• A facelift can mitigate the effects of the aging process on your facial skin and tissues. Double-board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Richard V. Balikian is highly trained in several facelift techniques. He can perform your facelift in San Diego to refresh and refine your facial contours.

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  • This facelift can be thought of as an extension of the Facelift. It differs from a SMAS facelift in that the skin and deeper tissues are lifted as one unit. This allows for more aggressive lifting and flattening of the jowls, marionette lines, and nasolabial folds.

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  • Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that can address cosmetic and functional concerns involving the nose. Since the nose is the most prominent facial feature, bringing it into balance with the rest of the face can significantly enhance your natural facial contours.

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  • Revision rhinoplasty, also called secondary rhinoplasty, can correct both functional and cosmetic issues brought about by an unsuccessful primary rhinoplasty. Due to the intricacies of the nose shape and how it functions, Dr. Balikian uses a tremendous amount of skill to perform revision rhinoplasty.

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Eye Rejuvenation

Blepharoplasty, also known as an eyelid lift, results in a refreshed, youthful look to the areas above and below the eyes. Since the eyes are the focal point of visual contact, they are often the first to show signs of a tired, aged appearance.

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Fat Transfer

As we age, we lose volume in our face. Facial fat transfer allows Dr. Balikian to replace your volume loss, with your own fat from other parts of your body, such as stubborn belly fat. The result is a youthful, vibrant face.

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Lip Lift

With time the upper lip elongates and the lip itself gets thinner. While lip augmentation can help, it does not change the gravitational pull that has happened to the upper lip. That is where a surgical lip lift comes into play.

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Richard V. Balikian, MD, FACS

Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
Artistry. Excellence. Compassion

Trust Your Face to a Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Balikian is an experienced, double board certified, facial plastic surgeon. He is double board certified both in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Balikian belongs to a very select group of elite cosmetic surgeons with at least six years of specialized surgical training exclusively in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck.

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“I did a lot of research and had a couple consultations with prospective surgeons before chosing Dr. Balikian. I selected him primarily because he is trained in the most modern techniques, went to an excellent med school and is double board certified in facial surgery. The price was very fair, the staff was excellent, the results for my girlfriend and I were spectacular, free of complications and Dr. Balikian himself is as kind as he is talented. Upper echelon across the board. ”
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