Breast Implant Removal

While most women who have breast augmentation or a breast lift with implants are extremely happy with their results, there are some who want to have their implants removed. As a specialist in breast enhancement surgery, Dr. Craig Colville supports each woman’s right to decide what’s right for her own body. He performs explant surgery, often called breast implant removal, in Toledo, Ohio, to help women restore peace of mind and a sense of confidence about their breasts.

Why do women have their breast implants removed?

Women consider breast implant removal for reasons that range from cosmetic to medical such as:

  • Some patients decide that their breasts are too large, and they now want smaller breasts
  • Older implants have become firm or uncomfortable
  • Breasts are lax or uneven due to aging, weight changes, or pregnancy
  • Complications occur, such as capsular contracture or implant malposition
  • Implant rupture (see photos)
  • Changes in self-image or lifestyle have developed (see photos)
  • Concern about breast implant illness (BII), a range of symptoms but not a diagnosable condition
  • Concern about BIA-ALCL (breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma), a rare cancer of the capsule, not the breast. (This is only a potential issue for patients with textured breast implants. There are no confirmed cases of BIA-ALCL in patients with smooth implants.)

Whatever the reason, Dr. Colville is happy to discuss and support each woman’s wishes during a private consultation. Sometimes, patients choose to have him replace their implants through revision breast augmentation surgery. In this case, Dr. Colville can use the same size and type of breast implants or make any desired changes.

A Reputation Built on Results

You deserve the highest caliber of service, care, and results, and at Craig W. Colville MD, FACS, we're committed to providing all that and more. But don't take our word for it—see for yourself what our actual patients have to say about their experiences with us.

