Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery in Santa Monica


While many cosmetic procedures are used to alter a patient’s fundamental appearance, a facelift is unique because it has virtually one purpose: restoration of smooth, youthful contours in the face. By delivering this exact result, Dr. Karamanoukian routinely helps his patients look as young as they feel. He does this by not only making full use of his technical ability, but also by using his artistic empathy to understand the exact result each patient is seeking. Further, his approach to facelifts is conservative and refined, restoring a patient’s smooth skin without making it look unnatural. To find out more about what his patients call the best facelift in Los Angeles, please read more below or call our office today.

Benefits of a Facelift

As one of the most longstanding cosmetic procedures, a facelift offers time-honored, proven results. As with any cosmetic procedure, the success of your facelift depends upon the skill, experience and compassion of your surgeon. In the right surgical hands, a facelift procedure provides powerful enhancement, making subtle yet dramatic changes to the face. The goal is an improved appearance without the obvious look of plastic surgery. With Dr. Karamanoukian’s precise and elegant approach, this is just what his patients get.

  • A facelift can effectively correct the following cosmetic issues:
  • Sagging skin in the midface
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Creases from the nose to the corner of the mouth, also known as nasolabial folds
  • Loss of muscle tone in the face
  • Sagging jowls
  • Lines and wrinkles throughout the face

Lasting Results

The expected results of a facelift should be clear before proceeding. While a facelift won’t halt the aging process, it will restore a youthful, refreshed appearance that helps patients both look and feel younger. In many cases, the results of a facelift can last up to 10 years. It all depends on how you treat your body, as well as your genetics.

  • As Dr. Karamanoukian will tell you, good facelift results depend on the following factors:
  • General lifestyle and habits
  • Skin elasticity
  • Other genetic factors
  • Your general health both before and after surgery
  • Sun exposure

After your facelift, Dr. Karamanoukian will continue his relationship with you, helping you to maintain your results for as long as possible. By ensuring his patients’ well-being long after the procedure is over, Dr. Karamanoukian strives to deliver the best facelift Los Angeles has available.

Nonsurgical Facelift

For patients who wish to enhance their facial appearance but are not ready to undergo surgery, a nonsurgical facelift may be the perfect option. This procedure helps tighten skin in the face and eliminate wrinkles, all without making a single incision. Through a combination of nonsurgical treatments, Dr. Karamanoukian can help restore youth and vigor to any patient’s face.

  • As part of a nonsurgical facelift, you may undergo several of the following treatments:
  • Facial fillers, such as Restylane, Perlane or Juvederm
  • Cosmetic muscle relaxers, such as BOTOX
  • Skin resurfacing treatment, such as a chemical peel or laser procedure

Expert Los Angeles Facelift Surgeon

Meet Dr. Karamanoukian

For Los Angeles patients considering a facelift, 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 your facelift, 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 facelift, ensuring that your results fulfill everything agreed upon.

Each facelift takes place in a surgical suite that is fully licensed by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Whether your particular procedure requires general anesthesia or simply conscious sedation, Dr. Karamanoukian uses a handpicked, board-certified anesthesiologist to look after this aspect of your facelift. In this way, he maintains every safety standard in the book.