Dr. Kian Karimi

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Specialty:Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon
Website: pacificspecialists.com External Link
Practice: Pacific Cosmetic Surgeons
Hospital: St. John's Health Center
Med. School:Indiana University School Of Medicine
Grad. Year: 2005

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Accepting New Patients:Y

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Rating: 5.0 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 22 reviews. Dr. Kian Karimi has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Dr. Kian Karimi
Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon-related: plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery, breast enhancement, breast reduction, liposuction, chin implant, rhinoplasty, nose job, tummy tuck, botox, face lift, boob job, butt lift
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RID: 5576413
24/06/14 5 4 5 5 3 things no one needs to know: 1. How much money I've spent on shoes 2. How many boyfriends I've had 3. Whether I've had work done on my face The first two are fait accompli, #3 is still in my control, which was important as I needed a little help - nothing crazy - nothing obvious - just a little refreshening. I was looking tired and overworked. I was petrified as it was my first time considering fillers. I've seen people ruin their faces. I wanted people to think I had returned from vacation, not that I had turned into a fish. Fortunately, after visiting 5 other surgeons, I found Dr. Karimi, a true artist. Dr. Karimi doesn't make his patients look the same -- check out the work of other physicians (especially east of the 405) to see what I mean. His approach is about highlighting an individual's natural beauty - committed to the notion that less is more. I had no bruising, minimal if any swelling, and I feel fabulous. And no one needs to know.  Respond
RID: 3714243
19/01/14 5 5 5 5 Dr Karimi has a very calming and wonderful personality. He is very knowledgable, highly intelligent, yet very respectful to the patient. All of this gave me a real sense of trust in him. As a result, I added on two items that I had not planned on. I had wanted some Botox for the deep frown lines between my forehead. But he also suggested some Belotera for the under eye bags and Restalin for my cheeks. Since it was my birthday and I am in my mid-60's, I decided to give all a try. It was amazing. All looked TOTALLY natural. No more angry look in-between my brows, the bags were greatly diminished, and I was astonished to see myself look years younger with the high cheekbones that I had lost with age, time and gravity! I had forgotten how I had looked as a younger woman. None of this was painful, and there was no recovery time. What more could you ask for? He is also a great ENT doc with excellent advise about the ears and the sinuses - totally current and up to date.  Respond
RID: 3633390
16/12/13 5 5 5 5 Dr. Karimi is the BEST! He and his staff were comforting and honest about all aspects of the surgery. My results are very natural and I couldn't be happier! Dr. Karimi is an exceptionally gifted and talented facial plastic surgeon and I would absolutely recommend Dr. Karimi to any and everyone considering this life-changing experience!  Respond
RID: 3628381
09/12/13 5 5 5 5 Dr. Karimi is an incredibly gifted doctor. He is amazing with injectables and does my botox and filler treatments. The procedures are pretty much painless and I walk out looking amazingly refreshed and NATURAL. Thank you Dr. Karimi! 
Paid (or co-pay): $750
RID: 3623128
02/12/13 5 5 5 5 I was initially nervous to undergo a facelift, necklift and lower eyelid blepharoplasty. However, I felt instantly reassured by Dr. Karimi's calm demeanor and confidence. With regards to pain, I was amazed at how little pain I had after the procedure. Dr. Karimi did a HOUSECALL (who does that anymore??) after the procedure to review post-procedure instructions and to check on me. I felt no pain at all under my eyes at any time after the procedure. I was having lunch with my girlfriends just a little over a week after the procedure and they could not believe how wonderful I looked. 4 months out from surgery, I look absolutely fantastic. Everyone from my own family, my hair dresser and even my other doctors (even a plastic surgeon!) have admired my results. I couldn't be happier!  Respond
RID: 2913740
15/10/13 5 5 5 5 I couldn't be more impressed with Dr. Karimi. I've suffered for years trying to manage issues I had with facial imbalance/deficiencies and saw some of the most highly-regarded facial plastic surgeons in LA/Bev Hills. Dr. Karimi accomplished for me in 2 visits what the others couldn't properly address in 5 years. He is super talented, meticulously trained (amazing, advanced techniques) and is an absolute joy to deal with. He is patient, kind, but most importantly has an incredible eye and gift. My results were amazing, subtle, and quite frankly I feel better than I have in years. My self-confidence is back and that makes a huge difference in my every day. I am incredibly grateful and feel blessed to have found him. I would most definitely recommend (and insist on) him to any one of my friends or family should they ever need it. 
