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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7 Tummy Tuck Recovery Tips: Exercise, Sex, Nutrition and More!

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A flat stomach is one of most desired physical attributions, but the reality is sometimes exercise is not enough.  Between the years 2000 and 2014 the number of abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck plastic surgeries, performed rose 87 percent, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

While a large majority of tummy tucks performed are for cosmetic purposes, there are some health benefits that can be gained from the surgery. Some of these benefits are urinary incontinence, better posture and ventral hernia correction.

Because of the rise of tummy tucks; the risks are often forgotten.

Board-certified Fort Lauderdale-based plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul Wigoda, MD offers seven tummy tuck recovery tips below.

7 Tummy Tuck Recovery Tips

1. Push it…Push it Real Good!

Rent a recliner for a week with a push-up button. It lifts up and makes it easy to get out of the chair. Family Rentals offers recliner chair rentals.

2. Create Your Post Plastic Surgery Space.

Set up a table beside your bed with water, medicines, a clock and other essentials before your plastic surgery. Creating this space will prevent you from having to get up and down to retrieve items you need.

3. RX Planning.

Plan ahead and talk to your plastic surgeon about the possibility of having your medication filled up before you leave the plastic surgery center. You can have your spouse or a person of support pick it up while you are in recovery. Making a chart for each of the medications that you need to take will prevent you from forgetting or taking too much.

“We usually give the patients their prescriptions at their pre-op visit a week or two before surgery so they have plenty of time to get them, not the day of surgery,” Dr. Wigoda said.

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4. Steps to Tummy Tuck Recovery Success.

Get up and walk three minutes, four-to-five times a day. Getting up and going to the bathroom would count.

“I recommend patients walk after a tummy tuck because it decreases the risk of complications such as Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT,)” Dr. Wigoda said.

DVT is a dangerous condition that causes blood clots to form in your legs.

“Clots in your legs can travel to your lungs, that’s called a pulmonary embolism (PE). PE can make it hard to breathe, in fact, if the clots are large enough, it can kill you. The clots in your legs don’t make it hard to breathe, it’s the clots in your lungs. The risk of DVT and PE after tummy tuck is very small, but it has been reported,” said Dr. Wigoda.

5. Let’s Talk About Sex.

Dr. Wigoda says no to sex for at least a week after your tummy tuck. It is important to allow your body to heal after an invasive plastic surgery procedure such as a tummy tuck; so even though sex is safe after a week, strenuous positions should be avoided.

6. Bind that Tummy.

Make sure you wear the compression garment that Dr.Wigoda gives you for the first two weeks of your tummy tuck recovery. Wearing the garment allows the perfect amount of pressure on the surgical site, which helps speed up healing. It also helps with swelling and fluid buildup. “My doctor really stressed wearing the compression garment to get the best results,” a former tummy tuck patient said. “He said some doctors don’t do it but it really helps with getting the good shape. I wore it even longer than I think was required – besides it felt better.”

7. Keep it Light.

Eat only light foods and snacks. You don’t want to eat anything high in sodium for the first week because it can cause bloating. During the second week you’ll feel like eating a bit more normal, but your stomach won’t be ready. Make sure to eat plenty of protein and fiber and don’t forget to stay hydrated by drinking six to eight glasses of water daily!

Total Recovery Time: Recovery for a tummy tuck is between four to six weeks, depending on the patient.

Dr. Wigoda brings his patients impeccable surgical techniques, an artist’s aesthetic vision and is an advocate for patient safety and plastic surgery standards.

Looking for more? Check out Dr.Wigoda’s  before and after  tummy tuck pictures and schedule a free plastic surgery consult today.

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3 Reasons Why Plastic Surgery Sky Rockets During the Holidays

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According to the Wall Street Journal, plastic surgeons perform 20 percent more surgeries in December than the rest of year. Four reasons to explain this increase of plastic surgery is the ability to take time off, desire to look the best for the holidays, the “gifting” of plastic surgery, and insurance deductible.

