Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery in Santa Monica


In the pursuit of cosmetic perfection, liposuction is one of the most popular procedures around. It allows doctors to systematically and precisely shape a patient’s body by removing pockets of fat that won’t go away with diet or exercise. In his Los Angeles office, Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian uses liposuction to help patients achieve the contours and proportions that bring out their very best appearance. With his minimally invasive techniques and short recovery periods, he routinely helps patients achieve their cosmetic goals in the most comfortable way possible. If you’re considering liposuction, Dr. Karamanoukian may be the perfect fit. Read below or call our office to find out more about what his patients call the best liposuction Santa Monica has to offer.

“I asked other doctors and his name always came up. I went to this guy not really trusting doctors or surgeons, frankly. His bedside manner and his reassuring tone made me comfortable right away. The results were amazing.” Patient Testimonial

Liposuction Benefits

While liposuction is not a substitute for natural weight loss methods such as diet and exercise, it provides the next best thing. By effectively eliminating stubborn pockets of fat, it allows patients to achieve proportion and balance throughout their entire body. A patient may shed a few pounds as a result, but liposuction does not address fat from a health perspective. Patients should still eat well and exercise regularly, especially after the procedure.

  • Dr. Karamanoukian can deliver liposuction to any part of the body that is prone to fat buildup. These areas include:
  • Chin
  • Neck
  • Tummy
  • Flanks (love handles)
  • Back
  • Thighs
  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Butt
  • Calves
  • Ankles

With Dr. Karamanoukian, liposuction is especially effective. He does not simply treat a single area because a patient asks him to, while ignoring the rest of the body and how one change might affect it. Instead, he evaluates the patient’s entire body. This allows him to create a custom treatment plan that brings balance and harmony to the patient’s entire body, rather than reduction of a single area. With his individualized, dynamic approach, he delivers high-quality liposuction, with excellent results.

Minimally Invasive Tumescent Liposuction

In contrast to traditional liposuction in which the patient is fully unconscious, Dr. Karamanoukian uses a technique known as pure tumescent liposuction.

  • This technique offers many advantages over previous forms of liposuction, including:
  • Minimal blood loss
  • More rapid recovery
  • Less post-operative pain
  • Improved aesthetic result
  • Decreased risk

This technique uses a special anesthetic called tumescent anesthetic. Tumescent means hardened or swollen. This type of anesthetic causes the treatment area to swell, while concurrently shrinking capillaries in the treatment area. Both functions cause the liposuction to be safer and more effective, all while keeping the patient wide awake during the entire procedure. If you’re looking for among the safest liposuction available in Los Angeles and Santa Monica, please call our office today.

Expert Los Angeles Liposuction Surgeon

Meet Dr. Karamanoukian

For Los Angeles patients considering liposuction, there are few surgeons more qualified than Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian. He is double board certified, meaning he has unrelenting talent and experience backing up each procedure he delivers. When it comes to performing safe and effective liposuction, Dr. Karamanoukian can uphold every surgical standard to keep you looking and feeling your very best. First and foremost, this extends to the safety aspect of your procedure. Second, it extends to the cosmetic excellence of your liposuction, ensuring that your results fulfill everything agreed upon.

Each liposuction takes place in a surgical suite that is fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Leaving no detail unattended, Dr. Karamanoukian uses a handpicked, board-certified anesthesiologist to look after this aspect of your liposuction. In this way, he maintains every safety standard in the book.