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You Want to do WHAT to my WHAT?!

Published on August 5, 2019 by

Depending on the woman I talk to, the idea of having surgery
performed on her labia is either a god send or a horror. Believe me, this is one of those situations where if you know, you know. Labiaplasty, a cosmetic procedure that changes the shape or symmetry of the vaginal area,  » Read more

Dial up your Fitness – and your FANTASTIC – this Summer!!

Published on June 25, 2019 by

Whew – it’s FINALLY
summer. Summer solstice was last Friday and thankfully Mother Nature cooperated
by ushering out a gloomy Spring and its rain and clouds with glorious sun! With
the weather finally cooperating, we’re starting to embrace all of the things we
love about summer in Fairfield County, CT: weekend beach days,  » Read more

Time to Talk Hair Loss

Published on May 31, 2019 by

loss. Many think of it as an older man’s problem and also that if your father
or grandfather on your mother’s side was bald, you were on the fast track to a
shiny dome at some point in midlife. Both are incorrect. The gene can come from
either side of your family and the reality is that close to 50% of men and 40%
of women will experience hair loss at some point in their lives.  » Read more

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

Published on May 1, 2019 by

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

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

Published on April 1, 2019 by

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

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

Published on March 1, 2019 by

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

Published on February 3, 2019 by

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

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The Price of Your Procedure? It Depends…

Published on December 30, 2018 by
price range

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

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

Published on November 29, 2018 by
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

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Eyelids, Plumping, Tightening and Energy – Oh My!

Published on October 31, 2018 by

You know that feeling when you’re just starting to get into the rhythm of summer? Getting out to meet with friends and family or to exercise is one of the great benefits of long days and warm nights. And then, suddenly, the school supplies appear in CVS, followed quickly by the bags of Halloween candy and it’s time to pull out the Fall boots and sweaters.  » Read more

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