DR. GARY PRICE became fascinated with plastic surgery as a first-year medical student at Penn State College of Medicine. “I continued to work in plastic surgery for the remainder of my four years of medical school,” he says, “and by the time I graduated could not imagine doing anything else.” After completing training in general surgery and then plastic surgery at Yale, Dr. Price established his practice in New Haven and Guilford, where he specializes in cosmetic surgery. He gives credit to the support of a caring, patient-focused staff for his success since then.
Dr. Price has a reputation for achieving a natural look in facial rejuvenation. His office includes a licensed surgical facility that offers privacy, convenience, comfort and safety. In addition to a full spectrum of surgical and noninvasive solutions for facial aging, his practice has recently added 3-D computer simulation, a new technology that dramatically improves communication between surgeon and patient before breast and facial procedures.
He notes that during the past 10 years there have been major advances in anti-aging procedures. Newer techniques, including lasers and various types of injectable fillers, help restore a more youthful appearance. “The results can be quite dramatic,” he says, noting that many can take less than an hour to accomplish. “Our surgical techniques have evolved significantly during that time as well,” he adds, “with incisions and recovery times getting shorter for many of our traditional operations.”
Dr. Price has appeared in numerous TV, newspaper and magazine stories about plastic surgery, and has participated in many medical missions to developing countries. He is the past president of the Connecticut State Medical Society, Connecticut Society of Plastic Surgeons and the New England Society of Plastic Surgeons. He received an M.B.A. in 2008 from the Yale School of Management.
Medical School: Penn State College of Medicine
Hospital Affiliations: Yale-New Haven Hospital
Organizations: Connecticut State Medical Society
Connecticut Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery