The Best 10 Questions to Ask at a Plastic Surgery Consultation

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Once you’ve decided that you want to do a plastic surgery procedure, the next step is to try to find a qualified plastic surgeon that you feel comfortable with. Your choice of plastic surgeon is the most important and the most difficult decision you will be making. Whether you find out about them through advertisements or personal referrals, it is crucial that you ask the right plastic surgery questions.

The following is a short list of 10 questions you should ask at a plastic surgery consultation. If you notice any red flags or feel anything but confident in the responses, consider looking elsewhere for your surgery.

10 Questions to Ask at a Plastic Surgery Consultation:

 

1. Is the plastic surgeon a fully trained plastic surgeon who is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?

Physician must complete four years of medical school, at least three years of a general surgery residency, and at least two years of a plastic surgery residency through fully accredited programs to become a plastic surgeon. This is a very important decision so do your due diligence and be sure they’ve completed all of the above and have history under their belt.

Rather than become a private investigator to get your answers, one of the best ways to make sure the plastic surgeon meets those requirements is to check that they’re board certified which includes a written and three-day oral exam given by many of the national leaders of plastic surgery around the country. You want your surgeon to be board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery to ensure they have the qualifications you require.

2. What type of residency program did your plastic surgeon graduate from?

Although they sometimes are, the terms “plastic surgeon” and “cosmetic surgeon” are not interchangeable and, unfortunately, any physician can claim to be the latter even if they’re not trained as a surgeon at all. Anyone with a medical degree is legally able to perform plastic surgery and claim to be a cosmetic surgeon but that includes physicians trained as gynecologists, dermatologists, oral surgeons, and more. You do not want them to perform your surgery as a botched job can lead to poor results and the need multiple corrective surgeries.

3. Where is the surgery being performed and have there been any serious complications at the plastic surgery site?

Make sure that patient safety is a priority wherever your surgery will be performed. Serious injuries or deaths may result from plastic surgery and there have been many more deaths at busy discount centers than in surgery centers owned by the plastic surgeon. Don’t just ask if there have been any problems in the center you are going to, research it. Once you’ve researched if the cosmetic surgery center has had any serious complications, check who owns it. You should look for centers are owned by physicians, not businesses so your safety is a top concern and in the hands of qualified individuals.

4. Is your plastic surgeon employed by a cosmetic surgery center or work for themselves and what percentage of the fee does the plastic surgeon get?

When cosmetic surgery centers are owned by non-physicians, the owners hire plastic surgeons who need extra work and will settle for minimal compensation which may require them to do more surgeries per day and the procedures may be rushed and results compromised. As an employee, a physician often has little control over the schedule, over safety measures, quality control, etc. whereas a self-employed surgeon has the ability to make all of the decisions regarding the care of their patients.

5. Does your plastic surgeon have staff privileges at a local hospital or only a transfer agreement?

Licensed physicians should have staff privileges in at least one local hospital and if they do not, you need to ask why. First and foremost, ensure that their privileges were not revoked because that is an immediate red flag. Also, be sure they have staff privileges and not just a transfer agreement. If there is an emergency, you want to make sure that your surgeon can continue caring for you as they know your history and background and that you would not be passed off to a  different physician.

6. How many surgeries are scheduled on the day of your surgery?

The biggest mistakes are made when a surgeon is rushed as plastic surgery requires patience, concentration, and stamina. If the day’s schedule is very busy, a surgeon can be hurried or distracted even if they felt like they have plenty of time between procedures. Be sure that your surgeon limits the amount of surgeries on any given day so that they can give each patient, namely yourself the attention they deserve. You do not want to be fourth or fifth surgery of the day or even the first if your physician has many more cases to go.

7. Are you feeling pressured to sign up and do the prices keep fluctuating?

Have you ever made a decision very quickly only to find out that there was a better alternative out there? That should never be the case with something as major as plastic surgery! While corrective surgeries are not uncommon in this field and Dr. Wigoda performs them regularly, they often are more tolling than the initial procedure and require even more care. Don’t let someone talk you into a procedure and pressure you into signing up that day to receive a discount. If you do sign with the first plastic surgery center you meet, give yourself a few weeks before going under the knife so you have more time to meet with your surgeon and ask any questions you need. Beware of discounts or fluctuating prices.

8. Are you choosing a plastic surgeon or a center?

When you call to schedule an appointment for a consultation, make sure you are you told which surgeon you will see. Better yet, research the surgeons and tell them who you want to meet with. Depending on their schedules, cosmetic centers may assign a plastic surgeon based on availability, not who is the most qualified for your plastic surgery procedure. Furthermore, make sure the plastic surgeon you meet with for your plastic surgery consultation is the same plastic surgeon who will be performing your plastic surgery.

