We strive to build each relationship with our patients by listening, answering questions, and educating on all options whether surgical or non-invasive. Our goal is to become your long-term personal aesthetic advisors and develop an individualized plan to restore and enhance your natural beauty.
Dr. David Passaretti’s core belief is a personal approach to plastic surgery, knowing how it can dramatically improve the lives of his patients. Having achieved the prestigious status of the true expert, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), and recognized Castle Connolly Top Doctor, Dr. Passaretti holds teaching privileges at the universities of Columbia and Yale. He practices cosmetic surgery with the utmost integrity, honesty and unsurpassed patient care.
MD, FACS, FICS
Dr. Fredric Newman has been in practice for nearly 30 years and has received extensive accolades and recognition as a leading cosmetic surgeon. With Dr. Newman, you are in highly experienced and skilled hands. Dr. Newman is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon as well as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the elite International College of Surgeons. As a Castle Connolly Top Plastic Surgeon, Fredric Newman extends his services to one and all.
MD, PhD, FACS
An alumni of the University of Pennsylvania, Yale University and Stanford, Dr. Leo Otake is a masterfully trained plastic surgeon. Dr. Otake is a specialist in reconstructive microsurgery and DIEP flap breast reconstruction. Dr. Otake shares his expertise with philanthropic organizations dedicated to the delivery of plastic surgery care to patients around the world, such as Operation Smile and missions to the Amazon region of Brazil, Honduras, and Jordan.
Dr. Liu graduated with an M.D. from Yale Medical School and summa cum laude from Harvard University. He is our resident specialist in disorders and injuries of the hand and wrist. His residency was spent at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. Here he gained rare experience and unique expertise with a variety of surgical procedures most cosmetic surgeons never encounter.
Our Medical Spa is equipped to offer the latest skin rejuvenation procedures, including laser treatments, injectables, and chemical peels, so you can achieve your cosmetic goals without the need for surgery. Our Spa Director, Carin Gustavson, along with our highly trained aesthetician and our physicians work together to provide patients with skillfully administered treatments and lasting results.
Carin Gustavson, Medical Spa Director and Cosmetic Laser Technician, is an aesthetic industry veteran, with over 20 years of experience in the beauty and skincare industry. Utilizing her distinct combination of beauty expertise and medical knowledge to non-surgical aesthetic procedures, she achieves dramatic results for our patients with both facial and body rejuvenation procedures.Medspa Services
We can address an array of concerns, from acne scarring to wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging. As our Spa Director, Carin is devoted to ensuring that patients are comfortable and confident in our care. With extensive training in this area, she can provide safe, comfortable treatment that achieves stunning results.
Safety and privacy are of the utmost importance to the Physicians and staff of The Aesthetic Center Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa. Our state-of-the-art private surgical suite is state-licensed and certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities. Here we can deliver your cosmetic services in privacy and safety. We specialize in individual care, and having our own boutique surgery center allows us to deliver a higher level of care and safety than other practices.
Our team members pride themselves on developing close relationships with each of our patients and are committed to your care from beginning to end. Our entire team has been hand-picked for their experience, meticulous attention to detail, and warm, compassionate nature. We have been working together for years, and because our team works together every day, we work cohesively to achieve increased efficiency and better surgical results.
We only treat one patient at a time, unlike hospitals that may have multiple patients sharing a recovery room, so you will have one-on-one nursing care throughout your procedure and recovery. Because we do not treat sick individuals in our state-licensed facility, it is cleaner and more sterile than a hospital. In fact, at the Aesthetic Center, we have performed more than 600 breast implant surgeries without a single infection - a rate that is nearly unheard of across the nation.
With 5 stars across the boards with each of the gold-standard names in patient reviews, you can trust your cosmetic goals to the skilled hands of The Aesthetic Center Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa’s elite team of surgeons, serving Darien, New Canaan, CT & beyond.
“Dr. Passaretti did my breast augmentation and I love the results. I had a biopsy done on one breast and it caused one breast to shrink. One breast was almost non-existent and the other was an AA. I am now a solid B cup and look great and feel great. He had to use 2 different sized implants but they are well-matched now. He described the surgery ahead of time and also discussed what happened during the procedure once it was completed since I was curious about how he determined what size was best.”
Mary Beth W.
“Dr. Newman was extremely attentive to my wishes. He is very experienced at what he does. He is able to notice details that are not as obvious to the untrained eye. He was extremely polite and anticipated all my needs and concerns. Dr. Newman and his staff were always very courteous and professional. Dr. Newman discussed with me all my options before the procedure and was always concerned about maintaining a natural look while giving me what I had hoped for. The entire process was very easy from start to finish.”
“I would highly recommend Dr. Passaretti, he is pleasant, professional, and caring. He is very patient, answered all of my questions in detail. He is also very punctual, never more than a five-minute wait for my appointments. I am extremely pleased with my results. The staff is amazing, so kind & willing to help.”
