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Richard Balikian, MD

96.2% Patient Satisfaction based on 191 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

Contact This Provider

25220 Hancock Avenue, Suite 115 Murrieta, CA 92562

1431 Camino Del Mar Del Mar, CA 92014

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Richard Balikian, MD Reviews (133)

Botox Cosmetic

Natural younger appearance. Dr. Balikian realizes the importance of integrity; he gives an honest professional experience. When people think I am in my 40's instead of 63, that says it all.


The staff and doctor were incredibly pleasant. They were professional and well trained. The doctor was down to earth and double board certified.


My neck looks younger and the scar is minimized. The Nurse was on time, informative and tuned in to the min amt of pain the procedure produced. Very thorough

Eyelid Surgery

Dr. Balikian’s attention to detail is unsurpassed. Great Doctor and Staff has made my experience very pleasant, comfortable and enjoyable. Looking forward to seeing them all again! Dr. Balikian catered to my medical needs, making my decision to proceed with surgery very comfortable and confident.

Face Lift

Overall, everthing was great. I felt the general was maybe a little heavy, but I got over it. Pleased as punch with the outcome. It fixed my face.

Botox Cosmetic

I'm always treated very well and my concerns are always addressed. No more wrinkles!

Brow Lift

Dr Balikian and his staff made me feel very secure and welcome. I feel very comfortable that he understands what I want and that he is capable of performing the surgery with beautiful results.

CO2 Laser Resurfacing

This staff and Doctor has never been anything but professional every time I have been in the office. My results of any procedure I have gotten from them has been just wonderful. They explain everything they are going to do and take plenty of time to let you explain what you feel like you need for yourself. The rooms are always so spotless and the staff is always so friendly. pain free, results are just wonderful

Face Lift

Very professional and friendly. Double certified rates high for me. The Doctor has a very pleasant demeanor and makes you feel comfortable.

Face Lift

Dr Balikian and his staff are/were very professional, informative, and nice. They all put me at ease before my procedure by answering all questions and explaining everything thoroughly, including pre-op and post-op procedures. Dr Balikian took the time to explain everything in an understandable manner. He showed great interest in all my questions and instilled in me complete trust in him before and after the surgery. He has great bedside manner as he saw me before my surgery to make sure I felt comfortable and to discuss any last minute concerns. I would definitely recommend him for any facial procedure. The single thing is that it turned out as well as it did and I did not have complications. I did however, follow every instruction to a t as I wanted to do my part to make this procedure successful.

Face Lift

I'm mostly highly satisfied with my outcome, which makes me highly satisfied with everything else. The staff is wonderful, especially Misty, Erin, and the PA, and the receptionist. As sweet as girls as you would want to meet.


I knew what I wanted done. a friend had had work done here and she looked good. That is why I chose this doctor.

Eyelid Surgery

very profesional, and polite!

Face Lift

I was very happy about Dr. background in neck/head surgery, a huge +, but did not know this until I read the materials after leaving the office.Very informative. Information was very well explained by all I spoke with.

Botox Cosmetic

Almost complete elimination of forehead wrinkles. Had left eyebrow drop after procedure. Came in and had more done to try and "lift" the eyebrow, which did not work. It has worn off since then and it WAS my first visit. Dr. Balikian made notes so that we can avoid this in the future. I will try again however. It may take a time or two for the doctor to get to know how my reaction will be to this procedure.

Ear Surgery

Friendly staff and very thorough

Eyelid Surgery

The whole process was exceptional, I am the type of person who experiences a high level of anxiety, and he and his nurse put me to ease, they are wonderful. Dr Balikian is highly skilled and treats his patients with the utmost respect and care. In addition, I am in awe of the outcome, I could not be happier, he exceeded my expectations. I would not trust anyone else but him. It gave me more vibrancy and confidence, I do not look tired and I can go without make up and don't mind if I take pictures without my sunglasses like before. It gave me a better outlook on my appearance to feel good inside and out!

Face Lift

Dr. Balakian and his staff, excellent . Refer to survey scores

Neck Lift

Even though I'm not fully recovered yet, I am very satisfied with the outcome. I've told my family and friends how friendly and accommodating the entire staff is. This was definitely an extremely positive experience. My life hasn't changed at all and I didn't expect it to.


No complaints. Everyone is professional, friendly and knowledgeable.