Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
Dr. Andre Panossian is a Harvard-trained, board-certified plastic surgeon, specializing in rhinoplasty and cosmetic surgery of the face, breast, and body. His practice utilizes the latest advances in medical technology and cutting-edge surgery. Based in Los Angeles, he lectures extensively on plastic surgery worldwide.
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Recognized by US News and World Report, Los Angeles Magazine, and Pasadena Magazine as “Top Doctor” in plastic surgery, Dr. Panossian’s clientele includes celebrities and prominent public figures, as well as international patients. He has been named THE go-to plastic surgeon for “Rhinoplasty Los Angeles” by Maxim Magazine.
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Patients have described Dr. Panossian as skilled, caring, confident, and reassuring. It’s not unusual to have consultations with Dr. Panossian last one hour or more. This is so that patients are made aware of their available options, details of surgery, and expected results. No up-sale, no gimmicks, only the results you want.
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“Dr. Andre Panossian is one of the most gifted doctors I know. He is an exceptionally wonderful doctor but it’s not just that. He is an amazing person!!! He has a wonderful, kind, bedside manner that puts you at ease. He truly cares about his patients and it shows through his love. He literally saved my life last year not just physically but emotionally. I recommend him very highly to anybody and everyone!!! Thank you for everything, love you!!!”
Why choose Dr. Panossian?
Dr. Andre Panossian’s practice is built on the premise that every patient must have complete and honest information when deciding on plastic surgery. This is coupled with a laser focus on achieving exceptional aesthetic results. Dr. Panossian is admittedly obsessive about plastic surgery and is never satisfied with “just okay.” In addition, he offers the same consideration and care to all of his patients as he does to his own family. There is no doubt that there are only a few plastic surgeons in the world with the same level of training and attention to detail that patients deserve.
Your health is without a doubt your most valuable asset. So when it comes to addressing your plastic surgery needs, you want an experienced specialist who will take the time to get it right. Call us today.
Choosing the right procedure
Whether you are looking for a cost effective facial paralysis treatment, neurofibromatosis surgery, rhinoplasty or another type of plastic surgery procedure, one of the most important decisions is to choose the correct surgical procedure done by a board-certified plastic surgeon. During your consultation with Dr. Panossian, he will listen to the details of your request and offer the best options currently available to meet your goals. The consultation is done in a relaxed atmosphere and with utmost discretion. If you forget to ask a question or wish to get more information, Dr. Panossian will be happy to answer your questions directly.
Facial paralysis surgery or reconstruction refers to a series of reconstructive procedures that are designed to restore symmetry of the face following Bell’s palsy, trauma, or congenital absence of the facial nerve. Dr. Andre Panossian is an internationally-recognized expert in the treatment of facial paralysis and addresses virtually all causes of facial nerve disorder. There are many ways to categorize the causes of facial paralysis, but most are based on facial nerve injury, compression, or inflammation.
A pediatric plastic surgeon is someone who has completed an accredited program at a pediatric hospital and devotes a large part of his or her practice to pediatric reconstructive surgery. Dr. Andre Panossian has completed two separate fellowships in the world of pediatrics. After completing his residency at the University of Southern California, he completed a clinical fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, considered to be one of the best pediatric hospitals in the world.
Neurofibromatosis is a genetic condition that causes the development of tumors on virtually any nerve in the body, including the brain and spinal cord. It is usually diagnosed in childhood and can be inherited from an affected parent in approximately one-half of patients. In other words, there is roughly a 50 percent chance that an affected parent will pass on the condition. In the remainder of patients, there is no known previous family history. Currently, there are 3 types of neurofibromatosis identified.
Vascular birthmarks, also known as vascular anomalies, refer to a group of blood vessel disorders characterized by tumors and malformations. The common infantile hemangioma is a frequent example of this condition. They are largely benign in nature, but can pose some functional and cosmetic problems. They are usually present at or around the time of birth. Some of these birthmarks, such as the common hemangioma, go away on their own, but others such as vascular malformations can continue to be a problem for a lifetime.
Facial plastic surgery includes face lift, brow lift, neck lift, eyelid lift (blepharoplasty), and placement of facial implants (chin, cheek, lips). The goal in all of these instances is to restore a youthful look. Other procedures such as facial liposuction or fat injection are used to contour the face and restore facial proportions. Non-surgical options such as Botox®, Juvederm®, Restylane®, Voluma®, and other facial fillers are used to reduce wrinkles and restore volume lost by aging. They may be preferred by individuals seeking only a subtle to moderate change.
When it comes to changing or improving the way you look, there should be no compromise. Today’s cosmetic surgery market has given rise to a large number of underqualified surgeons and non-surgeons who treat plastic surgery as a business and not a passion. As a result, much of today’s plastic surgery patients need corrective or revision plastic surgery to undo an undesirable result. Dr. Panossian fully believes in “doing it right the first time.” His strong background in reconstructive surgery allows him to offer exceptional head-to-toe cosmetic surgery options.
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Dr. Andre Panossian is a superlative plastic surgeon and a very helpful and pleasant individual. He handled a complex surgical problem and achieved a result that exceeded expectations. I would recommend him to anyone.
My experience with doctor Panossian was beyond amazing! he was very informative and professional He took his time and professionaly explained each of my questions. I’m that type of person who asks a lot of questions and he was very happy answering all of them.
Interviewed and researched many doctors for my procedure. The difference between Dr. Panossian and the others was he took the time in our pre and post appointment. I did not feel rushed. He treated me as a human being and I felt he was very present in every moment with me and not distracted with other things. Very professional, but approachable and personable.
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What do I do next?
If you have been doing your research on plastic surgeons for your cosmetic or reconstructive needs, then look no further. Dr. Panossian combines his passion for plastic surgery with a strong focus on patient well-being. The consultation is only the first encounter that will leave you feeling confident in your decision to pursue plastic surgery. Dr. Panossian’s wealth of knowledge in the field is matched only by his highly skilled hand in the operating room. Rest assured that your best interests and desires for the absolute finest result is at the heart of his entire approach.
There are several options for pursuing a consultation with Dr. Panossian. The best way to get a proper assessment and surgical plan is to come into our office. A lengthy consultation will go over your options and answer any and all of your questions. If you are located outside of the greater Los Angeles area, Dr. Panossian does offer Skype consultation. This does not substitute for an in-person consultation, but for many living outside of Los Angeles, this a convenient first step.
Dr. Panossian receives the highest accolade from the Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Journal, the pre-eminent publication of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Read about his ground-breaking smile reanimation technique.
Plastic surgery is such a personal choice. It is important to have all the necessary information you need to make an informed decision…one that you will feel great about for a lifetime. That doesn’t mean picking just any plastic surgeon. We believe that your health and safety comes first. Everything else pales in comparison. Along with this assumption, plastic surgery does not have to be unnecessarily painful or uncomfortable. It should be a positive overall experience with a lifetime of happiness to be gained.
In our practice, we strive to make your experience nothing short of spectacular from the first consultation to your very last postoperative visit. Dr. Panossian and his staff are available to answer any and all of your questions throughout this process so that you leave with nothing short of a 5-star experience in every way.