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CoolSculpting® Vs. Liposuction: Which Is Right for Me?

When considering a fat reduction treatment, it’s important to understand your desired results, recovery expectations, and the level of invasiveness that you are comfortable with. While CoolSculpting and liposuction are both effective methods of fat reduction, they vary in several major ways. For one, CoolSculpting has gained popularity as a quick, non-surgical approach to fat reduction, while liposuction remains a common surgical option yielding immediate results. Regardless of their differences, both liposuction and CoolSculpting are meant as body contouring procedures and not weight-loss treatments. If you have reached or are nearly at your ideal weight, but are struggling with stubborn … Read More

Winter 2016 Newsletter

What is a Mommy Makeover?  The Mommy Makeover is a series of procedures done at once that allow moms to regain their pre-pregnancy bodies and confidence. While Mommy Makeovers are customized to each patient depending on goals, they most often include a tummy tuck and cosmetic breast procedure. Why Now?  2017 is right around the corner! Sure, you could fall back on your typical New Year resolutions – work-out more, declutter the house, cut out sugar (or carbs, or gluten, or whatever else you will probably be eating again by February), or you could dedicate your well-earned “you time” to committing to … Read More

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Dr. Colville explains breast augmentations, CoolSculpting, and tummy tucks inside this digital interactive monograph. Click to read more information and watch the three videos!

Fall 2016 Newsletter

Don’t Miss Our Fall Event! As a mom, you focus on everyone else. Now, it’s your turn to focus on you! Join Dr. Colville at his surgery and injectable event on October 13, 2016, from 6 pm to 8 pm. RSVP by calling our office at (419) 534-6551 or by emailing Our Latest Giveaway Sign-up for your chance to win a Dermaplane Facial Treatment ($60 value). Leave your skin exfoliated and glowing just in time for the holidays! Enter now! Brilliant Distinction Offers Get your holiday shopping done early and treat yourself! Shop the Brilliant Distinctions Mall this fall to earn BD Points that you … Read More

Spring 2016 Newsletter

Working Out After Breast Augmentation One of the most common questions Dr. Colville receives during a breast augmentation consult as his Toledo practice is, “How soon can I begin working out after my procedure?” You may be surprised! Dr. Colville has implemented several techniques that reduce tissue trauma to minimize post-operative pain and recovery. These surgical techniques allow for rapid recovery, making them a major benefit to his breast augmentation patients. You can expect to be back to lifting light weights within 3 to 4 weeks and doing push-ups within 2 months! In the meantime we encourage light activity such … Read More

Winter 2016 Newsletter

  New Year, New Treatments  2016 is already off to a great start. Check out 3 new treatments we’ve added to our list of beautification offerings: 1. Cellfina: This minimally invasive cellulite procedure offers long-term improvement in the appearance of cellulite. How cool is that?! We’re excited to be the first to offer this result-orientated procedure in the greater Toledo area. 2. CoolSculpting®: The nonsurgical fat freezing treatment, has added a new attachment that can now treat unwanted fat under the neck or armpit breast area, and upper knee. This treatment is great for fitting into a busy schedule and a perfect … Read More

Fall 2015 Newsletter

  Say ‘Goodbye’ to Your Double Chin!  KYBELLA™ is all the rage right now, but as with any trending new procedure or treatment, we first wanted to take a careful look at it to ensure it offers only the best results.  Here is what we found: What is KYBELLA? It is a non-surgical injectable solution used for reducing the fat on the upper neck, otherwise known as a “double chin.” The solution contains a chemical that naturally occurs within our bodies to eat away dietary fat. KYBELLA harnesses that chemical to kill fat cells under the chin. Who is a candidate? Anyone … Read More

Summer 2015 Newsletter

Remove Your Fat Without Surgery? Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Well folks, it’s not! CoolSculpting® is a revolutionary procedure that uses controlled cooling to freeze and eliminate unwanted fat cells without surgery or downtime. Treatments can reduce fat on the abdomen, love handles, and elsewhere and serve as a great alternative to liposuction. Our Toledo practice also offers treatment with the CoolSmooth® applicator for patients who would like to treat their thighs. Since we began offering CoolSculpting more than 3 years ago, we have proudly helped hundreds of men and women finally eliminate problem areas of fat that … Read More

Welcome to My Plastic Surgery Blog

I believe in the power of change. Harnessing that power begins with being open and honest about the kinds of changes my patients want to achieve. That’s one of the reasons I’m starting this blog: to share information and open up the conversation in a candid, comfortable way. I also look forward to connecting on a personal level with women and men considering plastic surgery in Toledo, Ohio, and providing news about the latest techniques and technological advances in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery. I’ll offer the insight I’ve gained in 25 years as a plastic surgeon in … Read More

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