Most people have a mental image of their ideal body. Unfortunately, clothes and workouts can’t fix everything you dislike about your body.

If you are unhappy with the size of your breasts, Dr. John Zavell offers breast augmentation to realistically enhance your bust line. 

Learn how we can help you take confidence in your body at our Toledo, OH, practice...

Benefits of Breast Augmentation

Boosting Your Self-Confidence

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There’s a reason that breast augmentation is the leading cosmetic surgery in the U.S. Breast augmentation is more than just a “boob job” – it’s a chance to improve your self-image.

Restoring Your Image after Cancer Treatment

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Breast cancer survivors often end up with uneven breasts after surgery. Breast augmentation surgery can not only correct this, but often makes the psychological recovery easier, as well. 

Balancing Noticeable Asymmetry

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Most women have some degree of asymmetry between their breasts and many feel self-conscious about this. An augmentation can balance your bust line. 

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Dr. Zavell is an expert in breast implants who can help you achieve beautiful, natural-looking bust enhancement.

Contact the Office of Dr. Zavell

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Dr. John F. Zavell has performed countless breast enlargement surgeries in Toledo and the surrounding area of Ohio, and he is a premiere researcher in breast implant technology. His goal is not simply to perform a breast surgery, but to ensure that the results look as natural and healthy as possible. 

Contact our office by filling out our online form, or call us at: 
(419) 214-6630

Loved by Breast Augmentation Patients

Jolyn B.

Jolyn B.

November 2018

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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Angela J.

Angela J.

September 2018

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!!! View On Google +

How Is Breast Augmentation Surgery Performed?


The path to your ideal body will begin with a consultation to discuss your motivations for choosing a breast augmentation. If it seems like an appropriate course of action for your goals, Dr. Zavell will also discuss the size and material you want for your breast enhancement, as well as the incision placement for the surgery. You can also use this opportunity to discuss the possibility of combining the procedure with other surgeries, such as a breast lift. 


During surgery, anesthesia will be administered for your comfort. Dr. Zavell will then make an incision to insert the breast implant. The size of the incision will depend on what material you chose for your implant. Your implant will either be placed above the pectoral muscle or below it, depending on your preference. Finally, Dr. Zavell will close the incision. As with any surgery, there will be some scarring, but the incision will be made in an area that is not very noticeable. You will have options on which discreet spot you want the incision made.

Candidacy for Breast Enhancement

You may be a good candidate for breast enhancement surgery if:

  • You are not currently pregnant or breastfeeding
  • You are in good overall health
  • Your breasts have developed fully, but you are dissatisfied with the size of your breasts
  • Your bust line is uneven – either due to natural development or a previous surgery
  • You have realistic expectations for your results

Why Is Dr. Zavell the Best Choice to Perform My Surgery?

A Top Surgeon

Dr. Zavell has been providing plastic surgery to patients of the Toledo area since 1993, including breast augmentations. Peace of mind is paramount during your cosmetic surgery and our team is there to calm any fears and make you feel as comfortable as possible. We take great pride in helping you look and feel your best.

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.

Contact the office of Dr. John F. Zavell at (419) 214-6630 or online to schedule a consultation with an experienced Toledo, Ohio area plastic surgeon. 

Highly Recommended

Tracy P.

Tracy P.

September 2019

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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Joan P.

Joan P.

October 2018

Dr.Zavell has been my doctor for over 25 years. I can think of no better plastic surgeon in northwest Ohio to help me with my issues. He is a skilled & talented surgeon who is sensitive to my needs, but also is a great communicator who can explain complex medical ideas & concepts. As his patient, I’ve always been well taken care of by his staff in a friendly & professional way.
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Breast Implant Options


These implants consist of a silicone shell which is filled with a saline solution. Since the shell is not filled until after it has been placed, these implants only require a small incision and are easily adjusted over time. While the result is less subtle than other augmentation options, saline implants are a very safe and affordable solution. 