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Google
5.0/5
Apr 1, 2021
Google Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS
Dr. Colville is an extremely talented, thoughtful surgeon. I would say, an artist. I can't say enough good things about my entire experience, from consultation through surgery and healing. He makes you feel like his most important patient and he approaches your case with precision-like accuracy. He didn't "over promise" but he certainly "over delivered." I am so happy with my results and have healed beautifully and had zero complications. If I could give 10 stars, I would!
Facebook
5.0/5
Mar 9, 2021
Facebook Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS
Dr. Colville is very easy to talk to, cares about his patients and has their best interest in mind.
Google
3.0/5
Jan 27, 2021
Google Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS
I had a consultation with Dr. Colville at the beginning of January, just to discuss options and price for surgery. I was impressed with the staff and the first person I spoke with in the consultation room. However when the doctor came in I was less impressed. I felt he was trying to talk me out of my desired procedure as soon as he started speaking to me. He was very knowledgeable I’ll give him that but I was uncomfortable with the way he made me feel as far as seeking plastic surgery. Also I don’t feel that he took any of my wants for the outcome seriously and basically decided everything and told me that’s what he was going to do, I didn’t feel I had any say in my own procedure.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 8, 2021
Google Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS
Dr. Colville's and his staff were so warm and welcoming from day one. He came highly recommended by many friends and did not disappoint. His consultation was thorough and very knowledgeable. I did not have an implant size in mind, just wanted fuller breasts. He did mention that he can only go as large as the skin was willing to stretch. I was pleasantly surprised, once after surgery, I realized he went a little larger than what he intended to do. My recovery was little to no pain and my incisions healed flawlessly. After all the swelling had gone down my breasts sit perfectly on my chest and I couldn't be happier. I'm able to wear many shirts and dresses with no bra, that I was not able to wear before, and I fill out my bathing suits perfectly.! My strapless bra still slides down, but who needs one when your breasts sit perfectly on their own!! Thank you for your excellent work!!
Google
3.0/5
Dec 26, 2020
Google Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS
I had a breast lift and breast implants done by Dr Colville in 2017. I have been debating whether to review him or not but I think everyone should hear the good and the bad to make informed decisions, especially about a major surgery. I loved him and his staff at first. We discussed the size I wanted and I went to surgery. After surgery, I found out he went quite a bit smaller than what we discussed. Soon after I started developing terrible keloid scars on all incisions around my nipples and underneath my breasts. When I expressed concern, Colville replied 'if you don't like them you can have them redone in 1 year'. I was devastated and appalled at his comment and lack of concern. I paid $11k which is a ton of money to Me. This was a huge decision and for him to act like it was a drop in the bucket along with the lack of empathy. I had to do my own research about keloid scars and asked them about steroid injections. They said they could try it and gave Me one set of injections. I gave up after no change and disappointing care. I read later that you have to do multiple weeks of injections to see any change. I felt that they were not knowledgeable about keloid scarring or how to help Me. Now, 3 years later, I still have keloid scars and My Breasts started to sag again after about a year. I don't know if anything could have been done about the smaller size, scarring, or sagging skin but I would have liked them to offer to correct things with at least a major discount or act concerned in the slightest. I was terribly disappointed. At the end of the day, my breasts are definitely better looking than the saggy breasts I had previously after 3 kids, however, due to the scarring that shows through shirts and thin bras I have to be careful what I can wear and how I look...I feel like I went from one problem to another after spending $11k. I hope this helps someone to make an informed decision. Would I get them done again knowing what I know now? Yes. Would I use Colville? Idk but I would have definitely done way more research and would have appreciated honest reviews like this.
Google
5.0/5
Sep 16, 2020
Google Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS
After researching the web and asking around I decided on Dr. Colville. He helped me achieve my goals of looking as natural as possible and made me feel comfortable every step of the way.
Google
5.0/5
Sep 9, 2020
Google Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS
When I went to dr colville both him and all of his staff were so incredibly supportive and kind. I really felt that every member of his team was competent in what they were doing. I had wanted a breast augmentation since I was young but was always scared. I saw so many horror stories and bad reviews of other surgeons. Both me and my husband spent a great deal researching the best surgeon for me and we were not let down by dr colville. He addressed all of our questions and concerns. I was able to make as many appointments as I needed and wanted, as well as changes to the implants along the way until I was happy with what we decided. Even with all the extra appointments and emails with questions or changes, not once did him or his staff make me feel as if I was being difficult or annoying. They were patient and understanding with us. I am currently 4 months post op and I am beyond happy with my results. I feel more confident in myself physically and couldn’t ask for a better surgeon or team. I went quite large, under the muscle with galaflex for support. He did a wonderful job with the surgery and dealing with my anxiety before, during and after. I have recommended him as a surgeon to many of my friends looking for a cosmetic surgeon for any reason and will continue to do so.
