Brent Moelleken MD, FACS

Beverly Hills, CA, US
Brent Moelleken MD, FACS

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

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.

Practice Specialization

Dr. Moelleken specializes in:
Superficial cheeklift
Cosmetic surgery of the face and body
Skin cancer reconstructions

Background & Certification

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery

Professional Background

Brent Moelleken, MD, FACS is a Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon that specializes in cosmetic surgery. He is double board certified by the American Board of Surgery and American Board of Plastic Surgery. He received his premedical, medical and surgical training at Harvard University, Yale University, UCSF and UCLA.

Dr. Moelleken has innovated numerous procedures, including, LALA graft® LiveFill®, the USIC® and LUSIC® cheeklifts, the 360 Facelift® to restore harmonious youth and beauty to the face, and the Hybrid tummy tuck®, a short incision tummy tuck procedure. Dr. Moelleken is one of three specialty-trained surgeons in the world to complete the yearlong Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship at UCLA. Dr. Moelleken has the prestigious FACS degree and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), Who's Who in the World and numerous medical and scientific organizations. He has been selected by Who’s Who in America’s Top Plastic Surgeons in Los Angeles, Ciudad’s “Top Doctors in Los Angeles”, and by Vogue Magazine as one of the “Top 10 Plastic Surgeons in America”. Results of Dr. Moelleken’s studies have been published in books, articles and the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, have been presented at several international meetings, and have appeared on numerous local and national television segments.

Dr. Moelleken is an Attending Surgeon and Associate Clinical Professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery at UCLA, where he often performs surgeries and teaches residents. Dr. Moelleken believes that art and biology combine to form the most harmonious, safe surgery possible. When you consult with Dr. Moelleken, you will receive a personalized surgical plan customized to your needs and expectations. From a mole removal to a 360 facelift®, all patients receive his individual attention. He encourages patients to seek several consultations and research the physicians’ credentials thoroughly before deciding on the right plastic surgeon.

