Downunder Fitness and Surf’s SurfSET and SUPnSURF classes offer a fun alternative to jogging on a treadmill or other traditional exercise methods. While standing or lying facedown on simulators, pupils learn surfing and standup paddleboarding basics without going down to the ocean or having to help a mermaid retie her shell brassiere. In addition to fitness classes, Downunder Fitness and Surf offers yoga sessions on a beach or, for added difficulty, atop a floating paddleboard.
At Gold Coast Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, Yale-graduate Dr. Chang Soo Kim and a team of specialists help clients achieve their desired aesthetic with skin treatments and reconstructive surgery. From lasers and chemical salves to magic wands, the med spa's non-invasive remedies diminish surface-level imperfections such as fine lines or sun damage. Alternatively, procedures such as reconstructive breast surgery alter appearances from the inside out. Dr. Kim adheres to the belief that beauty originates from within, helping clients optimize their results with tips on eating right and finding one's inner, wrinkle-free child. Visit during regular office hours, Monday–Thursday,10 a.m.–4 p.m.
The Avery Center's physician's assistants banish bristles with advanced laser technology under the guidance of in-house physicians. Safe and effective for all skin types, a Cynosure laser beams dual wavelengths of concentrated light and ZZ Top tunes directly into the hair's root. Follicles absorb this energy over multiple visits, which renders them incapacitated and unlikely to regenerate. An integrated skin-cooling system minimizes dermal irritation to mild, post-treatment redness or swelling that dissipates within 24 hours or after watching 24 episodes of 60 Minutes. Although it typically takes four to six treatments to reveal smoother, silkier skin, woolly patches may exhibit up to an 80% fuzz reduction after as few as three treatments.
Doctor of Chiropractic and certified acupuncturist Patrick J. Guerin helms Westport Chiropractic, where he and his staff perform nonsurgical treatments for neck, back, and spine issues. They offer spinal decompression, adjustments, and acupuncture to help assuage leg, shoulder, hand, and foot pain, along with other maladies such as herniated discs and headaches.
To help clients combat weight problems, Westport Chiropractic offers noninvasive Lipo Light body-contouring treatments. These use light and heat energy to shrink fat cells and boost collagen and elastin production, which results in lost inches and smoother, tighter skin. Dr. Guerin also uses ear acupuncture to decrease a client's desire for food.
Norwalk Hospital Integrative Medicine provides drug-free therapies such as acupuncture, reiki, and meditation classes to promote whole-body healing. Whether patients are coping with the side effects of chemotherapy or simply hoping to reduce stress in their lives, these alternative-medicine treatments help balance the body and mind. Eight-week tai chi classes promote wellness through slow, flowing exercises, and infant massage classes improve bonding, development, and baby road rage.
The Bassin Center of Plastic Surgery's skilled reshapers sculpt clients' figures with Aqualipo, a water-based fat-removal system that sneaks under the skin to steal away lipid collections from designated bodily geography. During each procedure, a cosmetic surgeon photographs, marks, and sketches abstract self-portraits on the client's problem area before applying local anesthetic and cutting a small incision to reach the fat layer. Pulsing water jets then flush out fatty tissue with a sterile fluid, evicting lipids without stressing surrounding muscles, nerves, or other tissues. Procedures require no general anesthesia and typically last 30–45 minutes, leaving most patients ready for discharge 15 minutes after completion. Clients can expect more instant results and less intense side effects—such as swelling, bruising, and transmitting ham-radio signals uncontrollably—than those caused by conventional liposuction procedures.
After graduating with his doctorate from New York Medical College in 1996, Dr. Tito L. Vasquez began a journey that would eventually lead him to open his own practice. This path, which included a tour of duty with the Navy and stops at the National Naval Medical Center—the hospital that treats presidents—as well as Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and other top hospitals, has been spattered with medals, commendations, awards, and high-fives. He and his team of medical professionals now tackle a full spectrum of plastic-surgery procedures, specializing in breast surgery, tummy tucks, and hand surgery. They also offer a full range of less invasive aesthetic services, including microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and beauty injections.