The Team

In Bridgeport, New Haven, Norwalk, Fairfield, Stamford and surrounding areas in Connecticut

Lisa Salerno
Practice Manager/Patient Advocate
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Lisa joins CTPSG with over 30 years of field experience. Educated as a teacher, she has worked with Fortune 500 companies, as well as feisty kindergarteners!

Her broad background in Technical Sales, Spa Management, and Education has prepared her for the opportunity to manage an innovative medical/aesthetic practice.

She coordinates all Patient Relations, Business Operations, as well as Sales and Marketing efforts for Dr. Vasquez.

Lisa exemplifies our highest mission which is the genuine care of our patients through a combination of communication and compassionate care and the awareness that each person’s journey is a personal one.

 


Betsy Autry
Aesthetic Nurse
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Betsy Autry is an RN with over 18 years of experience in her profession and has a sincere passion for Aesthetics. In addition to graduating from Fairfield University with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) she completed the Esthetician program at the Christine Valmy International School of Esthetics, Skin Care and Makeup in 2002. She joins our caring team as an Aesthetics Nurse, Quality Assurance expert, and assistant Surgical Coordinator.

Throughout her career, Betsy focused on providing holistic care and going above and beyond her patients’ needs. She believes that everyone has a personal journey and unique goals. Therefore, her primary mission is to be compassionate and understanding of her patients’ needs. Additionally, she believes that education empowers people to achieve the outcomes that they desire.

Betsy is a Fairfield resident and provides community service to causes that she is passionate about. She has been a member of the Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County since 2008 and was awarded the Outstanding Service Award in 2011. Her favorite pastime is laughter-filled get-togethers with her husband and friends. When not working, you can see her caring for her two boys or jogging around the beach area of Fairfield and Southport.

 


Jennifer Chasse, RN
Aesthetic Nurse
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Jenn became a needed addition to the practice in 2015 with a desire to help our patients and clients improve their outer appearance. After the rigors of working tirelessly at St. Vincent’s Hospital learning how to care for very sick patients and tending to their acute needs, Jenn felt that she had a calling to help those in the community as well.

Jenn understands the complex and varied needs of the plastic surgery patients, ranging from trauma and cancer, to aesthetics and self-improvement, and found that she gained a sense of satisfaction and personal reward that she wasn’t obtaining in her other experiences.

In addition, she is working concurrently to obtain her Advanced Practical Nurse Practitioner (APRN) degree in order to serve her patients and clients with even more experience and training. She has learned to provide excellent customer service and services to her clients and her clientele list is rapidly growing.

 


Aimee Fuentes
Master Esthetician

Aimee Fuentes, our Master Esthetician, is West Coast-trained and has been in esthetics for 17 years. She has worked as a Clinical Laser Specialist, as well as a Skincare Educator and trainer for national companies. Aimee has joined the highly regarded team at the Aesthetics Center of the Connecticut Plastic Surgery Group under the direction of Dr. Vasquez,board-certified plastic surgeon. She is also a brand educator with Lira Clinical, SkinStylus, Regen Lab.

Aimee also holds micro-needling, microdermabrasion, PRP, and phlebotomy certifications, which allows her to train in these clinical options. She has dedicated herself to taking a science and natural approach to skincare. She will expertly customize your treatment to your specific needs and goals and recommend the best products to brighten, tighten, and lighten your skin for that youthful glow. Aimee works with Dr. Vasquez and our Aesthetic Nurse, Betsy, to formulate a comprehensive plan within your budget and overall long term goals that is results-oriented and easy to follow. Alternatively, for those clients who simply want to try something new and boost their skin for that special event, Aimee skillfully provides medically-based treatments that draw positive comments and visible changes immediately. Aimee is excited to bring her talents to this team.

 


Larissa Swanson

Larissa joined the Connecticut Plastic Surgery Group in 2016. She has real-life experience as bookkeeper for her family business, Swanson’s Fish Market, for the last 8 years, along with responsibilities as a retail manager. Larissa’s primary role is making sure each and every person feels comfortable and welcome at the practice and being a advocate for the patient. Her administrative tasks include communications, scheduling, and education about all the various procedures and services. Larissa has a passion for social media as a way to introduce new services to our patients and clients. She also enjoys talking about skincare and different ways to improve your appearance. She has always been drawn to the plastic surgery field and hopes to one day become an aesthetician.She enjoys traveling, hiking, exercising, and baking. She has always been drawn to cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and hopes to one day become an aesthetician..