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Arian Mowlavi, MD

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Arian Mowlavi, MD

Dr. Mowlavi is well-regarded as a world-renowned face, body, and breast sculptor and has performed over 10,000 procedures. In addition to being considered one of the world's top body sculptors, he trains plastic and cosmetic surgeons internationally. He founded Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Institute 15 years ago and has developed the most advanced and up-to-date VASER High Definition Liposuction protocols and algorithms. Overall, Dr. Mowlavi is recognized as a trend-setter in cosmetic surgery.


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Meet Dr. Arian Mowlavi

When deciding to undergo cosmetic surgery, the most important decision you will make is choosing your plastic surgeon. In addition to having appropriate credentials, such being certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, your surgeon should possess a keen eye for aesthetics. Cosmetic surgery is a marriage between the science of plastic surgery and artistry. Whereas the principles of plastic surgery are well defined and universally recognized, the field of cosmetic surgery requires fusion of these strict principles with more subjective artistic considerations.

Dr. Mowlavi prides himself on evaluating every patient from both a functional standpoint as well as an artistic viewpoint. Every patient offers a unique challenge that is predicated on his/her starting point as well as the artistic considerations for attaining the desired cosmetic changes. Dr. Mowlavi has spent over a decade evaluating and defining the ideal aesthetic shapes of various head and neck and body regions in order to optimize his aesthetic outcomes; several of his studies have resulted in nationally recognized publications which we encourage you to read. Finally, Dr. Mowlavi urges you to choose a surgeon who not only listens to your desired results but one who is able to share with you his aesthetic vision. You should study your surgeonbefore and afterresults with a critical eye in order to ensure that you surgeon can deliver the changes that you expect. 

Dr. Mowlavi is a family man living in Laguna Beach with his wife and two children. His hobbies consist of tennis, biking, and swimming to keep in shape. He has a passion for music and gives back to his community whenever possible.Dr. Mowlavi enjoys spending time with friends and family along with his beautiful wife, who supports his practice.

Cosmetic Surgery - Safety First: 

The most important consideration when contemplating cosmetic surgery is your safety. You must choose a surgeon who not only attains excellent outcomes but who adheres to the strictest ethical standards. For starters, your surgeon should be board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, an agency which ensures appropriate training, continued education and testing of your surgeon, and the highest ethical standards. You should expect your surgeon to give you a 100% of his attention and to convey that he understands the outcome that you are expecting. Additionally, your surgeon should employ a knowledgeable staff; an experienced staff will ensure that your surgery and aftercare are seamless. You should insist that your anesthesia be performed by a board certified anesthesiology physician in an accredited surgical center. Make sure all of your questions are answered to your satisfaction and that you have access to your surgeon and patient coordinator during this journey. You should ask to speak to prior patients who have undergone the same procedure as that you are desiring (The Perfect Change Program provides you such an opportunity through our patient liaison program; ask you patient coordinator for details). These are just a few of the factors that you should insist upon when choosing your surgeon. 

Patient Testimonials

Dr.Mowlavi has changed my life!!! I had the opportunity to have him as my surgeon and the whole experience has been incredible. From Pre-op to Post-op Dr.Mowlavi and his team made me feel comfortable and he truly cared about how I felt throughout the procedure. I was so shocked at my results because my body has literally transformed!!! Dr.Mowlavi is a GENIUS..he was able to create these changes to my body without any harm done. I didn't even have any bleeding occur during my recovery time. I also really would like to stress how much Dr.Mowlavi and his staff made me feel like family because they were so welcoming and kind to me. - Yelp
I had a breast augmentation and VASER lipo with a BBL and a rhinoplasty. Postoperative care and recovery has been great. The entire staff is always available to answer any questions and the energy is always positive. He was always realistic about my results and I am very happy with the results. His abdominal etching and waistline narrowing is amazing! - Google
I had the best experience, Dr Mowlavi is very professional and really takes good care of his patients. The staff os amazing and provided me amazing customer service. I highly recommend Dr Mowlavi. - Google
Procedures

Procedures Performed

Arm Lift

Botulinum Toxin

Breast Augmentation

Breast Lift

Brow Lift

Buttock Implants

Buttock Lift with Augmentation

Chemical Peels, IPL, Fractional CO2 Laser Treatments

Chin Surgery

Cleft Lip and Palate Repair

Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery & Computer Imaging

Dermabrasion

Dermal Fillers

Ear Reconstruction Surgery

Ear Surgery

Endoscopic Technique

Eyelid Surgery

Facelift

Facial Implants

General Reconstruction

Hair Transplant

Hand Surgery

Hand Surgery for Congenital Differences

Head-Neck Cancer Reconstruction

Injectable Fillers

Laser Hair Removal

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Lip Augmentation / Enhancement

Liposuction

Male Breast Reduction

Male Chest Implants

Microdermabrasion

Microsurgery

Permanent Make-up

Post Burn Reconstruction

Retin-A Treatments

Rhinoplasty

Scar Revision

Skin Cancer Removal

Skull/Facial Bone Reconstruction

Spider Vein Treatment

Tattoo Removal

Thigh Lift

Tummy Tuck

Vascular Malformations

Ask A Surgeon

Ask a Surgeon

Dr. Arian Mowlavi participates in the ASPS Ask A Surgeon service. View responses to public questions below.