Compared to saline implants, silicone implants offer a more natural look and feel. They also sit higher on the chest than saline implants. However, the placement of silicone implants requires a much larger incision.

Silicone implants are also more prone to capsular contracture than saline breast implants. Anytime a foreign object such as a breast implant is added to your body, your system forms a periprosthetic capsule around it. This capsule – just like any tissue – may contract. A capsular contracture is sometimes barely noticeable, but in extreme cases, a surgery will be required to loosen the capsule.

Fatty Tissue

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 line 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.

Silicone vs. Saline...

Placement Options

Doctor marking place for incision beneath the breastDr. Zavell will also review the difference between having a submuscular breast and subglandular augmentation. In other words, he will help you decide if you want the implant above the pectoral muscle or below it. A sub-muscular breast augmentation looks more natural, but many women find an over-the-muscle implant to be more aesthetically pleasing. Together, Dr. Zavell and the patient will determine which surgery and implant will be best.

Recovery after Augmentation Surgery

Woman wearing bandage around breastsWhile you will not be able to immediately return to your daily routine, walking is encouraged on the day of your breast surgery. You may return to light exercise – such as using an elliptical trainer – in a week. After two weeks, these light workouts may be moderately increased. Dr. Zavell’s breast augmentation patients frequently return to running, jogging, or group exercises after four weeks.

Recovery times vary, with most patients returning to work within one to three weeks and vigorous exercise within six to eight weeks. 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 Results

Potential Risks of the Procedure

Like most surgeries, a breast augmentation carries a certain degree of risk. Bleeding, infection, and a bad reaction to general anesthesia are potential risks of any surgery. An augmentation in particular also carries the risk of implant leakage or rupture during plastic surgery, as well as the possibility of incorrect placement. Breast augmentation surgery can also lead to capsular contracture, a condition in which the scar tissue which your body creates around the breast implant contracts in such a way that it causes discomfort.

It is important to have an experienced plastic surgeon perform your surgery to reduce the risk of these complications. Dr. Zavell will review your medical history to determine if your risk is higher for certain complications. He has the experience and knowledge to minimize the risk of complications. His team will carefully monitor you during the surgery, and he will make sure to place your breast implant correctly.

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Cost Factors

Multiple factors influence the ultimate cost of a breast augmentation procedure. Which type of implant you opt for is key: silicone and saline breast implants have different costs, and the procedures for implanting fatty tissue, silicone, and saline breast implants are all very different. Another factor is how much material is required for your augmentation.

To achieve the most dramatic transformation, many patients also choose to combine breast augmentation with other cosmetic procedures available at our Toledo office. Procedures like liposuction can target other areas of your body and improve your overall silhouette, while a breast lift raises and rejuvenates your bust line.

Dr. Zavell’s office accepts financing options 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 when you come into the office.

Patients Love Their Results

Tessa L.

Tessa L.

June 2019

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
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Stephanie H.

Stephanie H.

May 2019

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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Benefits Over Cost

Schedule Your Breast Implant Consultation Today

When you are ready to move forward with your surgery, Dr. Zavell is the best plastic surgeon to turn to. He 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. He also uses the Mentor Sizing System to determine the best size breast implant for the patient.

In addition, New Look Now computer imagining may be used to further show you your new implant-enhanced breast. These techniques and state-of-the-art technology have brought patients extreme satisfaction with their results. You will love your new, attractive, full breasts.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Zavell, contact the friendly staff at our office. With our experienced surgeon and flexible financing plans, you can be confident in your results. We serve patients in and around the Toledo, Ohio area. Contact us online or by calling:

(419) 214-6630 

What breast size is right for me?

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: 

-American Society of Plastic Surgeons 
-American Society of Aesthetic Surgeons
-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 (419) 214-6630.

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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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2865 N Reynolds Rd
Ste 250A
Toledo, OH 43615

Open Today 8:30am - 5:00pm

More Info Directions (419) 214-6630