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An Introduction to Breast Augmentation

October 27, 2015

Dr. John Zavell, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon located in Toledo, OH, joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel to discuss breast augmentation.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. John Zavell discuss the following:

  • What is breast augmentation? And what are your recommendations for someone who is considering breast augmentation?
  • What are reasons someone would undergo breast augmentation?
  • What does the breast augmentation procedure entail? What is recovery like? 
  • What are the complications associated with breast augmentation?
  • It looks like you have an upcoming event on November 5th, an “Evening of Beauty”. What can your guests expect at the event and will they be able to speak to you about breast augmentation at that time?

Duration: 13:26

John F. Zavell, MD, FACS is a board certified plastic surgeon that has practiced 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.

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.


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