Three Reasons to Explain the Increase of Holiday Plastic Surgery:

1. Time Off

The holiday season is when most people are off from work. This fact is important because after having plastic surgery, patients deal with the embarrassment of swelling. The holidays present the perfect opportunity for patients to heal without having to run into co-workers or neighbors. The off time influences what type of plastic surgery patients choose to have during the holiday season. Patients often wait until the holidays to have surgeries that require longer recovery times such as a tummy tuck, which takes about four weeks to heal and six weeks to resume all activities including exercising.

2. Desire To Look The Best For Holidays

The rise of plastic surgery during the holidays also can be because of the desire to look the best before seeing friends and family at the holiday gatherings. The popularity of selfies has caused the increase of plastic surgery and the around the holiday season even more. Plastic surgeons say that the increase of holiday surgery is because of the insecurities that social media and selfies can breed.

3. Receiving Plastic Surgery As A Christmas Gift

For some plastic surgery is at the top of their wish list for Santa and the holidays. Patients ask their love ones to gift them with plastic surgery instead of traditional gifts. According to an ABC News report, the gifting of cosmetic surgery is up 20 to 35 percent.  It is not uncommon for couples to give each other plastic surgery instead of a gift. Gift cards are not just for larger procedures, but offices often have gift cards with smaller amounts as well.  

Want to learn more about your options for plastic surgery this holiday season? Schedule a plastic surgery virtual consultation today!

 

An Inspirational Story of a Plastic Surgeon and Breast Cancer Survivor

Without luck on her side, she relied on faith, family, and newfound angel, Dr. Paul Wigoda, MD.
Immerse yourself in this heart-wrenching true story of pain, loss, and triumph, an inspiring tale for anyone who has ever been affected either emotionally or physically by breast cancer. 

 

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In May of 2005, this breast cancer survivor underwent a routine plastic surgery procedure with a plastic surgeon in Miami, unaware of what would follow.  Forty-eight hours after the surgery, she was attacked by a flesh-eating bacteria which had spread to all of the areas she had her plastic surgery procedure. She was rushed to Broward Health suffering miserably, as over 60% of her skin was irreparably damaged; she was in agony, on the verge of death.

Dr. Paul Wigoda, MD was called to treat her. He emergently took her to the operating room, and had to remove most of her skin and fatty tissue in her trunk and thighs to remove the dead infected tissue and stop the infection from spreading further. Due to the massive infection which had spread to her bloodstream, her heart stopped twice during the operation but miraculously, she was brought back to life and survived the night. She was induced into a coma for three months during which time she underwent multiple surgeries to remove more skin and then replace it with skin grafts.  She then had to learn to walk all over again, while searching for a reason to go on, amid excruciating pain, significant deformities, and crushing medical debt.

Dr. Wigoda saved her life and supported her on a grueling path to normalcy. Unfortunately, her trauma wasn’t over, and he would have to save her again. Two years after her trauma, her breasts became enlarged, swollen and painful, from the steroid treatments she required to keep her going as her new skin adjusted.  To ease her pain, Dr. Wigoda scheduled her for a routine breast reduction, but to his dismay, found cancer during the surgery. Less than six weeks after hearing the new diagnosis, she underwent a double mastectomy, with Dr. Wigoda performing follow-up reconstruction.  She had walked a difficult path, losing most of her skin and both breasts, but by the end of 2008 she had new breasts in place and was cancer-free, having overcome every obstacle in her path.  

History tells us the most notable winners usually suffer heartbreaking obstacles before they find triumph.  They won because they refused to be discouraged by defeat and instead found courage, strength, and character.  – excerpt from her book

And she had many defeats!  

Here are words to live by:

We can choose every day which attitude we’ll use to embrace that day. We can’t change the past, the only thing we can do is play with the string we have and that’s our attitude. I’m convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. So it is with you to always be in charge of your attitude no matter what comes to you.

