What is breast reduction? You deserve to be comfortable in your body

Life with too-large, heavy breasts can be challenging and difficult. The condition can cause chronic physical discomfort or pain in the back and shoulders and may make one the target of repeated unwanted attention. Finding comfortable, supportive bras is often difficult and pricey. Dr. Markelov believes that no one should be held back by the way their body looks. Breast reduction surgery, or mammaplasty, achieves the following:

  • Reduces the amount of fatty and breast tissue
  • Removes excess skin

This procedure is sometimes performed with a breast lift to achieve a balanced, youthful silhouette. Breast reduction surgery may improve your self-image and ability to participate in physical activities. Patients report improvements in many areas, including:

  • Fewer headaches
  • Breathing is easier
  • Sleeping is more comfortable 
  • Musculoskeletal pain is reduced
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Why choose Dr. Markelov? Top-tier training and a compassionate bedside manner

Dr. Markelov understands how much a breast reduction can improve a patient's quality of life.

In addition to his patient-centric approach he has garnered expertise from his rigorous medical education, completed at some of the best universities in the country. Additional achievements include:

  • Double board-certification
  • Surgical training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, one of the most competitive programs in the country

  • Various teaching accolades from Drexel University College of Medicine at Easton Hospital
  • Awarded a Patients’ Choice Award in 2012
  • Published in medical journals worldwide

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The breast reduction procedure

This is a minimally invasive procedure and typically performed under general anesthesia. There are two common types of incisions used for breast reduction. The ‘anchor type/inverted T’ is in an anchor-shaped incision starting around the areola, traveling vertically down the front of the breast and then horizontally along the breast crease.

The second approach is the ‘vertical pattern’, a circular incision created around the areola that feeds into a vertical line in the front of the breast. Dr. Markelov assesses the right approach for each patient by paying attention to their bodies, medical history, and aesthetic goals. Excess skin and breast tissue are then removed. The remaining breast tissue is expertly sculpted to create smaller and perkier breasts.


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Determining your candidacy Improve your quality of life with a breast reduction in Tampa

If you have always been self-conscious about the size and weight of your breasts, a breast reduction might greatly improve your day- to-day life. Here are some signs that a breast reduction could be right for you:

  • Your breasts are too large in proportion to your body size
  • You have back, neck, and shoulder pain caused by heavy breasts
  • You have poor posture due to breast size
  • You have heavy breasts that droop significantly
  • Your breasts that are unequal in size (one is significantly larger than the other)
  • You experience rashes and/or infections in the skin beneath the breasts
  • You are unable to participate in athletic/physical activities due to breast size

If you regularly experience one or more of these symptoms, a breast reduction in Tampa may bring you tremendous relief.

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Recovery Less downtime and scarring

At AM Plastic Surgery, we are dedicated to rapid patient recovery. We are proud to say that many patients are able to continue low-impact activities the day after their procedures. Dr. Markelov administers a long-acting local anesthetic that functions as a nerve blocker, for a painless recovery.

Here is what patients typically experience after surgery:

  • Can resume light activity the next day
  • Normal activity can recommence in two weeks
  • Heavy exercise should not be undertaken until cleared by Dr. Markelov
  • Non-narcotic pain relievers are used whenever appropriate

Dr. Markelov avoids the use of permanent sutures. Instead, he prefers dissolvable ones. After completing the sutures, he covers the incisions with skin glue, which makes aftercare easier. Soreness and swelling are to be expected during the recovery time.

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Dr. Markelov delivers game changing body sculpting outcomes

Dr. Markelov knows how much physical and emotional relief a patient can experience after a well-performed breast reduction in Tampa. Contact AM Plastic Surgery in Tampa for a consultation with Dr. Markelov today.

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