South Florida Plastic Surgeon Dr. Wigoda Shares Insight on Breast Augmentation Economy

PaulWigoda, MD has been saying that electiveplasticsurgeryprocedureswillreturn as the economy strengthens since the New Year. Here is an infographic from DocShop.com that further drives this point home.

Over $10 billion is spent on surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures each year and over $1.1 billion of that goes toward breast augmentations. Over the last ten years, the number of breast augmentations has steadily increased, until the rough economy caused procedures to dip from 2007 to 2009. In 2010, however, according to the AmericanSocietyofPlasticSurgeons, this number started to increase again, climbing over 2% to nearly 300,000 breast augmentations.

South Florida Plastic Surgeon Dr. Wigoda Shares Insight on Breast Augmentation Economy

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Dr. Wigoda and ‘Bridalplasty’: Plastic Surgery for Special Occasions

Dr. Wigoda reflects on the E! reality show ‘Bridalplasty’, giving real-world plastic surgery insight into pre-wedding procedures! He notes that while the competitive nature of the show is purely for entertainment value, it is very common to get some sort of injectables or plastic surgery before a big event, especially a wedding.


Dying to get a little nip or tuck before your big day? Dr. Wigoda recommends scheduling a surgical procedure at least three months in advance, and allowing at least a week to recover from a non-surgical procedure

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Best Celebrity Boob Jobs and My Breast Implants by Dr. Wigoda 2 Months Later

Painless breast implants diaries check in two months later. So it’s been two months since I went “under the knife” for the first time in my life! The good news: It was painless! I guess that’s why Dr. Wigoda calls it painless breast implants! And for the bad news…I don’t have any. I guess if I had to come up with some bad news, it’s that none of my old bras fit.

I just looked back at some of my before and after pictures to see if I miss the old me. I decided to do a Google search (because that’s what I do!) for celebrity before and after boob jobs to see the good, the bad and the ugly.

After comparing my before and after breast surgery by Dr. Paul Wigoda, I am even more impressed and happy. I feel really bad for Tory Spelling and Tara Reid! But Demi Moore and Christina Aguilera made out pretty good! Kind of like me!

I am settling in to my new body. I did yoga for the first time since my painless breast implant surgery. I pushed myself too far, thinking I could just pick up where I left off two months ago, this month and pulled a muscle, but that lasted about a week. My breast implants are “dropping” into place and so is my life ironically! Maybe this is what I needed all along. They say sometimes you feel good and everything falls into place! I think Dr. Wigoda’s painless breast implant results stack up pretty good to Demi Moore and Christina Aguilera.

One Month After Painless Breast Implant Surgery by Dr. Wigoda in Fort Lauderdale

Me less than a month at Painless Breast Implants

Me less than a month after Painless Breast Implant Surgery

You would never guess I had breast augmentation surgery one month ago if you looked at my schedule. I’ve been to Jupiter, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Virginia Beach, North Carolina’s Outer Banks, Chicago and San Francisco. Two concerts, a 4-day business conference and I started running on the treadmill last week.

My scars are barely noticeable and I feel like my new additions have always been part of my body. My implants are still sitting a little high on my chest, but they have dropped a little each day, so I think I am on track for the two to three months for overall results.

To Massage or not to Massage after Breast Implants?
When I run into girls who have breast implants and we share the common bond, everyone tells me to massage my breasts for best breast results. So that’s what I have been doing, and it helps!

I’ve been drinking lots of water and exercising more too.

What has changed since my painless breast implant surgery with Dr. Wigoda?

My bra size! I’m still wearing the sports bras and found the best selection at Sears and some sexy bandeau style bras without underwire by Calvin Klein at Macys.

My bra from Sears

My bra from Sears

My shirts, tops, blouses and pajama tops don’t fit the same: some fit better than others so I have had to start over with new stuff. Great excuse to go shopping, especially online on sites like Taigan.com. They are just a click away.

I wore a bikini top for the first time this weekend, which was exciting and invigorating. Confidence booster 100%.

What do you tell the kids about breast implants?
I was nervous what my eight-year-old daughter would think or say. But it was actually pretty easy. She did notice, but when she asked “why are mommy’s boobs bigger and what are those little cuts,” I told her it was like when girls get a different hair color or hair cut – sometimes, they might want a different boob size, bigger or smaller. She said, “Ohhhhhh!”
That was easy…and true!

