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Dr. Arian Mowlavi / Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Best plastic cosmetic surgeon in Orange county and Newport beach, performs breast augmentation, breast lift, breast implants, breast reduction, tummy tuck, liposuction, butt lift.

Plastic Surgeon – The Artist

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 surgeon’s “before and after” results with a critical eye in order to ensure that you surgeon can deliver the changes that you expect.

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. We encourage you to order Dr. Mowlavi’s E-book, titled “12 Simple Steps to Avoiding Cosmetic Surgery Disaster,” which was published by Dr. Mowlavi to minimize your risk of having complications.

Cosmetic surgeon in Orange county, performs post bariatric surgery; remove excess skin and fat in newport beach.

Dr. Mowlavi - Personally

Dr. Mowlavi is a family man living in Newport Beach with his wife and two children. His hobbies consist of racketball and swimming to keep in shape. He enjoys time with friends and family along with his beautiful wife who supports his practice.

Education and Training

Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency
Southern Illinois University, School of Medicine

Medical Doctorate
University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine

Undergraduate Degree in Biophysics
University of California, Berkeley
Honors: Graduating Class Commencement Speaker


Board Certified: American Board of Plastic Surgery (2008 – Present)
Fellow: American College of Surgeons

American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) – Member (2008 – Present)

Orange County Plastic Surgery Society- Member (2008 – Present)

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (2003 – Present)

Operating Room Committee (Memorial Medical Center; Springfield, IL) (2003 – 2004)

American Society for Microsurgical Reconstruction – Candidate Member (2002 – 2004)

Plastic Surgery Research Council – Resident Member (2000 – 2004)

Plastic Surgery (ASPS) Residents’ Affiliate Group (1999 – Present)

American Medical Association (1998 – Present)

PHI BETA KAPPA Member (1995 – Present)


Research Recognition Award. Mowlavi A
Plastic Surgery Institute
Southern Illinois University. Springfield, Illinois. June 31, 2004.

First Place. Mowlavi A, Marsden B, Neumeister MW.
The efficacy of nasal cleft repair: persistence of alar rim deformity.
Resident’s Research Day, Southern Illinois University. April 22, 2004.

Gaspar Anastasi Award. Mowlavi A, Massouem S, Neumeister MW.
Conchal cartilage donor site during rhinoplasty: bowl parameters defined.
American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery meeting. Vancouver, Canada. April 15-21, 2004.

Congenital Category Presentation Award. Mowlavi A, Marsden B, Neumeister MW, Zook EG.
The efficacy of nasal cleft repair: persistence of alar rim deformity.
Plastic Surgery Senior Residents Conference. Milwaukee, WI. March 18-22, 2004.

First Place. Mowlavi A, Medling B, Meldrum G, Wilhelmi BJ, Neumeister MW.
Hypothermia, not hyperthermia, provides muscle flaps protection from IR injury.
American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery meeting. Palm Springs, CA. January 17-20, 2004.

Excellence in Teaching Award. Mowlavi A
Department of Surgery.
Southern Illinois University. Springfield, Illinois. October 15, 2003.

First Place. Mowlavi A, Meldrum GD, Ghavami A, Kalkanis J, Wilhelmi BJ, Russell RC, Zook EG. Earlobe ptosis classification system, effects of aging and facelift surgery on earlobe height.
Plastic Surgery Education Foundation Junior Clinical Research Award. Arlington, IL June 13, 2003.

First Place. Houle J, Mowlavi A, Medling B, Meldrum GD, Wilhelmi BJ, Neumeister MW.
Protective effects of hypothermia against secondary venous occlusion ischemia.
Resident’s Research Day, Southern Illinois University. May 15, 2003.

First Place. Andrews K, Mowlavi A, Milner S.
The treatment of alkaline burns by neutralization: an old myth dispelled.
Investigator Category Essay. Plastic Surgery Education Foundation. Arlington, IL May 2, 2001.

First Place. Mowlavi A, Andrews K, Milner S.
The treatment of alkaline burns by neutralization: an old myth dispelled.
Combined Research Symposium, Southern Illinois University Foundation. April 18, 2001.


Cosmetic plastic surgery institute in Orange county employee Martineque MclainMartineque McClain | Patient Coordinator / Office Manager

Martineque's highest priority is to ensure our patients have a positive experience during their visit. She will make you feel welcomed and comfortable during your visit with Dr. Mowlavi. Martineque has 7 years of experience working in cosmetic surgery and has vast knowledge of the surgical procedures you might be considering. During your consultation she will review all your questions regarding surgery, the healing process, the process, the results you can expect, and all of your follow-up care. If you are from out of town and need accomodations while visiting Laguna Beach, she will help you plan your trip and ensure that you are informed and fully prepared for surgery. Martineque's understanding of how surgery affects patients both physically and emotionally has proven to help patients feel confident in moving forward with their decision to undergo cosmetic surgery. She believes that quality care is the most essential aspect of the cosmetic surgery experience. Martineque is proud to be a part of Dr. Mowlavi's knowledgable staff and is dedicated to creating the very best experience for you.

Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Institute of Newport beach employee Shanna George
Shanna George | Front Office Coordinator

Shanna is originally from Northern California and moved to Orange County in 2006. She has over 5 years of experience in the medical industry and more specifically, in administration and management. She joined our team in 2012 and has been a great asset. She is fully versed in all cosmetic surgery procedures and is always eager to answer any questions you may have. Shanna believes in a healthy lifestyle. Her hobbies include exercising and fitness as she is a competitor in the National Physique Committee.

James Gardner, Cosmetic plastic surgery institute, Orange County OR technician.

James Gardner | Operating Room Technician

James is military trained with over 30 years experience in the operating room. While working as a medic and operating room technician he has traveled throughout the world and United States. He is married with four children and resides in Orange County. With his vast experience, James is a critical asset to our surgical team.



Welcome to Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Institute, a full service cosmetic and plastic surgery center, founded by Dr. Arian Mowlavi. We have 7 offices throughout beautiful Southern California, as well as a certified state of the art surgical center for your ease and convenience.

Our Outpatient Surgery Center is conveniently located adjacent to our Laguna Beach office and clinic, but separate from a hospital or larger group setting. All procedures, including; facial, body, breast and reconstructive surgery are performed in our outpatient surgery center.

Our certified, custom-designed surgery center provides all the technology of a hospital setting with the assurance of quality control that a dedicated facility can provide. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Institute is committed to care and only uses Board Certified Anesthesiologists.

Our surgery center is an accredited Ambulatory Surgery Center. It features an operating room, two recovery suits, and its own entrance and waiting area. Patient confidentiality is of the utmost importance, and our facility allows for privacy and easy access you won’t find in a traditional hospital or large plastic surgery group setting.

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31542 Coast Hwy Suite 3
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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