Liposuction Tops Charts as Most Searched Plastic Surgery Procedure in Florida

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Miami, Florida ranks among the top cities for the amount of plastic surgery procedures performed, behind only Beverly Hills and San Francisco. Although they’re on different sides of the country, it’s not odd that both Florida and California are home to the cities with the highest number of plastic surgeries… both locations boast celebrity homes, great nightlife and entertainment, beautiful beaches and more. Keeping up with appearances is simply a lifestyle choice, but which plastic surgery procedures are Floridians flocking to maintain their flawless features?

You might think that Brazilian butt lifts and lip injections that mirror the Kardashian and Jenner sisters’ appearances are high-ranking but here plastic surgery patients are looking to subtract, not add, and liposuction is the most searched plastic surgery procedure in Florida.

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Warmer weather year-round and access to beaches are definitely one reason why liposuction tops the charts in Floridian’s plastic surgery research but when it comes to liposuction, there is a lot more than meets the eye and plenty of reasons to consider opting for this procedure that has been around for more than 30 years.

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First, liposuction is the perfect solution if you’re looking for ways to remove stubborn belly fat but it’s not only for troublesome tummies! Liposuction can also remove deposits of excess fat from specific areas of your upper or lower body, face or neck.

In addition to your belly, consider streamlining your flanks or love handles, back, and – on some men who struggle with gynecomastia – chest. Liposuction can also be used to assist in an arm lift, or, if your trouble areas are on the lower body, it can be used to define your inner and outer thighs, buttocks, and even calves and ankles!

Removing and sculpting fat around your chin and neck area is also a fantastic way to restore your youth if you’re feeling self-conscious but aren’t ready for a face or neck lift at this time.

Additionally, Floridians may be researching liposuction because it’s efficient and cost-effective! While liposuction is never recommended as an alternative to healthy diet and exercise, when done together, it only helps to amplify your results with less time commitment. On average, liposuction can cost between $4,500 and $7,500. Liposuction not only guarantees results but success motivates success so you are more likely to continue working harder to maintain your progress after healing from your plastic surgery procedure.

Remember, when it comes to liposuction, just removing excess fatty deposits does not guarantee the ideal appearance you may be looking for. The judgement and experience of your plastic surgeon is crucial so be sure to schedule a free liposuction consultation with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Paul Wigoda today, or, if you’re interested in learning more about liposuction, be sure to watch this video where Dr. Wigoda discusses various types of liposuction and the different techniques and technology that are available today.

 

 

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Top 5 Plastic Surgery Procedures for Men

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

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

1. Liposuction

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

2. Rhinoplasty/Nose Surgery

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

3. Eyelid Surgery

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

4. Gynecomastia aka Male Breast Reduction

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

5. Facelifts and Neck Lifts

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

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

 

 

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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.

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.

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.

How Soon Can I Go to the Gym After Liposuction? Dr. Wigoda Answers This Lipo FAQ

A very common question I receive during consultations is “how soon can I go to the gym after liposuction?”

working out after lipoIt may sound contradictory, but many patients considering liposuction lead very active lifestyles. Most lipo patients are healthy and exercise regularly but cannot lose fat in certain areas of their body regardless of how much they exercise. Liposuction is generally not an option for those who are significantly overweight, but is done to treat problem areas that are somewhat out of proportion to the rest of their body.

Liposuction can be used to treat gynecomastia, the abdomen, love handles and inner and outer thighs. If you’re considering liposuction, keep in mind that everyone’s procedures, therefore recovery time, vary and should be considered on an individual basis before the patient returns to their regular workout routine. That being said, here’s what you should know.

When Can I Return to My Normal Routine?

As far as work goes, my patients typically return to their positions provided it is not heavy labor within one or two days, depending on the extent of the procedure. Liposuction is a real surgery and will require some healing time which will increase with the number of body areas being treated. The amount of fat cells being removed will also affect healing time.      

