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Kare Plastic Surgery + Skin Health Centeris a Best Plastic Surgery Santa Monica clinic that offers the most comprehensive treatments to both men and women. Visit our Santa Monica center for the latest plastic surgery treatments.

About Dr. Karamanoukian

Best Plastic Surgeon in Santa Monica | Beverly Hills | Los Angeles

Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is among the leading plastic surgeons in the world, having an international client base and offering exclusive protocols for cosmetic surgery in his Santa Monica and international offices. He is among the world's leading authorities in corrective plastic surgery, being knowledgeable in the management of complex reconstructive techniques used to correct botched plastic surgery outcomes. As a board-certified plastic surgeon in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills, Dr. Karamanoukian receives patients from all over the world who seek his expertise in scar management, corrective plastic surgery, and Hidef revisions of plastic surgery.

His decade-long experience has allowed Dr. Karamanoukian to manage challenging outcomes that have defied traditional plastic surgery revision. He is an author, researcher, and academic teacher; having been the first surgeon to describe the use of robotics in reconstructive plastic microsurgery.

He currently practices plastic surgery in Beverly Hills and Santa Monica; and is a consultant plastic surgeon in Europe, Australia, and the Middle East. His namesake protocols for skin rejuvenation have been adopted by skin clinics and plastic surgeons in over a dozen countries, where he continues to define hidef protocols for facial rejuvenation, body contouring, and corrective plastic surgery.

In his luxury Santa Monica plastic surgery and cosmetic dermatology practice, he is loved by his patients for his expertise, compassion, sincerity, professionalism, and ethics. As a leading surgeon in fixing botched plastic surgery in Los Angeles, his objectivity and intuition allow him to think beyond conventional dogma to tailor individualized protocols for the revision of liposuction scars, tummy tucks, breast implants, and facelifts. He has lectured in the top plastic surgery meetings in the United States and internationally, while still offering one-on-one care to his patients.

At Kare Plastic Surgery + Skin Health Center in Los Angeles, Dr. Karamanoukian performs cosmetic plastic surgery combined with laser therapy, RF skin tightening, skin resurfacing, facial fillers, and microtreatments of Botox. His surgical expertise is complemented by his passion for non-invasive treatments to reduce wrinkles, improve skin quality, and resurface the skin.

Dr. Karamanoukian is a graduate of the UCLA School of Medicine and received surgical training at UC San Diego and UC Irvine. He has participated in advanced training in Taiwan, Montreal, Spain, Lebanon, France, Norway, China, and New York. He is currently academic faculty in plastic surgery and regularly lectures surgeons in advanced surgical techniques.


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Our Santa Monica plastic surgery center specializes in tummy tuck surgery, mini-tummy tucks, and laser tightening of the abdomen after childbirth. Regain your bikini body with a bikini abdominoplasty. During your consultation for tummy tuck surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian will examine your belly button, abdominal fat, excess skin, and C-section scar to determine if you are a candidate for a Hidef tummy tuck. During the abdominoplasty procedure, excess skin and fat is removed, while the abdominal waistline is strengthened to narrow your waist and give you a more sculpted bikini line. Alternatives to a tummy tuck include liposuction, abdominal sculpting lipo, mini-tummy tuck, and Coolsculpting to Freeze the Fat.

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Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a specialist in liposuction and liposuction revision surgery to sculpt your abs, arms, and thighs. The ideal candidate for liposuction or laser liposuction in our Santa Monica plastic surgery office include men and women who are physically-fit, follow a healthy diet regimen, and have excess fat around their torso. Our luxury plastic surgery center offers liposuction, laser liposuction, abdominal etching, and the Brazilian Cellulite Treatment to help contour excess fat from the body. For patients who have already undergone liposuction, Dr. Karamanoukian offers liposuction revision treatments to help redefine body proportions, tighten loose skin, and reduce dimples and ripples in the skin associated with cellulite.