Google
5.0/5
Sep 7, 2020
Google Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS
Great staff love all the service's they provide .
Google
5.0/5
Aug 18, 2020
Google Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS
Dr Colville is an amazing plastic surgeon. I would not trust anyone else. I highly recommend him!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 15, 2019
Google Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS
I took a few years to make the decision to have a breast augmentation. I had considered it many times but after seeing Dr. Colville, I was sure of my decision. Dr. Colville explained things in great detail and put aside many fears that I had. He was kind but also straightforward and answered all my questions honestly. After going through with the procedure and fully recovering, I can honestly say he was right about everything. My recovery process was quick and relatively painless. I was able to go to an event at my daughters school the very next day. I knew exactly what to expect as I healed. It was so much easier than I originally anticipated. It helps having an experienced surgeon who knows what is going to fit well with your body. I highly recommend Dr. Coleville for anyone considering this procedure. If anything, a consultation to get any questions answered you might have. I am very happy with my results. He did an amazing job!
Google
5.0/5
May 5, 2019
Google Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS
I saw Dr. Colville and his team 5 years ago. I'm back to tell you I still am extremely happy with them and my results. 5 years later I called and had a question and they treated me like I had just had surgery! He is knowledgeable, skilled and I felt comfortable from the time I called to the time I left my appointment. Thanks for all you do!
Google
5.0/5
Apr 23, 2019
Google Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS
I searched for a year and looked at many before and after breast augmentations and read review after review of all kinds of plastic surgeons. I finally landed on Dr. Colville to be the surgeon that offered everything I was looking for. I knew I wanted a breast augmentation because I was tired of wearing kids bras and looking like a child in a shirt. I was not looking for an overwhelming enhancement but one that made me look like a women when wearing a low cut top or dress. The staff here is nothing less than amazing. Everyone was helpful and makes you feel welcome. Questions were never left unanswered and my augmentation went great. Healing time was important to me because I didn't want to be laid up in bed for months. His method of surgery and recovery is beyond quick and as painless as I think it can come. I recommend him to everyone looking to get plastic surgery as I was very impressed. I wish I would have done it years ago!
Google
5.0/5
Mar 15, 2019
Google Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS
For years I was looking to have a breast reduction surgery done & Dr. Colville's Office helped me with every step along the way. His staff is kind, knowledgeable & professional. During my recovery process, they were always there to take a call when I had questions. The work was beautifully done and I love my results. I highly recommend Dr. Colville as a surgeon for someone who is looking for a breast reduction.
Google
5.0/5
Mar 14, 2019
Google Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS
Plastic surgery is an elective procedure that comes with risks and benefits. After interviewing 4 other plastic surgeons, I felt that Dr. Colville was the perfect choice for me for several reasons. I'm an athletic 42yo mom of 2 and after losing 110 lbs and keeping it off for over 10 years by continuing to live a healthy lifestyle, it was time for me to make a change to my body that would help transform me into the way I deserved to look. We chose the best option for my body to include abdominoplasty with lipo, and mastopexy with reduction. I searched for the surgeon that I felt I could TRUST and receive the healthiest outcome with. When I first met with Dr. Colville I knew he understood my expectations and most importantly his expectations of my results were realistic and he explained everything clearly. I valued the fact he went above and beyond to achieve the best results possible by offering post op massage procedures that I absolutely believe helped in my healing process. That was a huge benefit for me. He made me very comfortable with followup visits to make sure my healing was on target. If I had to do it all over again, I would change nothing. Hes an expert! Thank you Dr. Colville for my great results. : )
Google
5.0/5
Mar 10, 2019
Google Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS
Dr Colville performed my breast reduction surgery in August of 2018 and it was one of the greatest things that has happened to me. I was a size 38I and was absolutely miserable. Back, shoulder and neck pain, rashes under both breasts...shopping for clothes was always a horrible experience, forget about buying a button down shirt, or a tshirt that wasn't a men's size and only being able to purchase bras online....now shopping is fun and I can actually wear women's sizes AND actually go to a store and find bras that will fit!!! Dr Colville and his staff were (and still are) fabulous! I would highly recommend!!!!!
Facebook
5.0/5
Feb 25, 2019
Facebook Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS
Dr. Colville, is a very conscienious plastic surgeon. 20 yr ago I had ra mastectomy and he did reconstructive surgery on my left breast and did an outstanding job. I would highly recommend him.!!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 23, 2019
Google Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS
