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.

Dr. Paul Wigoda Offers Med Spa Services on South Beach

Customers continue to rave about Dr. Wigoda’s Me Day Spa.

But South Beach’s premier physician-owned med spa is giving clients something new to talk about as it announces the addition of new medical services like BOTOX, JUVEDERM and RADIESSE injectibles, laser hair removal and spider vein treatment.

“Now you can get your hair extensions, manicure, massage and BOTOX injections all at one place,” said Dr. Wigoda, owner of Me Day Spa on South Beach and The Aesthetics Institute in Fort Lauderdale.

While most med spas offering these services have nurse practitioners or physicians assistants performing the procedures, Dr. Wigoda, a board certified plastic surgeon, will perform all injections.

Check out Me Day Spa’s YouTube Channel to hear Dr. Wigoda talk about this exciting new offer.

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Dr. Wigoda Launches Facebook Fan Page

Connecting with Dr. Wigoda to receive the latest information from The Aesthetics Institute and Me Day Spa just got easier with the launch of Dr. Wigoda’s Facebook Fan Page.

You can already read his thoughts on beauty and health on the South Florida Plastic Surgery and Beauty Blog, see what he thinks about plastic surgery trends and new product releases on the Dr. Wigoda YouTube Channel, and get instant updates on everything spa related from Twitter.

Now you can show your support and interact with Dr. Wigoda even more through his Fan Page and get all that great content right from one source! So log on today to ask questions, get answers and stay in touch with South Florida’s favorite plastic surgeon!

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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 Plastic Surgery for the Price Conscious

Finding it difficult to look great during price conscious times? With Fort Lauderdale plastic surgeon Dr. Wigoda, it’s as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. If you are in the market for a face lift in Fort Lauderdale, Dr. Wigoda suggests Botox or dermal filler treatments as a temporary option until you are comfortable moving forward with the permanent procedure.
  2. All plastic surgery procedures offered by Dr. Wigoda can be financed with little or no interest!
  3. Dr. Wigoda maintains his commitment to patients through the quality of his work.  He advises clients not to shop for price but for surgeon quality and reputation.

Despite the cost of plastic surgery, Dr. Wigoda emphasizes that many people are lured by the ‘too good to be true’ South Florida radio advertisements that promise inexpensive procedures that may be risky.  These advertisements are misleading and quote serious procedures like breast augmentation with a price that only accounts for local anesthesia. For the procedure to be done properly, general anesthesia must be used at an extra cost of $1500. This unadvertised charge will bring your price to more than $5000, a total higher than what Dr. Wigoda charges.

The surgeons at some South Florida plastic surgery centers do not work for results either. Instead, they work for speed, a trend that puts patients at greater risk and has actually resulted in death.

If you are considering Fort Lauderdale plastic surgery, Dr. Wigoda will help you make smart decisions about your procedure and offer financing if needed. In certain situations, it may even be possible to find ways to reduce prices in an effort to work with patients.

For more information on what The Aesthetics Institute is doing to help patients in today’s economy, view his video about price conscious plastic surgery or visit www.drwigoda.com.

How to Pick Fort Lauderdale Plastic Surgeon

Are you considering Fort Lauderdale plastic surgery? Dr. Wigoda has put together a list of the Top 10 questions he advises clients to consider before signing on the dotted line.
Even the most experienced Fort Lauderdale plastic surgeons have complications. As a patient, you want to minimize the chance of having poor plastic surgery results by doing ample research and taking your time to choose the right plastic surgeon for you.
During research for Fort Lauderdale plastic surgeons, many patients find bargains online, which lead them to a surgeon who may not treat them with the best care. The following is a list of questions to ask the surgeon when considering Fort Lauderdale plastic surgery.

  1. Is the Fort Lauderdale plastic surgeon a fully trained plastic surgeon or does he claim to be a “cosmetic surgeon”?
  2. Is the plastic surgeon board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?
  3. Did your Fort Lauderdale plastic surgeon attend a plastic surgery residency program?
  4. Is the surgeon a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons?
  5. For how long has the Fort Lauderdale plastic surgeon been in practice as a plastic surgeon?
  6. How many procedures has the plastic surgeon performed?
  7. Where is the surgery being performed? Have there been any serious complications at the surgery center?
  8. Who employs the Fort Lauderdale plastic surgeons on staff?
  9. Does your Fort Lauderdale plastic surgeon have staff privileges at a local hospital to perform the procedure or is there a transfer agreement?
  10. How many cases does the Fort Lauderdale plastic surgeon plan to do on the day of my surgery?

All of the questions above are important to discuss and consider before undergoing surgery.  Plastic surgery is not simple procedure, and many times ‘discount surgeons’ have not been properly trained nor have the time to really sit down with a patient and discuss their needs.

Dr. Wigoda is a Fort Lauderdale plastic surgeon with the credentials, experience, and work ethic that it takes to be a great surgeon.  If you are considering Fort Lauderdale plastic surgery Dr. Wigoda invites you to come in for a free consultation to discuss your wants and needs.

La Toya Jackson Plastic Surgery

When the name Jackson comes up in the context of plastic surgery, the obvious connection is to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. However, while Michael Jackson’s plastic surgery is well documented and extremely recognizable, he is not the only member of the family that has had work done.

