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Case of the Month – June 2018 – Nipple Sparing Breast Reconstruction

The patient is a 40 year old woman who had indications for bilateral mastectomies.  Her surgical oncologist determined that she did not require nipple removal as part of her mastectomy.  As she had a B cup breast with little ptosis (droop), nipple sparing mastectomy with immediate expander placement was an appropriate risk.  The patient is… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jun 17 2018
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Web Log – May 2018 – Return of Downtime

Lunch time cosmetic treatments like fillers, low level lasers, and Botox are great additions to our war on the ravages of aging, weight changes, and pregnancy.  These treatments are so wide spread that it does not make sense for a Plastic Surgeon to perform them him or herself.  That is why I refer patients seeking… Read More »






  • Posted on: May 21 2018
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Case of the Month – May 2018 – Fleur de Lis Abdominoplasty

The patient is a woman who had a large weight loss surgery.  She has excess skin with loss of elasticity.  She has a Fleur de Lis Abdominoplasty (T shaped closure) to remove vertical as well as horizontal excess skin.  This approach is challenging to design and execute and may have healing problems, but helps define… Read More »

  • Posted on: May 21 2018
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Case of the Month – April 2018 – Face Lift and Fat Grafting

The patient is a woman in her early 50’s who was dissatisfied with her neck contour, jowls, and marionette lines.  She has improvement with face lift and fat grafting.     Mark D. Wigod, MD, FACS, providing Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery to Boise, Meridian, Treasure Valley and Southeastern Idaho.

  • Posted on: Apr 18 2018
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Web Log – March 2018 – Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Statistics for 2017

Every year, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons collects statistics on the number of cosmetic surgeries performed for the period.  Here is a link to a snapshot report: 2017 Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Statistics There are usually just modest changes in what procedures are popular, but one standout is Breast Reductions performed outside of insurance.  As… Read More »






  • Posted on: Mar 20 2018
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