Toledo Plastic Surgeon
2865 N Reynolds Road, Suite 250
Toledo, Ohio 43615 US
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5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

So Glad I Finally Did It - Toledo, OH

Dr. Saved is very professional, capable and friendly. He was easy to work with and it was obvious from the start that he is very knowledgeable about his work. I would recommend him to anyone.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

45, 1 child, massive weight loss. Toledo, OH

Dr. Zavell thoroughly explained what he needed to do in order to achieve our goals. The staff was very comforting and helpful. Dr. Zavell and his team are AWESOME!!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

Breast Implant Removal and New Ones Put in with Breast Lift - Toledo, OH

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. I made an appointment and felt so welcome by them all. They consulted with me 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. He took his time explaining so many things...

5 out of 5 stars Drainless Tummy Tuck

Well Worth the Wait - Toledo, OH

Dr. Zavell, his nurses and staff, were all amazing! They spent as much time with me as I needed and was never rushed.

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

Tummy Liposuction - Age 56 and VERY Happy - Toledo, OH

I have always had a poochy belly that got worse after childbirth and as I got older. I am a runner (5 - 13k) and am pretty physically fit, but my gut just wouldn't go away. My clothes never fit right and I became depressed and more or less gave up. I was looking through RealSelf and was impressed with some of the tummy tuck and lipo surgeries I saw. I had previously had a blepharoplasty...

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

Liposuction of Stubborn Areas - 39 Years Old, 3 Kids. - Toledo, OH

Dr. Zavelle did my tummy tuck and breast augmentation 3 years ago and it went so well that I chose him again for my liposuction. He's always sweet and puts me at ease. His nurse, Sarah, Is always smiley and answers any questions I e-mail her. I would definitely recommend them!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck Surgery - Toledo, OH

Dr Zavelle is an excellent plastic surgeon. He is a skilled professional who takes time with his patients and thoroughly answers all questions. His office is organized, courteous and friendly. Since this was my first experience with cosmetic surgery, Dr. Zavelle and his staff were informative and always respected my privacy. I was quite surprised how quickly I recovered from the surgery and resumed my everyday work and exercise routine. In all, I would highly recommend the tummy tuck surgery for any other woman who has children and would like to return to her before pregnancy figure.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Extended Abdomonoplasty (Tummy Tuck) Corrected my Post C-section Stomach. Toledo, OH

Dr. Zavell was very friendly and answered all of my questions. He was able to explain everything in a way I could understand (not too much medical jargon). The good service did not turn off after payment was received! He was also extremely helpful after the surgery and I was able to get appointments when I needed them afterward. There was one spot that looked good after surgery, but as healing continued it healed differently from the other places. Dr. Zavell fixed that spot for free (I only had to pay for supplies). You can tell he is very proud of his work and will do whatever he can to make you comfortable with the procedure and happy with the results.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

31 Year Old, Breast Deflated After 90lb Weight Lose. Toledo, OH

Dr. Zavell is very kind and professional. I met with several surgeons and Dr. Zavell made me feel the most at ease. He took the time to answer my questions and explained all my options. While he did talk to my driver post op, I would have liked if he had come back in to talk to me also. I felt that follow up appointments were adequate and always got in and out in a timely manner. The office is easy to reach by phone and email with any questions.

5 out of 5 stars Body Lift

Lower Body Lift Was Well Worth It! - Toledo, OH

Dr. Zavell is a very tactful, informative communicator who is excellent at explaining procedures and techniques to the patient. He is always kind, patient, and courteous. His skill as a surgeon is excellent; he knows his craft! It was evident throughout this process that Dr. Zavell takes great pride in helping people feel good about their bodies. I am considering having two other procedures done by the capable hands of Dr. Zavell.

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Personal Statement

Dr. Zavell and his staff also believe in an honest, open and informed approach to plastic surgery. Consultations are followed by ample opportunities to further discussions with Dr. Zavell. Fully understanding your cosmetic goals is a primary focus on his practice.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

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Awards & Recognition

Resident Teacher awards, 2 years
Crystal Alliance Award
Allergan Platinum Plus Award

Profession Recognition:
AOA honor medical society
Research investigator for Mentor and Allergan corporations
Associate Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery, UTMC
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Zavell has hospital affiliations at Toledo Hospital, St. Ann's Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, Flower Hospital, Wildwood Surgery Center, Parkway Surgery Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, University of Michigan, 1982
    Medical: MD, University of Michigan, 1985
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, Medical College of Ohio, 1991
    Plastic Surgery, Providence Hospital, Southfield, MI, 1993

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Blog Posts and Articles

CoolSculpting 101: Everything You Need to Know About the Fat Freezing Treatment

WHERE DID COOLSCULPTING COME FROM? The idea for CoolSculpting arose, in part, from observations of fat loss caused by cold temperatures. The most famous example is “popsicle panniculitis” (otherwise known as inflammation). Scientists noted that exposure to cold from a popsicle placed between the cheek and the gums caused swelling, firmness, and inflammation in the cheek. After the swelling would go down, the cheek would be thinner — often forming a dimple in response to the...

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What Are These Hard Lumps Post-Liposuction?

The lumps that you feel at one week after liposuction are normal. These swellings represent retained fluid, injured fat and post-op inflammation. The... READ MORE

Advice for Exercise After Breast Augmentation?

Exercise after breast surgery is advisable, but you should begin with low impact relaxed exercise and build up gradually over 6 weeks to return to... READ MORE

Can I achieve an inner thigh gap with liposuction? (Photos)

    Often, inner thigh liposuction will remove enough fat to create a gap between your thighs.  The amount of fat removed needs to be conservative to ... READ MORE

I'm 57 years old and will be having a tummy tuck in June. Is there an age limit for this procedure?

While there is no set age limit for a tummy tuck, how you are aging and your body's current health and physical condition will determine if you are a... READ MORE

I have my first BA consultation coming up quickly! What are some questions I should be asking?

Before you go to your first consultation for breast augmentation, make sure that your surgeon is board-certified in Plastic Surgery.  At your ... READ MORE

What is the reasoning behind my implants being so low? Why is the center of my chest FLAT with NO volume/definition? (photo)

As your tissues have relaxed after surgery, the implants have "bottomed out". This means that the tissues supporting the bottom or lower part of the... READ MORE

Will I need an opened or closed procedure to remove my dorsal hump? (Photo)

From the photograph that you have provided, you may be a candidate for either procedure. Having a complete exam should allow your rhinoplasty surgeon... READ MORE

Should I get a chin implant when I get my rhinoplasty? (Photo)

A chin implant is often recommended along with a rhinoplasty when the chin lacks adequate protrusion. It does not appear from your photos that your... READ MORE

How long do I sleep in a bra after my Breast Augmentation?

In general, I recommend that patients wear their post-op bra for at least the first 2 weeks. I individualize further bra wearing based upon the size... READ MORE

I have had an Arm Lift with a Z-plasty

Arm lifts often have a z-plasty to prevent the scar from pulling on the armpit and "bowstringing". The z-plasty allows the scar to lie flat and helps... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Zavell

John Zavell, MD, FACS has shared 66 before and after pictures with 95 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Volume With Voluma — See This Woman's Results

Dr. John Zavell injects Voluma to a woman's face in order to add volume to her cheeks, helping to reduce the appearance of aging. WATCH VIDEO

What to Expect With Botox Injections — Watch This Woman's Treatment

Dr. John Zavell explains his steps as he delivers Botox injections in between a woman's eyebrows. She offers feedback on her experience afterwards. WATCH VIDEO

This Woman Gets Botox and Juvederm on Camera — Watch All 5 Minutes

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