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Breast Implants

If you are self-conscious about your breasts' shape, size, or symmetry, breast augmentation can help you love the way you look.

John F. Zavell, MD, FACS, places breast implants to dramatically transform your appearance and help you feel more attractive and confident.

Find out how our practice in Toledo, OH, helps women fall in love with their bodies...

Achieve Life-Changing Results With Breast Implants

Boost Confidence

Getting a breast augmentation is more than just looking great on the outside; it's feeling confident and proud of the skin you're in.

Improve Femininity

A women's breasts play a large part in her identity as a woman. If you are unhappy with your breasts, breast augmentation can help you feel sexy and empowered.

Restore Breast Tissue

Dr. Zavell uses implants in breast reconstruction surgery for women who have undergone a mastectomy, allowing them to feel more whole and signifying the end of their breast cancer journey.

Beautiful Results

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Breast implants can enhance the size, contour, and shape of the breasts.

Enhance Your Figure With Breast Implants

If you're unhappy with the reflection in the mirror, breast augmentation can make you feel more confident and comfortable in your body. We understand that choosing to undergo plastic surgery is a big decision, so we encourage all potential patients to book a consultation to get all of their questions and concerns addressed.

Dr. Zavell will take the time to learn about your aesthetic goals so he can create a treatment plan that best suits your needs. To request a consultation or learn more, call our office serving Toledo, Sandusky, and Findlay, OH, at:

(740) 628-0185

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"The Results Are Amazing! I Highly Recommend Him." 5-Star Reviews


Katy Poz


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Wonderful place to go! Sarah is literally a unicorn jumping over rainbows with sparkles. I had my first surgery ever there and Sarah and Dr.Zavell made sure that everything was taken care of and that I had nothing to worry about. Really all of the staff there is amazing .. they're kind and thoughtful and they talk you through everything..they make everything feel warm and relaxed. I won't go anywhere else !

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Jolyn Ball


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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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Why Choose Us?


Dr. Zavell has over 20 years of experience placing breast implants and is dedicated to helping patients enhance their natural contours and improve their self-esteem.

Compassionate Care

We provide compassionate care to the Toledo community. We strive to make each patient feel welcomed, informed, and supported during their interactions with us.

Modern Techniques

Despite his vast experience and knowledge, Dr. Zavell still routinely attends continuing education courses to stay current with the latest plastic surgery techniques and methods. When you visit our practice, rest assured you are receiving the most advanced care available.

What to Expect During Your Consultation

Consultations at our office in Toledo, OH, are extremely valuable because we enable women interested in breast implants to preview their results.

We also use an external sizing system, so you can essentially "try on" various breast sizes to find the one that works best for you.

Whether you are interested in breast augmentation on its own or augmentation combined with a breast lift, you can walk out of a consultation with Dr. Zavell knowing exactly what is achievable with breast implants.

Two Types of Implants

Dr. Zavell can help you decide whether silicone or saline implants are best for you.

Silicone vs. Saline Breast Implants

Women who desire breast augmentation will need to select which type of implants they want. We offer two types of breast implants: saline and silicone. Dr. Zavell will review the pros and cons of saline and silicone implants with you during your consultation so you can make an informed decision.


These implants have a silicone shell and are filled with a saltwater solution. Soft and durable, saline implants are available in round or teardrop shapes. These implants are typically filled once placed in the breast pocket. Therefore, breast augmentation with saline implants requires smaller incisions. If a saline implant ruptures, it is immediately apparent. Should this occur, the saline is simply absorbed into the body.


Filled with a silicone gel, these implants offer an incredibly natural look and feel. They are also less prone to rippling than their saline counterparts. Silicone implants are pre-filled, so larger incisions are necessary to place them during augmentation. Implants filled with silicone gel closely resemble a natural breast, but a rupture may not be noticeable right away and is considered to be a higher risk.

Breast Implant Placement Subglandular vs. Submuscular

Breast implants can be placed over or above the pectoral muscle, depending on your unique needs and preferences.


Subglandular implants are placed under the breast tissue but above the muscle. With this option, the implants can be more visible. There is also a slightly higher risk of capsular contracture occurring.


Submuscular breast implants are recommended in the majority of cases. These implants are placed beneath the pectoral muscle, significantly reducing the risk of capsular contracture.


Before receiving breast implants, John F. Zavell, MD, FACS, likes to make sure that his patients completely understand each stage of the procedure.

