Video Testimonial: The Journey To Great Breasts Implants

How far should you go for painless breast implants? The approximate distance between Long Island, New York and Fort Lauderdale, Florida is 1,319.5 miles. While that may seem like quite a long way, Dr. Paul Wigoda’s patient believes no distance is too far to be in the right plastic surgery hands.

One day after plastic surgery

After traveling across the country for her breast implant procedure, one patient shares her story in this video testimonial below… just one day after surgery!

Dr. Wigoda, Fort Lauderdale plastic surgeon and painless breast implants specialist, consistently emphasizes the importance of extensive research when it comes to plastic surgeons. Often, potential patients make the mistake of searching for plastic surgeons only within their own city, or close to home. While this may seem convenient, it often severely narrows your options for finding the best possible plastic surgeon for your procedure.  And, in almost all cases, the price of a plane ticket and a short hotel stay is well worth your health and confidence in your results.

Perfect and Painless Plastic Surgery: Don’t be afraid to take a chance.

After many of her friends had their own breast augmentations done in New York, this patient was eager, but hesitant, to have her own procedure done. After hearing her friends complain of extreme pain or discomfort after their surgeries, she took to the internet and found Dr. Wigoda’s reviews for painless breast implants on his official plastic surgery website, Yelp and Google reviews and his YouTube channel, and was shocked at the difference in testimonials!

“Just hearing what my friend experienced compared to what I was reading online about Dr. Wigoda and watching video testimonials, I decided to do my surgery with him, and it was a great decision! I’m very happy!”

In 2013 alone, more than 90,000 breast augmentation procedures were done in the United States. With that number rapidly growing, competition for patients among surgeons is growing as well. It is a priority that you make sure you spare no expense in obtaining the best possible results for your money and regard your health as more important than a sale or cheap unsafe procedure.

This patient is a prime example of a smart plastic surgery patient. Although she paid for a plane ticket on top of the cost of the breast augmentation, she claims her results were well worth the travel expense.

“The same day of the surgery I woke up after napping and felt great! My parents and grandparents were shocked to see that I was just fine!”

She could even lift her arms all the way above her head just one day after her surgery, which she claims her friends in New York were unable to do for sometimes weeks after their own breast augmentations.

Going the extra mile for breast surgery is worth it… for the right plastic surgeon.

This patient took a chance and traveled across the country for her breast augmentation and highly recommends Dr. Wigoda’s painless breast implants. Whether you are a few miles away, a state away, or a country away, schedule a free consultation today. Go the extra mile.

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

incision decisions

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!

Dr. Paul Wigoda Reports Silicone Breast Implants Grow 72% in 2012

Faces are lifting, silicone breast implants are IN, skin is smoothing, Botox is booming and tummy tucking is far from flat, growing 70% in the last 12 years. The biggest bump Dr. Paul Wigoda noticed was the fact that 72% of breast implant surgeries in the United States used silicone implants; 28% used saline or sterile salt water implants.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has just released their 2012 annual statistics reporting the number and variety of plastic surgery procedures that were performed last year. The report, a virtual “state of the union” for plastic surgery profession, provides us with several interesting insights into trends in plastic surgery for the year.

“The fact that total U.S. cosmetic procedures were up last year is not surprising given that the economy is beginning to bounce back and these procedures are high on many people’s list of things to do with the extra income they are seeing.” says Dr. Paul Wigoda. Check the infographic below for increases in cosmetic procedures in relation to other important economic indicators, also on the rise.


Overall, cosmetic procedures in total were up a whopping 5%! The most popular procedures by volume were breast augmentation with 286,274 performed in 2012, followed by nose reshaping (242,684), eyelid surgery (204,015), liposuction (202,128), facelift (126,320) and tummy tuck (106,628).

Faces Lifting!

The biggest bump last year came in the form of facial rejuvenation procedures.

Here are some highlights:

 

  • Facelifts up by 6% from 2011

  • Eyelid Surgery up 4%

  • Microdermabrasion up 8% with 973,556 performed

  • Soft Tissue Fillers up by 5% with 1,988,767 performed

  • Botox and Dysport up 8% with 6,134,631 performed

Why so much focus on the face? The ASPS suggests “one has to assume that economic recovery and consumer confidence plays an important role… Another factor is people entering or re-entering the workforce at an older age, needing to compete with younger applicants. Having our appearance look as good as our experience and resumes… is a strong motivation.”

Other Notable Performers Include:

  • Breast Augmentation, up 35% from 2000

  • Calf Augmentation up 8% from 2011

  • Pectoral Implants up 6%

  • Upper Arm Lift up 3%

  • Tummy Tuck up 70% from 2000

Male Surgeries on the Rise

A clear indicator of the increase in male surgeries is in the treatment of male breast development or gynecomastia with an increase of 5% over last year. Says Dr. Paul Wigoda, “We have seen a marked increase in male procedures over the past several years, especially last year. Not just for gynecomastia but for facelift, eyelid lifts, pectoral augmentation, dermabrasion and nose reshaping. Plastic surgery is definitely no longer just for women.”

