Mommy Makeover

Pregnancy and breastfeeding can affect a woman's abdomen, breasts, and more. This can take a serious toll on your self-esteem.

Unhappy with your post-pregnancy body? A plastic surgery treatment known as a mommy makeover can help you get your pre-pregnancy body back.

Learn how board-certified plastic surgeon John F. Zavell, MD, FACS, in Toledo, OH, helps mothers like you restore their bodies and confidence.

I'd Love to Firm Up My Post-Pregnancy Body Tell Me More about This Custom Treatment Plan

There are two areas of a woman's body that are most affected by pregnancy, breastfeeding, and in some cases, the delivery itself: your breasts and your abdominal region. During pregnancy, muscles in the tummy become stretched and loose. Sometimes they can separate. And if you need a C-section, these muscles are actually cut during childbirth. 

What Are Some Common Concerns?

During your initial consultation, our esteemed plastic surgeon, Dr. Zavell, can recommend a customized combination of plastic surgery procedures. As a standing member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, he will carefully weigh your options to recommend the best ways to reduce or eliminate some of these common cosmetic issues:

Stubborn Fat

Sometimes, these areas of fat will not go away no matter how much you diet and exercise. We call it "stubborn fat" for a reason.

Loss of Breast Volume

Fat tissue grows during pregnancy, increasing breast size. Breasts tend to decrease in size and volume after breastfeeding stops.

Uneven Breasts

One breast may develop more fat than the other or their size may decrease disproportionately, creating an asymmetrical look.

Damaged Muscles and Loose Skin

Your skin and the abdominal muscles underneath expand as your tummy grows. Once baby arrives, your muscles and other tissues may not immediately return to their earlier, youthful tautness.

Stretch Marks

Pregnancy can cause the middle layer of your body's skin, also caused the dermis, to stretch and break. This causes narrow lines that remain after birth.

Cesarean Pouch Formed by Scar Tissue

Sometimes, a pouch of excess skin and scar tissue forms above a woman's cesarean section scar. It's also called a C-section pooch or C-section -shelf.

Abdominoplasty Before and After

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After tummy tuck
In some cases, surgery is the most effective way to address excess skin on the tummy that lingers after pregnancy.

Want Your Pre-Baby Body Back? Our Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Can Help...

If you’re looking to restore your appearance after pregnancy, contact our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. John F. Zavell. He has been practicing world-class plastic surgery in the Toledo, OH, area for over two decades. Dr. Zavell can provide you with a personalized mommy makeover treatment plan that may include a tummy tuckliposuction, thigh lift, breast lift, and breast augmentation to help you restore your body to its pre-pregnancy shape.

Set up a consultation today with Dr. Zavell at his state-of-the-art Toledo, OH, practice, serving Findlay, Sandusky, and nearby areas. You can use our easy online form or give us a call. Why? Because there is no reason to wait to look great!

(740) 628-0185

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What Our Happy Patients Are Saying About Dr. Zavell...


Kim Passabet


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I am very pleased that I chose Dr. Zavell to perform my breast reduction surgery. From start to finish, he and his staff were professional, compassionate, caring and very patient with all my individual concerns and specific questions. I would highly recommend any one considering breast reduction surgery to go talk to Dr. Zavell and his staff and get the ball rolling.

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Stephanie H.

May 2019

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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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Liposuction Before and After

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Liposuction is often incorporated into mommy makeover plans to precisely refine trouble spots.

I'm Interested... But Do I Qualify for a Mommy Makeover?

  • The ideal candidate for this plastic surgery treatment plan is a woman who has tried diet and exercise changes but has not been able to fully achieve her ideal pre-pregnancy body.
  • In order to be eligible, you should also be close to or at your pre-pregnancy weight and be healthy enough to undergo plastic surgery.
  • Women who have undergone natural birth and or had a C-section are both good candidates for treatment.

Can't I Choose Any Plastic Surgeon in Toledo, OH?

Of course you can, but choosing the best plastic surgeon for your procedures is a big decision. You want a surgeon who is extensively experienced, highly rated, and compassionate. Dr. Zavell is all three and more.

Dr. John F. Zavell is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been practicing in the Toledo area for over 20 years, drawing patients from Findlay, Sandusky, and beyond. He has performed each procedure involved in a mommy makeover many times and has also developed various techniques that minimize scarring, bruising, and other aftereffects. As a standing member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Surgeons, you can trust your care to him, before and after surgery, with confidence. 

Scheduling a consultation with Dr. Zavell is simple. Just fill out our online form or call us anytime.

(740) 628-0185

Dr. Zavell with a patient
Dr. Zavell will discuss all your treatment options in detail.

Another 5-Star Review from a Satisfied Patient...

"Great bedside manner - Calm and reassuring. He’s a very skilled & understanding surgeon." Joan Boas - 2019

Breast Augmentation Before and After

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After breast augmentation
Implants can restore fullness to breasts that have become small, flat, or unbalanced after breastfeeding.

Is Treatment Covered by Insurance?

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Unless there is a medical reason for one of the surgeries in your treatment plan, insurance will not cover the cost, as they are considered to be cosmetic surgeries. 

More 5-Star Reviews for Dr. Zavell "He created exactly what I asked for and the results are amazing!"


Jolyn Ball

January 2019

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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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Mary McMillen


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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 in 2004 and have come back recently. Couldn't be happier.


Potential Mommy Makeover Risks

All surgeries carry some degree of risk. Although side effects are rare, some patients may experience an allergic reaction to the anesthesia and or infections at the incision sites. It’s extremely important to be aware of these risks before going into any surgery and that you consult with a knowledgeable, experienced plastic surgeon like John F. Zavell, MD, FACS, who can minimize whatever risks there may be. Other possible mommy makeover risks include:

  • Loss of nipple sensation
  • Capsular contracture
  • Implant leaks
  • Scarring
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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