What is gynecomastia treatment?

As a man, Dr. Markelov understands just how concerning enlarged male breasts can be. Body image issues impact everyone regardless of gender, and men deserve to look and feel good in their bodies. Enlarged male breasts, or gynecomastia, is a genetic condition that no amount of diet or exercise can fix. Only surgery can restore a balanced, masculine physique. Some fast facts about gynecomastia include:

  • It is a genetic condition that causes men to grow feminine-looking breasts
  • Surgery is the only solution; diet and exercise do not help

Gynecomastia surgery removes excessive breast tissue. Dr. Markelov, specialist in male cosmetic surgery, sculpts the chest to appear streamlined and toned, carefully contouring the area to highlight existing musculature. There is minimal downtime and no noticeable scarring.

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Why choose Dr. Markelov for gynecomastia surgery in Tampa?

Dr. Markelov focuses on male cosmetic surgery, a path he pursued because he deeply understands the specific considerations necessary for procedures performed on men. He attended some of the top medical schools in the country and has accomplished a great deal, including the following:

  • Double board-certification
  • Surgery specialization at the renowned University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, a leader among America's medical institutions
  • Various publications in competitive medical journals
  • Presentations at medical conferences internationally
  • Awarded various teaching prizes at his alma mater Drexel University College of Medicine at Easton Hospital
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Dr. Markelov takes the time to understand each patient's goals. He answers any questions the patient may have and ensures that he feels confident and excited about the procedure. Dr. Markelov helps patients understand that gynecomastia is nothing to be ashamed of —  thousands of men deal with the same issue. Thankfully, it can be easily fixed with surgery.

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Minimally invasive and minimal scarring

Dr. Markelov specializes in minimally invasive gynecomastia surgery and prefers to use local anesthesia whenever possible. In fact, most patients don’t need to go under general anesthesia. Local anesthesia is always comfortable for the patient, who is able to talk and move throughout the procedure and feels no pain.

After making small pokes, Dr. Markelov removes excess fatty tissue and sculpts the area into a more masculine shape. Often, others are not able to tell there was any surgery performed at all. 

Determining your candidacy A streamlined physique with increased self-confidence

If you are self-conscious about enlarged breasts, or ‘man boobs’ as they are sometimes called, gynecomastia surgery in Tampa could bring you peace of mind and restore your self-confidence. Here are some indications you may be a good candidate for this surgery:

  • You are generally healthy
  • You don’t smoke
  • You have enlarged breasts
  • You feel unhappy about the way your body looks
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Gynecomastia surgery results

Gynecomastia surgery can have a positive impact on a man’s self-esteem. Here are the benefits patients gain from the procedure:

  • Natural-looking outcome
  • Minimal to no downtime
  • Improved self-image and social life
  • Able to wear tight shirts and go swimming shirtless with confidence 

Little downtime, minimal discomfort

The incisions will be covered with surgical glue and require minimal aftercare. There are no stitches to remove afterward. Patients are wrapped in a compression bandage and wear a compression vest to minimize bruising and swelling.

Since Dr. Markelov is highly experienced with performing minimally invasive procedures, there is little to no downtime and very minimal postoperative tenderness.

AM Plastic Surgery caters to men’s needs

Men deserve to take pride in their physical appearances, and Dr. Markelov has spent his career helping men achieve just that. Contact AM Plastic Surgery in Tampa for a consultation with Dr. Markelov today.

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