Facial Plastic Surgery Blog

FAQs: Deep Plane Facelift in Murrieta

Deep plane facelifts at Balikian Facial Plastic Surgery in Murrieta, CA., have become the gold standard for comprehensive facial rejuvenation. This advanced surgical technique offers a significant transformation while maintaining a natural look that remains true to the patient’s unique facial features. To help understand the nuances of the procedure, we have compiled the following […]

Choosing the Right Facial Plastic Surgeon

Welcome to and the practice of Richard V. Balikian, MD., FACS in Murrietta, CA. Selecting the right facial plastic surgeon is a pivotal decision in your cosmetic surgery journey, Dr. Balikian a distinguished facial plastic is board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck […]

Deep Plane Facelift Advantages

There are a lots of cosmetic procedures available on the market right now, and facelifts are among the most popular. Not only are they some of the most effective methods of reversing the signs of aging on the patient’s face and neck, they have also been refined over the years. As such, they are now […]

What Is Revision Rhinoplasty?

The decision to undergo rhinoplasty is one that can be difficult for some. But knowing that your nose will look more like the way you have always wanted to can help to motivate many to take the plunge and have the procedure done. That is why it can be so difficult to go through the […]

Dr. Richard Balikian – A Proud Top 500 Allergan Provider

Dr. Richard Balikian is proud to be recognized as a Top 500 Allergan injector and offers incredible cosmetic treatments including Juvederm, Voluma, and Botox. We are among the top 1 percent of offices in the country that inject dermal fillers and perform Botox treatments. Allergan is an industry leader when it comes to offering a […]

CoolSculpting: What Is Cryolipolysis?

Achieving the perfect body contours, curves, and shape isn’t an easy task, even when following a strict diet and exercising regularly. Some people are lucky and can attain a naturally perfect physique, but most of us need that little extra help to achieve the perfect body contours. If you are unsure about getting plastic surgery, […]

We’re an Allergan Top 500 Provider of Fillers and Botox!

Allergan is an industry leader when it comes to offering a portfolio of innovative products. Patients in several countries know Allergan for popular skin-rejuvenation products such as Botox and Juvéderm. Balikian Facial Plastic Surgery is proud to be recognized as one of the top 500 Allergan providers in the world. We offer revolutionary cosmetic treatments […]

Want People to See Your Beautiful Eyes Without Sagging Eyelids Getting in the Way?

Blepharoplasty refers to a procedure that corrects droopy eyelids through the removal of excess fat and skin. It also involves the tightening and repairing of the underlying muscle structures that keep everything intact. At some point in time, everyone will eventually suffer from the effects of the aging process. This results in the formation of […]

Are Your Eyelashes Short and Brittle?

If your eyelashes are short and brittle, it’s entirely possible that you’ve always wondered if you could do anything to change the way they looked. Continually having to wear mascara to thicken your lashes can be quite tiresome. You will be pleased to know that there are treatments available nowadays to fix this issue and […]

Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Botox

If you’ve searched the internet looking for treatments that help alleviate the signs of aging, such as wrinkles and crow’s feet, there’s a very good chance you’d have come across Botox. It is one of the most popular treatments for wrinkles, fine lines, and crow’s feet. So, what is Botox? Well, that’s what we are […]

Getting Restylane Injections Takes Care Of Aging Signs

The aging process affects every aspect of your body. As you get older, your facial skin will become wrinkly and begin to show prominent wrinkles and fine lines. As the skin loses its elasticity, you’ll lose volume, develop saggy skin, and gain unsightly wrinkles that all make you look much older. Since this is an […]

The Endoscopic Brow Lift Provides a Number of Benefits

All around the world, people take on a number of different beauty trends that make them feel more secure and confident in how they look. People change the way they dress, add makeup to improve their looks, and style their hair according to their desires or what’s popular in the moment. Plastic surgery is also […]

Rhinoplasty: Your Nose Doesn’t Have to Look Unattractive Forever

The nose is one of the most prominent features on the face, and whether we like to admit it or not, it has a significant effect on our overall appearance. While sharp noses that are proportionate in size to the rest of our facial features are ideal, not every one of us is blessed with […]

When Crow’s Feet Appear, Try Dysport

Do wrinkles and fine lines on your face, especially around your eyes, make you look a lot older than you actually are? If yes, you are not alone. This is a common problem that a great deal of people experience at some point in their lives. Crow’s feet, wrinkles, fine lines, and marionette lines, also […]

Understanding Poly-L-Lactic Acid and Sculptra

Although our body possesses the extraordinary ability to repair and rejuvenate damaged skin tissue, our skin does lose its natural radiance and youthfulness with passage of time. A number of different factors ranging from the aging process, nutritional deficiencies, and excessive smoking to pollution, sun damage, and prolonged intake of certain medications can contribute to […]

