Plastic Surgery and Age: What You Need To Know

The Today Shows Plastic Surgery week: Plastic Surgery and Age- What You Need To Dr Wigoda

As many of you avid television watchers may know, The Today Show did a week-long special on plastic surgery last week. Among the topics covered on the show was what each age bracket should know in terms of what will happen to your body, and what you can do enhance or hide it.

Age has been a trending topic this year with regards to plastic surgery. We’ve been hot on the debate about how young is too young for plastic surgery?, and now we want to know what Dr. Paul Wigoda, MD thinks about what you can do as you get older!

Dr. Wigoda, a board-certified plastic surgeon, brings years of plastic surgery on patients of all ages to the table. We asked him to set the record straight and give us some opinions on the facts being reported.  

In Your 30s:

Here are some of the tips The Today Show gives for patients in their 30s on what they can expect:

  • As you transition from 20s to 30s, prevention is KEY! It’s crucial to start thinking about what you can do to avoid developing lines, wrinkles or crow’s feet.
  • Focusing on anti-aging routines can sustain a youthful look and delay the need for surgery. Small procedures are encouraged at this age, and as always, apply sunscreen regularly to preserve the skin.
  • Lines and wrinkles become most noticeable around the eyes, mouth and forehead.
  • Just getting started? Try Botox, Dysport, Xeomin or fillers to prevent lines.
  • If you’re struggling with heavy under-eye bags, NewBeauty recommends blepharoplasty. It’s a quick procedure with little time needed for recovery. It costs roughly $1500-$3500 and ranges from 1-3 hours.

Dr. Wigoda Says: “30s are a little too young to have your lower eyelids done. I would say the average is the late 40s and 50s.” You heard it right, make sure you are not spending over $1500 on a procedure that you may not need for another 10 to 20 years! However, if you are ready and eager to get something done, check out Dr. Wigoda’s Botox page and set up your free consultation!

In Your 40s:

Next up, we have the 40s! This age range is when many begin to consider some sort of plastic surgery or non-invasive procedure. This is the ideal age to be very aware of what will actually be beneficial and safe, and what will just burn a hole in your pocket and lead to complications! The Today Show stresses those in their 40s to be aware of:

  • Aging becomes apparent in this stage of your life — sun damage is more pronounced and the after-effects of having children start to take a toll on your body.
  • As your face begins to lose fat, dry spots may appear as well as wrinkles that come as a result of summer days in the sun.
  • Nasolabial folds (those lines from your nose to your mouth) become deeper and alter the shape of your face — changing it from round to square. For these, injectables make all the difference. They take fat from where you don’t want it via liposuction and put it where it is deficient, according to NewBeauty. Injectable procedures can cost anywhere from $1500-$3500, take 1-3 hours and entail 5-14 days of recovery.
  • Cellulite also worsens — estrogen levels decrease and fat builds in areas naturally most affected by cellulite. Although there’s no permanent remedy for cellulite, NewBeauty recommends massage techniques, heat to stimulate collagen (Accent) and Cellulaze, a surgery performed to reduce the bands. Cellulaze is roughly $5000-$7000, takes about 1-2 hours and requires 1-2 days for recovery.

Dr. Wigoda says: “Injectables cost about $650-$950 per syringe and most patients only need one syringe. Also, the actual procedure only takes about five to ten minutes and there is virtually no recovery period.” It is very important you be aware that you are not being overcharged for procedures. Also, do the research and read customer reviews and testimonials. Dr. Wigoda prides himself on painless procedures with minimal to no pain and recovery time. If a surgeon is telling you something will hurt or take longer than it should to heal, make sure you do your research on the procedure and that particular doctor!

“I think these cellulite procedures work less effectively than advertised. The procedures that are completely non-invasive are a waste of money as far as I am concerned. Whether the procedure is heating or cooling the fat/cellulite, it is a waste.” There is VERY little evidence to show that non-invasive cellulite procedures work for permanent results. Often, results only last for a matter of hours due to the cellulite tightening, not actually going away.

