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Breast Augmentation In Toledo, OH

Plastic surgeons have performed breast enlargement surgeries for over a century. However, it is within the last fifty years or so that it has become a standardized procedure and more popular among the public. Today, hundreds of thousands of women undergo the surgery in the United States every year. Patients in Toledo, Ohio can choose from several Ohio-based plastic surgeons. However, Dr. Matt Goldschmidt is among the most experienced breast surgeons in Ohio. Dr. Goldschmidt performs the best breast augmentation Toledo offers.

How Does Breast Augmentation Surgery Work?

Breast augmentation typically works by placing breast implants to add volume and enhance the shape of the breasts. The most popular implants include a cohesive silicone gel that many believe looks and feels like natural breast tissue. Though, patients also have the choice of saline breast implants that Dr. Goldschmidt fills with sterile saline during surgery. Both saline and silicone breast implants are FDA-approved and safe for breast enlargement surgery. Dr. Goldschmidt places them into a pocket located just behind the glands, underneath the muscle lining, and completely behind the chest muscle. The patient and Dr. Goldschmidt will discuss the exact placement of the implants within the breasts during a consultation appointment.


The benefits of breast augmentation in Toledo can vary based on each patient’s unique situation. Some of the possible benefits and advantages include:

  • Fuller breasts
  • Restores youthful breast volume
  • Corrects major breast asymmetry
  • Enhances breast shape
  • Improves body proportions and contours
  • Can help patients achieve an S-shape body
  • May make it easier to fit into bras and clothing
  • Helps treat tubular breasts
  • Restores breast fullness after pregnancy
  • Quick surgery and recovery
  • Minimal post-operative pain
  • Customizable
  • Performed by a top Toledo plastic surgeon


The overall risks of breast implant surgery are low. However, patients need to understand the possible complications so they can work with Dr. Goldschmidt to create a surgical plan that mitigates and prevents complications. Possible risks include:

  • Capsular contracture
  • Rupture
  • Breast Implant Illness (BII)
  • Infection
  • Poor incision healing
  • Inability to breastfeed (overall rare, but more common with periareolar technique)
  • Nerve damage
  • Skin necrosis
  • Need for revision or implant removal

Thorough patient screening, personalized pre and post-operative instructions, and appropriate surgical technique allow Dr. Goldschmidt to minimize any breast augmentation risks. If you are at a higher risk of certain complications, he will discuss this with you and take action to reduce it, if necessary..

Toledo Breast Augmentation Incisions

Dr. Goldschmidt can insert breast implants through incisions made in different areas of the body. Understandably, patients may want to keep scarring off the breasts or the patient’s anatomy may necessitate a certain surgical technique. Currently, there are four possible incision options: inframammary, periareolar, transaxillary, and transumbilical.


The inframammary fold incision is the traditional breast augmentation incision. Involving a small incision in the crease underneath the breast, this incision location offers plastic surgeons with the most visibility of all of the involved tissues and structures. However, depending on the patient’s anatomy or preferences, this is not always the preferred incision.

For example, some patients may not have a pronounced fold and this can make it difficult to place implants. Additionally, for patients who want to keep incisions away from the breasts, this is normally not the chosen incision location. Still, it is the best incision in many other difficult cases and is necessary if undergoing a breast lift at the same time.


The periareolar incision uses an incision that curves around part of or the entire areola. The incision is hidden in the pigment change between the skin and the areola. This is not a commonly performed technique but may benefit people who want to keep their incisions hidden completely under bras. The area does also tend to heal well.

The biggest drawback to the periareolar technique is that it is more likely to interfere with breastfeeding ability or nipple sensation. For some patients, these may not be major concerns. However, these should be considered when choosing the ideal breast augmentation incision location.


The transaxillary breast augmentation method is gaining popularity in the United States. It involves placing breast implants through an incision in the underarm. This does also allow Dr. Goldschmidt to place the implant behind the chest muscle without cutting it. The transaxillary technique keeps scars off the breasts.

Unfortunately, not all patients are good candidates for this procedure depending on several factors such as anatomy, chosen implant, and desired results. Dr. Goldschmidt can discuss this with the patient during a consultation.


The transumbilical breast augmentation technique is a newer one that places breast implants through an incision in the belly button. This method can only accommodate saline breast implants because the empty implant must pass underneath the skin. While still not a common method, it is possible.

Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Surgery

What Are Gummy Bear Implants?

Gummy bear implants refer to the newer generation of silicone breast implants that contain a more cohesive silicone gel filling. They are also shaped to better mimic the natural shape of the breasts. Gummy bear breast implants are also slightly firmer than traditional silicone implants. This new generation of implants has lower overall complication rates and high satisfaction rates.

Who Is A Candidate For Breast Augmentation Toledo?

Most healthy women above the age of eighteen are good candidates for breast augmentation surgery in Toledo. Major medical conditions do not necessarily prevent a patient from undergoing breast surgery. Dr. Goldschmidt also prefers that breast augmentation patients not smoke. Smokers have higher complication rates, scar more, and do not heal as well.

Can You Make Your Breasts Fuller Without Implants?

Yes, a fat transfer breast augmentation can provide fuller breasts without breast implants. However, this is still a surgical procedure and tends not to provide as dramatic of results as implants can.

How Much On Average Is A Breast Augmentation?

The cost of breast augmentation in Toledo, Ohio averages about $7,000. This cost can fluctuate based on the breast implant type, surgical procedure, necessary surgical supplies, and other factors. Breast augmentation with Dr. Goldschmidt starts at $3,900.

What Happens To Breast Implants As You Age?

Breast implants—unlike natural breasts—will not lose volume and can help patients maintain good breast volume throughout their lives. Though, breast implants cannot prevent breast sagging which may naturally occur with age. In some cases where a surgeon places breast implants too big for a patient’s frame, the implants can worsen or accelerate sagging. This is untrue in the majority of cases though.

The Top Breast Augmentation Toledo By Dr. Matt Goldschmidt

Dr. Matt Goldschmidt is a double board-certified surgeon with two decades of experience in cosmetic surgery, including hundreds of breast surgeries. He wrote and published a book for patients and their loved ones about what to expect before, during, and after a breast augmentation surgery. He provides the best breast augmentation surgery Toledo, Ohio offers.

With his office in Independence, Ohio, Dr. Goldschmidt accommodates patients from all around Ohio and other states. As one of the top plastic surgery providers in Ohio, it is worth traveling from Toledo for breast augmentation surgery.

For more information about Breast Augmentation In Toledo, OH or to schedule your Breast Augmentation In Toledo, OH consultation with Dr. Matt Goldschmidt, please call (216) 264-8100.