LA’s Premiere Plastic Surgeon

“Excellence in treatment with trusting, compassionate care,” is the vision of Dr. Raffi Hovsepian. His aim is to provide the best possible results to all of his patients by utilizing the most innovative advancements in plastic surgery. He’s earned a reputation for his genuine compassion and kindness, as well as his unmatched ability to unite his patients with the results of their dreams. If you’re ready to learn more about how Dr. Hovsepian can change your life for the better, reach out and set up your consultation today. 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.

Dr. Hovsepian’s Background

Early in his life, a family tragedy inspired Dr. Raffi Hovsepian to become a plastic surgeon: “Plastic surgery lets me apply principles and techniques to give people a new start in life.” His perseverance and tenacity earned him a Bachelor of Science Degree at UC Irvine, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He next attended the prestigious Chicago Medical School, where he earned his Doctor of Medicine Degree and completed two Master’s in Science Degrees, in Pathology and Physiology, graduating in the top 10% of his class.

Prior to training in plastic surgery, Raffi Hovsepian, M.D., 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.

Meet Your Surgeon Dr. Raffi Hovsepian

Learn more about Dr. Hovsepian and why he chose to pursue Plastic Surgery.

Training Under the Very Best

California's Finest

Aesthetic plastic surgeons in areas like Beverly Hills, California have long remained at the creative, innovative, and technological forefront in their fields, and Dr. Hovsepian is privileged to have studied under these influential leaders in plastic surgery.

Completing His Fellowship

He completed his fellowship in plastic surgery at the world-renowned Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery Institute at UC Irvine’s School of Medicine, where he studied under many of the world’s leading practitioners.

Cosmetic Mentorship

He then had the distinct privilege of being trained and mentored by top specialists in facelift, mid-facelift, rhinoplasty, body contouring, aesthetic breast enhancement, and reconstructive plastic surgery, enabling him to perfect his outcomes with these procedures.

Comprehensive Understanding

Prior to concluding his nine years of formal training, Dr. Raffi Hovsepian also completed subspecialty fellowships in aesthetic surgery of the nose, face, breast, and body, giving him an impressively comprehensive understanding when it comes to cosmetics.

Triple Board-Certified

Raffi Hovsepian, M.D., 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). He’s also been indoctrinated into the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), an accomplishment achieved by only a handful of surgeons.

As Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at the UC Irvine School of Medicine, and former 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.

Dr. Hovsepian has also lectured at over 30 conferences both nationally and internationally, and has authored and co-authored numerous medical journals, articles, book chapters, and educational videos. The international respect Dr. Raffi Hovsepian has earned allows him to travel the world, collaborating with surgeons on innovative advancements in aesthetic and plastic surgery.

International Excellence

Dr. Raffi 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 International Confederation of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS), the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), the Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), which denote excellence in the field of medicine. His wide range of training and impressive degree of experience allow Dr. Hovsepian to consistently provide his patients with life-changing results.

As a leading expert in the field of cosmetic and plastic surgery, Raffi Hovsepian, M.D., is frequently sought to advise for television shows, leading health & beauty publications, major magazines, and both local and national newspapers. Dr. Hovsepian has been featured across leading national and international media channels including The Dr. Oz Show, Entertainment Tonight, ABC, CBS, KCAL, NBC, Univision, Telemundo, Primer Impacto, Sky News, Daybreak, Lorraine, ITV, KFI AM 640, Los Angeles Times, Fox News, Women’s Health, Examiner Magazine, In Touch, Life & Style, Globe, The Celeb Worth, Young Hollywood, Hollywood Life, Playboy, Playboy TV, America’s Best TV Show, and The Fashion Spot.

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The International Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Institute

Committed to his profession and providing compassionate care to patients, Dr. Raffi Hovsepian founded the International Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Institute (IAPSI) in 2009. Dr. Hovsepian’s vision for the institute involves creating a collaborative and educational environment for international plastic surgeons, where they can exchange best practice case studies, cutting edge techniques, and technology—all working to globally innovate for the betterment of the aesthetic, plastic, and reconstructive surgery profession.

