203 454 0044

Plastic Surgery of Southern CT® – Westport

Dr. Joseph O'Connell

Cosmetic and Aesthetic Surgery

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

203·454·0044 PATIENT

208 Post Rd. W, Westport, CT 06880

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Finer Control – A New Advance in Lip Augmentation

Recently, the FDA approved Restylane Silk as the first and only injectible filler approved for both smoothing wrinkles and lines around the lip and also to provide subtle lip enhancement. Restylane Silk is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid, just like the other members of the Restylane family.  Restylane Silk has a smaller, smoother particle size and it’s injected with a special ultrafine needle for meticulously precise lip definition and line control.  The product contains 0.3% lidocaine to make injection more comfortable.

Fraxel Dual Now Available at Plastic Surgery of Southern Connecticut®

Plastic Surgery of Southern Connecticut, L.L.C. is pleased to offer Valeant’s state-of-the-art Fraxel® Dual, a safe, effective, and non-invasive treatment designed to improve the tone and texture of the skin. With nearly a million treatments worldwide Fraxel is a widely known name brand and, we believe, the “gold standard” for fractional resurfacing. With a series of treatments you’ll see real results with improvement in fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, melasma, and even acne scars. Best of all, Fraxel Dual is non-ablative — the treatments are designed to work internally, within the skin, without damaging the epidermis. In most cases, the recovery process is simply redness and swelling that gradually subside without crusting or scabbing. If you want real results without extended downtime then Fraxel Dual may be your solution.

Juvéderm Voluma Receives FDA Approval

In October 2013, the US FDA approved Juvéderm Voluma XC for correction of age-related volume loss in the mid-face in adults over the age of 21. Juvedérm Voluma XC is a crosslinked hyaluronic acid (HA) filler of non-animal origin that includes lidocaine in the formulation. The product is injected into the cheeks and nearby regions to temporarily restore volume and fullness to the areas. In the clinical study cited by the FDA, 86% of patients had an improvement in cheek fullness at six months with results lasting up to two years in a majority of subjects.

One early sign of aging can be volume loss in the cheek from a combination of fat and bone absorption as well as gravitational descent. “Voluma” is an excellent choice to restore volume in the upper cheek and its exceptional longevity provides excellent “bang for the buck.”

CoolSculpting® Now Available at Plastic Surgery of Southern Connecticut

Plastic Surgery of Southern Connecticut is pleased to offer CoolSculpting®, a safe, non-invasive treatment for eliminating those stubborn layers of fat without needles, special diets, supplements, or surgery. In the hands of Dr. Joseph O’Connell, this innovative technology allows you to say goodbye to unsightly belly fat, back fat and love handles.

Unlike most other methods of fat reduction, CoolSculpting® involves no downtime. During the treatment patients often spend their time reading, working on their laptops, or simply relaxing.
 Cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and studied in clinical trials, CoolSculpting uses non-invasive technology to gently cool fat cells and induce a natural, controlled elimination of body fat. This breakthrough science was developed at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. A vast body of research demonstrated that fat cells are selectively, permanently, and painlessly destroyed when subjected to cold temperatures; the scientific term for this technology is Apoptosis.

Dr. O’Connell finds CoolSculpting® to be very effective in refining beautiful, natural contours for both men and women with no anesthesia and virtually no downtime.

Call us today to schedule your consultation, to find out if CoolSculpting is right for you: 203.454.0044