Bodybuilders go to extreme lengths to be competitive in the sport. Using anabolic steroids to get shredded for the stage is a common practice but sometimes it can be excessive and result in adverse side effects. In a recent IFBB AMA YouTube video, renowned bodybuilding coach Milos Sarcev traded crazy stories of gyno surgery mishaps with IFBB Pros Jose Raymond and Chris Tuttle.
Milos Sarcev has a respected voice in the sport based on his decades of experience competing and coaching. He first gained attention for his massive build after winning the Mr. Universe title in 1989. The two-time Mr. Yugoslavia enjoyed a successful run as a Men’s Open competitor in the 90s with several Mr. Olympia contests. Following his retirement, he turned into a prolific coach guiding many elite contenders, including Samson Dauda, seven-time 212 Olympia winner Flex Lewis, and Flex Wheeler, under his wing.
Sarcev highlighted the risk of dehydration from overusing diuretics for competitions earlier this year. He argued against rewarding extreme dryness to avoid having the coaches push more diuretics on their athletes.
After Dauda’s victory at the 2023 Arnold Classic, Sarcev urged his client to focus on building thickness in his back to improve his chances of beating top contenders like the 2022 Mr. Olympia Hadi Choopan. Then, he doubled down on his stance of not rewarding conditioning weeks later. He revealed his experiences of helping athletes who nearly passed away due to dehydration and urged for a balanced approach to judging.
Sarcev suggested former two-time Mr. Olympia Mamdouh ‘Big Ramy’ Elssbiay skip the 2023 Mr. Olympia last month. He believes Ramy needs to take some time off to regain muscle and revamp his physique after dropping the title at the last edition.
Milos Sarcev heaped praises on rising Classic Physique competitor Stephane Matala weeks ago. He was in awe of Matala’s upper body muscle development and stated he had never seen a chest as striated as his. He believes Matala could present a tough challenge to reigning four-time Classic Physique Olympia champion Chris Bumstead. While he ranked Bumstead’s structure better, he favored Matala over him in a muscle-for-muscle comparison.
Sarcev backed Choopan and former 212 Olympia champion Derek Lunsford as the favorites going into the 2023 Mr. Olympia. He praised Lunsford’s impressive back but believes with the right improvements his pupil, ‘The Nigerian Lion’ can secure the Olympia title.
Retired bodybuilding veteran Jose Raymond laid out some of the biggest mistakes an athlete and coach could make while in prep for a contest two months ago. He argued against pushing competitors to extreme lengths to display striated glutes and following a low-carb diet for a long time.
Milos Sarcev & Jose Raymond Share Insane Stories of Gyno Surgery Gone Wrong
In a recent YouTube video, Milos Sarcev, Jose Raymond, and Chris Tuttle shared crazy stories of gyno surgery mishaps.
Tuttle started by detailing the time he asked his father, who had never performed a gyno surgery, to operate on him.
“I had gyno surgery,” said Tuttle. “My dad’s a physician, he’s never done gyno surgery before. I asked him about it and he goes, ‘I’ll give it a shot.’ And he goes, ‘But you’re going to be awake. We’ll just numb the area. If I hit a tender area, just let me know.’ So, I’m lying on the table, he’s trimming away, tracing the nipple and he flips the nipple over and I feel him start to cut the tissue out. I’m like *screaming* and he’s like, ‘okay, hold on.’
Goes in there with Novocain, numbs around the area again, goes back in, starts tugging on it. I didn’t even had that bad gyno but when he pulled it out it was pretty massive, like the size of an old school flip top cell phone. When you look at it, it doesn’t look pretty big but it’s an iceberg.”
Sarcev revealed he saw a bodybuilder who lost his nipples due to a gyno surgery accident.
“I go to the bodybuilding contest in England and I’m watching this… I can’t really like what is wrong, what is weird, what is it? Then I realized a guy had no nipples.I think his last name is Connolly. So, I guess he went to somebody that wasn’t really that much experience and skill to do the gyno surgery. He removed everything including the nipples.”
Raymond weighed in with a tale of Roelly Winklaar getting the surgery done in his hotel room.
“I heard a story about I think it was Roelly over at Kuwait and they just came to his hotel room to remove the gyno. It was just some guy in his hotel room just came with some scissors and blades and whatever and just cut it out right in the room.”
Milos Sarcev voiced his disapproval of modern bodybuilders not competing regularly at shows a week ago. He called on the promoters to raise the prize money to attract more athletes and pinned the blame on not getting enough sponsors. Sarcev followed up with his breakdown of the top contenders for the next edition of Mr. Olympia and predicted Dauda to secure the Sandow trophy ahead of Lunsford and Choopan.
Based on these comical stories, it’s a smart idea to consult with a professional for gyno surgery to avoid the risk of losing nipples and other side effects.