All in all, the ASPS reports prove that the state of the plastic surgery profession is very promising with further increases projected for next year. So, if you’ve been waiting for an economic turnaround to plan a cosmetic procedure, the time to schedule it is officially now. Come in for a free consultation with Dr. Wigoda and celebrate our improved economy!



Dr. Wigoda Shares Plastic Surgery Pricing Report

Plastic surgery pricing can be deceiving.” says Dr. Paul Wigoda. The cheapest plastic surgery is never the best and the most expensive plastic surgery might not be worth it. When it comes to picking a qualified plastic surgeon, Dr. Wigoda recommends not focusing solely on price. Do your research to make sure your provider has an outstanding safety record and that former patients have had positive experiences and outcomes at your chosen clinic. “Patients who make the mistake of choosing solely based on price, have found out the hard way that they may have to either live with a lousy result, or end up spending significantly more to get fixed. Unfortunately, it is nearly impossible to get as good a result the second time around compared to doing it right the first time. In addition, the patient has to deal with another recovery period and more time off of work, which means more money lost. One other thing to consider, is that with a quick recovery such as with my painless breast implant procedure, getting back to work sooner is a way of saving more money and should be considered when comparing prices”.

If you’ve tried to research plastic surgery pricing information you know it can be challenging Google reports that of the millions of searches regarding plastic surgery each year more than 10% seek pricing and cost information. Many physician’s website’s can be deceiving and not contain all the facts. Calling a plastic surgeon’s office is generally not much more helpful.  Without a live consultation, many doctors refuse to disclose even ballpark estimates.

“It is our goal is to offer the best service available and give our patients the best value in South Florida,” says Dr. Wigoda. “Although our prices are very competitive, we do not try to compete with plastic surgery “factories” that advertise deceptively low prices and offer gimmicks to lure innocent patients into their centers. Our intent is not to be the cheapest. Our priority is first and foremost patient safety, followed by the best possible cosmetic result and the patient experience including using revolutionary techniques to minimize pain and discomfort.”

Dr. Wigoda shares pricing averages for common plastic surgery procedures, region by region, and for the U.S. as a whole. All procedure prices were determined using data published by Board Certified Plastic Surgeons. The below infographic and spreadsheet contain the most accurate data released on plastic surgery procedure pricing to date.

In 2012 the top eleven plastic surgery procedures reported included:

1 Facelift $8409
2 Breast Augmentation (Silicone) $6500
3 Tummy Tuck $7187
4 Botulinum Injection (forehead) $305
5 Botulinum Injection (eyebrows) $298
6 Nose Reshaping $5981
7 Neck Lift $5916
8 Neck Liposuction $3176
9 Breast Reduction $7040
10 Thigh Liposuction $4697
11 Arm Lift $5657

Complete information on pricing by procedure and region is detailed in the infographic above and chart below.

 

West Midwest South Northeast U.S. Average
Botulinum injection – Forehead $330 $239 $378 $305
Brow Lift $4,478 $4,733 $4,644
Botulinum injection – Between Eyebrows $241 $450 $298
Upper Lid Lift $2,892 $3,700 $2,944 $3,344 $3,083
Botulinum injection – Around Eyes $235 $416 $286
Lower Lid Lift $3,400 $3,742 $3,104 $4,594 $3,601
Eyelash Growth $124 $116 $118
Nose Reshaping $5,229 $5,590 $6,226 $6,764 $5,981
Correction of Both Protruding Ears $4,134 $4,623 $5,775 $4,742
Correction of Both Split Earlobes $725 $734 $916 $816
Correction of Split Earlobe $400 $478 $574 $499
Facelift $8,530 $8,081 $8,169 $8,906 $8,409
Neck Lift $5,686 $6,155 $5,640 $5,916
Neck Liposuction $2,603 $3,086 $3,176
Arm Lift $5,659 $5,496 $5,657
Removal of Excess Breast Tissue $4,548 $4,939 $4,971
Arm Liposuction $3,815 $4,007 $4,030 $3,954
Breast Reduction $7,203 $6,854 $7,040
Breast Lift without Implants $5,661 $5,575 $5,821 $7,607 $6,040
Breast Enlargement (Silicone Implants) $6,140 $6,760 $6,006 $7,577 $6,443
Breast Enlargment (Saline Implants) $4,959 $4,910 $6,753 $5,390
Breast Lift and Enlargement (Silicone Implants) $8,702 $8,156 $9,916 $8,813
Breast Lift and Enlargement (Saline Implants) $7,508 $7,180 $7,615
Tummy Tuck – Traditional $6,911 $6,740 $8,550 $7,187
Tummy Tuck – Mini $5,521 $5,056 $5,536 $5,344
Liposuction of Abdominal Flank $4,142 $4,091 $4,482 $4,240
Fat Injections to Buttocks $8,330 $6,090 $6,562
Labiaplasty $3,417 $3,751 $3,450
Liposuction to Inner and Outer Thighs $4,735 $4,697 $4,697
Thigh Lift $5,944 $6,932 $6,833

This information was provided by BuildMyBod.com, of which Dr. Wigoda is a subscribing physician. You can see Dr. Wigoda’s BuildMyBod page with pricing information here.

