Roxana Moayer, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology Head and Neck (Clinician Educator)

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Dr. Roxy Moayer is an American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) fellowship trained Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon. She completed her undergraduate studies at UC Davis where her academic achievement placed her on the dean’s list. Dr. Moayer completed medical school at the Keck School of Medicine of USC where she graduated in the top 16% of her class and was awarded the prestigious Howard P. House Award for excellence in Otolaryngology. She went on to complete residency training in Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery at UCLA where she was awarded first place prize at the 86th Annual Research Study Club of Los Angeles for her work in hair restoration research. Dr. Moayer then moved to Philadelphia for one year for advanced training in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at one of the highest volume AAFPRS accredited training programs in the country, Jefferson Facial Plastics.

Dr. Moayer is dedicated to providing safe, reliable, and excellent results. She is a California native who encourages overall health, wellness, and active living. She works tirelessly to ensure her patients are well informed and listened to. She has special interests in facial reanimation, facial rejuvenation, and hair restoration. She is one of few surgeons to offer selective neurolysis surgery for synkinesis. This procedure can be done through a facelift incision with or without facelift surgery. A full list of surgery’s and procedures available is available on the USC Facial Plastic Surgery website. Dr. Moayer supports the Face-to-Face facial plastic surgery program against domestic violence and offers facial reconstruction for domestic violence victims.


  • Keck School of Medicine of USC: Howard P. House Award, 2013-2014
  • UC Davis: Frank Kraft Award, 2002-2003


  • Factors Associated With Head and Neck Polytrauma Presentation and Admissions at Emergency Departments of Varying Sizes J Craniofac Surg. 2024 Jun 03. . View in PubMed
  • An Evaluation of Male Rhinoplasty Videos on YouTube and TikTok: A DISCERN Analysis Facial Plast Surg Aesthet Med. 2024 Apr 16. . View in PubMed
  • Ambulatory Orbital Fracture Repair: An Analysis of ER Visits After Surgery From a Multistate Study Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2023 Dec; 169(6):1445-1454. . View in PubMed
  • Analysis of Online Videos on Facial Feminization Surgery: What Are Patients Watching on TikTok and YouTube? Facial Plast Surg Aesthet Med. 2023 Nov-Dec; 25(6):528-529.. View in PubMed
  • Adverse Events Associated with Biodegradable Polymer Nasal Implants: An Institutional and National Perspective Facial Plast Surg Aesthet Med. 2023 Nov-Dec; 25(6):539-541. . View in PubMed
  • re: “Analysis of Online Videos on Facial Feminization Surgery: What Are Patients Watching on TikTok and YouTube?” Facial Plast Surg Aesthet Med. 2023 Nov-Dec; 25(6):531-532. . View in PubMed
  • Awareness Among Transgender and Nonbinary Adults of the Otolaryngologist’s Role in Providing Gender-Affirming Care Services Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2023 10; 169(4):899-905. . View in PubMed
  • Needs Assessment of Gender-Affirming Face, Neck, and Voice Procedures and the Role of Gender Dysphoria Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2023 10; 169(4):906-916. . View in PubMed
  • First Bite Syndrome After Parotidectomy: A Case Series and Review of Literature Ear Nose Throat J. 2022 Dec; 101(10):663-667. . View in PubMed
  • Design and Printing of a Low-Cost 3D-Printed Nasal Osteotomy Training Model: Development and Feasibility Study JMIR Med Educ. 2020 Nov 17; 6(2):e19792. . View in PubMed
  • The Prevalence of Cosmetic Facial Plastic Procedures among Facial Plastic Surgeons Facial Plast Surg. 2018 Apr; 34(2):220-226. . View in PubMed
  • When should a level IIB neck dissection be performed in treatment of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma? Laryngoscope. 2018 08; 128(8):1739-1740.. View in PubMed
  • High Resolution Three-Dimensional Delayed Contrast MRI Detects Endolymphatic Hydrops in Patients With Vertigo and Vestibular Schwannoma Otol Neurotol. 2018 01; 39(1):e39-e44. . View in PubMed
  • Minimally Invasive Aesthetic Procedures: An Update on a Decade-Old Prediction Facial Plast Surg. 2017 Aug; 33(4):434-436. . View in PubMed