Light-Life Male Body Reshaping Program

“Light-Life” is a comprehensive body reshaping program for patients who have experienced major weight loss.

After weight loss, there can be a significant amount of excess skin in the arms, abdomen, thighs or buttocks. This excess skin can cause uncomfortable chafing, make it difficult to fit in clothes, and it also serves as a reminder of the past.

The areas most affected by weight loss include:

  • Upper arms may sag and appear loose and full
  • Breasts may flatten and hang with nipples pointed downward
  • Abdominal area may extend around the sides and into the lower back area, resulting in an apron-like overhang
  • Buttocks, groin and thighs can sag and cause hanging pockets of skin

The Light-Life Program is designed for patients who have undergone significant weight loss. Surgical body contouring following major weight loss improves the shape and tone of your underlying tissue that supports fat and skin, and removes excess sagging fat and skin that cannot be eliminated solely with exercise. The result is a more normal appearance with smoother body contours. This is, in essence, the final and most rewarding phase of your total weight loss experience.

Light-Life Program offers all procedures associated with body contouring surgery and specializes in patients who have undergone significant weight loss. Procedures are customized to suit each individual’s needs.

The process of being evaluated for surgery can often be confusing with a myriad of surgical options and prices. The Light-Life Program is the right choice for any patient seeking body restoration at a reasonable cost.

Dr. Markelov’s specialist in both plastic surgery and bariatric surgery will ensure positive outcomes and satisfaction with your procedure.


TUMMY TUCK, also known as abdominoplasty, removes the excess skin and fat that hangs over your lower abdomen. It greatly improves your body shape and silhouette, as well as the fit of your clothes, and reduces the hygiene hassles associated with the overhanging drape of excess skin and fat. The abdominal wall is also tightened, and your belly button is placed in an appropriate position.

In addition to removing the excess skin and fat, other procedures may be added as required, including:

  • Surgical tightening of the abdominal muscles (plication)
  • Liposuction of excess fat elsewhere on the abdomen or waist
  • Repair of abdominal hernias
  • Excision of abdominal scars

The very best candidates for abdominoplasty are men or women who are generally in good health, but who are concerned about either loose skin or a large fat paunch over their abdomen, frequently with unsightly stretch marks.


MALE BREAST REDUCTION – also known as a Gynecomastia – is a surgical procedure used to remove excessive breast tissue and achieve a smaller breast size. Disproportionately large breasts can cause insecurity in one’s appearance, as well as back pain and other physical discomforts. Most men who seek breast reductions do so to transform their breasts to become more balanced to their body sizes.


ARM LIFT, also referred to as brachioplasty, is a procedure used to remove excess skin from the upper arm. The skin on the arms commonly loses its elasticity as a result of natural 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 in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures for even more dramatic results. Many patients, who had previously been fearful of wearing revealing clothing, or of raising their arms over their heads, report an increase in self-confidence following the procedure.


THIGH LIFT surgery reshapes the thighs by reducing excess hanging skin, and even fat, in some cases, resulting in smoother skin and better-proportioned contours of the thighs and lower body. A thigh lift improves the overall contours of the thighs, and the fit of clothing and may be performed in combination with liposuction and other body contouring procedures.

This surgery results in a more flattering contour, making it easier to wear tighter-fitting clothes and swimming apparel, and allowing you to be more active and participate in everyday life. The procedures will improve your self-confidence and often the motivation and ability to exercise.


BUTTOCK LIFT offers a more youthful, pleasing appearance to the buttock by removing loose skin and lifting the buttock into a higher position. Buttock lift 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.


FAT REMOVAL (LIPOSUCTION) is the most effective surgical procedure to treat areas with excessive fat deposits. Liposuction is the most popular method of body contouring surgery because it allows the surgeon to re-sculpt specific areas of the body. Using only a few tiny incisions, your surgeon can target stubborn fat deposits and permanently remove fat cells from the area. There are many different methods of liposuction available, and Dr. Markelov will discuss which technique is right for you. Unlike other body contouring procedures, liposuction does not involve excess skin removal and is not an effective treatment for reducing cellulite.


