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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.

At our Toledo, OH, practice, we provide advanced implant previews so you can envision the new body you are going to fall in love with.

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. Implants can provide a larger or more balanced breast size to help boost your body image and your self-esteem.

Improve Femininity

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

Restore Breast Tissue

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

Beautiful Results for Toledo

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

We Utilize Advanced Preview Technology

Consultations at our plastic surgery 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 fully informed and knowing exactly what is achievable with breast implants.

Why Choose Us?


  • Dr. John F. Zavell opened his Toledo practice in 1993, giving him more than 30 years of experience placing breast implants. Dr. Zavell has earned board certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is truly 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.

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Board Certification Means Elite Care

When a doctor attains board certification, it denotes that they have a heightened level of ethics, integrity, and skill that goes above and beyond. 

To earn board certification, Dr. Zavell passed a rigorous, multi-pronged evaluation process. Our surgeon first completed a written examination that tested his cognitive knowledge. He then submitted a diverse case list of 50+ different major procedures he had carried out before passing an oral exam. When you come to his Toledo office, you can trust that you are choosing a surgeon who has the first-rate knowledge necessary to carry out elite breast augmentation.

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Serving Patients Throughout Toledo, Sandusky, Findlay, and Beyond

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

"I highly recommend Dr. Zavell and his team." More 5-Star Reviews From Toledo


Mary McArthur

Toledo, OH


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Dr. Zavell and his staff were wonderful every step of the way. Raven and Sara took great care to ensure I was happy and comfortable with every appointment. They answered all of my questions, and addressed any potential concerns I had leading up to and following my surgery. I am 6 weeks past my procedure, and while recovery has been a little intense, it has been well worth the results. I highly recommend Dr. Zavell and his team.

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Anna Zenker

Toledo, OH


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The whole staff was always so friendly and makes you feel very comfortable during this entire process. I never felt rushed and was able to ask all the questions that I needed to before and after my surgery. I am 6 weeks post op now and I am healing great with no complications at all. I would highly suggest going to Dr. Zavell

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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.

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.

A Note on Silicone


While the FDA does approve the usage of silicone gel for surgery, it does not recommend that patients under 22 years of age receive silicone implants. 

Allow Us to Evaluate Your Candidacy

Unfortunately, some women read about candidacy and self-disqualify themselves from surgery, when in reality they may be perfectly suited to receive confidence-boosting augmentation. Call (740) 628-0185 to request a consultation so Dr. Zavell can help you explore the possibilities.

"Nothing short of amazing."


Rachel Ewbank

Toledo, OH


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Dr. Zavell and his team are the absolute best! The entire team is so professional and personable, and I could not love my results anymore than I do! I truly feel as though I couldn’t have been in better hands! 100% satisfied!

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Reem Khaleq

Toledo, OH


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My experience with Dr Zavell and his staff has been nothing short of amazing... Thank you guys so much I love my beautiful and natural look!

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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.

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.

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.

"I will be forever grateful."


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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cheryl cleveland

Toledo, OH


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Dr. Zavell also removed the excess skin from my arms and performed a breast lift and augmentation. I am absolutely ecstatic with all 4 procedures he has performed on me and would recommend this man to anyone who has a disfiguration from cancer or weight loss. There are no words that I can write to express my gratitude for how he has changed my life forever. Moving forward I can't wait to take some selfies with the kids and put all of this behind me. From day one his staff has been kind and very attentive and caring. I will be forever grateful

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Pairing Implants With a Breast Lift Is a Very Popular Combination

While breast augmentation offers many enormous benefits, implants cannot address severe sagging. On the other hand, a breast lift can raise sagging tissue, remove excess skin, and improve breast symmetry. 

Combining the two procedures can deliver an especially pronounced improvement to virtually all areas of your breasts, providing a stunning, transformative change.

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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