In Your 50s and 60s:

  • You may be experiencing some saggy skin, most notably in the neck and facial area. Fillers, injectables and other non-invasive treatments are not the way to go, though. Surgically removing it (with a facelift) is the only option.
  • Facelifts are said to make you look 10 years younger. According to NewBeauty, it helps to restore the natural curvature of the face, while also making it appear firmer. It comes at a hefty cost —procedures range from $4000-$25,000, last 3-6 hours and require 10-14 days of recovery.
  • Loose skin in the neck area can be easily removed with a neck lift. It can also be pretty pricey — between $3500 – $10,000 for 1-3 hour procedure with 7-14 days of recovery.

Dr. Wigoda says: “Patients in this age range definitely are candidates for fillers and Botox. However, these don’t tighten the neck or face skin. They can camouflage areas that are aging so they look more youthful.” One of the most important parts of plastic surgery is to make sure you are informed of what exactly is happening/being done to your body. Make sure you have a surgeon that will communicate with you and answer all of your questions. If you don’t know what to ask, check out these five important questions to ask about Botox!

No matter your age, you are never too young or too old to be informed! If you are considering any of these surgical or non-invasive procedures or have any questions about aging and what you can do to look your best, contact Dr. Wigoda for an honest assessment and  free plastic surgery consultation!

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Desire for Cosmetic Surgery Rises 200%

10 Plastic Surgery Motivators and Cosmetic Surgery Trends

Droopy Eyes and Crows Feet Blues? 87% of women have a complex about at least one body part.

“I’d look so great if my eyelids weren’t drooping or if these crows feet weren’t so noticeable.” Sound familiar? We all have those one or two features that we feel age us prematurely or don’t fit our features and want to correct. Really, you’re not alone. According to a recent RealSelf cosmetic surgery study, a staggering 87% of US women currently report being unhappy with at least one body part.

The survey of more than 5,000 women showed that the desire to fix what they deem “problem areas” is fueling the trend to seek help from a cosmetic surgeon, and consultations have risen by more than 200%. But who is actually opting for the procedures and why now?

A Stitch of Plastic Surgery: Age Is Nothing But A Number

One may assume that plastic surgery for the Gen X and Baby Boomer generations are more common, and while that may be true regarding wrinkles and facelifts, the younger groups are opting for elective procedures like breast implants, rhinoplasty, and body sculpting.

The study found that 86% of women ages 25-34 are likely to change a body part using plastic surgery. That number drops dramatically at age 45 so it appears that acceptance comes with age.

Cosmetic Surgery Media & Medical Influences

The increase in plastic surgery for Generation Y can also be attributed to the ongoing pop culture obsession with body image. Flawless celebrities, reality television shows with plastic surgery competitions, and the selfie obsession can all be factored into the equation.

On the other hand, medical advancements and transparencies and even the way we gather our information could be allowing people to commit to cosmetic changes with less concerns. A whopping 61% of people researching procedures use the Internet as their primary source so they are able to do as much research as they want and fact check on their own. The added knowledge of the procedures and advancements also makes the patient more confident in their doctor and less concerned about risks.

According to People.com, the RealSelf study seems to prove that the hush-hush stigma surrounding plastic surgery is slowly dissipating and Dr. Wigoda agrees. As surgery becomes more mainstream, millions of women who passed on plastic surgery in the past are coming out of hiding and pursuing the procedures they’ve been wanting for years.

Plastic Surgery Motivators

If one in five women are planning on actually pursuing cosmetic surgery, and one in three have thought about it but are undecided, we have to consider why this desire has increased. The study found that 65% of women consider a procedure because they will feel more comfortable with themselves. Other motivators to consider surgery included a milestone life event such as career changes, marital status change, and significant birthdays.