Dr. Hovsepian’s Numerous Awards and Honors

Dr. Raffi Hovsepian is honored to be recognized for his impeccable commitment to his profession and has been awarded many prestigious awards, most recently receiving:

  • 2021: “10 Best Plastic Surgeons” // 10 Best – California. Exceptional and Outstanding Patient Service. Awarded by American Institute of Plastic Surgeons
  • 2021: “America’s Top Plastic Surgeons” // Awarded by Consumer’s Research Council of America.
  • 2021: “Super Doctors Southern California 2020” // Awarded by peers and independent research committee in Southern California.
  • 2021: “Los Angeles Magazine Top Doctor 2020” // Awarded by Los Angeles Magazine.
  • 2021: “Marquis Who’s Who in America 2019”
  • 2021: “Castle Connolly Top Doctor’s 2020” // Awarded by Physician-led research team at Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
  • 2021: The “Patients’ Choice” Physician Award // Physician most highly regarded by their patients-American Registry.
  • 2021: “Most Compassionate Doctor Award” // Physician most highly regarded for faithful service, by their patients-American Registry.
  • 2020: “America’s Top Plastic Surgeons” // Awarded by Consumer’s Research Council of America.
  • 2020: “Super Doctors Southern California 2020” // Awarded by peers and independent research committee in Southern California.
  • 2020: “Los Angeles Magazine Top Doctor 2020” // Awarded by Los Angeles Magazine.
  • 2020: “Castle Connolly Top Doctor’s 2020” // Awarded by Physician-led research team at Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
  • 2020: The “Patients’ Choice” Physician Award // Physician most highly regarded by their patients-American Registry.
  • 2020: “Most Compassionate Doctor Award” // Physician most highly regarded for faithful service, by their patients-American Registry.
  • 2019: “America’s Top Plastic Surgeons” // Awarded by Consumer’s Research Council of America.
  • 2019: “Super Doctors Southern California 2019” // Awarded by Super Doctors Magazine and Los Angeles Times.
  • 2019: “Marquis Who’s Who in America 2019”
  • 2018: “America’s Top Plastic Surgeons” // Awarded by Consumer’s Research Council of America.
  • 2018: “Super Doctors Southern California 2018” //Awarded by peers and independent research committee in Southern California.
  • 2018: “Los Angeles Magazine Top Doctor 2018” // Awarded by Los Angeles Magazine.
  • 2018: “Castle Connolly Top Doctor’s 2018” // Awarded by Physician-led research team at Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
  • 2018: “Most Compassionate Doctor Award” // Physician most highly regarded for faithful service, by their patients-American Registry.
  • 2018: The “Patients’ Choice” Physician Award // Physician most highly regarded by their patients-American Registry.
  • 2017: “America’s Top Plastic Surgeons” // Awarded by Consumer’s Research Council of America.
  • 2017: “Super Doctors Southern California 2017” // Awarded by peers and independent research committee in Southern California.
  • 2017: “Los Angeles Magazine Top Doctor 2017” // Awarded by peers in the Los Angeles Magazine.
  • 2017: “Most Compassionate Doctor Award” // Physician most highly regarded for faithful service, by their patients-American Registry.
  • 2017: The “Patients’ Choice” Physician Award // Physician most highly regarded by their patients-American Registry.
  • 2016: “America’s Most Honored Professionals.” // Awarded for continuous professional recognition an accomplishment realized by the Top 1% of American Professionals.
  • 2016: “America’s Top Doctor’s 2016” // Awarded by Physician-led research team at Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
  • 2016: “America’s Top Plastic Surgeons” // Awarded by Consumer’s Research Council of America.
  • 2016: “Castle Connolly Top Doctor’s 2016” // Awarded by Physician-led research team at Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
  • 2016: “Super Doctors Southern California 2016” // Awarded by peers and independent research committee in Southern California.
  • 2016: “Los Angeles Magazine Top Doctor 2016” // Awarded by peers in the Los Angeles Magazine.
