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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 2014-06-04

I had breast augmentation seven months ago. My left breast is smaller then my right one. When I went from a 32A to a 32C (350 cc's) my left nipple is about 3 inches higher then my right one. Is it possible to have surgery to enlarge my left breast to even it with my right breast or would I have to…

2 Answers
Brent Moelleken, MD, FACS
Answered: 2016-11-17
It is entirely possible to do different surgeries on each breast if there is an asymmetry present. Asymmetry cases are always technically difficult, so make sure your prospective board certified plastic surgeon is experienced in such cases.
Asked 2014-01-15

I have an area on my upper chest with many very visible surface capillaries that appeared after radiation therapy for breast cancer. They are not raised. Can I have them treated with a laser?

3 Answers
Brent Moelleken, MD, FACS
Answered: 2016-11-17
There are many lasers with different wavelengths for different sized veins. It is a good idea to consult with a surgeon who lives and breathes lasers and can guide you to which laser would get the optimal result.
Asked 2014-09-09

I have an inquiry about the facial implants. Are they safe and stable in cheeks or chin or forehead if they could keep getting pressurized in a situation like airline flights? Is there a possibility of a bone erosion by them? Which is the better choice between the implants and the fillers if I want…

2 Answers
Brent Moelleken, MD, FACS
Answered: 2016-11-17
These are very technical questions that will depend you a doctor examining you face to face. To answer the pressure issue, there is not thought to be a problem with pressurization and the usual implants.
Asked 2015-05-26

I recently had chalazion surgery and fat was also removed from the upper eyelid. My eye is no longer almond shaped. The size of the chalazion was 5 mm. Should I consider fat transfer to restore the shape of my eye? How much will be the cost?

3 Answers
Brent Moelleken, MD, FACS
Answered: 2016-11-17
When you are considering revision eyelid surgery, it is best to consult with a surgeon who has considerable experience. There are several techniques that are available for augmenting fat in various areas of the face.

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