Priapus Shot (P-Shot): Dr. Paul Wigoda Helps Men Bring Their Sexy Back

Ft Lauderdale Priapus Shot aka P-Shot- Dr. Paul Wigoda, MD Helps Men Bring Their Sexy Back

Is the P-Shot (Priapus Shot) the answer for men to get their sexy back? Advanced technology allows expert physicians to offer men solutions for a variety of sexual challenges. Dr. Paul Wigoda offers a treatment that uses cells from your body to transform the look and function of your penis. The P-Shot uses platelet-rich plasma taken from your body, then injected into the parts of your penis where it will be the most effective.

You are not alone; sexual dysfunction impacts up to 50% of men. But regardless of the degree of dysfunction, the P-Shot can have both immediate and long-term results.

For years, we’ve heard that it’s a frustrating condition that men of all ages deal with at some point in their lives, but especially, as they age. Perhaps it’s not erectile dysfunction that you struggle with but instead have felt frustrated by a lack of penis size or a shape you just don’t like. Penis issues are incredibly frustrating and embarrassing. Finding solutions can be even more challenging.

The P-Shot “Up” Side

You’ve probably heard about Viagra or other erectile dysfunction medicines. But have you heard of the Priapus shot (also known as the P-shot)? Medicine can be helpful, but they often bring with them a number of unpleasant side effects. For some people, this sometimes makes the whole point of taking the medicine not worth it.

So what is the alternative? An innovative treatment that uses your own cells to transform the performance of your penis. The P-Shot uses platelet-rich plasma taken from your body, using a proprietary technique, the growth factors are extracted from your blood and concentrated into the PRP. The PRP is then injected into areas of the penis that are most important for sexual response. Don’t worry, the injection sites are numbed with a local anesthetic cream before it is injected, so you can enjoy a painless treatment. It is then processed in the office, creating the product needed for the treatment.

What To Expect from the P-Shot?

95% of men treated experience successful results.*

Unlike many of the other treatments for male sexual dysfunction, the P-Shot is a stress-free non-surgical treatment. The Priapus Shot can be done in such a way so that certain areas of the penis are enlarged or enhanced. It can also help with premature ejaculation and can increase sensation, while improving sexual performance. The platelet-rich plasma stimulates the tissues in the penis, causing them to grow and rejuvenate. You might not be able to turn back the clock, but you can sure feel like it!

If you’re already taking Viagra or another medicine to help with erectile dysfunction and other issues, you can combine it with the P-Shot for a powerful effect. The P-Shot will allow your tissues to regrow in a youthful way, while the medicine you are already taking can magnify the entire process. You may not have had impressive results with the medicine alone, but just wait until you’ve had the P-Shot procedure done. You are certain to be satisfied with the outcome.

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This is a patented product and procedure, so you won’t be able to go to any healthcare provider or doctor to have it done. Don’t forget to do your research because to do the non-surgical procedure a doctor must be specially trained.

If you are in the Fort Lauderdale area, Dr. Paul Wigoda offers this non-surgical and regenerative treatment to his patients with impressive results. He has been specially trained to administer the procedure to men who are suffering from all sorts of penis problems. There is also another version for women called the O-Shot, in which PRP is injected into a woman’s clitoris and vagina.

You can read more about the P-Shot and O-Shot on his website. Be sure to call or request an online appointment to schedule a free P-Shot consultation. Perhaps it’s time that you found the solution that you’ve been looking for and gain your sexy back in the bedroom.

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Lifts Lead the 2016 List, Patients Choose Painless Breast Lifts

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While the popularity of plastic surgery is nothing new, 2016 is shaping up to be the year of the breast lifts, actually all lifts. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) just came out with a report of all the plastic surgery trends from 2015. What leads that report? You guessed it: breast lifts and even better- painless breast lifts. Other procedures are still just as popular, but lifts are seeing a huge surge in numbers.

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No More Sag – Thanks to Breast Lifts

At the top of the lift list is no surprise. Breasts! Plastic surgeons such as board-certified Dr. Paul Wigoda have seen an increase in interest in not just breast implants but also breast lifts. They’re so popular that he offers both surgeries as a pair. That’s right, not only can you change the size of your breasts but you can also make sure they’re pointing in the right direction. The ASPS states that breast lifts have increased 89% since 2000. Better surgical options like the painless version Dr. Wigoda offers could be responsible for that increase.

