Dr Wigoda Shares Insight on @PRSJournal’s Study of The Perfect Breast Shape

Dr Wigoda Perfect Breast Shape for Breast Implants

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and, following that logic, that should mean that the perfect pair of breasts is subject to debate. However, according to a new study called Population Analysis of the Perfect Breast, a whopping majority of people agree on what they believe are the most attractive proportions and you may be surprised by the results.

 

In the study, both men and women were asked to rank the attractiveness of four women with varying breast sizes. Each of the women’s breasts were morphed into four different proportions based on the percentage of the breast above and below the nipple. While size preferences varied, one preferred proportion was apparent.RealSelf Perfect Breast Shape

 

Of the four proportions which were 35:65, 45:55; 50:50, and 55:45, the 45:55 ratio stood out as the clear winner with both genders. However, while both sexes overwhelmingly agreed on the proportion, 90% of men selected it versus 82% of women which suggests that men actually prefer more natural appearing breasts than do women.

 

So what does that mean about the quest to find the perfect pair?

 

The 45:55 upper-to-lower pole ratio was actually found to be the most natural and attractive, according to the study. The keyword here being natural, a term that most would not associate with breast implants. While there are some women who come into the Aesthetics Institute who specifically want the “fake look,” most, however want a natural looking, just fuller, breast.

 

When considering breast implants, many women have the mentality that if they’re going to get implants, they need to ensure that they have visible results. However, they also worry that going too big will result in a pornstar-esque or “fake and stacked” appearance that they won’t be happy with…Quite the dilemma. While this study didn’t report what cup size was most ideal, it did mention that regardless of what size you choose, it can still look natural by coming as close to this proportion as possible.

 

Armed with this knowledge, women now have a language they can use to describe what they want their plastic surgeon to achieve. Likewise, it gives the surgeon a template to aspire to, rather than guess or assume. The thing to keep in mind is that while doing research, seek a plastic surgeon with excellent reviews AND who very clearly discusses the procedure and how he/she will meet your desired results. Feeling comfortable and getting honest feedback will ease your worries that you’ll end up with a drastic and unwanted appearance.

 

If you’re considering breast implants and want the best experience possible, contact Dr. Wigoda, pioneer of the painless breast implant technique.



Image Credit: RealSelf

[WATCH]: Breast Implants Surgery from Day One of Surgery to Week One

[WATCH] Breast Implants Surgery

Hits 97.3 DJ Laz Morning Show co-Host Kimmy B has been thinking about painless breast implants surgery for years and has decided to take the journey with Dr. Paul Wigoda, M.D. When asked what made her choose South Florida plastic surgeon Dr. Wigoda, she exclaimed “Definitely credentials and qualifications….have you seen this guy’s resume?!?! When I saw ‘Chief of Plastic Surgery’ at a level 1 trauma hospital…I was like,”that’s my Doctor!'”

Fast forward to today, Kimmy B has documented her journey from the day of the breast implants surgery all the way through the first week. Watch as she shares her experience from the day of her surgery to a week out of her breast implants procedure.

You can listen to her sharing the experience on the radio for her breast implants surgery.

Find out if you are a candidate for breast augmentation and contact Dr. Wigoda for a free consultation.

Breast Implants with Benefits! Dr. Paul Wigoda’s Painless Breast Implant Patients Tell All [TESTIMONIAL]

breast implant benefitsCan breast implants be painless? People are often surprised that breast implant patients travel to Dr. Paul Wigoda’s Fort Lauderdale, Florida practice from all over the United States and beyond. Why didn’t they stay local? Was it worth the travel costs? This patient from Philadelphia wanted a highly recommended plastic surgeon with experience to make the procedure as painless as possible for her breast implants. She was excited to share that all of her requirements were met and Dr. Wigoda’s signature Painless Breast Implant procedure added three more unexpected benefits in this testimonial.

Expectations. Set. Match.

Painless Breast Implants. “It tells it all, the name is self-explanatory,” the patient shares.

After reading countless testimonials and noticing Dr. Wigoda came ‘100 percent recommended’ by past patients, our Philadelphia patient’s interest was piqued.

So was the procedure as painless as everyone said? You be the judge. Only six days after her breast augmentation procedure, this patient is full of energy, giggling and smiling about her experience!

“The testimonials said they didn’t have any pain and everything was about painless breasts, and that’s what I wanted, painless breasts, and that’s what I got!”

After her breast augmentation procedure, the patient reports waking up without feeling any pain in her breast, was able to raise her arms and claims everything was great. Dr. Wigoda’s Painless Breast Implants procedure clearly met her expectations, but she got a few more surprises that made traveling for augmentation all the more worth it.

