Plastic surgery is becoming increasingly popular for men. The appearance and body contours that men are looking for obviously differ from the goals of Dr. Markarian’s female patients. Dr. Markarian prides himself on maintaining the masculinity of his male patients and achieving appropriate and life-changing results for them


Also known as “Male Breast Reduction”, gynecomastia reduces male breast tissue that is often caused by a hormonal imbalance or excess fat. The best candidates are those who have achieved a consistent weight. Dr. Markarian discusses the suitability for gynecomastia surgery with his patients during consultations.

A man in his 40s is shown 4 months after Gynecomastia surgery, aka male breast reduction. A scar minimizing technique was employed.

The goals are to reduce unwanted fat and excess glandular tissue, to relieve physical discomfort associated with large breasts, and to achieve a firmer, flatter more masculine chest.


Many men consider facelift surgery to look their best and maintain their status in a competitive job market. Patients share that they feel as if they look a decade younger after their male facelift.

This patient is shown 4 months following a Face and Neck Lift. The goals for his procedure were to restore a fuller, rejuvenated face, a sharper, firmer-looking jawline, to eliminate “neck wattles”, and to eliminate “jowling” and sagginess created by loose muscles or excess skin and fat.  Most importantly, the overall goal is always to create a long-lasting natural-looking result. 

The goals of a facelift for men are to restore a youthful appearance while remaining natural and maintaining or highlighting masculine features such as a sharp jawline. Extra precautions are taken during facelift for men to hide their incisions despite their short hair or baldness and to maintain their facial hair.


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.

The goals of a male Tummy Tuck with Liposuction are different from a Tummy Tuck with Liposuction performed on a woman – instead of addressing female curves, the goal is a firmer, flatter abdomen in a man. A man may have excess skin after significant weight loss that needs to be smoothed, or abdominal muscles that need to be tightened after being separated or stretched during excessive weight gain.


Most rhinoplasty candidates feel their nose is the focal point of their face and that it overwhelms their other features. The most requested rhinoplasty modifications are changing the size or angle of the nose, and reducing the dorsal hump (also referred to as “Straightening the bridge”.

A young man is shown 6 weeks after a Septoplasty and Rhinoplasty.  Preoperatively, the patient had difficulty breathing from his nose and complained of a dorsal hump with slight drooping of his nasal tip.
The septoplasty was combined with spreader grafts to achieve instant improvement in his breathing which he noted in the recovery room, immediately after surgery.  
The rhinoplasty improved his dorsal hump, and rotated the nasal tip up just enough to improve the nasal droop and maintain a natural appearance to the nose while preserving a masculine appearance.

Tummy Tuck

A man in his 20s is shown 1 month after a short incision Tummy Tuck. Prior to surgery, the patient had lost a significant amount of weight with diet and exercise, but still had excess skin in his abdomen, both above and below the belly button, that could only be treated with a Tummy Tuck. A scar minimizing technique provided a short waistline incision well hidden below the underwear line, and a special belly button technique was utilized to provide no visible scar on the external skin.

Pectoral Implants

Dr. Markarian offers male pectoral implant surgery for sculpting and contouring the chest area. This procedure uses safe, FDA-approved implants designed to emulate the appearance of a naturally fuller, defined male chest. Dr. Markarian has patients visit him for pectoral implants for both cosmetic and reconstructive concerns.