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 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

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My Lab Results From Blood Work Came Back: I’m Pregnant!

With my painless breast implant surgery by Dr. Wigoda just days away, I’m dreaming about getting all new Victoria Secret’s bras…until I check my iPhone. Waking up to a series of missed calls, text messages and emails from my doctor just two days after getting blood work done is not a fun feeling. I thought either I’m dying, or someone is dead. Cancer, or a brain tumor for sure…

As it turns out, my doctor tells me I am four to five weeks pregnant!

Joy…F-ing PREGNANT! It was one of those life-changing moments where I felt every ounce of blood draining rapidly from my body. This was not the news I am planning to hear days before my breast implant surgery, and after I’ve mentally decided my days of having more babies are history.

Seriously? I go from buying new sexy demi bras to nursing bras?

After having a mind-erasing day at my Ob-Gyn, getting more tests done and being sent home with prenatal vitamins, the call comes at the end of the day: “Sorry, it must have been a lab error, you are not pregnant!” my doctor tells me.

I go straight to a bar and order a tequila shot. Tomorrow is a new day; my breast implant surgery with Dr. Paul Wigoda is back on. So is my cruise in December. So is my boyfriend’s vasectomy.

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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.

Heidi Klum No Plastic Surgery Necessary

She’s not called Heidi “the body” for nothing.

At 35, Heidi Klum is truly one of the most beautiful women in the world – and according to Dr. Wigoda she is definitely an all-natural beauty. Known to credit her good genes for her appearance, German-born Heidi certainly has her parents to thank for giving her the supermodel looks we all idolize.

Here’s what South Florida plastic surgeon, Dr. Wigoda has to say:

“Obviously, it is difficult to come up with anything less than positive to say when looking at one of the world’s most beautiful women. From a cosmetic surgery standpoint, she has no flaws to fix.

She has perfectly smooth skin in the forehead, glabella, and crow’s feet region. There is no way to know if this is good genes or if she has had Botox, but I suspect it is mostly genetic. Her jaw line is perfect. She has no jowls and the skin is taut throughout.

Looking at her eyelids, there is no skin laxity in the upper or lower lids and no fatty bags in the lower lids. She is still relatively young, though. At 35, women with good genes who take care of themselves (don’t smoke, avoid sun exposure, eat healthy, etc) often don’t need to have any work done, although some will have Botox more as a preventative treatment than to eliminate existing wrinkles.”

Seal is one lucky guy!


Sylvester Stallone’s Celebrity Plastic Surgery

The man who played the “People’s Champ” may have decided to erase all those years in the ring with some plastic surgery. Sylvester is well over 60 years old, but doesn’t seem to be aging that much — a telltale sign that a celebrity has had plastic surgery. Well, at least, Dr. Wigoda thinks so.

Take a look at the video and pictures below to see if Sly is still the “Italian Stallion.”

For more information about Dr. Wigoda and The Aesthetics Institute please call: (954) 463-7088 

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: 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: