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

Facebook Live Plastic Surgery Dr Wigoda Blog June 2016

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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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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3 Reasons Why Plastic Surgery Sky Rockets During the Holidays

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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!

 

Pre-Wedding Plastic Surgery? Dr. Paul Wigoda Shares Tips for Your Big Event

 

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Here comes the bride… and the groom… and the mother? And the father?

When it comes to weddings, not only do brides and grooms say ‘I do’ to plastic surgery, the entire family and bridal party want to look their best on the big day. Even celebrities like born this way, Lady Gaga wants pre-wedding plastic surgery for instant results to look flawless on her wedding day.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Wigoda, MD reported that when wedding season comes around, “dozens of wedding parties make their way into [his] office to see what they can sneak in plastic surgery procedure-wise in time for their big days.”

“Many people come in before an event, whether they are the bride, bridesmaid, mother, or just a guest. It can be weddings or any other important event where a group of people are gathering to celebrate… a baby shower, graduations, a charity event, and so on,” Dr. Wigoda adds. “Unfortunately, some have come too close to the date where it would be risky to have the surgery because they may still be bruised or swollen.”

A RealSelf Trends article recently reported that women spend more time researching plastic surgery over their weddings, of the brides surveyed in the RealSelf article 70% said they researched two to five different doctors, while 11%  some looked at six to ten doctors said they looked at six to ten doctors and 5% vetted ten or more. It is important that if you’re doing your research, you should know when to have your plastic surgery procedure done so you can look your best on the big day.

Remember Timing is Everything

“The best advice,” Dr. Wigoda offered, “Is to plan ahead. And if you are thinking about plastic surgery, try to have it done 4 to 6 months prior. If it’s just an injectable or peel, try to do it about a month before the event.”

Considering plastic surgery work before a wedding, high school reunion or special event? Here are some of the additional plastic surgery timelines Dr. Wigoda wants you to keep in mind.

  1. Painless Breast Implants – Plan at least 3-6 months in advance to give the implants some time to drop and appear more natural. If possible, sooner is always better.
  2. Liposuction – Get this procedure done at least 3 months in advance as it generally takes 1-3 months for all of the swelling to be gone to be able to see the final contour.
  3. Botox and Fillers – Give yourself at least 3-4 weeks between injections for your event and you’re smooth to go!
  4. Facelift – This procedure lasts longer than Botox and fillers so it’s no surprise that the healing process is also a bit longer. For truly age-reversing results, allow 3-6 months before you make your grand debut.
  5. Browlift – Spending sleepless nights worrying about your special event? No need to worry about looking tired! Allow 3-6 months healing time before the event.
  6. Facials and Peels – A facial might cause more breakouts, even if the aesthetician did everything right because your skin isn’t used to stirring up bacteria during extractions. Never have a facial within a week of an important event and should really plan closer to 3-4 weeks out.

Picture-Perfect Selfie

At big events, it’s OK to want to look just right in that selfie with your new husband or picture-perfect with your family, and enhance your appearance with some plastic surgery procedures you may have been putting off. The key to plastic surgery for your wedding or big event is to give yourself time to heal.

Research “The One”

Don’t forget, choosing “the one” to do your plastic surgery is the most important step in getting your plastic surgery done on the big day. Read this recent article on a few things you will need to do before committing to a plastic surgeon and going under the knife.

If you’re considering plastic surgery before a wedding, a high school reunion or a big event in your life, contact Dr. Wigoda today to discuss your timeline and options for best results.

 

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.

Plastic Surgery Gone Wrong

Plastic Surgery Gone Wrong Research Your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Mishaps and dangers can be shocking, sometimes tragic, for patients who don’t select a board-certified plastic surgeon.

Plastic surgery, no matter how routine or minor it is, is still surgery and must be taken seriously. TV shows like Botched! feature extreme cases that may be misleading and cause people to think “that will never happen to me.” However, just because your plastic surgeon hasn’t had a severe complication doesn’t mean you’re not at risk to experience plastic surgery gone wrong.   


Dr. Wigoda stresses the importance of researching your plastic surgeon before any procedure. If a board-certified plastic surgeon advising you isn’t enough, just look at some of these patients’ horror stories who came to Dr. Wigoda for help after selecting the wrong plastic surgeon the first time around.  

  1. Breast Implants Gone Wrong Testimonial, How Dr. Wigoda Made it Right
  2. Lipo Nightmare: Dr. Wigoda Saves Life with Grafting Procedure
  3. Second Time is the Charm: Patient Gets Corrective Augmentation

Here’s what you need to do before committing to a plastic surgeon and going under the knife:

1. Make sure your plastic surgeon has hospital privileges

If you’re having a plastic surgery procedure at an outpatient clinic, make sure that, like The Aesthetics Institute in Fort Lauderdale, the clinic conducting your surgery has been inspected and accredited by the American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF).

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr Wigoda AAAASF Plastic Surgery Center

Next, confirm where the plastic surgeon has hospital privileges. Even though your plastic surgery won’t occur in the hospital, this is a crucial step because hospitals do background checks! Hospital privileges are granted to a plastic surgeon by a committee of other doctors who check their credentials and training. They are in turn approved by the chairman of the department.  Make sure that the plastic surgeon has privileges for exactly the procedure that you want performed. For example, dermatologists may have privileges to take care of skin problems but not for liposuction or a facelift in a hospital. If your plastic surgeon doesn’t have hospital privileges, that’s a huge red flag and you need to ask why.

