Plastic & Cosmetic
Surgery in Santa Monica

  • Contemporary Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

    Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon. From his offices in Santa Monica, he serves patients from all over Los Angeles as well as around the country. He maintains the highest standards of surgical care and offers state-of-the-art techniques and an artistic sensibility that caters to a modern-minded and cosmetically discerning clientele.


With thousands of breast enhancement procedures under his belt, Dr. Karamanoukian is beyond qualified to deliver the results you deserve. From breast augmentation to breast reconstruction, his patients routinely report complete satisfaction and an improved quality of life after breast enhancement.


Advancements in laser technology has completely changed our approach to facial rejuvenation. Dr. Karamanoukian is skilled in balancing state-of-the-art laser therapies with meticulous surgical technique to achieve natural and youthful looking transformations of the face and neck. Consultations are available in our Santa Monica office. >>


Body contouring can enhance the delicate proportions of the male and female silhouette. Liposuction, Liposculpture, Coolsculpt, Laser Liposuction, Abdominoplasty, and Brazilian Cellulite Treatments are among the most popular procedures performed in our Santa Monica Plastic Surgery Center. >>


In addition to traditional and well-known cosmetic techniques, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Karamanoukian provides specialty procedures that require distinctive training and talent. He is board certified in the treatment of vein disorders, giving him the ability to help patients with any sort of vascular disorder using various spider vein removal and varicose vein treatment methods, and provides among the best sclerotherapy Los Angeles has to offer. Additionally, his superior plastic surgery technique qualifies him to deliver revision services for patients who have received unsatisfactory cosmetic procedures. He delivers among the highest quality revision plastic surgery available in the Los Angeles and Santa Monica area.

Vein Center

Spider and Varicose veins are among the most common vein disorders seen in healthy adults. Dr. Karamanoukian is double board certified in both Plastic Surgery and Vein Surgery and can help treat cosmetic veins or medical vein problems that contribute to leg pain and leg swelling. Treatments include sclerotherapy, EVLT, and varicose vein surgery. >>

Revision Surgery

As any plastic surgeon will tell you, correcting a previous surgeon’s work leaves no room for error. Dr. Karamanoukian has the skill and attention to detail necessary to revise a poorly done job. If you’re looking for a premier revision specialist in Los Angeles, look no further than Dr. Karamanoukian.

Our goal is to provide patients with exceptional care and dedicated expertise in plastic surgery. I would like to personally invite you to our office and look forward to meeting you. Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian
Best Plastic Surgeon


As a distinguished plastic surgeon in Santa Monica, Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a surgeon who can offer patients positive change and improved image through his caring, detailed approach to cosmetic surgery. If you are considering any cosmetic procedure, Dr. Karamanoukian may be the perfect fit for your needs.

Dr. Karamanoukian is board certified in two separate specialties: plastic surgery and vein surgery. Board certification is earned after a long record of successful, effective treatment. With Dr. Karamanoukian’s double board certification, patients can rest assured they are receiving among the best plastic surgery around.

Dr. Karamanoukian in the Media

Dr. Karamanoukian has been featured in the media many times, including 15 appearances on The Doctors. Through these mass outlets, he has exposed many people to the positive, rejuvenating effects of cosmetic procedures. To the right is a clip featuring his miraculous treatment for varicose and spider veins.

Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is board certified in both plastic surgery and phlebology, otherwise known as vein surgery. He has a complete understanding of veins, including their anatomy, potential diseases and their appearance. In the context of cosmetic surgery, this training is paramount. After listening to the patient and performing his own thorough evaluation, he will select the method of treatment to best eliminate both spider and varicose veins, utilizing methods such as the EVLT laser vein removal method. By custom tailoring his services to each individual patient, Dr. Karamanoukian strives to be the best plastic surgeon in Santa Monica and Los Angeles.

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Patient Testimonials

  • I am so happy with Dr. Karamanoukian and his staff. I feel like all of my issues were addressed and I am pleased with the results. 
  • Finding Dr. Karamanoukian has definitely been life changing. I have so much more confidence in myself now. I was so happy to find a doctor who knows what he's doing and is caring with his patients.
  • Thank you for the wonderful care and expertise. My liposuction finally looks great and I am so glad that I listened to your advice about [liposuction] revision
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Breast Procedures

Breast Augmentation

Being among the top five most popular cosmetic procedures for women, breast augmentation offers dramatic improvement in appearance and confidence. In Dr. Karamanoukian’s confident hands, breast augmentation is a life changing procedure to bring the ideal size, shape and texture to your breasts.

Breast Lift

Due to any number of factors, breasts can lose their proper shape. A breast lift is designed to defy the effects of age or gravity and return breasts to their rightful, perky appearance. Dr. Karamanoukian’s highly customized approach is sure to have any patient happy in no time.

Breast Implant Revision

Breast implants can change with time and require correction. The most common types of breast implant correction include capsular contracture release, replacement of breast implants, silicone implant rupture, and breast lift procedures. In our Santa Monica plastic surgery office, we also correct scars related to silicone and saline breast implants.

Body Procedures

Tummy Tuck

Significant weight loss is a beautiful thing, but it can leave hanging skin that looks warped or unnatural. A tummy tuck is the perfect procedure to eliminate excessive skin, giving patients a tight, toned appearance.


As a procedure most often associated with plastic surgery, liposuction offers relief from fat that refuses to budge with exercise and dieting. If this is the case, liposuction may be the perfect solution for you.

Mommy Makeover

A mommy makeover is the ultimate combination of procedures to help patients regain their pre-pregnancy shape. After a thorough consultation with Dr. Karamanoukian, the exact right combination of procedures will be selected.

Face Procedures


Your face is a valuable asset. It is important to keep it expressive and alive. Through a facelift with Dr. Karamanoukian in Los Angeles, wrinkles and hollows are effectively eliminated, leaving you with the best of your naturally beautiful features.

Neck Lift

A Neck Lift can tighten the skin and reduce wrinkling along the jowls, lower face, and neck. Dr. Karamanoukian performs both traditional Neck Lift Surgery or Mini Neck Lift Surgery for those requiring maximal results with minimal downtime. >>


Kare Plastic Surgery & Skin Health Center offers the most advanced laser and skin tightening procedures available, including Ultherapy, Ematrix RF, Clear + Brilliant, Thermage, Fraxel, and Fractional CO2 laser. These treatments can either replace surgery or further enhance surgery results. >>