9. Does the center use surgical assistants to complete part of the procedure?

Busy centers that need to finish your surgery quickly often employ surgical assistants to help the surgeon and you may not have the ability to research these assistants as in depth as your main surgeon. It is unlikely that the center will admit that anyone besides your primary plastic surgeon is doing the procedure, so the answer to question six about how many plastic surgeries are planned in a day may be a clear indicator of the answer to this question. Really, how else can one plastic surgeon to do that many cases daily on a regular basis?

10. Has your plastic surgeon or center ever faced any disciplinary actions?

Find out if your surgeon or their center has ever been A) disciplined by the Board of Medicine or had their license suspended which you can research online here or B) been sued. Unfortunately, patients may be disappointed with their results if they were not well educated on what to expect so the fact that a doctor has been sued, settled, or lost a case does not necessarily mean they were at fault, however, multiple lawsuits or settlements should raise a red flag.

Be sure to print and take these ten questions to your plastic surgery consultation along with any other pieces of information you may have to ensure you have the safest plastic surgery procedure with the best possible results. If you’re not 100 percent confident with the responses, take your time and consider alternative plastic surgeons until you find the right fit.

To help save you time, board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul Wigoda has already answered these plastic surgery questions.

If you feel confident in the responses, reserve your free consultation with Dr. Wigoda today to learn more.  

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Top 5 Plastic Surgery Procedures for Men

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Men are overcoming the sexist stigma of plastic surgery and are opting for procedures to fix issues that have bothered them for years! Last year, for the first time ever, 40 percent of the breast reductions performed were on men. They want to enhance their exterior appearance to more closely match interior ideals. And, just as for women, plastic surgery for men may be medically beneficial, mentally vital, or simply satisfying.

Fort Lauderdale board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Wigoda has been doing plastic surgery for men and women alike for over 17 years and has found that plastic surgery for men has been steadily increasing. In 2015, these were the top five plastic surgery procedures men had requested:

1. Liposuction

Dad bods may have been the “it” thing for a while, but trends fade and so can the fat. Let’s face it, sometimes those last few pounds can be stubborn and the older you get the harder you need to work to maintain your fit figure. Liposuction allows patients to sculpt problem areas and help them to show off their progress. The plastic surgery procedure itself has been around for more than 30 years and becomes more and more common every year, lately even more so in men! Liposuction can be used to slim hips and thighs and flanks, flatten the abdomen, eliminate a double chin, and more but liposuction for men is most popular for the belly, love handle, and chest areas.

2. Rhinoplasty/Nose Surgery

In films, it may not be as frequent as rhinoplasty for women but don’t let that fool you, nose jobs for men are almost as common in the real world. Even Hollywood’s finest actors have considered and even gotten nose surgery to help them fix a feature that they weren’t 100 percent confident in. Household names like Zac Efron, Ryan Gosling, and Ashton Kutcher have had minor work done to enhance the face’s most prominent feature. Maybe there was an old injury that didn’t heal right or something minor like a bump, flared nostrils or asymmetry that you wish you could change. Nose surgery, also known as Rhinoplasty, doesn’t have to be extreme to make a big difference, and minor alterations like adjusting how the nasal tip droops, plunges or is enlarged in general can have a huge impact on the overall look of the nose.

3. Eyelid Surgery

A simple yet dramatic way for men to instantly improve their looks and become more confident is eyelid surgery. Many times people judge their appearance as a whole and don’t realize that a key feature may be the culprit, or that something so simple as your eyes can make such a huge impact on how people see you. If you have lower-eyelid puffiness, dark circles or drooping upper lids, others may assume that you are fatigued, angry, or unhappy. However, when your eyes are bright and alert, you appear energized, well-rested, and in control. Eyelid surgery can remove excess or loose skin, reduce puffiness and fine wrinkles in the upper and lower eyelids and, in some cases dark circles.

4. Gynecomastia aka Male Breast Reduction

Much like those last few pounds of stubborn fat, gynecomastia, also known as “man boobs,” can be present through no fault of your own and may be nearly impossible to tone no matter how hard you work out. An estimated 40 to 60% of men have extra fat and or glandular tissue in one or both breasts and there is no known cause in the majority of cases, but that doesn’t make men feel any less self-conscious about having it. Male breast reduction surgery can help. The procedure removes the excess tissue from the breasts, and in extreme cases your plastic surgeon can remove excess skin, resulting in a chest that is flatter, firmer, and better contoured. The results of the Gynecomastia are significant and permanent!

5. Facelifts and Neck Lifts

Forty is the new 30 and who says 60 can’t be sexy? Some of the most visible signs of aging first appear on the face and sometimes the way we look on the outside does not reflect the energy and youthfulness we feel on the inside. If you’d like to look as good as you feel, aface or neck lift can remove years and give patients a firmer, fresher look. Not ready for the full plastic surgery procedure yet? You’re never too young to start. Facelifts may seem to turn back the hands of time but for best results in the future, it’s important to do regular maintenance before it’s necessary. The Vampire Facelift is a non-surgical option that is similar to injecting fillers (think Botox) but puts your own blood to work!

