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Steven M. Hoefflin, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Hollywood plastic surgeon who has (reportedly) worked on:

  • Pamela Anderson
  • Tony Curtis
  • Phyllis Diller's face
  • Zsa Zsa Gabor
  • Janet Jackson
  • Michael Jackson's nose
  • Don Johnson
  • Brigitte Nielsen
  • Dolly Parton
  • Joan Rivers
  • Nancy Sinatra
  • Sylvester Stallone
  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • Ivana Trump

Friends with Heidi Fleiss and Hugh Hefner. His next-door neighbor in Bel-Air is Magic Johnson.

Barbara Maywood, who worked for the surgeon for 17 years, claimed actor Sylvester Stallone marched into an operating theatre where his girlfriend was having a boob job and ordered Dr Hoefflin to make her breast even larger.

Stallone allegedly said he wanted them "big, but like a 17-year-old's".

Model Angie Everhart, who was under general anaesthetic, had agreed on smaller implants, but Maywood said Dr Hoefflin ignored her instructions and did as Stallone asked.

Everhart was said to be so horrified by the result she insisted on another operation three months later restoring her boobs to their original size.


1972 Graduates first in his class, UCLA Medical School.
1987 Injects stomach fat into vertical wrinkles adjacent to Phyllis Diller's mouth.
Jun 1989 Holds a teaching session on "Ethnic lip reduction."
1991 Consultant to Michael J. Fox film Doc Hollywood.
Apr 1991 Holds a teaching session on "Sculpturing the Black Nose."
1995 While Hoefflin is hanging around with Heidi Fleiss, a handcuffed man attempts suicide by jumping off the Santa Monica Pier. Hoefflin spends 30 minutes in the water rescuing the homeless man, who clearly does not want to be rescued.
26 Oct 1997 A Washington Post article alleges misbehavior. From Hurvitz v. Hoefflin: "These allegations included highly inappropriate behavior by Hoefflin with respect to patients who had been anesthetized for surgical procedures. For example, Hoefflin was alleged to have exposed and ridiculed the genitals of unconscious patients."
1998 Steven Hoefflin performs nasal surgery on Michael Jackson. He now advises Jackson "against any further surgery."
15 May 1998 Hoefflin sues former employees with regard to improper disclosure of information to the Washington Post.
29 Oct 1998 Former employees countersue for defamation, breach of contract.
16 Feb 1999 Former employees (Barbara Maywood, Kim Moore-Mestas, Lydia Benjamin, Donna Burton) name names in a joint declaration, of "patients against whom the alleged wrongdoing was directed."
25 Feb 1999 Court issues a gag order on this matter.

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