Let this heroic woman’s true-life miracle of survival, faith, and inspiration be the reminder we need for this October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Let’s remind each other to:

  • Get frequent check-ups,
  • Research a trustworthy doctor,
  • Remember there are always bumps in the road,
  • But we can persevere with a strong balance of life, support, and positivity!

If you seek further guidance and a free plastic surgery consultation, contact Dr. Paul Wigoda today to learn more.

Painless Breast Implant Surgery: Dr. Wigoda’s Patient Chronicles Life After Plastic Surgery

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After breast implant surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Wigoda conducts multiple follow-up interviews with every patient to ensure they have the best results possible.

In fact, he has an entire YouTube playlist devoted to painless breast implant surgery testimonials!

While these videos help new patients understand what to expect after plastic surgery, one patient went a step further and decided to chronicle life after painless breast implant surgery by blogging about her experience.  

Breast Implant Surgery FAQs

Some common questions that this blog will shed some light on include:

For answers to these questions and more, please read the summaries below or visit the original blog, here.

The Healing Process Begins – One Day After Breast Implants Surgery

Just one-day post-op, this patient sang her praise about Dr. Paul Wigoda and staff.

“I was extremely comfortable throughout the procedure,” the patient began. “When I got home I had some tightness in my breast, but after I took my prescription and ate, I felt completely fine and woke up fine.”

At the end of the video, she raised her arms (remember, this is the day after surgery) and said “there is no pain, it was great!”

See more of her one-day post-op testimonial in the video below.


No Pain, Yes Gain – Three Days After Breast Implants Surgery

Two days after her initial post-op appointment, our patient reports that she is completely able to raise her hands above her head with “virtually no pain” in her chest. She does, however, explain that she has upper back and lower neck soreness as a result of “adding five pounds to [her] front.”

On day three, she was able to take a nice walk around the neighborhood but continued relaxing and using a heating pad. She also began feeling soreness around her incisions but could not feel her nipples or the skin around them at that time, which Dr. Wigoda explained was normal.

“All in all, I’m feeling great!”

Feeling Good But (Im)patiently Waiting – Three Weeks After Breast Surgery

At three weeks, nipple sensation had returned ever so slightly; however, the new breast implants had not fallen into place.

“I’m an extremely impatient person, so I’m DYING for them to ‘fall and fluff’!” our patient exclaimed.

She continues describing her sensations and explains her decision to wear a sports bra to bed although Dr. Wigoda has given her permission not to. At this stage, massaging wasn’t necessary so she scheduled another follow-up appointment to learn light massaging techniques to help the breast implants move to the center of the chest for a natural looking cleavage.

It’s Time, Start Massaging – One Month After Breast Implant Surgery

“For a little update on how they feel? They’re still very sensitive but not as much as my week three post.”

At this stage, plastic surgeon, Dr. Wigoda recommended doing breast massage techniques that push the implants to the center and up from the sides. This technique will allow the breast implants to center better as they continue to fall for the next four-six months.

“Whew, my Plastic Surgeon is the best, check him out!” – One Happy Patient!

GoodBye Sports Bras – Two Months After Breast Implants Surgery

To try to outlast the test of time and because she was worried that gravity would take effect and her procedure would not look good for long, our patient was persistent about wearing sports bras. However, in order to speed up the process of letting the implants drop, Dr. Wigoda recommended she “bare it all” for the time being so she could see her results.

In this post, our patient shares photos of her scars after using a new cream and how her implants look in a T-shirt and sports bra.

Patience is a Virtue – Three Months After Breast Implant Surgery

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Our breast augmentation blogger and patient reported that one breast has fallen into place and is perfect, but she has concerns because the other is still high.

Spoiler alert: She won’t be disappointed for long!

This post contained a lot of informative updates such as:

  • She lost feeling in her nipples and is now experiencing her first “nerve pains”
  • Scars are disappearing at this time
  • After the first bra shopping trip, she officially has a new bra size and discovered how weird push-up bras feel with implants. Fortunately, she won’t be needing those any more.

