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Body Lift

Are you self-conscious about your body and wish you could lift and tone certain areas in one procedure?

Dr. John F. Zavell can perform a body lift for patients struggling with stretched or saggy skin due to substantial weight loss.

Is a body lift right for you? Learn more about how our plastic surgery practice in Toledo, OH, can enhance your figure.

Love Your Body Treatment Tailored to Your Needs

Boosted Confidence

Our team is passionate about helping patients look and feel their best. A body lift can improve every aspect of your life by making you feel happier and healthier in your skin.

Fully Customizable

Treatment is fully customizable based on your cosmetic goals. Some patients choose to have a lower body lift, while others combine popular procedures to address their abdomen or buttocks.

Reflect Your Weight Loss

It can be difficult to feel proud of the weight you've lost if you have excess skin and dislike your reflection in the mirror. Body contouring reveals all your hard work for you to enjoy.

Expanded Wardrobe

Do certain pieces of clothing just not fit your body type? A body lift accentuates your curves in all the right places and allows you to wear dresses or swimsuits with confidence.

Eliminate Skin Issues

Body contouring does more than make you look great; it can address frustrating health concerns such as rashes or skin infections from excess skin.

How Does a Body Lift Work?

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              A full body lift procedure combines two or more body contouring procedures to help patients achieve the look they desire. It can refine the curves of your hips, breasts, and buttocks.

A Plastic Surgeon Committed to Excellence

Dr. Zavell is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 25 years of experience serving the Toledo, Sandusky, and Findlay, OH, communities. He treats each patient like family, striving to provide the highest level of care possible.

Patients who choose to undergo treatment at our surgical practice receive unparalleled care in a friendly, compassionate, and informative environment.

To request a body lift surgery consultation or learn more, call our plastic surgery office at:

(740) 628-0185

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Dr. Zavell prioritizes the comfort of his patients.

"I’m beyond thrilled with my experience and my results!"


Stephanie Hicks


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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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Mary McMillen


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Dr Zavell and his staff are great. All very professional treating you with respect and kindness from your first appointment and on. He is a skilled professional . I was seen and had work done 2004 and have come back recently. Couldn't be happier.

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People of All Genders Can Benefit From a Body Lift Surgery

Patients of all genders get excited about the opportunities weight loss can provide. Our plastic surgeon wants to help you achieve the contours you desire, no matter your gender. Your personalized body lift surgery plan can enhance your abdomen, buttocks, and other areas.

During your consultation with our Ohio plastic surgeon, John F. Zavell, you can explain your goals. He will then help you create a realistic treatment plan, so you can feel truly confident in your skin.

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Worried About Surgery? We Offer Sedation Methods

At our office in Toledo, we are committed to providing as comfortable an experience for our patients as possible. We offer general anesthesia and IV sedation to help you feel less anxious and more relaxed during your procedure. Patients find comfort knowing that they will gently drift off into a deep sleep and have no recollection of their procedure. If there is anything we can do to help you feel more at ease, our accommodating staff is happy to help.

Exploring Lower Body Lift Is it Right for You?

For patients who have excess skin affecting multiple areas, we offer a lower body lift. A lower body lift includes surgical treatment to the abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks. This treatment can dramatically transform your lower body for stunning results. Our plastic surgeon will place incisions in inconspicuous places when possible to reduce any noticeable scarring after surgery.

The Number of Lower Body Lifts Performed in America Rose by 3974% From 2000 to 2020

The number of lower body lifts performed raised from 207 in 2000 to 8,433 in 2020
*According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Have You Lost a Significant Amount of Weight? Lower Body Lift Surgery Can Finalize Your Results

Lower body lift surgery removes excess skin and fat and may be the final factor you need to restore your confidence and achieve the body you want after significant weight loss. In addition to tightening and toning your abdomen and buttocks, lower body lifts can include a thigh lift or tummy tuck, giving you comprehensive results.

To learn more about lower body lifts and your candidacy, contact our Toledo, OH, office.

Achieve a Sleeker Abdomen

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Choose a Plastic Surgeon Who Offers Individualized Treatment

Board-certified plastic surgeon John F. Zavell aims to treat each patient as the unique person that they are. From answering your questions during your consultation to crafting a surgery plan that will help you achieve the contours you desire, Dr. Zavell believes in providing treatment that is tailored to your needs and goals.

In addition to providing patients with individualized care, our practice does everything we can to make procedures affordable. We offer several financing options, so your dream body is more attainable.

If you're ready to begin, contact our Toledo, OH, office or call:

(740) 628-0185

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Board-certified plastic surgeon John F. Zavell can safely and effectively perform your surgery.

"Dr. Zavell is extremely supportive, knowledgeable, and efficient." Hear From Our Toledo Patients


Tracy Pixley


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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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Natalie Crumrine


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Excellent! Dr Zavell and his staff are very friendly, accommodating and patient. This was a great experience and he does excellent work. I would highly recommend.

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What Are the Risks of a Body Lift?

As with any surgical procedure, there are certain side effects that may occur following a body lift.

Minor Side Effects

Patients may experience swelling, bruising, inflammation, discomfort, and numbness, among other possible side effects. Fortunately, these are temporary and can be managed with prescription medications and over-the-counter pain relievers to reduce symptoms.

Serious Complications

In rare instances, serious complications can occur, such as blood clots, infections, undesirable scarring, necrosis of the tissue, and unsatisfactory results. Due to modern advancements and Dr. Zavell's decades of surgical expertise, a body lift can be performed safely and successfully in Toledo.

What Is the Cost?

We've seen firsthand how life-changing a body lift surgery can be for our patients in Toledo, Sandusky, and Findlay, OH. Price shouldn't get in the way of you celebrating weight loss and loving your body, so we offer flexible financing options to make plastic surgery more affordable. We work with third-party lending companies such as CareCredit®, M-Lend Financial, and Directions Credit Union® to offset the price of treatment. Whether you're interested in a full body lift, a lower body lift, or a body lift with added liposuction, our warm and friendly Ohio staff are happy to walk you through the options and find the best fit for you and your needs.

"I couldn't be happier." Reviews From Our Toledo, OH, Patients


Chris Bowers


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I highly recommend Dr. Zavell and his staff. They answered all of my questions thoroughly, made me feel comfortable, and helped me through the pre and post surgery process. I'm very satisfied with my results and plan to have another procedure in a few months.

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Ann Weiler


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Dr. Zavell did my upper arms and I couldn't be happier. Dr. Zavell and his staff were great from start to finish. They explained my procedure and answered all my questions, which put me at ease. They are knowledgeable and very efficient. I highly recommend.

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Dr. John F. Zavell

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: 

  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons 
  • The American Society of Aesthetic Surgeons
  • The 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 (740) 628-0185

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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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