I researched off and on for 10 years about breast augmentation surgeries, implants, scaring, Plastic surgeons (local and even states away) and their credentials. After multiple consults with different plastic surgeons, Dr. Colville was the best choice. Dr. Colville and staff explained everything with zero pressure. The level of professionalism, compassion and attention to detail can not be stressed enough. For me surgery wasn't just about getting a bigger chest size. Being a very athletic petite build, the goal was to look natural and to actually be able to wear shirts and bras not bought from the kids section. After surgery, healing went exactly as explained. It's now been 1 year and thrilled is an understatement. Bra size went from a 32AA to a 32D. The majority of people didn't know I had surgery because it looks so natural and assumed I was training chest more at the gym. The only regret from this entire process is that I waited for so long to do it.
Google
5.0/5
Nov 29, 2018
Google Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS
I started my weight loss journey in 2014 at 276 pounds. I used a jogging app on my phone and started seeing results within the first month. After losing 100 pounds I found myself with a lot of extra skin. It was a constant reminder of what I had done to my body and I told myself that if I could sustain my weight loss for several years, that I would get my arms fixed. Four years and one pregnancy later (from which I had to re-lose 60 pounds) I had maintained my weight loss. I chose Dr. Colville to do my brachioplasty because it was important to me that my surgeon was accredited and knowledgeable in this procedure. From start to finish, this office is 5 star. From making an appointment to answering pre/post operative questions, Dr. Colville and his staff made an impression on me. I had the arm lift procedure done and I finally feel whole again. Today I am four months out from my surgery and feel the best I ever have. Visiting this office and trusting in Dr. Colville was one of the best decisions I have ever made!
Google
4.0/5
Oct 7, 2018
Google Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS
Like most of you, I have heard great things about Dr. Colville and his staff. When I first scheduled my appointment, it was not up to the standard I expected from his staff. I have to admit I was pretty upset. When I was able to explain to Dr. Colville and his staff the situation and how disappointed I was with my interaction they immediately reached out to me. Not only did a woman, Annette, call me to sincerely apologize but informed me that Dr. Colville would be reaching out personally to apologize. Then soon after I received a very sincere letter from Dr. Colville and his staff. I could not be more pleased with my experience. I understand that things happened but they handled the situation with such grace that I would recommend this office, based on my service experience with them.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 10, 2018
Google Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS
Thank you Dr. Colville and Staff. I recently had Mastopexy/Reduction surgery done by Dr. Colville. The whole experience from consultation to post op was so positive. I had a reduction done on one side, due to a substantial size difference and lift done on both. I couldn't be more pleased with the results. Truly the best in the Toledo area!!
Google
5.0/5
May 15, 2018
Google Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS
Dr. Colville, in my opinion, is the most phenomenal cosmetic surgeon you can find in this area. I spent 2 years researching cosmetic surgeons, and the doctor that kept coming back with the highest ratings, referrals, & credentials was Dr. Colville. Then a close friend of mine told me that she had been to see him and highly recommended him, so I decided it was time to schedule a consultation. I needed an upper blepharoplasty on only my right eye. Which meant that he had to take excess skin from my right eyelid and try to match the left untouched eyelid to help make them as symmetrical as possible. Something I was very nervous about and required a huge amount of trust as your eyes are one of the 1st thing people see. Very difficult to hide if not done properly. Thus the 2 years of research. Let me tell you.... Dr. Colville made me feel very comfortable and confident in the procedure. He told me exactly what to expect and walked me through every step as he was doing it. No surprises. His nurse Robyn knew I was nervous and actually held my hand and soothed me while it was being done. She was fantastic. The results were breathtaking. I couldn’t believe how beautifully he had matched my other eye. Perfection. Dr. Colville is an artist. Extremely precise. Exceeded any expectations I had ever hoped for. I highly reccomend him. He will forever be the only cosmetic surgeon I will ever go to for as long as he is in practice. I would also like to mention that everyone at the office was great as well. Extremely welcoming, friendly, and on top of things. You will be in very good hands and well taken care of there from start to finish.
RateMDs
4.8/5
May 14, 2018
RateMDs Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS
Dr. Colville, in my opinion, is the most phenomenal cosmetic surgeon you can find in this area. I spent 2 years researching cosmetic surgeons, and the doctor that kept coming back with the highest ratings, referrals, & credentials was Dr. Colville. Then a close friend of mine told me that she had been to see him and highly recommended him, so I decided it was time to schedule a consultation. I needed an upper blepharoplasty on only my right eye. Which meant that he had to take excess skin from my right eyelid and try to match the left untouched eyelid to help make them as symmetrical as possible. Something I was very nervous about and required a huge amount of trust as your eyes are one of the 1st thing people see. Very difficult to hide if not done properly. Thus the 2 years of research. Let me tell you.... Dr. Colville made me feel very comfortable and confident in the procedure. He told me exactly what to expect and walked me through every step as he was doing it. No surprises. His nurse Robyn knew I was nervous and actually held my hand and soothed me while it was being done. She was fantastic. The results were breathtaking. I couldn’t believe how beautifully he had matched my other eye. Perfection. Dr. Colville is an artist. Extremely precise. Exceeded any expectations I had ever hoped for. I highly reccomend him. He will forever be the only cosmetic surgeon I will ever go to for as long as he is in practice. I would also like to mention that everyone at the office was great as well. Extremely welcoming, friendly, and on top of things. You will be very good hand and well taken care of there from start to finish.
