Florida Plastic Surgeon Dr. Wigoda Speaks on Teens, Plastic Surgery and Bullying

Plastic surgery to avoid bullying? Are South Florida teens ready to go under the knife? Should we be thinking of Botox, Boobs and Nose Jobs to avoid bullying? Media outlets such as Good Morning America and The Today Show are reporting a growing number of teens requesting plastic surgery as a reprieve from bullying.

According to CDC data, one in five high school students are bullied on school grounds every year. Even future pop superstar Lady Gaga was teased about her appearance as a child: the singer recounted being taunted and thrown in a trash can on The View on Monday.

High school senior Erica Morgo tried to break her own nose after constant teasing. After the incident, her mother, Dana Manzella, decided to allow her then 15-year-old daughter to undergo cosmetic surgery.

Teasing is torture to teens. So when 13-year-old Aubrey Woodward told The Today Show she wants plastic surgery to get her ears pinned back, she said it was because, “it makes me feel really bad” when she gets teased about them.

Erica and Aubrey are among a small but growing number of teenagers who say being teased or bullied prompted them to consider or even undergo cosmetic surgery.

Ear pin-backs are one of the most common plastic surgeries for teens, along with nose jobs such as Erica’s and breast reductions. Recent data from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery indicates that 203,308 teens went under the knife in 2009.

“While not very common, plastic surgery on teenagers can be appropriate in certain circumstances,” says Dr. Wigoda, Chief of Plastic Surgery at Broward General. “Each case has to be evaluated carefully to make certain the surgery is being done for the right reasons. For example, if a teen has very large breasts for which she not only gets teased but which make it difficult for her to exercise or participate in physical activities, or if they are causing pain, a breast reduction may be appropriate. A teen who feels very self conscious about a large nose or prominent ears, can be helped significantly with surgery with regards to their self esteem and their degree of confidence in themselves.”
When considering plastic surgery, whether for a teen or adult, it is important to thoroughly research the doctor, surgery center and risk associated with a procedure. The decision to have an elective cosmetic procedure is a serious one and should not be taken lightly. Dr. Wigoda firmly believes in building a rapport and carefully evaluating each potential patient to ensure they are a good candidate for whatever surgery they are pursuing.

South Florida Plastic Surgeon Dr. Wigoda Shares Insight on Breast Augmentation Economy

PaulWigoda, MD has been saying that electiveplasticsurgeryprocedureswillreturn as the economy strengthens since the New Year. Here is an infographic from DocShop.com that further drives this point home.

Over $10 billion is spent on surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures each year and over $1.1 billion of that goes toward breast augmentations. Over the last ten years, the number of breast augmentations has steadily increased, until the rough economy caused procedures to dip from 2007 to 2009. In 2010, however, according to the AmericanSocietyofPlasticSurgeons, this number started to increase again, climbing over 2% to nearly 300,000 breast augmentations.

South Florida Plastic Surgeon Dr. Wigoda Shares Insight on Breast Augmentation Economy

Considering getting a breast augmentation in 2011? To learn more about Fort Lauderdale plastic surgery procedures, including Dr. Wigoda’s signature painlessbreastimplant procedure visit:http://www.drwigoda.com orhttp://www.painlessbreastimplants.com.

Plastic Surgery News from Dr. Wigoda: Cosmetic Procedures Rebounding with Economy

Paul Wigoda MD Plastic Surgery News - Cosmetic Procedure TrendsPaul Wigoda, M.D. agreed with TheAmerican Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASPS) when it predicted an uptick in elective plastic surgery procedures in 2011. New data released from the ASPS seems to reinforce the idea that increased consumer confidence in the economy translates into more plastic surgery: cosmetic procedures in 2010 jumped to 13.1 million, an increase of five percent.

The top five procedures performed in 2010:

Breast augmentation

Nose reshaping

Eyelid surgery

Liposuction

Tummy tuck

As the aging population continues to grow, so does the incidence of facelifts, as well as minimally invasive procedures such as Botox.

