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Dr. Zavell's bio
This content was provided by Dr. Zavell "John F. Zavell, MD, FACS is a board certified plastic surgeon practicing in the Toledo and Northwest Ohio area since 1993. He has focused his practice on cosmetic surgery of the breast, body, and face. Dr. Zavell has been an investigator for the Mentor and Allergan corporations in ongoing breast implant technology research since 2003. This includes research into the highly cohesive gel implant, known as the "gummy bear implant". (Allergan 410 ®, Mentor CPG ®). Dr. Zavell uses all types of implants in breast surgery including saline, silicone gel, and the "gummy bear" implants. The Mentor® external volume sizing system is used to help patients make more precise decisions about the size and look of their future breasts before surgery. Dr. Zavell has a keen interest in facial rejuvenation. He believes facial rejuvenation should produce natural results and be tailored to each patient's needs. He combines non-surgical and surgical techniques to achieve this goal. Facelifts surgeries include full facelifts, short scar face-lifts, mini-face-lifts, lower face and neck lifts. Likewise, a complete approach to the upper face is discussed and individualized. Procedures include nose reshaping (rhinoplasty), eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), and brow lift (including endoscopic brow lift or temporal lift). For some patients, facial rejuvenation can be achieved without surgery. Dr. Zavell employs Botox, Juvederm®, Voluma®, Sculptra®, Belotero®, Radiesse®, Restylane® and/or Perlane® products to achieve this goal. Chemical peels and CO2 laser resurfacing may also be employed. Maintaining the results of facial rejuvenation is encouraged through Bella Via, affiliated with Dr. Zavell, where patient skin care issues may be addressed and at home treatments recommended. With the advent of bariatric surgery for massive weight loss, Dr. Zavell expanded his practice to include a greater array of body contouring procedures. In addition to requesting his experience in liposuction, tummy tuck, and breast lifts, Dr. Zavell's patients may also discuss body lifts, thigh lifts, arm lifts and buttock lifts. Dr. Zavell is a frequent speaker at local weight loss groups including bariatric support groups. He regularly attends national meetings with a focus on body contouring. In addition, Dr. Zavell is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Surgeons, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a clinical associate professor at the UTMC and the chairman of the Plastic Surgery at Flower Hospital for over 10 years. He retains hospital privileges at most Toledo area hospital and surgery facilities, including overseeing his office's AAAHC accredited operating room. He is a speaker at the Cancer Connection of Northwest Ohio, supporting breast cancer patients. Dr. Zavell, originally from Detroit MI, attended the University of Michigan for college and medical school. After graduation, he completed general surgery at the Medical College of Ohio (now University of Toledo Medical Center) and was twice voted the Outstanding Resident Teacher. He performed his residency in Plastic Surgery at Providence Hospital and the affiliated Institute for Craniofacial and Reconstructive Surgery. He returned to Toledo in 1993. Dr. Zavell resides in Sylvania, Ohio with his wife (Beth), a Perrysburg Dermatologist and his three children."
This content was provided by Dr. Zavell "Having practiced since 1993, Dr. Zavell remains committed to obtaining natural and realistic surgical results while achieving patient's goals. Specializing in breast, body, and facial cosmetic survey, breast reconstruction, and skin cancer surgery, Dr. Zavell strives to meet patient expectations with an honest, open approach. Dr. Zavell's most common procedures include breast augmentation, breast lift, facelift/facial rejuvenation, tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast/skin cancer reconstruction"
Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*
Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
Carcinoma in Situ
Congenital Anomalies of Breast
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
Adjacent Tissue Transfer
Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
Breast Lift Surgery
Breast Surgical Procedure
Carbon Dioxide Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment
Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
Cosmetic Facial Implant Surgery
Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
Excision of Skin Cancer
Excision of Skin Lesion
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Facial Rejuvenation, Advanced, Laser
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
Scar Revision Surgery
Sentinel Node Biopsy
Skin Cancer Removal
YAG Laser Capsulotomy
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University Of Michigan Medical School
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
University Of Michigan Medical School
Medical School | Graduated 1985
Med College Of Ohio Hospital
Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
Plastic Surgery Consultants
Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
Providence Hospital Med Ctrs
Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 1987
Outstanding Resident Teacher, 1987
Media & Publications
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