Unexpected Benefit of the Painless Breast Implant Procedure

1. Raising Your Arms

Most breast augmentation patients should be able to lift their arms enough within a day or so that they can style their hair, for example. What this patient didn’t expect was that she would be able to do so comfortably. Some doctors recommend waiting 7-10 days before returning to work, but many of Dr. Wigoda’s patients, like the woman in this breast implant testimonial was able to drive herself to her follow up appointment the day after surgery and was back to her nursing job within a week.

2. Washing Yourself

You have to be careful washing after any surgery and must follow your doctor’s recommendations as to how long to keep the incision area dry and how to care for it. This patient was aware that she could bathe after surgery but was very surprised that she was able to do it on her own, expecting that the pain or discomfort would keep her from being able to do a thorough job.

3. Going Out on the Town

This patient had surgery on a Thursday and had a great weekend out of the house. Many people believe bedrest is the only road to recovery after a surgery but she was feeling well enough to, in her own words, “get out of the house, went out and had dinner, went about life and had a good time and good weekend.”

When asked to compare her experience to the reviews she read, the patient responded that “everything was accurate and truthful and the staff are great. I highly recommend Dr. Wigoda.”

Still not sure if you should book the flight? Read this patient from New York’s testimonial about her journey to great implants.

To see if Dr. Wigoda’s Painless Breast Implant procedure is for you, contact us for a free in-person or virtual consultation.

 

5 Plastic Surgery Videos Trending on YouTube

trending plastic surgery videosBoard-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Paul Wigoda was named best plastic surgeon in South Florida in 2010 and is the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Broward Health. His Fort Lauderdale and Miami plastic surgery practice offers a wide range of cosmetic surgery procedures including his revolutionary Painless Breast Implant procedure, which virtually eliminates
pain and is designed to result in a quick, safe and painless recovery.

As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Wigoda’s top priority is and always will be his patients’ welfare and satisfaction so he often offers helpful information to help plastic surgery candidates make the best decisions for their procedures. Check out the most popular plastic surgery videos from his YouTube channel for some excellent plastic surgery insights!

1. Saline vs. Silicone Implants

There are so many important decisions to make when it comes to breast implants. The cup size, the width, the shape, the type of implant, the surface, the insertion site and the position! With so much to consider, Dr. Wigoda shares the major differences between saline and silicone breast implants to help you feel more confident and knowledgeable about your decision. Here you will discover the advantages and disadvantage of the two implant types, like how they will feel, the safety considerations, implant lifetimes, costs, possibility of breast implant ruptures, MRI recommendations, warranties, rippling, incision sizes, and the effects on mammograms and breast feeding.

VIDEO: Florida Plastic Surgeon Dr. Wigoda Answers: Saline or Silicone Breast Implants?

2. Smart People Research Smart Lipo

Considering liposuction to eliminate problem areas? Should you opt for the Smart Lipo or traditional liposuction? Dr. Wigoda shares his opinion on the new lipo phenomenon as well as some advice. First, beware the doctors that advertise Smart Lipo and don’t have a plastic surgery background. Avoid people who specialize in dermatology and pulmonology who open up spas and call themselves experts. Dr. Wigoda also goes into details about some common Smart Lipo misconceptions such as it is a lunch-time procedure, it is non-invasive, the length of the recovery period and more. Be smart when it comes to Smart Lipo and watch this video to determine if the procedure is right for you.

VIDEO: Is Smart Lipo Really Smart?

3. Dangerous Plastic Surgery Warning Signs

When it comes to plastic surgery, complications and even death are always a possibility, which is upsetting as these procedures are generally elective. It is your body and your life and patients have died from using the wrong doctor. Make sure you thoroughly research your plastic or cosmetic surgeon to mitigate the risk of complications. Here, Dr. Wigoda shares some plastic surgery warning signs you should look out for, including how or why they are offering discounts, whether they a history of problems, the surgeon’s credentials, online reviews and more.

VIDEO: Plastic Surgery Nightmares at Strax Rejuvenation: Dr. Wigoda’s Warning Signs

4. Different Types of Anesthesia for Plastic Surgery

Dr. Wigoda describes four different types of anesthesia used for plastic surgery procedures. He describes the differences between local anesthesia, local with oral sedation, local with IV sedation, and general anesthesia. Some topics covered in this video are how each anesthesia may feel, what type of procedures require a specific anesthesia, how long the anesthesia may last before it wears off, costs and whether you will need an anesthesiologist present during your procedure.