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Painless Breast Implants by Dr. Wigoda in Florida

As demand for breast implants rises in Florida and beyond (a whopping 296,203 breast augmentations were performed on American women in 2010), Dr. Wigoda’s signature painless breast implant procedure has similarly risen in popularity among Florida women.

Thanks to Fort Lauderdale plastic surgeon Dr. Wigoda, getting a breast implant has now become virtually painless. On his Painless Breast Implants website www.painlessbreastimplants.com Dr. Wigoda has gathered testimonials of many women who took the plunge and couldn’t be happier with their results. Last summer, one patient even blogged about the experience from start to finish.

Most Florida women can resume normal activities within a day or two after surgery and feel virtually no pain. Dr. Wigoda’s technique is very atraumatic with a quick recovery and almost no pain. Over the years, Dr. Wigoda has perfected his technique using ten-plus years of South Florida plastic surgery experience to match the correct incision and implant to each patient. Each year over 350,000 women have breast augmentation surgery in the U.S. and Dr. Wigoda offers potential patiends behind-the-scenes access via his Facebook Page, YouTube Channel and Twitter feed.

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

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

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

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

Considering getting a breast augmentation in 2011? To learn more about Fort Lauderdale plastic surgery procedures, including Dr. Wigoda’s signature painlessbreastimplant procedure visit:http://www.drwigoda.com orhttp://www.painlessbreastimplants.com.

Plastic Surgery News from Dr. Wigoda: Cosmetic Procedures Rebounding with Economy

Paul Wigoda MD Plastic Surgery News - Cosmetic Procedure TrendsPaul Wigoda, M.D. agreed with TheAmerican Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASPS) when it predicted an uptick in elective plastic surgery procedures in 2011. New data released from the ASPS seems to reinforce the idea that increased consumer confidence in the economy translates into more plastic surgery: cosmetic procedures in 2010 jumped to 13.1 million, an increase of five percent.

The top five procedures performed in 2010:

Breast augmentation

Nose reshaping

Eyelid surgery

Liposuction

Tummy tuck

As the aging population continues to grow, so does the incidence of facelifts, as well as minimally invasive procedures such as Botox.

With nearly 11.6 million procedures in 2010, the top five minimally invasive procedures were:

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• Soft tissue fillers

• Chemical peel

• Laser hair removal

Microdermabrasion

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Breast Implants: No Pain, all Gain by Dr. Wigoda

Paul Wigoda, M.D. discusses cosmetic procedures; including his signature painless breast implants surgery in this video.

Dr. Wigoda has perfected this not-so-typical procedure over the years, using over a decade of South Florida plastic surgery experience to blend the methods of other respected cosmetic surgeons, perfect his own technique and match the correct incision, implant and procedure to every individual patient.

Each year over 350,000 women have breast augmentation surgery in the U.S., and Board-certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Paul Wigoda gives potential patients the chance to go behind the scenes via his YouTube channel, Facebook page and South Florida Plastic Surgery and Beauty Blog.

Plastic Surgery Chat Replay> Dr. Wigoda Hosts Live Health Chat with South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Board-certified plastic surgeon Paul Wigoda, M.D. answers consumer questions about plastic surgery.

Liposuction myths, plastic surgery protocol and nose job no no’s were welcome topics in an online forum when South Florida plastic surgeon Dr. Wigoda went digital with a South Florida Sun-Sentinel online health chat, answering common questions from consumers about plastic surgery. Last week Dr.Wigoda answered questions from consumers about everything they needed to know when considering plastic surgery.

Paul Wigoda MD on Sun Sentinel Health Chat

No stranger to digital media, Dr. Wigoda frequently reaches out to current and potential patients via his South Florida Plastic Surgery and Beauty Blog, Twitter feed, an active Facebook fan page and YouTube Channel.

“Breaking down the barriers of plastic surgery and helping distinguish the myths and the facts is a continuous educational process,” said Wigoda, whose practice is based in Fort Lauderdale. “I was thrilled to be presented with the opportunity to help so many people at once via the highly accredited and respected Sun-Sentinel’s reach.”

Some topics covered include: Shopping around for a good plastic surgeon, checking the background of a doctor and a surgery center, questions to ask the doctor beforehand, typical costs for various procedures, tricks and traps in advertised prices, what to look for in the contract, safety issues and risks of surgery, getting medical clearance from an independent physician in advance, realistic expectations for the results and what to do if something goes wrong.

A full transcript of the chat is available on the Health page of the Sun-Sentinel’s website.

About Dr. Wigoda
Paul Wigoda, M.D. is a Fort Lauderdale plastic surgeon and owner of The Aesthetics Institute. He is a board certified plastic surgeon and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Florida Medical Association, and the Broward County Medical Association. Dr. Wigoda specializes in Fort Lauderdale breast augmentation, breast reduction, painless breast implants, breast lift, liposuction, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, facelift, brow lift, eyelid surgery, Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane, Botox, laser hair removal, and spider vein treatments.

Paul Wigoda, M.D. Ft Lauderdale Location:
1404 E Broward Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
(954) 463-7088Miami Beach, FL 33139

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

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


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

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