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3 Advantages of Doing a Threadlift in October

Published on October 1, 2018 by
Threadlift face and neck
A non-surgical way to get lift and tightening of the face is perfect for Fall!

The PDO Threadlift has become increasingly popular at our Westport office since introducing it this Spring!   We’re all interested in nonsurgical procedures that add value in maintaining, or improving, the quality of our facial skin and contour.  » Read more

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Hidden Truths about Cool Sculpting: Beware the “Easy Fix!”

Published on July 30, 2018 by

I see quite a few people every year who have failed Cool Sculpting and arrive in my office with complaints about contour irregularities, asymmetry, as well as insufficient shaping and slimming.  Although these issues are significant, they are not nearly as problematic as the increasing numbers of people I now treat with Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia (PAH).  » Read more

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THE Holiday Beauty PREP Routine

Published on October 28, 2017 by

…aka Boot Camp for the uber Seasonal Glow!
While some of you may already have switched out your closets for winter, mine are still packed with sandals, t-shirts and shorts—where did the summer go?!  With that said, let me impress upon you that in a mere six weeks, we’ll be full on into another season and,  » Read more

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Ask Ellen about Botox Parties

Published on November 16, 2016 by

Q: What exactly is a Botox Party AND How do I Host one for My Friends??
Ellen: Botox Parties seem to have evolved from pop culture’s very public awareness and enthusiasm for cosmetic procedures which can erase years from your actual age…. And everyone is talking about it.  » Read more

Ask Ellen About Tummy Tuck

Published on November 2, 2015 by

Q: “Prior to having children I loved my mid section. My pre baby tummy was flat and tight and I want it back! I’m considering a Tummy Tuck. How do I know if I’m a candidate?”
Ellen: The only way to know for certain that you’re a candidate for Tummy Tuck (also referred to as Abdominoplasty) is to come see me for a consultation.  » Read more

Ask Ellen About About Our Latest Technology: Collagen Induction Therapy!

Published on October 1, 2015 by

Q: “I’ve heard about Micro-Needling on the TV show, “The Doctors,” described as the latest Hollywood Secret…tell me more??!”
Ellen: Well you’re correct, Micro-Needling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), is a hot topic in the non-surgical skin care revolution and rightly so! It’s an innovative technology to rejuvenate the skin without injuring the protective epidermal layer.  » Read more

Ask Ellen About Dermal Fillers

Published on September 1, 2015 by

Q: “Why are soft tissue fillers so popular?”
Ellen: “Fillers” have become mainstream as non-surgical procedures due to their versatility in treating a variety of facial conditions. Popular uses include minimizing some wrinkles, making the lips fuller, disguising some scars, enhancing cheek shape and even minimizing the appearance of under eye bags and shadows.  » Read more

Ask Ellen About Liposuction

Published on April 1, 2015 by

Q: “I’m thinking about non-surgical lipo, like Cool Sculpt or Smart Lipo, for my belly, hips and thighs. I heard the recovery is less time and it’s more affordable…Ellen, what do you think?”
Ellen: The “Gold Standard” for liposuction remains the Tumescent Technique which is still the most successful and efficient for great results in body contouring.  » Read more

Ask Ellen About Breast Reduction & Breast Lift

Published on March 2, 2015 by

Q: “Ever since I hit puberty my breasts have been excessively large even though I’m super skinny. It’s so embarrassing that I wear sweatshirts to hide them. Plus, the weight of my breasts is killing my shoulders and neck. I’m in my early twenties and am devastated by the idea of living like this the rest of my life.  » Read more

Ask Ellen About Breast Augmentation

Published on February 5, 2015 by

Q:  “I’m in my forties and after nursing my three beautiful children my breasts quite literally look like pancakes. I really miss the days when my breasts were full and perky. I finally have the time and means to do something for myself. Is it ridiculous to get a breast augmentation at my age?”  » Read more