NewBeauty Top Doctor Since 2022

Dr. Kirk A. Churukian

Plastic Surgeon
14830 Los Gatos Blvd., Suite 300, Los Gatos, CA, 95032
My job is to remove the ‘distractions’ to reveal the true beauty within you.

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For Dr. Kirk A. Churukian and his team, top-notch service is a cornerstone of their practice philosophy. In a field with incredibly high standards for safety and optimal outcomes, they ensure that every experience with patients is designed to provide the highest level of care. “My staff are as much a part of the final results as I am,” says the surgeon. “No physician can adequately meet every need alone. We take a team approach to delivering the best possible experience, both before and after the procedure.” Beyond offering exemplary care, Dr. Churukian is committed to making sure his transformational surgical and nonsurgical treatments are in line with his patients’ personal goals. “I want my patients to not only look better, but feel better,” he adds. “The physical results are just one piece of the puzzle. I’m also there to be their cheerleader and reassure them about what they are seeing in the mirror as they move through the phases of their recovery.”


University of Southern California, School of Medicine
General Surgery, University of California, San Francisco-San Joaquin Valley
Plastic Surgery, University of Louisville
Hand and Microsurgery, University of Southern California - Joseph H. Boyes MD/Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Hand Surgery, Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Surgery of the Hand


Board Certification:

American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Board of Plastic Surgery, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, California Society of Plastic Surgeons, Fellow, American College of Surgeons

A Minute With

  1. What are your most requested procedures?

    Fat grafting for facial
    rejuvenation, facelifts,
    breast augmentations
    and tummy tucks.

  2. What new services are you excited to offer?

    Combining Platelet-rich
    plasma (PRP) with
    fat grafting to improve
    the graft survival.

  3. What’s the best way to revive a post-pregnancy figure?

    Start by repairing the physical
    damage of pregnancy, including
    lax abdominal wall and muscles,
    and excess fat and skin around the
    midsection. Next, consider breast
    rejuvenation to restore lost volume
    and tighten loose skin to create a
    natural-looking shape

  4. What is your approach to breast augmentation?

    Our philosophy is to respect the
    limits of each person’s tissues.
    Finding an implant that is a
    comfortable and natural fit
    diminishes the pain and trauma
    from the surgery. Improving the
    circulation to the breast with
    special exercises will decrease
    swelling and improve healing.
    This returns the patient to normal
    activity quickly and limits the
    complications of the surgery

  5. What do you like most about your profession?

    Fat grafting for facial
    rejuvenation, facelifts,
    breast augmentations
    and tummy tucks.

  6. The accolades that mean the most to me

    The trust and friendship of
    patients and their families

  7. Three words that best describe me

    Earnest, sincere,

  8. My motto

    “You are beautiful.”
    This is the idea that we
    start...and end with!

  9. What is your best cosmetic tip for the holidays?

    Botox and fillers are an all-season
    favorite that when timed just right
    can help you put your best face
    forward from Halloween through
    the new year! Right now, I’m doing
    facial rejuvenation treatments
    using fillers like Juvéderm Voluma,
    Vollure and Volbella and Botox.
    This transformative procedure
    takes under 30 minutes and can
    help you turn back the clock on
    several years of aging

  10. What other procedures are best to do this time of year?

    Blepharoplasty can give you
    better-looking eyes in about an
    hour. There’s minimal pain with
    quick functional recovery. Upper
    and/or lower eyelid lifts during
    time away from work will have
    you looking like you just returned
    from a spa vacation. I also like IPL
    (Intense Pulsed Light) treatments
    to get rid of redness. A red nose and
    rosy cheeks look great on Santa,
    but not so great on you!


  • Abdominoplasty
  • Aesthetic Injectables
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift
  • Browlift
  • Facelift
  • Facial Implants
  • Facial / Breast Fat Grafting
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Mommy Makeover
  • Post-Bariatric Body Contouring
  • Smartlipo®
  • Jan Marini Skin Research® Skin Care


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