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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FDA Approves Drug To Get Rid Of Double Chin

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Some people are genetically predisposed to it, while others end up with it as a result of weight gain or aging. No matter how it’s there, there’s no denying that double chins can lower self-esteem.

If you have a double chin, you probably know all of the tricks. Tilting your head down and extending your neck forward when taking a photo can minimize the presence of a double chin. In some instances, people may tend to wear a high-neck shirt. To date, the only solution has been liposuction and surgery. In a perfect world, there would be a magic solution that would get rid of double chins and according to this TIME article, the perfect world might be here now.

Is it too good to be true? 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 upon consumption were a noticeable reduction in fat!

However, as with all newly approved drugs, there is reason to be cautious and we wanted to get an opinion from a plastic surgery expert! So we hunted down Dr. Paul Wigoda and asked him what he thought of this newly approved drug.

“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.”

If indeed Kybella works as expected, it could be a huge opportunity for patients interested in reducing fat without going under the knife. The drug is approved as a “non-invasive in-the-office procedure.” Sounds like a worthy alternative to liposuction, which targets the same fat but involves a lengthy procedure under local anesthesia at a cost averaging $2,500. While we don’t yet know if it is as effective as liposuction, patients with minimal submental fat may seek Kybella as a viable resource to shrink their chin fat and improve their appearance!

Drugs, especially newer ones, may have some down sides. In this case, Kybella’s side effects include possible nerve damage, swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and hardness in the treatment area, which could be considered comparable to injecting fillers like Botox.  However, the FDA warns that injecting the Kybella anywhere else on the body could be harmful, which gives us something to think about.

An injectable option that disrupts fat cells may seem like a great option for those who worry about surgery, but the procedure can be costly. ET Online reports that the double chin-eliminating injection could cost $1,350 per treatment and will require four to six treatments.

Price, potential side effects and individual needs all come into play; therefore, it’s crucial to always consult your doctor before considering such a new drug and extensively review the possible outcomes and best course of action. If you have any questions regarding double chin removal or other plastic surgery procedures, contact Dr. Wigoda for a free consultation.

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?”

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“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!

Is Plastic Surgery a Must? Time Magazine Tells All

Does Plastic Surgery Choose You? 

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In Time magazine cover story “Nip. Tuck. Or Else.,” columnist Joel Stein says when it comes to plastic surgery “you’re going to have to do it.” But Fort Lauderdale Plastic Surgeon Dr. Paul Wigoda believes the choice is still yours.

 

Reality shows are demystifying surgery by showing it from the patient’s perspective, non-invasive procedures are becoming more affordable, and having work done is less taboo in general, but Dr. Wigoda, the board-certified plastic surgeon best known for his painless breast implant procedure, does not believe that women will HAVE to have cosmetic procedures done just because their friends are doing it as Time’s article concludes.

“Most could benefit from some types of procedures to look younger, but there is nothing that says you have to do them to succeed,” said Dr. Wigoda. “To look as young as your friends that are doing it, yes, you may have to unless you are genetically blessed, but if you are OK with aging naturally then there shouldn’t be an issue if you don’t do any procedures.”

The basic premise of Time’s article is that if you want to look good, you have to have procedures done. But that is a very general statement because many women take good care of themselves by avoiding sun damage, smoking, and perhaps are blessed genetically, and they will still look good naturally. Think Christie Brinkley.

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While Dr. Wigoda and Stein may have different opinions on whether or not procedures must be done, they both agree that plastic surgery is a confidence booster.

RealSelf user Rosemary Hall’s plastic surgery journey was followed in the article. In the end, she chose non-invasive procedures that make her feel like a new person. She had liposuction on her chin and transferred the fat to fill under her eyes, her nasolabial  folds and marionette lines. And she’s very happy.

“I was just laid off, so I’m really glad I had the procedure done,” she said. “I’ll feel more confident on interviews, especially once the lipo scar on my chin has smoothed out.”

Hall recently looked at her wedding video and couldn’t focus on anything but her chin.

“Before if someone took a picture of me, I’d hate it and not look at it. Now I’m taking selfies,” she said.

In his own practice, Dr. Wigoda hears many similar stories. Women who have previously felt that they had to hide something or just weren’t 100 percent confident with one feature may sometimes describe their procedures as “life-changing” and more often than not wish that they had done the procedure sooner.

On why Dr. Wigoda believes we’re seeing more procedures done, he added:

“The fact is that most people, both men and women, don’t want to age gracefully. They want to stay looking young because they feel young, so if you feel young but look old, it’s not necessarily a good combination.”

Fortunately, the times are changing, and there are reasonable solutions to help people look as youthful as they feel. Cosmetic surgery is no longer taboo and many plastic surgeons offer reasonable payment plans and non-invasive options that are more affordable and require less recovery time.