Teaching Appointments

UCLA Medical Center, Division of Plastic Surgery

Publications and Presentations

Publications

  1. Moelleken BRW, Mathes SJ, Cann C, Simmons DJ, Ghafoori G. Long-term effects of tissue expansion on cranial and long bone development in Yucatan miniature swine. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 86(5): 825-834, 1990 (lead article)
  2. Moelleken BRW, Mathes SJ, Amerhauser A, Price D, Scheuenstuhl H, Hunt TK.  An adverse wound environment activates leukocytes prematurely. Archives of Surgery 126(11): 225-231, 1991.
  3. Longaker MT, Moelleken BRW, Cheng JC, Jennings RW, Minitrovich J, Levinsohn DG, Gordon L, Adzick NS, Harrison MR, Simmons D. Fetal fracture healing in a lamb model. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 90(2) 161-171, 1992 (lead article).
  4. Moelleken BRW, Amerhauser A, Mathes SJ. Color flow ultrasound in flap monitoring. Perspectives in Plastic Surgery 4(1): 112-122, 1990.
  5. Moelleken BRW, Mathes SJ, Amerhauser A. Flap monitoring techniques.Perspectives in Plastic Surgery 4(1): 94-111, 1990.
  6. Moelleken BRW, Mathes SJ, Cann C, Simmons DJ, Ghafoori G. Pressure mediated osteopenia associated with tissue expansion. Orthopedic Transactions, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 14(2):458, 1990.
  7. Moelleken BRW. Tamoxifen-Fluorouracil synergy in human breast cancer cell lines: correlating in vitro synergy with the current estrogen receptor model. Yale University: New Haven, 1985.
  8. Duncan B, Adzick NS, Bradley SM, Longaker MT, Crumbleholme TM, Levinsohn DG, Moelleken BRW, Chua J, Harrison MR, Kaban LB. An in utero model of craniosynostosis. Surgical Forum, Sept 1989.
  9. Moelleken BRW, Mathes SJ, Chang N. Latissimus dorsi muscle and musculocutaneous flaps in chest wall reconstruction. Surgical Clinics of North America 69:5, 977-990, 1989.
  10. Moelleken BRW, Longaker MT, Chang J, Simmons D, Genant H, Levinsohn D, Adzick NS, Harrison MR, Gordon L. Fetal fracture healing in: Fetal Wound Healing, ed Adzick NS, Longaker MT, Elsevier, 1992, p.125.
  11. Moelleken BRW. Growth factors in wound healing. In: Musculoskeletal Infection. National Institutes of Health- American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Workshop on Infection, ed Esterhai W, 1991.
  12. Moelleken BRW, Mathes SJ, Hunt TK. Effect of wound environment on neutrophil function. In: Musculoskeletal Infection. National Institutes of Health – American Acedemy of Orthopedic Surgery, ed Esterhai W, 1991.
  13. Moelleken BRW, Longaker MT, Cheng JC, Jennings RW, Minitrovich J, Levinsohn DG, Gordon L, Adzick NS, Harrison MR, Simmons D. Fetal fracture healing: histologic and radiologic correlates.  Surgical Forum, 1991.
  14. Moelleken BRW, Ritter E, Mathes SJ, Zhang BC, Ousterhout D. The intramandibular course of the inferior alveolar nerve: an Anatomic Study. Plastic Surgical Forum, 1991.
  15. Chang J, Moelleken BRW, Longaker MT, Simmons D, Levinsohn D, Adzick NS, Harrison MR, Gordon L. Fetal fracture healing in a prenatal lamb model. Orthopedic Transactions, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 1991.
  16. Anthony JP, Ritter E, Moelleken BRW. Inferior gluteal vessels in sacral wounds. Annals of Plastic Surgery 29(4), 1992.
  17. Duncan BW, Adzick NS, Moelleken BRW, Chua J, Bradley SM. Longaker MT, Levinsohn DG, Kaban LB. An in utero model of craniosynostosis Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 3(2): 70-8, 1992.
  18. Moelleken BRW, Mathes SJ, Amerhauser A, Price DC, Hunt TK. An adverse wound environment reduces leukocyte phagocytosis and protein synthesis. In:Immune Consequences of Trauma, Shock and Sepsis, ed Faist et al, Springer, Berlin, 1992.
  19. Ritter E, Moelleken BRW, Mathes SJ, Ousterhout D. The course of the inferior alveolar neurovascular canal in relation to sliding genioplasty. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 3(1):20, 1992.
  20. Amerhauser A, Moelleken BRW, Mathes SJ, Gooding G, Goldstein R, Callen P, Filly R. Color flow ultrasound for delineating microsurgical vessels: a clinical and experimental study. Annals of Plastic Surgery 30(3), 1993. (lead article)