Unhappy with Gaunt Cheeks? Consider Voluma

The FDA has approved a non-surgical method of correcting volume loss in the cheek area called Juvederm Voluma. This is a highly effective injectable treatment that can help take years away from your face by improving volume and texture in the facial skin. It can help deliver smooth and supple skin that will make you […]

Treat your Lashes Right with Latisse

Are you unhappy that your eyelashes aren’t thick and lush like your favorite celebrities? Are you trying to make up for the lack of eyelashes by applying large amounts of mascara to give them a voluminous and longer look? Eyelashes play a significant role to play in your appearance, as they help create a bold […]

Make Kybella your Choice for Double-Chin Reduction

Are you becoming more self-conscious about your double chin every time you step out of your house? The reason why you have a double chin is due to the accumulation of fat in that area. There are three reasons why you develop a double chin. • It’s in your genes • It’s the effect of […]

Our Facelift Features Deep-Plane and SMAS Techniques

Aging is a difficult process for our body to handle, especially in the facial region. The first signs of aging appear in the face early and progress over time. It can cause us to develop loose, sagging skin, wrinkles, baggy eyes, and jowls. This can greatly affect our appearance, and in the competitive world that […]

No More Plucking, No More Waxing (Laser Hair Removal With the Elos Motif laser)

Cosmetic procedures have greatly evolved over the years. The definition of beauty varies from person to person, but having a flawless appearance doesn’t hurt! And now that obtaining relief from any form of imperfection is within reach, anyone can opt for beauty treatments to enhance their overall look. One of the very basic beauty correction […]

When You Want to Lose Excess Fat Without Liposuction

Many people wish to get rid of unwanted body fat through cosmetic treatments. While liposuction is a very effective method of getting rid of unwanted fat, not everyone may be open to invasive surgical procedures. In such cases, a good alternative is CoolSculpting. Details Behind CoolSculpting CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved cosmetic treatment that helps to […]

Using the Vampire Facelift to Rejuvenate Your Skin

A vampire facelift refers to a procedure that utilizes blood from a patient’s own body as a treatment for wrinkles. The procedure is commonly confused with other surgical facelift techniques, but the process is quite different. The term ‘vampire’ in this procedure references the use of blood. It can help rejuvenate the face by removing […]

Experiencing Problems After a Nose Job? Revision Rhinoplasty May Be Needed

A rhinoplasty, more commonly known as a nose job, is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed around the world. It is highly effective and safe, but there are some instances where it may not go exactly as planned. Whether it doesn’t heal properly or the results simply don’t match your expectations, you can […]

VelaShape III Can Reduce Cellulite, Tighten Loose Skin, And More

A great deal of people strive to achieve the their ideal body with a well-contoured shape and beautifully vibrant skin. More often than not, however, many of them are not blessed with the genetics to obtain the ideal body shape naturally. Fortunately, there is no need to worry, as you can now get that perfect […]

The Elos Sublime Laser Offers Convenient Skin Tightening

Often times, when we are interacting with someone new in a social setting, their appearance can determine our initial impressions of them. Whether or not we know them well, the way someone looks and carries them self can determine how you interact with them moving forward. We habitually tend to categorize people based on their […]

Your Lower-Blepharoplasty Options

Ophthalmic plastic surgery is a treatment that primarily deals with eyelid disorders. The focus of ophthalmic surgery is geared toward the correction of cognitive or acquired disorders and cosmetic enhancements. Blepharoplasty is one such cosmetic procedure that is commonly chosen to address issues like droopy eyelids, excess skin, circles around the eyes, and the appearance […]

The Facts on Facial Fillers by Dr. Balikian

Poets proclaim that wrinkles and furrowed brows show hard-won experience and wisdom. But must fine lines and winkles be a necessary component of wisdom and judgment? Not anymore. Facial fillers have revolutionized skin care. By injecting these serums, cosmetic physicians can restore a youthful look to your face, without surgery. Fillers work by restoring volume […]

Kybella Non-Surgical Treatment for Double Chin Now Available in Temecula

It doesn’t matter if you call it a double chin or a turkey neck, the extra skin on your neck is aging and frustrating. In years past, the only solution was liposuction or another type of invasive cosmetic surgery, a deterrent for many. But now there’s a non-surgical treatment, an injectable called Kybella. In just […]

Dr. Balikian Discusses the Many Uses of Botox

Today, Botox™ is more than a wrinkle-remedy. It was first approved for cosmetic improvements 30 years ago. But now over 50 percent of the time it is used for therapeutic treatments. From back pain problems to migraines, from twitchy eyelids to sweating, Botox™ is helping people enjoy better health. Here is a look at what […]