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Our mommy makeover treatments in Los Angeles can reinvigorate your body and improve loose skin, stretch marks, cellulite, and vaginal atrophy. Pregnancy is a wonderful period in a woman's life, but can cause predictable changes in skin resiliency and elasticity. These changes often manifest as loose skin on the face, breasts, and body. Our non-surgical mommy makeover procedures can help reduce cellulite using either Celfina or the Brazilian Cellulite Treatment; Stretch marks using fractional laser and fractional RF; loose neck skin using Ultherapy or Thermage; and improve vaginal atrophy and dryness, loss of bladder control, and labia minora hypertrophy using ThermiVA. During mommy makeovers, patients often request additional skin tightening around the belly button area so that they can feel more confident in a bikini.

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Kare Plastic Surgery + Skin Health Center in Santa Monica offers the most comprehensive array of skin tightening treatments in Los Angeles, using either Ultherapy, Thermage, Exilis, and Venus Viva. Loose skin on the face and body are a natural part of the aging process, but do not have to be permanent. Erase fine lines, tighten loose skin, and refresh your face and body. Our board certified plastic surgeon can help you decide which non-surgical treatment is right for you during your consultation in Los Angeles. We offer skin tightening solutions without surgery that can replace a facelift, neck lift, arm-lift, thigh-lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction. Our most common skin tightening procedures include our laser neck lift and non-surgical mommy makeover for the belly button, abdomen, and thighs.

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The refined skill of an experienced plastic surgeon is often defined by his expertise in cosmetic breast surgery, particularly breast augmentation and breast lift procedures. There are three main types of cosmetic breast enhancement procedures in our Santa Monica plastic surgery practice, breast augmentation with saline or silicone implants, breast lift, and breast reduction. Our top breast augmentation surgeon in Santa Monica can help you rejuvenate and volumize your breasts with an emphasis on natural-looking enhancement. As one of the best Beverly Hills and Santa Monica plastic surgeons, Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is fluent in the most challenging corrective breast surgeries, including the repair of poor scarring after breast surgery, capsular contracture surgery, and revision breast augmentation. He has been featured on The Doctors television show and can help you achieve your cosmetic breast goals. Schedule a consultation with Santa Monica’s top breast surgeon.

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Kare Plastic Surgery + Skin Health is world-famous for revolutionary scar revision treatments that can transform botched plastic surgery or scars. There are many factors that can influence how well a scar forms after plastic surgery, including genetic factors, wound healing, the presence of infection, and scar care. Our Santa Monica plastic surgery patients are advised to begin scar therapy with Plato's Scar Serum soon after a surgical wound is healed. If you have undergone plastic surgery and have developed bad scars including hypertrophic scars, keloid scars, red scars, or raised scars; you may be a candidate for our scar revision protocols with Dr. Karamanoukian, which are the best in the world. Our center is equipped with laser scar treatments, scar injection protocols, and scar modulation therapies that can improve your plastic surgery results. During your consultation, Dr. Karamanoukian will evaluate your plastic surgery scar and recommend a protocol that is best for you.

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A rhinoplasty is among the most common cosmetic plastic surgery procedures performed in the United States. Most rhinoplasties, or nose jobs, are performed to reduce the bridge of the nose in men and women who desire a more contoured nasal profile. What makes the best rhinoplasty surgeons in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles stand out is the attention to detail and the pursuit of a natural nose contour. Overly-done nose jobs tend to look unnatural, and thus sub-optimal.

Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is among the top rhinoplasty surgeons in Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. His attention to surgical detail and keen aesthetic eye allow him to sculpt the nose to match facial proportions, particularly based on ethnicity and facial biometrics. Dr. Karamanoukian also performs rhinoplasty, septoplasty, and septorhinoplasty surgery in his outpatient Santa Monica plastic surgery center.

The ideal candidates for rhinoplasty surgery have a positive self-image when it comes to their nasal profile. The goal of top Santa Monica nose surgeon Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is to meticulously sculpt the nasal bones and cartilage so that the nose is more harmonious with the face, including the eyes and cheeks.