Facebook
5.0/5
May 14, 2018
Facebook Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS
Dr. Colville, in my opinion, is the most phenomenal cosmetic surgeon you can find in this area. I spent 2 years researching cosmetic surgeons, and the doctor that kept coming back with the highest ratings, referrals, & credentials was Dr. Colville. Then a close friend of mine told me that she had been to see him and highly recommended him, so I decided it was time to schedule a consultation. I needed an upper blepharoplasty on only my right eye. Which meant that he had to take excess skin from my right eyelid and try to match the left untouched eyelid to help make them as symmetrical as possible. Something I was very nervous about and required a huge amount of trust as your eyes are one of the 1st thing people see. Very difficult to hide if not done properly. Thus the 2 years of research. Let me tell you.... Dr. Colville made me feel very comfortable and confident in the procedure. He told me exactly what to expect and walked me through every step as he was doing it. No surprises. His nurse Robyn knew I was nervous and actually held my hand and soothed me while it was being done. She was fantastic. The results were breathtaking. I couldn’t believe how beautifully he had matched my other eye. Perfection. Dr. Colville is an artist. Extremely precise. Exceeded any expectations I had ever hoped for. I highly reccomend him. He will forever be the only cosmetic surgeon I will ever go to for as long as he is in practice. I would also like to mention that everyone at the office was great as well. Extremely welcoming, friendly, and on top of things. You will be very good hand and well taken care of there from start to finish.
Vitals
5.0/5
May 14, 2018
Vitals Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS
Dr. Colville, in my opinion, is the most phenomenal cosmetic surgeon you can find in this area. I spent 2 years researching cosmetic surgeons, and the doctor that kept coming back with the highest ratings, referrals, & credentials was Dr. Colville. Then a close friend of mine told me that she had been to see him and highly recommended him, so I decided it was time to schedule a consultation. I needed an upper blepharoplasty on only my right eye. Which meant that he had to take excess skin from my right eyelid and try to match the left untouched eyelid to help make them as symmetrical as possible. Something I was very nervous about and required a huge amount of trust as your eyes are one of the 1st thing people see. Very difficult to hide if not done properly. Thus the 2 years of research. Let me tell you.... Dr. Colville made me feel very comfortable and confident in the procedure. He told me exactly what to expect and walked me through every step as he was doing it. No surprises. His nurse Robyn knew I was nervous and actually held my hand and soothed me while it was being done. She was fantastic. The results were breathtaking. I couldn’t believe how beautifully he had matched my other eye. Perfection. Dr. Colville is an artist. Extremely precise. Exceeded any expectations I had ever hoped for. I highly reccomend him. He will forever be the only cosmetic surgeon I will ever go to for as long as he is in practice. I would also like to mention that everyone at the office was great as well. Extremely welcoming, friendly, and on top of things. You will be very good hand and well taken care of there from start to finish.
Vitals
5.0/5
May 9, 2018
Vitals Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS
Dr Colville gave me a breast reduction in 2011. It was painful. Which he told me. But my breast turned out a perfect size small D. Instead of off the charts. My neck and back no longer hurt. In 2018 my breasts still look great. My nipples look forward instead of down. Even with weight gain n loss. Thank you for all you do. Darcy R
Vitals
5.0/5
Feb 12, 2018
Vitals Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS
Hello I am a 41 year old mother i have 3 kids married 20 years. The reason why i went to Doctor Coville was for the past few years i have been talking with my husband about getting breast augmentation of course as husbands says he found nothing wrong but to me after having the kids and me working out 4 days a week i just didn't feel my breast looked the same. I had my consult with him and he did a scan to be able to send me pics with the different size beast he felt would be right for me after talking with him to let him know what i wanted mine to look like and feel like. I wanted them to look and feel real and perky like they use to and also wanted my clothes to fit correctly. I was a little nervous this was a big decision for me to make but he knew exaclty what i was looking for and he and his staff mad me feel very comfortable and i love the end result i was a size A cup i went to C/D cup depending on the Bra. would recommend Dr Coville and his staff if you are thinking of getting breast augmentation done.
Facebook
5.0/5
Apr 19, 2017
Facebook Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS
I would definitely recommend Dr Colville! Wonderful surgeon with great outcomes! I had abdominoplasty a few years ago & my surgery & recovery were smooth & uneventful ! My scar looks wonderful! I would choose him again in the future for any of my plastic/reconstructive needs.
Google
5.0/5
Mar 3, 2017
Google Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS
I got an earlobe repair surgery from him today, I don't think it could of went any better! The staff made me feel comfortable and the surgery as painless as possible!
Facebook
5.0/5
Jan 7, 2017
Facebook Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS
I recently had breast augmentation done with Dr Colville and I can not believe how comfortable and easy the process was. His staff felt like family; extremely kind and guided me through the whole process. Dr Colville himself is so talented and helped me decide on a size that would balance out my body the way I wanted. I loved that I was able to have a visual thanks to their imagining system. My surgery went so smoothly and pain level had been at a 2-3 or less while recovering. About an hour after surgery, I was already able to put my arms overhead. I love the shape and size we picked for me! I highly recommend you to start with consultation if you have ANY thoughts or concerns about having breast augmentation done.
