Los Gatos Plastic Surgeon
2400 Samaritan Drive , Suite #103
San Jose, California 95124 US
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

perfect breast

I was beyond impressed with my experience at this doctor’s office! My first contact was with Rosemary and I was completely blown away by how helpful and kind she was. At my consultation Kristen & Dr. Churukian were so informative and really listened to my needs. Kristen was so caring and even showed up at the surgery center to calm my nerves. I am so happy with my surgery I referred 2 of m...

5 out of 5 stars Butt Lift

The most caring plastic surgeon! - San Jose, CA

Dr Churukian is so warm and friendly. He is also more on the conservative side which I appreciate!! I met with other surgeons who seemed so aggressive. Yuck. Even having their office staff call me to set up surgery, another appointment, etc. highly recommend Dr C!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Breast Augmentation - Los Gatos, CA

I had my breast augmentation in 1999. It is now 2015 and they still look great! Tons of compliments to this day and some are so impressed with the scarring. My mammograms show my implants to be nice and clear. Doctors are impressed as well. When I need to replace my implants there is no doubt that I will be going back to Dr. Chirukian. His staff was awesome!

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

27 Years Old, Lipo of outer and inner thighs, lower back (Flanks) and lower abs + Breast Augmentation Implant Replacement

Dr. Churukian and his staff are wonderful! I went to the doctor originally in 2006 for my breast augmentation and now more recently for my breast augmentation replacement and Liposuction. Both times the doctor and his staff have been very professional and work hard to make you feel comfortable and to give you all of the information so you can feel more confident in your decision. Although I've had issues with my implants I acknowledge that this was not the doctors fault, this was the fault of the company that builds the implant. But, because of the inconvenience Dr. Churukian gave me a discounted rate to repair the implant!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

After 14 Years I Still Receive Comments - Los Gatos, CA

Dr. Churukian is a very caring physician.

5 out of 5 stars Botox for Migraines

Refreshed Appearance - Los Gatos, CA

He was amazing!

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Consultation Fee

Complimentary - Mention RealSelf.com

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Churukian has hospital affiliations at Good Samaritan Hospital; El Camino Hospital Mountain View/Los Gatos ; Regional Medical Center/San Jose .


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, UCSF San Joaquin Valley
    Plastic Surgery, University of Louisville

Treatments offered at Kirk A Churukian M.D., F.A.C.S.

Blog Posts and Articles

The Mommy Makeover - Repairing the Trauma of Pregnancy

The Mommy Makeover Repairing the Trauma of Pregnancy ________________________________________ Kirk A. Churukian, MD, FACS, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Los Gatos, CA Motherhood is a blessing, but it can also wreak havoc on the body. Pregnancy is nothing short of a traumatic process that can...

Dr Churukian’s Top Ten List for the Savvy Plastic Surgery Patient

10. It is not difficult to recognize bad results in plastic surgery; good results, however, hardly ever broadcast their presence.  9. Aging is a subtle process; improvements should mimic this but in the opposite direction. 8. Most people spend more maintaining their automobiles than maintaining...

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It is part of the human condition to want a dramatic change, no downtime, and little discomfort all for a great price! The reality, is that we are... READ MORE

Can I sleep I my side after a breast augmentation? (photo)

 Different patients will return to normal at different rates. I have always believed that one set of us instructions does not relate  to every p... READ MORE

I want a tummy tuck after two children (c-section) and over 100lbs weight lost. Based on that, am I a good candidate? (Photo)

After losing 100 pounds, several things need to be said....First, congratulations and well done. Can't begin to tell you how difficult losing this... READ MORE

Treatment for Dark Underarms from Harsh Deodorants?

First, do laser hair removal to eliminate any shadow created from hair. Second, a VI peel to help exfoliate and lighten the skin. Third, after the... READ MORE

M right boob creases under my armpit and the left one doesn't. Is that normal? (Photo)

First, there is a significant amount of swelling that is normal following your surgery. I often times tell patients to ignore what you see because it... READ MORE

Im 30 years old have two children 11yr,10yr. Im 5,2 126 lb. Am I a good candidate for Liposuction, TT and BBL? (photo)

 Thanks for your question, your pictures show you to be in good overall shape with minimal excess fat. Having said that obviously a personal ... READ MORE

I have been thinking for a long time now about getting breast augmentation but I'm very involved in fitness and yoga.

Thanks for the questions!Conceptually, many of your concerns will relate to the size implant that you choose. A smaller implant will cause less... READ MORE

Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation?

 I have to respectfully disagree with my colleagues who feel the rapid recovery is not a "real" procedure or just a "gimmick". Rapid recovery is ... READ MORE

Is it safe to have sex 2 weeks after BA?

In my practice, the rule for sex is the same for any physical activity - as long as you are careful, prudent, and use common sense it "should" be safe... READ MORE

I've wanted a BA since I was 18 (now 33) but I am terrified of all that could go WRONG!

You are suffering from toxic information overload! This is a common problem when you are exposed to unfiltered information out of context and without... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Churukian

Kirk A. Churukian, MD has shared 26 before and after pictures with 159 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Top 5 Non-Surgical Facial Procedures With the Biggest Impact

Dr. Kirk Churukian discusses the five procedures he believes are the for consumers interested in small, non-surgical facial improvements with little to no downtime. WATCH VIDEO

Breast Augmentation Surgery Explained From Start To Finish

Dr. Kirk Churukian walks us through the entire process of deciding whether breast augmentation is right for you, how to choose the best implant type and surgical approach, and what to expect during the following recovery period. WATCH VIDEO

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