If you are seeking a top nose surgeon in Los Angeles because you have sustained a nasal fracture, Dr. Karamanoukian can examine your nose in an acute setting and determine if early or late nose repair is indicated. In many cases, nose fractures require repair of the nasal bone and cartilage. Late repair of nasal fractures often requires realignment of the septal cartilage in order to improve breathing.

Eyelid Lift in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills

The upper and lower eyelids change as we age, with predictable drooping of the upper eyelid skin and a noticeable bulging of the lower eyelid fat. These changes can be addressed with an outpatient cosmetic plastic surgery known as a blepharoplasty. Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is an expert in natural-looking blepharoplasty surgery and is among the top eyelid plastic surgeons in Los Angeles.

Removal of skin and fat from the upper eyelid is known as an upper eyelid blepharoplasty. The goal of blepharoplasty is to remove enough skin so that the eyes remain a pivotal aesthetic element of the face. Removal of too much skin may lead to scleral complications; while removal of too little skin may not solve the problem of droopiness. The lower eyelids often require a removal of excess skin, correction of the tear trough hollowing, removal of excess fat bulging, and tightening of the eyelid skin. Dr. Karamanoukian uses both a subciliary approach and transconjunctival approach to eyelid lifts in his Santa Monica plastic surgery center.

Kare Plastic Surgery + Skin Health Center is a comprehensive cosmetic surgery office offering laser resurfacing protocols to enhance skin quality after plastic surgery. Dr. Karamanoukian may recommend an additional laser resurfacing protocol after the eyelid lift in order to improve skin wrinkles and tighten the skin. Our top Los Angeles plastic surgery protocols optimize skin resurfacing options to minimize future surgery.

Cosmetic Breast Surgery

Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a dedicated cosmetic breast surgeon, specializing in the breast implants, breast lifts, and breast reduction; as well as being an expert in the correction of more complex breast surgeries such as capsular contracture correction with capsulectomy, revision of breast implants, revision of breast lifts and breast reduction. In his Beverly Hills and Santa Monica plastic surgery practice, Dr. Karamanoukian will discuss all of the details of your breast enhancement procedure to determine which of the procedures is most likely to give you longterm results.

The entire spectrum of cosmetic breast surgery includes saline or silicone breast implants, breast lifts using the short scar approach, and breast reduction with a short scar approach. These procedures are usually performed in our accredited plastic surgery outpatient surgical suite in Santa Monica which adheres to the highest standards of safety. Dr. Karamanoukian is among the top plastic surgeons in Santa Monica and can help guide you through the entire surgical process.

Body Sculpting Treatments

Kare Plastic Surgery + Skin Health Center in Santa Monica offers surgical and non-surgical treatments to sculpt your body and reduce unwanted fat along the waistline, hips, and thighs. Our board certified plastic surgeon utilizes non-surgical options for patients that are physically-fit, on a healthy diet, and want to improve their bikini bodies. Non-surgical treatments include Coolsculpting to 'Freeze the Fat,' Thermage and Ultherapy to tighten loose skin, Fractional laser to reduce stretch marks, and the Brazilian Cellulite Treament or Celfina to reduce cellulite deposits.

The most common surgical body sculpting optionsin our Los Angeles plastic surgery center include liposuction, laser liposuction, tummy tucks, mini tummy tucks, arm-lifts, and thigh-lifts. Laser liposuction remains extremely popular in the United States as it is a very effective and safe method used to remove unwanted fat from the body.

Many of these body sculpting treatments are known as a mommy makeover in our Beverly Hills and Santa Monica plastic surgery practice. A mommy makeover describes a set of procedures, including breast implant surgery, breast lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction to improve a woman's body after childbirth. Most recently, ThermiVA treatments have been quite popular after mommy makeover surgery in order to tighten the vagina, restore vaginal moisture, strengthen the bladder wall, and tighten the labia minora.

