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Dr. Rian Maercks

Plastic Surgery
Miami, FL
19 years experience male

Locations

Office

Miami, FL

Address

2467 South Bayshore Dr, Miami, FL
Directions

Practice website

Insurances accepted

No Value

Office

Miami Beach, FL

About

Bio

<h2> </h2> <img width="165" alt="Dr Rian Maercks - Miami Plastic Surgeon" src="http://www.rianmaercksmd.com/images/stories/maercks.jpg"> Dr. Rian Maercks has a unique philosophy that he applies to his practice and incorporates into every procedure he performs, 'histiocentricity,' strictly defined tissue centered or tissue focused. What this means is precise surgery maintaining minimal tissue invasiveness with thoughtful design to maximize results and minimize swelling, complications and recovery. Using this principle he has designed radically new techniques in the subspecialties of facial aesthetics, breast aesthetics, craniofacial reconstructive surgery and reconstructive microsurgery. The MAERCKS-lift, for example, is a face lift based on the principles of many of Dr. Maercks’ mentors including Dr. James Stuzin, Dr. Fernando Ortiz-Monasterio, Dr. Fernando Molina and others, but modified with a histiocentric approach. The SMAS, a deep structural layer that defines and supports the face is not completely elevated. The entire blood supply is maintained but through three thoughtfully designed vectors (directions of pull) the natural aesthetically beautiful convexities and concavities of the face are created in their aesthetically ideal locations. This means there is no need to pull on the skin, creating the unnatural stretched appearance that has become stigmata of a facelift in today’s media. A naturally beautiful deep structure is overlayed by relaxed redraped skin with no tension and subtle positional differences. Even the incisions are hidden and placed so the stigmata of face-lifting (abnormal skin folds, ear deformities, hairline displacement and scars in the hair bearing scalp) are not evident. <h2>The Practice Philosophy of Maercks Institute</h2> <img alt="Rian Maercks MD - Miami FL" src="http://www.rianmaercksmd.com/images/mission1-th.jpg" title="Image: http://www.rianmaercksmd.com/images/mission1-th.jpg">Whether Dr. Maercks is administering Botox neuromodulation and fillers, rejuvenating a face with unique thoughtful techniques or creating a new face, breast or body in complex reconstruction, his dedication, insight and passion for his <strong>plastic surgery FL</strong> work shines through. With the eye of a trained artist he is result focused. As an experienced plastic surgeon he is patient and safety focused. As a teacher, he is education focused. These qualities are apparent in every interaction as exemplified by patient testimonials. Dr. Maercks spends time to ensure patients understand all available options and their potential risks and benefits and moves forward skillfully with his patients' decisions grounded in his knowledge, judgment and experience. Dr. Maercks <strong>plastic surgery FL practice</strong> is conveniently located in Miami Beach, offering a wide range of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery options for Florida patients and beyond. Call our Miami plastic surgery office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Maercks. Learn about Dr. Maercks' unique procedures As you can ascertain, Dr. Maercks has an unparalleled passion to improve the esteem and physicality of others. He offers a suite of cosmetic solutions such as breast implants and laser skin tightening procedures. Don’t wait to improve the way you look and feel. Realize the cosmetic opportunities that await you.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Plastic Surgery