  • 2016: “Most Compassionate Doctor Award” // Physician most highly regarded for faithful service, by their patients-American Registry.
  • 2016: The “Patients’ Choice” Physician Award // Physician most highly regarded by their patients-American Registry.
  • 2015: America’s Best TV Show // Awarded as one of America’s Best Plastic Surgeons in 2015.
  • 2015: “Super Doctors Southern California 2015” // Awarded by peers and independent research committee in Southern California.
  • 2015: “Metropolitan Report” // Recognized as California’s leading Plastic Surgeon.
  • 2015: “America’s Top Plastic Surgeons” // Awarded by Consumer’s Research Council of America.
  • 2015: “Vitals Top 10 Doctor Award 2014 by Metro Area (Beverly Hills)” // Voted as one of Los Angeles Metro Area’s Top 10 Surgeon Specialists.
  • 2015: “Vitals Top 10 Doctor Award 2014 by City (Los Angeles)” // Voted as one of Beverly Hills Top 10 Specialists.
  • 2015: The “Patients’ Choice” Physician Award // Physician most highly regarded by their patients-American Registry.
  • 2015: “Most Compassionate Doctor Award” // Physician most highly regarded for faithful service, by their patients-American Registry.
  • 2014: “The Top 10 Plastic Surgeons in L.A. (Los Angeles)” // Awarded by Top10LADoctors.com
  • 2014: “America’s Top Plastic Surgeons” // Awarded by Consumer’s Research Council of America.
  • 2014: “Top 10 L.A. Plastic Surgeons by Young Hollywood” // Awarded by Young Hollywood Magazine.
  • 2014: “Most Popular Plastic Surgeons at Hollywood | Top 10.” // Awarded by Alux Luxury & Fine Living.
  • 2014: “Vitals Top 10 Doctor Award 2014 by Metro Area (Los Angeles)” // Voted as one of Los Angeles Metro Area’s Top 10 Surgeon Specialists.
  • 2014: “Vitals Top 10 Doctor Award 2014 by City (Beverly Hills)” // Voted as one of Beverly Hills Top 10 Specialists.
  • 2014: The “Patients’ Choice” Physician Award // Physician most highly regarded by their patients-American Registry.
  • 2014: “Compassionate Doctor 5 Year Honoree 2009-2013 Award” // Physician most highly regarded for faithful service, by their patients-American Registry.
  • 2014: “Most Compassionate Doctor Award” // Physician most highly regarded for faithful service, by their patients-American Registry.
  • 2013: “Top 15 Most Popular Hollywood Plastic Surgeons” // Awarded by The Celeb Worth.
  • 2013: “America’s Top Plastic Surgeons” // Awarded by Consumer’s Research Council of America.
  • 2013: “Vitals Top 10 Doctor Award 2013 by City (Beverly Hills)” // Voted as one of Beverly Hills Top 10 Specialists.
  • 2013: “Castle Connolly’s Top Doctor Award 2013” // Voted as one of Beverly Hills Top 10 Specialists.
  • 2013: The “Patients’ Choice” Physician Award // Physician most highly regarded by their patients-American Registry.
  • 2013: “Most Compassionate Doctor Award” // Physician most highly regarded for faithful service, by their patients-American Registry.
  • 2012: “America’s Top Plastic Surgeons” // Awarded by Consumer’s Research Council of America.
  • 2012: “America’s Top Surgeons” // Awarded by Consumer’s Research Council of America.
  • 2012: The “Patients’ Choice 5 Year Honoree 2012” Physician Award // Physician most highly regarded by their patients-American Registry.
  • 2012: The “Patients’ Choice” Physician Award // Physician most highly regarded by their patients-American Registry.
  • 2012: “Most Compassionate Doctor Award” // Physician most highly regarded for faithful service, by their patients-American Registry.
  • 2011: “America’s Top Plastic Surgeons” // Awarded by Consumer’s Research Council of America.
  • 2011: “America’s Top Surgeons” // Awarded by Consumer’s Research Council of America.
  • 2011: “The “Patients’ Choice” Physician Award” // Physician most highly regarded by their patients-American Registry.
  • 2010: 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century Award // Awarded 1/2,000 outstanding intellectuals of the world. // Documentation housed in the Library of Congress in Washington DC. // Award given by International Biographical Centre.
  • 2010: “America’s Top Surgeons” // Awarded by Consumer’s Research Council of America.
  • 2010: The Hippocrates Award In Aesthetic Plastic Surgery // Recognized for leadership and dedication to the medical profession. // Awarded by American Biographical Institute.
