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Banish That Muffin Top Before Summer with a Tummy Tuck Apr 10th, 2020

If you’ve been hiding in sweaters all winter, you’re not alone. Trying to defeat the dreaded muffin top is a common problem. Countless exercise programs, weight loss supplements, and home remedies promise to help you shed the fat, but the reality is that many of these remedies don’t address saggy...

Is Subtle Breast Augmentation Right for You? Dec 1st, 2018

Over the last few years, you’ve probably noticed an emerging trend toward “natural.” There’s a newfound interest in keeping things as real and close to their original form as possible, from food to cosmetics. Interestingly, I’ve also seen this trend expand to plastic surgery. The women who see me for breast...

5 Breast Augmentation Recovery Tips Oct 31st, 2018

It’s no secret women love breast augmentation in Fairfield, CT. This is one of the most common requests at our plastic surgery center and is also one of the most rewarding for patients. Breast augmentation is an excellent way to restore the breasts after aging or childbirth and is ideal for women...

3 Mommy Makeover Myths That Are Totally False Oct 1st, 2018

Many women who have had children seek out plastic surgeons in CT for a Mommy Makeover. A Mommy Makeover combines several surgeries to target areas of a woman’s body that are affected by pregnancy and childbirth. Typically, a Mommy Makeover includes breast and body surgeries such as a tummy tuck and...

It’s Almost BRA Day 2018! Sep 26th, 2018

Each year, we look forward to October. Not because we love Halloween and all things pumpkin spice (although we do), but because of BRA Day—one of our favorite special events of the year! Our annual Ladies Night Out event is one the most popular events hosted by our plastic surgery & medspa...

Why Your Plastic Surgery Options Are Better than Ever Before Sep 1st, 2018

 Cosmetic plastic surgery is safer, more advanced, and more effective than ever before. Advancements in surgical techniques and technology have provided plastic surgeons in CT and elsewhere with the tools and skills to make their jobs easier and more predictable. If you’ve been debating whether or not to have plastic surgery,...

Should I Combine My Breast Augmentation with a Lift? Aug 1st, 2018

Both breast lifts and breast augmentations at our practice are popular procedures on their own. In fact, patients often come to a consultation thinking they need one or the other. However, many women benefit from combining the 2 procedures because together they provide more comprehensive results by adding both lift...

Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery Jul 1st, 2018

Brazilian butt lift surgery at our Fairfield practice is quickly becoming a highly popular cosmetic procedure. The process involves liposuction to remove unwanted fat from areas like the abdomen or thighs. Then, the extracted fat is processed and transferred to your buttocks to add volume and lift. Before your procedure, it...

What You Need to Know Before Getting Liposuction Jun 1st, 2018

Liposuction at our CT practice and nationwide is one of today’s most popular body contouring procedures—and for good reason. This fat reduction process can eliminate trouble spots on your thighs, hips, abdomen, buttocks, and under the chin. However, before you schedule a procedure, it is important to educate yourself, because an...

How to Get Better Tummy Tuck Results Apr 30th, 2018

When people come to me for a tummy tuck at my Fairfield, CT, practice, I know they will be happy with their smoother, firmer abdomens after surgery. Like most good plastic surgeons, I get rid of extra skin, tighten lax or separated abdominal muscles, and even perform liposuction to improve their midsections. But...

The Keller Funnel® for a Better Breast Augmentation Apr 1st, 2018

Year after year, the most popular cosmetic surgery in the U.S. is breast augmentation. At my Fairfield, CT, practice, I perform hundreds of breast augmentations each year, but no procedure is ever “routine.” I make it a priority to provide my patients with customized care and the most advanced and innovative techniques available....

6 Things You Need to Know About Mommy Makeover Mar 16th, 2018

One of the most transformative procedures I perform is the mommy makeover. At my Fairfield, CT, plastic surgery practice, I perform this procedure–which typically combines body contouring and breast enhancement–to help women regain their figures after having children. I understand that the more you understand about your procedure, the more confident...

