In a cozy, brown-shuttered house that you might mistake for someone's home, Dr. Alfred Sofer is changing people's lives with cutting-edge medical technology. Plastic Surgery Center of Fairfield's impressive facilities include an imaging room, where Dr. Sofer reveals sun damage and other conditions with the Visia complexion-analysis device. Dr. Sofer also uses the Vectra imaging system—which he discussed on WTNH 8's Connecticut Style program—to simulate the outcome of surgery or the addition of a second head in a realistic, three-dimensional model. He employs the advanced visualization tool to prepare patients for cosmetic and restorative procedures, which he performs either in the center's procedure room or within an accredited surgery center or hospital setting. If you walk up the office's charming, white-and-hardwood staircase to the second floor, you'll find members of Dr. Sofer's medical staff enhancing faces with nonsurgical skincare and laser treatments, including laser hair removal, photofacials, and dermal fillers.
With double board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Sofer has experience in the most delicate procedures. His training includes a microvascular and hand-surgery fellowship at the Christine M. Kleinert Institute, the site of the first hand transplant in the United States. His extensive knowledge and caring nature earned him the 2012 Best Cosmetic Surgeon award from readers of Fairfield County Weekly.
When Dr. W. Mark Warfel was in high school, his talent as a sculptor earned him a scholarship to art school. In addition to learning the finer points of color and composition in his studio-art classes, he pursued a premed degree. After college came medical school, followed by multiple residencies, and today he's a plastic surgeon with his own practice.
Dr. Warfel's background, like the baking-soda volcano Michelangelo glued to the Sistine Chapel, represents the intersection of art and science. He uses what he learned in both fields to craft new looks for patients. He also continues to refine his techniques to ensure safe, minimally invasive procedures. His face-lifts, for instance, leave smaller scars than ones using traditional methods. Patients can also opt for nonsurgical services, such as laser skin resurfacing, to achieve fresher, more youthful-looking complexions with little downtime.
Dr. Kevin Tehrani's vast knowledge of plastic surgery keeps him in demand––he's a published author, an international speaker, an assistant clinical professor at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and a go-to source for publications such as New Beauty magazine. But all this activity doesn't keep him from his patients. He typically spends an hour with them during their initial consultations, answering their questions, reviewing images of them on a computer, and projecting what they'd look like if they were made of pixels. Sometimes these consultations lead to cosmetic surgery, and sometimes Dr. Tehrani and his patients instead turn to such non-invasive aesthetic equipment as the Zeltiq CoolSculpting system. Ever the innovator, Dr. Tehrani launched an iPhone app called iLipo, which helps patients to alter their image on the spot to see how a given treatment will transform their body.
With more than 20 years of experience in cosmetic dermatology and surgery, board-certified physician Dr. Feder has had the pleasure of working next to some of the world’s top cosmetic surgeons and inventors, including Dr. Giorgio Fischer (the brains behind liposuction). Dr. Feder continually updates his expertise with new beauty treatments, such as Aptos thread facial therapy and chemodermabrasion facials, and shares his wealth of industry knowledge as an author and international speaker. The doctor also keeps his keen eye for detail trained on all aspects of his dermatology division, which tends to skin issues including cancer, burnt out goose bumps, and birth marks. Along with a full operating suite and private treatment rooms equipped with advanced IPL technology, the office boasts a line of Dr. Feder's own anti-aging and rejuvenating skincare products.
At Lexington Plastic Surgeons, a team of highly trained cosmetic surgeons, registered nurses, and aestheticians work together to contour and refresh exteriors with traditional surgical treatments, including liposuction and breast reconstruction. Surgeons begin each treatment by forging a personal bond with patients, listening to their aesthetic desires and crafting a personalized plan to fulfill them. Lexington Plastic Surgeons also has specialized medical practice called, Lexington Foot, Ankle & Vein, which specializes in surgical and non-surgical cosmetic and reconstructive podiatric procedures.
Inside the chic office of Luminique MedSpa, contemporary furnishings with chocolate-brown accents help to create a welcoming environment. Clients can relax with a complimentary glass of cucumber water before a staffer leads them back to a private treatment room. Inside, the staff administer a wide range of treatments, from cosmetic injections of Dysport, Restylane, and Perlane to Cynosure laser procedures that can help to reduce cellulite, unwanted hair, and sagging skin.
The office also provides clients with body contouring procedures, laser hair removal, and facials using medical-grade skincare.