  • 2010: Pinnacle of Achievement Award In Plastic Surgery // Recognized as an accomplished leader of influence in medicine. // Awarded by American Biographical Institute.
  • 2010: 2010 Man of The Year Distinction // Exemplifying the importance and validation of deeds well done. // Awarded by American Bio. Inst. Board of International Research.
  • 2010: Great Minds of the 21st Century // Proclamation by American Biographical Institute, Inc.
  • 2010: The “Patients’ Choice” Physician Award // Physician most highly regarded by their patients-American Registry.
  • 2010: “Compassionate Doctor Award” // Physician most highly regarded by their patiens-American Registry.
  • 2010: Master Diploma with Honors in Plastic Surgery // Given by the World Academy of Letters.
  • 2009-2010: International Profiles of Accomplished Leaders // Awarded by American Biographical Institute, Inc.
  • 2009-2010: Strathmore’s Professional of the Year // In Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • 2009-2010: Cambridge Who’s Who among Executives, Professionals & Entrepreneurs
  • 2009: “Strathmore’s Who’s Who” in American Leadership & Achievement” // Lifetime Honoree member.
  • 2009: The “Patients’ Choice” Physician Award // Physician most highly regarded by their patients-American Registry.
  • 2009: “America’s Top Surgeons” // Awarded by Consumer’s Research Council of America.
  • 2009: “On-Time Physician Recognition” // “Patients’ Choice” promptness award-American Registry.
  • 2008: “America’s Top Surgeons” // Awarded by Consumer’s Research Council of America.
  • 2008: The “Patients’ Choice” Physician Award // Physician most highly regarded by their patients-American Registry.
  • 2007: “America’s Top Surgeons” // Awarded by Consumer’s Research Council of America.
  • 2007: “Distinction in Paper and Poster Presentation” // Southwestern Surgical Congress 59th Annual Meeting.
  • 2006: “Marquis Who’s Who” in Surgery
  • 2005: “Marquis Who’s Who” in Medicine & Healthcare
  • 2005: Research Achievement Award // University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas.
  • 2004: Research Achievement Award // University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas.
  • 2003: Research Achievement Award // University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas.
  • 2002: Outstanding Surgical Intern Achievement Award // University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas.
  • 1998: Academic Achievement in Pathology // Chicago Medical School.
  • 1996: Academic Achievement in Embryology // Chicago Medical School.
  • 1995: Magna Cum Laude // University of California, Irvine.
  • 1995: Graduation with high distinction // University of California, Irvine.
  • 1993-1995: Golden Key Honor Society // National Honor Society.
  • 1992-1995: Phi Theta Kappa // International Scholastic Honor Society.
  • 1992-1995: Alpha Gamma Sigma // State Wide Honor Society.
  • 1991-1995: Dean’s Academic Achievement Award // University of California.
  • 1992: Who’s Who Amongst Americas College Students // National Award.
  • 1991-1993: Presidents Scholastic Honor Society
  • 1991: Order of Merit Scholarship

Due To A Compassionate Touch

Thanks to his comprehensive experience, Dr. Hovsepian is able to bring a unique depth of knowledge and expertise to his patients in Beverly Hills. By combining his talent and a familiarity with the most advanced techniques in plastic surgery, he consistently achieves his patients’ optimal results. Dr. Hovsepian is passionate about providing excellence in surgical treatment, along with trusting, compassionate care while working with his patients.

Raffi Hovsepian, M.D., sees patients at aesthetic surgical and rejuvenation centers that are established in state-of-the-art clinics in the heart of Beverly Hills. Internationally, he provides patient consultations at satellite offices in Athens, Greece, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

For more details on the scope of Dr. Raffi Hovsepian’s 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.

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