Liposuction

Excessive or disproportionate fat deposits can generally detract from your appearance and make you look unhealthy or out of shape. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Beth Collins performs liposuction at her plastic surgery practice locations in Guilford and Mystic to help patients from New Haven to New London, CT, achieve a slimmer, more proportional physique by sculpting away areas of excess fat.

Contact Dr. Collins at our Guilford location at (203) 689-8828 or Mystic location at (860) 572-6122 or request a consultation online to learn more about how liposuction can help improve your appearance.

Liposuction
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Body Contouring: This petite lady was bothered by her large breasts and excess fat in her abdomen and trunk. She had a bilateral breast reduction and abdominoplasty with 360 degree liposuction. This narrowed her waist, slimmed her back and flattened her abdomen while reducing the size of her breasts and lifting them at the same time.
Body Contouring
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Case #152

The body is three dimensional, therefore to get a global improvement in shape, it must be treated three dimensionally. A tummy tuck alone only addresses the front. To reshape and contour, this petite lady had liposuction of her back, hips and waist along with her tummy tuck. A breast reduction was also added to complete the effect. Now, at 5'... Read More
Liposuction Case 9 Before & After View #1 | Guilford, CT | Beth Collins M.D.
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Case #9

During the procedure 5 liters of fat were extracted. Patient also lost some weight on her own.Months Post-Op: 6Liposuction Treated Areas: Buttocks, Back, Flanks
Liposuction Case 8 Before & After View #1 | Guilford, CT | Beth Collins M.D.
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Case #8

This young lady was mostly happy with her body, but really hated the outer thigh, or saddle bag area. No matter what she did, she always had these pockets of fat on her hips that embarrassed her and made her clothing feel tight. Dr. Collins performed a tumescent liposuction procedure in her Guilford, CT office to reduce the size of these fat... Read More
Mommy Makeover: With pregnancy comes stretching and ultimately wrinkling and sagging. This can present itself in many different ways. Most often, women seeking a mommy makeover want something done to their abdomen and breasts. This lovely lady was in great shape, but her breasts were deflated and she hated the texture of her skin on her abdomen. We did a breast reduction and a tummy tuck to achieve these nice results.
Mommy Makeover
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Case #154

Mommy Makeover: With pregnancy comes stretching and ultimately wrinkling and sagging. This can present itself in many different ways. Most often, women seeking a mommy makeover want something done to their abdomen and breasts. This lovely lady was in great shape, but her breasts were large and sagging and she hated the texture of her skin on... Read More
Male Breast Reduction Case 97 Before & After View #1 | Guilford, CT | Beth Collins M.D.
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Case #97

Gynecomastia surgery is done on men of all sizes, shapes and ages. There is a tremendous sense of relief for these young men whoo finally feel comfortable taking off their shirts at the beach and in the locker room. Often, this procedure can be done through small incisions that ultimately become invisible. Occasionally, of there is too much e... Read More
Braline back lift with back liposuction
Braline back lift with back liposuction
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Case #146

Back rolls are an often overlooked problem when considering body contouring. A braline back lift is a procedure that not only eliminates these troublesome rolls, but also results in narrowing of the waist. It is often done in combination with other body contouring procedures such as abdominoplasty, breast lift or reduction and sometimes brach... Read More
Male Breast Reduction Case 85 Before & After View #1 | Guilford, CT | Beth Collins M.D.
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Case #85

Gynecomastia is a very common problem, affecting up to 30% of all men. It is sometimes associated with being overweight, but almost universally consists of a combination of excess fat and breast tissue. The surgery for this procedure is often a combination of liposuction of the chest wall and direct excision and removal of the breast tissue u... Read More
Mommy Makeover
Mommy Makeover
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Case #153

Mommy Makeover: With pregnancy comes stretching and ultimately wrinkling and sagging. This can present itself in many different ways. Most often, women seeking a mommy makeover want something done to their abdomen and breasts. This lovely lady was in great shape, but her breasts were deflated and she hated the texture of her skin on her abdom... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Who Should Get Liposuction?

Patients who are at a stable, healthy weight but have stubborn fat deposits resistant to diet and exercise are the best candidates for liposuction. The procedure can help shape and sculpt nearly any body area, including:

  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Abdomen
  • Flanks
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Lower legs

Although liposuction is rarely recommended for the face, it can help reduce the look of a double chin. Dr. Collins also offers CoolSculpting® as a nonsurgical option for the reduction of a double chin.

What Does Liposuction Do?

During the liposuction procedure, Dr. Collins prepares the treatment area using tumescent liposuction, a local anesthesia method often combined with sedation anesthesia. Tumescent fluid is injected into the treatment areas to prepare them for liposuction. Also called tumescent anesthesia, the tumescent technique uses a diluted solution of lidocaine (a local anesthetic) to numb the treatment area and epinephrine to shrink capillaries prior to the removal of fatty tissue.

Once fat cells are ready to be removed, Dr. Collins makes tiny incisions and inserts a cannula, or thin suction device, to extract fatty tissue prepared with the tumescent fluid. She then places tiny incisions in the treatment area, gently breaks up fat cells and then removes excess fat, along with the tumescent fluid, using a thin suction tube called a cannula. This results in a permanent reduction of fatty tissue, more proportionate body fat distribution and improved body contours. The final result is improved body shape and fewer fat deposits, as well as reduced bruising and swelling during the recovery period.

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Beth Collins, M.D.

As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Beth Collins offers a blend of clinical expertise and warm, open communication to ensure beautiful results from your chosen procedure. Learn more about her experience and explore what she can do for you.

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After Liposuction: What to Expect

The length of your recovery period after liposuction will depend on the volume of fat removed during your liposuction procedure and which areas you have treated. In general, most patients are encouraged to begin walking and carefully moving around 24 hours after surgery and are able to return to work within a week. If no general anesthesia is required, your immediate post-op recovery period should be shorter.

Mild post-operative tenderness and discomfort usually last for a few days following liposuction. Bruising and swelling are common after liposuction but are mostly resolved within 2 weeks of the procedure. A compression garment should be worn for up to 6 weeks following liposuction. By week 6, post-operative swelling is mostly resolved and all activity restrictions are lifted.

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Related Procedures & Liposuction Alternatives

There are many ways to prepare fat cells for removal during liposuction, which has resulted in the advent of laser liposuction, ultrasonic liposuction, and power-assisted liposuction. But no matter which of these devices is used, the tumescent technique is almost always still incorporated into the liposuction procedure. Tumescent liposuction is regularly combined with a number of other plastic surgery procedures, including tummy tuck, body lift, and body contouring after major weight loss.

Ready to see what liposuction can do for you? Request your consultation online or call us at our Guilford location at (203) 689-8828 or Mystic location at (860) 572-6122 to book your visit.

Important Reminders

  • Dr. Collins does not accept insurance.
  • There is a $150 consultation fee for surgical and injectable procedures with Dr. Collins.
    • The consultation fee is waived for injectable treatments if the procedure is performed on the day of your consultation.
    • There is a $50 consultation fee for consultations with our RNs.
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