Breast Augmentation

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Beth Collins performs breast augmentation in Guilford for women from New Haven to New London and Mystic, CT, and the shoreline areas who want a larger breast size to enhance their overall body proportion. Dr. Collins takes a special focus on this popular cosmetic procedure, along with many other surgical procedures of the breast.

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

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Breast Augmentation Case 26 Before & After View #1 | Guilford, CT | Beth Collins M.D.
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Breast augmentation

This beautiful lady came to Dr. Collins because cause she wanted a subtle increase in the size of her breasts. She was an active professional lady who did not want to look artificial. Dr. Collins performed a breast augmentation with a 325cc smooth round moderate plus profile gel implant in the dual plane position. This means that the pectorals muscle... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 32 Before & After View #1 | Guilford, CT | Beth Collins M.D.
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Case #32

This more mature patient had loose skin and a modest degree of breast ptosis (or sagging). Placing the implant under the breast allows the device to fill the space and smooth out the loose tissue. With a small amount of ptosis and the nipples in the right place, augmentation without a lift was a great answer for this patient. She has a beautiful... Read More
Mommy Makeover Case 92 Before & After View #1 | Guilford, CT | Beth Collins M.D.
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Body contouring after weight loss

This young lady lost over 100 pounds just with diet and exercise. She has a new healthy lifestyle, is eating right and exercising every day. She felt that her body just didn’t match what she felt inside and she was bothered by all of the extra skin that was left by her weight loss and her sagging “empty” breasts.She had a facelift the year... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 31 Before & After View #1 | Guilford, CT | Beth Collins M.D.
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Case #31

This young lady was very unhappy with the fact that her breast failed to develop. She complained that she felt as if she "looked like a young boy instead of a young woman". She wanted to have a small augmentation to change this, but she did not want to be too large. Because had little to no breast tissue to cover the top of an implant, a decision... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 30 Before & After View #1 | Guilford, CT | Beth Collins M.D.
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Case #30

This young lady had small breasts that were slightly sagging after breast feeding her two children. She wanted a modest augmentation and we decided to use the volume of the implant to fill the tissue envelope. This is best done with a sub glandular (above the muscle) placement of the device. For these patients, a pocket is created under the breast... Read More
Breast Lift Case 35 Before & After View #1 | Guilford, CT | Beth Collins M.D.
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Case #35

This patient came in to see Dr. Collins for consideration of breast implants. After a long conversation, it was clear that really what this patient wanted was to improve the shape of her breasts and to move the nipple to a more attractive location on her breasts. She had plenty of volume in her breasts and really didn't want to be any bigger. Instead... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 33 Before & After View #1 | Guilford, CT | Beth Collins M.D.
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Case #33

Even in the earliest days following breast augmentation, you can appreciate a beautiful result. In this patient, the silicone gel implants were placed in the dual plane (upper half underneath pectorals muscle, and lower half under breast. This allows the implant to settle into the lower pole and gives a natural amount of upper pole fill without filling... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 29 Before & After View #1 | Guilford, CT | Beth Collins M.D.
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Case #29

This 32 year old lady had some volume to her breasts, but "just not enough". She wanted to have a subtle increase in the volume of her breasts using silicone gel implants. Because she had enough breast tissue to hide the edge of the implant, a sub glandular (above the muscle) plane was a good choice for her. She also wanted to avoid scars un the... Read More

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

 

The Basics of Breast Augmentation

Using saline or silicone gel filled breast implants, Dr. Collins can significantly increase your breast size. Many common benefits of breast augmentation include:

  • More feminine appearance
  • More clothing options
  • Improved confidence
  • Balanced proportions
Beth Collins, M.D.

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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Breast Augmentation Candidates

An elective procedure like breast augmentation is a choice you should make for personal reasons. Before making that choice, you should learn about the various risks, benefits and expected outcomes of the surgery. Second, you should be realistic in your expectations. Like any surgery, best results are achieved when the patient is both physically and mentally healthy.

The most common reason for surgery is simply dissatisfaction with small breast size. But there are other indications that are more restorative in nature. For example, it may be used for correction of breast asymmetry or restoration of breast fullness after weight loss. For some patients, a combined approach with breast lift may be more appropriate.

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What Happens During Breast Augmentation Surgery?

When Dr. Collins performs breast augmentation, she first chooses an appropriate technique based on the patient’s goals and unique anatomy. Each patient has a variety of breast implants to choose from in Guilford. Saline filled implants have been popular for many years, but many women are now choosing silicone gel for its natural characteristics. During your consultation, you can discuss the merits of each implant with Dr. Collins.

Surgery is typically performed with general anesthesia. The operation takes 1 to 2 hours to complete. Dr. Collins will make a short surgical incision on your body to insert the breast implant centrally below the nipple. There are several incision techniques in breast augmentation. Possible locations include the following:

  • Beneath the breast
  • In the underarm
  • Around the areola
  • In the navel

With all incisions, the goal is to minimize visibility of the surgical scar. Beneath the tissue, your breast implants can be placed above, below, or partially below the chest muscles.

Breast Augmentation Recovery & Results

Once the breast implants are properly situated, Dr. Collins will close the incisions with sutures and cover them with adhesive or surgical tape. You may be discharged the same day and within 24 hours, you should be able to walk around. Total recovery time is about 1 to 2 weeks. Within 10 days, your sutures can be removed. Discomfort or pain during recovery is managed with prescription medication. Dr. Collins may advise you to wear a special bra that is designed to provide extra support after cosmetic breast surgery.

Beyond the recovery period, there are steps to follow for your health and safety. Regular exams are recommended to ensure the integrity of your breast implants. Today’s breast implants are advanced medical devices, which are designed to last a very long time. However, unexpected complications can occur and future revision surgery may be necessary. To learn more about possible complications of breast augmentation, please ask Dr. Collins for information during your consultation.

If you’re ready to discuss the details of your own breast augmentation in the Guilford, New Haven, New London, and shoreline areas, we’re ready to help. Request your consultation online or call our office at (203) 689-5295 to get started.

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Important Reminders

  • Dr. Collins does not accept insurance.
  • There is a $150 consultation fee for surgical and injectable procedures with Dr. Collins.
    • This fee is discounted from the cost of surgery if booked within 3 months of the consultation.
    • The consultation fee is waived for injectable treatments if the procedure is performed on the day of your consultation.
    • There is no charge for consultations with our RNs.
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