through a balanced diet, exercises, etc. With liposuction the same thing happens. The results may be the best, however, if you do not take care of yourself, you will gain weight and gain weight. The advantage of liposuction is that if that weight gain is not exaggerated, when you lose those extra pounds again, you will have the same figure you had when you operated.

  • Should I use strip and for how long?

    The use of the belt in the post operative is very important to guarantee the optimal results of a liposuction. The postoperative girdle fulfills several functions, initially after surgery, it is used to reduce the formation of fluid and the initial process of inflammation. Subsequently, the band favors the retraction of the skin and allows it to adapt to the body and the new figure worked with surgery. The strip should be used for a period of 2 to 3 months as this is the time it takes the tissues to return to their original state after surgery and the process of inflammation.

  • Can you eliminate stretch marks that pregnancy left me with a tummy tuck?

    The stretch marks that are located below the navel and are accompanied by marked flaccidity in the skin can be removed during a tummy tuck. If there is no significant flaccidity in the abdominal skin, the effort and costs of performing a tummy tuck just to remove stretch marks is not justified, as the stretch marks are replaced by a scar. Stretch marks located above the navel can not be removed during surgery.

  • How long should I wait after pregnancy to have surgery?

    To perform any type of cosmetic surgery after a delivery, you must wait until the late or prolonged puerperium, which is four (4) to six (6) months, to return the normal parameters that are altered during pregnancy, and the hormonal effect has given way.

  • Why should I go to one of your medical consultations?

    Cosmetic surgery is a discipline that must treat each patient individually. Each one of us presents unique anatomical features, with a structure of tissues that can vary greatly according to age, sex, habits, etc. This makes it impossible to transfer the experience from one patient to another. It may even be that in your case there are characteristics that make you a less suitable candidate or with greater surgical risk. All this information and some more are explained conveniently during the consultation, supported if necessary by graphics or computer simulations. You will also have the opportunity to see results similar to yours.

  • Are massages necessary and how many massages should I take?

    Yes, they are necessary. If you have practiced Abdominoplasty and / or Liposculpture you should give yourself at least 10 massage sessions as soon as possible.