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Dr. Tito Vasquez

Plastic Surgery
Southport, CT
26 years experience

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Office

Southport, CT

Address

2600 Post Rd #206, Southport, CT
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Bio

I perform a full range of cosmetic, reconstructive and hand surgical services. I am double board-certified in general surgery and plastic surgery with an additional fellowship in orthopaedic hand and upper extremity surgery. I have trained at world-renowned institutions and have also served as an active duty physician in the US Navy. I enjoy performing complex reconstruction but also enjoy performing cosmetic surgery as well. In addition, my practice offers a complete range of skin care and aesthetic services as well. My passion is helping people achieve their goals and developing a personal relationship with all my patients. I am currently the only plastic surgeon in practice in Southport Connecticut, highly regarded as the "gold coast" of this state.

Specialties
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Plastic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

120 Answers
10 Agrees
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Doctor's stats: More importantly, ensure that your surgeon is board-certified in a society recognized by the american board of medical specialties (abms). You can al... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: You should definitely inquire about having the procedures done concurrently as long as there is no unusual risk involved. This will allow you one rec... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
It's up to you.: Worth is dependent upon the value something has to you. Your options should be given to you depending on your individual anatomy. This could be anyt... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
18 years old: Though many females are having children in their teens, which has social and ethical implications, i would not recommend a non-adult in undergoing a t... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: A combination of good skin care, exfoliation, resurfacing of the skin (i.e. Peels, laser, ipl), and injectible fillers can reduce wrinkles and rejuven... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Not quite: Implants don't really change. It is the breast and soft tissue around the implants that changes after pregnancy or breast feeding. The skin loses el... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: Radiation always demands extra caution and consideration toward breast reconstruction. Having a surgeon who is experienced and board-certified will h... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
2-4 hours: Depending upon the work needed to create the result you are looking for, a standard tummy tuck usually takes me 3-4 hours. I usually include some lip... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Postop activity: Activity after surgery can vary widely even with one specific procedure and surgeon. There may be technical concerns during the surgery which may mak... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Not risky, but risk: All surgery has its risks, and you should be aware of all the potential risks. Doing some research and asking all the right questions can inform you ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Too much Juvederm: In some cases, you can massage some the juvederm away from the area that is overfilled to a point which you may be satisfied with the result. However... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: The challenge for the surgeon is to make sure that any enhancement does not look like you have had surgery. Most patients want to look and feel natur... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
It varies: Despite using the same technique on different people, a patient's response to pain after surgery can be variable. I find that if a surgeon communicat... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Sick time: I generally recommend that most working patients take two weeks off from work. A few patients have needed more time, but some patients are able to re... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Breast implant cost: Posted quotes regarding breast augmentation can be somewhat misleading. You can check the asps website (www.Plasticsurgery.Org) for average prices. ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Move a lot: Try to reposition your face or head frequently during your massage. I would recommend moving every 1-2 minutes to minimize any marks. There will alw... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Peel, IPL, or laser: Since surgery to the face starts a cascade of healing factors, brown spots, which are a condition of melanin overproduction can be further stimulated.... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Marketing term: Somewhat like liquid facelift or mommy makeover, the lifestyle lift is merely a marking term to describe a "package" of procedures needed to perform r... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Can be difficult: There are features that suggest cancer rather than a benign mass such as hardness, lack of mobility, irregularity, and proximity to other structures. ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
As soon as possible: I understand that receiving a breast cancer diagnosis is very difficult. That being said, as soon as you speak to your breast cancer surgeon, you sho... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: Breast reconstruction refers to a general set of procedures to restore a breast to "normal." it carries its own specific risks and benefits as well a... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Botox and thinners: While the risk of bleeding and bruising is higher with anticoagulants, especially if more than one is used, i feel comfortable using Botox in most fac... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
None: Overall health and personal expectations are better indicators than age alone. There seems to be a greater trend toward having facelifts earlier in l... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Most common: The most common plastic surgery procedures for men are liposuction, surgery for large breasts or abnormal breast tissue, injectables such as fillers o... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Mini tummy tuck: You sound like a good candidate for a mini-tummy tuck that removes this skin without undergoing a full tummy tuck. This still leaves you with a small... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
It's up to you: Your boyfriends may come and go, but your implants can stay with you for life. Always be in control of your own body and life and make this decision ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Many things: Any abnormalities in the breast should be examined by a breast surgeon. A thorough breast history should also be given. Fibrocystic breasts are a co... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Milk ducts: Breast firmness occurs by the increase in breast volume by the production of milk and the storage of the milk in the glands. Furthermore an increase ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Ultrasonic energy: Vaser use a ultrasonic energy to break up fat globules and emulsifies the fat to make removal much easier. It can be gentler and cause less bruising ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: In of itself, a ddd sized breast that is reduced will likely produce significant relief in symptoms. Unless there are other factors which increase th... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Be cautious: Be cautious of getting less costly procedures overseas where you don't know the certifications and regulations regarding the practitioners performing ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
1/2 to 1 1/2 hours: Depending on where the Lidocaine is placed, the relative blood flow and the ph level of the tissues can affect how long Lidocaine lasts. It may be ne... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
No abnormalities: A normal breast ultrasound should show no abnormal architecture of the breast tissue, no solid or cystic masses, no cluster of calcifications (which a... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Sometimes: An ultrasound is simply another means of looking at breast (or other soft) tissues. It is not usually ordered routinely in conjunction with a mammogr... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
At least months: Hair removal can take 2-6 treatments or more regardless of the technique due to the phases that hair growth undergo. Furthermore, if you have any com... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Depends: Facial reconstruction can be as simple as a closure of a simple wound to extremely complex such as the use of microsurgery and free flaps. Facial tra... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Lots of options: Most scar treatments are not well proven in the literature or the improvements may be minimal. Silicone sheeting is well studied and generally helpfu... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Many ways: Depending on your hair color and skin type, laser is becoming a popular treatment for hair removal. However waxing, depilatory creams, and electrolys... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Yes, very common: This combination of facial rejuvenating surgeries is very common and safe in the hands of a board certified plastic surgeon or facial plastic surgeon.... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Same time: A plastic surgeon always looks at overall balance when deciding on an operative plan, particularly when it comes to these procedures. This is a very c... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Not much: Unfortunately, most scar treatments offer only marginal improvement over doing nothing at all. The biggest problem with the area around the lips is t... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
2 standard deviation: The quick answer is that you need to be below 2 standard deviations for your height and weight. You may also need a specific diagnosis such as idiopa... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Not really: Pectoralis implants are generally solid silicone block implants which tend to feel much more firm than cohesive silicone gel or saline implants. Pect... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Targeted fat laser: Zerona is a device which uses laser technology at a specific wavelength meant to target fat cells. That being said, I am skeptical about the amount o... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Depends: Any form of liposuction can be used in an obese person. However any form of liposuction is never a weight loss procedure. It simply improves contour... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Not too long: A breast ultrasound usually only takes between 20-40 minutes, but is somewhat operator dependent. An experienced ultrasonographer can be fairly rapid... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Depends: Cost is dependent on the complexity of the surgery, the time involved (which also factors in the time used at the facility and the anesthesia), and th... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: Women can breastfeed after breast implants, particularly when the incision is away from the nipple and the implant is placed beneath the pectorals mus... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Depends: You should generally wait 6 months to a year prior to revision rhinoplasty. Also i usually recommend at least discussing with your surgeon what bothe... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Side effects: The general side effects (or more properly, complications) associated with reconstruction are bleeding, infection, poor wound healing, scarring, asymm... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
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Mar 31, 2015
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York Medical College, NY
Graduated 1996MD

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