The choice of breast implants is highly individual and depends on a number of factors, including their shape, size, and feel. Dr. Colville offers the latest breast implants at his Toledo, Ohio, practice from the 3 major manufacturers: MENTOR®, Allergan, and Sientra®. While each includes unique features, all breast implants are silicone shells filled with either silicone gel or saline fluid.
Breast Lift With Implants Before & After Photos
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This 40 year old patient expressed that she would like her breasts to have less droop, higher nipple elevation and overall more fullness. Dr. Colville recommended a bilateral standard mastopexy/ breast augmentation to help her achieve her desired breast size and shape. The implants used were Allergan SSM 275cc Soft Touch Gel implants. This patient... Read More
This 37-year-old mother of one desired a fuller, perkier breast while keeping her natural petite frame. She wanted her breasts to be more proportionate with her body, with a goal of being a bra size C to D. With Allergan Natrelle 339cc implants, Dr. Colville was able to help her achieve her goal. Read More
This 29 year old patient found Dr. Colville through his website and decided to schedule a visit. After discussing all of her options to restore breast volume, she chose to have a breast lift with implants. She worried about about her breasts being "over-done" and looking fake, but she is amazed at how natural her results look and feel. Read More
This 46 year old patient felt that her breasts looked even smaller and less proportional to her body after having cysts removed from both sides. Dr. Colville performed a periareolar mastopexy and augmentation with style 15, 371cc implants, giving the patient fuller, firmer, perkier, more natural looking breasts. She stated the surgery... Read More
This 30 year old mother of three lost 45 pounds after having children. She wanted restoration of her breasts and to no longer be "deflated". With the use of style 20, 200cc implants she now has a 36DD bra size, and was back to work 5 days after surgery! Read More
This patient expressed that she would like to have a breast lift with an augmentation. She stated that she would like to be a full C to small D cup. Dr. Colville performed the surgery using Allergan Natrelle style SRM size 310cc silicone gel implants. Read More
This patient did not like the appearance of her breasts after nursing children. She wanted to restore volume for a more youthful appearance. She came to Dr. Colville for a breast lift and augmentation, she was very pleased with her results. Read More
The 'flattened' appearance of her breasts made this patient feel unfeminine at times. She came to Dr. Colville wanting more volume while keeping a natural look. She had a breast lift with implants in order to increase firmness and achieve a fuller look and she couldn't be happier with the results. Read More
This 42 year old mother of 2 felt that her breasts looked "flat and droopy". She was interested in having just a breast lift, until she saw her photos and potential results with Vectra 3D Imaging. She ultimately decided to have a breast lift, along with restoring some volume with Allergan Style 15 286CC implants. Read More
This 40 year old patient didn't like the look of her breasts after having 3 children. She decided it was time to improve her look, and boost her self confidence with a breast lift and implants. Dr. Colville used style 20, size 325cc Natrelle implants. She is very happy with her results, going from a 34B bra size to 34D. View her pre-operative... Read More
This 37 year old patient was wearing a 34B bra size. After having four children, the youngest being just over 1 year old, she felt that she had lost a lot of fullness in her breasts, especially after breastfeeding. She desired to wear a 34D bra size and with the help of Dr. Colville her goals were met with amazing results from a breast lift... Read More
This 42 year old mother of 2 felt that her breasts had become flat and droopy over the years. Dr. Colville performed a breast lift along with adding style 15 size 286cc implants to reach this patient's goal. She loves her results, going from a 34B to a 34D bra size, she feels that her breasts look better than they ever have before, while still... Read More
This 53 year old patient had lost over 100 pounds, and along with that she lost much of her breast volume. She initially came to Dr. Colville and had only a mastopexy performed, then 4 months later had Style 15, 339cc implants placed. Her post op photos above were taken 2.5 years after surgery. She is happy with her breasts and feel that they fit... Read More
This patient did not like the appearance of her breasts after having children and aging, she wanted a breast lift with implants to compliment her healthy figure, that she had worked so hard to acquire over 4 years leading up to surgery. She loves her results and feels like her breasts match her body again. Read More
This 43 year old patient had breast implants placed previously but was unhappy with the look and had them removed. Ten years later, she decided she was ready to try again, but this time she had a lift with implants. She loves the results so much more with the combined procedures, wishing she would have done it the first time around. Read More
After breastfeeding three children, who are now adults, and losing 35+ pounds, this patient lost a lot of volume in her breasts. She had mild sagging that was corrected at the same time as adding implants to increase her breast volume. She was able to get back to her active lifestyle shortly after surgery, and thought the entire process was easier... Read More
This patient lives a very fit and healthy lifestyle, but she felt that her breasts needed the same improvements she had given her body. She is happy with the results and feels more confident with her body.
