How Social Media Influences Lip Injections

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The duck face was born the same day someone discovered the Myspace mirror selfie. Although it may seem silly and everyone has definitely seen their share of people doing it wrong, the “duck face” and variations of people puckering their lips in photos is actually quite brilliant as it creates the illusion of more defined bone structure and acts as instant lip injections.

Now we’ve come a long way since the bathroom mirror selfie and now sharing on social media video outlets like Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook Live, Periscope and more make it difficult to capture that perfect pout… Just try talking while pouting! As live video on social media has taken off, so have lip procedures which are the second-fastest growing facial procedures in the United States since 2000 according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Data doesn’t lie, trends are showing that social media influences lip injections and Dr. Paul Wigoda thinks this is why.

Selfie Smile Symmetry

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Lip injections don’t have to leave you with an iconic pout like Angelina Jolie. In fact, your plastic surgeon’s goal should be to complement and enhance your facial features, not create a cartoonish look like Jessica Rabbit.

Many men and women are looking to enhance their smiles in a way that looks as natural as possible and the best looking lips aren’t always the fullest. Lip injections can do more for you than simply adding volume as fillers allow you to alter the size and shape of your lips and can make your face more symmetrical. People often think that facelifts, eyelid lifts and Botox are the way to go for dramatic results but are quite surprised after they see how much lip injections can define and change a person’s face, even if it’s a subtle difference.

The Non-Permanent Pout

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If you haven’t had plastic surgery before but are looking to make a change, your lips are a great place to start as it’s not as dramatic as some other plastic surgery procedures but can still make a big difference. When it comes to lip injections, many of the options are temporary or reversible so it feels like less of a commitment.

Temporary lip injections and fillers allow you to alter your smile for just a few months at a time before wearing off. You can either come back every few months to maintain your lips or simply choose not to. Regardless, it’s a temporary way to try out an all-new look with minimal recovery time!

In the age of the video selfie, lip injections are a great way to make that pout picture-perfect. You can change the shape of your lips as subtly or as dramatically as you want and, depending on which procedure you opt for, you can always go bigger the next time you come in for injections. To help determine which procedure and shape will help enhance your face, schedule a free virtual or in-person plastic surgery consultation with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Paul Wigoda today!

 

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The Best 10 Questions to Ask at a Plastic Surgery Consultation

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

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

10 Questions to Ask at a Plastic Surgery Consultation:

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Florida Plastic Surgeon Shares Implant Myths on Facebook Live

Do breast implants need to be replaced every 10 years?

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That’s one question Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Paul Wigoda frequently hears from his breast augmentation patients.

“That’s a common myth about breast implants that I hear all the time from patients, but it’s not true,” said Dr. Wigoda in one of his plastic surgery Facebook Live Q&A sessions. “Breast implants do not have to be changed every 10 years.”

Dr. Wigoda goes on to say that he has had patients who had waited for a very long time to get implants, because they don’t want to replace them just a few years down the road and don’t want to undergo surgery regularly. Other patients come back after 10 years because they think they need to get them replaced. In actuality, this is just one of the many myths about breast implants.

 

So, do breast implants ever need to be replaced?

Yes. There are times when breast implants need to be replaced, just not on a regular basis.

Implants don’t need to be changed or removed unless there is a problem or the patient wants to make a change with elective surgery such as  wanting to go bigger (or less commonly, smaller), or wanting a lift and deciding to change them even though they are intact.

“If implants rupture or deflate you would replace them. As long as they’re not ruptured, hard, or have capsular contracture and you don’t want a breast lift, they don’t need to be replaced,” said Dr. Wigoda. “Even if they’ve been in for 10 to 15 years you do not have to change them. Implants may not need to be changed for 20, 30, or even 40 years.”

Breast augmentation procedures are much different than they were 20 years ago. The shells are much stronger and it’s very likely silicone implants will last 20 to 30 years. Only one out 20 women will have a ruptured implant after 10 years and we have yet to receive data for ruptured rates at longer time periods.

How do I know when my breast implants need to be changed?

With saline breast implants, you will know one ruptured because it deflates pretty quickly. It may take a week or two but you will definitely know because of the physical difference. The saline solution can be absorbed by your body without posing any health risks, but you will want to either remove both shells or replace the damaged one to get back to a symmetrical appearance.