VIDEO: Florida Surgeon Dr. Wigoda Explains the Different Types of Anesthesia

5. La Toya Jackson’s Plastic Surgery

The Jackson family is notorious for their plastic surgeries and although Michael and Janet get the most attention for their over-the-top procedures, it’s no wonder that Dr. Wigoda’s analysis of  La Toya Jackson’s surgeries is one of his top-viewed YouTube videos. In the last decade, the fifth child of the infamous Jackson family has made a return to music, been an active member of reality television and has participated in various other projects such as the documentary “Dancing In Jaffa.” During this time she has slowly been changing her appearance to better resemble her siblings. Here Dr. Wigoda analyzes the multiple nose jobs, probably chin implant, lip injections, implants and possible multiple liposuctions.

VIDEO: La Toya Jackson Plastic Surgery

For more great videos on plastic surgery topics and trends, celebrity plastic surgery secrets and reviews from Dr. Wigoda’s patients, visit his YouTube channel.

To schedule a free consultation or ask Dr. Wigoda more questions, visit www.DrWigoda.com today!

 

How to Identify Ruptured Breast Implants

Identifying Ruptured Breast ImplantsA common misconception of breast implant patients is that the breast surgery is a one-and-done procedure. The truth is that, even without additional trauma to the chest, breast implants are not lifetime devices. Over time the breast implant will wear and can result in rupturing and may need to be replaced. According to Breast Implant Safety, the general experience among plastic surgeons tend to be that implants last between 10 and 20 years, but more on that later. Before your procedure, it is important to understand that breast implants are not permanent, the risk of rupture rate and that you learn how to identify ruptured breast implants.

What is a breast implant rupture?

A breast implant rupture occurs when breast implants fail due to gradual wearing or a trauma that causes leakage. Most women have no specific cause for deflation or leakage but some possible problems that may contribute to a rupture include car accidents, falling and overly vigorous manipulation..

Often a rupture is not readily noticeable and may not cause discomfort, however, if your breasts develop an unusually hard feeling or highly rounded appearance, it may be a sign of capsular contracture and you should call your surgeon. Capsular contracture is an immune system response to foreign materials in the body and can cause discomfort.

How do I identify a breast implant rupture?

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Saline vs. Silicon Gel Breast Implants

Depending on the type of implant used, saline vs. silicone, you may not even notice a rupture.

Saline implants are more visible as they deflate and you will see the size and shape change, similar to a leaking water balloon. Not to worry, the saline solution can be absorbed by your body without posing any health risks, but you will want to either remove both shells or replace the damaged one to get back to a symmetrical appearance. If it has been a while since your implant procedure, you may want to use this opportunity to replace the undamaged implant as well to delay future rupture and additional surgeries and recovery time.

A silicone breast implant rupture may not be as noticeable immediately  — or ever — because the freed silicone typically remains trapped within the implant shell. Known as a silent rupture, this type of rupture is not thought to cause health problems but may eventually cause breast pain or changes in contour or shape. Even if you don’t show signs or symptoms upon discovery after a routine MRI, you can discuss your options with your surgeon. Unless there is a compelling reason not to have surgery, such as other medical issues, most surgeons will recommend removing the ruptured implant. You can then decide if you want to replace it or not have any implants.

How often should I check for breast implant ruptures?

The current recommendations for MRIs is to have one done three years after your breast surgery procedure and then every two years. Breast Implant Safety reports that a breast implant rupture within three years is unusual but not unheard of so there is a high likelihood that the recommendations will change in the future to having MRIs less often because the rupture rate is fairly small.

There are slight differences depending on which brand implants are studied, but it’s approximately a 5–7% chance of rupture by 10 years. The Sientra brand, which I have started using this past year, has a rupture rate of 0.4% at five years for their anatomic implants so, in my opinion, the risk of rupture is fairly low. While this brand of implants has not been around for 20 or 30 years, I suspect most of them will last at least that long.

While I tell my patients what the current recommendations are, many of them choose not to get the MRIs as recommended. In a few that have gotten them after having some sort of trauma, like a hard fall or car accident, their MRIs showed no rupture. However, I still highly recommend getting regular checkups or at least an MRI after trauma or if you have suspicions. Although not life-threatening, it is always good for you and your surgeon to know what is going on rather than wait until there is discomfort or you develop a contracture.

Considering getting painless breast implants or concerned you may have a ruptured implant? Contact us today for a free consultation!

Dr Wigoda on The Incision Decision: Choosing an Incision Location for Your Breast Implants

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The location of your incision is one of the many options you will discuss with Dr. Wigoda during your preoperative consultation. Each incision location option has its pro’s and con’s, such as scarring, and there is not one location that is considered best for everyone. Here are the options:

1) Inframammary Incision

Inframammary incisions are placed underneath the breast just slightly above where the breast meets the rib cage. Many surgeons like this incision location as it allows them easy access to create an implant pocket above or under the muscle.

