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Web Log – December 2017 – Math Proves You Cannot Stop Aging

Plastic Surgery has lots of aspects, from restoring form and function due to cancer or injury to making larger breasts and smaller noses.  Plastic Surgeons are also asked to turn back the clock on the signs of aging, particularly on the face.  The problem is, Plastic Surgery might be able to tune up the paint… Read More »






  • Posted on: Dec 22 2017
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Case of the Month – December 2017 – Breast Implant Deflation

The patient is a woman in her 50’s who had a left saline implant deflation with ptosis (droop) of the breast off the right implant secondary to aging. The right breast implant was deflated  2 weeks prior to operation to encourage a more symmetric skin envelope.  She had revision breast augmentation with exchange for larger… Read More »

  • Posted on: Dec 22 2017
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Web Log – November 2017 – Cancer Risk Factors

A majority of my practice is devoted to improving how my patient’s look.  The reasons to seek improvement may be pregnancy changes, dissatisfaction with a particular feature since birth, or aging changes.  I also perform breast reconstruction post mastectomy, so I see many cancer survivors.  It impresses me that the factors putting us at risk… Read More »






  • Posted on: Nov 23 2017
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Case of the Month – November 2017 – Lower Lid Blepharoplasty

The patient is a man in his 50’s who was dissatisfied with her lower eyelid fullness.  He had lower lid blepharoplasty.       Mark D. Wigod, MD, FACS, providing Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery to Boise, Meridian, Treasure Valley and Southeastern Idaho.

  • Posted on: Nov 23 2017
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Web Log – October 2017 – Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Breast Cancer will strike 1 of every 8 women (12.4%) and is the second leading cause of death in women (the first is lung cancer). The death rate, however, has declined by almost 40% in the last 25 years.  That reduction may be attributed to improved chemotherapy regimens and… Read More »






  • Posted on: Oct 6 2017
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Case of the Month – October 2017 – Upper Lid Blepharoplasty

The patient is a woman in her early 40’s who had extra upper eyelid skin with mild lateral brow droop or ptosis.  She had an isolated upper lid blepharoplasty (lift).  Upper blepharoplasty may be performed under moderate sedation with a typically rapid recovery.  As she ages, she may have further improvement with a brow lift.… Read More »

  • Posted on: Oct 6 2017
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Web Log – September 2017 – Opioids and Surgery

As defined by Wikipedia, Opioids are substances that act on opioid receptors to produce morphine-like effects. Medically they are primarily used for pain relief, including anesthesia.  Commonly used legal ones are morophine and variations like oxycodone.  An illegal one is heroin.  Opioid addiction is now considered a national health emergency and opioid use is closely… Read More »






  • Posted on: Sep 7 2017
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