Bigger, Minus the Pain

Surgery techniques are changing quickly. This means better options for plastic surgery. Breast augmentation is more popular now than ever. Skilled plastic surgeons like Dr. Wigoda have created innovative ways to increase your bust size without leaving you in pain during your recovery. He actually specializes in a painless breast implants, which makes the option even more appealing both men and women. Check out the story of one of Dr. Wigoda’s patients through the journey as celebrity, co-host on the 97.3 HITS morning show with DJ Laz, Kimmy B shares her story from one hour before plastic surgery to one hour after surgery to one week after to 3 months later.


The Year of the Rear – Butt Lifts Shape Up

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Next in line for popularity is the buttock lift. Trends are heading toward bigger butts, and the popularity of the buttock lift and augmentation shows that. You no longer are limited to only implants. Now plastic surgeons can also rearrange your body fat to create a curvy backside with plastic surgery procedures like the Brazilian Butt Lift.

This means you get to lose that belly, back, arm, or thigh fat and have it taken to your rear instead. Brazilian Butt Lifts can drastically transform a flat or saggy behind into something J. Lo or Kim Kardashian would be proud of.

Beauty Without the Knife


There are plenty of non-surgical options for those who are squeamish or just want a quick pick-me-up. Botox (Botulinum Toxin Type A) leads that list with an increase of 759% procedures since 2000! Other options include fillers (up 274%), chemical peel (up 14%), and microdermabrasion (up 8%).

Plastic Surgery for Men

Perhaps surprising to some, men are asking for more and more plastic surgery too. Last year, for the first time ever, 40% of the breast reductions performed were on men, also known as Gynecomastia. This means more guys are overcoming the stigma of plastic surgery and showing up to fix those issues that have bothered them for years. Since some men struggle with a genetic predisposition for breast shapes that are more feminine, this plastic surgery procedure is a great option to help them regain (or maybe gain for the first time) a look that makes them feel more confident.

Feel Beautiful After Cancer

More women are turning to breast reconstruction after mastectomy. The ASPS launched a campaign in 2012 to make more women aware of their surgical options. Since 2000, breast reconstruction surgeries have increased by 35%. After making it through such a painful ordeal such as cancer, breast reconstruction can help cancer survivors women empowered again.

Everyone has to make the right choice for their health and situation, but luckily there are now more choices than ever. Whether you want a minimally invasive surgical procedure done, something more drastic, or somewhere in between, there is an option that is a good fit for you. Thankfully, plastic surgeons have also created new, innovative plastic surgery techniques that can enhance your body shape without the pain.

Maybe the growing popularity of painless breast implants and lifts tells us one thing: people like them. If you want to see how you can have breasts that make you feel good, schedule a free consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Wigoda.


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Hair Loss Hope: Dr. Wigoda’s Treatment Uses Platelet Rich Plasma

hair loss studio scalpReceding hairlines and bald spots are no fun. Good news is here for millions of men and women suffering from hair loss thanks to an innovative treatment using platelet rich plasma (PRP) from your very own blood. As seen on The Doctors, The Dr. Oz Show and ABC; the latest breakthrough in thin hair treatment using a person’s own blood and trademarked the Studio Scalp Hair Growth Procedure is offered by board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul Wigoda.

“The Studio Scalp Hair Growth Procedure is a natural and organic way of using a patient’s own blood to naturally stimulate hair growth,” said Dr. Wigoda. “My Fort Lauderdale-based plastic and reconstructive surgery center also offers non-surgical services such as PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) procedures, a new technique that uses a patient’s blood platelets to stimulate new cellular growth while also restoring and rejuvenating the areas treated including facial, sexual wellness and hair loss.

What Causes Hair Loss?

Disease, genetics, stress and hormonal imbalance are the main culprits, but others include:

  • Styling hair products that can cause breakage
  • Ponytail or braided hair styles that pull the hair
  • Too much or excessive shampooing, combing or brushing hair
  • Thyroid disease
  • Childbirth, major surgery, a high fever or severe infection or even the flu
  • Lack of protein or iron in the diet, and especially eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia
  • Prescription drugs for heart, depression, gout and  even birth control pills
  • Ringworm (on the scalp), a contagious fungal infection mostly with children
  • Cancer treatments such as radiation therapy and chemo
  • Alopecia areata, a hair loss that can happen at any age where hair falls out in round patches.