This direct access allows Dr. Wigoda to use very small incisions with saline implants, generally as small as 1 to 1.5 inches wide for saline implants and slightly larger incisions for silicone. The scar is typically not visible when standing up as the breast will cover it. This is the most common incision site used.

2) Transumbilical Incision or TUBA

A Transumbilical incision is a C or J shaped incision placed in the folds of your belly button. A small camera is used to negotiated the surgery and very small instruments are then inserted to create a path to the breasts. Tissue expanders are inserted to create the implant pocket. Using a TUBA incision, implants can be placed over or under the muscle.

While TUBA incisions have the advantage of there being no scarring on the breast area, there are many potential disadvantages. Only saline implants can be used if TUBA is selected as silicone implants will not fit through the very small incision. This is the least popular incision used.

3) Transaxillary Incision (Armpit)

These incisions are created in the armpits and are generally 1 to 2 inches long. A short path is then created to the breasts where the implants will be placed. While there is no scar on the breast, a scar will be visible in the armpit with the arm is raised. There is also a risk of injury to a sensory nerve that can cause numbness on the inner arm.

4) Periareolar Incisions

The Periareolar incision is created around the areola. This incision is commonly used if other cosmetic breast procedures such as breast lift or areola reduction are being performed in conjunction with breast augmentation. Contrary to popular belief the periareolar incision does not necessarily increase the risk of losing sensation in the nipple.

There is, however, potentially a greater risk of infection as bacteria is found in milk ducts and often these ducts are cut during the procedure. If you plan to breastfeed after your surgery should make sure to discuss this with Dr. Wigoda because periareolar incisions may not be right for you.

After careful consideration, Dr. Wigoda will help you decide the right incision type for you. His extensive experience will guarantee you make the right incision decision. Dr. Paul Wigoda’s Fort Lauderdale-based plastic surgery center offers all four incision sites and we are happy to help you decide what’s best for you during a free consultation.  Call us at 954.463.7088 or visit us at www.drwigoda.com to schedule your visit!

Fort Lauderdale Breast Surgery From A-D [Infographic]

Did you know the average woman who gets breast augmentation is in her mid-30’s, married or in a long term relationship and has some college education? A recent study by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery published an infographic highlighting how breasts have evolved over the history of human existence.

Tides (and bra sizes) are changing – from average breast size to opinions and breast enhancement materials.

“I can’t imagine using glass balls and wood chips to enhance the breasts,” said Dr. Paul Wigoda, painless breast implant specialist and chief of plastic surgery at Broward General Medical Center. “Luckily we now have safe, FDA-approved saline and silicone breast implants in the hands of experienced, board-certified plastic surgeons.”

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Dr. Wigoda shares the demographics and positive feedback in Dr. Wigoda’s plastic surgery testimonials from the women who have had breast surgery such as breast lifts, breast augmentation and/or breast reduction, it’s no wonder that breast augmentation is a top plastic surgery procedure for the modern woman. Thirty-one percent of today’s plastic surgeon’s use saline and 69% use silicone according to the recent study. Some of the top reasons why women say they get breast plastic surgery are to look better and feel better.

Dr. Wigoda mentioned: “One of the most common comments I get, once the patient has lived with her new implants for a few months is, “I wished I would have done this sooner!”. The vast majority of patients are happier about how they look, they feel better about themselves, and it is truly amazing how such a simple procedure changes their lives for the better.” online casinos nederland

Health Study: Increased Quality of Life for Breast Augmentation Patients

The results are in; breast augmentation makes women happy. A study published in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ magazine Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery found that women experienced substantial improvements in several key areas related to their quality of life. Approximately 41 women participated in the Breast-Q survey that asked questions about six relevant areas:

  • Overall satisfaction with outcome
  • Satisfaction with breasts
  • Physical well-being
  • Psychosocial
  • Sexual
  • Satisfaction with level of care received

The women were polled six months before and after their surgeries. Researchers found in three of the six areas – sexual – scoring increased 30 or more points (on a scale of 0 to 100) post-surgery for about 80% of the women.

The dramatic change may be related to the surge in self-esteem and self-confidence many women feel after having their breasts increased or reshaped. Though the reasons for getting breast implants vary, the most commonly cited motivation behind a woman’s quest for new breasts is because they are unhappy with the size, shape, or look of the set they were born with. This dejection can bleed into other areas of the women’s life, particularly her perceived attractiveness and acceptance by others.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration have been encouraging those in the industry to monitor patient satisfaction in addition to safety. The Breast-Q survey is the first such tool that seems to be able to capture how a patient thinks and feels after she has the procedure. Having this information is the first step towards developing benchmarks for patient satisfaction that may improve the overall quality of care women receive.