Generally there is some mild soreness or discomfort which decreases each day over a period of weeks. It generally takes one to three months for all of the swelling to go down and you can expect to feel a little different during that time.

For that reason, I usually have patients avoid exercise for four weeks although some may start exercising as early as two weeks. And, when they do return to the gym, I advise they do not try jumping back into their normal routine and take it easy.

What Type of Exercises Can I Do?

Diligent exercisers may worry that if they stop their routine for an extended period of time, they may lose their motivation, however, exercising can cause increased discomfort and swelling and increase the time it takes to heal.

Again, each person is different but if you want and are able to get back to exercising very quickly, I encourage you to do lighter workouts at least during the first month. Avoid more aerobic exercises like running, bicycling, or dancing at first and do more light weight routines. You will want to avoid certain machines that will cause you to pull at the liposuctioned area but that varies by location so discuss that with your surgeon prior to returning to the gym.

So, for those of you who work out regularly but aren’t completely satisfied with your results, contact Dr. Wigoda to discuss your liposuction options and create a plan to get you back to your normal routine safely and rapidly.

For more information about the liposuction procedure, visit our Liposuction FAQs page and watch the video below.

 

Yelpers Give Dr. Paul Wigoda Plastic Surgery All 5 Star Ratings in Fort Lauderdale

The Fort Lauderdale Plastic Surgery reviews are in and Dr. Paul Wigoda reports all 5-star ratings on Yelp!

With more than 100 million monthly unique visitors, Yelp is the premiere local business review site. And, as anyone who owns a business or who’s ever yelped a business they love knows even with amazing service 5-star reviews on Yelp are hard to come by, not to mention all 5-star reviews. Dr. Paul Wigoda thanks our plastic surgery clients for sharing the love on Yelp and wanted to share some excerpts of our favorite reviews with you.

  • Breast Implant Review Liz S. of Boca Raton, FL writes “NO PAIN, GREAT GAIN! After having 3 children in 18 Months (a set of twins) I finally decided to have a breast lift and implants. A friend referred me to Dr. Wigoda. I had the procedure yesterday, and I have not been in one drop of pain since! … Great Doctor, great experience, great results.”

  • Perla S. of Manhattan, NY writes “I had plastic surgery 8 years ago with Dr. Paul Wigoda.I am now going to be 66 years old, and I look 10 years younger… Never ever had any pain, as he promised. I would do it all over again.”

  • B L. of Miami Beach, FL shares “So happy with the results, would have done it sooner!”

  • JR M. of Fort Lauderdale, FL says simply:  “We love Dr. Wigoda!”

  • Olga S. of Fort Lauderdale, FL “I had carefully chosen Dr. Wigoda as my plastic surgeon, for breast augmentation after scouring every single surgeon within a 25 mile radius of me. Dr. Wigoda stood out, by far, as not only the most personable, but beyond other’s average surgeon skills as well. Now, almost 3 months later, I am LOVING my breasts. They look proportionate to my body; they don’t look as if someone just “put” them there. They are just perfect. I’m feeling a little sad as today was my last scheduled follow up with Dr. Wigoda.”

Perhaps our favorite review is this from Marcia B of Ft. Lauderdale:

“ Because of the dedication of Dr Wigoda I am able today to tell my story. I give Dr. Paul Wigoda the highest points any doctor can receive. By chance, Dr Wigoda was on call at Broward General Hospital the day I was brought into emergency in renal failure and fighting for my life from a Liposuction procedure I received from another doctor in Miami Beach. Dr. Wigoda saved my life and has continued to do so ever since. The dedication that Dr. Wigoda has shown… speaks for itself. His compassion, sympathy and kindness along with his skills have given me my life back. He took an oath seriously to save lives and that day he saved mine. The results you’ll receive from the care of Dr. Wigoda will make you feel beautiful about yourself.”

