What is breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation, or augmentation mammaplasty,  is a popular surgical procedure that enhances breast volume, improves symmetry, and increases self-confidence. Dr. Markelov places FDA-approved silicone or saline-filled implants above or below the chest muscles to achieve the patient’s desired look. Often breast augmentation is for those who wish to enhance naturally small breasts or to restore volume lost as a result of weight loss, pregnancy, or breastfeeding. Breast augmentation in Tampa does the following:

  • Increases breast size
  • Creates aesthetically pleasing breasts
  • Corrects sagging due to pregnancy, aging, or genetics
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Why choose Dr. Markelov for Breast Augmentation in Tampa?

Tampa Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Markelov, has a meticulous eye for detail and years of experience, and his primary concern is making sure his patients feel safe and excited about their procedures. These qualities coupled with his high-level training have helped many patients love their bodies again.

An abbreviated list of Dr. Markelov’s credentials include:

  • Double board-certification
  • Plastic surgery training at the competitive University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Teaching awards from Drexel University College of Medicine at Easton Hospital, where he completed his general surgery training
  • A Patients’ Choice Award
  • Published in multiple medical journals across the globe

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The breast augmentation procedure

Prior to a breast augmentation in Tampa, Dr. Markelov performs an in-depth assessment of the patient’s body and their image goals. He walks each patient through any questions or concerns they may have and makes sure they feel confident and comfortable about the procedure. 

Most breast augmentations take no more than two hours and are usually performed on an outpatient basis. In some cases, a fat transfer can also be done in the future if the patient wants a fuller cup size.


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Determining your candidacy for a Breast Augmentation in Tampa

Dr. Markelov has a detailed discussion with each patient to determine whether a breast augmentation can match their expectations, always educating them on the size they can expect. He only moves forward If he feels the procedure will achieve a patient’s aesthetic goals. You may be a candidate for breast augmentation if:

  • You are unsatisfied with the size or shape of your breasts 
  • You have sagging breasts
  • You want your breasts restored to how they were in younger days or pre-pregnancy 
  • Your breasts are asymmetrical or have a tuberous shape
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After the procedure, Dr. Markelov loves seeing patients visit the office wearing clothes they would never have dared to wear before. Some benefits of the procedure include:

  • Fuller, balanced breasts
  • Increased self-confidence, wear the clothes you’ve always wanted to
  • Breasts sit higher, giving an overall more youthful appearance
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Quick recovery, minimal scarring 

With AM Plastic Surgery’s quick recovery protocol, patients are able to resume low-impact daily activities on the subsequent day. Dr. Markelov injects patients with a long-acting local anesthetic that acts as a nerve blocker; this eliminates pain during recuperation. Recovery for many looks like this:

  • Patients can move about the next day
  • Patients can continue normal activity in two weeks
  • Patients should avoid intense physical activity for 4-6 weeks
  • Non-narcotic pain relievers are utilized as much as possible

Dr. Markelov avoids the use of permanent sutures, electing instead to use dissolvable ones. The incisions are then covered with skin glue. These practices make aftercare much smoother and reduce scarring. Some swelling and soreness is to be expected in the days after the procedure, and you may be advised to avoid some types of physical exertion for several weeks after the surgery.

Transform the way you look

A custom breast augmentation with Dr. Markelov enhances a patient’s look and overall self-esteem. Dr. Markelov listens carefully to a patient’s goals and studies their body closely. The result is a more feminine, sculpted physique that achieves their ideal look. Call AM Plastic Surgery for a consultation for a Breast Augmentation in Tampa with Dr. Markelov today.

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