Plastic Surgery: Rhinoplasty Patient Shares Her Journey On Instagram

Rhinoplasty patient opens up about the process of plastic surgery.

Jenny knew she wanted a nose job (otherwise known as rhinoplasty) before she was even a teenager. The 26-year-old healthcare professional from Miami decided after graduating college that she now had time to have the procedure. While she was hesitant to share details of other plastic surgery encounters she’d had previously, this time around she wants to share her story and help others who might be seeking similar procedures.

How One Patient Shares Searched and Found Her Answers Using Instagram

Jenny’s Rhinoplasty Plastic Surgeon Search

Jenny started her plastic surgery research where most people do, on Google. And in Miami, there are a lot of “plastic surgeons near me.”

She filtered them through by thoroughly looking at websites, researching if plastic surgeons were board certified and scouting for reviews of the surgeons.

She finally landed on Paul Wigoda, MD, who has been named one of America’s top surgeons by the Consumer Research Council of America, and who prides himself on pioneering the technique ‘painless breast implants.’

While she had a plastic surgery consultation with a plastic surgeon when she was a teen, Jenny wasn’t quite ready to take the leap at a young age. This time around, her only plastic surgery consultation was with Dr. Wigoda himself.

Instagram and Plastic Surgery

During her quest to seek plastic surgery, Jenny would look up hashtags on Instagram like #rhinoplasty or #nosejob. She searched out stories from real experiences to understand what the process would be like.

“As I did my searches for plastic surgeons, I also looked for, you know, real-life experience, with you know, having a rhinoplasty, and that’s how I ended up on Instagram because I would just search by hashtags.

She wanted to know what she was getting herself into. And she did. Pages with people sharing their stories of bruises and blood – the ugly side of plastic surgery – showed up in her searches. “It’s not a simple before and after,” she said.

And that’s what inspired Jenny to share her own process on her own Instagram feed. She even started a countdown before the rhinoplasty.

“I was hesitant about it because my nose was always my biggest insecurity…but I’m like, you know what this nose is going to be gone very soon so let’s do this,” she said about deciding to share her rhinoplasty plastic surgery journey on social media.

Jenny previously had a breast augmentation, but never discussed her procedure. “Although I never discussed it, there were some people that noticed, and they would actually ask me about it behind the scenes.”

 

Before, During, + After Rhinoplasty

This is what convinced Jenny to start talking about the good, the bad, and the ugly about her rhinoplasty. She wanted to be a source of knowledge and experience people could go to if they had questions. She wanted to give back like other Instagrammers had done for her when she was curious of the truth behind a “nose job.”

The Before

Dr. Wigoda kept her in the loop about everything.

While she doesn’t like needles, Jenny said she always felt safe.

“I was in good hands, I felt comfortable. Scared, but comfortable.”

And Dr. Wigoda prepped her for the after too – like keeping frozen peas around.

The After

Jenny didn’t have any pain, just discomfort. Her bruising went away quickly, and other than occasionally waking up, she was able to sleep.

“It was a rough recovery but they gave me everything I needed to make it as smooth as possible,” Jenny said about Dr. Wigoda.

Her cast came off eight days after surgery.

“Once that cast comes off on day eight, I was like here we go, like nothing happened. So it was nice, it was nice to just be able to go back to work and people weren’t like, “Hey what happened to you?” Jenny said.

Her Advice to You

Do a lot of thorough research. That’s Jenny’s number one advice.

Living in Miami, she said she hears a lot of stories of surgeries going wrong. She advises to not go to a doctor just because you hear a lot about them and instead rely on your own independent research.
She also advises making sure the plastic surgeon is board-certified and qualified.

Her last piece of advice is to seek out any bad reviews of doctors, especially if those reviews concern safety. She said she purposefully looked for bad reviews of Dr. Wigoda, but never found anything that jumped out at her.

Plastic surgery is a controversial subject that most people feel uncomfortable talking about. But with the rise of social media and people like Jenny sharing their plastic surgery stories, it’s easier and easier to understand that these procedures are safe and life changing so that everyone can feel beautiful in their own skin.

To learn more about Jenny, check out her Instagram page.

Are you interested in learning more about Rhinoplasty? Contact Dr. Wigoda today for a free plastic surgery consultation.

