Patient Testimonials

What patients says about us...

As a last ditch effort, I decided to Google "best keloid specialist" and I came across Dr. Karamanoukian’s video from the TV show "The Doctors". After watching that video I told myself that I would make one last attempt to treat my scars. After meeting Dr. Raffy at his Kare Plastic Surgery Center in Santa Monica, I left feeling a sense of optimism and hope that maybe something could be done to fix my problem, cant really ask for anything more...
- Melenon
I had previously gone to another plastic surgeon who excised my scars. He botched them so they ended up looking much worse and formed keloids. When I had my consultation with Dr. Karamanoukian, I immediately felt like I was in the right hands. He explained to me in full detail the series of treatments he would do to my scars. He suggested a weekly treatment for 4 months- I am on my second month and I already noticed that my scars are flat and much lighter. 
- Kristina
After a botched laser liposuction surgery left me with severe irregularities, scars and uneven proportions on my inner- and outer thighs, flanks and knees I was wary of proceeding with any revision surgery even though I knew it was necessary for me to feel confident again. Luckily I found Dr Raffy and the Kare Plastic Surgery Center in Santa Monica. Its been 2 months since my surgery and I am still in disbelief with the amazing result. Dr Raffy's attention to detail is impeccable and I couldn't be happier with the outcome, plastic surgery specialist.
- Steve Thomas
I went to Dr. Karamanoukian to manage a scar that I had received from a traumatic event back in 2009 but decided to take care of now as I have recently starting working in a position where image means a lot. I had previously seen another doctor while I lived in San Diego attending law school and was new to the LA area when I looked Dr. Karamanoukian up online as best plastic surgeon. I have had previous experience with plastic surgeons in San Diego and I can affirmatively say that I will be a patient for life with Dr. Karamanoukian.
- George
I have a handful of chicken pox scars on my face left over from childhood. They have always negatively affected my self esteem. When I was a teenager, a plastic surgeon told me I would have to carry these scars forever. I spent years trying everything and anything with no results. I did a lot of research and also spent a good amount of time on this site. I selected Dr. Karamanoukian because his answers regarding scars were the right ones, while other plastic surgeons were inconsistent. 
- Alyssa
Dr. K is one of the finest plastic surgeons in Los Angeles. He is more skilled than most and understands the aesthetics that are involved and was able to revise a scar so that it virtually disappeared! He is a master at botox, Juvederm and others, so that no one can tell you have it. His aftercare is superb. I highly recommend him!
- Matt
Dr. Raffy is honestly the best plastic surgeon I have ever met in my life. Truly. After having four botched breast surgeries, I consulted with at least 20 plastic surgeons in Southern California hoping to find someone I was confident in to fix my issues. I accompanied a girlfriend to get her filler from Dr Raffy and she thought I should show him my issue. Not only was he genuinely empathetic to how this has affected my life but he was very interested in finding out why in the world this was happening. Amazing Plastic Surgeon in Los Angeles
- Model
I am so thrilled with my nose job with Dr. Karamanoukian. I wanted a natural looking rhinoplasty and not one of the three consults that I visited even listened to what I was trying to say. I did not want a curved slope on my bridge and Dr. Karamanoukian made sure to listen to my desires. I am an aspiring model and I wanted a very natural looking change with minimal rhinoplasty. He did exactly what I asked and I am so thrilled with the results of my surgery.
- Antoinette
Dr. Karamanoukian fixed my eyelid bags on my face and I am thrilled that it looks so natural. I had what he called a transconjunctival blepharoplasty because I did not want a scar on my lower eyelids and he did it with a small incision inside my eyelid. I am so thrilled with the results three weeks out of surgery. Just a few of my close friends noticed the difference because it looks so natural like myself. I would recommend Dr. Karamanoukian to anyone looking for a great plastic surgeon.
- Maria
I have had two major surgeries on my nose back in India and I did not think that anything else could be done about my nostrils being so different after my nose job twenty years ago. My husband fully supported my consultation with Dr. Karamanoukian and even came with me to discuss the options for getting a surgery done to restore a balance with my nose parts. After three months of careful planning, Dr. Karamanoukian recommended that I proceed with my surgery and I had a full lip lift revision on one side followed by scar revision to help even out my profile. My mother would be very pleased to see the results when I return home. My husband and I are very grateful to the doctor for all of his support and careful dedication to his profession.
