DR. KIRK A. CHURUKIAN

Plastic Surgeon

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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 communal approach...

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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 communal approach...

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Cosmetic surgery is about removing the ‘distractions’ that make it hard to see the true beauty within us.
Dr. Kirk A. Churukian
Plastic Surgeon
San Jose, California

Services Offered

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Aesthetic Injectables
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift
  • Browlift
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Facial Implants
  • Fat Transfer
  • Jan Marini Skin Research® Skin Care
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Mommy Makeover
  • Post-Bariatric Body Contouring
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1.
WHAT ARE YOUR MOST REQUESTED PROCEDURES?
Fat grafting for facial rejuvenation, facelifts, breast augmentations and abdominoplasties
2.
WHAT NEW SERVICES ARE YOU EXCITED TO OFFER?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) preparations, which we began using more than 15 years ago, are now making a comeback. We are beginning to use it in combination with fat grafting to improve the amount of 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?
I love being a problem solver. I like to think my superpower is being able to use my toolbox to fix a wide variety of problems all over the body. This allows me to help address the individual challenges my patients face by creating a custom program that prioritizes their particular needs
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, compassionate
8.
MY MOTTO
“You are beautiful.” This is the idea that we start...and end with!

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Philosophy

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 communal 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.”

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Education & Credentials

EDUCATION:

Degree:

  • University of Southern California School of Medicine

Residency:

  • University of California, San Francisco-San Joaquin Valley
  • University of Louisville

Fellowship:

  • 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

AFFILIATIONS:

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

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About Dr. Kirk A. Churukian
Education & Credentials

EDUCATION:

Degree:

  • University of Southern California School of Medicine

Residency:

  • University of California, San Francisco-San Joaquin Valley
  • University of Louisville

Fellowship:

  • 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

AFFILIATIONS:

  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • 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 abdominoplasties

WHAT NEW SERVICES ARE YOU EXCITED TO OFFER?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) preparations, which we began using more than 15 years ago, are now making a comeback. We are beginning to use it in combination with fat grafting to improve the amount of 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?

I love being a problem solver. I like to think my superpower is being able to use my toolbox to fix a wide variety of problems all over the body. This allows me to help address the individual challenges my patients face by creating a custom program that prioritizes their particular needs

THE ACCOLADES THAT MEAN THE MOST TO ME

The trust and friendship of patients and their families

THREE WORDS THAT BEST DESCRIBE ME

Earnest, sincere, compassionate

MY MOTTO

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

Services
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Aesthetic Injectables
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift
  • Browlift
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Facial Implants
  • Fat Transfer
  • Jan Marini Skin Research® Skin Care
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Mommy Makeover
  • Post-Bariatric Body Contouring
Contact doctor for financing details