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.
Dr. Daniel Drapacz is the managing director of New York Foot Expert, where he draws on his 20 years of experience specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for the foot and ankle. He first honed his skill set and knowledge in sports medicine as chief resident of foot surgery at East Orange General Hospital, where he trained surgical residents and stubborn copy machines. Now, as a licensed full-service podiatrist, he helps improve his patients' health by treating foot and ankle maladies such as ingrown toenails, bunions, and diabetic complications.
Manhattan Dr. Daniel Drapacz is the managing director of New York Foot Expert, where he draws on his 20 years of experience specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for the foot and ankle. He first honed his skill set and knowledge in sports medicine as chief resident of foot surgery at East Orange General Hospital, where he trained surgical residents and stubborn copy machines. Now, as a licensed full-service podiatrist, he helps improve his patients' health by treating foot and ankle maladies such as ingrown toenails, bunions, and diabetic complications.
The staff members at Synergy Sports and Medical Rehabilitation embrace three distinctive treatment modalities to boost overall health and wellbeing. At the forefront of the center's approach is physical therapy, which targets a range of neurological, orthopedic, and musculoskeletal concerns. Over time, the therapist-developed treatment programs can help alleviate the symptoms as well as the underlying injuries that contribute to everything from headaches to chronic back pain. Massage is one tool that can be used to complement a physical-therapy regimen. Although many massages are viewed as a means to relax, Synergy's therapists use the treatments to increase joint flexibility, soothe strained muscles, and increase circulation to areas where it is needed most. The third facet of the center's approach is acupuncture, which attempts to restore balance to the natural flow of the body's energies as a therapist inserts thin needles into key locations across the body, removing energetic blockages and popping any overly clingy balloon animals.
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.
At Central Park Medical Practice, Dr. Shahnoz Rustamova treats patients by engaging her two specialties: women?s medicine and aesthetics. Her gynecology and fertility treatments maintain reproductive health, and her beauty services enhance physiques. Microdermabrasion, for example, sloughs away the skin?s rough surface layer, exposing the more youthful hide beneath; laser hair removal?s long pulses of light noninvasively reduce stubble and destroy any miniature planets orbiting the head.
The technicians at Elite Skin Care, Inc beautify clients from head to toe, whether they're performing microcurrent face-lifts or targeting unwanted body hair and cellulite. The techs specialize in ultrasonic cavitation, a noninvasive technique that uses ultrasonic waves in an effort to break down and dissolve fat cells. They also offer laser hair removal using the MedioStar laser, with treatments so quick you can schedule them during your lunch break.