Refine and Reshape Your Breasts with Breast Surgery

Over time, a woman’s breasts often transform due to pregnancy or natural aging. One solution could be a breast lift, or mastopexy. A breast lift, oftentimes done in conjunction with a breast augmentation, helps to lift and reshape in order to regain a more youthful, firm outline. Breast surgery is done by Dr. John F. Zavell under general anesthesia at his practice in Toledo, OH, during a 2-4 hour surgery. Patients are able to return home the same day. During your consultation, Dr. Zavell will review your procedure with you, including details such as breast implant types and choosing saline vs. silicone implants.

Breast Reduction

A woman’s self-confidence and physical well-being can be greatly impacted by the pain and discomfort of sizable breasts. Breast reductions, or reduction mammoplasty, can shape your breast size to something that is more proportionate to your body type. This procedure can help to alleviate physical pressure and aid in leading a more active lifestyle.

During surgery Dr. Zavell will take great care and skill in reshaping your breasts and repositioning the nipple, while taking care to maintain as much sensation as possible. This procedure takes place during a 2-4 hour surgery and most patients are able to return home the same day. Final bra size may take up to three months to determine, however the physical effects may be appreciated much earlier.

Breast Reconstruction

Restoring a breast to near normal shape, appearance and size following a mastectomy is one of the most rewarding surgeries to perform. There are different types of reconstruction surgeries that can be decided on between you and Dr. Zavell so as to choose the procedure best for you. In addition, options such as a breast lift or an augmentation for your remaining breast may be discussed as well in order to achieve symmetry.

Ultimately, the goal for breast reconstruction is to return your body to a more natural outline, and your confidence to a level you are accustomed to. 

Ultimately, the goal for breast reconstruction is to return your body to a more natural outline, and your confidence to a level you are accustomed to. Time spent in surgery with breast reconstruction varies and an overnight hospital stay may be required. Recovery and results will be individualized based on the extent of your reconstruction.

Breast Augmentation Revision

Previous breast augmentation surgeries can, over time, need to be revised in order to maintain the results you desire. You may now desire a new shape, a new size or a new look for your breasts. During consultation, new and different options in the field of breast augmentation can be discussed between you and Dr. Zavell in order to confidently choose your best options and what is right for you. Breast implant revision surgery is done under general anesthetic and can last from 1-2 hours. Recovery time is much the same as your initial surgery with final results after approximately two months.

Male Breast Reduction

Male breasts can cause social and personal discomfort for many men. Sometimes the development becomes a condition that may require medical attention. Male breast reduction, also known as gynecomastia, is the adjustment through surgery of overdeveloped breasts in men. This procedure removes excess fat, glandular tissue and skin from enlarged male breasts. Oftentimes the weight of the breasts also stretches the areola, this can also be improved during gynecomastia surgery. Different techniques, including liposuction, can be used to correct and better the problem area.

Your Breast Surgery Recovery

Recovery time varies with most patients returning to work within 1-3 weeks and returning to vigorous exercise within 6-8 weeks. Results from your breast lift will be noticed immediately, however final results will appear over the next few months as swelling and bruising recede, and breast shape and position settle.

Schedule Your Consultation

Dr. Zavell provides expert surgeries for the breasts, whether the need is cosmetic or reconstructive. As a result of over 22 years of experience working with breast tissue, he has a keen understanding of how to achieve health and function, as well as a beautiful result. To learn more about the various surgical procedures offered by Dr. Zavell, please contact us online, or give us a call at (419) 534-6551.


“Twenty years after my breast augmentation with saline implants I developed a leak in my right breast. I was referred by a friend to go see Dr. Zavell. The entire office was so welcoming and answered all my questions. I decided with the help of Dr. Zavell to have my old implants removed and to put new ones in along with a breast lift. Dr. Zavell did an awesome job, along with his nurse Sara. They truly care about your results and your happiness. I cannot say enough good about them. I highly recommend them.”


“Battling with large breasts most of my life took a lot of strain on my back. Physical therapy, and a 60-pound weight loss only made my back pain worse. After a new insurance company and a friends’ recommendation I went to visit Dr. Zavell. I knew I was in the best hands after meeting with him and his staff. The procedure accomplished my goal of no more back pain. My friends and family say I am always smiling and I tell them that Dr. Zavell and his staff helped find my smile!”

 - Lana

“Having had several procedures performed by Dr. Zavell, including breast lift with implants, I am absolutely thrilled with the outcome of all of the work that has been done. God has certainly given Dr. Zavell the gifts to change people’s lives for the better. Forever grateful!”

 - Gidget

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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