Silicone breast implant ruptures may not be noticeable. In fact, you may not know about it all but it’s not dangerous and the silicone typically remains trapped within the implant shell. If it does escape, the silicone does not spread to your breast tissue or body and you will not get sick. If you are in an accident, your plastic surgeon may suggest you get an MRI, just so you know what you’re dealing with.

So don’t hesitate if you really want breast implants because you think you will need plastic surgery every 10 years. While ruptured breast implants may impact how long your implants last, they are
not highly likely and shouldn’t keep you from a plastic surgery procedure that can increase your confidence and self-esteem.

If you have more questions and want to learn more about breast augmentation myths and facts, contact Dr. Wigoda for a free consultation today!

 

Top 5 Plastic Surgery Procedures for Men

Top 5 Plastic surgery for men

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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Breast Implants Safety: 8 Things Your Plastic Surgeon Should Never Say [INFOGRAPHIC]

One of the top three questions new patients have during their first breast implant consultation with Dr. Paul Wigoda is “are breast implants safe?” While breast implant safety is an understandable concern, plastic surgery has evolved so much over the past 15 years and advances in the techniques and technologies have made the procedure more precise and safe making patients even more confident in expert board-certified plastic surgeons like Dr. Wigoda. Patients should be concerned about breast implant safety – in fact, we would be concerned if they weren’t – but expert plastic surgeons should also be able to offer peace of mind by making the patient more knowledgeable on the procedure and ensuring that the plastic surgery procedure is both safe and reliable.

8 Things Your Plastic Surgeon Should Never Say To You

To ensure your plastic surgeon has patients’ safety and concerns front of mind, do your homework and use both the internet and your free breast implant consultation as a way to interview the plastic surgeon. Ask them about topics like breast implant surgery risks, breast implant safety and cancer, and breast implant leaks and make sure that you are confident in their answers and they match the research you have done. If the plastic surgeon brushes off those questions and it make you uncomfortable or concerned in any way, they may not be the right doctor for you.

As you research for the right plastic surgeon, make sure they meet the following requirements:

  • Certified. Make sure your plastic surgeon is board-certified plastic surgeon
  • Safety. Work in an AAAASF accredited surgery facility
  • Authentic. Make sure your plastic surgeon is 100% up front with you about lawsuits or, better yet, have never had any;
  • Results. The plastic surgeon you pick should have past patient reviews

If a plastic surgeon does not meet one or more of these requirements, that should raise a red flag immediately.

A plastic surgeon who does not have the proper certifications, has lawsuits, cheap prices and limited to no patient reviews should make patients more concerned about their breast implant safety. Additionally, make sure the plastic surgeon is someone you are comfortable with and that they ask you about pre-existing conditions and have plenty of questions for you as that will indicate that safety during and after the breast implant procedure is equally important to them.

It’s OK to be concerned about breast implant safety but if you have found a reputable plastic surgeon, they are guaranteed to have the experience, skills, and tools to perform a safe, breast augmentation procedure. If you have any questions regarding this popular procedure or would like to schedule a free consultation to learn more, contact Dr. Paul Wigoda today!

Painless Breast Implants? Quick Recovery? Are You Kidding?

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

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

But, are they really painless..?

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

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

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

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

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

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

So what can you expect?

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

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

Nevertheless, don’t forget to do your research.

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

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

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

 

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

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

“I Have a Vampire Vagina!”

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

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

You’re going to give me a shot where?

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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Nip, Tuck, Like, Play. Book.  

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

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

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What is Facebook Live?

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

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

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Facebook Live Pros

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

Dr. Wigoda Live on Facebook

Plastic Surgery without leaving the house? Yes, please!

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

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

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

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How Much Does Plastic Surgery Cost?

How Much Does Plastic Surgery Cost?

How Much Does Plastic Surgery Cost?

You’ve spent a lot of time looking at various plastic surgery cost options, comparing reputable surgeons throughout your region, and making lists of all the reasons you should just go for it. But one thing always prevents you from setting the appointment: the cost. Whatever your reasons for wanting or needing plastic surgery, it’s a big decision. Truly it’s important to think about all the reasons why you may or may not benefit from the plastic surgery itself, but if you can’t afford the cost then it’s impossible to take that first step. This one aspect can keep many people from achieving the look that they desire.

