Dr. Wigoda and the Future of Plastic Surgery in 2010 and Beyond

Wondering what to expect in Botox, breast implants, dermal fillers and non-surgical improvements in 2010 and beyond?

Last week I posted a review of Fort Lauderdale plastic surgery over the previous decade. We talked about how liposuction, Botox, breast augmentation and dermal fillers have evolved and become very popular over the past 10 years.

As a board certified plastic surgeon, I receive questions all the time about the “latest and greatest” procedures South Florida can look forward to in the coming years.

Check out my video below for the changes I am expecting in both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures including:

The medical field is always in search of less invasive procedures that allow for quicker recovery times and comparable results. While many South Florida plastic surgeons are already advertising non-invasive tummy tucks or face lifts, the technology has not yet arrived and consumers need to be careful to understand the procedures they are actually having.

For more information on Fort Lauderdale plastic surgery or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Paul Wigoda, visit http://www.doctorwigoda.com. You can also follow the South Florida plastic surgery news and get updates and specials from the Aesthetics Institute by following Dr. Wigoda on Twitter, @drwigoda, or by becoming a Fan on Facebook.

Become a Perfect 10 this Holiday Season

Affordable and beautiful breast augmentation from Dr. Paul Wigoda and The Aesthetics Institute may seem too good to be true, but we’re making it happen for the holidays!

•    Affordable and Excellent Results
•    Qualified, Board Certified Surgeon
•    Before and After pictures with authentic patient review

Call The Aesthetics Institute today at (954) 463-7088 or e-mail info@doctorwigoda.com for more information on Dr. Wigoda’s Special Holiday Pricing and to schedule a personal consultation with South Florida’s premier board certified plastic surgeon!

For even more information on South Florida plastic surgery, find testimonials on Dr. Wigoda’s YouTube Channel and see “Before and After” pictures on doctorwigoda.com.

Limited time offer on holiday pricing. Consult must be booked before December 31, 2009 and appointment must be within the month of January 2010.

Sex and The City and Plastic Surgery: Dr. Wigoda on Kim Cattrall

Last Thursday, three members of Hollywood’s most famous foursome gathered to at the New York Public Library to launch Sex in The City on DVD. Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and the lovely Kim Cattrall gathered to celebrate and sip their signature cosmos.

Kim Cattrall’s “Samantha” is Sex and The City’s most bawdy and honest character. We can’t help but wonder… would she be honest about having cosmetic surgery? Kim is beautiful to be sure and will continue to be at any age.

Nevertheless, we asked Dr. Wigoda to give us his thoughts on the legendary Ms. Cattrall’s possible enhancements.

“Kim Cattrall is another actress who is not only very attractive but who also looks good for her age. However, she is showing signs of aging. In looking at this photo I can see that her forehead, glabella, and crows feet areas are fairly smooth for her age. This is a sign that she probably gets Botox in those areas. The areas that give away her true age are her lower eyelids, where the skin is somewhat thin and wrinkled, as well as her lower cheek areas where there is some skin laxity. Additionally, her nasolabial folds are fairly deep with full cheeks. This shows that she may have had a filler like Radiesse to fill the cheek area.

If she were to come to me for my opinion on what she needs to look even better, I would suggest the following: a face and neck lift to tighten the cheek and neck skin, a filler such as Radiesse to fill in the nasolabial folds, and possible surgery on her eyelids. I would continue the Botox as it seems to be working well for the upper face.“

Check in next Monday for more celebrity plastic surgery news. Don’t forget to sign up to have Dr. Wigoda’s updates delivered directly to your email inbox or RSS reader.

Fort Lauderdale Plastic Surgery Centers: How to Spot The Red Flags

With the increasing popularity of plastic surgery in the US, new “surgery centers” are appearing across South Florida with surprisingly low rates on popular procedures. Getting extremely affordable plastic surgery in Fort Lauderdale with an outpatient setting sounds like a dream right? Wrong.

These plastic surgery centers advertise “board certified” physicians and “exceptional facilities.” Often, neither is present on the premises. Typically, when encountering a discount “ cosmetic surgery center” patients experience something like this:

“These local plastic surgery centers advertise board certified physicians on staff; however, this it is not always the case. One surgeon out of the group may be certified and he or she usually performs the evaluation,” said The Aesthetics Institute owner, Dr. Paul Wigoda. “On surgery day however, the surgeon is not the same physician the patient met with and is usually not board certified.”

As far as South Florida plastic surgery centers are concerned, Dr. Wigoda stresses that they often have the bare minimum of equipment, poor sanitation, and lack proper credentials from the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF).

So, how can you spot the red flags?

•    Ask about your Doctor’s credentials and if he or she is board certified. If on the day of your surgery the doctor is not who you originally were evaluated by, leave and contact the Florida Board of Medicine to file a complaint.
•    Surgery consultations should never be done over the phone. Physicians need to evaluate you in person to determine how to treat you.
•    Proper hygiene and sanitation should always be employed. If the facilities seem dirty or dated, get out!
•    In general, excessive and overt advertising is always a red flag. Good surgeons rely on more traditional methods of patient recruitment including word-of-mouth referrals.

Most importantly, if you decide to have cosmetic surgery, do your research. Quality surgeons will be more than happy to answer questions and address concerns. Get referrals from past patients and be sure to evaluate your surgeon’s credentials.

South Florida Liposuction Trends

South Florida Beauty

With designers shortening hemlines and taking in seams, liposuction is becoming a South Florida weight loss must-have to keep trendsetters up to date.

According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Americans had about 456,000 procedures in 2007 making liposuction the most popular surgical operation to enhance looks.

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes deposits of excess fat from areas such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, and arms. Most procedures are performed under local anesthesia by the tumescent or ultrasonic technique used to help break up the fat deposits.

Liposuction is an ideal body contouring solution for patients near or already at their ideal weight. Many South Floridians are turning to plastic surgery to improve their looks when diet and exercise are not enough.

For more information and pricing of liposuction contact Dr. Wigoda at: www.drwigoda.com.

Fort Lauderdale Breast Implants For Vegetarians? Huh?

Well, sort of. You see, not every breast implant is treated equally — especially those of Fort Lauderdale- based Dr. Wigoda. There are breast implants that look like chicken cutlets and then there are breast implants that look like, well, breasts.

And Dr. Wigoda works with breasts, not cutlets, thanks to his exclusive training. Dr. Wigoda is the pioneer of a new technique for breast augmentation which not only causes minimal bleeding, swelling, bruising, and pain, but also causes some of the most natural-looking — and feeling– breasts in the biz.

And they don’t cost an arm and a leg or, well, a breast. Don’t believe us? Check out Dr. Wigoda’s Best Breast Special.

Check out the latest trends in breast augmentation:

More than 50 percent of Dr. Wigoda’s patients are choosing gels/silicone.

Why?

There’s that chicken cutlet theory again:
More natural feeling and looking with less rippling effect, plus, you get what you pay for. Cheaper saline implants are $4900 whereas gels are $5900 – and if you inquire soon, the price is as low as $3,900. Click here for Dr. Wigoda’s Best Breast Special.

Same recovery — less pain, major gain.

Bigger is better – patients are going bigger, choosing a large C or small D cup, whereas two years ago most chose a small/medium C cup.

Reason: The biggest regret from implant patients polled was that they hadn’t gone bigger. However, geography also plays a part, too. In New York, women go to a small to medium B, whereas in South Florida, they choose a large C or small D. Must be the weather.

For more information on the ever-evolving trends in breast implants, visit www.drwigoda.com or call Dr. Wigoda at (954) 463-7088.