Raffy Karamanoukian, MD
Rhinoplasty Expert Los Angeles

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Beverly Hills Rhinoplasty, 90210, dr, Nose Surgery, Facelift, Revision Rhinoplasty, Plastic Surgery

About Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian - Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Thank you for choosing Dr. Karamanoukian for your rhinoplasty procedure.  Finding an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon can be a difficult task as nasal surgery requires expertise in both cosmetic plastic surgery and a fundamental understanding of the important role the nose has in breathing.

Dr. Karamanoukian is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of California, Irvine Department of Plastic Surgery.  He is the author of several textbooks in surgery and has personally authored numerous academic papers that have been published in internationally-recognized publications in surgery and plastic surgery.  He is a regular contributor to Skin Health Magazine and has authored recent papers on liposuction, cosmetic plastic surgery, and neck lifts.

In 2006, Dr. Karamanoukian was the first surgeon in the world to introduce the concept of robotic-assisted microsurgery for complex cancer reconstruction.  This important technique utilizes a robotic arm to reconnect tiny blood vessels in autologous tissue flaps.  The technology will one day allow surgeons to remotely reconstruct tissue damaged or removed as a result of trauma or cancer reconstruction.
Feasibility of robotic-assisted microvascular anastomoses in plastic surgery.  2006 August; 22(6) 429-31 Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery.

Most importantly, Dr. Karamanoukian is a caring and compassionate surgeon who has committed his practice to cosmetic plastic surgery.  Your surgery, whether cosmetic or reconstructive, demands the attention of a caring surgeon who can lead you through the preoperative and postoperative details of surgery and recovery.  Dr. Karamanoukian has heralded these qualities into a seamless practice built of patient care and advocacy.  He is committed to the ethical, professional, and compassionate care of his patients. 

Board Certification:

American Board of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Academic Appointment Clinical Assistant Professor UC Irvine Department of Plastic Surgery


Bachelor of Science UCLA College of Letters & Science             1990-1994

Medical School
Doctor of Medicine UCLA School of Medicine          1994-1998

General Surgery UCSD School of Medicine         1998-1999

General Surgery UCSD School of Medicine          1999-2002

Plastic Surgery UC Irvine School of Medicine          2002-2005


DEA B----3382

Licensed Physician and Surgeon 

United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 1

United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 2

United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 3   

Honors and Awards:

Obagi 3 Diamond Club
UCLA Alumni Scholarship
UCLA Regent's Scholarship
Phi Beta Kappa National Honors
Golden Key National Honor Society
UCLA Departmental Honors 
UCLA Dean's Honors
UCLA Latin Honors
Patient's Choice Award 2009
Patient's Choice Award 2010


1. Raffy Karamanoukian, MD and Suzan Obagi. Clinical Snapshot. Correction of the Split Earlobe. Obagi Skin Health Magazine. 2010.

7. Raffy Karamanoukian, M. Kilani, M. Sundine, HL Karamanoukian, J. Delarosa, S. Behnam, GR Evans. Pediatric Burns with Snap Cap Fireworks. Journal of Burn Care Res. 27(2) 2006.

Professional Societies:

American Medical Association
California Medical Association
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
University of California Regents Scholar Society
University of California, Los Angeles Alumni Association