By Constantino Mendieta, MD | March 5, 2013
Every fat grafting case (“fat transfer”) is unique, thereby requiring surgeons to create individualized approaches for their patients. According to a 2012 report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), this reshaping technique is at its height: “Renewed interest in techniques using the patient’s own fat for cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery has been noted in recent years. In these procedures, fat harvested from one part of the body is transferred to other areas- for example, fat obtained from the thighs using liposuction has been used for breast augmentation and reshaping.”
As the fat transfer method grows in popularity, be sure to keep in mind how important it is to find a qualified surgeon to perform your procedure.
At my practice, patients may anticipate excellent butt enhancement results after undergoing my signature 3D fat transfer technique – “Highlight Liposculpting and Lipo Fat Transfer.” As a world-renowned Miami butt enhancement surgeon, I understand that not only does every individual have a unique shape and size; fat grafting itself is a delicate and complex procedure (i.e., fat harvesting, cell processing, fat transplantation, management of the recipient site). This is why I conduct a thorough assessment of the patient’s body during his or her appointment. It is only through a comprehensive evaluation that I will learn of his or her problem areas.
During this visit, I will fully consider your aesthetic goals, overall body contour, and buttock shape – The “A” Shape, The “V” Shape, The Round, or The Square. No two bodies are alike. That said, if you decide to go forth with buttock enhancement via the fat transfer technique, you will have a surgical plan designed specifically for you.
By Constantino Mendieta, MD | March 1, 2013
Plastic surgery does not guarantee perfect results, but when performed by the hands of a qualified surgeon, an individual may anticipate beautiful, natural-looking results. Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Mendieta not only provides his patients with excellent aesthetic outcomes; he and his staff accomplish what every surgeon should consistently strive to achieve: patient happiness. From the initial consultation through the recovery period, Dr. Mendieta and his team of medical personnel ensure a comfortable, rewarding plastic surgery for each and every individual.
In honor of “National I Want You To Be Happy Day” on March 3, we thought we’d share some of the most crucial areas that Dr. Mendieta and his staff excel in to help keep patients happy:
Whether an individual is interested in undergoing his signature butt augmentation procedure (“Highlight Liposculpting and Lipo Fat Transfer 3-D approach”) or would like to enhance their breasts with implants, Dr. Mendieta does not move forward with performing plastic surgery unless he deems the person a good candidate for the procedure.
The evaluation that takes place during a consultation is very thorough, and it includes a physical exam and blood testing. In addition, Dr. Mendieta must receive written medical clearance from the patient’s physician (or nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant) certifying that the patient is healthy enough to undergo plastic surgery.
Dr. Mendieta also ensures a safe surgical facility for his patients. Abiding by all standards, his facility is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF).
Without a doubt – Dr. Mendieta believes that the patient is the most important person in the patient-doctor relationship. However, he never loses sight of how critical a role the doctor plays in contributing to the patient’s overall plastic surgery experience.
That said, bedside manner should not be overlooked by a patient. Would a surgeon with a cold demeanor and a lack of patience, compassion, or empathy excite a person to undergo a surgical enhancement? Not likely. Dr. Mendieta’s bedside manner proves his genuine, caring personality and professionalism. He is fully committed to addressing the patient’s concerns and making himself as available as possible.
It is Dr. Mendieta’s level of skill, knowledge, and reputation in providing excellent patient care that attracts a diverse range of clientele. This includes celebrities and high-profile individuals from around the world. Because he and his staff understand that plastic surgery is a personal and confidential decision, they protect the privacy of those who would like their experience to remain discreet. Dr. Mendieta provides private entrances and exits for particular patients to come and go comfortably.
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By Constantino Mendieta, MD | December 27, 2012
At my Miami Florida plastic surgery practice, I often perform buttocks augmentation using my signature fat transfer technique (“Highlight Liposculpting and Lipo Fat Transfer 3-D approach”). However, there are individuals who desire a more enhanced rear but do not qualify or want to undergo the fat transfer method; either they do not have enough fat on their body to use for the transfer method or desire an extreme, dramatic increase in volume. In these cases, butt implants are usually the best option. The best time to determine which type of enhancement is best for that person – fat transfer versus implants – is during the initial consultation.
I am proud to offer my patients more than one butt enhancement option at my practice, because every person is different with unique needs and body shapes. Due to the natural-looking beautiful results that the fat transfer technique provides, however, I predominantly perform this type of butt enhancement method. It allows me to sculpt and create fuller, feminine buttocks, while creating a more flattering overall body contour for the patient.
If you would like to learn which butt enhancement technique is right for you, I encourage you to contact my Miami practice to schedule an initial consultation. You may do so by calling (305) 860-0717.