Breast Lift: What You Need to Know Before Surgery Feb 12th, 2018

When patients come for a breast lift consultation at my Fairfield, CT, practice, they are often concerned about sagging breasts, and not necessarily looking to increase breast size. These women are ideal candidates for a breast lift. The breast lift procedure is very popular with women who have had children because pregnancy...

The Basics of Breast Implants Jan 8th, 2018

For my breast augmentation patients in Fairfield, CT, choosing breast implants is one of the most exciting—and potentially nerve-wracking—parts of their procedure. Choosing the right implants is key to achieving your desired results. Of course, choosing the right surgeon is even more important, and he or she will guide you in your...

Top Tummy Tuck Candidates Dec 3rd, 2017

Many people struggle with rolls and bulges in their midsections despite diet and exercise. Most of us are familiar with the nicknames we give to our tummy troubles—spare tire, love handles, muffin top. But what you may not be so familiar with are the various solutions available to you for...

3 Factors to Consider When Choosing Breast Implants Nov 17th, 2017

You’ve decided you want to get breast implants. Now what? At my Fairfield, CT, practice, breast augmentation patients often tell me that choosing implants is one of the most exciting and nerve-wracking parts of the process. However, if you have an open dialogue with your surgeon and realistic expectations for your results, you...

5 Things to Know About Eyelid Surgery Sep 28th, 2017

Women and men considering eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, at my Fairfield, CT, practice often arrive at their consultations having already done their homework regarding the procedure. For those just starting their research, this blog post provides tips designed to help you get the best results possible. Eyelid surgery is one of...

Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck: Which One Is Right for You? Aug 16th, 2017

Body contouring remains an incredibly popular branch of plastic surgery, especially as men and women alike become much more conscious of sculpting and toning every inch. Numerous options are available right here in Westport, including liposuction and tummy tuck — the 2 most popular options. My prospective patients who are dissatisfied with the way...

The Fountain of Youth: Why Eyelid Surgery Is the Right Choice Jul 16th, 2017

There are countless reasons people consider plastic surgery, but by far the most common one is simple: to look younger. It’s such a pleasure helping my patients reveal improved, vibrant versions of themselves. I believe that blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, here at my Connecticut practice is a great option for achieving...

What Liposuction Can Do for You (& What It Can’t) Jul 16th, 2017

Thanks to its reliability and effectiveness at reducing unwanted fat, “liposuction” has become a household word. There’s no denying it can create very impressive results, however, liposuction isn’t always the appropriate solution for everyone. In this blog post, let’s take a look at the basics of liposuction here in Connecticut...

Eyelid Surgery Recovery Tips May 5th, 2017

Eyelid surgery, which can be performed on the upper or lower eyelids, or both, has a reputation for being a fairly straightforward procedure. The average procedure time for eyelid surgery at my Fairfield, CT, practice is typically brief — as little as 20 minutes in some cases. Only a local anesthetic is...

When Liposuction Is Your PAL Apr 9th, 2017

The roster of liposuction techniques available is long, even overwhelming. Ever since liposuction was first introduced more than 40 years ago, technological advances have made the procedure more effective than ever. In your research, you’ll come across VASERlipo®, SAFELipo®, ultrasound-assisted liposuction, waterjet liposuction, and many, many others. Based on my...

Lower Eyelid Surgery or Fillers? Mar 9th, 2017

For those “bags” under the eyes or a hollowed-out appearance, patients often wonder whether lower blepharoplasty eyelid surgery at my Fairfield, CT practice is the best option. Others come in wanting to know if injectable fillers can make a noticeable improvement. Here’s the short answer: Each approach has benefits, but in most cases I...

The Surprising Places You Can Have Liposuction Feb 7th, 2017

Of all the treatments I offer, liposuction is perhaps the most noteworthy for its versatility. While most people think of liposuction for removing fat from obvious areas, such as unwanted belly fat, you might be surprised to learn that liposuction in my Connecticut practice can improve quite a few other areas, too....

