Dr. Wigoda in the Sun Sentinel: A Consumer’s Guide to Cosmetic Surgery

Before you go under the knife, know the risks, the costs and how to shop for a good plastic surgeon

Subscribe and join us for a discussion Jan. 21, at 12:00pm (EST) on what consumers should be thinking about before deciding whether to go under the knife. On hand, we will have South Florida plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Wigoda and Sarah Steinbaum, a Miami lawyer who specializes in personal injury and medical malpractice cases, to answer your questions.
Dr Wigoda in the Sun Sentinel: A consumer's guide to cosmetic surgery
Some topics we will go over include: Shopping around for a good plastic surgeon, checking the background of a doctor and a surgery center, questions to ask the doctor beforehand, typical costs for various procedures, tricks and traps in advertised prices, what to look for in the contract, safety issues and risks of surgery, getting medical clearance from an independent physician in advance, realistic expectations for the results and what to do if something goes wrong.

Dr. Wigoda is a board-certified plastic surgeon and microsurgeon who has been practicing in Fort Lauderdale since 1998.

Sarah Steinbaum has been practicing in Florida since 1994, after getting her law degree from the University of Miami School of Law.

Can’t make the chat? E-mail your questions to [email protected].

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