MEET DR. BABAK MOEIN, MD FACS
Fellowship Trained Surgeon
Comprehensive Cosmetic Aesthetic Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery
Board Certified, American Board of General Surgery (2005) / Re-Certified (2015)
Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
Babak Moeinolmolki, MD, FACS (or as patients fondly refer to him, Dr. Moein) is one of the few surgeons worldwide who is dually fellowship trained in cosmetic aesthetic and minimally invasive body contouring surgery. He is certainly the only surgeon in Southern California who can claim that distinction. This combination of training gives patients like you a significant advantage during your assessment and surgical planning and allows Dr. Moein to uniquely meet your cosmetic needs.
Dr. Moein has the ability to achieve your cosmetic goals through the use of minimally invasive techniques. His techniques also give you better decision making abilities with regard to short-term cosmetic goals and the long-term preservation of your aesthetic changes.
Dr. Moein was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from Calabasas High School in 1988 and went on to receive both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from the University of California Los Angeles. Dr. Moein graduated from the College Honors program with distinction. During his time at college, Dr. Moein simultaneously received a service excellence award for his volunteer work at UCLA Medical Center.
His keen interest in minimally invasive surgery then prompted him to complete a laparoscopic and bariatric surgery fellowship at Albert Einstein School of Medicine, Montefiore Hospital in NYC. Following this, he practiced for 8 years at Greater Baltimore Medical Center where he performed over 2000 minimally invasive procedures and surgeries as attending surgeon. During this period, Dr. Moein developed a thorough understanding of the cosmetic needs of his post-weight loss surgery patients and developed a plan for creating one of the most comprehensive cosmetic and minimally invasive weight loss surgical programs in the country.
His passion for aesthetic balance and his keen understanding of artistic beauty prompted Dr. Moein to pursue a second fellowship, this time in cosmetic surgery. During his fellowship, Dr. Moein performed over 1400 advanced cosmetic plastic surgeries. He had the distinct opportunity to train under the world- renowned surgeon, Angelo Cuzalina, MD, the former president of American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. This surgical cosmetic training along with his background as an experienced minimally invasive surgeon has made Dr. Moein one of the most uniquely qualified cosmetic surgeons in Southern California.
Dr. Moein is an artist at heart with a passion for the science behind human beauty and rejuvenation. He is an avid photographer with an amazing eye for human beauty and proportions. His ability to listen to his patient’s needs and provide the right balance between surgical safety and cosmetic goals is at the core of his philosophy. Dr. Moein’s qualifications, background, and expertise allow him to offer his patients a unique set of skills that will assure his patients unsurpassed aesthetic results through his compassionate hands and extensive training.
The Difference Between Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery
Many people use the terms “Plastic Surgery” and “Cosmetic Surgery” interchangeably. This is incorrect as both disciplines are distinct.
Plastic surgery is aimed at reconstructing defects of the face and body. Examples include surgeries to correct cleft palates and cleft lips. A plastic surgeon may also perform a breast reconstruction following a mastectomy.
Cosmetic surgery is the term given to surgeries aimed at enhancing one’s appearance through surgical and medical techniques. Cosmetic surgery can be performed on the head, neck, and body; virtually all over. Examples of cosmetic procedures include the tummy tuck, face lift, breast augmentation, buttock enhancement, and gynecomastia treatment for men with male breast growth.
Another way to think of the two disciplines is that cosmetic surgery is focused on appearance while plastic surgery is meant to correct deformities due to birth disorders, disease, trauma, and burns.
Patients’ Choice Award
(2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition
Patients’ Choice 5th Anniversary Award