Are you unhappy with the size, shape, or symmetry of your breasts?
At his practice in Toledo, OH, John F. Zavell, MD, FACS, offers world-class breast augmentation surgery.
Could breast augmentation with Dr. Zavell be the solution you've been looking for?
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 countless 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 implant technologies.
Dr. Zavell is a standing member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 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 "He Created Exactly What I Asked For"
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.
Dr. Zavell and his nurse, Sarah, we’re so great to work with. They both were very knowledgeable and caring which helped me feel comfortable and trust that I was in good hands. I loved the results and the care I received and plan to recommend them to any friends or family that may want plastic surgery
Why Undergo Breast Enhancement?
Most women have some degree of asymmetry in their chest, and some with noticeably uneven breasts may desire surgical correction. An augmentation 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 and reconstruct and disguise visible scarring.
A Compassionate Team Dedicated to Helping You
"Dr. Zavell and his nice, professional staff helped me so much during a difficult time. He always took the time to explain things and answer my questions. Breast cancer is a terrible thing, but he helped me get through the reconstruction phase with dignity and great care." Patty Adamshick, 5-Star Google Review
Dramatic Results Breast Augmentation Before & After
Silicone vs. Saline What's the Difference?
A Closer Look At Your Options Saline, Silicone, and Fatty Tissue
Saline implants consist of a silicone shell filled with a saline (saltwater) solution. These 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 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 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 slighter 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.
There is also the option of using your own fatty tissue for breast augmentation. This is usually recommended for women who want only a small increase in bust size and a more natural look. For this procedure, liposuction will be used to remove fatty tissue from an area such as the tummy or buttocks. This tissue will then be reintroduced into your breast.
What Breast Size Is Right For You?
Ensuring The Best Results With the Mentor Sizing System
In a sub-muscular augmentation, we place the implant under the pectoral muscle. Many patients find the sub-muscular technique to looks more natural, as it better hides the contours of the saline or silicone implant.
During a sub-glandular augmentation, our plastic surgeon places the implant over the pectoral muscle. This method better preserves the integrity and function of the chest muscles. Additionally, recovery for sub-glandular augmentation is often faster and less painful.
Our Reviews Say It All "So Helpful During My Surgery"
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.
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.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
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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 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 compression garment also known as a medical corset 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 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 Include...
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.
"I'm Beyond Thrilled"
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.
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!View On Google