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Steven M. Hoefflin, MD
Doctor of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine is a doctoral degree for physicians. The degree is granted by medical schools...

, FICS, FACS
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, often listed as "FACS", is a post-nominal title used to indicate that the surgeon's education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation, and have been found to be consistent with...

 is a plastic surgeon, recognized for his procedures to celebrities such as Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
Michael Joseph Jackson was an American recording artist, entertainer, and businessman. Referred to as the King of Pop, or by his initials MJ, Jackson is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records...

 and Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
Dame Elizabeth Rosemond "Liz" Taylor, DBE was a British-American actress. From her early years as a child star with MGM, she became one of the great screen actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age...

. Frequently published in books and medical journals, Hoefflin has been running a private practice in aesthetic plastic surgery for over thirty years in Santa Monica, California
Santa Monica, California
Santa Monica is a beachfront city in western Los Angeles County, California, US. Situated on Santa Monica Bay, it is surrounded on three sides by the city of Los Angeles — Pacific Palisades on the northwest, Brentwood on the north, West Los Angeles on the northeast, Mar Vista on the east, and...

.

Career



In 1972, Hoefflin graduated from the UCLA Medical School. He continued his education in general surgery
General surgery
General surgery, despite its name, is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal organs, e.g., intestines including esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland . They also deal with diseases involving the skin, breast, soft...

 and completed a residency training program at the UCLA Medical Center.

Dr. Hoefflin became Assistant Clinical Professor of UCLA Medical Center in 1979. In 1989, he was promoted to Associate Clinical Professor, which he served until 2003.

Hoefflin served as Chief of Plastic Surgery at the UCLA Santa Monica Hospital Medical Center from 1982 until 1989. He also served as Chief of Plastic Surgery at Brotman Medical Center
Brotman Medical Center
Brotman Medical Center is a hospital in Culver City, California, USA.-History:The hospital was founded in 1924 by David M. Brotman.. On September 1, 2005, Brotman Medical Center changed owners. The new owners are a group led by Propsect Medical Holdings, Inc.Brotman Medical Center filed for...

 from 1980 to 1985.

Hoefflin is the Immediate Past President of the Los Angeles Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Celebrity plastic surgeon


Hoefflin has carried out cosmetic surgery on numerous celebrities and has been linked to Michael Jackson’s changing appearance since the early 1980s. Hoefflin grafted skin to Jackson’s scalp after the singer was burnt during the filming of a Pepsi
Pepsi
Pepsi is a carbonated soft drink that is produced and manufactured by PepsiCo...

 commercial in 1984. In 1979, Jackson had his first rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty , also nose job, is a plastic surgery procedure for correcting and reconstructing the form, restoring the functions, and aesthetically enhancing the nose, by resolving nasal trauma , congenital defect, respiratory impediment, and a failed primary rhinoplasty...

 after breaking his nose during a complex dance routine. However, the surgery was not a complete success, and Jackson complained of breathing difficulties that would affect his career. He was referred to Dr. Hoefflin, who performed Jackson's second rhinoplasty as well as more throughout his career.

Hoefflin has given stand up comedienne, Phyllis Diller
Phyllis Diller
Phyllis Diller is an American actress and comedian. She created a stage persona of a wild-haired, eccentrically dressed housewife who makes jokes about a husband named "Fang" while pretending to smoke from a long cigarette holder...

, a breast reduction
Breast reduction
Reduction mammoplasty is the plastic surgery procedure for correcting over-sized breasts...

, tummy tuck, two nose jobs, cheek implants
Cheek augmentation
Cheek augmentation is a cosmetic surgical procedure that is intended to emphasize the cheeks on a person's face. To augment the cheeks, a plastic surgeon may place a solid implant over the cheekbone. Injections with the patients' own fat or a soft tissue filler, like Restylane, are also popular....

, a browlift, eyelift, two facelift
Facelift
Facelift is the common name for rhytidectomy, a cosmetic surgery procedure.Facelift may also refer to:* Facelift , the revival of a product through cosmetic means such as changing its appearance...

s, and a chemical peel
Chemical peel
A chemical peel is a body treatment technique used to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin using a chemical solution that causes the dead skin to slough off and eventually peel off. The regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. Thus the term chemical...

.

Allegations of professional misconduct


In 1997, Hoefflin was accused of unprofessional conduct towards celebrity clients by four former colleagues. It was alleged that Hoefflin pulled the blanket off of a woman while she was unconscious on the operating table, and "spread and lifted her legs in a vulgar manner." Hoefflin's colleagues also claimed that Hoefflin once disrobed a male client, and upon exposing the patient's genitals, stated, "you know, he has never used it."