Google
5.0/5
Jul 18, 2016
Google Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS
I've lived in the Toledo area for 51 years. Over the years, I have had to see many different doctors for various reasons. Dr. Colville is one of the best. Not only is he good at what he does, but he cares about his patients. Several years ago, Dr. Colville was going to give me a neck lift. I was all set and sitting in the operating waiting room when he came in and told me he was up all night thinking about my procedure and he doesn't think it will give me what I'm looking for. He sent me home. How many doctor's think about their patients to that extent? How many doctor's would've done the operation anyways? I can not believe that Dr. Colville put my needs, the patient, in front of his own. A few years back, I decided to try facial aesthetics/injections. Dr. Colville was not as expensive as the other doctor's in the area so I went to him and I am so glad that I did. Dr. Colville is very skilled at what he does and I have not had any regrets. As far as "bed side manner" Dr. Colville's is very down to earth. He does not talk down to me as his patient and he listens without judgement. Although infections are not cheap, he does not charge as much as other plastic surgeons in the area. I have thanked him over and over for not charging astronomical prices for his services. This gives women and men, who are not in the top 1%, a chance to look good and feel great about themselves without taking out a second mortgage. As good as he is, he could be charging double and people would probably still go to him. I recommended Dr. Colville to a friend who needed reconstructive breast surgery and to my sister-in-law who wanted a full face lift. Both women were completely satisfied and glad that they went to him. So, if you are looking for a plastic surgeon in the Toledo area, I feel, you can't go wrong with Dr. Colville.
Google
5.0/5
Jun 5, 2016
Google Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS
I have been a 32A for the majority of my life. After having 3 children, my bra size was a 32AA. I had been considering breast augmentation for several years. When I finally decided to go for a consultation, Dr. Colville came highly recommended from several of my friends. I discussed with Dr. Colville that I didn’t know what bra size I was hoping to achieve, I just wanted to look full and natural. I trusted his expert opinion as to what size implants would work best for me. He recommended between 295-310cc’s. The day of surgery went quickly. After surgery, I was sleepy and my chest felt tight, but I didn’t experience any significant pain. Over the next 2-3 days, I took it easy. After about 3 days, I was back to normal, playing with my kids and feeling great. It took several weeks for the feeling of tightness to go away, but the end result was amazing! I can buy bras from actual stores instead of ordering petite sizes online! I ended up getting 295cc’s of silicone on each side and am a 32C, maybe 32D, depending on the brand. I can shop now without ever having to consider if a top will fit me. My confidence is much higher as well. The surgery and recovery were quick with little to no pain and the end result is fantastic! I will never be able to thank Dr. Colville and his staff enough for changing my life and giving me the confidence that I have been missing!
Facebook
5.0/5
Dec 28, 2015
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He is outstanding! I have had both my sister and best friend as his patients and the results of both of their surgeries were fantastic. You will not find a better and more professional and conscientious surgeon/Doctor. I would not even think of going to someone else!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 4, 2015
Google Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS
I AM SO PLEASED WITH MY ENTIRE EXPERIENCE FROM MY INITIAL VISIT TO MY FOLLOW UP. IN MY CONSULT WITH DR COLVILLE I HAD STATED TO HIM I WANTED TO HAVE A THIGH LIFT AND A BREAST LIFT. HE TOLD ME THAT A BREAST LIFT WAS NOT NECESSARY AND THEN WENT ONTO EXPLAIN WHY. I WAS IMPRESSED AS HE WAS COMPLETELY HONEST WITH ME AND SAVED ME SOME MONEY. HE THEN WENT ONTO ASK ME WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR IN MY RESULTS. I TOLD HIM AND HE THEN EXPLAINED TO ME WHAT WOULD NEED TO BE DONE TO GET THE RESULTS I WAS LOOKING FOR. HIS NURSE LESLIE WAS AMAZING ASKING ME IF I HAD ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS AFTER HE LEFT THE ROOM. HE WAS VERY THOROUGH IN HIS EXPLANATION SHE TOLD ME TO FEEL FREE TO CALL HER ANY TIME.I THEN SPOKE TO KELLY WHO WENT OVER ALL THE FEES WITH ME SHE WAS SO SWEET. I SCHEDULED MY SURGERY WHICH WAS DONE ON APRIL 27TH AT PARKWAY SURGERY CENTER. MY EXPERIENCE AT PARKWAY WAS AMAZING FROM THE TIME I WALKED IN THE DOOR TILL I WAS SENT HOME. THE STAFF AT PARKWAY WAS COMPLETELY AMAZING THEY WENT OUT OF THE WAY TO REASSURE MY MOM THAT I WOULD BE TAKEN WELL CARE OF. AND ONCE OUT OF SURGERY SHE GOT TO SEE THEM IN ACTION AND WAS COMPLETELY IMPRESSED. THE ANESTHESIA GROUP WAS AMAZING I ALWAYS GET SICK FROM ANESTHESIA NOT AT PARKWAY THEY WENT OVER AND BEYOND TO MAKE SURE THAT DID NOT HAPPEN. DR COLVILLE SPOKE MY MOM AFTER SURGERY AND MADE HER FEEL COMPLETELY AT EASE. I ALSO WENT TO BELA VIA AS SUGGESTED BY KELLY FOR PREOP AND POST OP MASSAGES. WHEN I FIRST WENT IN I THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO BE A WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY. BOY WAS I WRONG IT WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. YOU DON'T REALLY FEEL LIKE ITS DOING ANYTHING BUT WHEN YOU GET UP OMG IT WAS AMAZING HOW GREAT I FELT. IT TRULY HELPS THE HEALING AND SWELLING PROCESS. I CAN NOT SAY ENOUGH GREAT THINGS ABOUT THIS ENTIRE EXPERIENCE IT WAS WORTH EVERY DIME. DR COLVILLE IS AN AMAZING CARING SURGEON. HE IS UP FRONT AND HONEST AND I WOULD RECOMMEND HIM AND HIS STAFF TO ANYONE.
RateMDs
5.0/5
Sep 7, 2014
RateMDs Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS
Dr. Colville was professional and courteous every time I saw him. He always took his time with me and never made me feel rushed during my visits. He discussed my options and gave recommendation on implant type and size. My husband was extremely comfortable in what could have been a very awkward experience! His office staff and nurses were amazing. My recovery was much better than I expected. The benefits of the surgery exceeded my expectations. My husband new I would be happy but he even said, "I had no idea how much this surgery would change our relationship for the better." I have become more confident with him seeing my body and I didn't even realize it was something I struggled with. I would absolutely recommended Dr. Colville to anyone considering having any kind of surgery!
Vitals
5.0/5
Sep 7, 2014
Vitals Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS
Dr. Colville was professional and courteous every time I saw him. He always took his time with me and never made me feel rushed during my visits. He discussed my options and gave recommendation on implant type and size. My husband was extremely comfortable in what could have been a very awkward experience! His office staff and nurses were amazing. My recovery was much better than I expected. The benefits of the surgery exceeded my expectations. My husband new I would be happy but he even said, "I had no idea how much this surgery would change our relationship for the better." I have become more confident with him seeing my body and I didn't even realize it was something I struggled with. I would absolutely recommended Dr. Colville to anyone considering having any kind of surgery!
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4.5/5
Jun 28, 2014
RateMDs Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS
I had a great experience with Dr. Colville. The staff was very upfront with all information that I needed to make a decision about my cosmetic surgery experience. (Tummy tuck and breast augmentation.). I felt they were realistic as to all parts of the process...the surgery, the expectations of what my body will look like and the healing process. The cost was right in line with other surgeons in the area. I liked that I was in a hospital for the surgery. And I liked Bella Via for my post operative massages. All members of the staff were very professional and helped make my experience a very positive one. The best part is that I love my new look!!!
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5.0/5
Jun 25, 2014
Facebook Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS
He is the BEST reconstructive surgeon in NW Ohio .... I know!
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5.0/5
Mar 21, 2014
RateMDs Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS
I am post op 3 months for breast augmentation and couldn't be happier! Dr. Colville and his staff are excellent! My concern was for my breasts to look natural not over stated. Dr. Colville listened to my request and did exactly as I asked. They are perfect for my body size! Now when I try on tops they fit me, I can't begin to tell you how nice that is! Thank you Dr. Colville!
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5.0/5
Nov 26, 2013
Google Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS
I had a FANTASTIC experience with Dr. Colville. I came in with many questions which he answered thoroughly, and explained the entire process clearly. Everyone is the office was very friendly and helpful, and worked with my complicated schedule. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Colville. I have never felt more confident in a bathing suit! The whole process was a 100% positive experience!
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5.0/5
Sep 1, 2013
RateMDs Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS
I have been pleased with my experience with Dr. Colville thus far. The staff has been friendly and helpful and wait times have been reasonable. Dr. Colville performed an abdominoplasty for me. My concern was more muscle repair than aesthetics. He acknowledged my reasoning for the surgery and was honest with me regarding the effectiveness of the procedure for me. Other surgeons I had looked into tried to sell me additional cosmetic procedures I was not interested in nor considered necessary. Dr. Colville is very matter of fact but shows concern for his patients and is skilled surgeon.
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5.0/5
Aug 20, 2013
RateMDs Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS
My experience with Dr.Colville and staff was excellent. I am very pleased with the out come of my surgery! I would recommend them to anyone!
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5.0/5
Aug 19, 2013
RateMDs Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS
I have known Dr. Colville for several years and have been to his office for many minor procedures from mole removals to botox to endermologie After much consideration, I finally decided to get a breast augmentation. It's been 5 months and I am so very pleased with the outcome. I knew he would be conservative as I was not looking for overly large breasts. The nurse really helped in the evaluation. Everyone at the office is so nice and professional. My initial consultation with the imaging device was extremely helful in assuring me of the final outcome. I'm amazed at the changes occuring each month. 5 months out and I'm thrilled. He does great work. Thank you to Dr. Colville and his entire staff!
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5.0/5
Mar 17, 2013
Google Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS
I am back to wearing my bikini again in 2013 with the help of CoolSculpting & Dr. Colville. There was little discomort during my multiple treatments & went back to work same day as treatments.
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5.0/5
Aug 26, 2011
Google Craig W. Colville, MD, FACS
I had a breast augmentation with Dr. Colville about 9 months ago. His staff is very attentive and polite. They always try to fit me in during my lunch breaks. I really came into his office not knowing the size and shape that I wanted, but Dr. Colville is an artist. He was able to look at me and give me a size and shape that are perfect for my body type. I would definitely recommend this surgeon.