Last week, Dr. Wigoda reviewed pictures of La Toya Jackson’s plastic surgery, Michael’s older sister, and shared his thoughts on the evolution of her multiple plastic surgeries. View the video and photos below or visit Dr. Wigoda’s plastic surgery YouTube channel for more information.

Here is a glimpse at what Dr. Wigoda suggested about La Toya Jackson’s plastic surgery:

“She has definitely had her nose done many times, probably has a chin implant, breast implants and has probably had multiple liposuctions.  In my opinion, her surgery is completely overdone and does not look natural at all.”

In the case of plastic surgery, more is definitely not better. Generally speaking, if you are interested in a nose job, one is all you should need. With breast implants you will only need one surgery if it is done right and the same applies to liposuction.

If you are considering a procedure or for more information on Fort Lauderdale plastic surgery, visit Dr. Wigoda’s plastic surgery FAQ page or follow him on Twitter @drwigoda.

Fort Lauderdale Breast Augmentation Diaries Follow-up

It’s been 17 days since I had my Fort Lauderdale breast augmentation surgery with Dr. Wigoda and I wanted to share more about my experience and follow-up appointment.

The purpose of this appointment was to check the healing of my breast augmentation and give me the chance to talk to Dr. Wigoda about any follow-up questions or concerns. I have already had my stitches out and have been doing great.  I am happy, excited, and am doing normal activities including going to beach and following my daily routine around the house.

At the beginning of my appointment Dr. Wigoda checked my breasts and reported that the tops of my breasts (the swollen part) started dropping and that my breasts were becoming fuller at the bottom. Dr. Wigoda also showed me my breast augmentation scars for the first time and I was very surprised and happy because you can barely see them. He did a great job!

Dr. Wigoda also instructed me to start massaging my breasts to help move the dropping process along. After today I am able to start working out again in moderation, like bicycling at the gym or swimming, but I have been instructed not to lift weights to do anything to strain my chest.

I am very happy to have heard from Dr. Wigoda that everything is healing great. My next visit will be in three weeks.

Till then,

Breast Augmentation Diaries

Hello everyone. My name is Karoline; I am a 27-year-old woman who has had breast augmentation done at Dr. Wigoda’s Aesthetics Institute in Fort Lauderdale, FL and I am very pleased to share my story with you. Please check out my before picture and after video and let me know what you think.

I grew up in a family where most of the women had small breasts so until recently; the size of my chest was not really an issue for me.  However, I have always admired those with voluptuous breasts and dreamed of having nice cleavage in the low-cut dress without padded bras. I realized that the only way to make my dream come true was with breast augmentation.

Before making any decisions on to have my breast augmentation in Fort Lauderdale, I researched the Internet and read Web sites, articles, blogs, and even found some useful information on YouTube. Upon searching for Miami/Fort Lauderdale breast augmentation, I came across the name Dr. Wigoda and I was eager to look into his Web site. It was very important to me to read out about Dr. Wigoda’s education and training where, in addition, I found out that he has been awarded for his great work and also made media appearances. I was very impressed and called the office immediately to set up my free breast augmentation consultation.

Visiting Dr. Wigoda’s Aesthetics Institute was a pleasant experience. It is very clean, professional and everyone was very nice. Dr. Wigoda is very informative and addressed all my questions and concerns about breast augmentation very clearly. After this time spent with Dr. Wigoda, it was a simple decision to pick him as my surgeon for breast augmentation.

I made my breast augmentation appointment that same day and one week later I was back at the Fort Lauderdale Aesthetics Institute for my surgery.

The morning of my surgery was a little nerve racking but the staff and Dr. Wigoda was very comforting and caring. They prepared everything for my surgery and soon enough the anesthesia was kicking in and I fell asleep. The surgery went very smooth, and as I woke up, I was surprised that everything went so fast. My chest was a little sore and my breasts felt tight but I was feeling great!

Soon enough my husband took me home and I rested in bed for the rest of the day. That first night, I was a little uncomfortable because I had to sleep on my back, which I don’t really like – but I made it through and was able to get a good night sleep. On each one of the next two days I got a call from Dr. Wigoda who was checking up on my recovery. He also offered me his cell phone to contact him throughout the weekend with any concerns or questions.

The first week after my surgery was a very pleasant experience. I felt great. I was taking my medication and working through the rehabilitation series, which included lifting my arms every hour and avoiding lifting heavy objects so I would not strain my chest. I also have to add that I didn’t experience any serious pain – I only took four pain pills because of soreness and slight discomfort.  All in all, I felt great and got my stitches out after just a week.

Two weeks have already past since my surgery and I feel amazing. My breasts are still swollen but I couldn’t wait to wear my new bathing suit, so I went to the beach! For the next couple of weeks I’ll be seeing Dr. Wigoda once a week for a check up and I can’t wait for my final results.

I want to encourage anyone out there looking for Fort Lauderdale breast augmentation to visit Dr. Wigoda and trust upon him for your surgery.  He has done wonders for my body and I couldn’t be more pleased with my experience. For more information about Dr. Wigoda visit: www.doctorwigoda.com and follow this blog for my updates!