After they undergo a procedure respondents have listed their top expected outcomes as:

  1. Self-esteem

  2. Overall confidence level

  3. Overall happiness

  4. Comfort having your photo taken

  5. How you look when clothed

  6. How you look when minimally dressed/naked

  7. Your opinion of your sex appeal

  8. Comfort posting pictures on social media

  9. Confidence when center of attention

  10. Sex life

Not surprisingly, they were dead on in their assumptions with the rankings of the actual impact of cosmetic surgery being almost identical.

So, in short, cosmetic surgery is no longer taboo and more women are opting for procedures to enhance their beauty… would you? How would you fill in the blanks? I would look great if my ____________ (was/were) ____________.

Got it? Good. Now contact Dr. Wigoda for your complementary virtual or in-person consultation to discuss your options and how you can look your best this year!

[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.

Cosmetic Surgeons and Plastic Surgeons: What’s the Difference?

Plastic surgery. Cosmetic surgery. What’s the difference? Dr. Paul Wigoda explains.

cosmetic or plastic surgeons?Whether you call it cosmetic surgery or plastic surgery, it really doesn’t matter. The point is that it’s always good to know the difference. Cosmetic procedures only deal with improving appearance whereas plastic surgery may refer to a cosmetic or reconstructive procedure. While incorrectly referring to cosmetic surgery as plastic surgery or visa versa won’t get you a slap on the wrist, knowing the difference between cosmetic and plastic surgeons can mean the difference between satisfactory and exceptional results and more, so pay close attention.

 

 

Cosmetic Surgeons Are Not The Same As Plastic Surgeons

While many plastic surgeons, like Dr. Wigoda,  are trained in and do cosmetic procedures along with reconstructive surgery, doctors who advertise strictly as cosmetic surgeons often have no formal training in cosmetic.

Legally,  doctors with the following specialties can do cosmetic procedures and call themselves cosmetic surgeons:

  • Dermatology
  • Family practice
  • Gynecology
  • General surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • And more

But here’s the thing:  While these doctors spent a lot of time training to graduate from their original specialty, they typically spend significantly less time training to become an actual cosmetic surgeon.

Why Choose Plastic Surgeons For Cosmetic Procedures?

Piece of mind, for one thing.

Plastic surgeons, like Dr. Wigoda, come with the following credentials:

  • 4 years of college
  • 4 years of medical school
  • 3-7 years of surgical residency
  • 2-3 years of plastic surgery residency
  • Certification through the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Cosmetic surgeons, who were probably trained in a different specialty, most likely have not completed the same amount of years of surgical residencies (if any). Plastic surgeons’ training gives them the knowledge and experience to reduce or minimize the appearances of scars from surgery and have a better understanding of complications that can occur and what to do in the event that they do.

Worst Case Scenarios – what if a complication occurs?

Like pregnancies, weight loss, and pretty much everything in life, every case is different. Remember, if you choose a cosmetic surgeon to do your procedure, the fact that they may have done that specific procedure many times already doesn’t guarantee that they will necessarily know what to do if a complication develops or your case may be more difficult than the average person.

Let’s use facelifts as our cosmetic surgery example. The most common significant complication of a facelift is a hematoma – a collection of blood under your skin that develops from a bleeding vessel. It occurs in 1-5% of facelifts. If you get a hematoma you may have to go back to the operating room to remove the blood collection. Will a less trained doctor (a) recognize the complication or (b) be able to perform the operation? What about anesthetic risks from either intravenous sedation or general inhalant anesthesia? Does the cosmetic surgeon have hospital privileges in case of an emergency?

Another facelift complication, perhaps the most dreaded, is an injury to the facial nerve. Luckily, this complication is rare and usually resolves with time (anywhere from a few days to a year for the nerve to recover) but it can be permanent if the nerve is cut. The most common injury is to the branch of the nerve which allows you to smile, but you can also lose abilities with other facial expressions like frowning, kissing, etc. Can you imagine if the mother of a bride comes in so as to appear more youthful in the family photos but then can’t even smile on the big day?

Other potential complications with this procedure are uncommon but can include infection, loss of skin, unattractive scars, asymmetry, pulling the earlobe down, and deep scar formation. A well-trained surgeon will be experienced with avoiding these types of complications.