With nearly 11.6 million procedures in 2010, the top five minimally invasive procedures were:

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• Soft tissue fillers

• Chemical peel

• Laser hair removal

Microdermabrasion

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Paul Wigoda M.D. Speaks on 2011 Plastic Surgery Trends

Paul Wigoda, M.D. comments on anticipated trends according to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASPS). They’ve made a number of plastic surgery predictions for 2011, centering on increased elective procedures such as facelifts, Botox, and buttocks augmentations.

1. More facelifts as economy picks up

Dr. Wigoda agrees with this sentiment; noting that elective plastic surgery as a whole tends to happen more during better financial times.

2. Additional fillers, Botox, and Injectables

Dr. Wigoda notes that these procedures are more affordable than traditional plastic surgery, especially as more products enter the market. Also, people tend to be happy with the results and continue procedures.

3. Increase of procedures to tighten the skin post weight loss

These procedures, ranging from arm lifts to tummy tuck’s are also usually elective, not covered by insurance, says Dr. Wigoda. Therefore, as consumers’ disposable income returns, so will these surgeries.

4. Changing out breast implants

Many of Dr. Wigoda’s patients see better results with silicone implants, so he predicts that his saline patients will make the switch to painless breast implants surgery. Also, since baby boomers remain the largest age demographic in the US, they may need their implants replaced or choose to have a breast lift done.

5. More botched plastic surgery cases

“Consumers looking for a bargain on cosmetic procedures will unfortunately lead to an increase in horror stories about ‘discount injectables’ bought offshore, cosmetic medicine, and cosmetic surgical procedures performed by untrained practitioners,” predicts ASAPS. Dr. Wigoda’s advice to avoid such catastrophe? Do your homework, and ask these questions before choosing a surgeon.

6. New ways to zap fat

Consumers will increasingly seek noninvasive techniques for fat removal (freezing, zapping, lasering) as an alternative to liposuction. Dr. Wigoda does not endorse freezing or zapping fat.

7. Getting a celebrity buttocks

Dr. Wigoda acknowledges that right now, thanks to celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, and Jennifer Lopez, bigger is better. This can be accomplished several ways, he says, from performing liposuction on the areas around the buttocks such as the thighs, injecting fat into the buttocks, implants, or lifts.

Me Day Spa Closing February 18th – Close out Specials

Closing in Miami Beach, But Still Here in Fort Lauderdale! We are sad to say, Me Day Spa will be closing on February 18, 2011 and Dr. Wigoda will be consolidating his plastic surgery and non-surgical aesthetics services to his Fort Lauderdale location.

We would like to thank everyone for the support over the past five years. It has been a true pleasure and experience.

Last Week of Appointments and Beauty Close out Specials!

Dr. Wigoda is offering Botox and fillers on February 16th at the spa.

As long as supplies last, all hair products, makeup, gift items, and skin care products will be sold at 50% off at the spa from now until the closing (Remember, Valentine’s Day is coming up).

Me Day Spa is located at:

1439B Alton Road Miami Beach, FL

33139 305-534-6363

Dr. Wigoda’s Fort Lauderdale location:

1404 E Broward Blvd.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

(954) 463-7088

Dr. Wigoda will continue to offer med-spa services including Botox, fillers, laser hair removal, microdermabrasion and facials at his Fort Lauderdale locations as well as free consultations for plastic surgery.

Please visit us at www.doctorwigoda.com and www.painlessbreastimplants.com.

Once again, thanks for your support and lots of health and happiness in 2011.

Not So Scary Plastic Surgery Night by Dr. Wigoda in Miami

Taking the boo out of your mind when it comes to improving your body.

October is known for scary things, and so is plastic surgery. Dr. Paul Wigoda, Fort Lauderdale award-winning plastic surgeon with critically acclaimed reviews is hosting a Not So Scary Plastic Surgery night that is taking the myth and mystery out of plastic surgery. And the pain too, with painless breast implant surgery.