Light-Life is, in essence, the final and most rewarding phase of your total weight loss experience.

You are a strong and goal-oriented person, you believe in yourself and made the decision to lose weight and change your life for good.

Every step you made required self-discipline, courage and a lot of hard work.

You are active, you are more social, and you can do things that were not possible before.

You already feel good about yourself, but there is one more step you can take to improve your physical appearance.

Start a new life after weight loss with Dr. Markelov’s Light-Life Program—a comprehensive body reshaping surgical approach to make you look and feel your best.

People who started the Light-Life Program observed the following positive changes in their new lives:

  • Increased life satisfaction
  • Better overall health condition
  • Improved ability to exercise and have an active lifestyle
  • Improvement in personal and social life
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Less sweating during the day


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Male Breast Reduction

A breast reduction – also known as a Gynecomastia – is a surgical procedure used to remove excessive breast tissue and achieve a smaller breast size. Disproportionately large breasts can cause insecurity in one’s appearance, as well as back pain and other physical discomforts. Most men who seek breast reductions do so to transform their breasts to become more balanced to their body sizes.

Am I a candidate for a breast reduction?

You may be a candidate for breast reduction surgery if you are bothered by the size of your breasts or experience musculoskeletal pain in association with your breast size. Breast reductions produce the best results when performed on breasts that are fully developed. Only non-smoking men who are in good physical health should undergo a gynecomastia. Your surgeon can help you determine whether breast reduction is right for you.

What should I expect during a breast reduction procedure?

Prior to your procedure, you’ll consult with your surgeon to ensure that you have realistic expectations concerning your outcome. You’ll undergo pre-operative lab work and be instructed to avoid food and drinks on the day of your procedure. While you are under general anesthesia, your doctor will either perform liposuction or remove excess tissue, fat and skin from incisions in your breasts. Your nipple will also be repositioned and if necessary, the size of your areola reduced. Every effort will be made to keep the nipple connected to the original blood vessels and nerves.

What post-operative instructions will I need to follow?

When you awaken from surgery, your breasts will be wrapped in bandages to cover incisions and minimize swelling. You may need to wear a support bra temporarily until your breasts heal from the mammoplasty. Be sure to follow the post-operative instructions provided to you, including the use of prescribed medications and avoidance of forceful activities in the weeks immediately following the procedure.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) for Men

Abdominoplasty – or tummy tuck – is a surgical procedure used to remove excess, unneeded or unwanted skin and fat from the abdomen. Most patients who undergo a tummy tuck achieve smoother, flatter and well-toned abdomens that are unachievable with diet and exercise alone. Many of the patients who select abdominoplasty are of a normal body weight, but have loose or sagging skin caused by genetics, aging or weight fluctuations.

Am I a candidate for a tummy tuck procedure?

You may be a candidate for a tummy tuck if you are a non-smoker with excess abdominal skin – perhaps due to significant weight loss – and you are currently at a stable weight. You’ll also need a pre-surgical consultation to ensure that you have realistic expectations of your outcome.

What should I expect during my abdominoplasty procedure?

You’ll prepare for your abdominoplasty with lab work and pre-operative instructions that may prevent you from taking certain medications leading up to your surgery or eating and drinking on the day of the procedure. Your doctor will administer IV sedation or general anesthesia at the start of the procedure for your comfort. A horizontal incision will be made along your pubic hairline, where the excess fat, skin and tissues are removed. The abdominal muscles are sutured and repaired before the incision is finally closed and sutured shut.

What post-operative instructions will I need to follow?

Swelling is normal following a tummy tuck, so your final results will not be visible until several weeks after the procedure. When you awake, you’ll be wearing compression garments to support healing and reduce swelling. You’ll be instructed to avoid certain physical activity in the weeks following your procedure. Your doctor will give you personalized instructions for at-home care and schedule return visits to your surgeon’s office to monitor your progress and remove bandages and stitches.