“I had Rhinoplasty with Dr. Newman almost 2 months ago. I chose Dr. Newman because of his experience, expertise, and artistry, a must for Rhinoplasty. It was very important for me to choose a surgeon who performs Rhinoplasty on a routine basis. I am healing well and am so very happy with the results.”
“When my husband and I interviewed Dr. Passaretti prior to a preventative double mastectomy due to my very high risk of breast cancer, we joked that he looked a little “too perfect.” We had just moved back from Los Angeles, and we regarded him as “very LA.” Then we reflected on my age (40), and how these reconstruction results will hopefully have to last me near half a century. “Let’s go with perfectionism!” we said. We couldn’t be happier with the experience.”
“I treated myself to a full-depth laser resurfacing to remove sun damage and ugly wrinkles. Four weeks later and my new skin looks amazing, so much so that a friend asked if I’d had a facelift. The procedure caused minimal pain and I did not need any pain medication. Dr. Passaretti is wonderful!”
“I was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2017. Dr. Passaretti operated on me in January along with my oncologist Mandy Greenberg. Dr. Greenberg did a lumpectomy (and got all of cancer!) then Dr. Passaretti took over. He performed a reduction and a lift. The entire experience has been great. I had very little pain, the recovery went well, and the results are awesome! Dr. Passaretti was kind, understanding, and professional throughout the entire process. I highly recommend him!”
“I had a great experience with Dr. Newman. After having my lower eyelids done by him a few years ago, it was time for another rejuvenation – I wanted a laser resurfacing treatment. The procedure went exactly as Dr. Newman had promised it would. He had explained the pre-op and post-op care to me as did his wonderful nurse. I look fantastic – the healing took the amount of time the doctor had said it would. My friends ask if I’ve been on vacation and say that I look ten years younger.”
“Dr. Newman is AWESOME. He is kind, caring, and compassionate. As a surgeon, he is second to none. He restored my daughter’s nose and face after another surgeon had operated on her virtually destroying both. She now looks more beautiful than ever. In addition, he performed a facelift on my wife who now looks just like she did when I first met her. He has operated on several of our friends performing breast augmentation on one and a “mommy makeover”/ tummy tuck on another.”
“I’ve had a few procedures performed by Dr. Passaretti. I am always very pleased with the results. He is very easy to talk to and really listens to you. He makes you feel like you are his only patient and never rushes you out. He is a very skilled surgeon and has an artistic eye of the female body. I would definitely recommend his practice to anyone who wants an easy laid-back doctor with excellent qualifications.”
“I have had 2 different procedures with Dr. Newman over the last 10 years and am extremely satisfied with the outcome and would highly recommend him. The most recent was a rhinoplasty to correct an injury from a childhood accident. I am only a couple of months into the healing process and am already so happy with the results. I can’t wait to see what it will look like when totally healed. The aesthetic surgery center is an extremely clean and organized facility. The staff is very professional, friendly, and accommodating. I have rarely had to wait more than a couple minutes for appointments and they are very flexible with availability.”
“Dr. Otake came to my rescue at Stamford Hospital Emergency Room. I was attacked and bitten on my upper middle lip by a dog. (Lg. Grey Hound). The Doctor came after his regular job to my assistance. He was wonderful, I was treated and received Plastic Surgery (stitches, etc.). I am returning for my next appointment to see him.”
“Dr. Passaretti is wonderful! He is a perfectly professional physician and a real artist. I am a rather nervous patient but he put me at ease and was clear in his explanations. I am extremely pleased with my results.”
“Dr. Passaretti is amazing. He changed my life. I couldn’t be happier with how my tummy tuck and lipo of the midsection turned out. I went in for surgery in December 2017 and today is my 3-month checkup. He takes his time to make sure all of your concerns are answered and that you always feel at ease. My body looks beyond hot! He is a god! His work is excellent and I highly recommend him for cosmetic procedures. His staff is also very professional and accommodating. So happy that I had Dr. Passaretti perform my tummy tuck. I couldn’t have asked for a better Doctor.”
“Do not look forward to what might happen tomorrow with anxiety, while having any kind of aesthetic procedure with Fredric Newman, MD. Specifically, an aggressive laser resurfacing cleared my face of cysts, blackheads, and whiteheads while a full facelift smoothed up my facial jowls and a sagging neckline. The results of these experiences are personally very pleasing and make me very happy—great confidence builders. Be at peace and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations while under the care of Dr. Fredric Newman.”
“I came to Dr. Newman for authentic results and I am not disappointed! I love my rhinoplasty, the people in the office, and of course, Dr. Newman himself. The process was effortless and easy. Recovery was simple. Dr. Newman called me the night of my surgery and checked in the first year of my surgery. I did a lot of research before selecting Dr. Newman for this life-altering surgery and I picked the right person for me. Go for the consult and see if he’s a great fit for you!”
