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Richard Balikian, MD

96.4% Patient Satisfaction based on 325 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 Reviews (222)

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Dr. B understands my complex facial anatomy and connective tissue problems and every time creates beautiful consistent results. He's also very personable.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Love Dr. Balikian! I trust him! As requested! No surprises.

Neck Lift

Dr. Balikian is an artist, his work is natural. You never look overdone.

Laser Resurfacing

Dr. Balikian and his staff are extremely professional and made me feel at complete ease. I know I am in the best hands when I get any treatment done.

Face Lift

Dr. Balikian was meticulous in every aspect of my surgery. He is so highly skilled in facial surgery, achieving a natural, rested, more youthful appearance, without that tight, surgery-look. Nothing is rushed... which shows in the end result; I had very little swelling and no bruising. Dr. Balikian and his staff, were always available following surgery for questions/follow up. I feel I had the highest level of patient care. I would highly recommend Dr. Balikian; he is honest about what is achievable and approaches surgery with the utmost preparation for beautiful results.

Face Lift

The results of my surgery were outstanding. Dr. Balikian took great care addressing a particular condition I have, that required the procedure preformed differently. The aftercare and follow up was above and beyond the kind of care I've received from any other surgeon. I will never see or recommend any other plastic surgeon.


I felt listened to, things were clearly explained, imaging was very helpful, Dr. was professional and approachable.

Neck Lift

The doctor and the staff answered all of the questions that I had. The doctor made recommendations for additional procedures that I was in agreement with. The cost of the procedure was better than I had anticipated. I was totally happy and felt confident in following through with the surgery.

Neck Lift

I felt very comfortable with the doctor and staff. Great medical facilities and the procedure went like it was described, with no surprises. I would recommend this Dr. to my friends and family.


Dr. Balikian and his staff were 100% caring, competent and professional. He took time and great care to offer very thorough information and even saw us an extra time just to go over it again so that could make sure we had communicated what we wanted effectively. We felt absolutely comfortable with and confident in him. The Pre-op, procedure, post-op and follow-ups were all, well quick frankly, easy peasy! The result was exactly what was hoped for. I say we because the patient was my daughter, and entrusting your child to someone for an elective procedure is not something entered into lightly. 100% satisfied.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Dr. Balikian, and staff, are the very best! My husband, and I are both patients. Dr. Balikian is able to keep us looking natural and youthful... Natural beauty.

Ear Surgery

Dr. Balikian is wonderful! I was very nervous about surgery, and he was able to calm and reassure me. The procedure was over before I knew it, and I am thrilled with the results!

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Friendly staff. Dr. Balikian does a great job.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

My expectations are always met or exceeded. No more wrinkles

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Dr. Balikian, is the BEST! He is extremely skilled, attentive, and kind. He took time to listen, and understand my needs. The results are perfect, no bruising, and no touch-ups necessary! The staff is too notch and the office is beautiful as well!

BOTOX® Cosmetic

The staff is great, the office is beautiful, and I am always happy with results. No more frowns!

Eyelid Surgery

The staff is very friendly and Dr. Balikian is wonderful. He is a true artist and I admire his attention to detail. I came in basically to look a bit younger and had forgotten about my earlobes and he pointed them out. I was thrilled because at a later date, I would have remembered how much they bothered me. He really took his time with me to explain what was involved before, during and after surgery. I highly recommend.

Face Lift

I feel very confident in my decision and choice-love Dr. Balikian's demeanor-calm, professional, and nice! Everyone in the office is equally as pleasant and have always had the best of experiences.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Always very professional and they make me feel comfortable and at ease.

Injectable Fillers

Dr. Balikian is extremely professional and puts you at ease.