The Emotional and Psychosocial Impact of Hair Loss

Hair loss can cause a devastating emotions that can negatively impact the quality of life in both men and women. Studies on its psychosocial impact show that:

  • Hair loss negatively impacts self-esteem, body image, and self-confidence.
  • Hair loss leads to depression, lowered self-image, and declines in enjoyable activities and social engagement.
  • Women are more negatively impacted by hair loss compared to men due to societal pressure to be attractive.

Hair Loss Hope: Platelet Rich Plasma Hair Regeneration

Dr. Wigoda implements Studio PRP’s innovative, regenerative medical therapies and techniques using platelet rich plasma. Through new technology, he offers this permanent, effective and organic solution to hair loss. Once it is injected into the scalp, PRP therapy stimulates growth in dormant hair follicles as well as in existing ones. PRP then penetrates the dermis, which leads to increased blood flow and the resulting hair growth.

This non-surgical hair regrowth strategy is a safe and effective way to restore hair loss using platelet rich plasma. The groundbreaking procedure injects PRP into the scalp, which encourages hair growth. The PRP addresses both male and female pattern hair loss.

How the Hair Regrowth Procedure Works

The regenerative hair regrowth treatment takes 90 minutes to complete and takes place in the following three steps:


  1. A blood sample is obtained and processed to create the PRP.
  2. A local anesthetic is then administered to numb the scalp area that will be treated.
  3. PRP is then combined and administered via injections either over the full scalp or in a localized treatment form.

After the Studio Scalp Procedure

The recovery from the procedure is typically simple, as the resulting pain is easily managed through medication like ibuprofen. Some mild forehead swelling may occur one or two days after the injections. This completely normal reaction usually resolves within two days after the procedure.

Patients are free to wash their hair twelve hours after the procedure and there are no noticeable effects or downtime required as a part of recovery.

New hair growth will likely occur in about two months post-procedure and become more evident in four to eight months. This growth will continue up to a year after the treatment, allowing the results to remain for up to two years without additional treatments.

Why Dr. Wigoda’s Studio Scalp is the Solution for You

Both men and women will benefit from thicker and shinier hair as a result of PRP hair regrowth. The procedure is comfortable, effective and you will be back to work the next day. After undergoing the Studio Scalp regrowth treatment, you will be on your way to a fuller head of hair.

Whether you are suffering from male or female pattern hair loss, hypotrichosis, alopecia or metabolic causes, Dr. Paul Wigoda is here to help.

If you or someone is considering any kind of hair regrowth treatment or another PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) procedure such as the Vampire Facelift, O Shot, or Priapus Shot contact Dr. Wigoda now for a free consultation.

Vampire Face Lifts: Put Your Own Blood To Work

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From Dr. Oz to board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Wigoda, the red hot wrinkle buster is the Vampire Facelift. Behind the scenes in Hollywood everyone is whispering about the Vampire Series, a cosmetic procedure that uses your own blood to smooth wrinkles. The Vampire Series uses the growth factors found in the blood to activate the so-called unipotent stem cells in the skin and stimulate these cells to grow new, younger-looking skin.

The Vampire Facelift®

Ding, ding, ding! We now know why it’s called Vampire Series! The Vampire Facelift is a very simple yet effective strategy for rejuvenation. In essence, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is derived from your own blood is applied and worked into the skin. Because PRP is extracted from your own blood, it alleviates the risk of allergic reaction or skin sensitivity. Dracula would die for this procedure!

PRP is rapidly becoming one of the most useful natural treatments in aesthetics. An all natural solution to create younger skin that glows with vitality — sign us up, Dr. Wigoda!

Is the Vampire Series It For You?

There are 3 steps to a Vampire Series procedure:

1. Creating a beautiful and natural shape:
First, Dr. Wigoda uses Hyaluronic Acid (HA) filler in a clear-cut (pun? Nah — no knives needed!) way to sculpt a younger, natural appearing face. After creating a beautiful shape to fit you best, he then harvests from your very own blood (hence the Vampire-esque name) growth factors that the body would normally use to heal damaged tissue.

2. Isolating and activating the magic from your blood
Your blood can keep the wrinkles away! Dr. Wigoda will draw your blood, then isolates platelets from that blood (platelet-rich plasma or PRP). Time’s-a-ticking? This technique only takes about 10 minutes!

