Brent Moelleken, MD

Brent Moelleken, MD

Brent Moelleken, MD

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For a lovely and totally natural result, Dr Brent is my #1 choice

As always Dr Brent consistently under promises and over delivers on all aspects of his procedures, support and work ethic. I have had a number of facial procedures performed by Dr Brent and I would recommend him to anyone who asked my advice because my results are so natural that my own parents still do not know I have anything done! Also, his loyal staff who treat me with absolute kindness...


Highly Recommend!!

I have been going to see Dr. Brent for Botox for about 10 years - and he is always so professional, and the results are excellent. Somehow he manages to artfully "airbrush" the Botox so that it's not obvious that I even have HAD Botox in the first place.... I can still move my eyebrows, make all of my facial movements, and never ever has it ever looked "overdone". He is an artist and I will...

Revision Rhinoplasty

Thank God for Doctor Moelleken

I would never let another Plastic Surgeon touch my face after having Dr. Moelleken take care of me. I had such a complicated rhinoplasty, not only did Dr. Moelleken fix everything that was wrong on the inside, he made the outside so much more pleasing! It took years off my face. Since then I've seen Dr. Moelleken for other tweaks on my face as he brings everything into balance. It's...


Very Hapoy

I have spent the majority of my life in the sun. For my 60th birthday I really wanted a Facelift, but was worried that the lack of elasticity in my skin would leave me looking "pulled" or "done". Dr. Moelleken showed me how his Mid-face lift helps eliminate the "pulled" look. I told him I didn't need to look 50 again, I just wanted to look good for my age. Yesterday was 30 days after my...

Tummy Tuck

Terrific hybrid tummy tuck

I had a hybrid tummy tuck due to significant diastisis recti after two pregnancies. I'm 6 months post op now. My abs are flat from front and side, I have a smaller waist and my belly button is no longer herniated. Dr. M was very kind, friendly and thorough before, day of and for follow ups. Staff is really sweet. I feel I picked the best out there.

Tummy Tuck

Top Doc, Top Staff, Top results!

I had a hernia repair in the upper portion of my abs and was trying to find a Dr. that would approach the repair and also replace my saline implants and Dr. Moelleken was my guy. Implants replaced, hernia fixed. I had a complication as well, which unfortunately happens and Dr. Moelleken jumped in fixed it and and my tummy is as tight and flat as a board. We discussed in detail what the...


Great experience!

I had a great experience with Dr. Moelleken and his staff the consultation to the after care! The consultation was comprehensive and Dr. Moelleken was approachable and easy to ask questions. All the staff was helpful with suggestions on where to stay when coming from out of state, communication before surgery, how to transport to the aftercare facility and scheduling follow up appointments.

Scar Removal

Great experience

The customer service was awesome! I came here quite a while ago to get some laser services for a knee scar and they really took care of me. Crystal is also fantastic!! I would definitely refer friends and family here!

Breast Implant Removal

Upfront and Personal with the "Full Mommy" - Beverly Hills, CA

Once again, Dr. Brent Moelleken reaffirms that he is not only an exceptional Plastic Surgeon, but a true artist in his craft. He is a surgeon who actually understands what "natural results" look like so you look like you, only better, not some Hollywood characture. I have worked with other surgeons before on breast implants and so I have some experience to cross compare. Dr. Brent Moelleken does the most precise and discreet stitch work I have seen. Ladies this is important because clean beautiful stitches provide a clean beautiful opportunity for minimized scarring. My husband agrees so much so that he stated...that Dr. Moelleken is the only plastic surgeon who should touch my breasts again, all though I am reasonably certain this explant and lift procedure should be my breast finale. Penny, and Crystal are such a great support team too and I always find that they both make my entire experience from consultation to multiple followup visits easy and welcoming. From the moment surgery is complete, Dr. Brent is personally always available to answer questions or concerns. If there is an issue, he is available to help resolve it, sometimes accommodating, even at the earliest of morning hours! His longterm surgical team deserves a "shout out" as well. They are incredible. His Doctor for sedation, is so gentle and I just went from surgical prep to recovery seamlessly and as if by magic. His surgical nurse puts one at ease with her expertise and understanding empathetic nature. They are all a fantastic well honed team, this Moelleken Surgical Family. I believe, after having multiple procedures, that with Dr. Moelleken, I have found the "High Standards" and "Natural Results" that I consider paramount for Plastic Surgery and for me, there is no need to go to anyone else. Plus, he is a real genuine, not Beverly Hills arrogant kind of gentleman, who listens, gives sincere opinions, and has a nice subtle sense of humor.