During your consultation with our plastic surgeon, you are encouraged to ask any questions you may have about the procedure, breast implant types, and recovery period so you are in the best position to make an informed decision regarding your breast augmentation surgery.

Additionally, any fees you pay for the consultation will go toward your breast implant procedure.

Request a consultation online or call our Toledo, OH, office:

(740) 628-0185

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"They Look Absolutely Amazing, Couldn't Have Asked for a Better Job"


Angela Jockett


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First I have to say I did alot of research before picking a place to have my breasts done. I am so thankful I chose Dr Zavells office!! Him and his staff are absolutely amazing(especially Sarah)!! They made me feel very comfortable and answered all my questions and concerns. I was very worried about them looking like real breasts and I have to say they look absolutely amazing, couldn't have asked for a better job!!! Thank you so much Dr. Zavell and staff, I will be recommending everyone of my friends to ya'll!!!

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James Baker


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The augmentation that Dr Zavell did for my fiancee was nothing short of amazing. From start to finish, Dr Zavell has been professional, compassionate, and attentive to all questions. The results of the operation far surpassed my expectations and my fiancee is extremely happy we chose him. Would definitely recommend Dr Zavell!!

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Understanding the Breast Augmentation Process


You will be under general anesthesia for the duration of the procedure. Dr. Zavell will monitor you closely throughout the surgery to ensure your safety. You will have no recollection of the procedure.


Our plastic surgeon will carefully create incisions in areas that are easily concealed. The location and size of the incision depend on which implant and surgical technique are chosen.


Depending on your preference, Dr. Zavell will insert implants either above or underneath the pectoral muscles.


Our plastic surgeon will close the incisions with sutures.


After you are ready to be discharged, Dr. Zavell will provide detailed aftercare instructions and schedule you for your follow-up appointment.

Caring for Your Body and Breast Implants FOLLOWING YOUR SURGERY

Each patient's recovery timeline will look different depending on the techniques and breast implants that were used. After your breast implant procedure, be sure to follow all instructions given to you by your plastic surgeon. This will help your body heal quickly and allow for optimal breast augmentation results.
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In the Days Following Surgery

After your surgery, you may experience mild swelling, bruising, and discomfort that can be controlled with pain medication prescribed by Dr. Zavell. These symptoms should subside within a few weeks. Be sure to get plenty of rest for a few days and wear the compression garment you were given following your augmentation. Wearing this garment at all times for several weeks after your augmentation can result in an easier healing period and allow your breast implants to settle properly.

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One Week After Surgery

Within a few days to a week, many patients feel comfortable resuming light activities and going back to work. Patients can return to work relatively soon as long as their job doesn't require strenuous activity or overhead lifting. Physically demanding occupations will need more healing time. Though a light workout may be manageable, avoid rigorous exercise for several weeks to minimize the risk of bleeding at the surgical site.

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One Year After Surgery

Many patients worry about visible scarring. Once your incisions have healed, you may apply a cortisone cream to minimize the appearance of your scars. Additionally, be sure to attend all follow-up appointments to ensure that your breasts are healing properly. Dr. Zavell will continue to give you instructions to help your healing process.

The final results of your breast augmentation won't be apparent for about three to four months. This gives the body enough time to heal and gives your breast implants time to settle into their proper position.

What Are the Risks of Breast Augmentation?

Like any plastic surgery procedure, breast augmentation is associated with certain risks such as bleeding, infection, and allergic reaction. In addition, patients could develop capsular contracture, a condition in which the scar tissue around the implant tightens and hardens.

By choosing an experienced, board-certified surgeon like Dr. Zavell, you greatly reduce your chances of suffering complications.

Financing Is Available

On average, a straight breast augmentation procedure costs $6,000-7,000. The final price can vary based on the needs of the patient.

Women from Toledo, Sandusky, and Findlay don't have to stress about budgetary concerns when they choose our practice for breast augmentation. We work with several different financing companies, including CareCredit®, M-Lend Financial, and Directions Credit Union, to make treatment more affordable. Our warm and friendly staff is more than happy to walk you through the process and answer any questions you may have.

"Friendly, Helpful and Knowledgeable"


Rebekah P


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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!

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Ema Fish


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My experiences here are always 10/10 amazing, the staff is so sweet and dr Zavell does a great job as well. They have changed my life and helped improve my confidence so much and I absolutely would recommend going here to anyone!!!! Amazing place. They treat everyone with respect and really make you feel comfortable.

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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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