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

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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.

Looking for more? Check out Dr.Wigoda’s  before and after  tummy tuck pictures and schedule a free plastic surgery consult today.

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Painless Breast Implant Surgery: Dr. Wigoda’s Patient Chronicles Life After Plastic Surgery

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After breast implant surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Wigoda conducts multiple follow-up interviews with every patient to ensure they have the best results possible.

In fact, he has an entire YouTube playlist devoted to painless breast implant surgery testimonials!

While these videos help new patients understand what to expect after plastic surgery, one patient went a step further and decided to chronicle life after painless breast implant surgery by blogging about her experience.  

Breast Implant Surgery FAQs

Some common questions that this blog will shed some light on include:

For answers to these questions and more, please read the summaries below or visit the original blog, here.

The Healing Process Begins – One Day After Breast Implants Surgery

Just one-day post-op, this patient sang her praise about Dr. Paul Wigoda and staff.

“I was extremely comfortable throughout the procedure,” the patient began. “When I got home I had some tightness in my breast, but after I took my prescription and ate, I felt completely fine and woke up fine.”

At the end of the video, she raised her arms (remember, this is the day after surgery) and said “there is no pain, it was great!”

See more of her one-day post-op testimonial in the video below.


No Pain, Yes Gain – Three Days After Breast Implants Surgery

Two days after her initial post-op appointment, our patient reports that she is completely able to raise her hands above her head with “virtually no pain” in her chest. She does, however, explain that she has upper back and lower neck soreness as a result of “adding five pounds to [her] front.”

On day three, she was able to take a nice walk around the neighborhood but continued relaxing and using a heating pad. She also began feeling soreness around her incisions but could not feel her nipples or the skin around them at that time, which Dr. Wigoda explained was normal.

“All in all, I’m feeling great!”

Feeling Good But (Im)patiently Waiting – Three Weeks After Breast Surgery

At three weeks, nipple sensation had returned ever so slightly; however, the new breast implants had not fallen into place.

“I’m an extremely impatient person, so I’m DYING for them to ‘fall and fluff’!” our patient exclaimed.

She continues describing her sensations and explains her decision to wear a sports bra to bed although Dr. Wigoda has given her permission not to. At this stage, massaging wasn’t necessary so she scheduled another follow-up appointment to learn light massaging techniques to help the breast implants move to the center of the chest for a natural looking cleavage.

It’s Time, Start Massaging – One Month After Breast Implant Surgery

“For a little update on how they feel? They’re still very sensitive but not as much as my week three post.”

At this stage, plastic surgeon, Dr. Wigoda recommended doing breast massage techniques that push the implants to the center and up from the sides. This technique will allow the breast implants to center better as they continue to fall for the next four-six months.

“Whew, my Plastic Surgeon is the best, check him out!” – One Happy Patient!

GoodBye Sports Bras – Two Months After Breast Implants Surgery

To try to outlast the test of time and because she was worried that gravity would take effect and her procedure would not look good for long, our patient was persistent about wearing sports bras. However, in order to speed up the process of letting the implants drop, Dr. Wigoda recommended she “bare it all” for the time being so she could see her results.

In this post, our patient shares photos of her scars after using a new cream and how her implants look in a T-shirt and sports bra.

Patience is a Virtue – Three Months After Breast Implant Surgery

More photos in this post!

Our breast augmentation blogger and patient reported that one breast has fallen into place and is perfect, but she has concerns because the other is still high.

Spoiler alert: She won’t be disappointed for long!

This post contained a lot of informative updates such as:

  • She lost feeling in her nipples and is now experiencing her first “nerve pains”
  • Scars are disappearing at this time
  • After the first bra shopping trip, she officially has a new bra size and discovered how weird push-up bras feel with implants. Fortunately, she won’t be needing those any more.

They Look GREAT – 1.5 Years After Breast Implants Surgery

“My breast augmentation was the best decision that I’ve ever made! They look GREAT!”

A little bit of patience goes a long way and our patient has reported that her breasts have completely dropped, fluffed and look amazing.

After describing her phenomenal results, Dr. Wigoda’s painless breast implants patient signed off with some final advice.