Friday, October 29

6:00 to 7:00 p m

Dr. Wigoda at Me Day Spa – Miami Beach

1439-B Alton Rd

Miami Beach FL 33139

  • Celebrity plastic surgery nightmares – why they happened and how to avoid them
  • Beauty and breast – how to achieve perfect breasts with painless implant surgery
  • Boo to Botox scares – Why look like a wrinkly witch?
  • Double chins and big noses – How to not look like an evil step monster
  • No mask, just fillers – How fillers can be a safe alternative to a Halloween mask.

RSVP: To register, email [email protected] or call 305.534.6363.

Seating is limited and Dr. Wigoda will allow time for questions and answers at the end. Can’t make the live event? Follow the event on Twitter or Facebook.

Hurting Less: Dr. Paul Wigoda’s Breast Implants are Painless, Patients Say

Bargain basement-priced breast implants can be painful, dangerous and in the long run cost more time, money and risk, says Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Wigoda. Dr. Wigoda blends surgical technique, experience and precision to eliminate pain, promote recovery and produce lasting Fort Lauderdale breast augmentation results

 

Fort Lauderdale, FL – March 16, 2010 – Dr. Paul Wigoda’s plastic surgery patients are hurting less. Even as plastic surgery spending slumped again in 2009, breast augmentation remained the most popular surgical procedure for American women with over 300,000 procedures nationwide.

And as the tough economic times persist, price conscious consumers and patients are shopping for the best surgical techniques and least amount of pain, according to board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Wigoda.

“Combining knowledge, skill and personal care is vital to reducing post-surgical inflammation, promoting fast recovery and ensuring patients’ happiness with every Fort Lauderdale breast augmentation procedure,” Dr. Wigoda said.

In a market where many other surgeons are offering bargain breast augmentation procedures, these surgeries are often accompanied by a prolonged and painful recovery, additional missed time from work and poor results.

“Patients who choose a surgeon based purely on price without considering certification, training and experience may be making a costly mistake,” Wigoda said. “The first operation is the patient’s best opportunity for a quality result. Placing yourself in the capable hands of an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon is the first step to the quality you deserve.”

The Aesthetics Institute continues to give South Florida patients what they are looking for as Dr. Wigoda has developed a technique to eliminate pain from breast augmentation procedures.

“Breast augmentation was a dream that I always had,” said recent Dr. Wigoda patient Karen Vidal. “The same day of the procedure I was able to go home and move around without pain. On a scale of one to ten, I rate my level of pain at one and Dr. Wigoda at ten and a half!”

Dr. Wigoda uses over a decade of South Florida plastic surgery experience to blend the methods of other top cosmetic surgeons, perfect his own technique and match the correct incision, implant and procedure to every individual patient.

“The most uncomfortable experience of my procedure was having to sleep on my back for a couple of days,”  Vidal said. “Other than that, I was pain free.”

To learn more about Fort Lauderdale breast augmentation from Dr. Wigoda and The Aesthetics Institute visit: www.doctorwigoda.com or http://blog.drwigoda.com.

About Dr. Wigoda
Dr. Paul Wigoda is a Fort Lauderdale plastic surgeon and owner of The Aesthetics Institute. He is a board certified plastic surgeon and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Florida Medical Association, and the Broward County Medical Association. Dr. Wigoda specializes in Fort Lauderdale breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lift, liposuction, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, facelift, brow lift, eyelid surgery, Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane, Botox, laser hair removal, and spider vein treatments.

The Aesthetics Institute Location:
1404 E Broward Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
(954) 463-7088

Dr. Wigoda and the Future of Plastic Surgery in 2010 and Beyond

Wondering what to expect in Botox, breast implants, dermal fillers and non-surgical improvements in 2010 and beyond?

Last week I posted a review of Fort Lauderdale plastic surgery over the previous decade. We talked about how liposuction, Botox, breast augmentation and dermal fillers have evolved and become very popular over the past 10 years.