Paid (or co-pay): $2300
RID: 2645570
10/05/13 5 5 5 5 I've never rated anyone before on websites but I want to help folks find an exceptional doctor, which without proper referrals can take a lot of time! Dr. Karimi is masterful with a brilliant eye for what's desired and needed in your own personal situation to give you impeccable results. It's a noteworthy added bonus that he's a lovely person who cares for YOU, his patient..... During your visits with him, you'll feel like you're the only thing on in his mind-- and that you are getting the absolute finest treatment possible. And, you actually do. I recommend him to everyone and wold travel to see him should he ever leave Los Angeles !!!  Respond
RID: 2625230
23/04/13 5 5 5 5 Dr. Karimi and his staff are wonderful! I was really impressed by Dr. Karimi's level of care. He and his staff are friendly and attentive. You can tell they really care about their patients - and go above and beyond. In addition, Dr. Karimi is very knowledgeable and has a great bedside manner (with a great sense of humor to boot!) I had my deviated septum surgery with him -- and I loved that he was able to explain everything in a way that I could easily understand. I also loved that he followed up after my surgery and was available to answer any questions or concerns that arose both before and after my surgery. I felt so comfortable with Dr. Karimi, that I chose to go to him to remove pre-cancerous cells on my face as well (via laser surgery -- that also benefited the quality of my skin and reduced scarring). For anyone looking for an ENT or plastic surgeon, I highly recommend Dr. Karimi. 
Insurance: Aetna
Paid (or co-pay): $5000
RID: 2587825
17/03/13 5 5 5 5 Life is wonderful! This was not the case a few months ago when I felt that my lack of ability to breath was in control of my whole life! My change of life experience started with Dr. Karimi and the wonderful caring staff. The reconstructive procedure to open up my sinus passages was done with me understanding every step of the way well before the procedure. The intensive follow-up was accomplished with as little discomfort as possible. His personal care and dealings far exceeded anything that I had experienced in the recent past. His caring extended to him referring me to other doctors that he felt I should be under their care. After years of "playing the game according to the rules" with disastrous results, I finally feel confident in the medical care I'm now receiving. Thanks you Dr. KK for being the guide to a better life for me. 
Insurance: AARP
RID: 2476616
16/11/12 5 5 5 5 I made a same-day appointment with Dr Karimi - even prior to the appointment he emailed me personally to confirm time etc and was able to provide me with several alternative appointments on the same day which I found very refreshing and helpful. Dr Karimi and his staff were very professional without being aloof, and as a patient I felt that he really went several steps beyond what was required to make sure I understood what was going on how to best treat my condition. I will certainly be going back to Dr Karimi and I recommend him highly to others. 
Insurance: Aetna
RID: 2443131
10/10/12 5 5 5 5 Dr. Karimi is so good. He has made me look at least 10 years younger. very natural look. he is very precise and takes his take to make sure you are happy with the end result. i love the way i look now. :) 
Paid (or co-pay): $800
RID: 2436389
01/10/12 5 5 5 5 Dr Karimi did a Botox procedure that helped reduce jaw pain and migraines caused by TMJ. He was very helpful with all the questions I had and the treatment completely changed my thoughts on what benefits Botox could provide. 
Paid (or co-pay): $1400
RID: 2430698
21/09/12 5 5 5 5 I am so happy with my visit with Dr. Karimi. He is gentle and so caring. He is amazing skilled doctor..... I feel likely new lip enhancement.... I can't stop smiling, my new lips are natural and amazing... Staff was so caring.  Respond
RID: 2416265
04/09/12 5 5 5 5 Dr. Karimi performed a fabulous facelift. After only two weeks. I look 15-20 years younger. Not only did he made a HOUSE CALL on the day of surgery, but I saw him the next day and two more times during the first week after surgery. He also performed some intensive laser surgery around my mouth which took a lot of caring (every two hours). In short, Dr. Karimi did an exceptional job. 