Sure, it can be generalized that since we are now on the red carpet 24/7 posting pictures of ourselves on Facebook and Instagram, we can blame social media for the increase in procedures being done, but therein lies the main issue with this article. There is no need to “blame” anything because the end result is not anti-feminist or being forced upon people as the article implies.

Plastic surgery is a choice, and it’s not one that people are making to keep up with their friends. It’s something more personal that makes them feel like they’ve done something positive for themselves.

To learn more about painless breast implants and non-invasive procedures or to schedule a free consultation, contact Dr. Wigoda today.

 

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AAAASF: 5 Questions for a Safe Plastic Surgery Center

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One of the most crucial factors to consider when deciding where to get plastic surgery done is the credentials of your doctor and the facility the surgery will be performed in. Board-certified South Florida plastic surgeon and Chief of Plastic Surgery at Broward Health, Dr. Paul Wigoda’s surgery center is a Fully Accredited Surgery Center by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF).

What does this mean? It means that the facility meets high standards for patient safety in the outpatient surgical environment. AAAASF accreditation has been recognized as the “gold standard.” What better place to get a surgery done then the best? AAAASF certification has been a model of excellence in surgical care and has been cited repeatedly as the model program for others to follow. The mission of the AAAASF alone tells of the high standards it sets for surgeons and facilities.

 

“It is the mission of the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF) to develop and implement standards of excellence to ensure the highest quality of patient safety through an accreditation program. Accredited facilities and clinics have been inspected and have met 100% of the standards set by AAAASF for Accreditation.”

 

The place where you get your surgery done is just as important as the credentials of the doctor that is doing the surgery. You MUST make sure that you are in a safe, clean and stable environment no matter if it’s Painless Breast Implants, Liposuction, Botox or ANY surgery. Along with making sure when you talk to your doctor you aren’t shy about asking questions about him and the facility you will be getting the surgery performed in! Come with questions to your plastic surgery consultation to help you better understand the process.

 

6 of the Most Important Questions To Ask Your Plastic Surgeon

 

Wondering what questions you can ask your surgeon to make sure you are getting the best possible care? We have made a list of some of the most important questions you can make sure to ask to ensure your safety and comfort.

 

  1. What are my treatment/surgery options?

    1. What are the benefits of each option?

    2. What are the side effects?

  2. How will this change my daily routine?

  3. Who will assist in the procedure? Their qualifications and training?

  4. How long has the physician performed the procedure?

  5. Where is the surgery being performed? Have there been any serious complications at the surgery site?

  6. What are the warning signs or concerns to watch for?

 

See our Safety checklist below and for a complete list of questions that you must ask, check out this interview with Dr. Wigoda here!

5 Safety Questions for a Plastic Surgery Center

 

What should you look for when scooping out the safest plastic surgery center? We have a checklist for you right here!

 

  • Board-Certified: Is the plastic surgeon board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?

  • Accredited: Make sure the facility is accredited by the AAAASF or other safety facilities such as Medicare and the AAAHC. These facilities have strict standards for surgeons as well as hospitals.

  • Reviews and Record! Check out the surgeons record from patients who have already gotten a procedure done or Track down your state’s medical board.  These reviews will give you an honest representation of what you can expect for your own surgery. Dr. Wigoda’s patients constantly write reviews about not just the Dr. Wigoda’s conduct as a doctor, but also the phenomenal staff and environment. Trust the customer! Even reviews on social media sites such as Yelp can give you a great unbiased look into what customers have experienced with various surgeons!

  • Tour: While I use the word “tour” loosely, surgeons will often offer to walk you around the office so you can become familiar with where you will be getting the surgery and where you will be after. Do not be afraid to ask your surgeon for a tour around the surgery center so you can scoop the place out and make sure you are comfortable!

  • Hospital Privileges: A properly trained, board-certified plastic surgeon will have hospital privileges in at least one hospital.  Don’t just ask the doctor if they have hospital privileges. Make sure that the doctor has privileges at a hospital in exactly the procedure that you want performed. If a surgeon has no hospital privileges and operates only in his office, that would be a red flag.

 

So there you have it, everything you need to know to safely get that body of your dreams!

 

Want more information?  Watch our interview with Dr. Wigoda here, or contact Dr. Wigoda for a free consultation!

5 Plastic Surgery Videos Trending on YouTube

trending plastic surgery videosBoard-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Paul Wigoda was named best plastic surgeon in South Florida in 2010 and is the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Broward Health. His Fort Lauderdale and Miami plastic surgery practice offers a wide range of cosmetic surgery procedures including his revolutionary Painless Breast Implant procedure, which virtually eliminates
pain and is designed to result in a quick, safe and painless recovery.

