Wrinkle Free Mother’s Day Beauty Gift from Dr. Wigoda

Wrinkle, wrinkle, go away. Dr. Wigoda thinks moms deserve more for less, so we’re celebrating Mother’s Day by offering a special price for Radiesse injections.

During the month of May, receive $100 off your first Radiesse syringe and $75 off each additional syringe purchased.

Radiesse Volumizing Filler is an FDA-approved treatment for moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Radiesse is the only filler to date that not only smooths lines and wrinkles, but stimulates the body’s own natural collagen production. This translates into longer-lasting results: a year or longer for many patients.

As with any injection, patients may experience side effects that usually resolve within a few days including redness, bruising, or swelling. Dr. Wigoda meets with each patient to discuss the pros and cons prior to performing any procedure. Call (954) 463-7088 to schedule a consultation to determine which filler is right for you.

We’ll see you at our Ft. Lauderdale location:

1404 E Broward Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

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!

Dr. Wigoda Reports on Woman’s Botched Eyelid Surgery

Marilyn Liesz is suing her plastic surgeon for negligenceA New Jersey woman is suing her doctor, claiming she can’t close her eyes after getting a procedure done on her eyelids. The eyelid lift was intended to restore a youthful appearance to the eyes by cutting away excess skin. However, when too much skin was removed, Liesz was left unable to close her eyes completely.

Marilyn Liesz is suing Dr. Paul Parker for negligence. Parker’s attorney told the jury Leisz was warned of the risks before performing the surgery in 2005, especially since she had previously undergone multiple other procedures  before seeing Dr. Parker.

Leisz now uses a gel and vaporizer at night so she doesn’t scratch her eyes. She also says she’s losing her vision and lives in fear of injuring her eyes.

“All the favorite things I used to, like tennis, racquetball, swimming, horseback riding, bike riding, skeet shooting, gardening, I can’t do those things,” Leisz said. While it may be possible to correct the procedure, Liesz is wary of going under the knife yet again.

Dr. Wigoda encourages potential patients to interview several plastic surgeons before having work done. Instead of rushing through a procedure, a good plastic surgeon will help decide whether a patient is a good candidate for a surgery and ensure the patient is fully aware of the risk involved.

For more plastic surgery news, find Dr. Wigoda on Facebook or Twitter!

Dr. Wigoda Plastic Surgery Financing $99/Month

Smart plastic surgery decisions can be priceless, but not without a price tag. When the plastic surgery investment does not always fit the cash flow, Dr. Paul Wigoda offers several different plastic surgery financing options to help assure the decisons are based on quality versus best price.

Often procedures such as breast augmentations or tummy tucks can be financed for little or no interest, or with a convenient payment plan. Many patients are able to pay as little as $99 per month via Care Credit, MedChoice Financial, Capital One, or Chase.

Despite the cost of plastic surgery, Dr. Wigoda urges potential patients to shop for quality over price and to use our plastic surgery checklist to assist in asking the right questions. Don’t fall for the ‘too good to be true’ South Florida advertisements that promise inexpensive procedures that may be risky. For more information on these centers click here.

At Dr. Wigoda’s office we will never cut corners.  Patient safety is always a priority and our aim is always to maximize the cosmetic result and the patient’s experience including using revolutionary techniques to minimize pain and discomfort.

Dr. Wigoda promises the best possible result, in a safe and caring environment, and at a price that is very competitive. A strong believer in treating his patients in the fashion that he would like to be treated, Dr. Wigoda likes to take the time to get to know each patient as well as possible. He believes developing rapport with a patient based on mutual respect, communication, and honesty is crucial.

As a special welcome to new patients, Dr. Wigoda is offering a coupon for $1000 off his signature painless breast implant procedure!

For more information on what Dr. Wigoda is doing to help patients finance their plastic surgery, visit www.drwigoda.com.

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.

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.

First 7 Days After Painless Breast Implant Plastic Surgery with Dr. Wigoda

So I had my painless breast implant surgery last Friday, took the weekend to rest and recover, by Monday I was back at work full force and more.

Dr Wigoda Painless Breast Implant Patient Doing Sit Ups

Can you believe it's only been 7 days?

I went for my follow-up visit with Dr. Wigoda Monday morning for a clear check up. Then a three-hour drive back to my new hometown of Celebration, Florida, so no painkillers or muscle relaxers for Lisa in the driver’s seat.  I did fine and really did not need them!

I also found out I have no stitches to remove, they dissolve! Wow, pretty cool and an added bonus, thanks Dr. Wigoda!

The first week my “new additions” seem to be settling into my body, but it s still a little weird looking in the mirror. Getting dressed each day is a challenge only because nothing fits the same and I’m not fashionably prepared with all the style necessities.

Some tips

  1. Sports Bra – pre-surgery! – Go to a Sears or Target and buy a whole bunch of sports bras in all colors and styles. Sears had the best selection (believe it or not) and let me just clarify; I have not shopped at Sears for anything but electronics since I was in 7th grade. But I must admit, they had cool stuff and the price and selection were a definite plus.
  2. T-shirts (James Perse, Spendid, Vixon) that are comfy and form fitting – this has been my most worn item; a cool crew neck form fitting T with a good sports bra. So while I am swollen, I still feel good and underexposed but flattering to my new shape
  3. Juicy Couture – type track jackets – these work well and help support you through the first couple weeks of transition.
  4. Go get a facial the first week– it made me feel even better, like a new you is starting and you are cleansing for a new beginning!
  5. Stay as active as you were – I started back on the treadmill one week after surgery, slowly but at least getting that mental and physical stimulation

I wouldn’t say to exactly follow my lead; I think I over did it. We left for a family vacation on Thursday (6 days after surgery) and carrying luggage and weaving through an airport is probably pushing it.