“I cannot stress this enough…please, go to a real doctor. Not a clinic.” she wrote. “My dearest friend is using my doctor, Dr. Paul Wigoda, to fix a $9,000 mistake she endured in a clinic.”

“When I looked online, I saw that Dr. Wigoda had a painless breast implant surgery and I read all of the reviews and everyone said he was a fantastic doctor. I had to go to him. My self-confidence has skyrocketed,” she concluded.

So there you have it, a firsthand account of major milestones after her painless breast implant surgery. Hopefully her experience has helped answer some of your breast implant plastic surgery questions or concerns.

If you seek further guidance and a free plastic surgery consultation, contact Dr. Paul Wigoda today to learn more about what to expect after painless breast implant surgery.

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).

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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

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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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Dr. Wigoda Answers: How Young Is Too Young For Plastic Surgery?

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Plastic surgery has been rapidly on the rise this year. With the numbers growing for acceptance of plastic surgery, there is one number that is rapidly shrinking. Every year, more and more teens and young adults are jumping on the plastic surgery bandwagon.

With an incredible 200,000 plastic surgery procedures performed on individuals between the ages of thirteen and nineteen in 2010, according to American Society of Plastic Surgeons, what age is too young to make such a drastic and life altering decision?

With young celebrities like Kylie Jenner, who admittedly received lip injections and possibly breast implants at the age of seventeen, setting an example for young girls, the importance of body image is at an all time high. The glitz and glam of getting that “ideal” curvaceous look is consuming teens and adults across the globe. This led us to ask board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul Wigoda, one of the most popular questions buzzing around in today’s tabloids, “how young is TOO young for plastic surgery?”

18 Going On 36” Bust

“Eighteen is usually the cutoff that most plastic surgeons agree on for breast augmentation. You want to make sure the patient is fully grown physically, but probably more important, is their level of maturity” states Dr. Wigoda, who will only perform his Painless Breast Implant surgery on adults eighteen years or older. Dr. Wigoda has performed the Painless Breast Implants procedure on hundreds of women from all over the world, and notes some important factors to consider about age.

The most crucial thing to understand is that no matter how old or mature mentally you may think you are, your body may not be at that same stage of maturity. Most females reach their final adult height at age 15, but may continue to grow and fill out up until age eighteen or twenty-one depending when their menstruation began. Placing implants on someone as young as seventeen when their body is not yet fully developed could lead to changes in the appearance of the breasts that perhaps was not anticipated or planned.

However, mental capacity and maturity is indeed a huge consideration with plastic surgery. No matter if you are a teen or adult, plastic surgery is a choice that needs careful planning and consideration as well as extensive education and cannot be done on impulse. Young adults who choose plastic surgery without proper knowledge often still have insecurities or negative repercussions afterward.

Dr. Wigoda stresses researching your plastic surgeon by reading real patients reviews, meeting with your plastic surgeon, and even taking a tour of their facility to make sure they are AAAASF certified. Remember, no matter your age, you are in control of your own body.

 

Is There An Exception To The Rule?

Isn’t there always an exception to the rule? “There are some procedures, like ear tucks, breast reductions, and rhinoplasty, where you can make the argument that having these as a teenager is reasonable.” Dr. Wigoda tells us in our interview.

Often times, teens and young children can experience pain or discomfort due to large busts, or extensive teasing and self-esteem issues due to physical appearances. Otoplasty for example, is used to pin back the ears and has extensively been proven to help the confidence of teens and children. Breast reductions are often done on women who are in a great deal of pain when the breasts impede on everyday activities. Should cases like these be denied surgery because they are too young?

Whatever the case, plastic surgery and age is an increasingly slippery slope. As plastic surgery becomes more popular, Dr. Wigoda says the most important thing a surgeon can do to combat issue is to have a policy, and to stick to it.

Are you over the age of eighteen and considering plastic surgery? Contact Dr. Wigoda for a free consultation today!

Is Plastic Surgery a Must? Time Magazine Tells All

Does Plastic Surgery Choose You? 

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In Time magazine cover story “Nip. Tuck. Or Else.,” columnist Joel Stein says when it comes to plastic surgery “you’re going to have to do it.” But Fort Lauderdale Plastic Surgeon Dr. Paul Wigoda believes the choice is still yours.

