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What are the goals of a breast lift?

  • Lift, contour, and firm the breasts using the patient’s existing tissue
  • Achieve perkier, firmer breasts that appear natural
  • Restore volume to the breasts
  • Improve breasts that appear deflated or flat
  • Correct asymmetry
  • Re-position low-placed nipples
  • Bring harmonious balance and proportion to the breasts

Maercks: A Standard of Quality, Safety, and Innovation

Not only is breast surgery one of Dr. Maercks’s main services; he also utilizes highly advanced techniques for the breast lift procedure that provide a better result than conventional methods. As an artist and a leading aesthetic plastic surgeon, his approach to cosmetic procedures has earned him international recognition by surgeons and patients alike. 

With a high focus on patient care and experience, Dr. Maercks elevates the standard of safety through his work as medical director at the Maercks Institute. Patients are considered in a manner that is anything but cookie-cutter, and Dr. Maercks uses attention to detail, artistic vision, and experienced judgement to achieve bespoke results that are beautifully natural-looking. He is the expert who will determine the ideal treatment for your goals, and he has successfully changed the lives of thousands of patients over the years. He can do the same for you at his boutique practice in Miami. 

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“Dr. Maercks’s technique is very cutting edge, unique, and makes so much sense.”

What is FEMMA-S?

Dr. Maercks has developed FEMMA-S, a unique breast reduction technique to achieve aesthetic goals that cannot be addressed conventionally. In this technique, the natural appearance of a supported breast is achieved without an implant. The patient will have beautiful projection and cleavage using nothing their very own tissue. This method is a result of Dr. Maercks being dissatisfied with conventional techniques for the breast lift procedure, which lift the breast tissue yet leave behind scars and also tend to create an unnatural, flat, and often square-looking appearance. 

Dr. Maercks’s FEMMA-S breast reduction technique provides beautiful results with well-hidden scars and an attractive augmented appearance, even in the most ptotic and deflated large breasts. No implants are used in this method — only the natural tissue of the breast. There is also no anchor scar, which many patients don’t want. In addition, FEMMA-S utilizes the sling of the pectoralis major muscle, which provides a great amount of support.

“The techniques Dr. Maercks uses are so special that I barely felt any post-surgery pain.”

What is the Scarless Breast Lift?

Dr. Maercks also a new type of breast augmentation procedure called Cold Subfascial Breast Augmentation©. Also called the “Scarless Breast Lift”, this procedure allows patients with pendulous breasts and flatter, elongated breasts to achieve the appearance of a lifted breast without a scar, as the entire procedure can be performed through a small incision in the armpit. 

This technique creates the most natural-looking results, with optimal longevity. Combining art, aesthetic sensibilities, and anatomical knowledge, Dr. Maercks developed this technique to provide supported, long-term control of breast shape and cosmetic appearance. In Cold Subfascial Breast Augmentation, the fascia (a thin layer of strong tissue within the breast) is elevated off the pectoralis major muscle, and the implant is placed inside this strong layer, which acts almost like a bra inside the breast. Not only does placing the implant within the fascia provide extra support; it also allows Dr. Maercks to customize the shape of the breasts to fit the patient’s unique chest wall. Instead of an “implant shape” to the breasts, it appears much more natural and harmonious with the patient’s body. In addition, the unparalleled support holds the implant in place and stops it from putting pressure on the breast tissue and skin. 

Cold Subfascial Breast Augmentation truly allows exceptional control compared to other techniques.

Meet Dr. Rian Maercks, Miami Breast Surgeon

Rian A. Maercks, M.D., P.A., American Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, is an artist and a leading aesthetic, craniofacial, and reconstructive plastic surgeon licensed in Florida and the state of New York. The surgeon’s revolutionary approaches to both surgical and non-invasive aesthetic interventions of the face and body have garnered him international recognition by surgeons and patients alike. 

Dr. Maercks earned his degrees from the Duke University School of Medicine. His undergraduate training in fine arts and philosophy created the framework through which he explores the world of medicine and plastic surgery and has allowed him to elevate the standard of patient care and safety through his work as medical director of his high profile Miami-based surgical center.

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Ideal Candidates for a Breast Lift

  • Are unhappy with the sagging of their breasts
  • Have breasts that appear deflated
  • Have “bottom heavy” breasts
  • Have noticeably loose skin on the breasts
  • Have nipples that hang very low or point downwards
  • Are either at or near their goal weight
  • Are non-smokers 
  • Are in general good health
  • Do not plan to have more children
  • Understand what a breast lift can accomplish


How much does a Miami breast lift cost?

While the average cost of a breast lift in Miami from Dr. Maercks is from $10,500, a more exact cost will be determined during your initial consultation.

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Patient Testimonials

“After breastfeeding the best kid I ever met for three years (I’d do again and loved every second of it), I ended up with saggy breasts. Even though I don’t care so much about my looks, my boobs really bothered me. So, after many visits, I chose to have a breast lift with fat grafting (no silicone implant...transfer some of my own fat from my muffin top) with Dr. Rian Maerks. I just can’t say enough good things about himself and his team! His technique is very cutting edge (no pun intended), unique and makes so much sense. They were fantastic at explaining everything and making me feel very comfortable with the whole process, which was very foreign to me. Dr. Maerks is so careful, gentle, confident, knowledgeable, and clearly a true perfectionist! On top of that, they are all fun, lovely people! If you’re looking for a plastic surgeon, look no more! You just found him.”

— RealSelf Reviewer

“I could not have had a better experience getting my breast augmentation with Dr. Rian Maercks. He is extremely knowledgeable and professional, and he exudes warmth. He actually fixed a Miami boob job gone wrong for me. The results....PHENOMENAL. The techniques he uses are so special that I barely felt any post-surgery pain. And best of all, I did not think my breasts had the potential to look this AMAZING! If you’re looking for a top-notch surgeon who will be kind and supportive every step of the way and give you gorgeous result, look no further!”

— RealSelf Reviewer

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