As a board certified plastic surgeon, I receive questions all the time about the “latest and greatest” procedures South Florida can look forward to in the coming years.

Check out my video below for the changes I am expecting in both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures including:

The medical field is always in search of less invasive procedures that allow for quicker recovery times and comparable results. While many South Florida plastic surgeons are already advertising non-invasive tummy tucks or face lifts, the technology has not yet arrived and consumers need to be careful to understand the procedures they are actually having.

For more information on Fort Lauderdale plastic surgery or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Paul Wigoda, visit http://www.doctorwigoda.com. You can also follow the South Florida plastic surgery news and get updates and specials from the Aesthetics Institute by following Dr. Wigoda on Twitter, @drwigoda, or by becoming a Fan on Facebook.

Become a Perfect 10 this Holiday Season

Affordable and beautiful breast augmentation from Dr. Paul Wigoda and The Aesthetics Institute may seem too good to be true, but we’re making it happen for the holidays!

•    Affordable and Excellent Results
•    Qualified, Board Certified Surgeon
•    Before and After pictures with authentic patient review

Call The Aesthetics Institute today at (954) 463-7088 or e-mail [email protected] for more information on Dr. Wigoda’s Special Holiday Pricing and to schedule a personal consultation with South Florida’s premier board certified plastic surgeon!

For even more information on South Florida plastic surgery, find testimonials on Dr. Wigoda’s YouTube Channel and see “Before and After” pictures on doctorwigoda.com.

Limited time offer on holiday pricing. Consult must be booked before December 31, 2009 and appointment must be within the month of January 2010.

Breast Augmentation Scars: Incision Options

One of the first questions many women ask when considering breast augmentation is: Where will the incision go and how will the scar look?

It’s understandable that women want to look good, and in most cases, breast augmentation is for cosmetic purposes, so the concern about breast implant scarring is normal.

Dr. Paul Wigoda, a Fort Lauderdale breast augmentation plastic surgeon gives his insight to the types of breast implant incisions and the pros/cons of each.

Breast Augmentation Incisions and Scars
There are three different breast implant incisions that are offered for breast augmentation, including:

  1. Inframammary: Below the breast in the fold
  2. Periareolar: Around the lower half of the areola (nipple)
  3. Transaxillary: In the armpit

According to Dr. Wigoda, some patients may be better candidates for using one incision over the other but most patients are good candidates for at least two if not all three types of breast augmentation incision. In most cases, placement of incision is up to the patient and where they would prefer to have their scar. The good news is, that in the vast majority of Fort Lauderdale breast augmentation cases the scars heal well and eventually are minimally noticeable.

Read on for the pros and cons of the three different types of breast augmentation incisions and scaring.

Breast Implant Incision: Below the breast in the fold (Inframammary)
Pro: This is the most common incision used by plastic surgeons. The scar from this incision is not visible when sitting up or standing. Also, in the future, if a woman’s breast implants need to be removed, most surgeons will do so through this incision. If the woman’s original implants were placed through a different incision, they will now have scars in two locations.
Con: The incision can be seen when the patent is laying down but in most cases the scar is unnoticeable after six months.

Breast Implant Incision: Around the lower half of the areola (Periareolar)
Pro: If placed correctly, the periareolar scar heals very nicely and is often difficult to find even by a trained eye.
Con: In order to use this incision the areola has to be larger than 3.4 to 4.0 centimeters across.

Breast Implant Incision: In the armpit (Transaxillary)
Pro: With the introduction of endoscopic surgery, breast augmentation through the armpit has become more common.
Con: For the first six months after breast augmentation the scar will be noticeable when a woman raises her arms and is wearing a sleeveless shirt. Women considering Fort Lauderdale breast augmentation and live in sunny South Florida may want to take this con into consideration.

For more information about breast augmentation, the types of incisions, and breast implant scars contact Dr. Wigoda at 954.463.7088 or visit www.doctorwigoda.com.