The fact is, there are so many qualified board-certified plastic surgeons, why would you want to go to a less qualified doctor when your health and body are at risk?

If you would like to further discuss the cosmetic surgeon and plastic surgeon qualifications or schedule a free consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon, contact Dr. Wigoda here.

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!

 

3 Plastic Surgery Tips Every Couple Should Know Before Going Under the Knife

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He says lipo, she says REALLY?!

Although plastic surgery is typically something my patients choose to do for themselves, it’s important to discuss it with your loved ones before going under the knife.

Recently, a young mother underwent multiple surgeries to look like Jennifer Lawrence and what stood out to me the most from the article is that her husband was not as enamored with the celebrity as much as his wife was, however, he said “it’s totally her choice.”

Not all couples are that OK with their loved ones having elective plastic surgery though. In my experience, the significant other typically knows about the surgery and claims they are neutral about the procedure but other times they are against it and even argue in my office during the consultation.  To get your spouse, family and friends on board, here are three things to discuss with your spouse before plastic surgery.

Tell them why you want plastic surgery

“I’ve always hated my nose” or “I want to get rid of these frown lines” isn’t going to cut it. I guarantee they will respond with “Honey, you’re beautiful the way you are and I love you no matter what.” After all, if they’ve been with you since before your plastic surgery then it clearly doesn’t bother them the way it does you.

Instead of a generic response, try getting to the heart of why you want to do a procedure. “Having this plastic surgery surgery will help me feel more confident” or “I want what I see in the mirror to reflect how youthful I feel” is a much stronger argument. Knowing the reasoning behind why you want plastic surgery could help your loved ones understand and hopefully accept your decision more.

Show them you’ve done your research

The thing is, whether it’s elective plastic surgery or an emergency, surgery is surgery and your partner will worry about you. There are risks with any procedure and their concern is completely understandable but if you are a smart plastic surgery patient and do your research, then sharing your findings can help them overcome this worry. Not only will you want to give them information regarding the safety of the plastic surgery procedure in question such as risks, percentage and types of complications, etc., but also you need to show them you’ve researched your surgeon and their qualifications.

Meet the doctor!

Your significant other now knows the deeper reason as to why you want plastic surgery and that you’ve done your research on safety but they still might have some objections because they don’t understand exactly will happen during your procedure.

I highly recommend that, if you’re comfortable with it, you bring them to your consultation. If they missed the initial consultation scheduling a second one just for them to join could mean the world to them. You’re telling them that you understand and respect their concerns and want them to feel as comfortable as you are about the procedure.

Bringing them to a plastic surgery consultation will allow them to learn the details of the procedure directly from an experienced source as well as give them the opportunity to ask as many questions as they need. It also lets them meet your surgeon prior to the procedure, giving them confidence in who will be performing it. This interaction with the surgeon should give your significant other the impression that “I know you’re leaving your loved one in my hands and I will take care of them.”

So the takeaways here are, at a minimum, spouses, significant others, or family should at least discuss the procedure with each other at length before the surgery and preferably, have your partner come in for at least the final consultation so that everyone understands what the plan is, what the possible complications are, the recovery process and more. In that way, it will be a much more pleasant experience than one where people secretly undergo procedures, which creates stress and tension afterward, sometimes even leading up to divorce after plastic surgery.

I now pronounce you patient and doctor!

If you’re considering plastic surgery and want to get your life partner, boyfriend, girlfriend, or best friend on board, contact Dr. Wigoda today for a free consultation. With zero lawsuits, disciplinary actions, major complications and patient deaths, we’re sure your spouse will feel confident in your decision choosing Dr. Wigoda as your surgeon.

Labiaplasty and Butt Lifts On the Rise in 2014

There is an upward trend in both labiaplasty and buttock augmentation surgeries underlined by recent findings by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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Last year’s statistics reported that cosmetic procedures were up five percent from the previous year, the most popular procedures including breast implants and various facial procedures. This year, the trend continues and cosmetic procedures are on the rise however, the procedures seeing the most growth include two that fall below the belt.

