Brian Hwang, M.D.

Dr. Brian Hwang is a board-certified plastic surgeon and a diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He specializes in aesthetic surgical treatments of the buttocks, body, and breasts in West Hills, CA. He takes on a patient-centered approach, working one-on-one with you to understand your desires, expectations, and overall lifestyle so he can create a personalized treatment plan that will help you achieve your goals. Dr. Hwang exudes a calm demeanor and believes clear communication is key to fostering strong relationships with his patients. With a keen eye for detail, he aspires to deliver beautiful, long-lasting outcomes for his patients so they can walk away living more fulfilling lives.

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Dr. Hwang matriculated through Lehigh University on a music scholarship, which sparked his initial interest of melding art and science. He obtained his medical degree from Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Afterward, he completed a seven-year residency in general surgery at New York-Presbyterian, which included dedicated research in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Southern California. Following that, he went on to complete another residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Duke University Medical Center, which is ranked as one of the top ten medical centers in the U.S. There, he earned the honor of chief resident and decided to further his surgical skills through a fellowship in aesthetic surgery in Beverly Hills.

  • BEVERLY HILLS PHYSICIANS, 2018-2019 - Beverly Hills, CA; Fellow, Aesthetic Surgery
  • DUKE UNIVERSITY, 2017-2018 - Durham, NC; Chief Resident, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • DUKE UNIVERSITY, 2015-2017 - Durham, NC; Resident, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • NEW YORK-PRESBYTERIAN/QUEENS, affiliate of Weill College of Cornell University, 2014-2015 - Flushing, NY; Chief Resident, General Surgery
  • NEW YORK-PRESBYTERIAN/QUEENS, affiliate of Weill College of Cornell University, 2012-2014 - Flushing, NY; Resident, General Surgery
  • KECK SCHOOL OF MEDICINE of USC, 2010-2012 - Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery/Department of Dermatology; Los Angeles, CA; Fellow, Post-Doctorate Microsurgical Research
  • NEW YORK-PRESBYTERIAN/QUEENS, affiliate of Weill College of Cornell University, 2008-2010 - Flushing, NY; Intern and Resident, General Surgery
  • THE CHICAGO MEDICAL SCHOOL at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, 2004-2008 - North Chicago, IL; M.D.
  • THE CHICAGO MEDICAL SCHOOL at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, 2003-2004 - North Chicago, IL; M.S./Applied Physiology
  • LEHIGH UNIVERSITY, College of Business and Economics, 2002-2003 - Bethlehem, PA; Presidential Scholar
  • LEHIGH UNIVERSITY, College of Arts and Sciences, 1999-2002 - Bethlehem, PA; B.S./Biochemistry & Minor/Music; Graduated High Honors

  • Shammas RL, Hwang BH, Levin LS, Richard MJ, Ruch DS, Mithani SK. “Outcomes of Sympathectomy and Vascular Bypass for Digital Ischemia in Connective Tissue Disorders.” J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2017 Oct;42(8):823-826. doi: 10.1177/1753193417718784. Epub 2017 Jul 14.
  • Hwang BH. “ASERF Resident Travel Scholarships-2017 Recipients.” Aesthetic Society News. 2017 Summer;21(3):23.
  • Wong AK, Davis GB, Nguyen TJ, Hui KJWS, Hwang BH, Chan LS, Zhou Z, Schooler WG, Chandrasekhar BS, Urata MM. “Assessment of Three Dimensional High-Definition Visualization Technology to Perform Microvascular Anastamoses.” J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2014 Jul;67(7):967-72. doi:10.1016/j.bjps.2014.04.001. Epub 2014 Apr 18.
  • Wong AK, Nguyen TJ, Peric M, Shahabi A, Vidar EN, Hwang BH, Leilabadi SN, Chan LS, Urata MM. “Analysis of Risk Factors Associated with Microvascular Free Flap Failure Using a Multi Institutional Database.” Microsurgery. 2014 Jan 16. doi: 10.1002/micr.22223. Epub ahead of print.
  • Nguyen GK, Hwang BH, Zhang Y, Monahan JFW, Davis GB, Lee YS, Ragina NP, Wang C, Zhou ZY, Hong YK, Spivak RM, Wong AK. “Novel Biomarkers of Arterial and Venous Ischemia in Microvascular Flaps.” PLoS ONE. 2013 Aug 14; 8(8): e71628. doi: 10.1371/ journal.pone.0071628. eCollection 2013.
  • Tran B, Nguyen TJ, Hwang BH, Vidar EN, Davis GB, Chan LS, Woo K, Wong AK. “Risk Factors Associated With Venous Thromboembolism in 49,028 Mastectomy Patients.” Breast. 2013 Aug;22(4):444-8. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2013.04.018. Epub 2013 May 18.
  • Wang XY, Ghasri P, Amir M, Hwang BH, Hou YP, Khilili M, Lin A, Keene D, Uitto J, Woodley DT, Chen M. “Topical Application of Recombinant Type VII Incorporates Into the Dermal-Epidermal Junction and Promotes Wound Closure.” Mol Ther. 2013 Jul:21(7):1335-44. doi: 10.1038/ mt.2013.87. Epub 2013 May 14.
  • Woodley DT, Wang XY, Amir M, Hwang BH, Remington J, Hou YP, Uitto J, Keene D, Chen M. “Intravenously Injected Recombinant Human Type VII Collagen Homes to Skin Wounds and Restores Skin Integrity in Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa.” J Invest Dermatol. 2013 Jul;133(7):1910-3. doi: 10.1038/jid.2013.10. Epub 2013 Jan 15.
  • Monahan JFW, Hwang BH, Kennedy JM, Chen W, Nguyen GK, Schooler WG, Wong AK. “Determination of a Perfusion Threshold in Experimental Perforator Flap Surgery Using Indocyanine Green Angiography.” Ann Plast Surg. 2013 April 18. Epub ahead of print.
  • Ho G, Nguyen TJ, Shahabi A, Hwang BH, Chan LS, Wong AK. “A Systematic Review and Meta analysis of Complications Associated with Acellular Dermal Matrix-Assisted Breast Reconstruction.” Ann Plast Surg. 2012 Apr;68(4):346-56.