There are multiple options for all of these popular male plastic surgery procedures but for best results, the key to a successful surgery is to research and trust the judgment and experience of the plastic surgeon doing the procedure. To discuss your plastic surgery options book your free plastic surgery consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Wigoda today!

 

 

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Painless Breast Implants? Quick Recovery? Are You Kidding?

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No we are not! We have all heard those horrifying stories of women who have undergone breast augmentation surgery, and have completely become sedentary in the recovery process. Women, whom because of so much pain have had to depend on family members to help them with even the smallest of chores like, getting dressed, or just doing their hair. Stories like this would scare off and discourage anyone wanting to enhance their assets! But what if we told you that the era of painful breast augmentation was over, you would probably think it’s impossible? We are here to say no it’s not! Say goodbye to pain and bruising and hello to the painless breast implants procedure that will give you the breasts you always wanted!

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Wigoda has been able to develop a special technique in which you “barely lose a drop of blood,” and delivers a painless experience to his patients. Sounds crazy, we know, but it’s not.

But, are they really painless..?

Yes! Don’t just take our word for it, after all there are various women who can attest to the painless breast implants procedure, and what better way to find out the truth than through someone that has already experienced the painless breast implant process.

One week after her surgery, a Dr. Wigoda’s patient sat down with us and gave us insight to her painless experience.

“There hasn’t been any pain…No limitations with driving, doing my hair, or doing my makeup.” There is no need to be completely inactive anymore or dependent on others to help you go about your day! Dr. Wigoda’s patient had a great experience with the painless breast implant plastic surgery procedure, and she would, “advocate for this to anyone who wants breast augmentation.”

Want to view the painless breast implant testimonial for yourself? Check it out!

However, she wasn’t the only one that had a positive experience. Another one of Dr. Wigoda’s patients who after four consultations truly connected with Dr. Wigoda, scheduled her plastic surgery, and shared her experience with the painless breast implant procedure. Check her testimonial here. She was very active right after her surgery and she stated there was “no real pain.” Very active, no pain, how better can this get?

It gets better…if we haven’t convinced you that Dr. Wigoda’s technique for breast implants is painless, schedule your FREE breast augmentation consultation with Dr. Wigoda, then check this woman’s testimonial ONE day after surgery! Affirming, “I didn’t feel any pain,” this woman raises her arms with no struggle and astonishes us. Check her testimonial here.

So what can you expect?

No more pain, no more excessive swelling, or bruising with Dr. Wigoda’s painless breast augmentation technique. Here’s what you can expect :

  • Revolutionary technique
  • Quick Recovery
  • Minimal Discomfort
  • Less Swelling and Bruising
  • No sutures to remove

Nevertheless, don’t forget to do your research.

“There are a lot of plastic surgeries centers in Miami that are very inexpensive plastic surgeries and you have to wonder what they are cutting on to do surgeries at that price. When every other plastic surgeon is significantly more expensive. What you can find is that the quality of surgery and care after is not that good.” – Dr. Wigoda

For more information on Dr. Wigoda’s qualifications as a board-certified plastic surgeon, check him out on ASPS plastic surgeons “Find a Surgeon tool.”

Wondering how much breast augmentation plastic surgery costs? Book your free painless breast implant consultation with Dr. Paul Wigoda today.

 

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Painless Pleasure? Plastic Surgery O-Shot Testimonials & More.

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Women are buzzing about and undergoing the non-surgical procedure O-Shot and mmm it feels so good! Dr. Wigoda shares his patient’s testimonial along with an Elite Daily writer who commented on her recent experience with her “vampire” vajayjay.

“I Have a Vampire Vagina!”

Say it loud and say it proud ladies! Elite Daily’s writer Emily McCombs can’t seem to stop talking about her “vampire” vagina and her recent experience with the non-surgical procedure known as the O-Shot. “My increased sexual satisfaction has definitely improved our sex life for both of us (and it was already pretty ‘bangin’).” she says. She became aware of the procedure through a “vagina spa” and was intrigued about the services. (With that name, who wouldn’t be?) After thorough research and consideration, she opted to try out the O-Shot for herself. Three weeks later, McCombs began to feel more sensation during sex. “I was more quickly aroused, and it was much easier to orgasm once we got started,” she states. Umm we’re already jealous!

Meet the man (apart from your hubby) you’ll secretly be thanking for those mind-blowing orgasms: Dr. Charles Runels, inventor of the O-Shot. He was curious and inspired by the lack of treatments for women’s sexual problems. “Over 10,000 papers have been published about how PRP rejuvenates tissue, but no one had ever tried it as a way to rejuvenate vaginal tissue for women,” said Dr. Runels in a Cosmopolitan interview. Dr. Runels became encouraged for a treatment after his girlfriend at the time begged him to inject plasma into her vagina. Being completely aware that “far more women, of all ages, struggle with pain during sex, or the inability to orgasm, (and) a lot feel ashamed and don’t want to talk about it,” he agreed to his partner’s request and “Voila!” An immediate game changer. Well, we say kudos to that! No more feeling ashamed? No more struggling to reach an orgasm during sex? If the O-Shot can liberate us from these feelings, sign us up!