In the meantime, women who want to ensure they get the best care should have their breast enhancement done by a knowledgeable and experienced plastic surgeon.

Painless! Breast Augmentation Surgery Day @DrWigoda Fort Lauderdale

5:30 am

Waking up was a little surreal. I’m scared and anxious, but I think I figured out why. As a Type A (aka Control Freak), I will be out of control when I go under the anesthesia. Driving down to Dr. Wigoda’s Fort Lauderdale office in the rain.

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8:00 am

Check in to Dr. Wigoda’s on @foursquare, of course! A pregnancy test confirms I am NOT pregnant, thank you very much. In the prep room the Wigoda plastic surgery A team gets me dressed for surgery in style, IV in, and whatever they are telling me is not registering because I can’t think straight. With Navah and Don as my support team, how could I go wrong? Navah captured the YouTube moment while Don filled my meds.

8:30 am

Dr. Wigoda comes in to tell me I need to make a decision on size. I’m nervous to be too big, but decide on 370 cc (the bigger of my two choices).  According to everyone at The Aesthetics Institute, 90% of breast implant patients wish they went bigger, the other 10% are ok with size, nobody wishes for smaller. So why be the first? I go with bigger.

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9:00 am

Surgery table in sight, trying to get those last text messages in on iPhone, kisses to my boyfriend and Navah. Will I wake up to see them again? (random thought running through my head) So if I die, at my funeral the whisper would be: How did she die? Answer: On the operating room table getting breast implant surgery. This is so anti-me, I decide God would not let that happen.

The Wigoda “A” team ask me what kind of cocktails I like, I say cosmo, they start the IV and I’m out. Anesthesiologist Dr. Paul Rodriquez makes the perfect cocktail!

My cocktail of choice!

My cocktail of choice!

11:15 am

I hear someone softly saying “Lisa.”  I open my eyes and feel such a sense of relief that I am alive, I look down at my chest, I think ‘ok, nothing crazy’, looks good. I feel emotional and want to hold everyone’s hand. Nurses Erica, Rocky, Lucy could not have been more comforting, like my new BFFs! By 11:45 I was back in my Juicy tracksuit and in the car on my way home (Don in the driver seat).

1:00 pm

I am in no pain, just feeling groggy from the anesthesia. I eat a Jello, some chicken broth and take my prescribed pills of pain killers, steroids, muscle relaxers and antibiotics. I feel like I can talk on the phone and text, but Don says I shouldn’t because I won’t remember anything. I am super thirsty and drink tons of water. Dozing in and out of Oprah, Rachel Ray and Dr. Oz seems like a nice break from social media networks.

4:00 pm

I ate some chicken and salad and have been walking around a little. I can even walk up and down the stairs and get out of bed myself! Dr. Wigoda just called to check in with me. He said keep lifting my arms every hour, I’ll be following doctor’s orders!

8:00 pm

Nurse Don’s (my boyfriend) shift ends, he feels so good about me feeling good; he is off to the gym and I am off to Twitter!

Stay connected with Dr. Wigoda on @DrWigoda, “Like” Dr Wigoda and Watch Dr Wigoda’s YouTube channel. Follow me through my painless breast implant surgery on Dr. Wigoda’s Blog and leave comments or questions!

5 Days Before the Big ‘B’ Day: Painless Breast Implants by Dr. Paul Wigoda

Today I went and had my blood work, EKG and vitals done in preparation for my breast implant surgery with Dr. Paul Wigoda. Only five more days! I can’t believe it. After spending the last week on vacation in my bathing suit on the beach it all started becoming a reality. I mean, I don’t hate my body, I actually have always kind of liked it (and my small B bra size), but after going through my pregnancy and seeing what I could possibly look like a size bigger, I’ve been a little hooked on bigger breasts.

After having a baby, and now a few years have gone by, the breast size and shape lose that loving shape and size. Small but perky are now small and shrinking. So, I’m thinking why wait? I have known Dr. Paul Wigoda of The Aesthetic Institute for almost three years as his friend, PR and Social Media consultant, have interviewed dozens of his happy breast implant patients (with envy) and now I think… it’s my turn!

Am I nervous? Yes, a little. More on the fact that I have never been put under and that control factor.  I’m also nervous about going too big, I really just want to be a big B without having to buy a “good bra” from Victoria Secrets. I mean how real is that?

Lisa B Age 43