Pregnancy has an enormous, comprehensive effect on the body. It’s not uncommon for a mother to feel self-conscious after giving birth.

If you’re unhappy with your post-pregnancy body, a mommy makeover may be an effective solution. This treatment targets the areas most drastically affected during pregnancy.

For a post-pregnancy confidence boost, contact plastic surgeon Dr. John F. Zavell in Toledo, OH...

Top Benefits of a Mommy Makeover

A Firm Stomach

Woman's flat abdomen

Pregnancy often leads to loose, excess skin around the stomach, fat buildup, and stretched abdominal muscles. A mommy makeover will flatten and firm up your stomach.

Beautiful Breasts

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A woman’s breasts often sag after breastfeeding. With a breast augmentation, Dr. Zavell can reinvigorate your breasts and create your ideal silhouette.

Boosted Self-Confidence

Mother and daughter flexing biceps

It is easy to feel self-conscious about your body after having a baby. With a mommy makeover, Dr. Zavell can help you restore your pre-baby body and take confidence in your appearance once more. 

Contact Our Board-Certified Toledo, OH, Plastic Surgeon

If you’re looking to restore your appearance after pregnancy, contact our board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. John F. Zavell in Toledo, OH, provides patients with personalized treatment plans that can include a tummy tuck, liposuction, thigh lift, breast lift, or breast augmentation to help you restore your body to its pre-pregnancy shape. 

Contact our office by filling out our form or call: (419) 214-6630

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What Patients Are Saying about Dr. Zavell

Tracy P.

Tracy P.

September 2019

Dr. Zavell and his incredible staff were so helpful during my surgery. Dr. Zavell is extremely supportive, knowledgeable and efficient. His sense of humor helped put my nerves at ease. Highly recommend.
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Stephanie H.

Stephanie H.

May 2019

Dr. Zavell and his team are amazing! They have been so nice and accessible, answered all of my questions and eased any concerns I had about my procedure. I’m beyond thrilled with my experience and my results!
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What Is a Mommy Makeover?

This plastic surgery typically focuses on the two areas of the body most affected by pregnancy: the breasts and abdominal region. During pregnancy, muscles are stretched and – in the case of C-sections – are torn during childbirth. 

Depending on your concerns, our plastic surgeon Dr. Zavell can address cosmetic issues such as: 

  • Stubborn fat pockets or excess skin
  • An unwanted changes in the size of your breasts 
  • Negative effects on the shape or fullness of your breasts 
  • Uneven breasts 
  • Sagging abdominal skin
  • Stretch marks 
  • A cesarean pouch formed by scar tissue

Each patient's concerns are unique to their pregnancy and overall physical state. During an initial consultation, Dr. Zavell can recommend the combination of procedures that best suits your needs. 

Areas that can be targeted during a mommy makeover

A mommy makeover can treat a variety of aesthetic issues after pregnancy

Do I Qualify for This Treatment?

The ideal candidate for a mommy makeover is a patient who has tried diet and exercise but has still not fully achieved their ideal pre-pregnancy body or experienced changes that cannot be reversed without surgery. Ideally, you should be back at your pre-pregnancy weight and healthy enough to undergo surgery. Women who have undergone natural birth and women who received a C-section are both good candidates for treatment. 

Our staff also stresses that a mommy makeover is an extensive surgery with a lengthy recovery period. Patients should consider whether they are planning to have any additional children before undergoing treatment. A pregnancy following surgery could reverse the effects of the makeover and require additional procedures. 

Choosing a Plastic Surgeon

Choosing a plastic surgeon for your procedure is a big decision. You want a surgeon who is experienced and compassionate.

Dr. John F. Zavell is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been practicing in the Toledo area for over 20 years. He has performed each procedure involved in a mommy makeover several times. As a standing member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Surgeons, you can trust your care to him.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. John F. Zavell by calling (419) 214-6630 or contacting us online

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Your Plastic Surgery Options

During your initial consultation with Dr. Zavell, he will listen to your concerns closely and provide computer-generated images to preview your results. A mommy makeover can include several different surgical procedures in a single session to minimize your recovery time. 

Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck

Depending on your body type and desired outcomes, our plastic surgeon can perform a mini or full tummy tuck. While a mini tummy tuck treats only the lower part of your abdomen, a full tummy tuck can address larger areas of concern. For most mothers, a tummy tuck is the most comprehensive way to address pregnancy-related concerns across the abdomen.



Some candidates may benefit from liposuction in certain areas of the body, such as the buttocks, thighs, and upper arms. Liposuction allows the surgeon to target small, stubborn pockets of fat that have failed to respond to diet and exercise. 

Breast Lift or Implants

Breast lift

If your breasts have lost their fullness or size following pregnancy, patients can choose a breast lift or breast implants. If you do not want to increase the size of your breasts, but wish to restore symmetry and youthful contours, a breast lift alone may address your issues. 

Breast Reduction

Breast reduction

Some women experience a dramatic increase in the size of their breasts during pregnancy. Overly large breasts can cause back pain, neck pain, and other physical discomfort. Dr. Zavell can remove excess tissue and fat during breast reduction surgery to return you to a more proportionate, comfortable figure. 

How to Ensure a Successful Recovery

Because each mommy makeover is tailored to the needs of the patient, the recovery period will be different from patient to patient. However, every patient will still require rest and routine office visits so that Dr. Zavell can monitor your progress. In order to ensure a safe and swift recovery, you should also plan for a friend or family member to help you care for your children.

Potential Risks of Procedure

All surgeries carry some degree of risk. Some people have allergic reactions to the anesthesia and some develop infections at the incision sites. It’s important to be aware of these dangers before going into the surgery and that you have an experienced plastic surgeon who can minimize them.

A mommy makeover in particular carries these risks such as:

  • Loss of nipple sensation
  • Capsular contracture
  • Implant leaks
  • Inability to breastfeed
  • Fat necrosis
  • Recurrent skin looseness
  • Contour deformity

What Will Treatment Cost?

Doctor and patient discussing papers

Depending on which procedures are performed and how complicated they are, a mommy makeover can cost anywhere from $3,200 to $20,000 or more. Dr. Zavell will discuss your options with you and help you decide which combination of procedures will benefit you the most while also fitting within your budget.

Financing Options

Our office offers several financing options to help make your plastic surgery more affordable. We offer financing through CareCredit®, M-Lend Financial, and Directions Credit Union. When you come to our office, our patient care coordinator will go over your financing options and help you choose one that works best for you.

"The Results Are Amazing"

Jolyn B.

Jolyn B.

January 2019

Dr. Zavell performed my breast lift with augmentation and I couldn't be happier.  He and his staff made the entire experience comfortable and guided me through all the pre-op appointments and recovery.  He created exactly what I asked for and the results are amazing!  I highly recommend him.
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Healthgrades User

March 06, 2019

Dr Zavelle and his staff are amazing! They made me feel comfortable from consultation to post-op visits and the results far exceeded my expectations! I would definitely reccomend him ! View On Healthgrades

John F. Zavell, MD, FACS

Dr. John Zavell is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals since 1993. He is a member of: 

-American Society of Plastic Surgeons 
-American Society of Aesthetic Surgeons
-American College of Surgeons

He has mastered advanced techniques and uses the latest technology to provide patients of all ages with the most natural-looking, life-changing results. To schedule a consultation at Dr. Zavell's plastic surgery practice, request an appointment online or call us at (419) 214-6630.

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The decision to undergo cosmetic surgery is a very personal one and our mission is to honor that choice by jointly cultivating a treatment plan that will deliver results personally crafted for you. Dr. Zavell

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2865 N Reynolds Rd
Ste 250A
Toledo, OH 43615

Open Today 8:30am - 5:00pm

More Info Directions (419) 214-6630