Temecula Facial Plastic Surgeon Reveals Benefits of Deep Plane Facelift

The problem with many facelift techniques, both surgical and non-surgical, is how short a time they last. That’s why many patients are eager to try the deep plane facelift. This new method is considered a modified facelift technique. Studies reported in Aesthetic Surgery Journal show that the effects last longer than fat grafting and injectables. As cosmetic […]

Rehydrate Your Winter Skin with Hydrafacial

What sounds better–sandpapering your skin or steam cleaning it? For smooth, even skin, it’s steam cleaning every time. That’s the difference between conventional facials and a Hydrafacial. Perfect even for sensitive skin, it loosens dead skin cells at the same time it gently vacuums the surface, lifting deep debris and dirt that cause a blotchy, […]

Freeze That Double Chin Away

At a certain point, holding your head just so while you get your picture taken or wearing a turtleneck every day doesn’t cut it anymore. You can’t hide the unfortunate effects of a double chin. The fat that gathers around the neck buries the clean look of your profile and adds years to your appearance. […]

Dr. Richard Balikian Now Can Treat Acne Scars with Lasers and Fillers

Millions of people suffer from acne every year, and for many of them, it leaves skin-ravaging scars that can affect their confidence for years or even decades. Since there’s no real “cure” for acne that consistently works for everyone, many patients simply resign themselves to caking on makeup or dealing with a damaged self-image. However, […]

Want to Look 10 Years Younger Dr. Balikian Discusses the Benefits of Necklift

Richard V. Balikian, MD, FACS, of is proud to offer an age defying procedure called the necklift, efficiently and quickly from the comfort of his Temecula Plastic Surgery Center. This experienced, double board certified surgeon is renowned for his innovative facial plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as head and neck surgical techniques. A necklift […]

Get Rid of That Turkey Neck and Look 10 Years Younger

Temecula, CA-  It’s that time of the year again, where we all make our new year resolutions.  Do you hate your profile, is the skin on your neck sagging? In profile pictures, does your chin seem to run down into your neck? You have a case of the dreaded Turkey Neck. Dr. Richard Balikian is […]

Ethnic Rhinoplasty: The New Face in Art

Dr. Richard Balikian a Southern California rhinoplasty surgeon and facial plastic surgeon discusses the art of ethnic rhinoplasty.  Rhinoplasty, as with other cosmetic procedures, is done to alter the natural form with the intention of bringing more aesthetic balance to other features. Currently, it ranks behind liposuction, breast augmentation and tummy tucks in rank of […]

Dr. Richard Balikian Now Offering Lunch Hour Eyelift

Dr. Richard Balikian a Southern California Facial Plastic Surgeon with offices in Del Mar and Murrieta CA now offering the “lunch hour Quad eyelift”.  After years of crafting his skills in facial plastic surgery Dr. Balikian can now provide a Quad Eyelift technically known as a blepharoplasty under local anesthesia and the whole procedure takes […]

Get Rid of That Double Chin in One Hour

The area of the double chin has become a hot topic lately. With new products such as Kybella and CoolSculpting hoping to decrease the amount of fat below the chin, attention has been drawn to the dramatic effect neck fat removal can have. But the tried and true definitive treatment for a double chin is […]

Dr. Richard Balikian a Temecula Facial Plastic Surgeon recommends Search for the Right Surgeon for your Rhinoplasty

No two noses are the same and nose shapes and design vary depending on ethnicity.  Despite many similarities we have as humans, each ethnicity has its own distinct physical characteristics that should be factored into a nose reshaping procedure.  Dr. Richard Balikian says, “most of my Asian, African American and Persian rhinoplasty patients want to […]

Tired of Looking Tired Dr. Richard Balikian Discusses Voluma®

Southern California Facial Plastic Surgeon with offices in San Diego and Murrieta discusses the benefits of Voluma®.  Over the past decade there has been tremendous advancement in facial fillers that are providing incredible results when performed by an experienced facial plastic surgeon. Years ago if you wanted to refresh your face, it usually required surgery, […]

Dr. Balikian Now Promoting the Liquid Facelift

San Diego CA-  Dr. Richard Balikian a Temecula facial plastic surgeon is now promoting the liquid facelift procedure.  With summer now upon us, many women are looking to freshen up their looks as we enter prime vacation time, and want to look great in those summer photos.  Dr. Balikian reports during the summer months many […]

How to Choose a Rhinoplasty Surgeon

We all have one, and for many the nose causes much embarrassment.  Centered right smack dab in the center of our face, it is one of the first things people see when they meet you.  Some are fortunate to have a great nose and symmetry, but for many the nose causes anxiety and embarrassment. Dr. […]