Getting to “Just Right”: Choosing the Size of Breast Implants Jan 4th, 2017

So you’ve made the decision to get breast implants, and you want to learn more about the procedure and having a more feminine figure. But if you’re like many of the breast augmentation patients I see at my Fairfield, CT practice, you may be feeling a bit lost about how to decide...

Breast Augmentation: To Tell or Not to Tell? Dec 12th, 2016

If you’ve had your eyes on headlines recently, it’s likely that you’ve noticed an increasing number of people, especially celebrities, being more forthcoming about their cosmetic enhancements. You may even know people in your own life who have been more eager to talk about their own surgeries or nonsurgical procedures,...

Want a Tummy Tuck? Skip the Home Remedies. Nov 23rd, 2016

The old saying caveat emptor — “let the buyer beware” — certainly applies when shopping for do-it-yourself tummy tuck treatments. In Connecticut, as elsewhere across the country, our patients can be susceptible to ploys from all sorts of products that promise to give them the flatter tummy they desire without surgery. Unfortunately, these at-home...

Breast Lift: You May Be a Candidate Oct 12th, 2016

Breast lift is a bit unique among cosmetic surgery procedures in that its guidelines for candidacy sometimes overlap with other breast procedures. For example, many women who initially visit me for breast augmentation are actually better suited to breast lift – and vice versa. As a plastic surgeon, I care deeply about...

A Helpful Guide to Tummy Tuck Surgery Sep 15th, 2016

When people come in for a tummy tuck consultation at my practice in Connecticut, I spend a good deal of time explaining the procedure. I always want patients to be as informed as possible; I find it builds trust and helps the patient feel more confident in his or her decision making...

How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost? Aug 29th, 2016

At some point in planning for a breast augmentation, our Connecticut patients inevitably want to know How much will it cost? With breast augmentation, the quote here at Plastic Surgery Center of Fairfield is almost always in the range of $6,000 to $9,000, total. Why such a big range? After all, we perform...

Menopause Makeover Aug 20th, 2015

Staness Jonekos the author of the book ‘menopause makeover’, also one of the original executive producers to launch Oprah Winfrey’s television network, Oxygen Media, once said: “Menopause is the ultimate women’s liberation. You’re not being defined as a baby-maker anymore. So you have the freedom to reinvent yourself and live...

Silicone 5.0 – Gummy Bear Breast Implants Jun 16th, 2015

Tis the season! With the summer ahead, more women have been exploring more options in Breast Enhancement surgery and inquiring how to achieve a more natural look. They are hearing of the “gummy bear implant.” So inquisitive minds want to know…what exactly is the gummy bear implant??” The newest 5th...

How to plan for a mommy makeover? Childcare and Mommy care! #plasticsurgery #mommymakeover Apr 6th, 2015

A common concern for patients preparing for a tummy tuck or mommy makeover surgery is, “How do I prevent my kids from jumping all over me after surgery?”. The short answer “PLAN”. Planning for your surgery is one of the most important steps and how well you plan, will determine...

What you need to know: Not ready for a facelift, but want to look younger!…. Apr 2nd, 2015

The aging process:  What to do to look younger if you’re not ready for a facelift! The most common question people ask Dr. Sofer is, “What do I do to look younger, if I’m not ready for a facelift?”.  This is a question the needs to be answered on a...

Option for the post pregnancy tummy pooch?… #tummytuck #mommymakeover … Mar 12th, 2015

Answers and questions Tummy Tuck! Everything you need to know! For some women after childbirth their abdomens don’t bounce back, and in fact the skin can seem sagging with fat and lose tissue, as the underline muscles separate, which add to the appearance of a “kangaroo pouch”.  This may not happen to every women...

