Breast Reduction

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It’s not unusual for women with overly large breasts to suffer both physically and emotionally. Reducing the breasts’ size and weight — and the associated problems — are the goals 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.

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Before & After Breast Reduction Case 37 View #1 View in Toledo, Ohio
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Breast Reduction Case 37

This 38 year old mother wanted the lifestyle and clothing choices available for smaller, more evenly sized breasts. She underwent a breast reduction procedure to achieve this result. Though she had tolerated it before the reduction, many of her body's pains had subsided with the reduction of her breasts and improvement in posture. Read More
Before & After Breast Reduction Case 233 View #1 View in Toledo, Ohio
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Breast Reduction Case 233

This 33 year old mother of two had very large, heavy breasts that were causing her discomfort. After her breast reduction surgery, she feels much more comfortable and loves how much easier it is to find clothing that fits just right.
Before & After Breast Reduction Case 140 View #1 View in Toledo, Ohio
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Breast Reduction Case 140

After having a breast reduction done elsewhere years before, this patient was still having problems with her large breasts. She felt that not enough had been removed and set up a consultation with Dr. Colville. After the secondary breast reduction the patient is much happier with her results and feels better all around.  Read More
Before & After Breast Reduction Case 343 View #1 View in Toledo, Ohio
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Breast Reduction Case 343

This 56 year old patient expressed that she would like a breast reduction. She wished to have less breast volume. After discussing with Dr. Colville, they decided to proceed with surgery, with a 30% reduction. Dr. Colville removed 215 grams of tissue from her right breast and 190 grams of tissue from her left breast giving her a more comforta... Read More
Before & After Breast Reduction Case 399 Front View in Toledo, Ohio
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Breast Reduction Case 399

This 52 year old patient felt that her breasts were too large and heavy. After years of having back problems and struggling to find flattering clothing, she decided to proceed with a breast reduction. Dr. Colville preformed a breast reduction giving this patient the breast size that she wished for. She is very happy with her results.  Read More
Before & After Breast Lift Case 388 Front View in Toledo, Ohio
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Breast Lift Case 388

This 31 year old patient felt that her breast had lost their perky look. Dr. Colville performed a mastopexy with a slight breast reduction giving this patient the look that she wished for.
Before & After Breast Reduction Case 347 View #1 View in Toledo, Ohio
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Breast Reduction Case 347

This 45 year old patient expressed that she was unhappy with how large her breasts were and that she hated the fullness through her lateral chest wall. Dr. Colville performed breast reduction surgery with breast lift surgery and liposuction to her lateral chest wall. This patient states that she loves her surgery and that she does not think a... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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."

Meet Dr. Colville

Beautiful Breast Reduction 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 Breast Reduction Surgery

In most cases, the breast is lifted as part 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.

A Reputation Built on Results

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What Can I Expect After a Breast Reduction?

You may experience some generalized discomfort in the chest area for 1 to 3 days after surgery, which is easily relieved with postoperative pain medication. Swelling, bruising, edema, breast or nipple sensory change, and numbness are possible but usually temporary side effects of a breast reduction.

How Long Is Recovery From Breast Reduction?

If you work outside the home, plan to take off at least a week. Your return may be delayed longer.

Is Breast Reduction Covered by Insurance?

Breast reduction is often covered by health insurance if you’ve been diagnosed with physical problems related to breast size, but it’s important to get pre-approval before undergoing the procedure.

Breast reduction patients come from Findlay, Sandusky, Ann Arbor, and other cities in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. You can request a consultation online to meet with Dr. Colville, or call his office at (419) 534-6551 to schedule an appointment.

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