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Richard Balikian, MD, FACS

96.2% Patient Satisfaction based on 562 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 (392)

Eyelid Surgery

Dr. Balikian is extremely professional and talented. He has provided us with services in the past and the results have been fantastic. My wife and I have complete confidence in him and trust him to deliver for us exactly what we want.

Injectable Fillers

I love the staff especially the drs expertise

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Everyone I came in contact with at Dr. Balikian's office was very nice and helpful. The main reason for my visit is the bags under my eyes but I was also open to any additional comments the doctor might of had for achieving a more youthful look going forward. The doctor did point out the excess skin that I also had on my upper eye lids and that I should considered doing the upper and lower Blepharoplasty procedure at the same time if possible. Dr. Balikian didn't feel I needed a brow lift at this time but did recommend at least 20 units of Botox for a more lifted appearance above the eyes. In no way did I ever feel pressured to do multiple procedures or feel rushed through the in-office consultation. I have decided to go forward with the procedure and have scheduled my surgery for Feb. 2021. Erin Nickerson the Patient Care Coordinator then got me scheduled me for all the appointments that I will need including my first COVID-19 testing.


The entire process was explained in detailed and performed beautifully.

Eyelid Surgery

Doctor was very polite and knowledgeable.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Dr. Balikian and his staff are the BEST! In every way.

Injectable Fillers

I have 100% trust in Dr. B and know what he recommends and the outcome will be the best for me. He never disappoints.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

I felt very comfortable and confident with this office.

Neck Lift

Dr. Balikian and his staff are wonderful. They were responsive with any questions I had. The results of my surgery exceeded my expectations. The single best thing is the results I see when I look in the mirror.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Dr. B is the best!

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Always a pleasure to see Dr. Balikian. He is professional in every manner.

Eyelid Surgery

Doctor explained the procedure well and simple. Doctor listened and answered my questions. Staff was friendly, professional and courteous.

Face Lift

The office staff is wonderful and of course the doctor is highly professional and exceptionally skilled.

Eyelid Surgery

This is the first time I have ever considered plastic surgery, so I was a little nervous prior to my consultation. However, Dr. Balikian and his staff made me feel very comfortable and put me at ease immediately. The consultation wasn't rushed and Dr. Balikian addressed all of my questions and concerns. He explained how the procedure is performed and what to expect post op. I then met with Erin, the surgery coordinator. She scheduled the pre-op and surgery dates and provided me with all of the pertinent information. I was very impressed with how organized and detail oriented the entire office is and am looking forward to my surgery next month.

Lip Lift

Excellent customer service and no hard sales or pushy suggestions. Dr. Balikian was very friendly and honest. The entire staff at Balikian Plastic Surgery was friendly and returned emails and phone calls promptly.

Eyelid Surgery

It was quick and painless and so glad I got it done. [Single best thing is...] The procedure itself.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Dr. Balikian has superb customer service. He always knows how to make me look my best.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Dr. Balikian saw deficits in areas on my face and used filler to correct them with precision.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

I'm always happy with the results with Dr. Balikian. I like that he listens and is conservative in his approach so the look is natural and never fake!

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Dr. Balikian and his staff are wonderful. He is an excellent surgeon.