Mommy Makeover

Pregnancy and giving birth can affect a woman's body, resulting in decreased self-worth due to sagging breasts and loose skin and muscles.

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 mommies like you restore their body and confidence.

I'd Love to Firm Up My Post-Pregnancy Body Tell Me About Mommy Makeover Plastic Surgery

There are two areas of a woman's body that are most affected by pregnancy itself, the process of giving birth, and even breast feeding: your breasts and your abdominal region. During pregnancy, muscles become stretched and loose. And if you need a C-section, these muscles are actually torn during childbirth. 

Each Patient's Concerns are Unique to Their Pregnancy And Overall Physical State

During your initial consultation, our esteemed plastic surgeon Dr. Zavell, a standing member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, can recommend a customized combination of plastic surgery procedures that will work best to reduce or eliminate some of these cosmetic, post-birth issues:

Stubborn Fat Pockets/Loose Excess Skin

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

Unwanted Changes in the Size of Your Breasts 

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

Uneven Breasts

Nursing causes fat tissue to build up in your breasts. One breast may develop more fat than the other, creating an asymmetrical look.

Sagging Abdominal Muscles and Tummy Skin

Your tummy skin and the abdominal muscles underneath expand as your tummy grows. Once baby arrives, your muscles and tummy skin 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

This is a pouch of excess skin and scar tissue that forms above a woman's cesarean section scar. It's also called a c-section pooch or c-shelf.

Liposuction Before and After

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Tummy Tuck Before and After

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Want Your Pre-Baby Body Back? Board-certified Plastic Surgeon John F. Zavell, MD, FACS, 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 tuck, abdominoplasty, liposuction, 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 by using our easy online form or by giving us a call. Why? Because there is no reason to wait to look great!

(419) 871-9765

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Dr. John Zavell

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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A Mommy Makeover can treat a variety of aesthetic issues after pregnancy...

Areas that can be targeted during a mommy makeover

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

  • The ideal candidate for this plastic surgery treatment plan is a mommy who has tried diet and exercise but has not been able to fully achieve her ideal pre-pregnancy body.
  • Or, she has experienced physical changes that cannot be reversed without the help of an extensively-trained plastic surgeon such as Dr. Zavell.
  • You should also be back to 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. He has performed each procedure involved in a mommy makeover several times. 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. Dr. Zavell has also developed various techniques that minimized scarring and bruising.

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

(419) 871-9765 

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Dr. Zavell discusses treatment options with a patient

Another 5-Star Google 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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Potential Risks of Procedures

All surgeries carry some degree of risk. Although side effects are rare, some patients may experience an allergic reaction to the anesthesia and while others can develop 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 what ever risks there may be. Possible Mommy Makeover risks include:

  • Loss of nipple sensation
  • Capsular contracture
  • Implant leaks
  • Inability to breastfeed
  • Fat necrosis
  • Recurrent skin looseness
  • Contour deformity

Is It 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.

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 (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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