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About Brent Moelleken, MD, FACS

Introduction
Dr. Moelleken specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face, and is known for the superficial cheeklift operation, a surgery to rejuvenate the lower eye and cheek area. Surgery should be individualized and tailored for each patient, with attention to "covering tracks" and establishing a natural appearance.

Professional Background

Dr. Moelleken has innovated various procedures including LiveFill®, autologous fat-fascial grafts; the USIC® & LUSIC® cheeklifts, short incision cheeklifts; the 360 Facelift®, a comprehensive natural appearing facelift procedure; and the Hybrid Tummy Tuck®, a short incision tummy tuck for fit moms. He believes in publishing the results of his innovations in peer-reviewed journals. Results of Dr. Moelleken’s studies have been published in books, articles and the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal; have been presented at various international meetings.

He has been selected by Marquis’ Who’s Who in America’s Top Plastic Surgeons in Los Angeles, LA Magazine’s “Top Doctors in Los Angeles”, and is on numerous Top Doctors Lists including Vogue Magazine’s.

Education & Training

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
General Surgery Internship, University of California, San Francisco 1985 – 1986
General Surgery Residency, University of California, San Francisco 1985 – 1992
General Surgery Chief Resident, University of California, San Francisco 1991 – 1992
Plastic Surgery Research Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco (Dr. Stephen J Mathes), and the Fetal Treatment Center (Dr. Thomas K Hunt, Dr. Michael R. Harrison) 1988 – 1990
Plastic Surgery Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco 1992-1994
Plastic Surgery Chief Resident, University of California, San Francisco 1993-1994
Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles 1994-1995
Private Practice, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Beverly Hills, California 1995-present

Locations

Practice, Brent Moelleken MD, FACS

601 E Arrellaga St
#103
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
United States

Practice, Brent Moelleken MD, FACS

120 S Spalding Dr
#110
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
United States

Questions Answered

Questions Answered
Asked 2016-10-28

I was born with abnormally muscular arms. Being a female this has made me insecure to the point, where I hardly ever go out. I was wondering if a fat transfer to my arms would be possible. The only problem I think a surgeon might face is the skin around my arm is quite taught and not elastic.

5 Answers
Brent Moelleken, MD, FACS
Answered: 2016-11-17
Fat transfer to the arms is possible but will have the usual risks of fat transfer, including lumpiness that may be difficult to correct.
Asked 2016-11-07

Hi, I have saline implants for last 8 years that I did in USA through TUBA procedure, on top of the muscle. I am pregnant now, 14 weeks, and would like to take it out. I have contacted three different doctors in USA and they all say it could be easily taken out with a local anesthetics, and it is…

6 Answers
Brent Moelleken, MD, FACS
Answered: 2016-11-17
I can't recommend a specific doctor to do the removal procedure, but consulting with several well regarded, experienced board certified plastic surgeons is a good start.
Asked 2014-06-23

I am 12 mos. post op and my breasts are beautiful but they HURT!!!!!! I weigh 114 lbs. and have silicone 425. I do not want to remove them but have a chronic high (13000) wbc count and worry my body is perceiving the implants as an intruder. What are my options? Is it dangerous to not remove them…

3 Answers
Brent Moelleken, MD, FACS
Answered: 2016-11-17
Definitely see a board certified plastic surgeon for an evaluation. It is possible that your white count is related to your breast implants, but also possible it is not. If they are bottoming out, there are solutions for that as well.
Asked 2016-10-27

I had a lumpectomy done on my right breast about 3 years ago. I experienced an infection during the healing process which did eventually go way. Recently my scar looks to be swollen and extremely itchy should I go see my doctor or could it be dry skin?

5 Answers
Brent Moelleken, MD, FACS
Answered: 2016-11-17
It is a good idea to have an evaluation by a board certified plastic surgeon rather than to solve your problem on the internet. It is possible there could be a late problem related to your biopsy.

Additional Information

Board Certifications
American Board of Surgery (ABS)
American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)
Society Memberships
The Aesthetic Society
American Academy for the Advancement of the Sciences (AAAS)
American Medical Association (AMA)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
California Medical Association (CMA)
California Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Los Angeles County Medical Association (LACMA)
Los Angeles Society of Plastic Surgeons (LASPS)
Los Angeles Surgical Society
Santa Barbara County Medical Society
The Aesthetic Society
Wound Healing Society, Founding Member
Hospital Affiliation(s)
UCLA Medical Center, Attending Surgeon
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Attending Surgeon
West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Hospital (UCLA)
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Contact
Contact

Brent Moelleken, MD, FACS

Practice, Brent Moelleken MD, FACS

601 E Arrellaga St
#103
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
United States

Practice, Brent Moelleken MD, FACS

120 S Spalding Dr
#110
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
United States