Dr. Brian K. Machida

Dr. Brian K Machida, MD, FACS

An Esteemed Inland Empire Facial Plastic Surgeon

No one understands the transformative power of plastic surgery better than the renowned facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Brian K. Machida. Having performed thousands of facelifts and countless cosmetic procedures, Dr. Machida has seen how facial plastic surgery can raise people’s sense of confidence and pride. It’s one of the reasons he doesn’t just strive for excellence in his work, but also creates a supportive, compassionate environment for his patients.

Every aspect of his practice, from his emphasis on advanced technology and techniques, his focus on creating natural-looking results, and his medical center’s warm, inviting atmosphere is designed to give patients the very best experience possible. As a facial plastic surgeon, he devotes an incredible attention to detail towards every case.

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Dr. Machida strived for excellence even as he trained to become a facial plastic surgeon. He graduated summa cum laude with honors from the University of California, Berkeley and earned his medical degree from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Medicine in Los Angeles.

Having been fascinated with the intricacies and sophisticated nature of facial plastic surgery, Dr. Machida decided to specialize in facial surgery. He continued his successful academic career by completing an internship and residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center before completing a fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the renowned University of Southern California School of Medicine. He received further training as a facial plastic surgeon at the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Beverly Hills. He also joined the faculty of the USC School of Medicine as a clinical instructor, served in the Department of Otolaryngology, and culminating in the position of clinical associate professor in the span of ten years.

In his long career as a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Machida has been featured in the media and honored with prestigious awards countless times. He’s a recipient of the John Orlando Roe Award in Facial Plastic Surgery by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and was featured in the Guide to America’s Top Physicians by the Consumers’ Research Council of America. He was also featured in the Top Doctors of the Inland Empire edition by the Inland Empire Magazine and the recipient of the prestigious Castle Connolly Top Doctor award in 2019. Further, he has also presented his work at national conferences and published countless papers in scientific publications.

Dr. Machida has unparalleled experience as a facial plastic surgeon; he’s practiced medicine for almost 30 years and in that time, has performed over 6,000 facial rejuvenation procedures, including faceliftsnecklifts and eyelid restoring surgeries and 10,000 facial aesthetic and functional procedures including ear surgeries.

He’s also a member of a number of prestigious organizations: the American College of Surgeons, International College of Surgeons, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.

When he’s not hard at work as an esteemed facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Machida spends time with his wife of over 30 years and his two grown children. He also counsels with an emphasis on inner healing with a Christian organization and enjoys taking his motorcycle around the racetrack. Dr. Machida has also spent 10 years coaching high school varsity basketball.

He also devotes time working with various medical and non-medical mission trips to Mexico, the Philippines, Guatemala, Jamaica, and Brazil.

A Renowned Facial Plastic Surgeon’s Philosophy

Why is Dr. Machida’s practice called Second to Creation? Because Dr. Machida believes that exquisitely performed facial plastic surgery can help bring your appearance back to its inherent, original beauty. He knows that beauty exists in every patient, and he’ll strive to help you reveal that beauty and grace as a facial plastic surgeon.

With his numerous accolades, decades of experience, and incredible artistry, Dr. Machida has proven himself to be one of the most trustworthy facial plastic surgeons in the Inland Empire.

About His Practice

Second to Creation is situated in Dr. Machida’s fully staffed, fully equipped medical center. Featuring consultation rooms, private surgical suites, and a post-op recovery room, Second to Creation offers a one-stop destination for his patients’ aesthetic needs.

Degrees and Education





University of Southern California – Los Angeles, CA Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery



Los Angeles County / USC Medical Center – Los Angeles, CA Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery



Los Angeles County / USC Medical Center – Los Angeles, CA Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery


Medical Degree

University of Southern California- Los Angeles, CA Doctor of Medicine


Undergraduate Studies

University of California Berkeley- Berkeley, CA Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude


Professional Training and Expertise - Facial Plastic Surgeon

Additional Achievements

Get to Know Dr. Machida:

Our specialization on the face, our vast experience, and our values which translates into trust in our practice and our care for the patients.

I wanted to be a pastor initially and went into medicine because I wanted to help people.  I decided to specialize in the face because of the intricate anatomy I studied in medical school.  I decided on plastic surgery because I wanted to bring back beauty into the lives of people.

I am fulfilled when people feel that their lives have turned around and started fresh because of my surgery, especially when they feel empowered to do new things or the things they used to do.

Brian K. Machida, MD, FACS
Located in the Heart of Inland Empire

Restored Faces…Transformed Lives. Excellence, experience, caring, professionalism, and amazing results are all part of the experience you’ll receive as part of your incredible experience at STC Plastic Surgery

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