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3D Approach to Lip Lines: Finally, a solution for the aging mouth that works!

Smokers lines. Marionette lines. Barcode lip. The names are
different, but the look is the same: drawn, wrinkled and a tell-tale sign of
aging. There’s nothing more annoying to a woman than seeing her lips thin and
take on the brittle texture that no amount of hydrating topical solution can
effectively combat.  » Read more

Yes! They’re Ideal – 4 Reasons Why I Love IDEAL IMPLANTS

It’s a busy time of year in our office as women from Westport and Fairfield, CT and beyond seek us out for consultations on the ideal aesthetic surgery to get before warmer weather, skimpier clothes and bathing suits start to appear (I can’t WAIT for those Spring buds and longer, warmer days to appear myself!!) Women are often surprised to hear me tell them that it’s not too late to consider breast augmentation surgery in April,  » Read more

3 Types of Tummy Tighteners- Which is Best for You?

In my 30 years as a practicing, board-certified plastic surgeon I’ve performed more of two surgical procedures than any others: breast augmentation and tummy tuck. This is probably illustrative of much more than our cultural obsession with pert breasts and flat tummies (I’m looking at you Sports Illustrated Swimsuit magazine!). Notably,  » Read more

The Pitfalls of Permanent Fillers

We’re officially in an era of Big Lips. The growing availability and affordability of fillers coupled with a proliferation of media images of over-filled celebrities (one word: Kardashian) have normalized the pursuit of out-sized goals in the lip area. What’s the result? Fish lips. Filler fiascos. Lots of lips that look more like an allergic reaction or medspa disaster than a subtle enhancement to one’s features.  » Read more

Breast Augmentation Satisfaction Leads to a Happier Life

If you’re wondering why your long time neighbor seems to suddenly have a new bounce in her step when nothing seems to have changed in her life, the reason might be cosmetic surgery. Studies show that patients who elect to get plastic surgery don’t have any regrets. In fact, they’re happier and more satisfied with their overall life.  » Read more

Women Need to Know Their Breast Implant Options

Tear-drop, round, textured, smooth, high profile, low profile – are you familiar with all the terms? It can be overwhelming to walk into your one-on-one consultation with me and not know what I am referencing. That’s why I’ve decided to define each term so that you will have a clear idea of what your breast implant options are and which would suit your lifestyle the best.  » Read more

The Price of Your Procedure? It Depends…

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One of the most common questions we get from potential patients via phone or email is “How much does procedure [fill in the blank] cost?” And while our answer, “It depends,” may sound evasive, it’s really the BEST answer we can give when we haven’t met in person and we have no idea what factors might play into a cost estimate for your procedure.  » Read more

Which Plastic Surgery Options are Best for Your Body Type?

Though you may think of yourself as a certain body type, the truth is you don’t fall into a specific category of shapes or fruits. Every single body is unique and different, which is something to be celebrated! That’s why when you are looking at your plastic surgery options, you should keep in mind that what procedures or types of implants other people choose may not be perfect for you.  » Read more

The Best Breast Implants Discovered in Recent 8 Year Study

The latest in implant technology, the IDEAL IMPLANT®, offers women the best of both worlds – a beautiful natural look, and the peace of mind of a saline filled structured breast implant. Now when you purchase the IDEAL IMPLANT, you have the results of a recent 8-year study to put your breast implant safety worries at ease.  » Read more

ALMI’s Got it All: Volume, Regeneration, Longevity and Safety

ALMI Open House Nov 2018

I was so excited to share in-depth information about my work in the area of regenerative medicine – and ALMI – with the room full of patients and guests at our Open House on November 13! Looks like people in Westport and Fairfield counties are interested in innovative regenerative procedures in aesthetics as the house was packed with men and women of a wide age range (smart of those younger folks in attendance to start thinking NOW about how to address the signs of aging before it gets too bad!).  » Read more