Raffi Hovsepian, MD FACS
“Excellence in treatment with trusting compassionate care!”
Recognized nationally and internationally as a triple board certified aesthetic, plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Raffi Hovsepian is acknowledged by his patients for his creative artistry, precision and mastery of his profession and is noted for his training, leadership, research and dedication in aesthetic plastic surgery. His patients praise him for his genuine compassion and kindness, as well as his exquisite talent and quest for perfection in providing them with the best results; calling him “the best surgeon in Southern California.”
“Excellence in treatment with trusting compassionate care,” is the vision of Dr. Raffi Hovsepian. His aim is to provide the best possible care to all of his patients while utilizing the most innovative advancements in plastic surgery.
Motivated by a family tragedy at the early age of 8, Dr. Hovsepian decided to become a plastic surgeon. In his own words, he chose to become a plastic surgeon because, “plastic surgery lets me apply principles and techniques to give people a new start in life.” His perseverance and tenacity took him through his Bachelor in Science degree at the University of California, Irvine, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and led him to medical school at the prestigious Chicago Medical School. There Dr. Hovsepian earned his Doctor of Medicine degree and completed two Masters in Science, Pathology and Physiology; graduating in the top 10% of his class. Prior to training in plastic surgery, Dr. Hovsepian completed his residency and was certified by the American Board of Surgery (ABS) in general surgery at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, where he graduated as the Chief Resident.
Aesthetic plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills and Newport Beach, California have been at the creative, innovative and technological forefront in their field since the beginning of the profession. These surgeons are highly sought after globally for their expertise, experience and innovation. Dr. Hovsepian is privileged to have studied with these influential leaders in plastic surgery. He completed his fellowship in plastic surgery at the world renowned Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery Institute at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. Here he studied under many of the world’s leaders in plastic surgery. He had the distinct privilege of being trained and mentored by top specialists in facelift, mid-face lift, rhinoplasty, body contouring, aesthetic breast enhancement and reconstructive plastic surgery. Prior to concluding his nine years of formal training, Dr. Hovsepian completed subspecialty fellowships in aesthetic surgery of the nose, face, breast and body.
Dr. Hovsepian takes great pride in being triple board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), the American Board of Surgery (ABS) and the European Board of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (EBOPRAS). In addition, he has been indoctrinated into American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), an accomplishment achieved by only a hand full of surgeons.
As Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and Co-Director of the Newport Beach Aesthetic Surgery Fellow & Resident Training Program at the prestigious Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery Institute, Dr. Hovsepian educates and mentors up and coming plastic surgery residents in training. Furthering his commitment to education in his profession, Dr. Hovsepian has lectured at over thirty conferences nationally and internationally, taught courses, authored and co-authored numerous medical journals, articles, book chapters and educational videos. The international respect Dr. Hovsepian continues to earn as a surgeon allows him to travel the world collaborating with surgeons on innovative advancements in aesthetic and plastic surgery. Dr. Hovsepian is an international visiting scholar performing educational surgery on numerous continents including North America, South America, Asia and Europe. Additionally, he is a member of multiple prestigious medical societies, including the Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), which denote excellence in the field of medicine.
Committed to his profession of providing compassionate care to patients, Dr. Hovsepian founded the International Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Institute (IAPSI) in 2009. Dr. Hovsepian’s vision for the institute is creating a collaborative and educational environment for international plastic surgeons to exchange best practice case studies, cutting edge techniques and technology being innovated globally for the betterment of the aesthetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery profession.
Dr. Hovsepian is honored to be recognized for his impeccable commitment to his profession and has been awarded many prestigious awards, most recently receiving:
- 2011: “America’s Top Plastic Surgeon” awarded by Consumer’s Research Council of America
- 2010: “Pinnacle of Achievement Award in Plastic Surgery” awarded by The American Biographical Institute
- 2010: “Master Diploma with Honors in Plastic Surgery” by the World Academy of Letters
- 2007 – 2011: “America’s Top Surgeon” awarded by Consumer’s Research Council of America
- 2009 – 2010: “Strathmore’s Professional of the Year in Cosmetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery”
- 2009 – 2010: “Compassionate Doctor Award” physicians mostly highly regarded by their patients by vitals.com
- 2008 – 2011: The “Patients’ Choice” Physician Award for physicians mostly highly regarded by their patients by vitals.com
Despite his numerous awards, Dr. Hovsepian brings to Beverly Hills and Newport Beach a unique depth of knowledge and experience that enables him to combine his talent and the understanding of the most recent advanced techniques in plastic surgery to achieve aesthetically pleasing results. Dr. Hovsepian is passionate about providing excellence in surgical treatment and trusting compassionate care in working with his patients.
Dr. Hovsepian sees his patient clientele at aesthetic surgical and rejuvenation centers that are established in state of the art clinics in the heart of Beverly Hills and Newport Beach near Fashion Island. Internationally, he provides patient consultations at satellite offices in Athens, Greece and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
For more details on Dr. Hovsepian’s scope of expertise please view his Curriculum Vitae. If you would like to meet with Dr. Hovsepian and learn more about how he can support you in achieving your personal aesthetic goals, please request your consultation online or schedule by telephone.