Category Archives: Web Log

Web Log – December 2018 – Thanks for a Great Year

We have had a busy 2018.  We have enjoyed helping our patients and look forward to 2019.  Best wishes to all for the New Year.   Mark D. Wigod, MD, FACS, providing Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery to Boise, Meridian, Treasure Valley and Southeastern Idaho.

  • Posted on: Dec 31 2018
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Web Log – November 2018 – Snapchat Dysmorphia

Snapchat dysmorphia is a variation of body dysmorphic disorder.  The patient finds flaws and is obsessed with the Snapchat or selfie view of his or her face.  I have seen this phenomenon.  Most commonly, patients notice something that they do not like that is actually there, just not that apparent to the casual observer.  Sometimes… Read More »

  • Posted on: Nov 30 2018
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Web Log – September 2018 – What is a Final Result?

Patients commonly ask, “when will I have my final result?”  The real answer to that question, as to a lot of good and reasonable questions is, I don’t know. A reasonable guess, however, is you can usually see an “early final” result at 6 weeks and then a “late final” result at 6 months.  Noses,… Read More »

  • Posted on: Sep 23 2018
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Web Log – July 2018 – Declining to Operate

I completed a full five year General Surgery Residency and became Board Certified in General Surgery.  I do not take out colons or thyroid glands as a Plastic Surgeon, of course, but I and all surgeons learn valuable concepts in General Surgery.  These concepts include taking personal responsibility for your patient, providing your best care… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jul 22 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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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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