They Look GREAT – 1.5 Years After Breast Implants Surgery

“My breast augmentation was the best decision that I’ve ever made! They look GREAT!”

A little bit of patience goes a long way and our patient has reported that her breasts have completely dropped, fluffed and look amazing.

After describing her phenomenal results, Dr. Wigoda’s painless breast implants patient signed off with some final advice.

“I cannot stress this enough…please, go to a real doctor. Not a clinic.” she wrote. “My dearest friend is using my doctor, Dr. Paul Wigoda, to fix a $9,000 mistake she endured in a clinic.”

“When I looked online, I saw that Dr. Wigoda had a painless breast implant surgery and I read all of the reviews and everyone said he was a fantastic doctor. I had to go to him. My self-confidence has skyrocketed,” she concluded.

So there you have it, a firsthand account of major milestones after her painless breast implant surgery. Hopefully her experience has helped answer some of your breast implant plastic surgery questions or concerns.

If you seek further guidance and a free plastic surgery consultation, contact Dr. Paul Wigoda today to learn more about what to expect after painless breast implant surgery.

Plastic Surgery’s Newest Trend: Non-Invasive Procedures

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Plastic surgery has come a long way over the years, and the turn of the 21st century has brought about amazing advancements. Results that were once thought only achievable through a mythical fountain of youth were made possible by plastic surgery and now cosmetic surgery is becoming less complicated and results more attainable. How is this possible?

The answer is simple really…

Non-invasive procedures with nip and tuck results.

Last month, we reported on The Today Show’s plastic surgery trends. The latest trend they shared was plastic surgery without the knife. Why? Non-invasive procedures strive to make plastic surgery less complicated.

People want to look as good as they feel, but oftentimes gravity gets in the way. New plastic surgery trends offer non-invasive options for people who want to slow the aging process without looking “worked on.” They want to look like a younger, refreshed version of themselves and rejuvenation results have never been more promising and within reach.

Plastic surgery procedures have evolved and as the options grow and change so do the clientele. People of all ages are seeking help from plastic surgeons to keep themselves up. Even more interesting, many of these plastic surgery patients are male. So many people are opting for non-invasive procedures because of the reduced risks, minimal downtime and the less permanent but still excellent results. While bruising and swelling may occur, non-invasive procedures are a great alternative to plastic surgery as it is ideal for those with busy schedules who can’t afford any downtime. In fact, some procedures are nicknamed lunchtime plastic surgery treatments because they’re just that quick!

Is your interest piqued? Great! Read on to see what less complicated plastic surgery procedures board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Wigoda recommends.

Fillers for Wrinkles

Wrinkles can be the result of any one, or combination of factors including loss of collagen, sun damage, smoking, alcohol consumption and also hormonal changes. Aging itself is a large contributing factor as collagen can decrease at a rate of 1 percent per year after age 40. Sun exposure accelerates the aging process and loss of collagen, resulting in the formation of wrinkles. To help slow down and lightly reverse the natural effects of aging, fillers like Botox, Juvederm, Restylane and Radiesse® can make a subtle but noticeable difference that doesn’t look like the skin is stretched too tight.

Botox Brow Lifts

Botox is mainly used for the upper face including the upper forehead, crows feet and the glabellar area between the eyebrows. It has many uses but Botox brow lifts specifically focus on reversing the descent of eyebrows which has a tremendous effect on the “total” look of the person. Depending on whether the descent is more toward the middle or more toward the outside, the person may look angry, bored, or tired when they are not. Raising the brow “opens” the entire eye up. As a result the person looks more refreshed, awake, and happy. Botox brow lifts offer effective but less permanent results comparable to surgical brow lifts. The best part is, you can start small and if you’d like, do more after.

