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Steven M. Hoefflin, M.D., F.I.C.S., F.A.C.S. graduated first in his class at UCLA Medical School in 1972. He continued his education in general surgery and completed a full plastic surgical residency training program at the UCLA Medical Center, where he received the Surgical Medal Award. 

Dr. Hoefflin is an international authority in aesthetic surgery.  He is frequently published in books and medical journals.  He is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.). Dr. Hoefflin was Assistant Clinical Professor (1979-1989) and Associate Clinical Professor (1989-2003) in the Division of Plastic Surgery at UCLA Medical Center.  He received the Teacher of the Year Award, (1985-1986), and Best Clinical Faculty Teacher (2002-2003). He was Chief of Plastic Surgery at UCLA-Santa Monica Hospital Medical Center, (1982-1989) and Chief of Plastic Surgery at Brotman Medical Center, (1980-1985). He is a visiting professor for the International School of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 

Dr. Hoefflin is the Immediate Past President of the Los Angeles Plastic Surgery Society. Dr. Hoefflin is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Society for Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Lipoplasty Society, Bay Surgical Society, Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, The Rhinoplasty Society, The Royal Society of Medicine, and is a Fellow of The International College of Surgeons.

Defining The Beautiful Face

The features that comprise facial beauty are also those that are most notable, and include (in order of significance) the eyes, brow, cheeks, lips, nose, chin, and jaw line and neck. These features are harmonious, shapely, balanced, elevated, symmetrical, highlighted, in volumetric proportion and relationship.
            By combining science with art, the concept of facial beauty can be more precisely defined. The contributions of bone structure and soft tissue to facial beauty are explained. After 100 different faces were rated as beautiful, attractive, average and unattractive by a group of observers, computer-assisted measurements were assigned to these classifications, and a simple formula composed of angles and highlights was noted for each category.
A beautiful face is comprised of the following elements, using both artistic and scientific interpretation: the brow, the eyes, cheeks, lips, chin and mandible, neck, forehead, nose, ears, and the shape of the face itself.

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