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Breast Reduction

Model - Breast ReductionIt's not unusual for women with overly large breasts to suffer both physically and emotionally. Reducing the breasts' size and weight — and the resulting problems — is the goal of breast reduction surgery. In Toledo, Ohio, Dr. Craig Colville specializes in cosmetic breast surgery and can help women whose heavy, sagging breasts are causing back pain, social discomfort, and other unpleasant effects.

Breast reduction is often covered by health insurance if you've been diagnosed with physical problems related to breast size. If you live in Holland, Maumee, Bowling Green, or another city near Toledo, Ohio, and are considering breast reduction surgery, request a consultation online to meet with Dr. Colville, or call his office at (419) 534-6551 to schedule an appointment.

Why Breast Reduction?

If you have breasts that are out of proportion to your body's size, you are probably a good candidate for breast reduction surgery. You may have difficulty finding clothing and bras that fit, or experience pain in the neck, shoulders, and back. You should consider breast reduction surgery if you:

  • Have heavy, sagging breasts
  • Have breasts that are too large for the body
  • Experience the discomfort of indentations caused by tight bra straps
  • Experience restriction of physical activity due to breast size
  • Feel self-conscious due to large breast size
  • Display asymmetry of breasts

Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS

"My ultimate goal is to design a plan accommodating your wishes and desires in the most aesthetically pleasing manner possible."

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Beautiful Results

Some of the most satisfied patients following cosmetic surgery are women who have a breast reduction procedure. Many of Dr. Colville's patients say they are less self-conscious about their breasts, have an easier time finding attractive clothes, and no longer experience the pain and discomfort caused by heavy breasts. In most cases, women who undergo reduction surgery enjoy smaller, shapelier, firmer breasts after their procedure.

Your Surgery

In most cases, the breast is lifted at the time of the operation, which is an outpatient procedure that usually requires 2 to 4 hours. Dr. Colville will discuss your goals during your consultation and perform a physical examination. There are a number of ways to perform the surgery and the number and location of incisions will depend on the shape and size of your breasts. Besides reducing the breasts size, Dr. Colville may also correct asymmetry or unevenness if it exists.

The procedure is completed with general anesthesia and you will need someone to drive you home the day of the surgery. Minimal blood loss occurs and you will likely be walking within 2 hours of surgery. You may notice some generalized discomfort in the chest area for 1 to 3 days, which is easily relieved with postoperative pain medication.

If you work outside the home, plan to take off at least a week. Your return may be delayed longer. Swelling, bruising, edema, breast or nipple sensory change, and numbness are possible side effects of a breast reduction.

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