  21. Duncan B, Adzick NS, Bradley SM, Longaker MT, Crumbleholme TM, Levinsohn DG, Moelleken BRW, Chua J, Harrison MR, Kaban LB. An in utero model of craniosynostosis. Surgical Forum, 1990.
  22. Moelleken BRW, Mathes SJ. Wound Healing. In Surgery: A Problem-Solving Approach, ed Davis, Sheldon, 2nd Edition, 1995.
  23. Cohen S, Moelleken BRW. Treatment of Burns. Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, ed Tierney, McPhee, Papadakis, Appleton and Lange, Detroit, 1995.
  24. Moelleken BRW, Eshima I, Lowenberg D. One-stage application of the Ilizarov apparatus with free muscle transfer and bone transport for large bony defects of the tibia. Plastic Surgical Forum, Sept, 1994.
  25. Cohen S, Moelleken BRW. Treatment of Burns. Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, ed Tierney, PcPhee, Papadakis, Appleton and Lange, Detroit, 1996.
  26. Moelleken BRW, Slate RK, Longaker MT. Fetal Bone Healing. Advances in Plastic Surgery, 1995.
  27. Cohen S, Moelleken BRW. Treatment of Burns. Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, ed Tierney, PcPhee, Papadakis, Appleton and Lange, Detroit, 1997.
  28. Moelleken BRW The Superficial Subciliary Cheeklift, A Technique for Rejuvenating the Infraorbital Region and Nasojugal Groove: Clinical Series of 71 Patients. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 104 (4), 1999.
  29. Cohen S, Moelleken BRW. Treatment of Burns. Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, ed Tierney, PcPhee, Papadakis, Appleton and Lange, Detroit, 1998.
  30. Binder WJ, Moelleken BRW, Tobias G. Aesthetic facial implants. In: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Thieme, 2000.
  31. Cohen S, Moelleken BRW. Treatment of Burns. Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, ed Tierney, McPhee, Papadakis, Appleton and Lange, Detroit, 1999.
  32. Cohen S, Moelleken BRW. Treatment of Burns. Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, ed Tierney, McPhee, Papadakis, Appleton and Lange, Detroit, 2000.
  33. Moelleken BRW, Protzel RM. Disarticulated Fascial-Fat Grafts Offer Superior Viability and Constancy Compared to Fat Injection for Facial Filling: Clinical, Histologic and 3-D CT Correlation.  Synopsis American Society of Plastic Surgeons Chicago Conference 2005
  34. Moelleken BRW. The Superficial Subciliary Cheeklift, A Technique for Rejuvenating the Infraorbital Region and Nasojugal Groove: Clinical Series of 71 Patients. [Correspondence] Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 105, (7), 2627, 2000.
  35. Cohen S, Moelleken BRW. Treatment of Burns. Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, ed Tierney, McPhee, Papadakis, Appleton and Lange, Detroit, 2001.
  36. Cohen S, Moelleken BRW. Treatment of Burns. Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, ed Tierney, McPhee, Papadakis, Appleton and Lange, Detroit, 2002.
  37. Cohen S, Moelleken BRW. Treatment of Burns. Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, ed Tierney, McPhee, Papadakis, Appleton and Lange, Detroit, 2003.
  38. Moelleken BRW. Surgery for Midfacial Rejuvenation. Facial Plastic Surgery, 19 (2) pp 209-221, 2003.
  39. Cohen R, Moelleken BRW. Burns: Diagnosis and Treatment. In: Current Consult- Medicine, ed Papadakis MA, McPhee SJ, Lange, pp. 206-207, 2005.
  40. Cohen S, Moelleken BRW. Treatment of Burns. Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, ed Tierney, McPhee, Papadakis, Appleton and Lange, Detroit, 2004.
  41. Cohen S, Moelleken BRW. Treatment of Burns. Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, ed Tierney, McPhee, Papadakis, Appleton and Lange, Detroit, 2005.
  42. Moelleken BRW, Protzel RM. Disarticulated Fascial-Fat Grafts Offer Superior Viability and Constancy Compared to Fat Injection for Facial Filling: Clinical, Histologic and 3-D CT Correlation.  Synopsis American Society of Plastic Surgeons Chicago Conference 2005.
  43. Moelleken BRW, Moelleken S. Fascial fat grafts vs. Fat injection in facial augmentation: results and technical considerations. Synopsis Hot Topics Presentation. Synopsis American Society of Plastic Surgeons Chicago Conference 2005
