** Results may vary, model sample for illustrative purposes only.

Face PET Lift
Point of Elevation Tissue

Dr. Desouza, an experienced cosmetic surgeon, has developed a concept called PET Lift, short for point of elevation tissue. This concept allows adults between 35 and 45 to get a refreshed look as they are not ready for a complete surgical facelift yet.

Older people can also take advantage of PET and rejuvenate their appearance. However, a more comprehensive plan might be required to help certain areas of the face where fat volume diminished due to aging, such as the cheekbones. In this case, PET can be combined with fillers and other non-invasive procedures for an even more refreshed outcome.

three beautiful woman with great face features

No cuts, No Threads, No Surgery!

Do you want to find out if you are a good candidate? Complete an online consultation. To schedule a date for a PET Lift procedure, call us at:  ‪(305) 443-3373‬. 

Online Consultation

PET Plans 

Select a Plan That Fits Your Needs

PET Beauty

from $199/Mo

  • Treat the 7 drops
  • Local Anesthesia **

Recommended for ages 35+

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PET Enhancer

from $249/Mo

  • Treat the 7 drops
  • Local Anesthesia **
  • Point of toxin (injectables/fillers)

Recommended for ages 35+

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PET Ultimate

from $299/Mo

  • Treat the 7 drops
  • Liposuction of the chin
  • Point of toxin (injectables/fillers)
  • Local Anesthesia **

Recommended for ages 40+

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** The plans shown above include local anesthesia. We also offer general anesthesia if you are uncomfortable being awake during the process. However, this change might require a different treatment plan and can add additional costs. 

Before & After

** Results may vary for each person.

Woman Before Face PET Lift
Woman showing results after PET Lift
Before Face PET Lift surgery
After Face PET Lift surgery

Same Day Results

These before and after photos were taken on the same day of the procedure. ** Results may vary for each person.

front side view of a PET lift surgery
head side view of a PET lift before procedure
head side view of a PET lift after procedure

PET Test

How is the test performed?

Using the mirror in the comfort of their home, the patient using only two fingers, can perform the PET TEST and see if they are a candidate for the procedure.

  1. Position yourself in front of the mirror.
  2. Place the index and middle finger between your eyes and ears.
  3. Pull the skin towards the back.
PET Test by Dr. De Souza

7 Drops

What are the 7 drops of the face?

Areas of the face are affected by aging and start to develop droopiness, loss of volume, and drop.

  1. Eyebrows can lower the position.
  2. The upper eyelid can become a slight fat covering the eyelashes.
  3. The lower eyelid gives a weary-eyed look where eyes look tired.
  4. Tear trough between the lower eyelid and upper cheek.
  5. The break lipstick is bleeding.
  6. Fat in the jawline, also known as a double chin or excess fat in the lower jaw.
  7. Tip of the nose can also be affected, and notice some drops.
7 Drops PET Lift

Q&A Videos

Dr. De Souza answers common questions about PET Lift.

Dr. De Souza designed PET to treat patients that do not want surgery, and the traditional non-invasive procedures such as thread, injectables, and fillers are not doing the job. What does anatomy teach us about aging? You probably don't realize, but we use anatomy to guess people's age. The methodology we employ as humans is by looking at and examining various physical factors in a person's face, such as wrinkles, droopiness, and hair.

Precision, Comfort & Safety

Multiple PET Lift

is PET Lift Reversible?

PET Lift vs Facelift

PET Lift Recovery

PET Lift Risks?

How long does it last?

Dr. De Souza

Meet Dr. Alexandre De Souza, the creator of PET Lift.

International experience and recognition among US peers.


  • 1975 – 1978 College: Colégio Roma/ Pitagoras – Minas Gerais Brazil.


  • Medical School: Graduação Faculdade de Ciências Médicas de Minas Gerais.


  • General Surgery/Cirurgia Geral: 5 Years/5 Anos.