 

Reality shows are demystifying surgery by showing it from the patient’s perspective, non-invasive procedures are becoming more affordable, and having work done is less taboo in general, but Dr. Wigoda, the board-certified plastic surgeon best known for his painless breast implant procedure, does not believe that women will HAVE to have cosmetic procedures done just because their friends are doing it as Time’s article concludes.

“Most could benefit from some types of procedures to look younger, but there is nothing that says you have to do them to succeed,” said Dr. Wigoda. “To look as young as your friends that are doing it, yes, you may have to unless you are genetically blessed, but if you are OK with aging naturally then there shouldn’t be an issue if you don’t do any procedures.”

The basic premise of Time’s article is that if you want to look good, you have to have procedures done. But that is a very general statement because many women take good care of themselves by avoiding sun damage, smoking, and perhaps are blessed genetically, and they will still look good naturally. Think Christie Brinkley.

Nip Tuck or Else Time Magazine Article Dr Wigoda Responds

While Dr. Wigoda and Stein may have different opinions on whether or not procedures must be done, they both agree that plastic surgery is a confidence booster.

RealSelf user Rosemary Hall’s plastic surgery journey was followed in the article. In the end, she chose non-invasive procedures that make her feel like a new person. She had liposuction on her chin and transferred the fat to fill under her eyes, her nasolabial  folds and marionette lines. And she’s very happy.

“I was just laid off, so I’m really glad I had the procedure done,” she said. “I’ll feel more confident on interviews, especially once the lipo scar on my chin has smoothed out.”

Hall recently looked at her wedding video and couldn’t focus on anything but her chin.

“Before if someone took a picture of me, I’d hate it and not look at it. Now I’m taking selfies,” she said.

In his own practice, Dr. Wigoda hears many similar stories. Women who have previously felt that they had to hide something or just weren’t 100 percent confident with one feature may sometimes describe their procedures as “life-changing” and more often than not wish that they had done the procedure sooner.

On why Dr. Wigoda believes we’re seeing more procedures done, he added:

“The fact is that most people, both men and women, don’t want to age gracefully. They want to stay looking young because they feel young, so if you feel young but look old, it’s not necessarily a good combination.”

Fortunately, the times are changing, and there are reasonable solutions to help people look as youthful as they feel. Cosmetic surgery is no longer taboo and many plastic surgeons offer reasonable payment plans and non-invasive options that are more affordable and require less recovery time.

Sure, it can be generalized that since we are now on the red carpet 24/7 posting pictures of ourselves on Facebook and Instagram, we can blame social media for the increase in procedures being done, but therein lies the main issue with this article. There is no need to “blame” anything because the end result is not anti-feminist or being forced upon people as the article implies.

Plastic surgery is a choice, and it’s not one that people are making to keep up with their friends. It’s something more personal that makes them feel like they’ve done something positive for themselves.

To learn more about painless breast implants and non-invasive procedures or to schedule a free consultation, contact Dr. Wigoda today.

 

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Dr. Paul Wigoda Introduces Medical Facial Services

Suffering from acne scars, hiding the peach fuzz, erasing the fine wrinkles or cringing at the sight of losing your eyebrows can be a big downer for men and women of any age.  Dr. Paul Wigoda introduces medical facial services to combat the on-the-surface skin care problems plagued by men and women of any age.

Dr Wigoda Offers New Medical Facial Services summer solstice specials

Peach fuzz, fine wrinkles, acne scars,  and skin pigmentation problems can really get in the way on a sunny Florida day. While Florida sun may have a positive impact on lifestyle, it also comes packed with damaging  effects on skin and can increase the premature wrinkles, sun spots, loss of elasticity and more. In fact, Miami, Florida was named one of the top 15 cities in the U.S. that are tough on skin.

Licensed Medical Aesthetician Britt Ann Stafford

Dr. Wigoda’s Introduces Licensed Medical Aesthetician, Britt Ann Stafford

To help make sure you can make the most of the Florida sun without sacrificing your complexion, Dr. Paul Wigoda is proud to welcome Skincare Specialist Britt Ann Stafford, LME Licensed Medical Aesthetician, as the newest member of his Fort Lauderdale plastic surgery practice, just in time for some summer services!