  44. Moelleken BRW. Disarticulated fascial fat Grafts Offer Superior Viability and Constancy Compared to fat Injection for Facial Filling: Clinical, Histologic and 3-D CT Correlation. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 116 (3), 30-31, 2005
  45. Moelleken BRW. Burns: Diagnosis and Treatment. In: Current Consult- Medicine, ed Papadakis MA, McPhee SJ, Lange, 2006.
  46. Cohen S, Moelleken BRW. Disorders Due to Physical Agents. Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, ed Tierney, McPhee, Papadakis, Appleton and Lange, Detroit, 2006.
  47. Cohen S, Moelleken B. Disorders Due to Physical Agents. Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, ed. Tierney McPhee Papadakis; Appleton and Lange, Detroit, 2007 48.Moelleken B. Burns: Diagnosis and treatment. In: Current Consult – Medicine, ed. Tierney McPhee Papadakis; Appleton and Lange 2007.
Abstracts
  1. Benz C, Moelleken BRW, Benz CL, Wiznitzer I. Steroid synergy in human breast and pancreatic carcinomas. 13th International Congress of Chemotherapy, Vienna, Austria, 1983.
  2. Benz C, Moelleken BRW, Cadman E. RNA and estrogen receptor effects associated with tamoxifen-fluorouracil synergy in breast cancer. American Association of Cancer Research 24, 1983.
  3. Moelleken BRW, Mathes SJ, Ghafoori G, Cann C. Effect of tissue expansion on bone development in neonatal Yucatan miniature swine. Plastic Surgery Research Council, Apr 1989.
  4. Moelleken BRW, Mathes SJ, Cann C, Ghafoori G, Simmons D. Effect of tissue expansion on underlying cranial and skeletal bone. Resident Research Day, Apr 1989.
  5. Moelleken BRW, Mathes SJ, Cann C, Simmons DJ, Ghafoori G. Pressure-mediated osteopenia associated with tissue expansion. Orthopedic Research Society, Feb 1990.
  6. Moelleken BRW, Mathes SJ, Ghafoori G. Tissue expansion and bony development. short and long term effects. International Tissue Expansion Meeting, Marseilles, France, Oct 3-5, 1989.
  7. Moelleken BRW, Mathes SJ, Cann C, Pytela R, Hunt TK. Musculocutaneous and random pattern wound environments influence neutrophil activation state.Resident Research Day, Apr 1990.
  8. Moelleken BRW, Mathes SJ, Amerhauser A, Pytela R, Price D. Individual wound environments determine neutrophil activation state. Plastic Surgery Research Council, April 18-21, 1990.
  9. Moelleken BRW, Mathes SJ, Pytela R, Price D, Amerhauser A, Hunt TK.  Musculocutaneous and random pattern flap environments influence neutrophil activation states. Surgical Infection Society, Jun 14-16, 1990.
  10. Moelleken BRW, Mathes SJ Growth factors in wound healing National Institutes of Health – American Academy of Orthpedic Surgeons Workshop on Infection, Nov 8-10, 1990.
  11. Moelleken BRW, Hunt TK. Neutrophil activation and wound environments.National Institutes of Health – American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Workshop on Infection, Nov 8-10, 1990.
  12. Moelleken BRW, Mathes SJ, Hunt TK. Adverse wound environments cause a reduction in neutrophil effectiveness. 2nd International Congress on the Immune Mechanisms of Trauma, Shock and Sepsis.  Mechanisms and Therapeutic Approaches, Mar 1991.
  13. Ritter E, Moelleken BRW, Mathes SJ, Zhang BC, Ousterhout D. The intramandibular course of the inferior alveolar nerve: an anatomic study.American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASPRS), May 1991.
  14. Chang J, Moelleken BRW, Longaker MT, Levinsohn D, Gordon L, Simmons D.  histologic findings in fetal fracture repair, Amer Acad Orthop Surg (AAOS), May 1991.
  15. Moelleken BRW, Longaker MT, Chang J, Jennings RW, Levinsohn D, Harrison MR, Gordon L, Simmons D. Fetal fracture healing Plastic Surgery Research Council, May 7 1991.
  16. Moelleken BRW, Longaker MT, Cheng JC, Jennings RW, Minitrovich J, Levinsohn DG, Gordon L, Adzick NS, Harrison MR, Simmons D. Fetal fracture healing: Histologic and Radiologic Correlates.  Surgical Forum, Oct 23 1991.
  17. Moelleken BRW, Mathes SJ, Hunt TK. Hypoxic wounds reduce neutrophil phagocytosis and protein synthesis. Proc Senior Residents’ Meeting, p.42, 27 May 1994.
  18. Moelleken BRW, Eshima I, Lowenberg D. One-stage application of the Ilizarov apparatus with free muscle transfer and bone transport for large bony defects of the tibia. American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (ASPRS), 28 Sept, 1994.