You’re going to give me a shot where?

Down there?! But no need to worry – women say the shot is completely painless. It’s a non-surgical procedure that aims to empower women by enhancing their sexual pleasure, not hurt them!

Let us explain how it works. First, the blood is spun in a centrifuge to isolate the platelets in the plasma and then injected back into the clitoris and “G-spot.” Fortunately, everything is numb at this point so as promised, women won’t feel the slightest thing! The growth factors in the platelets then work to rejuvenate the vagina, treating sexual problems and optimizing sensation. It’s no secret there are plenty of women who experience sexual problems and yearn for more pleasurable intercourse. According to Psychology Today, only 25% of women reliably experience orgasm during intercourse – no matter how long it lasts, no matter the size of a man’s penis, and no matter how the woman feels about the man or the relationship. That is outright insane! Sex is supposed to empower women and be an amazing physical and emotional experience, not make them feel uncomfortable or self-conscious because they can’t reach an orgasm.

Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul Wigoda, offers the O-Shot procedure in his Fort Lauderdale-based AAAASF plastic surgery center. One of Dr. Wigoda’s patients concurs that the O-shot has “increased orgasms in numbers, in intensity, tightened my vaginal region, and it has improved any little bit of bladder problems that I had.” Watch the rest of Dr. Wigoda’s patient’s O-Shot testimonial.

So ladies, if you feel uncomfortable, frustrated, or even ashamed because you just can’t seem to climax no matter how hard you and your partner try, take matters into your own hands and try the O-Shot!

Moreover, Dr. Wigoda works wonders for both genders and offers the P-Shot for men. Want to know more about the P-Shot?

Book your free O-Shot consultation with Dr. Paul Wigoda today.

 

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Botox On the Air. Watch Plastic Surgery on Facebook Live with Dr. Paul Wigoda

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Nip, Tuck, Like, Play. Book.  

Dr. Paul Wigoda is now streaming real-time plastic surgery on Facebook Live where you can find him sharing plastic surgery patient experiences and answering questions.  Let’s get something straight ladies and gents, getting to know your plastic surgeon is EXTREMELY important!  Before you commit to going under the knife, you have to be aware of the research, reviews, and reputation the plastic surgeon has. No, we don’t mean a quick google search or a few online reviews, but actually getting to know your doctor. The question is: how exactly can you begin the process?

In this era of technology it seems anything is possible, and now getting to know board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Wigoda via Facebook Live has become a possibility.

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What is Facebook Live?

In August 2015 Facebook released Facebook Live; a tool that lets users connect with friends and followers via real-time video.  Here are five Pros of Facebook Live are :

  1. Immediately connect with people live
  2. Real-time = more personal
  3. Ask questions via comments and get answers on the spot
  4. Interact with other viewers
  5. Missed the live stream? Facebook Live allows users to play back later

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Facebook Live Pros

If you are already following Dr. Wigoda’s Facebook page then the video will appear on your newsfeed; however, you can always change your settings to get notifications of the next time Dr. Wigoda goes live.

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Plastic Surgery without leaving the house? Yes, please!

You mean we can interact with a plastic surgeon, miles away, live, through video?  The answer is YES! Through Facebook Live, time and distance no longer become an inconvenience. All you have to do is sign on to your Facebook account, and tune in to the live video stream. It’s as simple as 1,2,3! Let us give you an example:

On his last live video Dr. Wigoda gave us a tour of his AAAASF plastic surgery center and showed us his waiting area, consultation room (which by the way is designed to “make you feel like you’re on vacation”), and his operating room. He shared some important advice on how to choose the right plastic surgeon, an insight on the consultation process, and some helpful pricing information.  All this valuable information and you didn’t even have to get out of bed!

If you are considering any plastic surgery or any non-invasive plastic surgery procedures, we recommend you take a couple of minutes and watch Dr. Wigoda’s videos for yourself, the only thing you can gain is knowledge! After that make sure to like us on Facebook that way you never miss any more of Dr. Wigoda’s Live videos! For any more questions please contact Dr. Wigoda now for a FREE plastic surgery consultation!

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Plastic Surgery Research, Reviews, and Reputation

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It’s no secret that plastic surgery is increasing in popularity thanks to celebrity influencers such as Kim Kardashian and reality shows like Botched; however, not all plastic surgeons deliver A-list results or critically acclaimed reviews. The American Society for Plastic Surgery reports that Americans spent over 13.5 billion dollars on combined surgical and nonsurgical procedures in 2015, up 13% from the previous year. Overall, the number of plastic surgery procedures have increased by 39% in the last five years.