Some of our other favorites include:

  • Kristina C. of Plantation, FL shares “[Dr. Wigoda] and his office staff were far superior to any of the other doctors I had consulted.  Their office is comfortable and inviting, with a very professional surgical area. The procedure went exactly as expected but the best part was the ‘recovery’. I had no real pain.”

  • Rebecca C. of Fort Lauderdale, FL says “I have much faith in this doctor. He does not try to sell unnecessary treatments or services. I have always gotten great results from his treatment. I recommend him to all of my friends. His staff, particularly Lucy, is also marvelous. They are both professionals of the highest caliber and pleasant to deal with as well.”

Dr. Wigoda hopes to make you the next happy patient to write a 5-star review and invites you to come in for a free plastic surgery consultation.

Dr. Wigoda Launches Mother’s Day $500 Plastic Surgery Giveaway on Facebook

May 5, 2013 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Dr. Paul Wigoda is giving away a plastic surgery splurge for Mother’s Day and Moms or Mr. Moms from Fort Lauderdale to Miami to Boca Raton to Weston or anywhere in the state of Florida can enter to win a plastic surgery splurge for Mother’s Day via Facebook.com/drwigoda.  The Facebook sweepstakes starts today on Dr. Wigoda’s Facebook Page and all entrants will have the chance to win the Grand Prize of a $500.00 Dr. Wigoda gift card towards their cosmetic surgery procedure of choice*. In addition, five runners-up will receive a $100 Dr. Paul Wigoda gift card, and best of all, everyone who enters will receive a $50 Dr. Wigoda gift card. The winner will be published in and featured on Dr. Wigoda’s Plastic Surgery Beauty Blog to share some of their top beauty tips.

Need a Tummy Tuck after the baby? Some Botox before that class reunion? Liposculpting in time for your son’s graduation? Or Painless Breast Implants, just because you deserve it? Which procedure will you choose to indulge in for your Mother’s Day gift to yourself? Fort Lauderdale Plastic Surgeon Dr. Paul Wigoda makes choosing a little easier this year with his Mother’s Day Facebook Plastic Surgery Sweepstakes in which everyone’s a winner!

Official contest rules include: Winners must be 18 years of age or older, live in Florida and be part of Dr. Wigoda’s Facebook Page. Gift cards are good towards any procedure by Dr. Wigoda of $1000 or more. The contest will run through May 12, 2013 and the winners will be notified by May 20th, 2013.

About Plastic Surgeon Dr. Paul Wigoda

Dr. Paul Wigoda is regarded an expert source to the media and his plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery stories and opinions are regularly published in the Sun Sentinel, Miami Herald as well as the New York Times and reported via NBC and ABC.  Dr. Wigoda practices plastic surgery in the Fort Lauderdale and Miami area. As Chief of Plastic Surgery at Broward Health Medical Center, Dr. Wigoda is board certified and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Wigoda is an advocate for patient safety and education when it comes to plastic surgery. Areas of specialization include breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lift, liposuction, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, facelift, brow lift, eyelid surgery, Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane and Cosmetic Botox treatments and spider vein treatments.

Bride and Groom Say I DO to Plastic Surgery by Dr. Wigoda in Fort Lauderdale

Wedding planning and plastic surgery is IN! It’s that time of year for brides and plastic surgery by Dr. Paul Wigoda. The bride gets a breast augmentation, the groom wants a nose job, the mother-of-the-bride will take a facelift and the father-of-the bride needs botox. The wedding registry calls for a secret list that might include plastic surgery, a growing trend reports Fort Lauderdale-based plastic surgeon Dr. Wigoda.

“First comes the bride, then comes the wedding entourage; this time of year I see dozens of wedding parties making their way to my office to see what they can sneak in cosmetic procedure-wise in time for their big day” says Dr. Paul Wigoda. “The good news is that Spring is the perfect time to do practically any cosmetic procedure and be good to go in time for wedding season.”

 Here are Dr. Wigoda’s top 5 most popular plastic surgery for soon to be brides to time it right:

  1. Painless Breast Implants – Say “I do” to that strapless gown that will knock ‘em dead when you come down that aisle! Plan at least 3-6 months in advance.