  19. Moelleken BRW, Seiffert L. Use of the interdomal ligament for columellar support in aesthetic rhinoplasty. California Society of Plastic Surgeons, 22 Mar, 1995.
  20. Moelleken BRW. Buccal fat excision for overly full cheeks. Fourth Annual Postgraduate Course, University of California, San Francisco, 21 June, 1997.
  21. Moelleken BRW. The subcutaneous cheeklift. California Society of Plastic Surgeons. 14 March, 1998.
  22. Moelleken BRW. The subcutaneous cheeklift. American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 2 May, 1998.
  23. Moelleken BRW. Midface rejuvenation. Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, University of California, Los Angeles, Division of Plastic Surgery. 27 August, 1998.
  24. Moelleken, BRW. The superficial cheeklift: 100 Clinical Cases. Annual UCSF Plastic Surgery Alumni Meeting, University of California, San Francisco., July, 1999.
  25. Moelleken BRW. Midfacial rejuvenation techniques. Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, University of California, Los Angeles. 31 August, 1999.
  26. Moelleken BRW. Midface Rejuvenation. In: Proc. Seventh Annual Postgraduate Course, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), 2001.
  27. Moelleken BRW, Protzel RM. Disarticulated Fascial-Fat Grafts Offer Superior Viability and Constancy Compared to Fat Injection for Facial Filling: Clinical, Histologic and 3-D CT Correlation.  Proc American Society of Plastic Surgeons Conference 2005, 24 Sept 2005.
  28. Fascial fat grafts vs. Fat injection in facial augmentation: results and technical considerations. Hot Topics Presentation. Proc American Society of Plastic Surgeons Conference 2005, 25 Sept 2005.
  29. Moelleken BRW, Moelleken S. Fascial fat Grafts (Disarticulated) demonstrate superior initial and long term viability than fat injection specimens: Histologic correlation with clinically observed phenomena, Proc. American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) Meeting, Orlando, pp 45-50, April 20-26, 2006.
Invited Presentations
  1. Language Assimilation of Molotschna and Chortitza Mennonite Low German Speakers after Emigration to Mexico. Annual Research Day, SUNY Albany, 8 June, 1979 (First Prize).
  2. Cross-Linguistic Examination of the Concept of Fate in Old English, Old High German, Middle High German and Old Saxon Literature. Annual Literature Award in English, Harvard University, 3 May, 1980 (First Prize).
  3. Tamoxifen-Fluorouracil Synergy in Breast Cancer Cell Lines. Thirteenth Annual International Congress of Chemotherapy, Vienna, Austria, 8 Sept, 1984.
  4. Resuscitation of the Trauma Patient. 3rd Annual War Course, 6253d US Army Reserve Corps, Letterman Army Medical Center, San Francisco, California, 10 Oct, 1988.
  5. Effect of tissue expansion on cranial and long bone development in Yucatan micro-pigs. Second Annual J. Engelbert Dunphy Resident Research Day, University of California, San Francisco, 3 Feb, 1989.
  6. Effect of tissue expansion on long bone and skeletal development in Yucatan miniature swine. Long term results. Annual Meeting of the Plastic Surgery Research Council, Atlanta, Georgia, 24 April, 1989.
  7. Tissue Expansion and Bony Development. Short and Long Term Effects. Third International Tissue Expansion Meeting, Marseilles, France, 5 Oct, 1989.
  8. Pressure Mediated Osteopenia Associated With Tissue Expansion. Orthopaedic Research Society, 36th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 4 Feb, 1990.
  9. Musculocutaneous and Random Pattern Wound Environments Determine Neutrophil State of Activation. 3rd Annual J Engelbert Dunphy Resident Research Day, U.C.S.F., San Francisco, CA, 2 Feb, 1990.
  10. Individual Wound Environments Determine Neutrophil Activation State. Annual Meeting of the Plastic Surgery Research Council, Washington, D.C., 21 Apr, 1990.
  11. Musculocutaneous and Random Pattern Wound Environments Determine Neutrophil Activation State. Annual Meeting of the Surgical Infection Society, Cincinnati, Ohio, 16 June, 1990.
  12. Wound Healing and Neutrophil Activation. National Institutes of Health Symposium- American Academy of Orthopedics, Dallas, Texas, 9 Nov, 1990.
