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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 2016-08-23

Is there a Doctor or a Plastic Surgeon in the United States that has the LASEmaR 800-808-nm diode laser made by Eufoton, Trieste, Italy? I had medical grade Silicone injected into my nasal labial folds, under my eyes, in my cheeks, chin. For years there was not a problem, until the last two years or…

2 Answers
Brent Moelleken, MD, FACS
Answered: 2016-11-17
Silicone injections are a big problem. The silicone typically takes years to manifest itself, and by the time it does, it is not removable. The treatment is usually symptomatic to the areas that use the biggest problem. Patients often require multiple surgeries. Sorry for the bad news! Silicone is a bad filler and should not be used on any patient, in my opinion.
Asked 2016-05-08

Hello, My wife is 28 years old and recently did a filler procedure with "StretchCare" (Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamins, DHEA). We did this procedure in Poland on a recognized clinic (http://en.klinikakolasinski.pl/). My wife noticed "sagging" of the skin along the jawline, the middle 2/3 of the jaw…

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Brent Moelleken, MD, FACS
Answered: 2016-11-17
Any treatment is likely to cause swelling and make the area look better for a time. What is more important is what long term correction the treatment gives. Subcutaneous injection of many of the substances you are mentioning hasn't been shown to offer any benefit to the patient (aside from the hyaluronic acid, if it is formulated by a reputable company). Evaluation by a few board certified plastic surgeons may be beneficial.
Asked 2016-05-12

1) September 2014 - breast lift with augmentation (550cc), lollipop incision. Results were perfect! Loved it! ... About 9 months later, the left implant bottomed out. 2) August 2015 - 1st revision: added Seri (internal bra) to correct bottoming out... severe scarred tissue adhesion and puckering in…

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Brent Moelleken, MD, FACS
Answered: 2016-11-17
It may be time for a fresh perspective on your problems if your surgeon doesn't have further suggestions for you. Perhaps a different board certified plastic surgeon might be able to see the problems in a different light. Your surgery will be quite complex, so make sure the surgeon has a great deal of experience with revision breast surgery and has a plan that makes sense.
Asked 2016-06-07

I purchased a high frequency skin care device. On trying the first treatment, the wand would not move around my face smoothly. Do I need to apply a lotion or serum before treatment?

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Brent Moelleken, MD, FACS
Answered: 2016-11-17
Be careful when you use skin tightening devices on the face. They can melt the fat in some patients causing a problem that is difficult to correct. Make sure that your surgeon is familiar with the various minimally invasive treatments as well as treating problems from them.

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