Plastic surgeon streams surgery live on Facebook

HOUSTON, TX (WCMH) – A Texas Doctor is giving anyone who wants to watch an inside look into his operations.

Doctor Wilberto Cortes calls himself ‘Dr. Hourglass’ at work and ‘Bootyman’ online.

He’s a Houston-area plastic surgeon who shares all of his procedures on Facebook, live, as they happen.

“We’re using social media, including Facebook live, which is a live broadcast so people can see me right there, we use Periscope and we use Snapchat,” said Cortes. “There’s cameras everywhere why not in the O.R?”

Cortes tells KPRC social media has made his clients more information hungry, especially when it comes to surgery.

He hopes that the social media engagement can help calm people’s fears about going under the knife. Cortes even answers questions from viewers as he operates.

“They ask about recovery, they ask about, where is the implant going to be located? How’s the pain and things like that,” said Cortes.

No patient is taped without explicit permission. Cortes says that many patients actually come to him requesting to be taped. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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