Reverse abdominoplasty

Tummy Tuck

Member Response:

Reverse tummy tuck is an excellent compliment to a breast lift as the same incision can be used. The secret to success is to set the inframammary crease so that it is stable and accurate. This will require re-establishing the crease with repair done in multiple layers. Also, you should avoid bringing the incision across the midline where it will be visible. Finally, the vector of pull on the abdominal skin is critical. Please consider a skype or Facetime consult with a contouring specialist.

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Buttocks implant

Body Contouring

Member Response:

Been performing butt implant augmentation for over 12 years with great success. Meticulous surgical maneuvers and accurate implant selection are critical to avoiding complications. For your information, we actually perform fat grafting and butt implants at the same time. The fact that you gained weight for your BBL is a bad sign as gaining weight will only make your fat cells larger which makes them prone to injury during fat harvest and transfer. This is probably why you are losing your volume ! Please consider a skype or facetime consult with a butt implant professional.

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Surgery

Mommy Makeover

Member Response:

Mommy Makeover surgery when performed right is a life changing event for most Women. As such, like everyone else has mentioned, you are definitely encouraged to do as much research as you can. In our experience, Mommy Makeover procedures are perfected through the use of the HD Liposuction Body Scale and VASER Liposuction. A Skype or Facetime consultation with a VASER specialist is recommended to answer any additional questions you may have. Good Luck!

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Diet after bbl

Body Contouring

Member Response:

Our HD VASER BBL patients are usually asked to wait about 1-3 months maximum for swelling to go down and results to stabilize. Until then, I would recommend maintaining your normal diet.

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Butt

Liposuction

Member Response:

The buttocks is one of the most common areas to lipo in the body. However, the key to giving patients their perfect butt comes from using the buttocks assessment tool to accurately determine a patients ideal butt. VASER HD Liposuction is the gold standard in buttocks contouring. A Skype or Facetime consultation with a VASER Brazilian Buttocks Lift specialist is recommended to answer any additional questions you may have. Good Luck!

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Best surgery for me?

Tummy Tuck

Member Response:

While it is hard to give a detailed response without a physical examination, the gold standard in body contouring is HD Liposuction with VASER technology. With the use of VASER, an experienced surgeon may remove 30-40% more fat compared to traditional liposuction. A Skype or Facetime consultation with a VASER Liposuction expert can assist you with a physical examination and more accurate surgical planning. Depending in your excess skin, a tucking procedure may be used to ensure a High Definition Results. Good Luck!

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Getting my body right!

Body Contouring

Member Response:

While it is difficult to give an expert opinion without a physical examination, ased on your initial measurements you seem to be a great candidate for a staged HD Liposuction procedure. Through the use of the HDL Body Scale, anyone can be transformed to a 9/10 with appropriate surgical planning (https://drlaguna.com/body-contouring-liposuction-body-scale/). I would recommend a Skype or Facetime consultation with a trained High Definition Liposuction specialist to give you the best advice regarding your idea surgical plan to ensure that you achieve your dream body!

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Ok doctors! I had the gastric sleeve 4 and half months ago. Im down to what is where i should stay a

Breast Lift

Member Response:

The ideal body contouring procedure is performed at a patient's Comfort Weight. This is the weight that you do not have to stress yourself to maintain (through excessive diet or exercise). Think of your body as a canvas for your surgeon. They need to have a stable canvas so that they accurately address all of your contour irregularities and know that whatever results they achieve for you will be stable and long lasting. When it comes to full body contouring, VASER HD Liposuction is the gold standard. A Skype or Facetime Consultation with a VASER specialist is recommended to address any additional questions you may have.

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Am I to young?

Liposuction

Member Response:

You sound like a perfect candidate for a BBL with VASER HD Liposuction. Regardless of the age you decide to do this, this procedure is about you looking and FEELING your best. I highly recommend you do thorough research regarding BBL surgeries to ensure you have no regrets with whatever decision you make. A Skype or Facetime consultation with an experience VASER BBL Surgeon is recommended to thoroughly answer any questions you may have.

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I NEEEDDD A BBL!!

Liposuction

Member Response:

BBL results have been maximized through the use of VASER Liposuction thanks to its ability to reach both the suerficial as well as the deep layer of fat. Additionally, an experienced VASER surgeon may utilize multiple advantages when it comes to post-op care (https://drlaguna.com/how-to-minimize-bruising-with-vaser-liposuction/). A thorough Skype or Facetime consultation with a trained VASER specialist is recommended to answer any additional questions you may have. Arian Mowlavi MD

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Discouraged. What can I do?

Tummy Tuck

Member Response:

When it comes to body contouring procedures, VASER liposuction is the gold standard for provide stable, long term results. A trained VASER expert can achieve abdominal etching that traditional liposuction or tummy tucks cannot due to VASERs ability to reach both the superficial and deep layers of fat. This ensures there are no stubborn areas that have not been eliminated. Also, creating a female thigh gap requires a highly trained surgeon that has taken both the excess adiposity and skin redundancy into account. A Skype or Facetime consultation with a VASER Liposuction specialist is recommended to answer any additional questions you may have. Good Luck!