- Anushka
Dr. Karamanougian will always be my surgeon for the rest of my life. He is caring and always thoughtful about doing balanced work that looks natural. I have completed my second surgery with him in five years and again I am satisfied that he does his work to perfection. Last year, I hit my nose on a post and it twisted onto one side so I could not breathe perfectly through one of my nostrils. Dr. Karamanougian performed a nose surgery inside my nose and fixed the fractured cartilage. I am happy with the results as my nose looks better than it ever did and my breathing is restored.
- Wendi
I have been suffering with silicone in my lips for over ten years and finally had the courage to consult with Dr. Karamanoukian in Santa Monica. I was first relieved by the office staff, especially Melissa, who offered me information about how the doctor removes the silicone and how happy patients are having it removed. Then I met with Dr. Karamanoukian and he is such a kind and honest surgeon. He told me that I had a Grade II silicone reaction and showed me before and after photos so I could clearly understand what I was going to have done. The surgery went very well and he offered me the time to recover in his office for as long as I needed until my family arrived. I have to say that the whole process was comforting and great.
- Guadalupe
I travelled from Buffalo New York to have my breast revision with Dr. Karamanoukian and I would do it all over again if I had to. His office was fantastic in all aspects of my care. I had capsular contracture surgery four times in Buffalo and my surgeon kept doing the same thing over and over again. I finally decided that enough was enough and researched Dr. Karamanoukian and his techniques for breast implant removal with capsulectomy. My life has changed and I owe so much to this talented young surgeon.
- Marie
I'm a hard woman to please when it comes to plastic surgery because I have worked in the surgical field for over ten years. I met Dr. Karamanoukian at the hospital after I saw him perform a surgery in the operating room. He was personable, kind, humble, and compassionate. It was exactly what I was looking for after I got botched by another surgeon in the same hospital. Dr. Karamanoukian was the exact same in his office when I came in for a consultation. He allowed me the time to digest my options and gave me clear recommendations, many of which were non-surgical. I felt relieved that I was in his hands and everything has been smooth so far. He is exceptional as a doctor and friend.
- Mae
I am indebted to Dr. Raffy for taking care of my precious 4 year-old child. He was such a gentle and caring doctor and we felt the love he has for children. We actually went to an urgent care first and they suggested taking my daughter to the emergency room because they thought she wouldn’t be able to sit still with the stitches. Dr. Karamanoukian, on the other hand, made the whole process enjoyable and entertaining for us. My daughter listened calmly and had no problems with the stitches. After our surgery, he was thoughtful and kind, giving us recommendations for scarring creams and making sure that he maintained a good rapport with my daughter. He treated her like she was his own child and we are so indebted.
- Jessica
I researched realself for over six months before I decided to go to Dr. Karamanoukian for a breast lift scar that I've had for over five years. The first thing he did when he saw me was to suggest that I meet with my previous surgeon so that he can evaluate my hypertrophic scar. I thought that Dr. Karamanoukian was the most honest surgeon I have ever met and I told him that after doing all of my research, I wanted only him to revise my scars. After the surgery, I am so happy with my results of the breast lift revision. I finally feel good about my surgery and my breasts. 
I saw Dr. Nazareth Papazian in his Downtown office for liposuction and I am delighted with the results. I was travelling all year long and finally decided to pursue my dream of getting liposuction and Dr. Papazian was the best surgeon from beginning to end. My husband loves the results and I feel like a new woman after kids. I would advise you to do the surgery as soon as you can because you will not regret one thing. 
Dr. Nazareth Papazian performed the Brazilian Cellulite Treatment on my hips and thighs almost one month ago and I'm so far so pleased with the results. I had wanted to have the surgery done before the summer before my family came to Beirut and I got my wish. For many years, I was self conscious about my cellulite and I saw two doctors in Beirut who recommended that I have Endermologie from France. I read many things on the internet about Endermologie and didnt feel like this was the best solution. Dr. Papazian I met at AUB and he was so professional. My cellulite is so much better. Now I need more plastic surgery!!
My husband and I are thankful that Dr. Karamanoukian was in our lives when our 5 year old fell on the concrete. He met us at the clinic on a Saturday night, sutured my daughter effortlessly, and sent her home with a goodie bag full of organic treats. You cannot get better than this even if you tried. Dr. Karamanoukian is the best plastic surgeon in the world. 
Dr. Karamanoukian is a compassionate doctor that helped me get through a very difficult period in my life. I had an accident that left the right side of my face completely maimed from the eyelid to the middle of my cheek. Dr. Karamanoukian recommended that I undergo a modified facelift to help release the scar tissue and lift up the scar on my cheek. The surgery was successful from day one when I looked at my face. I am indebted to Dr. Karamanoukian for his dedication and hard work.