As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Wigoda’s top priority is and always will be his patients’ welfare and satisfaction so he often offers helpful information to help plastic surgery candidates make the best decisions for their procedures. Check out the most popular plastic surgery videos from his YouTube channel for some excellent plastic surgery insights!

1. Saline vs. Silicone Implants

There are so many important decisions to make when it comes to breast implants. The cup size, the width, the shape, the type of implant, the surface, the insertion site and the position! With so much to consider, Dr. Wigoda shares the major differences between saline and silicone breast implants to help you feel more confident and knowledgeable about your decision. Here you will discover the advantages and disadvantage of the two implant types, like how they will feel, the safety considerations, implant lifetimes, costs, possibility of breast implant ruptures, MRI recommendations, warranties, rippling, incision sizes, and the effects on mammograms and breast feeding.

VIDEO: Florida Plastic Surgeon Dr. Wigoda Answers: Saline or Silicone Breast Implants?

2. Smart People Research Smart Lipo

Considering liposuction to eliminate problem areas? Should you opt for the Smart Lipo or traditional liposuction? Dr. Wigoda shares his opinion on the new lipo phenomenon as well as some advice. First, beware the doctors that advertise Smart Lipo and don’t have a plastic surgery background. Avoid people who specialize in dermatology and pulmonology who open up spas and call themselves experts. Dr. Wigoda also goes into details about some common Smart Lipo misconceptions such as it is a lunch-time procedure, it is non-invasive, the length of the recovery period and more. Be smart when it comes to Smart Lipo and watch this video to determine if the procedure is right for you.

VIDEO: Is Smart Lipo Really Smart?

3. Dangerous Plastic Surgery Warning Signs

When it comes to plastic surgery, complications and even death are always a possibility, which is upsetting as these procedures are generally elective. It is your body and your life and patients have died from using the wrong doctor. Make sure you thoroughly research your plastic or cosmetic surgeon to mitigate the risk of complications. Here, Dr. Wigoda shares some plastic surgery warning signs you should look out for, including how or why they are offering discounts, whether they a history of problems, the surgeon’s credentials, online reviews and more.

VIDEO: Plastic Surgery Nightmares at Strax Rejuvenation: Dr. Wigoda’s Warning Signs

4. Different Types of Anesthesia for Plastic Surgery

Dr. Wigoda describes four different types of anesthesia used for plastic surgery procedures. He describes the differences between local anesthesia, local with oral sedation, local with IV sedation, and general anesthesia. Some topics covered in this video are how each anesthesia may feel, what type of procedures require a specific anesthesia, how long the anesthesia may last before it wears off, costs and whether you will need an anesthesiologist present during your procedure.

VIDEO: Florida Surgeon Dr. Wigoda Explains the Different Types of Anesthesia

5. La Toya Jackson’s Plastic Surgery

The Jackson family is notorious for their plastic surgeries and although Michael and Janet get the most attention for their over-the-top procedures, it’s no wonder that Dr. Wigoda’s analysis of  La Toya Jackson’s surgeries is one of his top-viewed YouTube videos. In the last decade, the fifth child of the infamous Jackson family has made a return to music, been an active member of reality television and has participated in various other projects such as the documentary “Dancing In Jaffa.” During this time she has slowly been changing her appearance to better resemble her siblings. Here Dr. Wigoda analyzes the multiple nose jobs, probably chin implant, lip injections, implants and possible multiple liposuctions.

VIDEO: La Toya Jackson Plastic Surgery

For more great videos on plastic surgery topics and trends, celebrity plastic surgery secrets and reviews from Dr. Wigoda’s patients, visit his YouTube channel.

To schedule a free consultation or ask Dr. Wigoda more questions, visit www.DrWigoda.com today!

 

Dr. Wigoda Shares How to Be a Smart Plastic Surgery Patient

In this video, Ft. Lauderdale surgeon Dr. Wigoda explains how to be a smart plastic surgery patient and why you want to be one of the smarter patients. Hint: They do their research, ask a lot of questions, and pick plastic surgeons with the right credentials and experience.

 

 

With people opting for bargain surgeries and shopping for plastic surgeons the way they shop for clothes, they are taking a huge risk and possibly sacrificing the quality of their results and then some. Smart plastic surgery patients can be financially-savvy and still see great results; they just have to do their homework.

 

You want to be one of the smarter patients because while there are many thousands of happy patients there are also many who are unhappy. They may have had bad results, complications, chronic pain or unrealistic expectations. Remember, plastic surgery is real surgery. If you gave up quality for cost then you may even end up spending more in the long run because they have to miss more work for recovery time, end up being hospitalized or have a plastic surgery nightmare and need to do another surgery to correct the original procedure. You are making an investment in yourself and want that investment to pay off.