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First 7 Days After Painless Breast Implant Plastic Surgery with Dr. Wigoda

So I had my painless breast implant surgery last Friday, took the weekend to rest and recover, by Monday I was back at work full force and more.

Dr Wigoda Painless Breast Implant Patient Doing Sit Ups

Can you believe it's only been 7 days?

I went for my follow-up visit with Dr. Wigoda Monday morning for a clear check up. Then a three-hour drive back to my new hometown of Celebration, Florida, so no painkillers or muscle relaxers for Lisa in the driver’s seat.  I did fine and really did not need them!

I also found out I have no stitches to remove, they dissolve! Wow, pretty cool and an added bonus, thanks Dr. Wigoda!

The first week my “new additions” seem to be settling into my body, but it s still a little weird looking in the mirror. Getting dressed each day is a challenge only because nothing fits the same and I’m not fashionably prepared with all the style necessities.

Some tips

  1. Sports Bra – pre-surgery! – Go to a Sears or Target and buy a whole bunch of sports bras in all colors and styles. Sears had the best selection (believe it or not) and let me just clarify; I have not shopped at Sears for anything but electronics since I was in 7th grade. But I must admit, they had cool stuff and the price and selection were a definite plus.
  2. T-shirts (James Perse, Spendid, Vixon) that are comfy and form fitting – this has been my most worn item; a cool crew neck form fitting T with a good sports bra. So while I am swollen, I still feel good and underexposed but flattering to my new shape
  3. Juicy Couture – type track jackets – these work well and help support you through the first couple weeks of transition.
  4. Go get a facial the first week– it made me feel even better, like a new you is starting and you are cleansing for a new beginning!
  5. Stay as active as you were – I started back on the treadmill one week after surgery, slowly but at least getting that mental and physical stimulation

I wouldn’t say to exactly follow my lead; I think I over did it. We left for a family vacation on Thursday (6 days after surgery) and carrying luggage and weaving through an airport is probably pushing it.

I went to the gym and did the treadmill, walked slowly and did some abs! Not bad for one week later!

I will be spending the next few days on the beach in Hatterass North Carolina – a little premature 7 days after Dr. Wigoda’s painless breast implant surgery, but here I am writing this post.

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Dr. Wigoda and the Future of Plastic Surgery in 2010 and Beyond

Wondering what to expect in Botox, breast implants, dermal fillers and non-surgical improvements in 2010 and beyond?

Last week I posted a review of Fort Lauderdale plastic surgery over the previous decade. We talked about how liposuction, Botox, breast augmentation and dermal fillers have evolved and become very popular over the past 10 years.

As a board certified plastic surgeon, I receive questions all the time about the “latest and greatest” procedures South Florida can look forward to in the coming years.

Check out my video below for the changes I am expecting in both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures including:

The medical field is always in search of less invasive procedures that allow for quicker recovery times and comparable results. While many South Florida plastic surgeons are already advertising non-invasive tummy tucks or face lifts, the technology has not yet arrived and consumers need to be careful to understand the procedures they are actually having.

For more information on Fort Lauderdale plastic surgery or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Paul Wigoda, visit http://www.doctorwigoda.com. You can also follow the South Florida plastic surgery news and get updates and specials from the Aesthetics Institute by following Dr. Wigoda on Twitter, @drwigoda, or by becoming a Fan on Facebook.

Dr. Wigoda Looks at the Past 10 Years of Plastic Surgery

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Wigoda has been practicing Fort Lauderdale plastic surgery for over 10 years. As we roll into a new decade, Dr. Wigoda is taking a look back at the development of South Florida plastic suregery over the past 10 years.

Check out the video below to hear his thoughts on how liposuction, Botox, breast augmentation and dermal fillers have changed since 2000.

To hear where Dr. Wigoda believes plastic surgery is heading in the next decade, visit The Aesthetics Institute Youtube Channel.

For more information on Fort Lauderdale plastic surgery or to contact board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Wigoda, visit www.doctorwigoda.com, become a Fan on Facebook, or follow South Florida’s favorite plastic surgeon on Twitter.

Become a Perfect 10 this Holiday Season

Affordable and beautiful breast augmentation from Dr. Paul Wigoda and The Aesthetics Institute may seem too good to be true, but we’re making it happen for the holidays!