Plastic Surgery False Confidence

The increase in plastic surgeries might indicate an equal increase in confidence about plastic surgeons; however, this isn’t always the case. There are still a number of precautions that must be taken when selecting a plastic surgeon and deciding on a specific type of plastic surgery procedure.

Really Botched: A Plastic Surgery Procedure Gone Wrong

One Miami woman tells a story of her experience that should make us all think twice before choosing a plastic surgeon without doing the research first.

Crystal Heath, a work-out fanatic, went to Dr. Omulepu for liposuction and a Brazilian butt lift. She lost more than 100 pounds and wanted to reward herself with a plastic surgery procedure.

“I had lost a lot of weight and in the process, I lost my butt as well,” Heath said.

Heath went under the knife for a butt lift on February 15th, but the doctor ended up giving her a tummy tuck instead.

She scheduled a butt enhancement surgery with a plastic surgeon who was known for his “Brazilian Butt Lift” surgery, and went in for the plastic surgery procedure. Unfortunately, when she woke up, she found herself having undergone a tummy tuck instead. Additionally, she was treated very poorly and ended up in the hospital with numerous infections. Luckily she survived, but was traumatized from the experience.

You Don’t Have to be a Kardashian: Choose the Right Plastic Surgeon

Some plastic surgeons do not secure the proper certifications that make them competent surgeons. These certifications ensure that physicians receive the proper training and help raise confidence levels for patients. This gives them security knowing that their doctor is well-trained and qualified. If you are considering going under the knife, it is important that you choose a plastic surgeon that has proper certifications and licenses, with a trustworthy reputation.

Positive Plastic Surgery Reviews Help You Choose

While the stories of plastic surgeries gone wrong are everywhere, one place you won’t find them is in Dr. Paul Wigoda. He has taken the time to ensure that he is not only competent, but is also excellent at making sure that people are treated very well. One can see from the vast number of positive testimonials that he is well respected, has comforting bedside manner, and takes his job very seriously.

In contrast with the story of the traumatized Cathy Heath, who vowed never to have another cosmetic procedure again, consider this online review by a satisfied plastic surgery patient:

“In picking a Cosmetic Surgeon for the first time around I made a deadly mistake. I chose another doctor in Miami Beach that I knew on a social level and almost lost my life. Red flag number one! A surgeon should be judged on skill, experience, bedside manner and especially compassion. And Dr. Wigoda has all that, plus more. I was lucky enough to have Dr Wigoda brought in on my case. Not once but twice he has saved my life! I definitely give him a rating off the charts!!!!”

It’s important to make sure you choose a doctor who will treat you well AND is qualified.

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Online reviews and social media sites such as Google+ have made it possible to research and educate oneself. When considering permanently altering your body, take the time to know who you’re entrusting with your life. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Wigoda prides himself in his technique, compassion, and education as his five-star reviews indicate:

Karoline L.:

“Four years ago I had a breast augmentation with silicone implants and I absolutely still love my breasts. I went from a B-Cup to a D-Cup and can’t express how thrilled I am about this procedure. Dr. Wigoda did an absolutely amazing job to keep my breasts looking natural, and my scars are hardly noticeable. He is a great Dr. He listened to my wishes and concerns, and took his time to carefully inform and advise me about my procedure. Even post-op he made sure my recovery was going well and took his time to address any questions I had afterwards. I am very happy to have had my surgery done with Dr. Wigoda and would do any other surgeries with him in a heartbeat.

I also chose Dr Wigoda for my Juvederm lip augmentation and Botox injections. He injects just the right amount to have my lips looking plump and gets rid of the crow’s feet, yet I am still looking natural.”

Vincent Burburan:

“Was able to watch some of his work as a student. I have watched/shadowed a lot of doctors, however he left an everlasting impression on me. Doctor Wigoda is a master of his craft, very professional, and has great bedside manner. Would recommend to anyone looking for a good Plastic/Reconstructive surgeon, as well as a hand surgeon!”

A Google User:

“Dr. Wigoda is the best! Last year after a significant weight loss, I decided to go for liposuction and breast augmentation procedures, I had them both done at the same time. I will never regret my decision as I feel great with the way I look now and I am motivated to maintain my weight down. It never crossed my mind that at 54 I was going to feel and look better than ever before in my life. Dr. Wigoda and his staff were amazing, I will always refer my friends and family to him!!”

Rachel Weissler:

“I truly relied a lot on the testimonials online when I was searching for the right surgeon to do my breast augmentation. I’m happy to now be able to contribute to those testimonials! Dr. Wigoda and the whole staff were amazing throughout the whole process. I get so many compliments, and I love being able to brag about how painless the experience was… :)”

Brandy A:

“When I finally decided I was going to get implants, I did all the normal online research and narrowed it down to Dr. Wigoda and two others. After three consultations I decided to go with Dr. Wigoda because I have two little ones. The “painless implants” were a HUGE plus and he was the only one that really took his time during the consultation. He went over options with me, the different sizes and profiles and seemed genuinely interested in making sure I could get the look I wanted. The other two were great, but they seemed like a generic consult where they just went over the risks and basics like they do with everyone who comes in. The personal attention made me feel a lot more confident. From there on out everything was super easy! They were able to work with my schedule and get me in pretty quickly. During the pre-op appointment we finalized sizing and they made sure every question I had was answered.