Special offer MILK PEEL! Feb 23rd, 2015

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Preparing yourself for plastic surgery. Jan 21st, 2015

One of the most common questions I get asked from my patients is, “What can I do to prepare myself for surgery?”.  In some cases it’s a simple matter of seeing your primary care doctor and making sure you are in optimal health, but in general it’s looking at your over...

Breast Augmentation before and after photo’s. Dr. Sofer’s uses the advanced VECTRA 3D Imaging System Dec 1st, 2014

Awarded the “Best Cosmetic Surgeon of Fairfield County” 4 years in a row, by the readers poll in Fairfield Weekly! 15 Years of experience in Cosmetic Surgery, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Awarded “Top Doctor” by the prestigious Castle Connelly   See Dr. Sofer’s before and after photo’s here https://www.drsofer.com/photo-gallery/breast/breast-augmentation With the help...

New Techniques in Acne Scar and Surgical Scar Repair…… Nov 15th, 2014

Dermapen® is a fractional micro-needling device that works to tighten, lift and rejuvenate the skin. It’s effective in reducing fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, surgical and acne scars. Fractional micro-needling or collagen induction therapy (CIT) uses needles to pierce the skin in a controlled and precise pattern. Compared to...

Veterans Day 2014! We can’t thank you enough!… Nov 10th, 2014

A special thank you to all our Veterans!

See you tomorrow for Ladies Night! Free skin care analysis Nov 7th, 2014

See you tomorrow for Ladies Night! Free skin care analysis… Learn how to Brighten and Tighten with the “Perfect 10 Peel” and the “Perfect Peel”……   Ladies Night!Get your Peel on!Try out our new skin rejuvenation peels! Shrink your pore sized with our Lighten, Brighten and Tighten Peel called the...

What is 3D Imaging with VECTRA? ……. Oct 23rd, 2014

The Vectra 3D Camera The system captures a three dimensional photograph of you. Using multiple cameras, it takes a number of pictures simultaneously from several different points of view. The system uses these photos to build a three dimensional virtual model for you. The three dimensional photograph is processed to display the...

Skin Recovery Milk Peel!.. Oct 23rd, 2014

Milk Peel with Spot Treatment or fine lines, dull complexion and loss of tone Restores a radiant complexion Stimulates the epidermis Regulates oily skin and dilated pores Improves fine lines and wrinkles Evens skin tone Boosts the action of daily cosmetics Our specialist will recommend the most appropriate peel and...

Plastic Surgery Center of Fairfield raised $2500 for the Swim across the sound Oct 16th, 2014

Plastic Surgery Center of Fairfield raised $2500 for the Swim across the sound and $1000 for Plastic Surgery Education Foundation for BRA day. October is breast cancer awareness month and October 15th is Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day (BRA day). More than 65% of women eligible for breast reconstruction following cancer surgery...

Plastic Surgery Center of Fairfield – Alfred Sofer, MD, FACS Featured in PR Newsire Oct 13th, 2014

Dr. Sofer Featured on PRnewswire. Read the article: Plastic Surgery Center of Fairfield, CT, Dr. Alfred Sofer offers Sientra gel cohesive breast Implants for Breast Augmentation and Breast Reconstruction — Available only to Board Certified Plastic Surgeons…read more FAIRFIELD, Conn., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — There is tremendous excitement about the new...

What procedures are in a Mommy Makeover? … Oct 7th, 2014

    Actual patient of Dr. Alfred Sofer.. Mommy Makeover Patients interested in Mommy Makeover can address their breast with either a breast augmentation or breast lift (with or without breast implants) and address the abdomen with liposuction or tummy tuck. There are 3 types of tummy tucks: – Mini, Regular, and Extended Tummy Tuck. Depending on...

After 2 pregnancies Tummy Tuck transformations before and after! .. #tummytuck …… Oct 5th, 2014

  Dr. Sofer tummy tuck before and after: Even individuals of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging. The most common causes of this include: Aging Heredity Pregnancy Prior surgery Significant fluctuations in weight DR. SOFER TUMMY TUCK BEFORE AND...