  • Hwang BH, Marcus JR. “Rhinoplasty Session II: Component Dorsal Hump Reduction.” Duke University Div. Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. Durham, NC. May 31, 2017. Oral Presentation.
  • Marcus JR, Hwang BH, Marshall AP, Carlson A. “Rhinoplasty Session I: Cadaver Anatomy Dissection.” Duke University Div. Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. Durham, NC. May 3, 2017. Video Presentation.
  • Hwang BH. “Otoplasty for Prominauris.” Duke University Div. Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. Durham, NC. May 4, 2016. Oral Presentation.
  • Marcus JR, Hwang BH. “Secondary Rhinoplasty – Management of Nasal Obstruction in Secondary Procedures.” American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Boston, MA. October 6-10, 2015. Invited Panelist.
  • Bellorin-Marin O, ShuchleibCung A, Hwang BH, Castro A. “Gastrojejunal Anastomosis Perforation After Gastric Bypass in a Patient with Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer, a Case Report.” New York Presbyterian-Queens Lang Resident and Fellow Research Day. Flushing, NY. May 20, 2015. Poster Presentation.
  • ShuchleibCung A, Bellorin-Marin O, Hwang BH, Du L. “Gastric Outlet Obstruction and Small Bowel Obstruction Secondary to…a Migrating Tumor??” New York Presbyterian-Queens Lang Resident and Fellow Research Day. Flushing, NY. May 20, 2015. Poster Presentation.
  • Wang XY, Amir M, Hwang BH, Keene D, Hou YP, Bauskar A, Woodley DT, Chen M. “Intravenously Injected Recombinant Human Type VII Collagen Restores Collagen Function in Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa.” University of Southern California Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center Annual Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Poster Session and Grand Rounds Winner. Los Angeles, CA. May 22, 2012. Poster Presentation.
  • Wang XY, Amir M, Hwang BH, Keene D, Hou YP, Bauskar A, Woodley DT, Chen M. “Intravenously Injected Recombinant Human Type VII Collagen Restores Collagen Function in Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa.” Society for Investigative Dermatology. Raleigh, NC. May 9-12, 2012. Oral and Poster Presentation.
  • Wang XY, Hwang BH, Wong AK, Woodley DT, Chen M. “Topical Application of Type VII Collagen for Wound Healing and Treatment of DEB.” American College of Surgeons 97th Annual Clinical Congress. San Francisco, CA. October 23-27, 2011. Oral Presentation at the Plastic Surgery Session.
  • Nguyen GK, Hwang BH, Monahan J, Davis GB, Lee YS, Zhang Y, Wang C, Zhou Z, Wong AK. “Early Molecular Markers of Venous Ischemia in Composite Microvascular Flaps.” American College of Surgeons 97th Annual Clinical Congress. San Francisco, CA. October 23-27, 2011. Oral Presentation at the Plastic Surgery Session.
  • Monahan JFW, Chen W, Hwang BH, Nguyen GK, Davis GB, Lee YS, Zhou Z, Wong AK. “Intraoperative Predictive Capability of Near-Infrared Fluorescence Angiography in Perforator Flap Survival.” American College of Surgeons 97th Annual Clinical Congress. San Francisco, CA. October 23-27, 2011. Oral Presentation at the Plastic Surgery Session.
  • Ho G, Nguyen TJ, Hwang BH, Shahabi A, Chan LS, Wong AK. “A Systematic Review and Meta analysis of Complications Associated with ADM-assisted Breast Reconstruction.” California Society of Plastic Surgeons 61st Annual Meeting. Monterey, CA. May 27 – May 31, 2011. Oral Presentation.
  • Ho G, Nguyen TJ, Hwang BH, Shahabi A, Chan LS, Wong AK. “A Systematic Review and Meta analysis of Complications Associated with ADM-assisted Breast Reconstruction.” Plastic Surgery Research Council 56th Annual Meeting. Louisville, KY. April 27 – May 1, 2011. Oral Presentation.
  • Ho G, Nguyen TJ, Hwang BH, Shahabi A, Chan LS, Wong AK. “A Systematic Review and Meta analysis of Complications Associated with ADM-assisted Breast Reconstruction.” American Association of Plastic Surgeons 90th Annual Meeting. Boca Raton, FL. April 9-12, 2011. Poster Presentation.
  • Nguyen GK, Hwang BH, Monahan J, Davis GB, Lee YS, Zhang Y, Wang C, Zhou Z, Wong AK. “Early Molecular Markers of Venous Ischemia in Composite Microvascular Flaps.” University of Southern California MedSTARS Research Scholarship finalist. Los Angeles, CA. April 8, 2011. Oral Presentation at General Surgery Grand Rounds.
  • Monahan JFW, Chen W, Hwang BH, Nguyen GK, Davis GB, Lee YS, Zhou Z, Wong AK. “Intraoperative Predictive Capability of Near-Infrared Fluorescence Angiography in Perforator Flap Survival.” University of Southern California Med STARS Research Scholarship finalist and winner. Los Angeles, CA. April 8, 2011. Oral Presentation at General Surgery Grand Rounds.
  • Nguyen GK, Hwang BH, Monahan J, Davis GB, Lee YS, Zhang Y, Wang C, Zhou Z, Wong AK. “Early Molecular Markers of Venous Ischemia in Composite Microvascular Flaps.” University of Southern California Graduate and Professional Student Senate Poster Symposium. Los Angeles, CA. April 6, 2011. Poster Presentation.
  • Ho G, Nguyen TJ, Shahabi A, Hwang BH, Chan LS, Wong AK. “A Systematic Review and Meta analysis of Complications Associated with ADM-assisted Breast Reconstruction.” Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting. Santa Barbara, CA. January 21-23, 2011. Oral Presentation at the Plastic Surgery Session.