“Being diagnosed with breast cancer was life-altering. I was extremely fortunate to have had Dr. Passaretti referred to me for my reconstruction. He and his entire staff are extremely compassionate, supportive, knowledgeable, and patient. Dr. P’s confidence ahead of each of my surgeries was extremely reassuring and comforting. He was very thorough in explaining each of the surgeries, all options I had, and the anticipated results. The results are exactly as he promised, amazing. Thank you, Dr P and crew! I am forever grateful!”
“I could not be more pleased with the outcome of the procedures and the steps taken by Dr. Newman and his staff in helping me to achieve the goals we set together. Dr. Newman is the model of professionalism. He combined the science of surgery with the art of sculpture to achieve the cosmetic result that I sought. Unlike my prior experience, elsewhere, there was little or no need for postoperative intervention.”
“Dr. Passaretti and his team are superb. From always keeping appointments on time, to supporting you all the way through your procedures with wonderful support. I had 3 surgeries at Dr. Passaretti’s own operating suite, which is smart and spotless and a great place to have surgery – it is all made very easy. Whenever I mentioned Dr. Passaretti to my other Dr.’s, they said he is the best!”
“Dr. Newman is a brilliant plastic surgeon. He has the ability to create a nose that perfectly fits the face. When I decided to get my nose done I researched surgeons for over a year before finding Dr. Newman. I couldn’t find another plastic surgeon with his credentials and experience. He is by far the best. I’m one-month post-surgery and couldn’t be happier with the results! It looks so natural!! Don’t trust just anyone with your face!! It takes a very skilled and talented surgeon to do what he does. I would recommend Dr. Newman for anyone looking to get their nose done. Thank you so much!”
“I cannot recommend Dr. Passaretti enough! He and his team took the time to explain the procedure in great detail as well as what to expect regarding recovery. I never felt rushed when asking questions and was put completely at ease before my procedure. I could not be happier with the results and would do it again in a heartbeat. Best of the best!”
— Noel G.
Here at the Aesthetic Center, we have the goal of providing safe and innovative transgender surgery in an environment where you feel comfortable and cared for. The best transgender surgery techniques require a multispecialty team that includes board-certified plastic surgeons. That is why we have assembled a staff of renowned providers with years of results and refined expertise. Our team of specialists works together to ensure you receive the utmost care at this momentous stage in your life.Transgender Surgery
Breast Augmentation is a surgical procedure performed to increase breast size or resolve breast asymmetry. Breast Augmentation can be performed via breast implants or fat transplantation. Our surgeons are specialists in breast augmentation and reconstruction and can help you to achieve proportions for a flattering bust and figure.Breast Augmentation
Over time, gravity and sun exposure take their toll on the face and neck. Deep creases that run from each side of the nose to the corners of the mouth appear; the jawline slackens, and the neck develops loose folds and fat deposits. A facelift (rhytidectomy) counteracts these signs of aging by tightening muscle, removing fat, and trimming excess skin.Facelift
Pregnancy and breastfeeding can considerably change a woman’s body, from weight fluctuation, distressed abdominal wall, and stretch marks; to loose skin in the midsection, and loss of tonus in the breasts. Many women find it difficult to reclaim their pre-pregnancy figure with diet and exercise alone. A Mommy Makeover provides a combination of procedures to help restore you to your pre-pregnancy body.Mommy Makeover
A breast lift (or mastopexy) is a surgical procedure for lifting and reshaping sagging breasts. Aging, pregnancy, weight loss, and gravity can all cause breasts to sag. By trimming excess skin and tightening supporting tissue, breasts can be made to sit higher on the chest and be firmer to the touch, restoring a youthful appearance and texture to your breasts.Breast Lift
Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is a plastic surgery procedure for correcting sagging or drooping eyelids. The eyelid, because its skin is much thinner than that in other parts of the face, is often one of the first facial areas to exhibit signs of aging. Eyelids that sag or droop can affect peripheral vision, making daily activities such as driving more difficult, not to mention making you appear older, tired, or distressed.Eyelid Surgery
A tummy tuck (or abdominoplasty) helps flatten the abdomen by removing excess fat and skin and tightening muscles. For those whose midsection skin has lost some of its elasticity, and for women with skin and muscles stretched from pregnancy, or anyone with pockets of fat or loose skin that have not responded well to diet and exercise, a tummy tuck could be the answer.Tummy Tuck
Whether you are seeking MTF bottom surgery, FTM bottom surgery, gender reassignment top surgery, or facial surgery to further confirm your gender identity, we have the board-certified plastic surgeons and experience to ensure you receive the best transgender surgery results available. Find out more about our transgender surgery services.Transgender Surgery
If you are considering plastic surgery in Daren, CT, or anywhere around Fairfield County, contact us to schedule a one-on-one consultation with one of our expert plastic surgeons.
722 Post Rd, Suite 202, Darien, CT 06820