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Thigh and abdominal skin removal after extreme weight loss

Body Contouring

Member Response:

Weight loss patients desiring contouring require a multi-surgeon team to perform optimally. This is because of the extensive amount of skin that needs to be removed and the long incision lines that require closure. the principles used are dramatically different for you than for the average patient with moderate weight loss. You should choose a center that is a specialized center and that can show you ideal results. You can definitely perform abdominal and medial thigh skin tightening and even more at the same time including: the lower back, upper back, buttocks, arms, breasts.

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lower eyelid surgery cost

Eyelid Surgery

Member Response:

To take out the lower eyelid fat pad and to improve any skin redundancy issues will require a lower eyelid blepharoplasty. If you only need fat pad removed, this can be performed using a transconjunctival approach. You should consider a consultation with an eye specialist to get an accurate estimate. Rough estimate range 3 to 6K$.

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What should I expect?

Gender Confirmation Surgery

Member Response:

Dear Kadence, The plastic surgeon will not necessarily need to know details relating to your hormone history, etc. The most important decision making that you should do is to make sure that your chosen surgeon has experience performing your female to male transformation. Your ideal surgeon should appreciate the nuances regarding male chest aesthetics and have experience creating a more armour plate appearance. This is achieved by flattening your breast, yet keeping the borders of your chest linear and bold in appearance.

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Cost

Facelift

Member Response:

Facial surgery to involve face and neck lift (mid and lower face), chin implant, rhinoplasty, lip and cheek augmentation with fat transfer will cost you approximately 25K$. This is just an estimate but can be made more definitive following a consultation where your surgery will be defined after a physical examination.

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I don’t got a nose bridge

Rhinoplasty

Member Response:

We create nasal bridges that provide consistently aesthetically excellent contours using organ donated rib graft. The secret is to dice the cartilage and wrap in a fascia to create a burrito like graft. This graft is superior to traditional techniques as it provides a stable construct without the concern of future warping. A consultation with a nasal specialist would help you appreciate the details of this surgery and fees involved.

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Gynecomastia Surgery for Minors

Breast Reduction

Member Response:

Males will continue to develop and grow until the age of 18. This is the reason why in general male patients are recommended to consider surgery until this age. In reality, you will not likely notice any dramatic change if you were to undergo gynecomastia surgery. My recommendation is that you can get it done earlier if your gynecomastia is really bad and effecting your daily life. If your gynecomastia concern is minor, you may want to wait until you turn 18.

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Breast Pain

Breast Augmentation

Member Response:

Anytime you have breast pain, you should have a thorough evaluation which will include an examination and MRI in order to rule out atypia, malignancy, or even implant rupture. Aches and pains in the breast are common however, and likely to be normal cyclical symptoms. Please follow up with a breast specialist.

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Necklift same as mini Facelift?

Facelift

Member Response:

Performing face and neck rejuvenation requires the GOLD STANDARD extended SMAS approach for best results. Anything else that minimizes this surgery typically results in suboptimal results. Please contact a face specialist to appreciate these changes.

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I need answers

Liposuction

Member Response:

Hi Tiffany, Thank you for your question. For someone like yourself who is looking for the best procedure to reshape your body and figure, a highly experienced surgeon is dire. The Gold Standard for superior liposuction results requires use of the advanced technology of ultrasound assisted VASER liposuction. As an official trainer of VASER liposuction, I perform full body liposuction cases every week. VASER liposuction has been the only modality that has consistently resulted in outstanding liposuction outcomes. VASER liposuction ensures a smooth contour regardless of degree of excess fat by virtue of being able to remove any and all remaining fat comprehensively and uniformly. If skin redundancy is observed, Renuvion technology can be simultaneously applied to tighten your skin to optimize your overall contour outcome. A Skype or Facetime consultation with a VASER specialist will help you get an accurate recommendation and pricing. Thank you.

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Dr.Mowlavi has changed my life!!! I had the opportunity to have him as my surgeon and the whole experience has been incredible. From Pre-op to Post-op Dr.Mowlavi and his team made me feel comfortable and he truly cared about how I felt throughout the procedure. I was so shocked at my results because my body has literally transformed!!! Dr.Mowlavi is a GENIUS..he was able to create these changes to my body without any harm done. I didn't even have any bleeding occur during my recovery time. I also really would like to stress how much Dr.Mowlavi and his staff made me feel like family because they were so welcoming and kind to me. - Yelp
I had a breast augmentation and VASER lipo with a BBL and a rhinoplasty. Postoperative care and recovery has been great. The entire staff is always available to answer any questions and the energy is always positive. He was always realistic about my results and I am very happy with the results. His abdominal etching and waistline narrowing is amazing! - Google
I had the best experience, Dr Mowlavi is very professional and really takes good care of his patients. The staff os amazing and provided me amazing customer service. I highly recommend Dr Mowlavi. - Google

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