The day of the surgery I got to the office at 8 and by 8:15 the anesthesiologist was doing his thing. A couple hours later I was up with a new set of big and beautiful breasts. The procedure went smoother than I could have hoped for. I went home and was able to rest with minimal discomfort. From the time I got home through the next three days there was a lot of pressure and tightness. It was uncomfortable, but never painful. I was able to stay home and watch my four-year-old the very next day without a problem and was completely off pain meds by the 4th day. I have to admit that I was pretty skeptical about the whole “painless implant” thing, but not once through the entire process would I have ever considered myself to be in pain. Pressure and tenderness, but never pain.

I’m three weeks post-op now and am in LOVE with my breasts. I couldn’t have asked for a better job, doctor or staff =)

*on a side note, the office manager Marie is super nice! Every time I had a question, she had an answer. She was really good at walking me through everything that needed to be done and made things as easy as possible. I’m also one of those people who get SUPER nervous at doctors and actually get shaky. She went above and beyond the day of the surgery to keep me calm. =)”

Natalia H.:

“I always wanted breast augmentation and researched doctors between Broward and Miami for several months before I selected Dr. Wigoda. His reviews and his resume were the most impressive and when I went in for my consultation, I saw just how affordable the surgery was. Dr. Wigoda was very personable, professional, and knowledgeable. He answered all of my questions as did Marie at the front desk. He detailed all of the risks and benefits of both saline and silicone implants and asked plenty of questions as to what type of look I was going for. Dr. Wigoda and Marie were very meticulous in making sure I followed all the proper pre-op procedures to minimize risk of any complications. My goal was to have natural-looking implants. I went from a small B-cup to a full D-cup and my breasts look AMAZING! That was almost 7 months ago and I couldn’t be happier. I would not only recommend him, I would definitely go back for any other surgical procedure.”

Making the Right Choice in Plastic Surgery

It can be scary to consider going through plastic surgery, especially when you’re putting your life in someone’s hands that you probably don’t know very well. You should always do your research before choosing a plastic surgeon. Dr. Wigoda has made it easy to read or watch reviews from his past patients, through proudly posting the various life-changing notes that he receives on his website. If you’re looking for a trustworthy plastic surgeon with an excellent reputation, who will also help you get through the process painlessly, look no further than Dr. Wigoda.

Schedule a free plastic surgery consultation today to find out how board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Wigoda can help you feel better in your body. Remember, you deserve to feel great, be treated well, and enjoy the results!

 

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Lifts Lead the 2016 List, Patients Choose Painless Breast Lifts


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While the popularity of plastic surgery is nothing new, 2016 is shaping up to be the year of the breast lifts, actually all lifts. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) just came out with a report of all the plastic surgery trends from 2015. What leads that report? You guessed it: breast lifts and even better- painless breast lifts. Other procedures are still just as popular, but lifts are seeing a huge surge in numbers.

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No More Sag – Thanks to Breast Lifts

At the top of the lift list is no surprise. Breasts! Plastic surgeons such as board-certified Dr. Paul Wigoda have seen an increase in interest in not just breast implants but also breast lifts. They’re so popular that he offers both surgeries as a pair. That’s right, not only can you change the size of your breasts but you can also make sure they’re pointing in the right direction. The ASPS states that breast lifts have increased 89% since 2000. Better surgical options like the painless version Dr. Wigoda offers could be responsible for that increase.

Bigger, Minus the Pain

Surgery techniques are changing quickly. This means better options for plastic surgery. Breast augmentation is more popular now than ever. Skilled plastic surgeons like Dr. Wigoda have created innovative ways to increase your bust size without leaving you in pain during your recovery. He actually specializes in a painless breast implants, which makes the option even more appealing both men and women. Check out the story of one of Dr. Wigoda’s patients through the journey as celebrity, co-host on the 97.3 HITS morning show with DJ Laz, Kimmy B shares her story from one hour before plastic surgery to one hour after surgery to one week after to 3 months later.

 

The Year of the Rear – Butt Lifts Shape Up

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Next in line for popularity is the buttock lift. Trends are heading toward bigger butts, and the popularity of the buttock lift and augmentation shows that. You no longer are limited to only implants. Now plastic surgeons can also rearrange your body fat to create a curvy backside with plastic surgery procedures like the Brazilian Butt Lift.

