Operation Smile


Operation Smile

Dr. Alfred Sofer’s work as a plastic surgeon extends beyond Fairfield, CT, to various underprivileged countries through his charitable work with the nonprofit organization Operation Smile. Operation Smile provides much needed medical treatment to children and adults with facial deformities, such as cleft lips and cleft palates. During his last volunteer effort, Dr. Sofer and only 5 other surgeons from around the world performed almost 175 free surgeries.

Dr. Sofer is one of the few plastic surgeons in Fairfield, CT, to donate his time to plastic surgery missions like those organized by Operation Smile. Request your consultation online or call (203) 336-9862 to schedule your appointment.

About Operation Smile

Operation Smile was founded in 1982 and has successfully provided more than 220,000 free surgeries in over 60 countries around the world, serving every continent except Antarctica. The success of Operation Smile relies on a large network of credentialed medical volunteers from more than 80 countries. With the help of skilled surgeons like Dr. Sofer, as well as hospitals, governments, and other organizations, Operation Smile provides access to safe and timely medical procedures to individuals who would otherwise go untreated.

A Commitment to Exceptional Surgical Care

Operation Smile provides training and education to local doctors so that they can train other medical professionals in their community, further widening the reach and scope of Operation Smile. Established care centers also ensure that communities in need receive ongoing medical treatment long after temporary volunteers are gone. In addition, Operation Smile conducts ongoing research to better understand the cause of cleft-related deformities so that they can ultimately be prevented.

Dr. Sofer is thrilled to be part of this international community of medical professionals. He takes great pride in providing underprivileged children and adults a chance to live without the health issues and social stigmas that are often associated with cleft lips, cleft palates, and facial deformities.

Dr. Sofer understands how appearance can profoundly impact self-esteem. Throughout his career, he’s seen his patients’ confidence grow after undergoing procedures such as faceliftschin augmentations, and ear surgery. His goal in partnering with Operation Smile is to provide those with facial deformities the same opportunity to look normal, feel confident, and be healthy.

To learn more about Operation Smile please visit www.operationsmile.org.


Read more stories featuring Dr. Sofer’s work with Operation Smile in the Fairfield Sun and Fairfield Citizen.

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