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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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.

Pre-Wedding Plastic Surgery Is On The Rise

In the not-so-distant past, getting married meant months of planning. These tedious months included
finding dresses, tuxedoes, location, flowers, and planning bridal party. Now, Fort Lauderdale plastic surgeons like Dr. Wigoda are reporting that many brides (and grooms) to be are adding Botox, liposuction, lip augmentation, and rhinoplasty to that list!

With more and more people hoping to be picture-perfect on their big day, Dr. Wigoda sees brides-to-be resorting to what were once considered extreme measures. Dr. Wigoda’s pre-wedding patients, whether male or female, have often already been thinking about cosmetic surgery and their impending nuptials are often simply at catalyst for them to make the decision to undergo cosmetic surgery.

“Typically, I see younger brides coming in for liposuction or breast augmentation a few months before the wedding. Brides in their 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s often come in for Botox or fillers. I also see family members, especially the mothers of the bride or groom, who come in for anything from injectables to facelifts.”

For more information about perfecting your look for your wedding day contact Dr. Wigoda for your free consultation today.

Fort Lauderdale Plastic Surgery Centers: How to Spot The Red Flags

With the increasing popularity of plastic surgery in the US, new “surgery centers” are appearing across South Florida with surprisingly low rates on popular procedures. Getting extremely affordable plastic surgery in Fort Lauderdale with an outpatient setting sounds like a dream right? Wrong.

These plastic surgery centers advertise “board certified” physicians and “exceptional facilities.” Often, neither is present on the premises. Typically, when encountering a discount “ cosmetic surgery center” patients experience something like this:

“These local plastic surgery centers advertise board certified physicians on staff; however, this it is not always the case. One surgeon out of the group may be certified and he or she usually performs the evaluation,” said The Aesthetics Institute owner, Dr. Paul Wigoda. “On surgery day however, the surgeon is not the same physician the patient met with and is usually not board certified.”

As far as South Florida plastic surgery centers are concerned, Dr. Wigoda stresses that they often have the bare minimum of equipment, poor sanitation, and lack proper credentials from the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF).

So, how can you spot the red flags?

•    Ask about your Doctor’s credentials and if he or she is board certified. If on the day of your surgery the doctor is not who you originally were evaluated by, leave and contact the Florida Board of Medicine to file a complaint.
•    Surgery consultations should never be done over the phone. Physicians need to evaluate you in person to determine how to treat you.
•    Proper hygiene and sanitation should always be employed. If the facilities seem dirty or dated, get out!
•    In general, excessive and overt advertising is always a red flag. Good surgeons rely on more traditional methods of patient recruitment including word-of-mouth referrals.

Most importantly, if you decide to have cosmetic surgery, do your research. Quality surgeons will be more than happy to answer questions and address concerns. Get referrals from past patients and be sure to evaluate your surgeon’s credentials.

The Aesthetics Institute Launches South Florida Beauty Blog

By Dr. Paul Wigoda
Plastic Surgeon and Owner of The Aesthetics Institute and Me Day Spa

Dr. Wigoda

Welcome to the first entry of the South Florida beauty blog. We are dedicated to providing the latest news and views on South Florida plastic surgery and day spa trends. As founder of The Aesthetic Institute and Me Day Spa, my goal is to educate consumers about the plastic surgery and beauty realm. Each week will feature an article one of my associates or myself, sharing some of the thoughts we feel are important to the beauty industry.
The Aesthetics Institute is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgery including breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lift, liposuction, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, facelift, brow lift, eyelid surgery, juvederm, radiesse, restylane, botox treatments, laser hair removal, spider vein treatments, and the “laser facial” wrinkle treatment.

Me Day Spa is located in Miami Beach, Florida and offers complete day spa services including hair styling, extensions, color, cuts, manicures, pedicures, and skin care including professional makeup, facials, glycolic treatments, mango peels, microdermabrasion as well as massage and medical spa services including laser hair removal, spider vein treatments, botox, fillers, and plastic surgery consultations.

As a physician, I have always believed in the golden rule – treat others as you would like to be treated – and you can expect that to relay in my practice. I pride myself in taking the time to get to know each one of my patients as well as possible, which includes learning the patient’s background, interests, and goals.

I encourage you to subscribe to this blog and dive into South Florida plastic surgery news.
If you are considering plastic surgery and are in the Fort Lauderdale area check out: www.drwigoda.com. Also, Miami and SoBe locals can request consultations at Me Day Spa in Miami Beach – come on in, get a pedicure, and lets talk plastic! For more information on Me Day Spa services visit: www.medayspa.com.