Kybella for Double Chins

Recently, the FDA approved a new drug called Kybella. The drug went through two clinical trials involving 1,022 adults with varying degrees of “submental fat.” The results were a noticeable reduction in fat! Kybella is approved as a “non-invasive in-the-office procedure” and sounds like a worthy alternative to liposuction, which targets the same fat but involves a lengthy procedure under local anesthesia.

“If the drug actually works as described, it will be very useful. However, I am skeptical that it will be as effective as liposuction. We will just have to wait to see how well it works, and more importantly, what the possible complications are,” said Dr. Wigoda.

Medical Facials and Peels

Medical facial services to combat the on-the-surface skin care problems plagued by men and women of any age. Medical aesthetics services are a lighter side of non-surgical cosmetic services that can protect against premature aging and also maximize the benefits of other procedures such as Botox and Fillers. For best results, enhance your medical facials with services like micro-needling, dermaplaning, microdermabrasion and chemical peels like Vi Peel.

Tip: VI Peel is formulated with a numbing agent, making it a perfect service to have before a Botox injection!

Micro-Needling

Micro-needling improves the appearance of fine wrinkles and acne scars by using tiny needle pricks around the problem area to stimulate the skin’s natural healing process, collagen. This collagen induction therapy provides faster recovery than laser resurfacing and generally sees a 60% to 70% improvement in the broad acne scars with four to six treatments. Patients typically notice an immediate glow following their initial treatment but may exhibit slight redness for a few days as the skin heals.

Dermaplaning

If you want to get rid of dead skin cells, dermaplaning is a great exfoliator. Dermaplaning is a simple and safe procedure for exfoliating the epidermis and getting rid of the vellus hair (baby-fine hairs on your face,) along with giving your skin a brighter complexion. It is very similar to shaving and will hack off all your fine facial hairs (bonus!), but before you go buying fine facial razors, keep in mind that the best results come from professionals so your skin will feel silky smooth.

Truth: Vellus hair is soft and fine, and shaving them won’t make them thicker and coarser.

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion treatments use a minimally abrasive instrument to gently sand your skin, removing the thicker, uneven outer layer to gently exfoliate the skin to diminish signs of aging. This non-invasive treatment is used to treat light scarring, discoloration, sun damage, and stretch marks.

Chemical Peels (including the VI Peel)

VI Peels are a safe, effective approach to achieving younger looking skin and provide superior results within a week. Skin that is properly maintained through professional exfoliation treatments and appropriate home care products stays healthy, youthful, and radiant at any age. The plus of chemical peels such as VI Peels? A single VI Peel will achieve significant repair and impart a healthy glow to the skin. It is a true restorative, painless repair of damaged skin cells resulting from UV exposure and acne. Best of all, it is an aging preventative for younger patients with no visible damage. There are no restrictions following the VI Peels, normal activities may be resumed immediately after the peel. For patients who exercise routinely, low impact aerobic activity would be advised for 72-96 hours.

Non-invasive treatments can add up with multiple sessions, but the price tag is worth it for your peace of mind. Want to know what cosmetic treatments would work best for your problem areas? Contact Dr. Wigoda today for your free consultation.

What’s In and What’s Out For Plastic Surgery in 2015

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We’ve recently delivered a few posts checking out The Today Show’s week-long plastic surgery segment. The last post was all about what you should consider getting done at what age, but now we are onto a new topic!

The Today Show narrowed down some of the hottest plastic surgery trends lately and also what is slowly fading away this 2015. So naturally, we wanted to ask board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Wigoda, MD to see if he agreed with what’s hot and what’s not!

What’s In?

These are some of the things The Today Show says are the hottest on the market right now when it comes to plastic surgery:

  • Butts bigger, fuller and higher
  • Boobs smaller and more natural
  • Lips full but not fish like
  • Face not too tight

Wigoda Says: “In Florida, patients want larger breasts, not smaller. Larger breasts can still look natural if they are done well.” So for the most part, The Today Show is spot on about the popular procedures of the year! The growing trend with breast implants is still larger, but more natural. Make sure you check out your surgeons before and after photos, as well as reviews to get the look you want!