I went to the gym and did the treadmill, walked slowly and did some abs! Not bad for one week later!

I will be spending the next few days on the beach in Hatterass North Carolina – a little premature 7 days after Dr. Wigoda’s painless breast implant surgery, but here I am writing this post.

Stay connected with Dr. Wigoda on @DrWigoda, “Like” Dr Wigoda and Watch Dr Wigoda’s YouTube channel. Follow me through my painless breast implant surgery on Dr. Wigoda’s Blog and leave comments or questions!

Painless! Breast Augmentation Surgery Day @DrWigoda Fort Lauderdale

5:30 am

Waking up was a little surreal. I’m scared and anxious, but I think I figured out why. As a Type A (aka Control Freak), I will be out of control when I go under the anesthesia. Driving down to Dr. Wigoda’s Fort Lauderdale office in the rain.

Dr Wigoda Painless Breast Implants Surgery

Dr Wigoda Painless Breast Implants Surgery TODAY!

8:00 am

Check in to Dr. Wigoda’s on @foursquare, of course! A pregnancy test confirms I am NOT pregnant, thank you very much. In the prep room the Wigoda plastic surgery A team gets me dressed for surgery in style, IV in, and whatever they are telling me is not registering because I can’t think straight. With Navah and Don as my support team, how could I go wrong? Navah captured the YouTube moment while Don filled my meds.

8:30 am

Dr. Wigoda comes in to tell me I need to make a decision on size. I’m nervous to be too big, but decide on 370 cc (the bigger of my two choices).  According to everyone at The Aesthetics Institute, 90% of breast implant patients wish they went bigger, the other 10% are ok with size, nobody wishes for smaller. So why be the first? I go with bigger.

Painless Breast Implant sizes

9:00 am

Surgery table in sight, trying to get those last text messages in on iPhone, kisses to my boyfriend and Navah. Will I wake up to see them again? (random thought running through my head) So if I die, at my funeral the whisper would be: How did she die? Answer: On the operating room table getting breast implant surgery. This is so anti-me, I decide God would not let that happen.

The Wigoda “A” team ask me what kind of cocktails I like, I say cosmo, they start the IV and I’m out. Anesthesiologist Dr. Paul Rodriquez makes the perfect cocktail!

My cocktail of choice!

My cocktail of choice!

11:15 am

I hear someone softly saying “Lisa.”  I open my eyes and feel such a sense of relief that I am alive, I look down at my chest, I think ‘ok, nothing crazy’, looks good. I feel emotional and want to hold everyone’s hand. Nurses Erica, Rocky, Lucy could not have been more comforting, like my new BFFs! By 11:45 I was back in my Juicy tracksuit and in the car on my way home (Don in the driver seat).

1:00 pm

I am in no pain, just feeling groggy from the anesthesia. I eat a Jello, some chicken broth and take my prescribed pills of pain killers, steroids, muscle relaxers and antibiotics. I feel like I can talk on the phone and text, but Don says I shouldn’t because I won’t remember anything. I am super thirsty and drink tons of water. Dozing in and out of Oprah, Rachel Ray and Dr. Oz seems like a nice break from social media networks.

4:00 pm

I ate some chicken and salad and have been walking around a little. I can even walk up and down the stairs and get out of bed myself! Dr. Wigoda just called to check in with me. He said keep lifting my arms every hour, I’ll be following doctor’s orders!

8:00 pm

Nurse Don’s (my boyfriend) shift ends, he feels so good about me feeling good; he is off to the gym and I am off to Twitter!

Stay connected with Dr. Wigoda on @DrWigoda, “Like” Dr Wigoda and Watch Dr Wigoda’s YouTube channel. Follow me through my painless breast implant surgery on Dr. Wigoda’s Blog and leave comments or questions!

Follow Painless Breast Implants Surgery: Dr. Wigoda Patient Blogs and Tweets Through Process

Follow a patient behind the scenes via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Dr. Paul Wigoda’s Painless Breast Implant Blog as she documents her way from the initial consultation to painless breast augmentation surgery. Get an inside look at questions and concerns that come with plastic surgery from a real patient through the whole process.

 

Fort Lauderdale, FL – July 19, 2010 – Face-to-face consultation or Facebook-to-Facebook? Each year over 350,000 women have breast augmentation surgery in the U.S., and Board-certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Paul Wigoda is giving potential patients the chance to go behind the scenes of one woman’s painless breast augmentation experience.

Follow Dr. Wigoda’s patient, Lisa, through the entire process of consultations, initial check-ups, her surgery day and post-op results as she shares her thoughts, experiences and insight on Dr. Wigoda’s South Florida Plastic Surgery and Beauty Blog, Twitter @drwigoda, Facebook and YouTube.

“I don’t hate my body, I actually have always kind of liked it and my small B bra size,” Lisa shared in her first painless breast implant blog post. “But after going through my pregnancy and seeing what I could possibly look like a size bigger, I’ve been a little hooked on bigger breasts. Dr. Wigoda’s painless breast implant procedure is exactly what I’m looking for.”

Get answers to many of the typical question Dr. Wigoda faces about the not-so-typical painless breast implant surgery he has perfected over the years at The Aesthetics Institute.

Dr. Wigoda uses 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.

For some women, breast augmentation surgery is an easy decision. For others, the idea of elective surgery, the physical side effects, and potential risks make the decision more difficult. Dr. Wigoda and Lisa take you through the process from start to finish.

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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