Beth Collins, M.D. Blog

Woman recovering after a tummy tuck procedure

Your Ultimate Tummy Tuck Recovery Guide

A tummy tuck at my Guilford practice near New Haven, CT, is one of the most powerful ways to transform your body by removing loose, sagging skin and excess fat. However, the surgery is also known for requiring a longer recovery time than other procedures. While tummy tuck recovery can seem daunting, being prepared and …

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Young brunette woman enjoys a subtle breast augmentation

Trend Alert: The Subtle Breast Augmentation

For some women who are interested in breast augmentation in the New Haven, CT, area, there’s a fear of looking “overfull” or “worked on.” These women worry their results will be obvious and disproportional or that they’ll draw negative attention. While these concerns are understandable, the approach to breast implants has changed in recent years. …

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Woman getting dressed, concerned about stomach bulges

Banana Roll or Muffin Top? Which Bulge Bothers You?

CoolSculpting® is one of the most effective and most popular nonsurgical fat reduction procedures available today. As the range of applicators grows, the treatment becomes even more powerful for targeting fat deposits in tough-to-treat spots. I now use CoolSculpting at my Guilford practice to treat a wide range of target areas on the body—areas that …

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Gummy Bear Breast Implants: A New Type of Silicone Implant

“Gummy bear” breast implants are the latest in breast implant technology. Here are some of the highlights of these buzz-generating silicone implants. Why Is It Called a Gummy Bear Implant? The medical term for these devices is “cohesive silicone gel breast implants,” but they were dubbed “gummy bear breast implants” by a plastic surgeon because …

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Pregnant woman contemplating a tummy tuck during a C-section

Why a “C-Tuck” Tummy Tuck Is a No-No

Pregnant women planning to get a C-section may come across discussions of the "C-tuck," or getting a tummy tuck immediately after a C section. Even though the idea sounds appealing, there’s a lot wrong with the concept.  As a plastic surgeon who frequently performs tummy tuck surgeries here in New Haven, I’m hesitant to recommend …

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Male Breast Reduction for Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is a term that not everyone has heard of, but just about everyone has seen someone who is experiencing the condition. This term is used to describe the growth of breast tissue in men or boys. In most cases, this happens when there is a hormonal imbalance. It happens when men produce more estrogen …

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Free TRAM Breast Reconstruction – Flap Surgery Connecticut

Some types of breast reconstruction involve taking issue from the abdomen and using it to help reconstruct the breasts. One method of this, the free TRAM breast reconstruction technique, may be recommended to you as ideal for reconstructing your breasts. The free TRAM breast reconstruction technique stands in contrast to the traditional TRAM technique. During …

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