2. Ask for “before and after” photos of other patients

You wouldn’t buy a car before test driving it, would you? While you can’t necessarily test drive your plastic surgeon or the results, other patients’ “before and after” photos are the closest thing to it! You need to evaluate the work that has been performed to feel confident this plastic surgeon will help you reach your post-op goals. Board-certified plastic surgeons are trained to take “before and after” photographs of all surgical procedures and these should be available for patients to review during consultations. It’s understandable if your plastic surgeon cannot readily show you a photo of every one of their patients as some may opt out; however, some references showcasing the procedure in which you’re interested should be available so that you can be confident in your decision. Do not agree to a procedure with a plastic surgeon whose results make you hesitant or if you don’t feel you’ve been fully briefed and educated on all aspects of the proposed procedure.  

3. Talk to former and current patients

Again, you cannot test drive a plastic surgeon, but the next best thing is talking to someone who has already undergone the procedure you’re seeking! When applying to a new job, most people have several references and plastic surgeons are no different. If you ask for them, your plastic surgeon must be able to connect you with prior patients who can vouch, not just for their surgeon, but also for their results. Talk to former patients and ask about your surgeon’s bedside manner, availability, professionalism and anything else that will help ease your mind. Like in an interview, a person can ooze confidence and make you feel like they’re the right choice; however, if their references don’t check out, you shouldn’t check in.

Research Tip for Plastic Surgery: Check out the plastic surgeon’s reviews on Yelp or Facebook!

4. Make sure your doctor is aware of your medical history

If your plastic surgeon doesn’t ask about your medical history after the initial consultation, you should be concerned. There are risks to surgery and your plastic surgeon should not play them down in any way. Your surgeon needs to be aware of any current or past medical problems, drugs or supplements you’re taking, etc. The plastic surgeon must know about your lifestyle and activities in order to give accurate predictions of your surgery and recovery. By asking for a detailed medical history, your plastic surgeon conveys their concern first and foremost about your safety.

Depending on your age and health, a full preoperative evaluation including past medical history is very important.  They should request lab work for blood counts, coagulation profiles, and basic chemistry profiles. Additional tests may include chest x-rays and EKGs, which are commonly performed on people over 40.  

5. Spot check! Is the office clean?

At some point during your initial visit, your plastic surgeon should give you a tour of the office so you have a chance to visualize where your procedure will occur. If you’re not provided one, ask! Scope out the surgery center and make sure that it’s up to your standards and you’re comfortable. Before you go under the knife, you need to make sure the office is clean, professional, and stocked with up-to-date equipment. If something looks off or inappropriate, be wary of it. The clinic where your surgery takes place should be as sterile as a hospital to reduce the risk of complications. The liposuction nightmare video referenced above is about a woman who lost most of her skin, and almost her life, to a flesh-eating bacteria that she was infected with during a routine liposuction procedure. Take a tour on your second consultation too. If something looked off on your first visit and wasn’t resolved by the second, take your business elsewhere.

Remember, plastic surgery is your decision and you shouldn’t settle for just any plastic surgeon. If you have any questions or want to book a free consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon who is an expert with zero lawsuits, zero disciplinary actions, zero major complications, zero patient deaths and thousands of happy patients, contact Dr. Paul Wigoda today!  

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What’s In and What’s Out For Plastic Surgery in 2015

Plastic Surgery Trends What's Hot and What's Not The Today Show Dr Wigoda

We’ve recently delivered a few posts checking out The Today Show’s week-long plastic surgery segment. The last post was all about what you should consider getting done at what age, but now we are onto a new topic!

The Today Show narrowed down some of the hottest plastic surgery trends lately and also what is slowly fading away this 2015. So naturally, we wanted to ask board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Wigoda, MD to see if he agreed with what’s hot and what’s not!

What’s In?

These are some of the things The Today Show says are the hottest on the market right now when it comes to plastic surgery:

  • Butts bigger, fuller and higher
  • Boobs smaller and more natural
  • Lips full but not fish like
  • Face not too tight

Wigoda Says: “In Florida, patients want larger breasts, not smaller. Larger breasts can still look natural if they are done well.” So for the most part, The Today Show is spot on about the popular procedures of the year! The growing trend with breast implants is still larger, but more natural. Make sure you check out your surgeons before and after photos, as well as reviews to get the look you want!

Most Popular Plastic Surgery by Region:

While we’re on the topic of most popular surgeries of the year, The Today Show also broke down which surgery is most popular by region. Since Dr. Wigoda is located in sunny Florida, we wanted to know if indeed, liposuction and breast augmentation were the most popular.

(Never fear, if you’re reading this from somewhere else in the United States, we have your region in there too!)

Wigoda Says: “Yes!!! Liposuction and Breast Implants are definitely the most popular procedures!” You heard him! Now if you want to follow along with the trend and receive liposuction or painless breast implants, click here to get an absolutely free consultation with Dr. Wigoda!

Do you agree with what’s hot and what’s not for this year? Sound off in the comments, share on our Facebook page, and let us know what you think!

 

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