 

Images: Instagram/MissJennyM_

 

Plastic Surgery Trends of 2012: Shhh…Botox is the New Mani and Men Love Plastic Surgery

Starting the anti-aging process early as a preventive measure is always a more successful path than trying to reverse the signs of aging, reports Dr. Paul Wigoda. The 2012 stats prove that men and women are on the same page. When Marie Claire writer Aleksandra Crapanzano asked, “Is it uncouth to show up with fine lines?,” ASPS posted an article considering Botox as the new manicure for today’s 40-year-old.

While the invitees of some intermittent dinner party groups are getting older, their faces are not. The previously required manicure and salon blowout no longer make the cut in some social groups. Instead, a Botox or injectable treatment is the new get-ready routine.

They key, as ASPS points out in Botox may be the most popular procedure, but sometimes it’s a secret, is not to look younger but to maintain their good looks. In fact, one physician notes that even husbands are unaware of their wives’ tiny procedures.

One reason for this shift over the years from facial plastic surgery to less-costly, nonsurgical options, such as Botox, has been shown to be the economy – although long-lasting results were shown to be a higher priority than cost and immediacy of results, according a survey published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

While survey respondents reported delaying major procedures due to economic factors, it seems the injectable industry’s reputation is thriving, even spilling over to create false hopes for poker players who don’t realize that Botox was not created to nor will it really affect their ability to convey emotions.

Along with surgeon-supported “less is more” approach to maintaining youth and good looks earlier, rather than reversing aging later, plastic surgeons are seeing more male clients. Men are no longer just sneaking their wive’s and girlfriend’s beauty products in the bathroom. They’re buying professional anti-aging products and professional cosmetic services and procedures.

According to ASPS’s Hello Handsome: Male plastic surgery and skincare trends, the percentage of male clients that account for plastic surgery procedures has risen 121 percent in the past 15 years. The top five procedures for men include rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, facelifts, liposuction and male breast reductions.

Meanwhile, the overall percentage of plastic surgery procedures has increased by 197 percent in the past 15 years. In fact, 9.2 million plastic surgery procedures were performed in 2011.

Have you ever wondered if you were too young for Botox? Do you want to know exactly how it can help you maintain your looks now or smooth out a few fines lines that have developed in the past couple of years? Dr. Wigoda can provide professional medical advice and address concerns such as the misnomer “Pokertox” expectation.

 

 

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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Paris Hilton’s Nose Job: Celebrity Rhinoplasty Gone Wrong

She is one of the world’s most photographed women, but is her face truly a work of perfection?

While never admitting to having any sort of cosmetic surgery procedure like rhinoplasty, many celeb-watchers have always speculated that Paris Hilton’s looks are not “au naturel.”

Dr. Wigoda has reviewed some photos of young Paris Hilton compared with current photos of the heiress, and here’s what he had to say.
“When looking at Paris Hilton, its clear she has had at least one rhinoplasty. In my opinion, she went from having an attractive, normal appearing nose, to one that looks overdone. It is too narrow in the bridge area and the tip now looks like its hanging.

I would be curious to know if she can breathe well through her nose. She is a good example of two things: one, a smaller nose is not necessarily more attractive (and definitely not more functional) and two, just because you can afford to have cosmetic surgery, doesn’t mean you should have it done.

I prefer her “before” nose to her “after.” Too often, cosmetic surgeons have over-resected tissue in noses, trying to make them too narrow or too small. This makes the nose look operated on, unnatural, and unattractive.

Frequently, the nasal walls can collapse when the patient breathes in, making it difficult to breathe. Patients then require a reconstructive procedure to build their nose back up so they can breathe normally again.”

For more information on cosmetic surgery in Fort Lauderdale, see Dr. Wigoda’s Rhinoplasty FAQ’s.

Fort Lauderdale Cosmetic Procedures Increase in Popularity Among Men

“Dude, Where’s my Botox?”

Men and cosmetic surgery, an unlikely pair? Not so much.

Fort Lauderdale plastic surgeon, Dr. Wigoda of the Aesthetics Institute says, “About 20 percent of my patients are male.”

The Fort Lauderdale/Miami plastic surgeon offers pectoral implant surgery and sees male patients for a variety of cosmetic procedures.
“Men come to my office interested in everything from nose jobs to injectables,” said Dr. Wigoda.

According to the 2007 cosmetic surgery trends study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Wigoda is not alone by noticing an increase in male cosmetic surgery.  Statistics show the number of American men enduring a little “nip and tick” is on the rise.

The top 4 cosmetic procedures for men in 2007 were:

•    Rhinoplasty (nose jobs)
•    Eyelid surgery
•    Liposuction
•    Male breast reduction

After all, looking good isn’t gender specific.