Dermatology

Facial Plastic Surgery

Languages spoken

Italian

Doctor Q&A

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
No: Polysoprin will never remove acne scars. In my experience, the best treatment for deep acne scars is a deep fractionated erbium laser combined with a... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Capsular contracture: This most likely results from capsular contracture. Visit your original surgeon for an exam.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Not w nerve blocks: I always block all the sensory nerves to the face when i perform resurfacing. Topical agents will not help much.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
BEWARE OF IMPLANTS: The nose and chin are intimately relate, any well versed plastic surgeon will at least consider the chin when performing rhinoplasty. Be very careful... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
You need support: E most important part of this is to get a qualified psychological professional to help you evaluate the choice and support you through the process.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Be careful!: Be careful. There are some nice light hydroxyacid peels that are take home and many nice micro exfoliating cleansers. Aside from those i would not t... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Melanocytes control: The basics are controlling sun exposure, good judicious use of sunscreen and hydro quinine at night. After 4-6 weeks of this treatment specific laser... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Laser: The best way to deal with this type of scar is ablative laser resurfacing.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Multimodal: The best way is to treat with hydro quinine and retionoic acid for 4-6 weeks followed by superficial resurfacing with erbium laser.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Multimodal therapy: Rosacea is best treated by managing overall skin health first with the basics sunscreen antioxidants and retinoids acid then treating with appropriate... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Probably: If it is truly microdermabrasion and not dermabrasion. The difference being that dermabrasion removes the epithelium and would need to recover before... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Stay safe not sorry!: In general when doing a true rhinoplasty, there is always a chance of brief but significant bleeding when septal cartilage is harvested. This is not ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
9 months or more: Depending on your genetics the worst part of redness (hyperemia) in scar healing can be as far as 9 months after wounding. In a year it should be wel... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Very effective: In my experienc troubling acne scars are best treated with a near full dermal thickness fractionated erbium beam laser combined with superficial penet... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Basic skin care: Basic skin care with antioxidants retinols sunscreen can help a bit followed by tailored broadband light.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Ablative laser: I have had the best results with ablative erbium beam laser.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Niether work: Niether product helps with scarring and Mederma sometimes causes irritation. Depending on the scar there are multiple treatment options but topicals ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
It depends: These scars fade to nearly invisible in most patients if the facelift is a success. With the advet of mini-skin only facelift more complications are ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: This is pretty routine in my practice.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
BBL: Rosacea is best treated by minimizing inflammation with antioxidants, stabiliziing the skin with retinol and using broadband light therapy.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Be careful: Be careful, trying to use a laser as a substitute for blepharoplasty can have disastrous consequences!
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Avoid moisturizers: Moisturizers usually make problems worse and should be avoided. Add retinoic acid or retinol and antioxidants to your routine!
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Yes!: Yes. The best treatment is resurfacing with combined fractional erbium beam laser and complete superficial resurfacing with erbioum beam.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: Treating the underlying skin pathology- inflammation. I use a combination of Alpha hydroxy acid washes, retinoic acid and antioxidants combined with ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
No: A sebaceous cyst can be "popped" but this can also cause infection and it will always come back. The only way to permanently deal with it is to surg... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Heating collagen: True noninvasive skin tightening involved using an energy device to heat the dermis near 43 degrees c. This causes collagen denaturation and contract... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Yes but not the best: Dear abrasion can certainly work but there are more precise means. My favorite is a combination of a fractionated(not co2) erbium laser for full thic... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Beware!!!: A quick lift is a marketed name of a facelift developed by an emergency room physician. That's right... Do you want your plumber to fly the 747 you a... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
No: The hyperemia(redness) in a healing scar can peak as far out as 9 months after the procedure.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
None to a lot!: Ask for nerve blocks. If your doctor can't do this find another and it will be relatively painless. Infrared tightening can be done without anesthes... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Resurfacing: A mid depth peel or ablative later resurfcaing should work great with your skin type.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Happy eyes: Blepharoplasty can really play a large part in rejuvenating the central face. It can clean up bags and the tear trough and restore a bright and happy... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Sclerotherapy/laser: The best two modalities are injection with a sclerotherapeutic agent like hypertonic saline, or targeted laser treatment.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Its variable: The best way in general is a true abdominoplasty where your abdomenal wall is also addressed. If there is not too much loose skin, circumferential li... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Start w hydroquinone: I would recommend a 4-6 week course of hydroquinone before any energy modality other then bbl or ipl.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
3500-6000: A good thorough resurfacing should address both deep and superficial aspects of the skin. The general range is 3500-6000 dependent on skill and exper... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: Depending on the clinical findings and the occlusion (the way the teeth fit together) this may be very appropriate. A chin implant would be very inap... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Save your money!: The only cream that can actually have a beneficial effect on scars is retinoids acid or a retinal all others are a waste of your money. Pretty much a... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Laser and skin care: The best treatment for you would probably be twice daily Alpha hydroxy acid washes, twice daily microexfoliation. Nightly retinol, morning antioxidan... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Yes to some degree: Ablative lasers such as the erbium fractionated laser and many other modalities can thicken atrophic skin abd retinoic acid is very powerful for causi... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
It depends: There are many uses for a nd:yag laser and it depends on the area and goal from hair removal to skin tightening.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: Although a consultation with a qualified doctor is necerrary, application of retinoic acid early in the healing process can be helpful. For mature sc... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Two weeks: In general it is best to refrain from smoking for two weeks before and two weeks after surgery.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
No: Numerical age has a lot less to do with this decision than physical findings. The youngest facelift patient I have treated was 38 with a very square ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
It varies: A facelift does not describe one procedure and it is different in every surgeons hands. A good facelift is usually $8, 000 to 25, 0000. Avoid at all... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Fast transfer: Fat transfer is the only "natural augmentation" that works.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
8-12,000: In expert hands it should be between 8-12, 000 edepending on the type of lift and type of implant.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Yes!: Typically a small procedure is performed on the nipple to project it and the implant is placed. This is typically a great aesthetic improvement.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Retinol without mois: Flakiness and sensitive skin can actually be treated by use of a good antioxidant daily and believe it of not a short course of retionoic acid which w... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Absolutely not: People make all sorts of claims about stem cells and placenta. They are nearly all false.

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Dr. Povilas Vitenas
Dec 2, 2012
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HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
Hi, I would like to share my wonderful experience with Dr. Rian Maercks. I am a mother of 3 and I used to have beautiful natural breast before my 3 kids. And after 3 pregnancies along with breast f...Read More
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Dec 16, 2012
Dr. Maercks is the King of injectables! This is my second Botox and Juvederm treatment by Dr. Maercks and my results went far beyond my high expectations....I was more than pleased with the results an...Read More
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Thanks a lot doc. Is it available in the market as a product , if yes by what name n is it an ointment too?
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Duke University School of Medicine
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

University Hospital, Inc.

Awards

Unrestricted Research Grant, Misonix Medical
Unrestricted Research Grant, Integra Life Sciences
Unrestricted Educational Grant, Synthes

Affiliations

American Society for Reconstructive Transplantation
American Medical Association
Florida Medical Association

Publications

The vastus intermedius periosteal (VIP) flap. A novel flap for osteoinduction
Tertiary Plus Rhinoplasty: Recreating Deep Structural Subunits for Optimal Aesthetic Outcomes
Endoscopic Monobloc Advancement with Ultrasonic Osteotomy: A feasibility study.
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