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

Typical Plastic Surgery Cost

Various plastic surgeries can cost wildly different prices. It all depends on what part of your body you want changed, how drastically you want it altered, and how much your plastic surgeon charges for their services overall. Here are a few popular plastic surgery choices and their price ranges to give you an idea of how much they each generally cost.

Liposuction: $4500-$7500
Liposuction is a surgery typically conducted on individuals with stubborn fat areas. It is a procedure that involves “sucking” out fat from common problem sites such as the thighs, buttocks, arms, and stomach. The fat can also be transferred to the buttock (Brazilian Butt Lift) or even the face to make the cheeks and/or lips fuller.

Breast augmentation: $4500-$6500
Many women struggle with having too-small breasts or breasts that are asymmetrical. Breast augmentation can be done in a number of different ways, but generally it includes surgically inserting an implant (saline or silicone gel) into the breast in order to enlarge and balance it out.

Nose job: $5500-7500
Sometimes genetics or bad accidents might land you with a nose that doesn’t look quite right. This surgery involves changing the shape of the nose so that is it more symmetrical with the face. It can drastically change the way someone’s face looks. Those that have difficulty breathing through their nose can sometimes be helped as well.

Tummy tuck: $6500-8500
Tummy tucks are great for people who have lost a lot of weight, had a baby, or experienced something else that would lead to having too much sagging stomach skin. This plastic surgery involves trimming the excess skin, tightening the abdominal muscles to flatten the belly, and removing excess fat so that the stomach looks tighter and more youthful.

Making Plastic Surgery Cost Affordable

Perhaps during all of your researching and planning you discovered that there are ways to finance your plastic surgery, but it’s more likely that you didn’t know. There are numerous options that can help you achieve the body that makes you feel the best without stressing your bank account. Often plastic surgeons have financing options available in their office for your review, so be sure to ask during a consult.

Shopping for Plastic Surgery Costs is a Mistake:

“One of the biggest mistakes I see patients make is shopping for plastic surgery based on price. Here in South Florida there are many plastic surgeons and a lot of non-plastic surgeons doing plastic surgery. It’s legal here. You can be a gynecologist, family doctor, or brain surgeon and decide you want to do plastic surgery. The problem is they aren’t really trained to do it. They can take a weekend course, however a board-certified plastic surgeon spends years not only learning how to do plastic surgeries, but also how to take care of problems when there is one.” – Dr. Wigoda

Affordable Financing Options in South Florida

If you live in Florida or the region surrounding, you’re in luck. Dr. Paul Wigoda, not only offers innovative and high-quality surgical services, but he also offers a few plastic surgery financing options. These options include:

  • Care Credit: allows patients to charge approved medical procedures to a credit account. Usually this option also includes a period of no interest, allowing the person to pay for their procedure without incurring extra charges.
  • Global Check: offers plastic surgery financing that allows you to pay back the loan within 90 days without interest.
  • Prosper: a business that allows companies to connect with you to offer you the best rates and loan terms.

Dr. Wigoda recommends you apply for financing before your appointment so that you can be sure that your surgery will be covered. You can read more about it on his DrWigoda.com.

If you’re unsure about whether or not you should just go for the plastic surgery of your dreams, visit Dr. Wigoda’s website to learn more about the various innovative plastic surgery options that he offers including the cutting edge but non-surgical PRP services like the O-Shot, P-Shot, and Vampire Facial. Once you’ve decided on a plastic surgery service, contact one of the financing companies above to see if you can qualify to have the surgery covered.

Make sure to book your free plastic surgery consultation with Dr. Wigoda today. You can talk to him personally about your ideas and what would be the best fit for your situation and needs along with getting a tour of his AAAASF accredited plastic surgery center. While you’re visiting the website, be sure to also sign up for our email list! We have specials from time-to-time. Don’t forget that you’re worth all the research, commitment, and process – you deserve to enjoy having a body that you feel great living in!

 

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Plastic Surgery Research, Reviews, and Reputation

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

Plastic Surgery False Confidence

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

Really Botched: A Plastic Surgery Procedure Gone Wrong

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Positive Plastic Surgery Reviews Help You Choose

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

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

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

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

Drwigoda plastic surgery google reviews

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

Karoline L.:

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

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

Vincent Burburan:

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

A Google User:

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

Rachel Weissler:

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

Brandy A:

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

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

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

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

Natalia H.:

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

Making the Right Choice in Plastic Surgery

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

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

 

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