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Dr. Wigoda’s  Licensed Medical Aesthetician Britt Ann Stafford Doing Dermaplaning and a VI Peel On A Customer.

Britt is a licensed Medical Aesthetician with more than 27 years of experience and  brings an arsenal of medical-based skin care treatments to Dr. Wigoda’s office, like permanent makeup including color correction, skin texture and scarring, melasma reduction, and acne treatments for teens and adults. Originally trained in California, she is educated in micro-pigmentation, permanent makeup, medical aesthetics including chemical peels and medical facials, and laser hair removal.

Adding medical aesthetics services to Dr. Wigoda’s offerings brings 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. Dr. Wigoda and his team take pride in offering superior patient care, as seen in their pre- and post-op education and follow up procedures. Offering these skin care services in conjunction with other treatments is just one more way Dr. Wigoda can help patients feel and look their best.

This lighter menu can be purchased a la carte, but for best results, Dr. Wigoda recommends the medical facials be done with the following services:

Micro-Needling 

This tool 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.

Dermaplaning 

If you want to get rid of dead skin cells, dermaplaning is a great exfoliator. 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.

Microdermabrasion

Think about buffing something until it appears fresh and shiny. That’s what this non-chemical, non-invasive procedure basically does for your skin. A spray of microcrystals removes the outermost layer of dry, dead skin cells and reveals younger, healthier-looking skin.

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. A consistent regimen of 2-4 VI Peels every year, along with proper skin care, will reverse sun damage, treat hyperpigmentation, acne, and acne scarring, aging skin and rosacea.

Tip: VI Peel is formulated with a numbing agent, making it a perfect service to have before a Botox injection!

 

*Summer Solstice 2015 Specials*

Whether you need a little pick me up or have some specific needs, contact us today to book a complimentary skincare consultation with Britt Ann Stafford to discuss your skincare needs and treatment options.

Sun Sentinel Reports Booty Blast: Dr. Wigoda Butt’s In

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Kim Kardashian move over. As Sir Mix A Lot sang, I like big butts and I cannot lie….baby got back.

In the latest Sun Sentinel article it’s all about the growing popularity of the booty in South Florida, and we could not agree more. South Florida has such a large influx of Latin influence and such nice weather that it’s no wonder more and more people are becoming obsessed with obtaining a voluptuous booty.

“The masses are finally seeing things the way we’ve always seen them here in Miami,” said DJ Laz, of Hollywood-based Hits 97.3 FM, who put his own spin on Meghan Trainor’s hit “All About That Bass” booty anthem. Laz salutes reality TV bombshell Kim Kardashian, whose plump rump has become a star of its own, rapping: “I like a big butt, with a pretty face, something like Kim K., girl you know my taste.”

As Dr. Wigoda stated in the article, “Women are wearing bikinis and thong bikinis all the time here, as opposed to women who live up north who don’t show their butts.” The article has stated that Dr. Wigoda has seen a decrease in butt implants and a large increase in fat transfer surgeries. This surgery gives that little extra oomph to your butt without it looking fake or overdone.

And it’s not just the people, it’s also the music. Lately, there has been such a large influx of celebrities and artists reppin their butts or love of big butts that it’s spreading like wildfire. From Kim Kardashian to Iggy Azalea, the backside is now at the front of everyone’s minds.

All over South Florida, stores are advertising and selling clothing that is specifically made for women with large butts. The stick figure skinny look is rapidly disappearing from fashion as well as popular society. Curvaceous and full-figured bodies are in ladies, so do not be afraid to flaunt what you’ve got.

Apparently, South Florida has even gone so far as to order mannequins with specially enhanced rear ends, don’t believe me? Read the full Sun Sentinel article written by Johnny Diaz here!

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Breast Implants Patients Top 3 Concerns

Breast Implants Surgery Frequently Asked Questions

Breastfeeding, body image and a boob tune up.  When potential patients come to a breast augmentation consultation, they always have a few frequently asked concerns. These are three questions we hear the most for those of you considering getting breast implants surgery.

