Breast - Cosmetic Surgery
Dr. Collins provides a wide variety of cosmetic surgery procedures for the breasts. These procedures can be performed to enlarge, reshape or reduce the size of a woman's breasts. If you are not satisfied with the appearance of your breasts, you may want to consider one of these surgical procedures.
Breast augmentation is an option for women who want a larger, fuller breast size. Plastic surgeon Beth Collins M.D. has a special focus on this popular cosmetic procedure, along with many other surgical procedures of the breast.
Using saline or silicone gel filled breast implants, the doctor can enlarge your breast size. Commonly reported benefits of breast augmentation include a more feminine appearance, better clothing fit/options, improved confidence and a more balanced overall body proportion. The surgery takes about 1 to 2 hours and recovery time is approximately 1 to 2 weeks.
Breast lift surgery can elevate your breasts to a more youthful position. Also known as mastopexy, a breast lift is chosen by women who are affected by breast sagging (breast ptosis) caused by weight fluctuations or the aging process. Breast sagging is classified in varying degrees of severity among affected women, and the technique for lifting the breast will therefore vary as well. All surgical techniques tighten the skin and tissue to lift the breast to a higher position. Recovering from breast lift surgery will take at least 1 to 2 weeks while you relax and allow proper healing, and exercise needs to be postponed for about 6 weeks.
Breast reduction, technically known as reduction mammaplasty, is designed for women with very large, pendulous breasts who may experience a variety of medical problems caused by the excessive weight, from back and neck pain and skin irritation, to skeletal deformities and breathing problems.
Dr. Collins is one of the few plastic surgeons in Connecticut performing specialized breast reduction techniques like Oncoplastic breast reduction and the Passot technique. She performs breast reduction with extra care to minimize the scars that are common with this procedure. While it is primarily chosen to reduce back pain, neck pain and skin irritation, breast reduction surgery is also known to improve a woman's appearance and quality-of-life.