The First Female President-Elect of the AAFPRS – Dr. Mary Lynn Moran


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Dr. Mary Lynn Moran

Dr. Mary Lynn Moran, M.D., comes from a long lineage of physicians, seven in her family, however only she holds the distinguished accomplishment of being the first female President-Elect of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 

As a double board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon for over 25 years, Dr. Moran brings her extensive experience in facial plastic surgery and a no-pressure approach to make her patients feel comfortable and cared for. Her commitment to a conservative and safe approach provides results that keep her in high demand, both natural and beautiful, with both art and skill. 

Dr. Moran is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology, specializing in head and neck surgery. Her professional memberships include the American Academy of Facial, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). 

When Dr. Moran is not with patients, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with her son. She supports several charitable organizations, including animal rescue, domestic violence, & has traveled overseas to teach other surgeons. She has a pilot’s license and enjoys flying.

What is your favorite procedure to perform? 

I enjoy rhinoplasty the most because it is, by far, the most challenging cosmetic procedure within our specialty. The nose is the center point of the face, and it can either complement it or dominate it. When it is not in balance with the rest of the face, it can detract from other beautiful features. It is hard to ignore, so if someone is not happy with their nose, they are constantly reminded of that disharmony. As a Facial Plastic Surgeon, we are highly trained in both the functional and the aesthetic aspects of the nose. I view it as both a technical and sculptural process. Both the mathematical and artistic parts of my brain fire away when I perform rhinoplasty.

For a woman in her 60s that has never had a procedure, what would you recommend having done to provide the most natural change (surgical and non-surgical) 

It depends upon what bothers her most and what is creating the most imbalance. Many women are bothered by their eyes first, but by the ’60s, most women are excellent candidates for a facelift and possibly a brow lift. Non-surgical procedures include Botox throughout adulthood, fillers to restore balance and replace lost volume, and laser resurfacing for extensive sun damage. Skincare is essential at every age.

What is the one beauty tip you learned from a loved one, and who is that person?   

My Mom always took great care of her skin, so I started using good products at a young age. For my 16th birthday, my stepmom gave me monthly facials. The Aesthetician was a Russian Ph.D. psychologist who was also gifted in her craft. She authoritatively told me to keep my face out of the sun, and I listened. There would be no escaping a strong scolding if I ignored her advice. It has served me very well.

How do you define beauty?  

Beauty is what we project to others. It is love, compassion, empathy, and humility combined with a sense of gratitude. From a visual point of view, beauty is the harmony that our facial features create with one another and with our sense of self at any point in our life.  

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