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/.

Brains and Beauty: Migraine Patients can now Consider Botox as Treatment

Chronic migraine sufferers are now able to smooth wrinkles and cure migraines at the same time, says the FDA. Chronic migraines are characterized by lasting at least four hours on fifteen or more days each month.

Botulinum toxin, or Botox, is best known for treating wrinkles by temporarily blocking signals from nerve endings to muscles. Botox is most commonly used to relax forehead lines, crow’s feet (lines around the eye) and frown lines.The April 2011 issue of More magazine explains how this treatment works for migraine patients; essentially preventing pain signals from reaching nerve endings in the tissue surrounding the brain.

More than 28 million Americans suffer from migraines each year. The recent FDA approval allows physicians to use Botox to treat those suffering at least 15 days each month. Around 31 Botox injections are administered around the head and neck every 12 weeks.

Botox has not been shown to be effective for those who suffer migraines less than 14 days out of the month, or other headaches such as tension headaches. Headache sufferers must consult their doctor to determine if Botox is an appropriate treatment for their condition.

Dr. Wigoda has performed thousands of Botox injections to South Florida patients; he has also previously commented on the hot topic from celebrity Botox such as Kim Kardashian, to a controversial New York Daily News article on the subject.

For more information, connect with Dr. Wigoda on his Facebook or Twitter pages, or call (954) 463-7088 to schedule a free Botox consultation!