Beth Collins, M.D. Blog

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A Letter from Dr. Collins About Coronavirus

I have been seeing very different responses to the Coronavirus in the media and on the internet/social media sites. These reactions range from anger that the media is making "too big a deal" and spreading panic, to people who are afraid to go to work for fear that they could spread the disease to loved …

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Tummy Tuck Drains: What Do I Need to Know?

Tummy tuck surgery is known for toning the midsection and creating flattering, transformative results. However, it is an extensive surgery and often requires a more challenging recovery period. Drains are used after tummy tucks in our Guilford, CT, practice to help patients heal cleanly and safely. But many patients have questions about tummy tuck drains …

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Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, or Both?

Women today have many ways to customize their breast enhancement procedures. Both breast lift and breast augmentation surgeries are popular choices at our Guilford, CT, practice. Unfortunately, some patients don’t know the difference between these two options, and they may be unsure which procedure can best help them reach their goals.  Both breast augmentation and …

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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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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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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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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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