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Richard Balikian, MD, FACS

96.4% Patient Satisfaction based on 579 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 (405)

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.

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 .

Eyelid Surgery

I was very satisfied, the staff practiced social distancing and took my temperature. The office staff was very friendly and Dr Balikian is very informative, honest, and friendly.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Very friendly. Discussed options, alternatives

Chin Implant

I felt very comfortable at my consultation. Dr. Balikian was very knowledgeable and took time to explain everything and answer all of my questions. Never once did I feel rushed.

Eyelid Surgery

Both Staff and the Doctor were very forthcoming with any and all information and made me feel not only comfortable with the procedures, but also very welcomed and comfortable in the office. Very down to earth feeling without your typical pretentiousness that might be expected in a plastic surgeon's office.

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.

Lip Lift

The staff was so friendly & welcoming! I wish I remembered the name of the lady who took my pictures and scheduled my appointments. She was fantastic & just the sweetest! Dr. Balikian was AMAZING! He was so informative & thorough. I felt he took his time with me, I didn't feel rushed and he answered all my questions. He made me feel excited to have my surgery & not nervous! I don't think there could be a better Doctor I would trust with my face. Truly a great consultation experience!

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.