 

Labiaplasty procedures saw an increase of 44 percent over the past year and buttock augmentation procedures increased by 58 percent. While these cosmetic procedures only represent a small portion of plastic surgery overall, their growth demonstrates a definitive trend.

 

Butt Lifts and Vagina Plastic Surgery: Why Go Below?

Candidates for labiaplasty include women who experience elongated labial tissue due to recent pregnancy, weight loss, menopause, hereditary conditions, the natural aging process, or other factors. This very common condition among women can result in discomfort, pain or self-consciousness and can be effectively reconstructed without harming surrounding tissues or affecting sexual sensation. Labiaplasty can result in one feeling more comfortable while wearing certain types of clothing, simply walking, exercising and engaging in sexual intimacy.

 

While some opt for labiaplasty to increase comfort, the procedure can also be performed to increase positive body image. Today’s grooming trends revolve around a silky smooth look. Underarms, legs, bikini lines and even full pubic hair elimination are achievable through laser hair removal. As a result of this popular style, women are paying more attention to the appearance of the lower region and wish to enhance their image.

 

Bums are Back!

Buttock augmentation has also gained a lot of interest and is seeing growth which is believed to continue. From the moment Pippa Middleton stepped onto the red carpet at the Royal Wedding, bums were back in. Her made-by-Zumba figure inspired a Facebook page, a lift in padded underwear sales and even a plastic surgery named after her!

 

The desire for buttock augmentation can be attributed to curvaceous celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Eva Mendes and Scarlett Johansson, who are inspiring people to go for the va-va-voom bombshell look rather than solely believe that thin is in. The procedure consists of fat grafting, or taking fat from unwanted areas, and transferring it to the posterior allowing for the surgeon to shape and mold the buttock.

 

This procedure has also been considered medically beneficial. Both males and females with desk jobs can encounter discomfort after sitting for extended periods of time. The additional padding and reshaping of the buttock allows people to sit comfortably and may help them maintain better posture and can reduce back pain.

 

When considering plastic surgery, it is paramount to seek out the services of a board-certified doctor versus someone whom you discovered online. If you are interested in buttock augmentation or other plastic surgery procedures, come in for a free consultation from board certified Dr. Paul Wigoda.

If you are interested in vagina plastic surgery, Dr. Paul Wigoda may provide you with a reference.

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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Ringing in the New Year for a New You with Plastic Surgery from Ft Lauderdale’s Dr. Wigoda

Deck the halls with plastic surgery in South Florida – another year in the books and time to start formulating our New Year’s resolutions. Where did the time go? It’s 2013…and counting! Another year passes, so the inevitable aging process continues to be a damper on our Champagne toasts, if we can even stay up past midnight to be with friends or watch the ball drop on TV (R.I.P.  to the ageless Dick Clark, presumably a loyal cosmetic surgery enthusiast).
Every January, we hear it’s time to start focusing on a New Year, a New You. These days, it’s become commonplace to develop a “New You” through plastic surgery. Will we enroll in a gym membership? Start that infamous diet? Quit smoking? Well, whatever the case, we are seeking ways to improve our look and feel better and younger in the New Year.  Locally in South Florida, hundreds of patients are turning to the personal care and professionalism of Dr. Paul Wigoda.
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Whether we have the time and wherewithal to undergo a surgery like breast augmentation, facelifts or liposuction or we opt for non-invasive procedures like Botox or laser hair removal, there are numerous safe and affordable options to give us a better look and freshen up for another year ahead.

The holidays are ideal for undergoing cosmetic surgery for several reasons. Many have vacation time from work and thus can afford to take a few weeks for the procedure and recovery. People like to heal outside the public eye and often undergo plastic surgery over the holidays to fly under the radar. People spend money in December on friends and family, yet oftentimes, opt to treat themselves. In the short term, we strive to look good for that New Year’s Party or kick off the New Year fresh and rejuvenated; therefore, plastic surgery and self-improvement procedures often double or triple around the holidays.