This means you get to lose that belly, back, arm, or thigh fat and have it taken to your rear instead. Brazilian Butt Lifts can drastically transform a flat or saggy behind into something J. Lo or Kim Kardashian would be proud of.

Beauty Without the Knife

 

There are plenty of non-surgical options for those who are squeamish or just want a quick pick-me-up. Botox (Botulinum Toxin Type A) leads that list with an increase of 759% procedures since 2000! Other options include fillers (up 274%), chemical peel (up 14%), and microdermabrasion (up 8%).

Plastic Surgery for Men

Perhaps surprising to some, men are asking for more and more plastic surgery too. Last year, for the first time ever, 40% of the breast reductions performed were on men, also known as Gynecomastia. This means more guys are overcoming the stigma of plastic surgery and showing up to fix those issues that have bothered them for years. Since some men struggle with a genetic predisposition for breast shapes that are more feminine, this plastic surgery procedure is a great option to help them regain (or maybe gain for the first time) a look that makes them feel more confident.

Feel Beautiful After Cancer

More women are turning to breast reconstruction after mastectomy. The ASPS launched a campaign in 2012 to make more women aware of their surgical options. Since 2000, breast reconstruction surgeries have increased by 35%. After making it through such a painful ordeal such as cancer, breast reconstruction can help cancer survivors women empowered again.

Everyone has to make the right choice for their health and situation, but luckily there are now more choices than ever. Whether you want a minimally invasive surgical procedure done, something more drastic, or somewhere in between, there is an option that is a good fit for you. Thankfully, plastic surgeons have also created new, innovative plastic surgery techniques that can enhance your body shape without the pain.

Maybe the growing popularity of painless breast implants and lifts tells us one thing: people like them. If you want to see how you can have breasts that make you feel good, schedule a free consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Wigoda.

 

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Vampire Face Lifts: Put Your Own Blood To Work

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From Dr. Oz to board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Wigoda, the red hot wrinkle buster is the Vampire Facelift. Behind the scenes in Hollywood everyone is whispering about the Vampire Series, a cosmetic procedure that uses your own blood to smooth wrinkles. The Vampire Series uses the growth factors found in the blood to activate the so-called unipotent stem cells in the skin and stimulate these cells to grow new, younger-looking skin.

The Vampire Facelift®

Ding, ding, ding! We now know why it’s called Vampire Series! The Vampire Facelift is a very simple yet effective strategy for rejuvenation. In essence, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is derived from your own blood is applied and worked into the skin. Because PRP is extracted from your own blood, it alleviates the risk of allergic reaction or skin sensitivity. Dracula would die for this procedure!

PRP is rapidly becoming one of the most useful natural treatments in aesthetics. An all natural solution to create younger skin that glows with vitality — sign us up, Dr. Wigoda!

Is the Vampire Series It For You?

There are 3 steps to a Vampire Series procedure:

1. Creating a beautiful and natural shape:
First, Dr. Wigoda uses Hyaluronic Acid (HA) filler in a clear-cut (pun? Nah — no knives needed!) way to sculpt a younger, natural appearing face. After creating a beautiful shape to fit you best, he then harvests from your very own blood (hence the Vampire-esque name) growth factors that the body would normally use to heal damaged tissue.

2. Isolating and activating the magic from your blood
Your blood can keep the wrinkles away! Dr. Wigoda will draw your blood, then isolates platelets from that blood (platelet-rich plasma or PRP). Time’s-a-ticking? This technique only takes about 10 minutes!

3. Injecting the secret formula into your face
Because we all love a little painless procedure, numbing cream and a very small needle are used to inject growth factors back into your face with the Vampire Series. These growth factors then play a little mind game. They trick your multipotent stem cells into thinking there’s been an injury, and voilà! New younger tissue should thus be generated.

It’s important to note that the cosmetic procedure isn’t for everyone. Many would do better with plastic surgery or other non-surgical procedures. Dr. Wigoda offers a variety of procedures, including medical facials and facelifts. If you don’t think taking a Vampire approach is for you, check out his other plastic surgery procedures.

Plastic surgeons such as Dr. Wigoda encourage you to speak with an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, read reviews, and ask the right questions to assure which plastic surgery procedure is the best fit for you.

If you or someone you know is considering any kind plastic surgery procedure (surgical or non surgical), contact Dr. Wigoda now for a FREE plastic surgery consultation!

 

 

 

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Vaginal Rejuvenation: Is It Time For A Touch Up Down There?

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Can you believe that According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the number of patients undergoing labiaplasty, or surgery to trim the lips of the vagina, rose 49 percent from this year to last year. Which begs the question, when is it okay to consider vaginal rejuvenation? Is it time to tidy up your downstairs?

Board-certified South Florida plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul Wigoda, MD’s labiaplasty and vaginal rejuvenation plastic surgery procedures, are quickly becoming a popular subject of controversy among women and plastic surgeons. Women in today’s society are under constant pressure to conform and mold to societal expectations for how their bodies are suppose to look and respond. With this increased pressure as well as advances in medical technology, it’s no wonder procedures like these are becoming increasingly more popular.

