Author Archives: Dr. Beth Collins

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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Eyelid Surgery Recovery – Blepharoplasty Connecticut

When one’s eyelids begin to sag and develop lines and wrinkles, eyelid surgery is an effective way to rejuvenate them. After this procedure, a period of eyelid surgery recovery will be necessary.It’s very important that you prepare for your eyelid surgery recovery; this includes ensuring that you have a family member or friend available to …

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Breast Cancer Survivor Shares DIEP Reconstruction Story

“Implants work well for a lot of people, but I just want women to know that there is another option,” says Robin Cape, to Citizen-Times.com. The former city councilwoman, who is now a “sustainability consultant,” shares her experience with breast cancer and how she made the choice to undergo DIEP flap breast reconstruction instead of …

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Liposuction Keeps Its 30 Year Promise

Fat Doesn’t Come Back, According to Recent Study Liposuction is one of the top five most popular cosmetic procedures, and for 30 years it has been used to permanently remove excess fat from problem areas of the body. This August, in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, a study shows that fat does not return …

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