Paid (or co-pay): $12500
RID: 2128694
11/05/12 5 5 5 5 All I can say is wow! Dr. Karimi is a fantastic facial facial plastic surgeon. I went to see him for Botox injections and he took the time to explain exactly what went into it and how the results would look. His gentle hands and meticulous technique ensured that I felt almost nothing. The results took a few days to set in and it looks perfect! My frown and forehead lines are gone, and if I really want to show expression, I just have to squeeze a little harder and I can move them. This makes for the most natural result I can ask for. I can avoid wrinkles and still have movement if I really wanted to - no one can tell that I got Botox done, which is the way it should be. He even followed up personally with a phone call. What a great doctor, I highly, highly recommend him!  Respond
05/04/12 SYSTEM: City changed from "Santa Monica" to "Los Angeles" 
RID: 1845527
04/04/12 5 5 5 5 Dr Karimi is wonderful! I wish all doctors were as attentive and thoughtful as him. I've been suffering from headache due to sinus problems and after listening carefully and running some quick tests, he quickly found out what the problem was and gave me the right treatment. Following my visit, I had some additional questions so I emailed him and received a long and thoughtful email back (on a Saturday!). He is simply the best! 
Insurance: Anthem
RID: 1843180
03/04/12 5 5 5 5 Dr Karimi is awesome! I have seen several MDs over the years and he is the most skilled, kind, and knowledgeable of them all. He takes the time to listen and then delivers the most amazing results. I highly recommend him!  Respond
RID: 1837966
03/04/12 5 5 5 5 Very attentive. Very clear in communicating what is wrong. Friendly and committed. Put simply he is the best doctor I have had.  Respond
RID: 1831508
01/04/12 5 5 5 5 I do not usually take the time to write reviews about physicians, but Dr. Karimi deserves the most praise of any doctor I have ever been to! As a young female interested in botox and facial fillers, I went into Dr. Karimi's office not knowing what to expect. He took SO much time to explain all the options and outcomes to me, and then he did a personal consultation to find the best plan for me. Since my first visit a couple of years ago, I have returned to him to maintain my amazing botox and filler results. He is absolutely the best doctor, and makes me feel like he has all the time in the world to spend on my appointment. I have already recommended him to family and close friends, who agree that he does wonderful work--I feel that my face looks fresh, and at least 10 years younger!  Respond
RID: 1578697
03/11/11 5 5 5 5 I went in to see Dr. Karimi because I was having severe allergies, making it difficult for me to breathe. The Dr. and his staff were exceptional at providing quick and personal service. Dr. Karimi really cared about my health and well being. I've seen many doctors who treated me like I was just another patient, rushing through the process and leaving most of the face-to-face time to their assistants. Dr. Karimi took his time, personally examining what was going on with my breathing, identifying the problem, and proposing the best possible solution for me. He also explained things to me at each step of the way, which I really appreciated. I know that many doctors prescribe their patients with unnecessarily expensive drugs because they are given incentives by drug companies to do so. Dr. Karimi does not work that way. He went through each drug on the market that would fit my needs and chose the most cost-effective option, based on what would be covered by my insurance provider. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 1574029
29/10/11 5 5 5 5 As a pretty average guy, I was fairly skeptical about getting any cosmetic work done, and I'm certainly not a fan of "going to the doctor" more than I absolutely need to. So I was less than enthusiastic about having botox work performed. However, Dr. Karimi was simply phenomenal! First, for a procedure based entirely on needles, he made it painless with his method and approach. Second, and most importantly, within a few days I saw results, and wow! My forehead is smooth and my crows' feet have flown the coup. And best of all, the whole procedure only lasted a few minutes and I could tell by his follow-up care that he genuinely takes pride in his work. I absolutely recommend Dr. Karimi!  Respond
19/10/11 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1552953
04/10/11 5 5 5 5 As a male, i was pessimistic about the procedure but also felt uneasy about my decision. Dr. Karimi provided ample information and calmed my nerves and described the procedure very well. He maintained contact with me post visit to see how i was doing. - Excellent service!  Respond
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