Dr. Greg Mueller is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has practiced in Beverly Hills, California since 1998. He completed his plastic surgery residency at the University of Southern California.
He is the creator of light guided-suture delivery. His focus on finding a better way to address neck contours without surgically opening the neck led to his discovery that the dermal retaining ligaments of the face and neck will support the anchoring of sutures. Mueller discovered that the use of an illuminated sewing needle and attached thread would allow the safe and accurate delivery of sutures in the subcutaneous space in and around the dermal retaining ligaments by using light transillumination as a guide. Mueller and Sherrell Aston published the Percutaneous Platysmaplasty approach in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal in January of 2012.
Dr. Mueller invented the medical device called the ICLED Surgical System utilized to construct the suture matrix called MyEllevate. The MyEllevate surgical technology was sold to Cynosure Inc in 2021.
Dr. Mueller’s second innovation is the oVio360 Dynamic Imaging System. His frustration with obtaining perfectly standardized images led to the creation of the system that orbits around the face and body to capture consistent standardized images repeatedly over time. In addition, Mueller recognized the importance of motion capture to understand the effects of aesthetic procedures and technology on both the physical form of the face and body along with the functionality and movement dynamics of the face and body.
Dr. Mueller has authored several textbook chapters and peer reviewed papers. In addition, he is teaching colleagues around the world how to perform the light guided surgical procedures he has invented. Dr. Mueller’s surgical and artistic skills coupled with his inventive mind, have established him as a leading plastic surgeon and innovator. As a result of this he has been granted 25 United States and International patents and trademarks. Dr Mueller is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a member of The Aesthetic Society, and a member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.