Dr. Tito Vasquez

Plastic Surgery
Southport, CT
27 years experience

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Office

Southport, CT

Address

2600 Post Rd #206, Southport, CT
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About

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
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Plastic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

120 Answers
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Side effects: Mastectomy without reconstruction results in a major deformity of the chest wall and significant asymmetry when compared to the other breast. Reconst... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Lasts a lifetime: In most cases, a tummy tuck is mean to be done only once, provided that you are done having children or do not have large fluctuations in weight. It ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Reconstruction risks: The risks of reconstruction (specifically implants), are infection, collections of blood or fluid, implant failure, wound healing problems, skin flap ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Reconstruction need: No one ever "needs" reconstruction under normal circumstances. However the goal of reconstruction to restore and replace whatever is removed as a res... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Nose reshaping: A rhinoplasty is a complicated surgery with many parts. You have to consider the framework (bone, cartilage, ligaments, septum) and the skin and soft... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
No: No procedure can remove all of the fat. Fat to some degree is protective to the circulation of the skin and can hide some of the imperfections that o... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Belt lipectomy: A belt lipectomy is particularly effective for those people who have had a lost of weight loss due to the extra skin. It can lift the outer thighs an... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Go online: Check national and state databases that list the complaints or status of a physician's license. The state department of health or speciality board we... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: Age is not the sole determinant if you qualify for breast reconstruction. I have seen 30 year olds that are functionally over 70 and vice versa. You... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Reputation: I usually ask multiple colleagues in different specialties and also check their training and background. Finally i speak to them on a personal basis ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
It can: It is important to look at what your calories are coming from (i.e. Fat, carbohydrates, or protein). If you are eating a lot to match the calories th... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Sometimes: Procedures done together can add some additional risk but can also be done safely depending on the situation, the medical condition of the patient, th... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: A mini tummy tuck will remove the stretch marks that are inside the margin of tissue removal. Stretch marks outside of this area will remain.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Generally not: Unless there is a reason to remove tissue, breast tissue is not typically removed when breast implants are removed or exchanged.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
It is safe: As long as you are healthy, tummy tucks (witch hazel) are very safe with an overall complication rate less than 5%. However, it is still major surger... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: Facial plastic surgery is usually regarded as cosmetic, while any reconstruction is considered non-cosmetic. Reconstruction involves the restoration ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
A few weeks: A standard tummy tuck takes 2-12 weeks to recover to full activity due to the work done to tighten your muscles. A mini tummy tuck may only involve s... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
No: I cannot comment on the expertise and quality of plastic surgery abroad since you can find both ends of the spectrum in any country. That being said,... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Depends on goals: There are always alternatives depending on your goals and expectations. It is important to understand what your concerns are about facelifts or other... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
It does: Significant weight gain or loss of 10-20 lbs or more affects the fat globally in the body. Since tram flaps contain mostly fat, the volume and/or sha... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Medical supply: Viscous Lidocaine is obtained from pharmacies or medical supply companies. I would be cautious of using lidocaine, which is a medication that has pot... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
You are right: Full strength peroxide is toxic to new cell growth but generally won't destroy already living tissue. So you probably had some tissue that was alread... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Sometimes: People with diabetes, if well controlled and have other stable medical conditions, can have elective surgery such as breast implants. You medical doc... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Many problems: Skin that is pulled too tight, no matter where in the body, will causes problems with blood supply to the incision, which eventually causes tissue dea... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Get it reevaluated: Ligament tears that don't heal could mean either immobilization or the length of treatment was not enough, that there may be an associated fracture, o... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Related but separate: A cleft, in general, refers to the incomplete or complete fusion of tissue during embryo development. A cleft lip refers to the incomplete or complet... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Depends: The treatment for facial fractures may involve simple observation to placement of metal plates to stabilize the fractures to complex reconstruction to... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: Reducing retin a (tretinoin) dose or using a product which delivers retin a (tretinoin) (such as retin a (tretinoin) micro) can reduce redness. This ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
No: Difficulty breathing may be structural or not. A structural problem can usually be corrected with surgery, which should help with your breathing prob... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Generally okay: An experience board-certified surgeon can determine whether or not is okay to have the upper and lower eyelids done at the same time. That being said... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Not sure: If you are considering surgery in asia, you should ask these questions of those practices in asia. I would surmise that it could potentially be signi... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Absolutely: Vaser liposuction uses ultrasonic energy to emulsify fat. It is easy to learn and perform, but like any liposuction, it still involves a degree of ar... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
3 months: Although it is generally safe to undergo elective surgery right away, it will take a few months for your female hormones to reach your usual baseline.... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Depends: An arm lift, like any body contouring procedure, is designed to remove excess tissue. However the scars needed to achieve this can be long. We do ou... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Not very painful: Unless you have an underlying problem such as an infection or trauma, an ultrasound of the breast should not be more painful than a light massage. A ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Depends: The "best" plastic surgeon is the one that is best for you. Certainly good past results and low complication rates make one plastic surgeon better th... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Depends: It depends upon the local standards and where the surgeon feels comfortable in performing the procedure safely. If it is done in an office setting, m... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
5000-8000: It generally costs about 5-8000 dollars for breast augmentation. Factors are length of surgery, type of implants used, and the facility where the sur... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
1-3 pounds: Removal of 1-3 pounds of weight from each breast can result in a significant improvement in posture, pain relief, and other symptoms. Although this m... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Depends: It could be an umbilical hernia but it could also be band of scar that could distort the belly button. More extreme conditions could be gastroschisis... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 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
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 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
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 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
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 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
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Plastic Surgery 27 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
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Vasquez is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Vasquez is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York Medical College, NY
Graduated 1996MD

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