This month, the Advisory Board members share their journeys and words of wisdom for a rewarding career.
Maloney Center for Facial Plastic Surgery – Facial Cosmetic Surgery
Dr. Brian Maloney’s roots are 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 skill.” These years reconstructing every part of the face gave him an intimate understanding of the nuances of facial surgery and honed his skills.
“My parents always said, ‘The sky is the limit. You can do anything you set your mind to.’ Life is short, and it is important to find your passion!”
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.” Dr. Maloney himself takes advantage of those life-changing effects of cosmetic surgery, actively using Botox and Juvederm to avoid that infamous “grumpy resting face” and keep a happy, lifted look to match his attitude.