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Web Log – May 2017 – Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL)

The following is a communication to patients from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons regarding ALCL.  The key messages are that ALCL is extremely rare, usually treatable, and there is absolutely no recommendation to have implants removed without evidence of a problem. The link below provides more detailed explanation.  I have no further information than… Read More »






  • Posted on: May 14 2017
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Case of the Month – April 2017 – Abdominoplasty

The patient is a woman who was dissatisfied with her abdomen which she could not improve despite good diet and exercise habits.  Extra tissue removal and abdominal wall tightening with full abdominoplasty gave her the improvement she desired. Mark D. Wigod, MD, FACS, providing Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery to Boise, Meridian, Treasure Valley and… Read More »






  • Posted on: Apr 24 2017
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Web Log – April 2017 – Cosmetic Surgery Statistics for 2016

Every year, the plastic surgery societies collect information on who is getting what procedure, how often they are getting it, and how much are they paying for it.  For your entertainment, here is some of that information.  I tend to do less liposuction by itself and instead combine it with abdominoplasties, but otherwise the procedure… Read More »






  • Posted on: Apr 24 2017
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Web Log – March 2017 – Real Plastic Surgery Celebrity

I am occasionally asked about a “world famous” plastic surgeon promoting the latest technique, and I rarely know anything about him or her.  It is unfortunate that the general public never learns about the real celebrities in Plastic Surgery – those who have a record of teaching, researching, academic publishing, innovating, and leading the specialty… Read More »






  • Posted on: Mar 16 2017
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Case of the Month – March 2017 – Gynecomastia Reduction

The patient is a man in his late 60’s who has stage IV gynecomastia post large weight loss surgery.  He has gynecomastia reduction with an inframammary fold incision and nipple grafting.  The incision line is extended laterally and curved up towards the axilla (armpit) to maximize chest flattening. Mark D. Wigod, MD, FACS, providing Cosmetic… Read More »






  • Posted on: Mar 16 2017
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Web Log – February 2017 – New Content

One fun thing about having your own web site is that you can update it whenever you want.  My hosting company makes it relatively easy to make basic changes and additions that even a middle aged doctor can do it.  My main additions are the monthly blog with case of the month.  This case is… Read More »






  • Posted on: Feb 22 2017
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