For instance, Botox can take years off your life in a matter of days.  Some patients have confessed to scheduling procedures in December due to their health insurance policy’s deductible being met and if a particular elective procedure is covered, what a great way to round out the year! Besides, some of those “run of the mill” New Year’s resolutions are all good preparation for cosmetic surgery procedures. Excess weight loss is a common goal, but skin can only be stretched so far or we can only control so much, so liposuction or facelifts have optimal results if weight loss is already underway. The sooner one weans down on the cigarettes, the less dehydration to the skin and the safer and better the outcome and the faster healing and less scarring from a cosmetic procedure.

Surgical procedures can change one’s life and transform a whole new you, but a facelift or tummy tuck takes time to heal so the holiday season avails a couple weeks away from co-workers or the social scene. Anti-aging skincare regimens are a less-invasive popular trend, especially given today’s stress of the economy, raising a family and trying to maintain an active lifestyle. “Beauty is in the details” and with today’s technology, it makes sense to minimize our wrinkles and rejuvenate our skin with image-enhancing fillers, Botox and dermabrasion. Then give those lips a boost just in time for that kiss under the mistletoe with Injectable fillers.

Interested in taking the first step and finding out more ways to look and feel younger, consult board-certified Dr. Paul Wigoda for a professional, South Florida plastic surgeon you can trust. For more information, visit http://www.drwigoda.com/.

Dr Wigoda Plastic Surgery Trends: Couples Getting His and Hers Nip and Tuck

 

Fort Lauderdale Plastic Surgeon Dr. Paul Wigoda is a trend watcher when it comes to his patients: Couples going under the knife together and having plastic surgery together. Four kids and 18 years of marriage result in – Tummy tucks for her and chin lifts for him.

Nowadays, couples are embarking on a new chapter of their relationship by going under the knife together – undergoing plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures together.

There have even been some cases where married couples do away with the jewelry and fragrance and exchange cosmetic surgery procedures over the holidays! Additionally, it’s more affordable, accessible and acceptable these days. If Brangelina and the Beckhams can get work done, why can’t any household couple?

Doctors are seeing this new trend of husbands and wives undergoing procedures simultaneously to rejuvenate their bodies and alleviate some of the stress of work, aging and parenthood. You may have noticed a growing trend in consumer advertising geared toward men’s skin care and health and beauty and these men are more receptive than ever to cosmetic surgery. In the United States, there has been an 88% increase in male plastic surgery since 1997. In 2010, men underwent 1.1 million cosmetic procedures, both non-invasive and surgical.
Marriage and parenthood can take a toll emotionally and physically. A mother of multiple children will never feel as beautiful and pure as she did before. So mothers are craving the benefits of a painless tummy tuck. And gentlemen know the old adage, “A happy wife equals a happy life!” So the men who may have gained some extra pounds over the years or developed man boobs are open to plastic surgery procedures like liposuction or pectoral augmentation.

Getting older isn’t always fun – we gain weight, excess skin comes out of nowhere, wrinkles come out of the woodwork, stress sets in and our perception of our appearance wanes with every glance in the mirror. In recent years, couples are taking a spin on a new adventure by going under the knife together. Consider it relationship building (or rebuilding) to an extreme. However, don’t we want to look good for our spouse for years to come? We want to vacation together, live a healthy lifestyle and feel youthful and energized forever. Whether minimally-invasive procedures like Botox, laser removal and fillers or face lifts and liposuction, a few weeks of healing lead to a happier and more invigorated life for years to come and help couples rediscover that spark from the good old days.

The first step is to visit a board-certified plastic surgeon you feel comfortable with and who will evaluate and recommend the optimal procedures for you. Interested in getting a consultation and finding out more ways to look and feel younger, consult Dr. Wigoda for a professional, renown plastic surgeon you can trust. For more information, visit http://www.drwigoda.com/.