Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery in Santa Monica

Cosmetic Surgeon

Meet Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian

Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a premier plastic surgeon working in Los Angeles, California. As a hub of cosmetic surgery, Los Angeles is home to some of the greatest, most successful cosmetic surgeons in the world. Dr. Karamanoukian has made his mark on this highly competitive field by delivering high quality cosmetic results to each patient who walks through his doors. With his double board certification and years of cosmetic excellence, Dr. Karamanoukian may be the perfect fit for your upcoming cosmetic procedure.

As a top cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Karamanoukian has undergone extensive training to provide his patients with caring, compassionate and effective cosmetic results. His areas of expertise include cosmetic dermatology, dermatologic surgery, vein surgery and general cosmetic enhancement. With his well-rounded understanding of modern cosmetics, he strives to provide the least invasive treatment possible while maintaining his dedication to beautiful, lasting results.

Dr. Karamanoukian is currently the only surgeon in the United States who is board certified in both plastic surgery and phlebology (vein surgery). Because of this, he is able to deliver comprehensive vein procedures for health and beauty, in addition to the standard array of plastic surgery procedures such as breast augmentation, tummy tucks and rhinoplasty.

For his surgical procedures, Dr. Karamanoukian has admitting privileges at St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica. This is a premier facility in the heart of Santa Monica, allowing Dr. Karamanoukian’s patients to undergo procedures in a state-of-the-art hospital. If you’re considering a surgical procedure, you may be a candidate for admission into St. John’s brand new facilities. To find out more, please call our office today, and our patient care coordinator will discuss your options for surgery.

  • Board Certification
  • American Board of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • American Board of Phlebology (Vein Surgery)
  • Academic Appointment:
  • Clinical Assistant Professor; University of California, Irvine Department of Plastic Surgery
  • Professional Societies
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons - Active Member
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • American College of Phlebology
  • University of California, Irvine School of Medicine Association of Voluntary Clinical Faculty
  • University of California Regents Scholar Society
  • UCLA Alumni Association
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society
  • Awards
  • Patient's Choice Award 2009
  • Patient's Choice Award 2010
  • Patient's Choice Award 2011
  • Patient's Choice Award 2012
  • Presentation of Abstracts
  • Karamanoukian RL and Karamanoukian HL. The Clinical Feasibility of Simultaneous Bilateral Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation of the Greater Saphenous Vein: A Case Series of One Hundred Consecutive Patients. American College of Phlebology 22nd Annual Congress. Marco Island, Florida. November 6-9, 2008.
  • Delarosa J; Lynch J; Karamanoukian RL; Pluth J; Bergan JJ. Persistent Ductus Arteriosus in the Septuagenarian and Octogenarian. CHEST, 65th Annual International Scientific Assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians. Chicago, IL. 1999.
  • Delarosa J; Sparks SR; Owens EL; Karamanoukian RL; Ku J; Bergan JJ. Sacral Decubitus Ulcers: An Uncommon, but Important Indication for lower Extremity Revasculariztion. Southern California Vascular Surgical Society, Annual Meeting. Indian Wells; May 5 - 7, 2000.
  • HW Donias; G D’Ancona; RL Karamanoukian; J. Bersland; HL Karamanoukian. OPCAB Therapy. Off Pump Clopidrogel/Aspirin or Both Therapy. Second Congress of Cardiology and Angiology of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. May 31 -June 2, 2001.
  • HW Donias; HL Karamanoukian; RL Karamanoukian; Kabil G; Czibik J; Bergsland J; and Stephan R. Intraoperative Graft Potency Verification in Renal Transplants: A Case Study. Second Congress of Cardiology and Angiology of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. May 31- June 2, 2001.
  • HW Donias; RL Karamanoukian; PL Glick; J Bergsland; E Kabil; HL Karamanoukian; Survey of Resident Training in Robotic Surgery. Second Congress of Cardiology and Angiology of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. May 31- June 2, 2001.
  • Karamanoukian RL; Tenenhaus M; Delarosa J; Bouvet M. Non-melanomatous Skin Cancer in patients under age 35. American College of Surgeons. New Orleans, LA. October 2001.
  • Karamanoukian HL; Bergsland J; Karamanoukian RL; Choi S. Survey of Residency Training in Robotic Heart Surgery. Spring Clinical Forum, SUNY Buffalo. April 2001.
  • Karamanoukian HL; Choi S; Delarosa J; Karamanoukian RL; D’Ancone G; Taheri S; Bergsland J; Salerno T. Survey of Resident Training in Minimally Invasive Coronary revascularization. Society of Thoracic Surgery, 36th Annual Meeting.
  • Karamanoukian RL; Delarosa J; Bouvet M; Cosman B. Conservative Management of Anal Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Patients with HIV. American Society of Colon and Rectum Surgeons. Boston, MA. May 2000.
  • Karamanoukian RL; Delarosa J; Gamagami R; Bouvet M; ; Cosman B. Conservative Management of Anal Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Patients with HIV. Fourth Annual Veterans Administration Oncology Cancer Symposium. Washington DC. 1999.
  • Ko C; Whang E; Karamanoukian RL; Longmire WP; McFadden DW. What is the Best Method of Training? A Report of America’s Leading Senior Surgeons. Fifth Scientific Session of the Pacific Coast Surgical Association. Honolulu, HI; 1998
  • Soltero R; Karamanoukian RL; Cohen S; Holmes R. Initial Clinical Experience with a New Biodegradable System. 50th Annual Meeting California Society of Plastic Surgeons. May 25-29, 2000.
  • Certificates for Continued Medical Education
  • American Medical Association Certificate Awarded to Raffy Karamanoukian: Pathophysiology of Pain and Pain Assessment 2011
  • American Medical Association Certificate Awarded to Raffy Karamanoukian: Overview of Management Options for Pain 2011
  • American Medical Association Certificate Awarded to Raffy Karamanoukian: Barriers to Pain Management 2011
  • American Medical Association Certificate Awarded to Raffy Karamanoukian: Assessing and Treating Pain 2011
  • American Medical Association Certificate Awarded to Raffy Karamanoukian: Assessing and Treating Pain in Older Adults 2011
  • American Medical Association Certificate Awarded to Raffy Karamanoukian: Pediatric Pain Management 2011
  • American Medical Association Certificate Awarded to Raffy Karamanoukian: Assessing and Treating Nonmalignant Pain 2011
  • American Medical Association Certificate Awarded to Raffy Karamanoukian: Assessing and Treating Neuropathic Pain 2011
  • American Medical Association Certificate Awarded to Raffy Karamanoukian: Assessing Nonmalignant Pain 2011
  • American Medical Association Certificate Awarded to Raffy Karamanoukian: Overview and Assessment of Cancer Pain 2011
  • American Medical Association Certificate Awarded to Raffy Karamanoukian: Pharmacotherapy for Cancer Pain 2011
  • American Medical Association Certificate Awarded to Raffy Karamanoukian: Management of Cancer Pain 2011