Examples of Implants Removed by Dr. Colville

Silicone gel breast implants

“Healthy” implants removed for personal reasons

Textured breast implants removed from a patient

Textured silicone gel: right implant failed

Failed saline implant

Saline: right implant failed

Why should I choose an experienced surgeon for breast implant removal?

Breast implant removal is typically a more complex surgery than breast augmentation because of scar tissue, called the capsule, that naturally forms around the implant. In most cases this scar tissue is thin and soft; however, sometimes it becomes thick and firm. The scar may adhere to muscle and tissues within the chest and can be difficult to remove. Older silicone implants may have leaked into the capsule, or infection may have developed.

How are breast implants removed?

Dr. Colville usually performs implant removal as an outpatient procedure using a general anesthetic. He places the incisions at the site of the original breast augmentation whenever possible. The technique he uses depends on the patient’s unique circumstances and goals (see table).

Explant Surgery Techniques

TechniqueHow It’s DoneBenefits
SimpleThe implant is removed, leaving the capsule in place.Least complicated surgery. Fastest recovery.
Partial capsulectomyThe back portion of the capsule (along the chest wall or muscle) is left in place, while the front portion and implant are removed.Prevents damage to the ribs, chest muscle, or lungs if the capsule is difficult to remove.
Total capsulectomyThe entire capsule is removed, possibly in pieces, along with the implant.Allows the pocket to close up and heal.
En blocThe implant and capsule are removed together as one.Minimizes contamination in the case of infection, cancer, or silicone implant rupture. Allows the pocket to close up and heal.

Once the implant and capsule are removed, Dr. Colville irrigates the empty pocket with an antibiotic solution to prevent infection. After a total or en bloc capsulectomy, he inserts surgical drains to prevent the build-up of fluid while the empty space heals.

What happens to the capsule if it is not removed?

The capsule is basically scar tissue that naturally forms around the implant. If it is thin and soft, the capsule can stay in place. Dr. Colville will remove the capsule and allow the space in the breast (pocket) to heal closed for the following reasons:

  • The capsule is firm or tight or thick
  • The patient has BIA-ALCL
  • There is fluid around the implant
  • Capsular contracture has occurred

How long does it take to recover from breast implant removal surgery?

Most patients return to work and their everyday activities within a week after a simple implant removal. Typically, there is less discomfort after this procedure than after the initial breast implant surgery. Return to work and everyday activities after a total capsulectomy is between one and three weeks.

What happens to the breasts after implant removal?

After explant surgery, the breasts will not look the same as before the original breast implant surgery. Breasts usually look deflated because the breast skin and tissues were changed by aging, gravity, and sometimes by the volume or weight of the implants. Breast lift surgery can improve breast shape by tightening the skin and surrounding tissue.

If you are considering having your breast implants removed, request a consultation using our online form to meet with Dr. Colville or call (419) 534-6551 to schedule an appointment. Women come to his practice in Toledo for breast implant removal from Sandusky, Findlay, Lima, and Defiance, OH, as well as the Ann Arbor, MI, region.

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