Dr. Brian Maloney grew up in rural Ohio, with parents who were “hard-working, salt of the earth people,” he says. They instilled in him an appreciation for giving back, which manifests itself in his involvement with the Atlanta Day Shelter and even through his early work in reconstructive surgery. “As I went through my residency,” he remembers, “I would rebuild faces from scratch after car accidents and gunshot wounds, taking bone from the rib and hips and skull.” Those years reconstructing every part of the face gave him an intimate understanding of the nuances of facial surgery and honed his skills.
“My best life philosophy is to live every day to the fullest. Tomorrow is promised to no one.”
Eventually, he began to focus on cosmetic surgery. He compares the two, saying, “With reconstructive surgery, we’re taking an abnormal feature and trying to make it look normal, with cosmetic surgery, we’re taking a normal feature and trying to enhance it.” And with each kind of surgery, Dr. Maloney says, he encountered overwhelming gratitude from his patients. “It’s neat to have patients writing letters to share how the surgery changed their lives.” maloneycenter.com