Dr. Richard Balikian, a trailblazer in the field of cosmetic surgery and facial rejuvenation, is proud to introduce a groundbreaking technique known as The Balikian Method. This innovative approach to facelifts eliminates the need for post-surgery drains, setting a new standard in convenience and patient experience. Offering this transformative procedure conveniently in both San Diego and Murrieta, Dr. Balikian aims to redefine the landscape of facial aesthetics.

What Is The Balikian Method?

The Balikian Method represents a cutting-edge advancement in cosmetic surgery, specifically addressing the challenges associated with traditional facelift procedures. This technique focuses on achieving facial rejuvenation, an anti-aging procedure that combines precision and artistry to deliver exceptional results. Unlike conventional methods, The Balikian Method stands out for its unique approach to skin tightening without the necessity for postoperative drains.

How Does The Balikian Method Work?

The science behind The Balikian Method involves a meticulous process designed to lift and tighten facial tissues, restoring a youthful appearance. By incorporating innovative techniques, Dr. Balikian ensures that patients experience the benefits of facial rejuvenation without the inconvenience of postoperative drains.

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Am I a Good Candidate for The Balikian Method?

Ideal candidates for The Balikian Method are individuals seeking effective facial rejuvenation and skin tightening without the hassle of traditional drain-based facelifts.Candidates typically include those experiencing facial sagging, wrinkles, and other signs of aging that can be effectively addressed through this advanced procedure.

However, not everyone may be a suitable candidate for The Balikian Method. Those with certain medical conditions, unrealistic expectations, or specific contraindications may need to explore alternative options.

Your Consultation

During the initial consultation, patients have the opportunity to discuss their concerns, goals, and expectations with Dr. Balikian. The consultation serves as a crucial step in the personalized treatment journey, allowing the patient to gain a comprehensive understanding of The Balikian Method and its potential benefits. Dr. Balikian will conduct a thorough examination, discuss the procedure in detail, and address any questions or concerns the patient may have.

What to Expect During the Procedure

The treatment session itself involves a carefully orchestrated series of steps to achieve optimal results. Dr. Balikian utilizes his expertise in cosmetic surgery to perform The Balikian Method with precision, focusing on skin tightening and facial rejuvenation. Patients can expect a tailored experience that prioritizes both aesthetic goals and overall well-being.

The Balikian Method Aftercare

One of the standout features of The Balikian Method is its minimal aftercare requirements. Unlike traditional facelifts that often involve drains and extended recovery periods, patients undergoing The Balikian Method experience a smoother postoperative journey. While some temporary effects may be present, the overall recovery is generally quicker, allowing individuals to resume their normal activities sooner.

How Much Does The Balikian Method Cost?

The cost of The Balikian Method is determined based on various factors, including the complexity of the procedure, the extent of facial rejuvenation required, and the specific goals of the patient. During the consultation, Dr. Balikian provides a personalized cost estimate, ensuring transparency and clarity regarding the financial aspects of the chosen treatment.

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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Embark on your journey to enhanced facial aesthetics by scheduling a consultation to learn more about The Balikian Method. Dr. Balikian and his expert team are dedicated to providing comprehensive information, addressing your concerns, and guiding you through the transformative experience of this innovative drainless facelift. Contact us today to discover how The Balikian Method can redefine your approach to cosmetic surgery and facial rejuvenation!

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I felt well prepared prior to surgery and excited.


I always planned to have a facelift but was really apprehensive about scars and the ‘Joker face’ look, but when I saw the lower facelift/neck lift results on another of his patients, I was finally ready. Dr. Balikian and his staff answered all my questions and I felt well prepared prior to surgery and excited. […] I’m only 12 days post-op and have no visible suture lines. My saggy neck skin and jowls are gone! I just look refreshed and younger, far from the ‘Joker face’ look I was afraid of. I’m really happy with my results and I will recommend Dr. Balikian without hesitation.