By Constantino Mendieta, MD | December 19, 2012
When will we, as a society, learn? Only a qualified plastic surgeon should perform surgery, especially when it comes to a delicate, complex procedure such as butt augmentation. Unfortunately, however, in the past few years more and more cases of illegal surgeries have popped up. In December 2009, I addressed the saddening death of Miss Argentina, the then 37-year old Solange Magnano, after undergoing a butt enhancement procedure. Although the circumstances that surrounded this event are unknown, there were reports that a liquid-type injection was used for her enhancement.
A few months ago we learned about Philadephia’s Padge Windslowe, a.k.a. “ The Black Madam.” As reported on USAtoday.com back in mid-May, Windslowe “used silicone from Thailand and Krazy Glue to perform at-home cosmetic surgery that left an exotic dancer with a plump derriere — and potentially deadly complications…” This article also reported that Philadelphia police believed Padge performed at least 14 cosmetic surgery procedures (at “pumping parties”), moving locations to avoid being caught.
There are so many dangers when going to a non-plastic surgeon for a surgical procedure. Some of these so-called doctors lie and say they are surgeons while others openly admit it. In both instances, there are individuals who still undergo surgery with these people. Either these prospective patients are unaware of that person’s background, due to their lack of research, or do not understand the risk they are putting themselves at if they decide to go to a “doctor” with a lack of experience, knowledge, and skills.
I am very passionate about providing my patients with a safe, rewarding plastic surgery experience, which is why I want everyone to understand that a board certified plastic surgeon is the best person to go to for buttock augmentation. I have extensive experience in this procedure, having lectured throughout the world on my signature fat grafting technique. The saying “Your body is your temple” is true! So please consider this before turning to a non-medical practitioner just because they offer you a cheap procedure. A botched job could cause a permanent disfigurement, a medical problem, or even death. Do your research and be smart!
By Constantino Mendieta, MD | October 9, 2012
It’s not just about having bigger boobies! These days, women are focused more than ever on reshaping their lower half as well. The desire to get a bigger booty is a sweeping trend that is making both gals and guys go gaga over.
Dr. Mendieta, the world-renowned Miami butt enhancement expert, shares his list of top 10 celebrity booties. Upon compiling this list of starlets, he said:
“While shape is always the cornerstone of any buttock surgery, many patients don’t want a larger buttock just a perkier, more youthful buttock. Others want the fullness that the queen-of-booty Jennifer Lopez has sensationalized. This list mixes both. But without a doubt these are the hottest booties around, which are sure to please any man or women around the world.”
1. Jennifer Lopez
2. Kim Kardashian
3. Jessica Biel
4. Ines Sainz
5. Beyonce Knowles
6. Serena Williams
7. Vida Guerra
8. Nicole Scherzinger
9. Nicki Minaj
10. Sofia Vergara
Every person has unique curves, proportions, and aesthetic goals. And because Dr. Mendieta does not believe that “bigger is better” when it comes to enhancing a patient’s buttocks, he doesn’t approach butt augmentation as a one-size-fits-all procedure. The majority of butt enhancement procedures he performs at his practice are via the fat transfer method. This technique, as compared to using butt implants, allows Dr. Mendieta the ability to sculpt a natural-looking, more voluminous rear.
Although the Dutchess of Cambridge’s younger sister did not make Dr. Mendieta’s top 10 list, he has publicly acknowledged the craze that has surrounded her subtle curves in a recent article, called “Pippa Middleton Starts New “Perky” Butt Lift Craze.”
To learn about Dr. Mendieta’s signature butt enhancement technique, please feel free to reach his Miami practice by calling (305) 860-0717.
By Constantino Mendieta, MD | September 7, 2012
Board certified Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Mendieta recently appeared on “Anderson Live,” a daytime talk show hosted by CNN anchorman Anderson Cooper. Sitting alongside several guests on the show, Dr. Mendieta provided his expert perspective regarding the major trend in plastic surgery these days: the desire to resemble a celebrity. Dr. Mendieta explained that it is very common for individuals to bring pictures of a celebrity they covet to their consultation. Seeing these images does not mean that he will then set out to create results that are identical to that celebrity; Dr. Mendieta simply sees it as a good starting point, allowing him and the patient to be on the same page. In other words, a celebrity image acts a good point of reference for him to clearly understand the type of shape the prospective patient desires.
One of the female guests sitting next to Dr. Mendieta was a 45-year old woman named Ana – one of his body contouring patients. When exercise proved to not be enough in helping her attain a shapelier figure, Ana underwent liposuction of her waist and buttock enhancement using her own fat. During the show, she had the chance to stand up and show the crowd her new physique, which she says was highly inspired by celebrity Jennifer Lopez’s curvaceous shape.