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Call The Aesthetics Institute today at (954) 463-7088 or e-mail info@doctorwigoda.com for more information on Dr. Wigoda’s Special Holiday Pricing and to schedule a personal consultation with South Florida’s premier board certified plastic surgeon!

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Limited time offer on holiday pricing. Consult must be booked before December 31, 2009 and appointment must be within the month of January 2010.

Breast Augmentation Scars: Incision Options

One of the first questions many women ask when considering breast augmentation is: Where will the incision go and how will the scar look?

It’s understandable that women want to look good, and in most cases, breast augmentation is for cosmetic purposes, so the concern about breast implant scarring is normal.

Dr. Paul Wigoda, a Fort Lauderdale breast augmentation plastic surgeon gives his insight to the types of breast implant incisions and the pros/cons of each.

Breast Augmentation Incisions and Scars
There are three different breast implant incisions that are offered for breast augmentation, including:

  1. Inframammary: Below the breast in the fold
  2. Periareolar: Around the lower half of the areola (nipple)
  3. Transaxillary: In the armpit

According to Dr. Wigoda, some patients may be better candidates for using one incision over the other but most patients are good candidates for at least two if not all three types of breast augmentation incision. In most cases, placement of incision is up to the patient and where they would prefer to have their scar. The good news is, that in the vast majority of Fort Lauderdale breast augmentation cases the scars heal well and eventually are minimally noticeable.

Read on for the pros and cons of the three different types of breast augmentation incisions and scaring.

Breast Implant Incision: Below the breast in the fold (Inframammary)
Pro: This is the most common incision used by plastic surgeons. The scar from this incision is not visible when sitting up or standing. Also, in the future, if a woman’s breast implants need to be removed, most surgeons will do so through this incision. If the woman’s original implants were placed through a different incision, they will now have scars in two locations.
Con: The incision can be seen when the patent is laying down but in most cases the scar is unnoticeable after six months.

Breast Implant Incision: Around the lower half of the areola (Periareolar)
Pro: If placed correctly, the periareolar scar heals very nicely and is often difficult to find even by a trained eye.
Con: In order to use this incision the areola has to be larger than 3.4 to 4.0 centimeters across.

Breast Implant Incision: In the armpit (Transaxillary)
Pro: With the introduction of endoscopic surgery, breast augmentation through the armpit has become more common.
Con: For the first six months after breast augmentation the scar will be noticeable when a woman raises her arms and is wearing a sleeveless shirt. Women considering Fort Lauderdale breast augmentation and live in sunny South Florida may want to take this con into consideration.

For more information about breast augmentation, the types of incisions, and breast implant scars contact Dr. Wigoda at 954.463.7088 or visit www.doctorwigoda.com.

Fort Lauderdale Breast Implants For Vegetarians? Huh?

Well, sort of. You see, not every breast implant is treated equally — especially those of Fort Lauderdale- based Dr. Wigoda. There are breast implants that look like chicken cutlets and then there are breast implants that look like, well, breasts.

And Dr. Wigoda works with breasts, not cutlets, thanks to his exclusive training. Dr. Wigoda is the pioneer of a new technique for breast augmentation which not only causes minimal bleeding, swelling, bruising, and pain, but also causes some of the most natural-looking — and feeling– breasts in the biz.

And they don’t cost an arm and a leg or, well, a breast. Don’t believe us? Check out Dr. Wigoda’s Best Breast Special.

Check out the latest trends in breast augmentation:

More than 50 percent of Dr. Wigoda’s patients are choosing gels/silicone.

Why?

There’s that chicken cutlet theory again:
More natural feeling and looking with less rippling effect, plus, you get what you pay for. Cheaper saline implants are $4900 whereas gels are $5900 – and if you inquire soon, the price is as low as $3,900. Click here for Dr. Wigoda’s Best Breast Special.

Same recovery — less pain, major gain.

Bigger is better – patients are going bigger, choosing a large C or small D cup, whereas two years ago most chose a small/medium C cup.

Reason: The biggest regret from implant patients polled was that they hadn’t gone bigger. However, geography also plays a part, too. In New York, women go to a small to medium B, whereas in South Florida, they choose a large C or small D. Must be the weather.

For more information on the ever-evolving trends in breast implants, visit www.drwigoda.com or call Dr. Wigoda at (954) 463-7088.