Be a smart plastic surgery patient by:

  • Asking a lot of questions

  • Having realistic expectations about results

  • Understanding what recovery will be like

When picking your plastic surgeon, make sure they have:

  • The right credentials and experience

  • Time to spend with you before and after surgery

  • Can make independent decisions regarding future care without having to ask for permission

Are you interested in having the best results possible? Join the smartest patients and take your time to do your research and make a well-informed decision! Start today by seeing how Dr. Wigoda compares to other surgeons!

 

Florida’s Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures by Age

Fort Lauderdale Plastic Surgeon Dr. Paul Wigoda reports nip and tuck for men and women trends from as early as 16 years old to their 60’s.  With recent news of Hollywood celebrities getting plastic surgery or cosmetic enhancements at various ages like Heidi Montag, Kim Kardashian and Lisa Kudrow’s reveal of a nose job at 16, plastic surgery has gone mainstream. So it makes sense to analyze who is electing for plastic surgery, and why.

While the “why” may be tougher to pin down, due to each individual’s own desires, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Report looks at which cosmetic procedures are most popular amongst different age groups.

 

Nosey Teenage Plastic Surgery: 16-19

The nose is the body part which changes the least throughout life, meaning the nose you have now is the nose you will have for life. For this reason nose reshaping is most popular amongst teenagers.   While skin around the nose can thicken, and cartilage can lose its support, it is the least susceptible to time or changes in habit.  Adolescents looking for a fresh start often turn to rhinoplasty.

 

Busting into Twenties: 20-29

According to the report, breast augmentation is most popular among 20-29 year-olds, at a time when image is of high importance to a woman. However, Dr. Paul Wigoda counters that many women 30 and over come into his office looking to enhance their breasts.

“Many come in complaining that their breasts have deflated after having kids,” Wigoda states, “while others feel that their breasts are starting to sag and they want to be filled in more and get a small lift that a breast augmentation can provide.”

“It’s not uncommon for women over 30, who are going through a divorce to come in looking to make some changes in their body as they return to the singles scene,” he adds. Wigoda counters that liposuction is also popular with the 20-29 years olds, who also have trouble getting rid of fat in certain areas, even with a normal metabolism.

“In women in that age range, it is often fat in the love handle and bra strap areas, as well as the inner and outer thighs, that are treated through liposuction.”

 

Preventative Thirties 30’s

30 Going on 21. The study cites liposuction as the most popular procedure amongst 30-39 years olds, as many women in that age range notice their bodies retain fat easier as they get older, even if they maintain the same diet and exercise regiment.  While there are an increasing number of non-surgical options for combatting fat, liposuction is still the most popular cosmetic enhancement.

Eyeing 40’s and 50’s

Aging begins to have noticeable effects on the human body as people enter their forties, particularly around the eyes and forehead. The skin around the eyes can be prone to wrinkle or show redundancy, while the upper eyelids and forehead can often droop, making a person look unnecessarily tired or sad. So patients between the ages of 40-54 most often turn to an eyelid and/or brow lifting surgery to keep age at bay.  Removing or tightening can be used to treat the lower eyelids, as well as treating fat pockets.

Facing 55+

Lastly, the facelift has proven to be the most popular procedure for adults over the age of 55.  They may look to address several parts of the face, such as the cheeks, which can deflate. Other changes that become apparent: the corners of the mouth can turn down and jowls appear.   Also the jawline can lose its contour and the neck becomes loose and droopy at times.  The facelift can be used to address any of of these ailments, and bring back the youthful appearance the 55 and over crowd seek.

 

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Wigoda.

 

 

 

Dr Wigoda’s Patient Shares Experience with Sun Sentinel On Having Plastic Surgery as a Couple

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Dr. Paul Wigoda, board-certified plastic surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, has couples asking “all the time” for cosmetic surgery procedures. Nowadays, couples are embarking on a new chapter of their relationship by going under the knife together – undergoing plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures together.

One of Dr. Wigoda’s patients’s, Felix Fidelibus, and his partner of 16 years shares their plastic surgery experience with the Sun Sentinel on Dr. Wigoda.

As stated in the Sun Sentinel article, “both men disliked the way the failed procedures made them look and feel,” so they decided to go in for a repair together, to support each other through the process. Though they went in at the same time for their evaluation and pre-op consultation appointments, Wigoda did their surgeries two weeks apart, so each could drive the other to and from the outpatient operation and be there during the more difficult first days of recovery. “It’s like going on vacation together, only you’re not going on vacation, you’re recuperating together,” Fidelibus said. “It was the best thing, because you’re going through the same thing together. It’s a good feeling knowing you’re taking care of each other at the same time.”

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For more information, contact Dr Wigoda.

Read the full story here:  http://www.sun-sentinel.com/health/fl-couples-plastic-surgery-20131024,0,7942614.story