Injectable Fillers

Beautiful results from lip filler thanks to Dr Moelleken

Great doctor. Beautiful results! I was initially hesitant to use lip filler, so I went to Dr Moelleken because of his stellar reputation. He put my mind at ease and I knew it would look natural. My lower lip has always been full, but my upper lip was becoming less full and uneven as I aged (I also smoke). Below is a photo hours after injection. Very even and symetrical. I'm so happy! The...

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Personal Statement

Dr. Moelleken believes in highly customized innovative solutions to help fulfill the patient's aesthetic goals, both surgical and minimally invasive, with procedures such as the Hybrid Tummy Tuck, LiveFill, the 360 Facelift, and a full spectrum of minimally invasive laser and radiofrequency devices.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)

Consultation Fee

$50 consult fee if you mention

Awards & Recognition

Super Doctors
Super Doctors Blue Ribbon Panel
Top 10 plastic surgeons in America, Vogue Magazine
Who's Who in the World
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Moelleken has hospital affiliations at UCLA Medical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, Purdue University, 1979
    Graduate: Harvard University, 1980
    Medical: MD, Yale Medical School, 1985
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, UCSF, 1992
    Plastic Surgery, UCSF, 1994
    Fellowship: Aesthetic Surgery, UCLA, 1995

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I am two weeks out of Mommy Makeover(breast lift/aug/mini tummy tuck w/muscle repair) surgery. Legs aching at night?

In my opinion leg pain after a tummy tuck should be treated as a blood clot, with an examination and usually an ultrasound to rule that out.  You may ... READ MORE

Umbilical Hernia Surgery Before or During Tummy Tuck?

My strong preference is to repair hernias, umbilical, epigastric, incisional, inguinal, other types, at the time of the tummy tuck.  However I b... READ MORE

Surgery to make post tummy-tuck dime-slit belly button bigger? 7 weeks post op. (photos)

There may be reasons the belly button looks as it does, i.e. hernia repair, native size of the belly button, post surgical swelling etc.You may want... READ MORE

4 years post op. My nipples are already looking down (Photo)

Two thoughts:  first, large implants tend to cause the breasts to droop quickly.  Second, your nipples are positioned a bit low so they could be... READ MORE

My breasts are saggy due to significant weight fluctuation. Do I need a breast lift or will implants suffice? (Photo)

It's always best to lose whatever weight you are going to lose prior to any surgery.  Almost certainly, you will benefit from a breast lift, and ... READ MORE

I have been diagnosed with a hematoma almost 2 week post op and instructed to just rest and medicate.

Significant hematomas after breast augmentation should generally be drained in the operating room.  If it is a very small hematoma in the skin i... READ MORE

What I'm wanting to know is whether or not a person's BMI plays a part in eyelid surgery and if so how?

A high BMI might not affect the eyelid surgery itself, but it can increase the risk of blood clots.  Often it is best to perform the ey... READ MORE

Fillers for temples, for area under cheekbone b/c of very hollow gaunt cheeks, and for acne scars? (photos)

Everything is in balance.  By just looking at the temples or the cheekbones, you may be missing the entire face and its balance.  There are many pa... READ MORE

Upper bleph, laser or filler for upper eyelid crepiness? (Photo)

First, you should let the errant Botox expire, then judge what, if any, procedures would benefit your eyes.  You can't judge your brow or upper ... READ MORE

Cost and recovery? How long do I take off from work?

While most doctors have their own protocols for recovery, they are usually part of a bigger picture.  It's best to follow the advice of your doctor. ... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Moelleken

Brent Moelleken, MD has shared 59 before and after pictures with 1,714 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Videos by Brent Moelleken, MD

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Dr. Brent Moelleken shares some exciting new procedures including Radio Frequency, BodyTite, FaceTite, and more. WATCH VIDEO
Dr. Brent Moelleken understands that the number one worry of all potential facelift patients is that they will not look like themselves after the procedure. He explains how facelifts of today differ from facelifts of decades past. WATCH VIDEO
Dr. Brent Moelleken explains that most of his patients feel comfortable enough with their recovery progress to step out two weeks post-surgery. WATCH VIDEO
Dr. Brent Moelleken notes that there are in fact several options in between mini and full tummy tucks in order to get the most out of your procedure. WATCH VIDEO
Dr. Brent Moelleken explains the process necessary in order to aid your healing process and help diminish the appearance of scars. WATCH VIDEO
Dr. Brent Moelleken notes that while every surgeon is different, his practice does use one small drain folowing each tummy tuck procedure. WATCH VIDEO


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601 E. Arrellaga St., Ste. 103
Santa Barbara, California 93103
P: (805) 898-9299
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