  2. Liposculpture – It’s a fact that most brides gain rather than lose weight in the months leading up to their weddings. All that stress, and the cake tasting! What’s a girl to do? One word – Liposculpture  Plan at least 3-6 months in advance.

  3. Botox and Fillers – Guys need this to! Despite tradition “something old” has no place at your perfect wedding! Make sure to book a double appointment so your groom can get in on this quick fix too! He’ll thank you when he sees how fabulous you both look. 3-4 weeks ahead and your smooth to go!

  4. Facelift – Gone are the days of 20 year old brides. At least brides that are actually in their 20’s (and don’t just look like they are)! Allow 3-6 months before lights, camera and wedding action.

  5. Browlift – All those sleepless nights you spent worrying about your wedding don’t need to leave you looking tired! Allow 3-6 months.

 If you are getting married and would like to see what you can achieve before your big day we invite you to come in for a free consultation. Remember, sure it’s just one day but those pictures are f-o-r-e-v-e-r!

Dr. Paul Wigoda Reports Silicone Breast Implants Grow 72% in 2012

Faces are lifting, silicone breast implants are IN, skin is smoothing, Botox is booming and tummy tucking is far from flat, growing 70% in the last 12 years. The biggest bump Dr. Paul Wigoda noticed was the fact that 72% of breast implant surgeries in the United States used silicone implants; 28% used saline or sterile salt water implants.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has just released their 2012 annual statistics reporting the number and variety of plastic surgery procedures that were performed last year. The report, a virtual “state of the union” for plastic surgery profession, provides us with several interesting insights into trends in plastic surgery for the year.

“The fact that total U.S. cosmetic procedures were up last year is not surprising given that the economy is beginning to bounce back and these procedures are high on many people’s list of things to do with the extra income they are seeing.” says Dr. Paul Wigoda. Check the infographic below for increases in cosmetic procedures in relation to other important economic indicators, also on the rise.


Overall, cosmetic procedures in total were up a whopping 5%! The most popular procedures by volume were breast augmentation with 286,274 performed in 2012, followed by nose reshaping (242,684), eyelid surgery (204,015), liposuction (202,128), facelift (126,320) and tummy tuck (106,628).

Faces Lifting!

The biggest bump last year came in the form of facial rejuvenation procedures.

Here are some highlights:

 

  • Facelifts up by 6% from 2011

  • Eyelid Surgery up 4%

  • Microdermabrasion up 8% with 973,556 performed

  • Soft Tissue Fillers up by 5% with 1,988,767 performed

  • Botox and Dysport up 8% with 6,134,631 performed

Why so much focus on the face? The ASPS suggests “one has to assume that economic recovery and consumer confidence plays an important role… Another factor is people entering or re-entering the workforce at an older age, needing to compete with younger applicants. Having our appearance look as good as our experience and resumes… is a strong motivation.”

Other Notable Performers Include:

  • Breast Augmentation, up 35% from 2000

  • Calf Augmentation up 8% from 2011

  • Pectoral Implants up 6%

  • Upper Arm Lift up 3%

  • Tummy Tuck up 70% from 2000

Male Surgeries on the Rise

A clear indicator of the increase in male surgeries is in the treatment of male breast development or gynecomastia with an increase of 5% over last year. Says Dr. Paul Wigoda, “We have seen a marked increase in male procedures over the past several years, especially last year. Not just for gynecomastia but for facelift, eyelid lifts, pectoral augmentation, dermabrasion and nose reshaping. Plastic surgery is definitely no longer just for women.”

All in all, the ASPS reports prove that the state of the plastic surgery profession is very promising with further increases projected for next year. So, if you’ve been waiting for an economic turnaround to plan a cosmetic procedure, the time to schedule it is officially now. Come in for a free consultation with Dr. Wigoda and celebrate our improved economy!