Body contouring after weight loss in Tampa is a comprehensive body reshaping program for those who have experienced significant weight loss. After the weight is gone, a significant amount of excess skin is often left over. This extra skin can look unpleasant, cause chafing, and make fitting clothes difficult. It can also be an unwanted reminder of the past. Below are common experiences among people who’ve lost a lot of weight:

  • The upper arms sag and appear loose
  • The breasts look flat or hang with nipples pointed downward
  • An ‘apron-like’ overhang occurs in the abdominal area
  • The buttocks, groin, and thighs sag and cause hanging pockets of skin

Surgical body contouring improves the shape and tone of the underlying tissue supporting fat and skin and removes excess fatty and skin tissue that is resistant to diet and exercise. The result is a sculpted, contoured body—and the final and most rewarding phase of weight loss. 

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Why choose Dr. Markelov?

Dr. Markelov completed his demanding surgical training at some of the nation’s premier medical schools and used his hard-won expertise to craft the Post Massive Weight Loss Body Contouring Program. Below is a sample of Dr. Markelov’s educational achievements and honors:

  • Double board-certified
  • Undertook rigorous plastic surgery training at the top-rated University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Has extensive training and experience in performing body contouring procedures
  • Recipient of various teaching awards at Drexel University College of Medicine 

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What will my treatment entail? A cost-effective and efficient way to rejuvenate your whole body

As with everything Dr. Markelov does, the Post Massive Weight Loss Body Contouring Program is completely customized to suit each individual patient’s needs. Bundling the services is a way to make complete cosmetic rejuvenation easier to plan and more affordable. Dr. Markelov carefully evaluates each patient’s needs and medical history and will not proceed with any procedure unless he is confident of patient satisfaction.  The services below are part of the Post Massive Weight Loss Body Contouring Program:

Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck, or abdominoplasty, removes the excess skin and fat that hangs over your lower abdomen. It improves body shape and silhouette and reduces the hygiene complications associated with the overhang of excess skin and fat. The abdominal wall is also tightened, and the belly button is placed in an appropriate position. Liposuction, hernia repair, and excision of abdominal scars are completed when necessary.

Breast lift

Breast lift, or mastopexy, elevates the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. The lifting technique uses your own tissue to fill the gap and helps you obtain a full shape. If you are a candidate, implants can be added to a procedure.

Male breast reduction

Male breast reduction, or gynecomastia surgery, removes excessive breast tissue and fat in men and sculpts a masculine chest. Enlarged breast tissue can cause insecurity in a man, as well as back pain and other discomforts. This procedure helps achieve a balanced and proportional body.

Arm lift

Arm lift, or brachioplasty removes excess skin from the upper arms. The skin on the arms commonly loses its elasticity naturally due to aging or rapid weight loss. Arm lift surgery tightens and tones the upper arms, restoring a youthful contour. Patients with excess fat on their arms may elect to have liposuction performed as well.

Lower Body Lift

Thigh lift surgery reduces excess hanging skin and fat. This procedure yields smoother skin and proportional, contoured thighs and lower body. It also makes exercise easier.  A thigh lift may be undergone in combination with liposuction if there is significant excess fat. Buttock lift removes loose skin and lifts the buttocks higher on the body. Buttock lifts can usually be performed as a day surgery or overnight stay procedure. Most people return to normal everyday activities and work within 3-4 weeks following surgery.

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Determining your candidacy Is The Post Massive Weight Loss Body Contouring Program Right For Me?

The Post Massive Weight Loss Body Contouring Program is the final stage of a significant weight loss experience and a chance to finally achieve the physique you worked so hard for. Good candidates for this program:

  • Are goal-oriented, believe in themselves, and consider their weight loss as a permanent life change
  • Are self-disciplined, courageous, and hard-working
  • Are already self-confident, but know there are additional cosmetic tweaks necessary

What benefits can I expect as a participant?

Patients who have participated in our body contouring after weight loss in Tampa reported the following changes:

  • Enhanced overall quality of life
  • Improved overall health 
  • Improved ability to exercise, a more active lifestyle
  • Improved personal and social life
  • Elevated self-confidence
  • Reduced sweating


At AM Plastic Surgery, we prioritize our patients' swift and comfortable recovery. Our approach incorporates several innovative techniques designed to enhance the healing process and minimize discomfort:

Awake Procedures

Dr. Markelov specializes in performing tummy tucks, arm lifts, breast lifts, and thigh lifts while the patient is awake. This approach speeds up recovery and eliminates the risks associated with general anesthesia, allowing patients to stay in control throughout the procedure.

No Drain Techniques

We employ advanced surgical methods to eliminate the need for post-operative drains. This not only reduces discomfort but also accelerates the recovery process.

Dissolvable Sutures

We use dissolvable sutures to avoid the need for suture removal. This is particularly beneficial for travel patients, as it eliminates the need for follow-up visits solely for suture removal.

Long-Acting Local Anesthetics and Nerve Blocks

We use long-acting local anesthetics and nerve blocks to minimize post-operative pain and often eliminate the need for narcotic pain medications. This approach ensures patients experience minimal discomfort after the procedure.

Special Rapid Recovery Protocols

Our rapid recovery protocols help patients resume their normal activities as quickly as possible, minimizing downtime and facilitating a smoother recovery journey.

These tailored techniques underscore our commitment to providing a comfortable and efficient recovery experience for all our patients.

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AM Plastic Surgery for total body rejuvenation

With the Post Massive Weight Loss Body Contouring Program, Dr. Markelov can transform your figure and how you carry yourself. This program helps you achieve the youthful physique you desire. Contact AM Plastic Surgery for a consultation with Tampa Plastic Surgeon Dr. Markelov today.

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