Check out Dr. Sofer’s sisters first novel, “Septembers of Shiraz”, By Dalia Sofer. Oct 3rd, 2014

    Looking for a good read this weekend? Check out Dr. Sofer’s sisters first novel, “Septembers of Shiraz”, by Dalia Sofer. Filming is all wrapped up. Cannot wait to see it on the big screen!   http://deadline.com/2014/04/septembers-of-shiraz-movie-adrien-brody-start-date-712370/ http://powergrid.thewrap.com/news/attachment-casting-salma-hayek-and-shohreh-aghdashloo-star-septembers-shiraz

Actual Patient of Dr. Sofer. Before and after breast augmentation… Oct 1st, 2014

37 year old from Fairfield County in CT, underwent breast augmentation with Silicone implants. For more information about breast augmentation click here. Actual Patient TYPES OF BREAST IMPLANTS Saline breast implants – These implants are known for their uniform shape, firmness and feel. They are FDA approved for women 18 and up...

George Clooney’s off the market! Tell us who you think the next most eligible bachelor should be?.. Sep 29th, 2014

George Clooney’s off the market! Congrats! Well we have some ideas! Tell us if you agree with this list of new most eligible bachelors? Our staff thinks their are some missing! http://entertainthis.usatoday.com/2014/09/29/george-clooney-married-hollywood-most-eligible-bachelor/

Breast Lift with or without breast implants? Sep 28th, 2014

Actual patient of Dr. Sofer’s. Before and After. Breast Lift with implant, for volume and creating a natural curve and shape to her breasts. In some people the areola becomes enlarged over time, and breast can loose volume and sag due to different factors.  A breast lift can rejuvenate your figure...

Dermapen! Before and After photo’s.. Learn how to get younger skin with the Dermapen!… Sep 24th, 2014

Dermapen is safer and more effective in piercing the skin than traditional skin micro needling rollers due to its unique vertical micro-needling technology. Dermapen’s multi-speed and adjustable needle depths allow the needles to pierce the skin’s layers at 90 degrees and increases the effectiveness of treatments by increasing the absorption...

Learn more about Dr. Sofer. Castle Connolly Top Doctor in the Field of Plastic Surgery…. Sep 20th, 2014

Dr. Alfred Sofer, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, serving connecticut, Westport, Fairfield, Norwalk, Trumbull, Monroe, Bridgeport, CT and more. Castle Connolly Top Doctor Dr. Alfred Sofer, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon What you need to know about Dr. Sofer… -Double Boarded by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board...

Before and After Liposuction: It’s the perfect time to say goodbye to those saddle bags and ... Sep 19th, 2014

Before and After Liposuction: It’s the perfect time to say goodbye to those saddle bags and muffin top! Target problem area’s with liposuction. #liposuctionct ……   Body sculpting with liposuction can transform your body. Fat collecting in the thighs and waist causing one to look disproportionate and feel self conscious....

Learn more about body sculpting with liposuction actual patient before and after…. Sep 19th, 2014

  Body sculpting with liposuction can transform your body. Fat collecting in the thighs and waist causing one to look disproportionate and feel self conscious. When fat forms in the thighs (saddle bags) or the waist and hips (muffin top) it can cause clothes not fit well and the body...

December Specials! Gift Certificates for the Holiday’s!…. Sep 18th, 2014

December Specials Botox  $229.00 per area (Normally $329.00) Dysport $199.00 per area (Normally $299.00) (Savings $100 and up)  Dermal Fillers $595.00 per syringe (Radiesse 0.8ml and Restylane 1ml) (Savings up to $50) Tax and Gratuity not included. #chemical peels Milk peels with post care kit; $299.00  (Savings up to $50) Tax...

