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5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty - Laguna Beach, CA

I had my surgery done a little over a month ago and I am so happy with the results!! Exactly what I was looking for. I had broken my nose a few years back and I decided to finally get it fixed and so happy I did, finally feel like myself again. Thank you Dr Mowlavi! The staff was so friendly and accommidating. Such a great overall experience!

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Happy with my Results! - Laguna Beach, CA

I was so nervous about getting a rhino to fix a deviated septum. Mowlavi made me feel super comfortable and the staff made it easy! I really was so nervous to do this, and had met with a couple of doctors. When I came into this office I felt so confident and at ease. Couldn't be happier I chose him. So happy with it all :)

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Best Thing I Ever Did! - Laguna Beach, CA

I really liked Dr. Mowlavi's bedside manner, and felt totally comfortable with him.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

My Personal Journey with Dr Mowlavi - Laguna Beach, CA

Dr Mowlavi was available 24/7 during this year long journey. I could not imagine making it with anyone else. He is great!

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Dr. Mowlavi and His Staff Are Amazing! - Laguna Beach, CA

I went to Dr. Mowlavi two months ago, trying to decide on undergoing rhinoplasty. His staff was very professional and so was he they made me feel at home and a month later I had the surgery with no complications and my nose looks amazing! They have been amazing with answering any questions I've had. Thank you Dr. Mowlavi I would definitely recommend him!

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Fantastic Doctor!! - Laguna Beach, CA

Major surgery is always daunting, but I felt Dr. Mowlavi and his staff did an excellent job of preparing me for the before and after of the surgery. You will love this doctor. He knows the medical side of your surgery, but what I loved about him was his artistic eye in helping me through the procedure. I look better than I ever have, and I'm so pleased with the results.

5 out of 5 stars Accutane

Love the Way I Look - Laguna Beach, CA

The whole experience was pleasant and not stessful at all. I was a little nervous when I walked in, but by the time it was all over I felt great!

5 out of 5 stars Body Lift

52 Year Old - Laguna Beach, CA

Dr Mowlavi and his staff are exceptional. From the 1st phone call to the post op visits, everyone was extremely friendly and eager to answer any and all of my questions. I knew at my consultations that Dr Mowlavi would be my choice, he made me very comfortable and spent a lot of time explaining the options to me. Dr mowlavi is an intelligent , kind , personable professional, with a great bed side manner.

5 out of 5 stars Body Lift

26 Years Young!! and looking for a great Artist( Plastic Surgeon)! :D

Doctor Mowlavi, is amazing and is overall a great surgeon. I have a couple things I am not to happy with but overall before and after there is no comparison. I look amazing. I liked the fact that the doctor is easy to talk to and is very friendly. He answered all my questions and listened to what I wanted.

5 out of 5 stars Male Breast Reduction

Super Doctor with Great Skills! Laguna Beach, CA

Dr. Mowlawi was the best surgeon I had met and delivered results as per my expectation. I consulted 3 surgeons before I made my decision to have the surgery done with Dr. Mowlavi. Dr. Mowlawi's consultation was the best and he explained the procedure and the results to the fullest detail. I consulted him thrice before I made my final decision. He and his staff were very cooperative all the...

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Personal Statement

I am a family man living in Newport Beach with my two children and beautiful wife who supports my practice. I have a passion for music and give back to my community whenever possible. I pride myself on evaluating every patient from both a functional standpoint as well as from an artistic viewpoint.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Consultation Fee

Free. Complimentary Consultation & Phone Consults Available

Awards & Recognition

Gaspar Anastasi Award. Mowlavi A, Massouem S, Neumeister MW
Professional Recognition:
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 2003 - Present
Phi Betta Kappa, 1995 - Present
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Mowlavi has hospital affiliations at Long Beach Memorial Hospital, Hoag Presbyterian Hospital, Saddleback Memorial Hospital, Mission Hospital, Mission Hospital Laguna Beach, San Clemente Memorial Hospital .


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS in Biophysics, University of California, Berkeley
    Medical: MD, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Intergrated Plastic Surgery Residency, Southern Illinois University

Treatments offered at Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Institute (Newport Facility)

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