Dr. Max Polo, Expert Plastic Surgeon in Miami

Dr. Max Polo is a board-certified plastic surgeon in the prime of his career. He has been in private practice in South Florida for 22 years. After building a reputation as one of the premier plastic surgeons in Miami over more than 11 years of successful solo practice, Dr. Polo was invited to join the prestigious Miami Plastic Surgery group in 2014. Dr. Polo’s practice has since been focused on both non-surgical and cosmetic surgery procedures for the face, breasts and body. He skillfully performs aesthetic facial injectable procedures, including: neuromodulators (i.e. Botox), dermal and soft tissue fillers, Kybella, and threadlifts. Dr. Polo also capably performs many aesthetic facial surgeries, including: InMode – FaceTite RFAL/skin tightening, brow lifts, blepharoplasty, face lifts, neck lifts, and neck liposuction. Dr. Polo’s greatest experience and proficiency, however is in breast and body contouring procedures, including:  breast augmentation, breast lifts (mastopexy), breast reduction, liposuction, fat transfer for gluteal and breast augmentation, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and Aveli cellulite treatments, buttock and thigh lifts, and arm lifts (brachioplasty). Dr. Polo has extensive past experience performing the most complex breast, body and facial reconstruction for cancer and trauma. He believes that this background, combined with his equally extensive experience with aesthetic procedures, makes him ideally suited to perform the most complex revision aesthetic surgery, particularly for the breasts and body. Many individuals, with dissatisfaction or complications following previous plastic surgery procedures, seek out Dr. Polo’s valuable skill set for these sophisticated services.

Dr. Polo is board-certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. He received his initial board certification in 2003 and successfully completed re-certification in 2013. He annually completes continuing education for maintenance of certification.  Dr. Polo is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the Miami Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has been recognized in his field by peers and by corporate industry through election to several positions of leadership. He is a past president of the Miami Society of Plastic Surgeons and served on its executive committee for four years. He is the current President of the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons, and has served as a member of their Board of Directors for the past several years. He has been recognized as being among America’s Top Plastic Surgeons by Castle Connolly for the past several consecutive years.

Dr. Polo was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. He is of Cuban and Italian descent and is bilingual in English and Spanish. Dr. Polo is a graduate of Tampa Jesuit High School. He received an Ivy League undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Biology. He then went on to earn his doctorate degree from the University Of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Polo completed eight years of post-graduate surgery specialty training, including two residencies and an elective fellowship. His residency in General Surgery was performed at the Brooklyn South Surgical Training Program at Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. There he received honors as the “Intern of the Year” following his initial year in training, and as the “Chief Resident of the Year” following his final year in training. Dr. Polo then further pursued his interests in wound healing, abnormal scarring and tissue engineering through an elective fellowship at the University of South Florida and the Institute for Tissue Regeneration, Repair and Rehabilitation in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Polo then went on to finalize his extensive education and training, through a prestigious Plastic Surgery residency, at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Dr. Polo’s academic experience includes many national presentations and publications in peer reviewed journals. He was honored by the American Burn Association with the Carl A. Moyer Award for outstanding research. Dr. Polo’s areas of special academic interest include tissue regeneration and tissue engineering, and breast implant and soft tissue filler product development. Dr. Polo commits much of his time toward educating medical students, residents and fellows. He currently serves as a voluntary clinical assistant professor with the department of surgery at the Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.

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Maria Ham, Patient Coordinator

Miami Plastic Surgery®’s Patient Care Team considers it a pleasure and a privilege to guide you through this exciting experience. From your first contact through your recovery and follow-up visits our team is your personal healthcare concierge. Our knowledgeable, collaborative, and compassionate patient care approach is rooted in our commitment to your safety, privacy and superior results. As evidenced by our warm patient testimonials, every step-of-the-way we are your partners in personalized cosmetic enhancement and well-being.


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