Additionally, it was alleged that Hoefflin tricked Michael Jackson into believing he had received a nose job by putting Jackson under anaesthetic, and then fast-forwarding the clocks. It was also claimed that upon Elizabeth Taylor arriving for a face-lift, Hoefflin stripped her naked and described her as "the old stuff".

Hoefflin has asserted that the charges were made by two doctors who were renting office space at his Santa Monica, California office — Dr. James Hurvitz - and Dr. Wallace Goodstein whom Hoefflin claimed were addicted to prescription drugs. Hoefflin filed a lawsuit for $20 million dollars against the two doctors for defamation. According to Hoefflin, in August 2001, the four former employees who originally made the allegations issued apology letters to Hoefflin and paid a cash settlement.

Client list

  • Michael Jackson
    Michael Jackson
    Michael Joseph Jackson was an American recording artist, entertainer, and businessman. Referred to as the King of Pop, or by his initials MJ, Jackson is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records...

  • Janet Jackson
    Janet Jackson
    Janet Damita Jo Jackson is an American recording artist and actress. Known for a series of sonically innovative, socially conscious and sexually provocative records, as well as elaborate stage shows, television and film roles, she has been a prominent figure in popular culture for over 25 years...

  • La Toya Jackson
    La Toya Jackson
    La Toya Yvonne Jackson is an American singer-songwriter, musician, author, television personality, actress, businesswoman, philanthropist, activist and former model. She is the fifth child of the Jackson family...

  • Elizabeth Taylor
    Elizabeth Taylor
    Dame Elizabeth Rosemond "Liz" Taylor, DBE was a British-American actress. From her early years as a child star with MGM, she became one of the great screen actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age...

  • Joan Rivers
    Joan Rivers
    Joan Rivers is an American comedian, television personality and actress. She is known for her brash manner; her loud, raspy voice with a heavy New York accent; and her numerous cosmetic surgeries...

  • Tony Curtis
    Tony Curtis
    Tony Curtis was an American film actor whose career spanned six decades, but had his greatest popularity during the 1950s and early 1960s. He acted in over 100 films in roles covering a wide range of genres, from light comedy to serious drama...

  • Sylvester Stallone
    Sylvester Stallone
    Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone , commonly known as Sylvester Stallone, and nicknamed Sly Stallone, is an American actor, filmmaker, screenwriter, film director and occasional painter. Stallone is known for his machismo and Hollywood action roles. Two of the notable characters he has portrayed...

  • Ivana Trump
    Ivana Trump
    Ivana Trump is a former Olympic athlete, socialite, and fashion model noted for her marriage to mogul Donald Trump.-Early years:...

  • Pamela Anderson
    Pamela Anderson
    Pamela Denise Anderson is a Canadian-American actress, model, producer, author, activist, and former showgirl, known for her roles on the television series Home Improvement, Baywatch, and V.I.P. She was chosen as a Playmate of the Month for Playboy magazine in February 1990...

  • Angie Everhart
    Angie Everhart
    Angela Kay "Angie" Everhart is an American actress and former fashion model.-Early life:Everhart was born in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of homemaker Ginnie and engineer Bob Everhart. The first of three children, she has a younger brother and a younger sister...

  • Zsa Zsa Gabor
    Zsa Zsa Gabor
    Zsa Zsa Gabor is a Hungarian-born American stage, film and television actress.She acted on stage in Vienna, Austria, in 1932, and was crowned Miss Hungary in 1936. She emigrated to the United States in 1941 and became a sought-after actress with "European flair and style", with a personality that...

  • Phyllis Diller
    Phyllis Diller
    Phyllis Diller is an American actress and comedian. She created a stage persona of a wild-haired, eccentrically dressed housewife who makes jokes about a husband named "Fang" while pretending to smoke from a long cigarette holder...

  • David Gest
    David Gest
    David Alan Gest is an American concert promoter and media personality, perhaps best known for his turbulent marriage to Liza Minnelli, friendship with The Jackson 5 and appearance on the 2006 series of the British reality television show I'm a Celebrity.....


Personal life


Hoefflin married his first wife, Linda Manus, while still in college. They had two sons, Jeff and Brad, before divorcing in 1976. Hoefflin stated that as a doctor building a practice, "I just did not have time to nurture a relationship." Brad, who suffers from a degenerative neurological disease, lives with Hoefflin and his second wife, Pamela Wilson, at their home in Bel Air.

Hoefflin is an avid sky diver
Sky Diver
Sky Diver is an arcade video game designed by Owen Rubin, and released by Atari, Inc. in 1978. It was ported to Atari 2600 in the same year by Jim Huether. Its interface is a simple third-person view of a parachuting drop zone...

 and vegetarian who, in 1996, bared his torso in a bodybuilding magazine.

External links

  • http://www.hoefflin.com/