Most Popular Plastic Surgery by Region:

While we’re on the topic of most popular surgeries of the year, The Today Show also broke down which surgery is most popular by region. Since Dr. Wigoda is located in sunny Florida, we wanted to know if indeed, liposuction and breast augmentation were the most popular.

(Never fear, if you’re reading this from somewhere else in the United States, we have your region in there too!)

Wigoda Says: “Yes!!! Liposuction and Breast Implants are definitely the most popular procedures!” You heard him! Now if you want to follow along with the trend and receive liposuction or painless breast implants, click here to get an absolutely free consultation with Dr. Wigoda!

Do you agree with what’s hot and what’s not for this year? Sound off in the comments, share on our Facebook page, and let us know what you think!

 

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Dr. Wigoda Answers: How Young Is Too Young For Plastic Surgery?

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Plastic surgery has been rapidly on the rise this year. With the numbers growing for acceptance of plastic surgery, there is one number that is rapidly shrinking. Every year, more and more teens and young adults are jumping on the plastic surgery bandwagon.

With an incredible 200,000 plastic surgery procedures performed on individuals between the ages of thirteen and nineteen in 2010, according to American Society of Plastic Surgeons, what age is too young to make such a drastic and life altering decision?

With young celebrities like Kylie Jenner, who admittedly received lip injections and possibly breast implants at the age of seventeen, setting an example for young girls, the importance of body image is at an all time high. The glitz and glam of getting that “ideal” curvaceous look is consuming teens and adults across the globe. This led us to ask board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul Wigoda, one of the most popular questions buzzing around in today’s tabloids, “how young is TOO young for plastic surgery?”

18 Going On 36” Bust

“Eighteen is usually the cutoff that most plastic surgeons agree on for breast augmentation. You want to make sure the patient is fully grown physically, but probably more important, is their level of maturity” states Dr. Wigoda, who will only perform his Painless Breast Implant surgery on adults eighteen years or older. Dr. Wigoda has performed the Painless Breast Implants procedure on hundreds of women from all over the world, and notes some important factors to consider about age.

The most crucial thing to understand is that no matter how old or mature mentally you may think you are, your body may not be at that same stage of maturity. Most females reach their final adult height at age 15, but may continue to grow and fill out up until age eighteen or twenty-one depending when their menstruation began. Placing implants on someone as young as seventeen when their body is not yet fully developed could lead to changes in the appearance of the breasts that perhaps was not anticipated or planned.

However, mental capacity and maturity is indeed a huge consideration with plastic surgery. No matter if you are a teen or adult, plastic surgery is a choice that needs careful planning and consideration as well as extensive education and cannot be done on impulse. Young adults who choose plastic surgery without proper knowledge often still have insecurities or negative repercussions afterward.

Dr. Wigoda stresses researching your plastic surgeon by reading real patients reviews, meeting with your plastic surgeon, and even taking a tour of their facility to make sure they are AAAASF certified. Remember, no matter your age, you are in control of your own body.

 

Is There An Exception To The Rule?

Isn’t there always an exception to the rule? “There are some procedures, like ear tucks, breast reductions, and rhinoplasty, where you can make the argument that having these as a teenager is reasonable.” Dr. Wigoda tells us in our interview.

Often times, teens and young children can experience pain or discomfort due to large busts, or extensive teasing and self-esteem issues due to physical appearances. Otoplasty for example, is used to pin back the ears and has extensively been proven to help the confidence of teens and children. Breast reductions are often done on women who are in a great deal of pain when the breasts impede on everyday activities. Should cases like these be denied surgery because they are too young?

Whatever the case, plastic surgery and age is an increasingly slippery slope. As plastic surgery becomes more popular, Dr. Wigoda says the most important thing a surgeon can do to combat issue is to have a policy, and to stick to it.

Are you over the age of eighteen and considering plastic surgery? Contact Dr. Wigoda for a free consultation today!