As an aesthetic-trained plastic surgeon committed to staying at the forefront of the latest plastic surgery developments, Dr. Markarian has advanced surgical training in the full range of delicate cosmetic procedures involving the body.

Arm Lift

Sagging arm skin is often caused by ageing or dramatic weight loss or gain. An arm lift can remove excess fat or skin on the underside of a patient’s arms. Many arm lift candidates have found that their under-arm skin cannot be tightened by exercise and diet.

Back Lift

Many back lift patients undergo the procedure to remove excess skin that has accumulated across an area of their back after significant weight loss. Some patients also undergo back liposuction alongside their back lift procedure to help contour and lift their back.

Body Lift

Patients who have successful lost a lot of weight may consider a body lift. There are three types of body lift: upper, lower and full. Both types include a combination of “lift” procedures to achieve a patient’s goal.

Body Contouring

Many body contouring candidates have achieved their weight loss goals, but feel unable to create a toned physique for themselves. Body contouring improves the shape and angles of the body to achieve the desired result.

Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)

BBLs are one of the most researched and request plastic surgery procedures. Many of Dr. Markarian’s BBL patients are looking for an hourglass figure. This can be achieved by performing focused liposuction to remove unwanted fat and transferring this fat to the buttocks.

A woman in her 20s is shown 3 months after Gluteal Contouring with fat grafting to the buttocks, aka Brazilian Butt Lift. The goal is to enhance the natural curve and fullness of the buttocks to create a younger, firmer, curvier and fuller look, and to provide a more voluptuous and shapely body silhouette.


Many people try to achieve a slim and toned physique, but find that diet and exercise can only get them so far. With abdominal etching – a specialized form of liposculpture – they can get those elusive 6-pack abs.


Liposuction is a surgical procedure to remove unwanted fat from a patient’s body. Liposuction can be performed on a variety of areas, including abdomen, chin, hips, stomach, thighs, and many other areas. Patients who have had liposuction say their body has been reshaped and their clothes fit better.

A woman in her 20s is shown 3 months after liposuction was performed on her back. Unwanted pockets of fat were removed and a more attractive body contour was achieved.

Thigh Lift

A thigh lift is usually performed on patients who have excess skin on their thighs after achieving dramatic weight loss. The result is that the thighs look more toned and youthful. There are several types of thigh lift and Dr. Markarian will recommend the best method for each individual patient.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

This procedure is performed by a plastic surgeon to tighten the stomach. This may involve tightening abdominal muscles and tightening or removing excess skin to help a patient achieve their desired shape and appearance. Dr. Markarian offers a variety of stomach tightening procedures – both surgical and non-surgical. He will certain options depending on the patient.

A woman in her 40s is shown 3 months postop from a Tummy Tuck.  A scar minimizing technique provided a short waistline incision well hidden below her bikini line, and a special belly button technique was utilized to create an “innie” with no visible scar on the external skin.