Beauty Expert 2020
Dr. Kirk A. Churukian
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
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Affiliation: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
What are your most requested procedures?Fat grafting for facial rejuvenation, facelifts, breast augmentations and tummy tucks.
What new services are you excited to offer?Combining Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) with fat grafting to improve the graft survival.
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
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
What do you like most about your profession?Fat grafting for facial rejuvenation, facelifts, breast augmentations and tummy tucks.
The accolades that mean the most to meThe trust and friendship of patients and their families
Three words that best describe meEarnest, sincere, compassionate
My motto“You are beautiful.” This is the idea that we start...and end with!
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
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!
- Aesthetic Injectables
- Breast Augmentation
- Breast Lift
- Facial Implants
- Facial / Breast Fat Grafting
- Laser Skin Resurfacing
- Mommy Makeover
- Post-Bariatric Body Contouring
- Jan Marini Skin Research® Skin Care