This 32 year old mother of 3 wanted a fuller, lifted look for her breasts after all of the changes that occurred over the years. Keeping in mind that the implants could cause more sagging, even after the breast lift due to the extra weight of them, the patient and Dr. Colville decided to go with a smaller size implant than she originally... Read More
This patient had a previous breast surgery done elsewhere. After losing a substantial amount of weight she decided to seek help from Dr. Colville. Dr. Colville found that she had grade IV capsular contracture. Dr. Colville perfomed a capsulectomy and implant removal for the contracture as well as a secondary submuscular augmentation using Allergan... Read More
This 46 year old mother of two felt that her breasts had lost most of their volume after having children. Dr. Colville recommended a standard mastopexy with a breast augmentation. Dr. Colville used Allergan Natrelle style SRM 295cc silicone gel implants with the standard mastopexy, restoring the volume that she wished for. Read More
After breastfeeding 3 children, this patient felt that the skin on her breast had lost elasticity. After a consult with Dr. Colville, she decided to have a lift to restore a youthful appearance, as well as an implant for added volume. She also had some scarring around the areola, which is now unnoticeable- just as she requested. Read More
After working very hard for a new figure, this patient wanted to improve the look of her breasts as well. She underwent a breast lift and a breast augmentation for a more youthful look. She finally feels like her hard work paid off, and she has the look she was hoping to achieve. Read More
Choosing the right implant is one of the keys to successful breast augmentation. Because body type and cosmetic goals vary from woman to woman, it is important that you choose implants under the guidance of an experienced doctor. Dr. Colville’s advanced training in breast augmentation surgery led to his selection to participate in clinical trials of cohesive silicone gel implants made by Allergan and Mentor. Fewer than a dozen plastic surgeons in Ohio were involved in the trials. The implants are now approved by the FDA.
Breast Implant Choices
Saline or silicone? Round or teardrop shaped? Textured or smooth? There are several decisions you make when selecting an implant. Dr. Colville’s experience will help guide your decision, but the final choice will be yours.
Saline vs. Silicone Implants
Silicone gel-filled implants have become the preferred choice around the world. They have been used consistently in more than 60 countries outside of the U.S. for more than 30 years. The newest silicone breast implants use a cohesive silicone gel that is more a soft solid than a liquid, so it maintains its shape. Many believe this makes an implant look and feel more natural. All cohesive silicone gel implants are now considered “gummy bear” implants. Some are more “cohesive” than others.
Saline-filled breast implants may be an excellent option for you. Saline is a salt-water solution, similar to the fluids in your body. While silicone gel-filled implants are inserted pre-filled, the shell of saline-filled implants are surgically placed in your body empty. Then the surgeon fills them with saline to achieve the desired result. All of our saline-filled implants are FDA-approved and fully tested as well.
Breast Implant Size
Deciding what breast size you want can be the most difficult part about choosing breast augmentation. Breast implants are measured by volume (cubic centimeters or cc’s), not cup size. Generally, the larger you want your cup size to be, the larger the breast implant Dr. Colville will consider using. He will evaluate your existing breast tissue to determine if you have enough tissue to accommodate the desired size of breast implant.
Implants that are too large for your tissue may leave the implant edges visible through your skin after the operation or the implant may be more easily felt. It could also increase the risk of complications. Also, breast implants that are too big may cause your breasts to prematurely droop or sag.
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."
Breast implant shells have a smooth or textured surface. Textured implants are designed to reduce the chance of capsular contracture, the most common complication following breast augmentation. As a natural reaction to any device placed in the body, scar tissue forms around the breast implant surface, creating a capsule. In some women, the capsule can tighten and squeeze the implant. This is called capsular contracture. Textured implants placed under the pectoral muscles yield a more natural look and are less likely to develop capsular contracture.
There is clinical information from studies of a large number of women that shows no difference in the likelihood of developing capsular contracture with textured implants compared to smooth-surfaced implants.
Shaped Breast Implants
Implants can be round or contoured in a teardrop shape to mimic the outline of a mature breast. This shape is often preferred by women who are looking for a gently sloping breast silhouette. These contoured breast implants are available in a moderate or high profile, and are all textured to prevent them from rotating. The shaped and textured silicone cohesive gel implants used by Dr. Colville include Allergan Natrelle® 410, Mentor MemoryShape®, and Sientra® implants.
The standard round breast implant style is extremely popular because it provides greater projection for a more prominent profile in a narrower chest wall. Dr. Colville also offers Natrelle INSPIRA® implants, an innovative option for women interested in enhanced breast fullness. INSPIRA implants are round, silicone-filled, textured implants that combine a fuller appearance with a soft feel.
Projection is the distance your breast implants extend outward from your chest wall. A higher projection can be another way to give the impression of larger breast size without actually increasing volume and diameter. Breast implants come in three distinct profiles to help you find the best match for your body: low profile, moderate profile, and high profile.
The Keller Funnel™
Dr. Colville is committed to using the very latest products and techniques available. Designed by a plastic surgeon, the Keller Funnel improves the delivery of silicone gel implants during breast augmentation and reconstruction procedures. Dr. Colville is certified to use the Keller Funnel and he can give you the aesthetic advantages of silicone gel implants, combined with a gentler surgical approach.
Using the Keller Funnel offers these benefits, compared to a traditional surgical approach:
Shorter incision lengths
More choices for incision placement
Reduced force on the implant and incision
To learn more about your breast implant options, request a consultation with Dr. Colville using his online form, or call his office at
(419) 534-6551 to schedule an appointment. He helps women considering breast augmentation, who travel from Findlay, Sandusky, and Ann Arbor, MI, select breast implants best suited to their unique needs and aesthetic goals.