Cosmetic Dermatology Microtreatments

Natural-looking plastic surgery is fast-becoming a social trend, with patients opting for microtreatments of Botox, facial fillers, and lasers instead of deeper treatments that require downtime. Santa Monica plastic surgeon Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is known for his natural techniqes for facial fillers and Botox. Microtreatments are far less costly, have less downtime and risk, and can optimize your face and body prior to a big social engagement. Our list of rejuvenating microtreatments include Botox, the facial fillers Juvederm and Restylane, IPL sunspot treatment, and laser skin resurfacing. At Kare Plastic Surgery + Skin Health Center, Botox is used to mitigate fine lines caused by overactive muscles. It primarily works around the eyes and on the forehead. Juvederm and Restylane are also top microtreatments in our cosmetic dermatology center in Santa Monica. The use of these hyaluronic acid fillers by top Santa Monica plastic surgeon is reserved for patients who desire a volumizing lift, especially around the cheeks. During your consultation, Dr. Karamanoukian may also talk to you about laser skin resurfacing using nanofractional laser or RF to help stimulate cellular production.

Botox + Facial Fillers

Our board certified plastic surgeon is known for his expertise in delivering natural-looking results with Botox and facial fillers. The use of Botox injections and volumizingRestylane and Juvederm are important in complementing the results of plastic surgery. Botox injections are used to correct mild to moderate fine wrinkles on the face, while Juvederm and Restylane facial fillers are used to volumize the face, lips, jawline, temples, and cheeks.

When you come in for a consultation, Dr. Karamanoukian will discuss the surgical and non-surgical anti-aging options for you, including laser resurfacing, Botox injections, facial fillers, and skin tightening techniques such as Ultherapy and Thermage. Most importantly, Dr. Karamanoukian can navigate you through the process by offering micro-treatments of Botox and fillers so that you can erase fine lines, yet still maintain a natural looking face.

Kare Plastic Surgery + Skin Health Center offers Botox and Dysport for fine wrinkles; Juvederm, Voluma, Radiesse, and Restylane for facial volume enhancement; and Microneedling, PRP, and Sculptra for collagen stimulation. Facial fillers and injections are among the most commonly performed cosmetic dermatology procedures in the United States.

Laser Treatments in Santa Monica

Advancements in laser therapy have revolutionized the non-surgical management of skin aging. At Kare Plastic Surgery + Skin Health Center, our expert Beverly Hills plastic surgeon utilizes laser resurfacing treatments to optimize cosmetic surgery procedures, including fractional laser resurfacing, laser scar treatments, laser skin tightening, and laser therapy for hyperpigmentation and skin melasma. Ultherapy, Exilis, and Thermage are also used to complement facelifts and necklifts to minimize surgical scarring. These RF skin tightening treatments help improve and maintain results years after cosmetic facelifts and necklifts.

Laser skin tightening procedures are an excellent complement to Botox and facial fillers, allowing top Los Angeles plastic surgeon Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian to balance the effects of Botox injections and Juvederm/Restylane with advanced skin tightening treatments to erase fine wrinkles.

Coolsculpting in Santa Monica

Coolsculpting has revolutionized the treatment of excessive fat, making it far more feasible to lose unwanted fat around your waistline and hips without liposuction surgery. The treatment is FDA-approved and uses cryotherapy (freezing) of fat cells to permanently reduce the density of lipocytes underneath your skin. Results are long-lasting and millions of men and women have benefited from this non-invasive, simple treatment.

Kare Plastic Surgery + Skin Health Center is one of the top coolsculpting centers in Santa Monica, offering precise treatments to address unwanted fat along the abdomen, thighs, arms, legs, back, love handles, and buttocks. Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian performs Coolsculpting in Santa Monica using a dual-sculpt approach that minimizes treatment times.

Depending on the area treatment, Coolsculpting in Santa Monica can permanently treat up to 25 percent of the fat cells underneath the skin in your treatment area. The most common areas for Coolsculpting therapy including the waistline and abdomen. Coolsculpting can complement a healthy diet and exercise regimen and is ideal for both men and women seeking a more firmer body. During your consultation at our Coolsculpting Santa Monica clinic, Dr. Karamanoukian will perform body biometrics including a 'pinch-test' to determine your candidacy for treatment. If you are also concerned about loose skin after Coolsculpting, Kare Plastic Surgery also offers laser and RF treatments that can further improve and complement your skin.