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Why undergo a body procedure?

When you’ve shed those extra pounds and are finally at your goal weight, you may want to remove the remaining skin that’s loose and unattractive on your body. The Maercks Institute offers body contouring and enhancements, including surgery that removes irregular skin on areas such as the upper arms, buttocks, thighs, stomach, jowls, neck, and face. In addition, while exercise and a healthy diet can help you lose weight, there may be places where you want more definition. Dr. Maercks can help you correct the parts of your body that are out of your control. 

What to expect during your consultation

The first step to getting the body you want is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rian Maercks. During this first meeting, he will go over your medical history and your personal aesthetic goals. He will perform a physical exam, and he will discuss all options available to you — both surgical and non-surgical. He will go over the specifics of each procedure so that you are fully informed.

Your body and goals will be considered in a way that’s anything but cookie-cutter. Rather, Dr. Maercks’s attention to detail, vision, and expertise will be used to select from simple to complex advanced techniques to optimize results in the safest most effective manner. This helps him formulate the optimal treatment plan to achieve the outcome you want. At The Maercks Institute, an assessment is offered that centers on what is best for you. We provide results that don’t conform to mainstream “plastic aesthetics”, but instead a dedication to the beautiful, natural human form.

Body procedure options at The Maercks Institute

There are many body procedures for body contouring and enhancements offered at The Maercks Institute. When it comes to changing the way your body looks for the better, both women and men have several options here. Our valuable procedure options include:

Body lift

A body lift (or “belt lipectomy”) is a surgical procedure for those who maintain a stable weight and live a healthy lifestyle, but who want to remove excess skin on the hips, abdomen, buttocks, and inner and outer thighs after considerable weight loss. Our body lift procedures are personalized to each patient and their unique goals. 

Brazilian butt lift 

In a Brazilian butt lift, liposuction is used to take extra fat from other parts of the body (such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, or back) to be used as a natural filler for the buttocks. Once the fat is taken, it’s purified and injected into the buttocks to provide volume and lift. Only the “best” fat is injected into the buttocks in order to accentuate the curves and give the body a natural feel and look. 

Calf implants

Calf implants are used to enhance the shape of your lower legs. This procedure is often used for cosmetic purposes, for reconstructive surgery after an injury, or for those who have a shrunken lower leg. Soft, solid silicone implants are placed within the calves during a surgical procedure in order to improve the way your legs look. 


Because labiaplasty improves the appearance of the labia, it’s an extraordinary self-confidence booster in most women. It also increases hygiene. In addition, labiaplasty can be used to get rid of the discomfort that is caused by exercise, certain physical activities, or even sexual intercourse. Many women also report that it’s easier for them to reach orgasm after labiaplasty. The benefits are many!

  • Liposuction: Liposuction is used to slim down areas of the body by breaking up and removing excess fat. It’s best for individuals who live a healthy lifestyle but just can’t seem to get rid of certain fatty deposits in specific areas of the body. Dr. Maercks also offers laser liposuction, which is preferred for those who want to remove small areas of fat without the required downtime associated with other procedures. 
  • Abdominal etching: Abdominal etching is a procedure that provides the appearance of a 6-pack with the use of liposuction. This treatment is ideal for those who already work out regularly but just can’t seem to get that sculpted definition they want in their abs. Liposuction at its most artistic, abdominal etching delivers a lean, muscular appearance. 
  • Pectoral implants: Pectoral implants have traditionally been used to reconstruct the chest after surgery for cancer in men, but are now also used to provide bulk and definition as an elective surgery. We offer silicone pectoral implants to allow our male patients to sculpt their bodies in proportions they prefer, enhancing and contouring the chest shape for an overall more attractive appearance.
  • Vaginoplasty: A vaginoplasty is performed to tighten the vaginal opening by addressing the muscles that have separated (most often due to childbirth), a condition that can cause sexual dysfunction and other problems. Vaginoplasty tightens the vagina and can also enhance the G-spot. This procedure does not require incisions or sutures, which means a better recovery with no discomfort during intercourse.


Unattractive, damaged veins can be successfully treated with sclerotherapy, a procedure that uses an injected solution to cause the vein to completely collapse and disappear. This procedure has helped many patients improve unsightly varicose veins and spider veins, allowing them to show their skin again.

Thigh/arm lift

A thigh lift and/or arm lift improves sagging or crepe-textured excess skin that is left behind after a significant amount of weight loss. The results are often dramatic, with an outcome that is much more attractive. A thigh and/or arm lift is for individuals who are stable within their goal weight.

Tummy tuck

A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen after the patient has undergone weight loss or pregnancy.

A tummy tuck improves lax, sagging skin, greatly improving the patient’s self-esteem. It restores weakened abdominal muscles and delivers a more contoured stomach.

Mommy makeover

One of the most popular and in-demand cosmetic surgeries available, the mommy makeover is a combination of procedures designed to restore a woman’s body after having children (or for individuals who have undergone considerable weight loss). Typically, this combination of procedures is done at the same time and can include a breast procedure, liposuction, and a tummy tuck. However, the mommy makeover is highly customizable, and every procedure will differ based on the specific patient’s needs.

Body procedures in Miami from The Maercks Institute 

At The Maercks Institute, our patients come first. Regardless of the changes you want to make to your body, we’ll be with you every step of the way — from your initial consultation to your follow-up appointments. The Maercks Institute is a high-profile, Miami-based surgical center that offers a variety of advanced techniques in body procedures that challenge “status quo” plastic surgery by delivering bespoke results that appear as if they are made by nature. President and medical director Dr. Rian Maercks is a board-certified cosmetic, plastic, and reconstructive surgery specialist whose training in fine arts and philosophy created the framework through which he explores the world of medicine and plastic surgery. One of his main services is body lift after weight loss, and as a leading aesthetic plastic surgeon, he elevates the standard of patient care and safety. Patients come to him with an issue, and he determines the best way to go about solving it. If you’re interested in learning what our body procedures can do for you, we invite you to contact our office.

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