New Haven Plastic Surgeon
2 Chestnut Street
Branford, Connecticut 06405 US
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5 out of 5 stars SmartLipo MPX

I had an amazing experience!

Dr Goodkind and his staff were amazing! They are very caring and attentive both before during and after and their professionalism impeccable. Had smart Lipo procedure that was so easy and pleasant. Results have been even more amazing!! 5 Stars! Faye

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

I Feel Blessed! I Am 52 Years Old and Look 30 Years Old Thanks to Dr. Goodkind! - Branford, CT

Dr. Goodkind is a very skilled plastic surgeon with a excellent bedside manner and listens to his patients so you will receive just what your looking for, or in my case far more than I ever thought was achievable! I am so impressed with my results in just six weeks, I wake up everyday feeling awake, alive and excited to start my day. Dr. Goodkind's work has changed my life. I would highly recommend him to anyone considering plastic surgery. I would rate my overall experience with him a 10! Please feel free to contact me should you like a reference or have any questions regarding my experience.

5 out of 5 stars Cellulaze

Just Did It This Morning, Extremely Painful Procedure! - Branford, CT

I googled searched " cellulaze". Only 2 docs poped up. The other wanted to charge me $150 consult fee, non refundable even if I wasn't Candidate. Dr Goodkind was awesome! My consult was free, and he was so nice, patient and his staff was also great! Highly recommend!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Happy Patient - Branford, CT

I had a breast augment three years ago from Dr. Goodkind and I have been very happy ever since. Dr. Goodkind was very easy to talk to about the surgery, he answered all of my questions and totally put me at ease. I was referred to him by my friend that also had a breast augment and she was VERY pleased. I am glad that I took her advise! Now, I can wear bathing suits or halter tops without...

5 out of 5 stars Mole Removal

Aptly Named Surgeon is Both Good and Kind - New Haven, CT

Referred by my dermatologist. I am very happy I went to him. Additionally, he is very nice and has a friendly bedside manner. The office more like an upscale spa than a doctors office - really pretty. The staff was so accommodating - getting me a coffee when I arrived, helpful on the phone post-op. I only paid my co-pay out of pocket about $30 - my insurance covered the rest. I would highly recommend Dr. Goodkind.

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Surgery Made a Huge Difference - New Haven, CT

Dr. Goodkind operated on my daughter and a friend after a snowmobile accident, so I knew his work was excellent before I consulted him for myself. He is very easy to talk to and will explain exactly what he will do and how long before you're back to 100%. I highly recommend him.

Septoplasty/Rhinoplasty - Branford, CT

Great posts by everyone. I am having surgery in less than a week. I had a rhinoplasty approximately 20 years ago and have had a lot of problems breathing on one side ever since. My septum is way over to the right and I get very little air flow up that side. Although my profile is significantly better than what I was born with, the front is still much too wide and I also have acquired sinus...

5 out of 5 stars Smart Lipo

27 Year Old Female- VERY PLEASED. Branford, CT

Doctor was outstanding as were all of his staff.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

No One Believes my Age Thanks to Dr Goodkind!! Branford, CT

I have been very fortunate to have been a patient of Dr. Goodkind's for the last 20+ years. I have had multiple surgeries by him ranging from mole removals to cosmetic procedures (liposuction, breast augmentation, face lift, brow lift and a lower lid blepharoplasty) and have been extremely satisfied with my results. From the consult to the post op appointments Dr Goodkind and his staff were...

1 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck Revision

Still Regret Going to Goodkind - Years Later - New Haven, CT

Goodkind's motivation was simply financial. I don't remember seeing him in the hospital to explain why I was so weak after surgery. Happened to mention to me that "he was thinking about a transfusion…due to my blood loss" - when I saw him weeks later in the clinic. Yet, his documentation of the process was quite cryptic and looked like he simply wrote from a template. My recovery was not what he had described before the operation. When he did a scar revision, he made inappropriate comments to me about what I could do with the excess skin. I was appalled and told the physician who had recommended him. His behavior is unacceptable.

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

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Dr. Goodkind has hospital affiliations at Milford Hospital, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Hospital of Saint Raphael Campus-Yale .


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY
    Medical: Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Plastic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center
    Middlesex Hospital, University of London England
    Nuffield Department of Surgery Oxford University, Oxford England
    Fellowship: Christine Kleinert Hand Fellowship, University of Louisville, KY

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Should I get a chin implant when I get my rhinoplasty? (Photo)

From the pictures you post it appears that your chin is strong enough and implant is not indicated, it would bring your chin into excessive dispoportion READ MORE

Uneven nipple, will it correct itself & will pleating & redness go? (photos)

You are certainly not at your final postop resultThings will mellow out over the next few monthsthe redness is indeed not abnormalOnly time will tell... READ MORE

Smart Lipo Vs. Smart Lipo MPX

You want to travel for smart lipo TRIPLEX. It has three wavelengths of energy rather than MPX has two. The added wavelength in Triplex is 1440nm and... READ MORE

Did I need a lift? Will my implant ever drop down like my other boob? (Photo)

Is too hard to tell exactly where this breast might eventually settle down to. He is the first picture that you posted a postop picture of both sides.... READ MORE

What type of compression garment is best for liposuction of full abs, full back and inners thighs & fat transfer to hips only?

I generally have I patients where a moderate to high compression Sphanx garment. the key is that the garment needs to go from above the operated area... READ MORE

I'm a large A now, what will 300 cc make me? One week to go. (photos)

It appears as if you are a little bigger than an a cup. It also appears that you might be moderately droopy. Certainly a 330 cc implant will bring you... READ MORE

Saggy breasts. Is there a natural way to get perky breasts without having to get implants? (Photo)

There is no way to get your breasts perky again without having surgery. I do think that you will need implants and a small breasts left in order to... READ MORE

Would you let your patient travel after 4 1/2 weeks from an extended tummy tuck and body contouring?

I would be most happy with a 6 week interval between a extended tummy tuck and travel. At that point in time you should either be well-healed with... READ MORE

Can you have surgery (tummy tuck, lipo) with an A1c of 8.2? Glyceria basal is normal and otherwise healthy

I would certainly try to get your sugars in better control prior to having a tummy tuck but without seeing pictures or examining you I would not rule... READ MORE

If I have more stretch marks on the upper area and the sides, will it be better to get a TT incision not that low? (Photo)

Raising the height of your tummy tuck incision might enable the surgeon to take more stretch marks or from your upper abdomen but it will leave them... READ MORE

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