  13. Adverse Wound Environments Cause a Reduction in Neutrophil Effectiveness. 2nd International Congress on the Immune Mechanisms of Trauma, Shock and Sepsis: Mechanisms and Therapeutic Approaches, 7 Mar 1991.
  14. Fetal fracture healing in a sheep model. 4th Annual J Engelbert Dunphy Resident Research Day, U.C.S.F., San Francisco, CA, 1 Feb, 1990.
  15. Head and Neck Cancer: Surgical Grand Rounds, University of California, San Francisco, 12 January, 1991.
  16. Moelleken BRW, Longaker MT, Chang J, Jennings RW, Levinsohn D, Harrison MR, Gordon L, Simmons D. Fetal Fracture Healing. Annual Meeting of the Plastic Surgery Research Council, Charlottesville, Virginia, 7 May 1991.
  17. Moelleken BRW, Longaker MT, Cheng JC, Jennings RW, Minitrovich J, Levinsohn DG, Gordon L, Adzick NS, Harrison MR, Simmons D. Fetal Fracture Healing: Histologic and Radiologic Correlates.  Surgical Forum, 23 Oct, 1991.
  18. Moelleken BRW, Mathes SJ. Fetal fracture healing. Surgical Grand Rounds, Dec 1991.
  19. Moelleken BRW, Mathes SJ. Color Flow Ultrasound in Microsurgical Monitoring. Surgical Grand Rounds, Dec, 1991.
  20. Moelleken BRW. Cleft Lip and Palate. Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, January 1993
  21. Moelleken BRW. Lip and Ear Reconstruction. Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, Feb 1993.
  22. Moelleken BRW. Head and Neck Reconstruction Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds Apr, 1993.
  23. Moelleken BRW. Color Flow Doppler in preoperative pedicle assessment. Reconstructive Surgery Symposium, 9 Apr 1994, San Francisco, California.
  24. Moelleken BRW, Mathes SJ, Hunt TK. Hypoxic wounds reduce neutrophil phagocytosis and protein synthesis. Senior Residents’ Meeting, 27 May 1994.
  25. Moelleken BRW, Eshima I, Lowenberg D. One-stage application of the Ilizarov apparatus with free muscle transfer and bone transport for large bony defects of the tibia. Amer Society of Plastic and Recoinstructive Surgeons (ASPRS), 28 Sept, 1994
  26. Moelleken BRW, Miller TA, Giacobazzi P. Facelift: Extended SMAS, Deep Plane and Composite Rhytidectomy: Anatomic Dissection and Presentation. U.C.L.A. Medical Center 29 Oct 1994.  (Instructional Course)
  27. Moelleken BRW. Liposuction and body contouring. Healthfest 1994. U.C.L.A.  Medical Center, 2 Oct, 1994.
  28. Moelleken BRW, Seiffert L. Use of the interdomal ligament for columellar support in aesthetic rhinoplasty. California Society of Plastic Surgeons, March 23, 1995.
  29. Moelleken BRW. Buccal fat excision for overly full cheeks. Fourth Annual Postgraduate Course, University of California, San Francisco, 21 June, 1997.
  30. Moelleken BRW. The subcutaneous cheeklift. California Society of Plastic Surgeons. 14 March, 1998
  31. Moelleken BRW. The subcutaneous cheeklift. American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 2 May, 1998.
  32. Moelleken BRW. Midface rejuvenation. Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, University of California, Los Angeles, Division of Plastic Surgery. 27 August, 1998.
  33. Moelleken, BRW. The superficial cheeklift: 100 Clinical Cases. Fifth Annual UCSF Plastic Surgery Alumni Meeting, University of California, San Francisco, July, 1999.
  34. Moelleken BRW. Midfacial rejuvenation techniques. Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, University of California, Los Angeles. 31 August, 1999.
  35. Moelleken BRW. Midface Rejuvenation. Seventh Annual Postgraduate Course, University of California, San Francisco, 21 June, 2001.
  36. Moelleken BRW. Midfacial Rejuvenation techniques. Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, University of California, Los Angeles. 14 June 2001.
  37. Moelleken BRW. Midfacial Rejuvenation techniques. Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, University of California, Los Angeles. 14 June 2001.
  38. Moelleken BRW. Facelift and midfacial dissections. Moelleken BRW. Ninth Annual Postgraduate Course, University of California, San Francisco, 19 June, 2003.
  39. Moelleken BRW. Eyelid and Brow Rejuvenation. Ninth Annual Postgraduate Course, University of California, San Francisco, 21 June, 2003.