Dr. Hwang is the recipient of numerous prestigious honors and awards, including the following:

  • 2016: The Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation Annual Meeting Scholarship
  • 2007: The National Scholars Honor Society
  • 2005 – 2006: Pathology Honors Program – Top 15% of pathology class
  • 2003: Phi Beta Kappa, Lehigh University
  • 2003: Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society
  • 2002 – 2003: Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Award
  • 2002: Contribution to Student Life Award
  • 2002: Williams Prize – 2nd place in general category for writing
  • 2002: Elizabeth Major Nevius Award
  • 1999 – 2002: Dean's Scholar
  • 1999 – 2002: Dexter F. and Dorothy Baker Gifted Arts Scholar
  • 1999 – 2002: Roy Eckardt College Scholar
  • 1999: 1st Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, USA Martial Arts, San Jose, CA

 

Outside of work, Dr. Hwang enjoys spending time with his wife, Dr. Marlene Kalouyan, an OB/GYN, and their daughter. His other interests include calisthenics, fashion, travel, and food.

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I highly recommend Dr. Hwang for breast augmentation. My experience from the consultation to the post op appointments has been excellent. Dr. Hwang is friendly, professional and very knowledgeable. He listens to what you want and considers all factors when making his recommendation. He was happy to answer my many questions and explain each step of the the process. I had consulted with a few other surgeons before I found Dr. Hwang and thankfully I didn’t settle or just give up before meeting him. I’m now 4 months post op and very happy with the results!

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I had my Vaser High definition Lipo 360 and BBL surgery on Jan 4, 2022. After having consultations with a couple other surgeons, I felt most confident going with Dr. Hwang. I loved the attitudes of him and his staff right off the bat. I followed his IG and saw his work and was very impressed. Once I saw his BHeart BBL I knew that’s what I wanted. From start to finish, it was a great experience. During my consultation, Dr. Hwang mentioned the perks of getting the Vaser high definition lipo and I was hooked. It was an additional $3,500 but I look at it as an investment and I want the best possible results. So why not?! I am now 6 days post op. But from the photos he sent, it didn’t even look like my body! I was shocked! It was better than expected. I am so excited to see how it looks as I continue to heal!

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I had a great experience with Dr.Hwang. He is amazingly gifted and talented. He listens to your concerns and problem areas and then he develops a well detailed plan for you. I had Lipo 360+ BBL and I couldn't be happier with my results

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I came across Dr. Brian Hwang on IG and loved his work. I came in for a consult and knew right after that I’d found my surgeon. The fact that he is a board certified plastic surgeon assured me that I would be in excellent hands. 🙌 He did an absolutely amazing job (extended tummy tuck and lipo 360) and gave me back my body confidence . I appreciate that he checked in with me right before/ after the surgery and was available to answer any questions/concerns I had. I am 7 weeks post op. He cares for his patients and it shows. I feel incredible as I approach my 50th bd And I can’t thank him enough. He’s truly an artist and the Best!!

A.O. Google

So happy with my results!!!From the first appointment, to surgery day and  all the follow ups, Dr. Hwang and his staff have been amazing! Post surgery he sent me pics and right away I was amazed with the results and it’s just getting better!!  He gave me my pre-kids body back!! I can’t thank him enough!

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