3. Injecting the secret formula into your face
Because we all love a little painless procedure, numbing cream and a very small needle are used to inject growth factors back into your face with the Vampire Series. These growth factors then play a little mind game. They trick your multipotent stem cells into thinking there’s been an injury, and voilà! New younger tissue should thus be generated.

It’s important to note that the cosmetic procedure isn’t for everyone. Many would do better with plastic surgery or other non-surgical procedures. Dr. Wigoda offers a variety of procedures, including medical facials and facelifts. If you don’t think taking a Vampire approach is for you, check out his other plastic surgery procedures.

Plastic surgeons such as Dr. Wigoda encourage you to speak with an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, read reviews, and ask the right questions to assure which plastic surgery procedure is the best fit for you.

If you or someone you know is considering any kind plastic surgery procedure (surgical or non surgical), contact Dr. Wigoda now for a FREE plastic surgery consultation!




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How the O-Shot Gave Dr. Paul Wigoda’s Plastic Surgery Patient Her Groove Back

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The orgasm doctor will see you now. If you’re in Fort Lauderdale, then that would be board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul Wigoda, who helps women get that spark back in the bedroom with the O-Shot ®. It’s for good reason: they need it!  An estimated 50% of women are experiencing some degree of low libido and dysfunction and more than 30% have difficulty reaching orgasm. Yikes!

Bedroom Bar Menu: O-Shots for All

Wondering how you can get that big O back? Get a shot. And no, we’re not talking about shots of tequila, ladies. Finally, a shot you can look forward to! When most women hear the word ‘shot,’ they cringe (who doesn’t?). We’ll fill you in on one of the industry’s best kept secrets: the O-Shot®.  

Plastic surgeons everywhere (Dr. Wigoda included, of course) are helping patients find the wonder of the O-Shot ®. The best news? It’s a nonsurgical treatment! It uses drawn blood platelets to activate growth factors that rejuvenate the female orgasm system. How better to increase orgasm than to do it with your very own blood? By allowing more blood to flow to the organ, it enhances sensitivity and delivers dramatic improvement in sexual function. All of the medical talk aside, this procedure will have you feeling better than ever. Don’t believe us? Take it from one of the hundreds of patient testimonials.

Hit Me with your Best O-Shot

How does the O-Shot® work, you ask? With the help of your blood. Similar to the ever-popular Vampire Series, the O-Shot® begins with a simple blood draw. The blood is then separated and concentrated into PRP (platelet-rich plasma) that is injected into the ever-so-important downstairs area. The effects of the procedure can be known to begin almost immediately (score!).

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Ahhhh! Benefits of the O-Shot

While some argue that procedures such as the O-Shot® are simply plastic surgery procedures to enhance sexual drive, there are plenty of other benefits one can enjoy. As amazing as increased orgasm is, the O-Shot® can also work to improve urinary incontinence. In fact, after the procedure, some women have reported a complete reversal of symptoms. Sign us up! Here are 6 common benefits of the O-Shot® are:

  1. Younger, smoother skin on the vulva (lips of the vajingle)
  2. Decreased pain for those with dyspareunia (painful intercourse)
  3. Increased natural lubrication
  4. Decreased or resolved urinary incontinence (both urge and stress problems)
  5. A tighter introitus (vaginal opening)
  6. Increased sexual desire

Make sure you speak to your plastic surgeon about the various options should you like to see one of the benefits listed above.

Last of all, do what makes you the best, most confident version of you! Find a plastic surgeon dedicated to making you feel the most comfortable version of yourself.

Plastic surgeons such as Dr. Wigoda encourage you to speak with an experienced plastic surgeon, read reviews, and ask questions to assure which plastic surgery procedure is the best fit for you.

If you or someone you know is considering any kind of vaginal procedure, such as the O-Shot®, contact Dr. Wigoda now for a free plastic surgery consultation!


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Give Your Booty a Lift with the Brazilian Butt Lift

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Dr. Paul Wigoda’s Brazilian Butt Lift plastic surgery procedure is quickly becoming one of the most sought after procedures in plastic surgery! All over the world, the skinny slim look that was once coveted in women is being replaced with a full, healthy figure. Especially in South Florida, where as we shared with The Sun Sentinel earlier this year, a big rear end is a positive thing, (thanks to Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez and Nicki Minaj.)

So how does a Brazilian Butt Lift work? What are the In’s and Out’s? Is the plastic surgery procedure right for you? We are going to walk you through what you can expect if you decide to add a little more junk in your trunk!

