Plastic Surgeon

Gregory Mueller, MD, FACS

Dr. Mueller is a board-certified plastic surgeon and innovator 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. 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 directly on the surface of the underlying muscles 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. Mueller spent nearly a decade perfecting the technique which became MyEllevate. In April of 2023 a pivotal paper was published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal with 391 cases with less than a 5% complication rate among 5 different surgeons. This paper has established the MyEllevate procedure as easy to teach and learn with consistent successful outcomes.

Dr. Mueller invented the medical device called the ICLED Surgical System utilized to construct the suture matrix called MyEllevate. The MyEllevate surgical technology was acquired by Cynosure Inc in 2021.
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. He credits the oVio360 imaging system as a key factor that helped him evolve the MyEllevate procedure.

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 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.