Are you unhappy with the size, shape, or symmetry of your breasts?
Saline or silcone breast implants can restore the bustline you used to have or give you the bustline you've always dreamed of.
At his practice in Toledo, OH, John F. Zavell, MD, FACS, offers world-class breast augmentation surgery.
A Breast Implant Expert Choose Dr. Zavell
Dr. Zavell has been performing breast augmentation for patients from Toledo, Sandusky, Findlay, and beyond since 1993, giving women the bodies of their dreams. In fact, his experience with breast implants is so impressive that the FDA has trusted him to help in their research of emerging breast implant technologies.
Dr. Zavell is a standing member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
To discuss a potential breast procedure with Dr. Zavell, request a consultation. We are now offering in-person and virtual consultations. You can get in touch with us online or call:
Real 5-Star Reviews "Amazing since day one!"
Dr. Zavell performed a secondary breast augmentation on me with use of silicone implants and I’m very satisfied with the outcome! He and his staff were very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable from start to finish. I absolutely recommend Dr. Zavell to anyone in the area looking for plastic surgery or any other related cosmetic need!View on Google
Dr. Zavell and his staff have been amazing since day one!! They are so understanding and very accommodating. Dr. Zavell did an amazing job on my surgery. I trust him completely. His personal nurse Sara was so sweet and very helpful through everything. I couldn’t have been more pleased with the whole experience!! Highly recommend this office.View on Google
Why Undergo Breast Enhancement?
Most women have some degree of asymmetry in their chest, and some with noticeably uneven breasts may desire surgical correction. Breast implants can balance the shape and size of the bust.
Patients often seek augmentation to enhance breast size. Whether your breasts have been altered by pregnancy or large breasts simply weren't in your genetic makeup, breast implants can give you the cosmetic results you desire.
If you have suffered visible changes to your breasts after surgery to treat cancer, we can restore the appearance of your breasts through reconstruction and disguise visible scarring.
A Compassionate Team Dedicated to Helping You
"My surgery went so well, very little pain and no bruising either, and my scars look great! I am thrilled. Also I’ve had zero complications with the procedures I’ve had and amazing results! Also, the environment is extremely clean and peaceful. This place ROCKS! Wouldn’t go anywhere else." Ema Fish, 5-Star Google Review, 2021
Dramatic Results Breast Augmentation: Before & After
Silicone vs. Saline The Difference Between Types of Breast Implants
A Closer Look at Your Options Saline or Silicone
Saline implants consist of a silicone shell filled with a saline (saltwater) solution. These breast implants only require a small incision since they are often filled after insertion, and they can be adjusted over time. While the result of a saline implant is typically rounder and less subtle, some patients prefer their aesthetic. Saline breast implants are very safe since the body can absorb and expel the solution should they leak. Furthermore, saline options tend to be more affordable than alternative silicone gel implants.
Compared to saline breast implants, silicone implants more closely mimic the look and feel of breast tissue. They consist of a silicone shell filled with silicone gel. While they do require a slightly larger incision to place, they sit higher on the chest, feel lighter, and generally appear more natural-looking. In the small chance that your implant leaks, the silicone gel tends to remain within the pocket of breast tissue, so you do not experience complete collapse.
What Breast Size Is Right for You?
Ensuring the Best Results With the Mentor Sizing System
In a submuscular augmentation, we place the breast implant under the pectoral muscle. Many patients find the submuscular technique to look more natural, as it better hides the contours of the saline or silicone implant.
During a subglandular augmentation, our plastic surgeon places the breast implant over the pectoral muscle. This method better preserves the integrity and function of the chest muscles. Additionally, recovery for subglandular augmentation is often faster and less painful.
Our Reviews Say It All "Very kind and really puts you at ease."
Dr Zavell's staff is truly amazing, they were very accommodating and understanding. They truly made this experience a positive one. Dr Zavell is very kind and really puts you at ease, top notch surgeon in my book!View on Google
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.View on Google
Committed to You Contact Us Today
At Dr. Zavell's practice, we take a comprehensive approach to your cosmetic surgery, planning your personalized breast augmentation in relation to your body type and natural proportions. We strive not only to enhance your body but also to ensure that your results are sustainable and look completely natural.
Peace of mind is paramount during your cosmetic surgery, and we are here to calm any fears, answer your questions, and make you feel as comfortable as possible. Patients from Toledo, Sandusky, Findlay, and all of Ohio know that they are in good hands with Dr. Zavell and our team.
If you are ready to meet with Dr. Zavell and start planning your unique breast procedure, request a consultation online or give us a call at:
Breast Augmentation Timeline
We are here to calm any fears, answer your questions, and make you feel as comfortable as possible.
Breast Augmentation Recovery
Rest and Downtime
Plan to have a friend or family member drive you home and assist with your needs in the 24 to 48 hours after surgery. Get plenty of rest during this time and change your bandages according to the surgeon's instructions.
Recovery times vary, with most patients returning to work within one to three weeks and vigorous exercise within six to eight weeks. While you will not be able to immediately return to your daily routine, a few minutes of walking is encouraged on the day of your breast surgery. You may return to light exercise — such as using an elliptical trainer — in one to two weeks. Many patients can resume running, jogging, or moderate group exercises after four weeks.
Managing Side Effects
Expect to feel some discomfort and soreness in the days after your surgery. You can mitigate these side effects by taking over-the-counter pain medications or a prescription from Dr. Zavell as directed.
We will provide you with a surgical bra to wear after your procedure. This will help with blood circulation and provide support as your body and muscles adjust to the weight of your breast implants. We recommend wearing the garment on a daily basis for several weeks after the surgery.
The results of the augmentation will be immediately noticeable. However, the final outcome will take a few months to appear as swelling and bruising recede and breast shape and position settle.
Breast Augmentation Cost Factors That Affect the Cost of Surgery
To achieve the most dramatic transformation, many patients choose to combine breast augmentation with other cosmetic procedures available at our Toledo office. While additional procedures will add to your overall treatment cost, it can be less costly than having them done individually.
Dr. Zavell’s office offers financing through CareCredit®, M-Lend Financial, and Directions Credit Union to help patients afford treatments. Our patient care coordinator will review all of the financing options with you. Payment plans allow you to reduce your initial out-of-pocket expenses and better work plastic surgery into your budget.
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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.View on Google
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.View on Google