1. Will I be able to breastfeed after surgery?

Yes. After surgery your breasts will function how they would have before, except they will be larger.

*This seems to be a common misconception we hear all the time at the office.

2. Will my breasts look too fake or “stacked”?

No, they will not. The breast implants are placed behind the breast muscle, resulting in a natural look. Although the breasts may appear slightly high up and swollen directly after surgery, they fall and heal shortly after. Also take note, how large of implants you receive in correlation with your body size affects how real or fake breast implants appear.

3. What happens in 10 years? Will I need new boobs again or a boob tune up?

This is probably the most common myth I hear. The fact is that breast implants don’t ever have to be changed….yes, that is correct, not a typo, never….UNLESS there is a problem such as a rupture of the implant or capsular contracture. If there are no problems, you can keep your implants for 30, 40 or 50 years. The chance of rupture with Sientra implants is about five percent after 10 years. We have yet to receive data for rupture rates at longer time periods. The chance of getting a capsular contracture bad enough to warrant a change is probably also less than five percent. So after 10 years there is about a 90 percent chance you can continue without any changes. Keep in mind, it is not unusual for women to change their implants at or before 10 years for elective reasons such as wanting to go bigger (or less commonly, smaller), or wanting a lift and deciding to change them even though they are intact. However, if the patient is perfectly happy with her breasts after 10 years, all she has to do is get yearly checkups and continue to enjoy them.

If you have any concerns that we haven’t addressed, contact Dr. Wigoda for a free painless breast implants consultation.

 

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The Breast Vacation Ever? @DrDrewHLN Panel Injects Opinions

 

vacation breast implants

Insta Breasts, a 24-hour saline solution that allows patients to “test drive” a breast augmentation, is making plastic surgery news. The one-day enhancement created by Dr. Norman Rowe is actually the first step toward what he calls “vacation breast implants” which is in the works and is expected to last two weeks. But are women in the market for breast enhancement really looking for this type of temporary fix, or is it just a hoax? Dr. Wigoda addresses his major concerns for the temporary procedure and why he thinks vacation breasts may disappear just as quickly as they appeared.

Are Temporary Breast Implants Safe?

If it’s done with sterile technique and by a qualified plastic surgeon it is probably safe with little risk of complications. Furthermore, the saline solution is the same that is used in long-term breast implants which, when an implant ruptures, is safely absorbed in the body.

 

How Much Do Temporary Implants Cost?

Rowe quotes his prices at between $2,500 and $3,500 for a procedure that can take less than 20 minutes in some cases! For three to four times that amount, patients can get amazing implants that last well more than 24 hours.

 

Who Should Consider Vacation Breast Implants?

Because it only lasts one day, and there is a high cost involved, it’s not likely that it will be very popular. Even if it lasts two weeks, is it worth having them done for say a vacation when you would have to buy clothes and bras to fit your new shape? Honestly, Victoria’s Secret has a line of swimsuits that can give you an entirely new shape and you can use it year-round, not just during those two weeks.

The main audience for this type of cosmetic surgery would probably be brides, and it is unlikely that they will risk this sort of procedure on their wedding. Will the dress fit? Will they feel well enough to dance, or a little off balance? When brides-to-be are considering any type of plastic surgery before the big day they need to do it in a reasonable amount of time. Bridal breast implants should be planned at least three to six months before you walk down the aisle.

 

Will The Vacation Implants Trend Continue?

It’s quite possible that this vacation implants fad will disappear faster than it takes the saline solution to absorb. Most women who come in for breast augmentation consultations know they want to have larger, fuller breasts. There are very few that are “on the fence” and would like to do a test run. The primary issue is usually how big to go and it is unlikely that this procedure will help answer that question very well as the patient would have to redo it with a variety of sizes to know for sure what they want.

A good plastic surgeon will educate the patient on all of their options. Saline vs. silicone, over or under the pec, size and shape recommendations, and so on. During your consultations, you should also be able to try on various sizers. While this won’t allow you to feel exactly what it’s like to have that new weight on your chest, it will allow you to see how you will appear with various sizes.

To learn more about Painless Breast Implants, contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Wigoda for a face-to-face or virtual consultation!