New Haven Plastic Surgeon
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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

I decided to have a face lift, neck lift, nose correction and have my upper and lower eyeslids done with Dr. Goodkind. I was feeling old, tired and my face was starting to sag, even I days I was rested, I felt as though I always looked exhausted. After interviewing many doctors and much research, I decided to follow through with my plastic surgery in February. I have to say I am so happy wit...

5 out of 5 stars Cellulaze

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

I had the back of my thighs done this morning. 8 squares on each leg. I paid $2,700. I thought the procedure itself was VERY painful!! My doctor had to keep stopping to give me more lidocaine. He said he's never seen anyone be as uncomfortable as I was. He thought I might be do to low body fat?? Or he was just trying to make me feel better and I'm really just a wimp. I'm about 4 hours...

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

I had some sun spots that my dermatologist thought looked questionable. A long time ago, I had a freckle-like spot removed for skin cancer screening by a different dermatologist in CO: the scar was huge and ugly. This time around, my derm recommended I see a plastic surgeon to take off the spots and referred me to Dr. David Goodkind in Branford. I am so glad he did. Dr. Goodkind removed about...

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Surgery Made a Huge Difference - New Haven, CT

I had my lower and upper lids done about 10 years ago...I was 53. It was the first thing I ever had done and made a huge improvement in my appearance. Pretty intense pain for one day, then just uncomfortable. Took one week off from work and looked a little bruised when I went back, but everyone knew what I had done, so it really didn't matter. Rather than spend a fortune on creams, etc....

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

Dr. Goodkind was extremely understanding of what my goals were and helped me to accomplish exactly what I was looking for with smart lipo. The procedure itselg was a bit uncomforable but he and his nurse were extremely attentive, accomodating and reassuring during the procedure. Dr. Goodkind is warm and professional. He has performed several procedures on me including a rhinoplasty and eye...

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

He has a 'fake' demeanor and lacks true compassion. Almost seems as if he is following a script about how to improve patient satisfaction. Never came to see me in the hospital after my operation, although he called me once when I returned home. Shouldn't all patients expect their surgeons to visit them while they are in the hospital to explain any problems/concerns or complications of the...

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

Treatments offered at Fuzion Medical Aesthetic Boutique

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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

Before and After Photos by Dr. Goodkind

David J. Goodkind, MD has shared 8 before and after pictures with 4 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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