Lift Your Butt To A New Level!

“The backside is now at the front of everyone’s minds.” As Dr. Wigoda’s blog post regarding the popularity of butt lifts so accurately states! Do you want to know more about the big booty basics? Dr. Wigoda is here to explain what you can expect from this popular plastic surgery procedure!

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7 Tips on What to Expect from the Brazilian Butt Lift

  1. The butt lift enhances the size, shape, and appearance of the buttock using the patient’s own fat cells.

  2. The Brazilian Butt Lift plastic surgery procedure will lift the buttocks to a higher position, add volume, enhance its shape and firmness, and accentuate the body’s curves.

  3. It’s important to note that this procedure is NOT an implant and looks and feels incredibly more natural than an implant. While implants use to be the only way to gain a fuller and more voluminous backside, medical advances have switched to the fat transfer method. This method has been proven to be safer, and more practical.

  4. The fat is obtained through liposuction, typically of the abdomen, flanks, back, thighs, and/or upper arms. The ideal candidate has enough excess fat in these areas such that there is enough fat to enhance the buttock.

  5. You may be asked to GAIN WEIGHT before the procedure in order to have enough fat cells to transfer (that’s right, all the ice cream and pizza you want!)

  6. The Brazilian Butt Lift not only enhances the size and shape of the buttock, but reduces the excess fat in all areas that are liposuctioned (gain a butt, lose some of that stubborn thigh fat, win-win right?)

  7. The incisions made for both the liposuction and the reinjection of the fat are quite small and often hidden. Scars are usually minimal with this plastic surgery procedure.

3 Tips to Safely Lift That Butt

We already know from our 2015 What’s In What’s Out list that Brazilian Butt Lift’s are rapidly gaining popularity. With the end of the year fast approaching, maybe a Brazilian Butt Lift will be added to your 2016 list! That being said, it is important to take note of these three tips before choosing a plastic surgeon….

  1. Research. Make sure to research your plastic surgeon! Brazilian Butt Lift is popular today because surgical techniques have drastically improved which give plastic surgeons the ability to consistently achieve great results. Make sure your plastic surgeon is using tested and true techniques! You may have to pay a little more, but your
    health is always worth the price.

  2. Read Testimonials and Reviews. Remember past patient’s testimonials tell the truth, believe what you read and read plenty from multiple sources and sites!

  3. Always Ask Questions. This is one of the most important points I cannot possibly stress enough. Never feel like any question is off the table! This is your body and you are in control of what happens to it! Any good surgeon will be patient and understanding and take the time to answer everything you ask.

Do you want to learn more about the Brazilian Butt Lift? Check out our website or book a free plastic surgery consultation with Dr. Wigoda today, and you will be one step closer to that 2016 Kim K booty!


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Vaginal Rejuvenation: Is It Time For A Touch Up Down There?

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Can you believe that According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the number of patients undergoing labiaplasty, or surgery to trim the lips of the vagina, rose 49 percent from this year to last year. Which begs the question, when is it okay to consider vaginal rejuvenation? Is it time to tidy up your downstairs?

Board-certified South Florida plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul Wigoda, MD’s labiaplasty and vaginal rejuvenation plastic surgery procedures, are quickly becoming a popular subject of controversy among women and plastic surgeons. Women in today’s society are under constant pressure to conform and mold to societal expectations for how their bodies are suppose to look and respond. With this increased pressure as well as advances in medical technology, it’s no wonder procedures like these are becoming increasingly more popular.

5 Health Reasons for Rejuvenating The Vajayjay

While some argue procedures such as labiaplasty and vaginal tightening are simply plastic surgery procedures, plastic surgeons argue that they can also be used to treat a wide range of medical conditions such as sexual dysfunction and damage to the vaginal canal from pregnancy. Some other common health reasons for fixing up your vajingle (we are rapidly running out of names for vagina, hang in there) are:

  1. Bowel or urinary tract issues
  2. Trouble keeping in tampons
  3. Internal and external stretching causing pain
  4. Decreased sensation of friction
  5. Incontinence

Make sure you speak to your plastic surgeon if you have any of these issues, and see if labiaplasty or vaginoplasty can either lessen your pain or get rid of it altogether!  Surgeries such as this, according to Dr. Wigoda, are often “safe, effective, and relatively quick.”

