Dr. Richard Balikian

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Richard V. Balikian, MD

Dr. Balikian is an experienced, double board certified, facial plastic surgeon. He is double board certified both in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Balikian belongs to a very select group of elite cosmetic surgeons with at least six years of specialized surgical training exclusively in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck.

Dr. Balikian grew up in Boston, Massachusetts. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Columbia University in New York City. During his time as an Art History major, Dr. Balikian developed an interest and spent time studying the concepts of beauty throughout history. Dr. Balikian went on to graduate from Boston University Medical School, where he was honored and elected to the AOA Medical Honors Society for graduating in the top ten percent of graduating physicians. After medical school, he completed an internship in General Surgery, followed by four years of residency training in Head and Neck and Facial Plastic Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. During this time Dr. Balikian developed a keen knowledge of the intricate anatomy of the face, head and neck. He was awarded the prestigious Davidoff Award for achievement in teaching.

Dr. Balikian was then personally selected by one of the world’s top cosmetic facial surgeons, to pursue an additional year of highly specialized training. During this time, Dr. Balikian developed his own private Facial Plastic Surgery practice, performing the full range of facial plastic surgery procedures for his patients. Dr. Balikian was actively involved in teaching the intricacies of facial plastic surgery to young surgeons at the Indiana University School of Medicine, where he held the appointment of Clinical Instructor of Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Balikian then moved his practice to the Inland Empire in the Temecula Valley.

Throughout his career, Dr. Balikian has published numerous articles in medical journals and has authored textbook chapters related to plastic surgery of the face, head and neck. Dr. Balikian also maintains membership in several professional societies. He has been enthusiastically involved with charitable foundations such as the “Face to Face” program, which provides victims of domestic violence pro-bono cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. In his free time, Dr. Balikian loves to cook and play golf.

Dr. Balikian is committed to bringing exceptional quality of service to his patients. Patient satisfaction is his final reward.

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  • BW

    "Dr. Balikian, I just want to write you a personal thank you for the amazing job you did on my nose, and confidence! It took me five years of researching, and consults with other doctors, unt .."

  • SS

    "I’d like to thank you for everything regarding my surgery. My family and I are very pleased with your work and service. Once again, I really appreciate your time, patience and talent as we .."

  • RC

    "If you want to find a doctor who will take the time to listen to you, no matter how many questions you have, Dr. Balikian will listen and give you an honest answer. Now my whole family only .."

  • NK

    "This is not only a thank you. This is also a WOW! I love my results. I’m sure you would be the last one to say the things you do make a difference in people’s lives, but it’s the first .."

  • CM

    "Dr. Balikian’s medical approach to his patients is excellent. He makes the patient very comfortable. He explains the procedure in a simple and understandable way. I highly recommend Dr. Ba .."

  • NM

    "Dr. Balikian was wonderful! He answered all my questions thoroughly. The surgery and recovery were uncomplicated. The results were much more positive than I initially expected. I feel refres .."

  • AG

    "I love my new nose! It looks great and I can breathe again. It’s exactly what I wanted."

  • MF

    "Dr. Balikian, I really appreciate everything you did for me. You will make a lot of patients happy with your great work. I am so happy with my nose. I never thought it could ever be so strai .."

  • Susan R

    "Your ability to listen captured my attention, and when you spoke, I soon realized that a very confident, capable surgeon stood before me. I can only contribute my very rapid healing to your .."

  • SR

    "Thank you for your service at my recent visit. You and your staff, Misty and Sheri, were very friendly and informative. Your office experience was refreshing. This is not my area of medicine .."