Ana’s pride and excitement in her new look (“I do still have my Latin curves, to which I’m very proud of.”) attests to the training, skills, and knowledge that Dr. Mendieta possesses. “I’m 45, I have three kids and for the first time in my life I feel sexy,” Ana said. “If other people see me as sexy that’s just a plus.”
Feel free to contact Dr. Mendieta’s Miami Florida plastic surgery practice by calling (305) 860-0717. After assessing your body, goals, and expectations, he can help determine which procedure will provide you the most natural-looking results.
By Constantino Mendieta, MD | June 14, 2012
When a tragic plastic surgery experience hits the news, it’s natural for a prospective patient to feel discouraged and fearful. But it must be noted that, while there are potential risks and complications associated with every surgical procedure, the probability of a post-operative problem occurring is minimal when in the hands of a qualified plastic surgeon. Unfortunately, however, not everyone who offers buttock enhancement and liposuction is qualified to do so.
An example of cosmetic-surgery-gone-wrong is the case of 50-year old Idell Frazer, who underwent liposuction on her back and fat transfer to her buttocks at Strax Rejuvenation in Lauderhill. Due to post-surgical complications, she died soon thereafter. Peter Mineo, the attorney for Strax Rejuvenation, was reported in the NBC 6 news article to say that the medical examiner ruled preliminarily that Frazer died from “adipose tissue embolus,” which was described as “a piece of fat tissue that causes an obstruction.”
According to Dr. Mendieta, a Miami liposuction and fat transfer specialist, this is an uncommon problem following the fat transfer method. With extensive experience in this specific buttock augmentation technique, the Miami plastic surgeon was discussed in the same NBC 6 news article. The writer said that NBC 6 caught up with Dr. Mendieta for a different story, reporting that he has performed 1,500 cases of butt enhancement via the fat transfer method and “ fat embolism is a very rare and serious complication, which he has yet to experience with any of his patients.”
A qualified plastic surgeon can help prevent post-operative complications by making sure that a person is an ideal candidate for a procedure. Dr. Mendieta will only go forward with performing surgery after he has properly assessed the prospective patient during the consultation, and believes that he or she meets all criteria. Dr. Mendieta also voluntarily provides procedural knowledge (including details about potential risks and complications) at this time. A patient should be completely aware of what plastic surgery entails so that he or she can make educated decisions and look forward to a rewarding body contouring experience.
Feel free to call (305) 860-0717 in order to schedule a consultation at Dr. Mendieta’s Miami Florida plastic surgery practice.
By Constantino Mendieta, MD | May 29, 2012
With an extensive, reputable background in plastic surgery, Dr. Mendieta is often approached by the media due to his unmatched skills regarding the fat grafting (“fat transfer”) procedure. World renowned for enhancing buttocks through his signature 3-D method – “Highlight Liposculpting and Lipo Fat Transfer” – Dr. Mendieta is also an expert in providing individuals with younger-looking, facial appearances with the fat transfer technique.
Recently featured in a news article by The Herald Times, “From Sound Waves to Stem Cells: Face Rejuvenation Treatments of the Future,” Dr. Mendieta not only discusses why he continues to use the patient’s own fat as his preferred facial injectable substance (“I think it’s better for people, because it’s their own fat…It looks extraordinary.”), he also proves that he remains on the forefront of the latest technology and advancements in plastic surgery. Along with suctioning fat cells from one area of the body, he “takes some blood from the patient and spins it to get platelet-rich plasma, which he mixes with the fat to help the fat survive longer.” While this modern, unique fat transfer method may not be every surgeon’s repertoire, the Miami plastic surgeon finds great value in using a natural substance for injections, and continues to have much success in it.
As reported in The Herald Times’ article, Dr. Mendieta is quoted saying: “The fat can be injected into the lips or nasolabial folds, which run from each side of the nose to the corners of the mouth, as well as into the hollows of the eyes or the jaw line, to create a more youthful look.”
If you would like to learn more about the fat transfer method, please feel free to contact Dr. Mendieta’s Miami Florida plastic surgery practice by calling (305) 860-0717.
By Constantino Mendieta, MD | April 10, 2012
I wanted to share some exciting news with you. I am being featured on a segment of Entertainment Tonight, the nationally syndicated TV show about celebrities, on Tuesday, April 10th, and it all began with the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton last year.
So please tune to CBS Channel 4 on Tuesday beginning at 7 pm for, ahem, the “BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE!” And if I can help you find your own happy ending (there I go again!), please give my office a call to arrange for a consultation.
All my best,
Dr. Constantino Mendieta
By Constantino Mendieta, MD | September 29, 2011
On September 28, 2011 ABC News “Good Morning America” I was asked about Pippa Middleton’s shape as she wore her gown at the royal wedding of her big sister, Kate, to Prince William.
I was quoted “In that wedding gown, she created a stir,” “People want those dimensions. She’s just gorgeous.”
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