Another important thing to remember if you have any of these issues is that they are not uncommon, and many women of all different shapes and sizes go through the exact same thing! There is no need to be embarrassed or ashamed girl, trust me, I’m more embarrassed writing this than you are reading it!

Is Purely Plastic Surgery Right or Wrong?

Now this is the area where the debate gets tricky, is vaginal rejuvenation for cosmetic purposes okay? Is it okay to glam up your kitty cat just because you want to look fabulous?  With society constantly injecting this idea of what is “normal” is it okay to get a plastic surgery procedure just to improve the aesthetics of your vagina? After all, breast augmentation such as Dr. Wigoda’s painless breast implants, can be a purely aesthetic surgery that is continuing to gain popularity among women today!

Dr. Wigoda and many other surgeons say “YES!” As long as it is your choice and you firmly believe vaginal rejuvenation or vaginal tightening can increase your happiness, confidence, or even sexual gratification, that is a completely valid option. Remember you are in control of your own self-image! Find a plastic surgeon that is dedicated to making you feel the most comfortable and confident version of yourself!

Plastic surgeons such as Dr. Wigoda encourage you to speak with an experienced plastic surgeon, read reviews, and ask questions to assure which plastic surgery procedure is the best fit for you.

If you or someone you know is considering any kind of vaginal rejuvenation plastic surgery procedure, contact Dr. Wigoda now for a FREE plastic surgery consultation!


The Five Minute Facelift: Dr. Paul Wigoda Injects His Opinion


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Sex, emails, to-do lists and….facelifts. There are many things you can do in five minutes, but what about a five-minute facelift? The search for painless plastic surgery continues as the Today Show recently featured a weeklong series all about plastic surgery trends and one of the segments caught board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul Wigoda, MD’s attention; the five-minute facelift.   

Be Back in Five Minutes, I Have to Get a Facelift. What?

As we age gravity sets in, even in our face, and some of us begin to look for ways to regain more definition in our cheeks without surgery. Plastic surgeon, Dr. Brian Glatt appeared on The Today Show to perform what he calls a five-minute facelift live on the air using a new filler approved by the FDA called Restylane Lyft. According to Glatt, the procedure is said to lift immediately and add volume to your face with the help of fillers and without the need to go under the knife.

What Is the Five Minute Facelift?

It’s basically a pumped up filler. Restylane Lyft, formerly known as Perlane-L®, is an injectable hyaluronic acid gel used to correct volume loss and treat wrinkles in the face. It is the first and only FDA-approved filler indicated to provide a lift to cheeks and add volume to correct and smooth smile lines (nasolabial folds).

“It’s a newer brand of fillers, different than filling lines or little areas,” said Dr. Glatt. “These fillers are very powerful. [The fillers are] dense, they’re rich, and they’re capable of just really filling and giving a robust difference in a very short period.”

Dr. Glatt told Hoda Kotb that the five-minute facelift lasts for two years, is completely reversible, has minimal side effects and is more powerful than traditional fillers.

So what’s the catch?

The Art and Science of Five Minute Facelifts

“I did not really see anything new in the segment” said Dr. Wigoda. “The only thing the doctor did was fill up her cheeks. I thought they were actually overfilled relative to the rest of her face”.

So is the five-minute facelift the next best thing?

“To use the term facelift is a stretch. A facelift does much more than filling the cheek area,” said Dr. Wigoda. “I personally wound have used the product in other areas of the face as well, like the nasolabial folds. I think she looked a little swollen rather than refreshed at the end. In addition, because the body starts breaking down fillers as soon as they are injected, I would be surprised if the effects of the product will last two years. Here is a good example for the consumer to be wary of claims made by companies or their spokesperson. In my experience, the benefits of a product in the cosmetic industry are often exaggerated. It is always best to ask the opinion of your own doctor.”

To learn more about the facts and fiction of plastic surgery including facelifts, contact Dr. Wigoda for a free consultation.


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


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.

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3 Reasons Why Plastic Surgery Sky Rockets During the Holidays

Gifting Plastic Surgery South Florida Board-Certified Dr WigodaAll I want for Christmas is— Botox?  Is there a plastic surgeon on your holiday list?

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

Three Reasons to Explain the Increase of Holiday Plastic Surgery:

1. Time Off

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

2. Desire To Look The Best For Holidays

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

3. Receiving Plastic Surgery As A Christmas Gift

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

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