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Richard Balikian, MD, FACS

96.4% Patient Satisfaction based on 599 ratings

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About Richard Balikian:

Dr. Balikian is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon in Murrieta, California. Dr. Balikian graduated 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.

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. 


Board Certification

American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Board of Otolaryngology

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25220 Hancock Avenue, Suite 115 Murrieta, CA 92562

1431 Camino Del Mar Del Mar, CA 92014

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Richard Balikian, MD, FACS Reviews (417)

Eyelid Surgery

Staff is friendly and inviting. Very easy to work with. You can tell Dr. B loves his job. All of my questions were answered and he gave me some additional choices that he recommended to be more pleased with the surgery outcome. 5 Star in everyway!


Dr. Balikian did an outstanding job with my rhinoplasty and my results (three months out) are exactly what I wanted. The whole experience with him and his staff met my expectations and more. Truly can't thank him enough. I love my nose!

Face Lift

Always honest and supportive staff.

Lip Lift

I have had surgery with Dr. Balikian years ago and had some other things done in his office. I thoroughly trust he and his staff.

Injectable Fillers

They are always professional, and honest about the procedures they perform. They make you feel comfortable with no worries.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

I had a Botox injection to help with a "twitch" following blepharoplasty. The injection has helped somewhat; however, it has not completely eliminated the twitch.

Neck Lift

The staff was super friendly and I felt completely safe with the guidelines during COVID. Dr. Balikian was always attentive to my questions and always on time! I never felt like I was waiting!

BOTOX® Cosmetic

I always feel comfortable and confident that Dr. Balikian will provide great service and quality work!

Face Lift

Before and after pics were awesome. I'm also very impressed with the staff.


I don't see final results yet from Bellafill injections, maybe in a few months. Overall experience was very good.

Face Lift

Having facial surgery is a stressful decision. Choosing the right surgeon is critical. I wanted to look younger without looking too different. I'm so glad I went with Dr. Balikian. I'm just 2 months out from surgery and I already love the results. I look refreshed, I have the fullness in my face that I had at 30. I do not look like I've had any surgery which is exactly the result I was hoping for.

Face Lift

Thank you, Dr. Balikian for the virtual consult.

CO2 Laser Resurfacing

Dr B. Is Always so Honest with me About the Procedures I Need for my Face. I went in thinking I needed my Lower eyelids done. When in Fact I need A fat Transfer and a CO2 Laser... I Trust him Always.


Dr. Balikian was very patient and went through all my concerns. He knew exactly what I needed and made me feel very confident in my decision!

Eyelid Surgery

A wonderful experience! This was the first time I have every considered having plastic surgery and I was scared and nervous taking that first step. But, contacting Dr. Balikian's office and scheduling a consultation was the best thing I have ever done! Dr. Balikian and the office staff are very welcoming and put me at ease immediately. During my consultation, the eyelid procedure was explained and all of my questions and concerns were addressed. I knew immediately that this was the right surgeon for me.


I am beyond amazed with Dr. Balakian's skill and bedside manner. He thoroughly explained everything he was going to do, gave me reasonable expectations of what to expect, and didn't try to push me into anything I didn't want. Would definitely recommend.


Everyone was friendly and helpful.

Eyelid Surgery

The extraordinary and consistent customer service of Dr. Balikian and his office team is much appreciated ... and ... I am very happy with my blepharoplasty/temporal brow lift results.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Dr Balikian is professional, and absolutely perfect at what he does. He is an artist and continues to deliver perfect results. His skill and tact is exactly why I will always be a customer here and no where else.

Eyelid Surgery

Front desk was pleasant when I arrived, I did not wait long to be called back to a room, and once in the consultation room, I was explained what to expect at my appointment. Dr Balikian was very nice and informative, he allowed myself and my husband to ask as many questions as we needed. He gave a good explanation for the approach he chose to take on my case and explained it well. Financial expectations were also clearly explained .