5 Health Reasons for Rejuvenating The Vajayjay

While some argue procedures such as labiaplasty and vaginal tightening are simply plastic surgery procedures, plastic surgeons argue that they can also be used to treat a wide range of medical conditions such as sexual dysfunction and damage to the vaginal canal from pregnancy. Some other common health reasons for fixing up your vajingle (we are rapidly running out of names for vagina, hang in there) are:

  1. Bowel or urinary tract issues
  2. Trouble keeping in tampons
  3. Internal and external stretching causing pain
  4. Decreased sensation of friction
  5. Incontinence

Make sure you speak to your plastic surgeon if you have any of these issues, and see if labiaplasty or vaginoplasty can either lessen your pain or get rid of it altogether!  Surgeries such as this, according to Dr. Wigoda, are often “safe, effective, and relatively quick.”

Another important thing to remember if you have any of these issues is that they are not uncommon, and many women of all different shapes and sizes go through the exact same thing! There is no need to be embarrassed or ashamed girl, trust me, I’m more embarrassed writing this than you are reading it!

Is Purely Plastic Surgery Right or Wrong?

Now this is the area where the debate gets tricky, is vaginal rejuvenation for cosmetic purposes okay? Is it okay to glam up your kitty cat just because you want to look fabulous?  With society constantly injecting this idea of what is “normal” is it okay to get a plastic surgery procedure just to improve the aesthetics of your vagina? After all, breast augmentation such as Dr. Wigoda’s painless breast implants, can be a purely aesthetic surgery that is continuing to gain popularity among women today!

Dr. Wigoda and many other surgeons say “YES!” As long as it is your choice and you firmly believe vaginal rejuvenation or vaginal tightening can increase your happiness, confidence, or even sexual gratification, that is a completely valid option. Remember you are in control of your own self-image! Find a plastic surgeon that is dedicated to making you feel the most comfortable and confident version of yourself!

Plastic surgeons such as Dr. Wigoda encourage you to speak with an experienced plastic surgeon, read reviews, and ask questions to assure which plastic surgery procedure is the best fit for you.

If you or someone you know is considering any kind of vaginal rejuvenation plastic surgery procedure, contact Dr. Wigoda now for a FREE plastic surgery consultation!

 

The Five Minute Facelift: Dr. Paul Wigoda Injects His Opinion

 

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Sex, emails, to-do lists and….facelifts. There are many things you can do in five minutes, but what about a five-minute facelift? The search for painless plastic surgery continues as the Today Show recently featured a weeklong series all about plastic surgery trends and one of the segments caught board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul Wigoda, MD’s attention; the five-minute facelift.   

Be Back in Five Minutes, I Have to Get a Facelift. What?

As we age gravity sets in, even in our face, and some of us begin to look for ways to regain more definition in our cheeks without surgery. Plastic surgeon, Dr. Brian Glatt appeared on The Today Show to perform what he calls a five-minute facelift live on the air using a new filler approved by the FDA called Restylane Lyft. According to Glatt, the procedure is said to lift immediately and add volume to your face with the help of fillers and without the need to go under the knife.

What Is the Five Minute Facelift?

It’s basically a pumped up filler. Restylane Lyft, formerly known as Perlane-L®, is an injectable hyaluronic acid gel used to correct volume loss and treat wrinkles in the face. It is the first and only FDA-approved filler indicated to provide a lift to cheeks and add volume to correct and smooth smile lines (nasolabial folds).

“It’s a newer brand of fillers, different than filling lines or little areas,” said Dr. Glatt. “These fillers are very powerful. [The fillers are] dense, they’re rich, and they’re capable of just really filling and giving a robust difference in a very short period.”

Dr. Glatt told Hoda Kotb that the five-minute facelift lasts for two years, is completely reversible, has minimal side effects and is more powerful than traditional fillers.

So what’s the catch?

The Art and Science of Five Minute Facelifts

“I did not really see anything new in the segment” said Dr. Wigoda. “The only thing the doctor did was fill up her cheeks. I thought they were actually overfilled relative to the rest of her face”.

So is the five-minute facelift the next best thing?

“To use the term facelift is a stretch. A facelift does much more than filling the cheek area,” said Dr. Wigoda. “I personally wound have used the product in other areas of the face as well, like the nasolabial folds. I think she looked a little swollen rather than refreshed at the end. In addition, because the body starts breaking down fillers as soon as they are injected, I would be surprised if the effects of the product will last two years. Here is a good example for the consumer to be wary of claims made by companies or their spokesperson. In my experience, the benefits of a product in the cosmetic industry are often exaggerated. It is always best to ask the opinion of your own doctor.”

To learn more about the facts and fiction of plastic surgery including facelifts, contact Dr. Wigoda for a free consultation.

 

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