By: Jeffrey Wisnicki, M.D., F.A.C.S. West Palm Beach Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Wisnicki was honored to be featured on American Health Front discussing two of the most popular procedures he performs: Abdominoplasty and Breast Enlargement. Watch the video below to view the segment.
By: Jeffrey Wisnicki, M.D., F.A.C.S. Dr. Jeffrey Wisnicki, top-rated cosmetic surgeon in Wellington and West Palm Beach Florida, was featured on Palm Beach Makeover. Dr. Wisnicki performs Cosmetic Surgery of the Face, Body and Breast – Hear directly from Dr. Wisnicki’s patients in the video below about how breast augmentation increased their self confidence.
By: Jeffrey Wisnicki, M.D., F.A.C.S. Dr. Wisnicki has been recognized ten years in succession by Who’s Who in American Health Care and Medicine and Who’s Who in America. Readers of Palm Beach Illustrated selected him as Best Plastic Surgeon. He has also been selected for inclusion in the nonprofit consumer research book, Guide to Top Doctors, which lists those specialists other doctors would consider most desirable for care of a loved one.Voted “Best Plastic Surgeon” by the readers of Palm Beach Illustrated and the Palm Beach Post.If you are considering plastic & cosmetic surgery, including breast augmentation and liposuction in the West Palm Beach area, contact Dr. Jeffrey Wisnicki for a consultation.
By: Jeffrey Wisnicki, M.D., F.A.C.S. Cosmetic surgery has been on the rise. According to a report released by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) earlier this year, there was an increase of 12% in the number of procedures performed in 2013. Over 11 million cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures totaling more than 12 billion dollars were carried out by board-certified plastic surgeons, dermatologists and otolaryngologists in this country. As one might expect, in the aftermath of the financial turmoil of 2008 there was a decline in the numbers, particularly for surgical procedures. Yet the numbers for last year are approximately four times what they were 15 years before. There is no question that cosmetic surgery has gained wide acceptance over the years with annual variations of statistics being more a function of the state of the economy than societal approval. Recent numbers seem to be consistent with the economic rebound of the past few years.
By: Jeffrey Wisnicki, M.D., F.A.C.S. Children can be cruel. A boy or girl with protruding ears just starting out in school may soon find themselves to be the victim of humiliating “Dumbo” jokes or other similar teasing making socialization more difficult at this early age. Many kids learn to wear their hair long to hide their discomfort. Unfortunately, a child’s self-consciousness heightened by peer ridicule can make school a dreaded experience.
By: Jeffrey Wisnicki, M.D., F.A.C.S. The shape of a woman’s breast is a result of many factors – some constant, some changing over time. Genetics and early developmental influences always play a key role and some women may have uneven, tubular-like, or “saggy” appearing breasts from puberty. Later on, pregnancy and breast feeding may enlarge and then deflate the breasts, sometimes leaving a less than desirable contour. A similar effect may occur after massive weight loss following a diet program or gastric bypass. As the aging process continues, the supporting tissues continue to lose elasticity and strength and the breast may succumb to its own weight. Unfortunately, there are no exercises which will improve the situation.
Botulinum toxins are used for the cosmetic treatment of frown lines between and above the eyebrows, the forehead, and crow’s feet (the lines on the outer part of and beneath the eyes). The three currently available brands, manufactured by different companies, are BOTOX® Cosmetic, XEOMIN®, and Dysport®. The basic principle of the treatment is the same for each. Wrinkles and folds of the face may be the result of muscle motion and/or tissue atrophy. These injectable products reduce muscle motion and can result in dramatic softening or elimination of unwanted lines. They accomplish this by temporarily blocking the release of a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine which is necessary to activate muscles. The dosages are very dilute and localized to the area of desired effect. The results typically last 3 to 4 months.
Changes in our facial appearance are a function of many factors. Aging is certainly what comes to mind first, but loss of skin elasticity can occur prematurely as function of one’s genetics and skin care. Neck skin may start to hang and muscle bands may become more prominent. Jowls become heavier. Localized fat deposits under the chin may also result in a less streamlined neck profile and this is often not age related. With loss of facial volume, folds become deeper. There is not a set age when these changes start to occur and certainly when they become of concern is an individual matter.
There has been a significant increase in availability of the types of breast implants in recent years. These can be saline of silicone filled, shaped or round, textured or smooth, and may have different profiles or projections. Each has its advantages (and disadvantages). Saline filled implants have been available for many years, even through the moratorium on silicone filled implants. These are filled with salt water and are unlikely to cause any local or systemic health concerns if there is a leak. A deflation is relatively easy to detect clinically and does not require any specialized testing such as an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging study). They may be placed through a smaller incision meaning a smaller scar. And they are less costly.
Cosmetic surgery in men is increasingly popular and common today. Men, just like women, desire to keep their youthful appearance and actively work at holding off the aging process. Dr Wisnicki discusses the trend in male cosmetic surgery in the article below.