  40. Moelleken BRW. Midfacial Rejuvenation: Advances and Technical Commentary.  Ninth Annual Postgraduate Course, University of California, San Francisco, 20 June, 2003.
  41. Moelleken BRW. Superficial Cheeklift and Midfacial Rejuvenation Techniques: 400 Consecutive Patients. Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). 13 July, 2004
  42. Moelleken BRW. Superficial Cheeklift and Midfacial Rejuvenation Techniques:  400 Consecutive Patients. Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). 13 July, 2004
  43. Moelleken BRW. LiveFill™: A New Method of Autologous Tissue Augmentation: 100 Consecutive Patients. Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). 13 July, 2004.
  44. Moelleken BRW. Disarticulated Fascial-Fat Grafts Offer Superior Viability and Constancy Compared to Fat Injection for Facial Filling: Clinical, Histologic and 3-D CT Correlation. ASPS National Conference, Chicago, 24 Sept, 2005.
  45. Moelleken BRW, Protzel R. Fascial fat grafts vs. Fat injection in facial augmentation: results and technical considerations. Hot Topics Presentation. Proc American Society of Plastic Surgeons Conference 2005, 25 Sept 2005.
  46. Moelleken BRW, Moelleken SM. Fascial Fat Grafts (Disarticulated) demonstrate superior initial and long term viability than fat injection specimens: Histologic correlation with clinically observed phenomena. Proc. ASAPS Meeting, Orlando, April 20-26. Pp 45-50.
  47. Moelleken B. Operative Workshop: Forehead, Midface, Periorbita. The Hamburg Circle for Aesthetic Surgery, 6th International Meeting; August 25, Hamburg, Germany.
  48. Moelleken B. Midface Lift: the superficial technique: the ultrashort incision cheek lift: a subciliary procedure for rejuvenating the lower eyelid and cheek-lid junction: experience with 100 consecutive patients. The Hamburg Circle for Aesthetic Surgery, 6th Inteernational Meeting; August 26, Hamburg, Germany.
  49. Moelleken B. Fascial fat grafts with facelift: Disarticulated fascial fat grafts have superior short and long term survival compared to fat injection: 3-D CT scan, Histologic, long term comparisons.  The Hamburg Circle for Aesthetic Surgery, 6th Inteernational Meeting; August 26, Hamburg, Germany.
  50. Moelleken B. Composite fat-fascial grafts. 2nd Annual Bariatric Plastic Surgery Workshop, Amelia Island, Florida, November 4, 2006
  51. Moelleken B. Ethnic Plastic Surgery. National Endowment for Journalism, 2 December, 2006.
  52. Moelleken BRW. Fast recovery facelift with ARTISS – a Novel Fibrin Sealant for Adhering Skin Flaps. 2nd International iConference on Plastic Surgery of the Head and Neck, Madrid Spain, 03 March 2011.
  53. Moelleken BRW. ARTISS sealant Facelift. Discussion and Live Surgery. 2nd International iConference on Plastic Surgery of the Head and Neck, Madrid Spain, 03 March 2011.

Awards & Honors

First Prize, Surgical Infection Society Marion Fellowship 1989-90
Phi Beta Kappa (Sophomore year), Purdue University

Deans Scholar, Purdue University

Regents Scholar, Purdue University

First in Class, Davis Senior High School

First in Class, Purdue University

First in Class, SUNY Albany

First in Class, Harvard University

Thesis Honors, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Academic Training Grant in Trauma and Burns 1992

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

UCLA Medical Center, Attending Surgeon, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Attending Surgeon Century City Hospital, Attending Surgeon Cottage Hospital of Santa Barbara St. Francis Hospital of Santa Barbara West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Hospital (UCLA)

Society Memberships

Fellowship trained, Aesthetic Surgery, UCLA Fellow,
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
California Society of Plastic Surgeons
Santa Barbara County Medical Society
Los Angeles County Medical Association (LACMA)
Los Angeles Society of Plastic Surgeons (LASPS)
Los Angeles Surgical Society
American Medical Association
California Medical Association
American Academy for the Advancement of the Sciences (AAAS)
Wound Healing Society, Founding Member
Member, Lipoplasty Society of North America

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