Liquid Face Lift; What is it?….. Sep 17th, 2014

Liquid Face Lift is the term use to describe the use of Botox, Dysport and Dermal Fillers to smoothen out lines, as well as, fill and lift areas of the face. Each person’s face is unique and requires specific skills in determining where injections should go to achieve a natural...

Mommy Makeovers! Getting their curves back…. Sep 16th, 2014

Tummy Tuck patient of Dr. Alfred Sofer Another of Dr. Sofer’s patient below had a tummy tuck. Liposuction was used to give her back her natural curve after childbirth. Dr. Alfred Sofer, patient after tummy tuck Dr. Sofer focus during a tummy tuck (also in mommy makeovers) surgery is developing...

What are gummy bear breast implants?… Sep 13th, 2014

Gummy bear breast implants SIENTRA: GUMMY BEAR IMPLANTS: PLASTIC SURGERY CENTER OF FAIRFIELD WITH DR. ALFRED SOFER Learn More in these pages of detailed information: The Sientra Choice: Learn about the different types of implants offered by Sientra What are Gummy Bear Implants?  Learn what makes this implant different Before and...

What’s in a facelift and a platysmasplaty?… Sep 13th, 2014

SMAS Facelift  SMAS refers to the superficial musculo-aponeurotic system. Deep Plane Facelift The deep-plane facelift is modification of the traditional facelift. During this type of facelift, Dr. Sofer will lift and reposition the muscle and the deeper layers of the face. Dr. Sofer will also separate certain muscle layers off...

Learn more about Plastic Surgery Costs and Financing…. Sep 11th, 2014

Financing plans with 0% APR available. Apply online and know in minutes! http://www.carecredit.com/cosmetic/ Breast Augmentation $5995 with Saline Implants, (as little as $149/month payment plan) $6995 with Silicone Implants (as little as $169/month payment plan) For more information on costs of plastic surgery, click the specific surgery you are interested...

Tummy Tuck in a Mommy makeover…. Get your curve back!….. Sep 11th, 2014

Actual patient of Dr. Alfred Sofer. Picture taken a few weeks post surgery. Tummy tuck and breast lift are the most common surgical procedures to repair sagging stretched out skin, fat and muscles that many women experience after childbirth. A mommy makeover is a procedure that has many varieties, it...

Breast Augmentation Fall Special Sep 9th, 2014

Financing plans with 0% APR available. http://www.carecredit.com Breast Augmentation $5995 with Saline Implants $6995 with Silicone Implants Dr. Sofer uses Vectra 3D System to help his patients choose the best implant for their body type. Click below to see how the system works. http://www.sculptmydream.com/

We Value your opinion! Win one area of Botox or Dysport just for telling us what you think! Aug 29th, 2014

Plastic Surgery Center of Fairfield has a new website. We want to know what you think. So check it out at drsofer.com. Then go to drsofer.com/site-feedback and fill out a short form for a chance to win one area of Botox/Dysport. The drawing is tomorrow! For more information about Botox or Dysport click here.

Do you want to look your best by the holidays? Aug 25th, 2014

Then NOW is the time to start planning your fall or winter surgery. Don’t wait till the last minute. The Back to school and Holidays are a busy time, so schedule your consultation and plan ahead. Friday surgical dates are in high demand and book up fast. So if you...

Chance to WIN one area of BOTOX just for your opinion. Aug 21st, 2014

We care and want to know what you think! Dr. Sofer and the Plastic Surgery Center of Fairfield have launched a brand new website and want your feedback. So check out the website at www.drsofer.com, then go to https://www.drsofer.com/site-feedback/ and fill out a short form so you can enter to win one area...

WIN one area of botox/dysport for your feedback!! Aug 19th, 2014

Dr. Sofer and the Plastic Surgery Center of Farifeld have launched a new website. We want to know what you think. To thank you, You will be eligible to WIN one area of Botox/dysport for your feedback. The winner will be announced in 2 weeks on 8/31/14. So visit www.drsofer.com then give...