  • 04/83 – 12/83 Internship, São Lucas Hospital - Minas Gerais, Brazil.
  • 02/84 – 12/84 Internship, MilitaryPolice Hospital - Belo Horizonte MG, Brazil.
  • 01/85 – 03/86 General Surgery Training San Francisco Hospital, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
  • 03/86 – 01/88 Plastic Surgery Training - Felicio Rocho Hospital (member of the American Hos-pital Association).
  • 09/90 – 12/90 Cosmetic Plastic Surgery training at Ivo Pitanguy Clinic. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Hospital São Francisco. Medical Center of Delaware, USA serviço Dr. Baker. West Virginia University, USA. 5 anos.
  • 03/88 – 03/89 Fellowship, Plastic surgery at University of Alabama. Birmingham, Alabama.
  • 07/90 – 08/90 Fellowship, Plastic surgery at University of Miami. Miami, Florida.
  • 08/92 – 06/93 Fellowship, Division of Plastic Surgery at University of Alabama Birmingham, Alabama.
  • 04/92 – 06/92 Fellowship, Plastic Surgery with visiting pro-fessor status at Medical College of Georgia. Augusta, Georgia.
  • 04/92 – 6/92 Microsurgery training, Division of Plastic Sur-gery, Medical College of Georgia. Augusta, Georgia.
  • 07/01/93 – 06/30/95 General Surgery Residency, Medical Center of Delaware. Wilmington, Delaware.
  • 07/01/95 – 06/30/96 General Surgery Training, West Vir-ginia University Hospital. Morgan-town, West Virginia.
  • 07/01/96 – 04/23/97 General Surgery training, West Vir-ginia University Hospital. Morgan-town, West Virginia.
  • 08/ 12/ 2000 Master Degree 3.5 (Cum Laude) Medicine & Sur.
  • Board certified by the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery.
  • Board certified by the Brazilian Medical Association.
  • Board Certified by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.
  • Member of the American Anatomy Association.
  • Controlled substance registration certificate number: 805537139 issued 7/13/00.
  • Candidate member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Brazilian license number: 17470/MG.
  • American license by the West Virginia Board of Medicine: 18860 issued 1/13/97. Florida License: ME 115539.
  • ECFMG number: 0-431-127-0.
  • American Federal Medical License FLEX: Passed 06/93.
  • Fellow of the International College of Physicians.
  • Master Degree in Medicine and Surgery.


  • SBCP Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery ( Partner of American Society of Plastic Surgery ASPRS) Since 1990.
  • Aprovação como membro da Sociedade Brasileira de Cirurgia plástica em 1990.
  • Fellowship I: University of Alabama, USA.
  • Fellowship II: University of Alabama, USA.
  • Fellowship III: serviço Professor Ives Gerad Illous, Paris, France.
  • Fellowship IV: serviço Dr. Ivo Pitanguy, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
  • Visit professor: Medical Center of Georgia, USA.
  • 1989 Doctor of the Year, Patos de Minas, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
  • 1991 Doctor of the Year, Patos de Minas, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
  • 1991 Community Service Award by Patos de Minas City Hall, Minas Gerais Brazil.
  • 1994 Award by the American College of Surgeons for the best clinical surgical paper.
  • 2021 Top South Florida Doctor APYX Medical.
  • 4/89-3/92 - Chief of Plastic Surgery, São Lucas Hospital, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
  • 4/89-2/90 - Medical Director, São Lucas Hospital, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
  • 1/91-3/92 - Director of Plastic Patos Clinic, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
  • 1/91-1/92 - Vice-President of UNIMED (Ethical Counsil), Minas Gerais, Brazil.
  • 1/85-1/88 - Member of the Infection Commission, Felício Rocho Hospital (Member of the American Hospital Association), Minas Gerais, Brazil.
  • 1/91-5/92 - President of AMAC (Minas Gerais State Association for Inborn Deformities in Children), Minas Gerais, Brazil.
  • 10/97-4/99 - Associate Plastic Surgeon at Roane General Hospital, Spencer, West Virginia.
  • 4/99 - Active staff plastic surgeon, Roane General Hospital, Spencer, West Virginia.
  • 3/2002-2004 - Chief Satff, Roane General Hospital, Spencer, West Virginia Coordenator, Skin care & wound healing services, Roane General Hospital.
  • 2/2003-2004 - Chief of Staff (Re-elected), Roane General Hospital, Spencer WV 25276.
  • 2004-2011 - Medical Director, Surface Medical Spas of Charleston, Charleston, WV, USA.
  • 2004-2011 - President and CEO, Doctors Express Club, Charleston, WV, USA.
  • 2004-2012 - President MDA Inc., Spencer, WV, USA Professor and Scientific Director of SKIN FITNESS and Souza & Moraes Courses.
  • 2010 to present - Professor of Anatomy in Plastic Surgery at Miami Anatomy Research Center.
  • 2012 to present - Professor of Anatomy PIT100 PROGRAM, Miami, Florida.
  • 2014 to present - Medical Director/ Wellness BrasilClinics, Miami, Florida.
  • 2014 to present - Plastic Surgeon Larkin Hospital Miami.
  • 2020 to present - Medical Director/ Plastic Surgeon Coral Gables, Miami, FL.

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