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Dr. Christopher Khorsandi

Plastic Surgery
Las Vegas, NV
22 years experience male

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Dr. Khorsandi is a Board Certified Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery with practices serving both Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. He has trained in the most advanced techniques of Plastic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Hand Surgery and the emerging new field of Migraine Relief Surgery. He is a two-time recipient of the national “Patient’s Choice Award” for his skills and a recent recipient of the national “Compassionate Doctor Award” for his healing compassion. Dr. Khorsandi has always set his sights high. He was admitted to the combined B.S./M.D. programs at Villanova University and later matriculated to Temple University School of Medicine where he took an early interest in plastic surgery. He started a student chapter of Operation Smile, performed numerous elective rotations in plastic surgery and was a research assistant to the Chairman of Plastic Surgery at the University. Following medical school he then trained at what is considered to be one of most rigorous and competitive general surgery programs in the world – the University of Pennsylvania General Surgery program. During this time he studied at Pennsylvania Hospital, the country’s very first hospital originally founded by Benjamin Franklin, and joined the ranks of medical luminaries such as C. Everett Koop, Thomas Bond, and William Physick who trained there. Additionally the program took him to Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), two institutions that are consistently ranked as the nations best hospitals by US News and World Reports. Working in these hospitals undoubtedly provided him with strong surgical fundamentals. Dr. Khorsandi’s surgical talents, and academic achievements led him to be accepted into the Plastic and Reconstructive Training Program at the Cleveland Clinic in Weston. Dr. Khorsandi spent two years refining his skills in Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, and became the program’s Chief Resident. He co-authored a text chapter on wound healing and continued working on several research projects in the field of plastic surgery. Looking to reach a new level of skill he then went on to an Advanced Aesthetic Fellowship in Beverly Hills, where he learned how to perform some of the most challenging types of surgery – revision plastic surgery. From there he trained in minimally invasive hand surgery in Houston Texas and most recently Dr. Khorsandi has trained and worked in the emerging field of Migraine Surgery. Over the past few years Dr. Khorsandi has been preforming a wide variety of cases including hand surgery, rhinoplasty, cosmetic breast augmentation, revision plastic surgery and reconstructive plastic surgery. His patients have come from across the country, seeking his wide ranging skill and his compassionate care.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Plastic Surgery

Facial Plastic Surgery

Hand Surgery

Doctor Q&A

688 Answers
269 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Fractional laser: Stretch marks can be improved in their appearance through the use of fractional laser such as the fraxel laser, or by using a micro-needling techniq... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Arm elevation: As part of the postop recovery protocol for most surgeons performing hand surgery patients are encouraged to elevate the hand above the heart. Slings ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Breast Implants : For silicone implants the fda recommends an MRI 3 years after initial surgery then every two years after that. Saline implants do not carry that reco... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Hirschsprung: I would recommend that you have this child evaluated by a pediatrician or a pediatric gastroenterologist. This may be a condition called hirschprung'... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Gynecologist: You need to follow-up with your gyn. Your issue may not be completely treated at this time or you may need a different regimen.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
infection: If you suspect an infection, contact your surgeon immediately. Delay in treatment may result in significant complications.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Preparation: Avoid Aspirin and nsaids for 10-14 days. Also generally you will want to stop any supplements. Stop smoking if thats one of your vices and disconti... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
varies: The swelling from a tummy tuck typically resolves in 6 to 12 weeks however there is a condition in which fluid can build up between the layers. This i... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
. Medications: Most physicians will prescribe postoperative antibiotics, pain medications, and antinausea medications.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Gynecomastia: Enlarged male breasts can come from a number of different causes. Before any treatment can be done, you must first have a complete physical exam and ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Natural enhancement: The only known natural nonsurgical enhancement for larger breasts is weight gain however even with large amounts of weight gain, some women's breasts ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Depends: The amount of fat needed for breast augmentation fat transfer is determined by the amount of augmentation that you want, as well as the amount of avai... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Weight loss: In some cases weight loss may help to reduce the size of the breast. This would be relevant to a person who is considered to be overweight. However if... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Keloids: Keloids can be very difficult to treat especially on the chest. They have a high rate of recurrence do to the nature of the disease. The most effect... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Bad Idea: With spetoplasty, part of the catilage of the septum is generally cut out. This may leave an area where there is no septal cartilage and only mucusal... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Fillers: There are a number of fillers on the market to enhance the appearance of your lips. See a board certified plastic surgeon for more detatails.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Tendonitis: This could be a form of tendonitis called dequervains tendonitis. Look for a hand surgeon and schedule a consultation in your area.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Allopecia: Hair loss in nontypical patterns can indicate other issues, such as hyperthyroidism, autoimmune disease, of reaction to hair products. I would recomm... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Fellowship: Fellowship is an additional year or two of training in a specific field.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
BP: You can naturally lower BP by avoiding salty foods, exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight and reducing stress.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Homemade scrub: Dr. Khorsandi's home made scrub: 1cup of sugar, 5 tbsp of coffee grounds, 1/4 cup olive oil or almond oil, 1 tsp of peppermint extract, 1tsp of vanil... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Stretch Marks: You can try microneedling, and fractional laser. These can help to reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Nerve Compression: Migraines have been shown to arise from compression of peripheral nerves. Despite a multibillion dollar pharmaceutical industry that would like you t... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Weight Gain: Although it's not an ideal way to enhance breasts however weight gain can increase the size of your chest. Typically this would result in increase i... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
elasticity loss: The flabbiness of the upper arms can be related to the elasticity of the skin. If you have a good deal of stretch marks in the area it is unlikely t... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
stretch marks: Stretch marks can be improved in their appearance through the use of fractional laser such as the fraxel laser, or by using a micro-needling techniq... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
carpal tunnel: Carpal tunnel syndrome does not typically cause breast pain nor does it typically cause bicep pain. Recommend that you see a qualified hand surgeon... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Bulbous: Nasal features are usually inherited through our genes. So yes they are hereditary.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Botox and Surgery: Long term relief of migraines can be achieved with botox. If you have a good response, you may be a candidate for surgery. Surgery has been shown to... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
No: Liposuction is not a procedure to firm and lift your butt. Liposuction by definition removes fat and may cause laxity of the tissue. Please see a p... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Sperm lifespan: Sperm can live within the female body, depending on conditions, for up to several days.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Consider Botox: Consider Botox in the glabellar region. If this works then you would benefit from migraine decompression surgery. www.themigrainereliefcenter.com.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Financing: Most plastic surgeons offer some form of third-party financing within their office. The best way to find out is to call and apply to see if you qua... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
sculptura: Sculptra can be an excellent long-lasting filler but it does not have an easy way of treating if an individual is overfilled, is unhappy with the ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
varies by surgeon: I typically recommend that patients avoid contact sports and intense physical activity for six weeks post rhinoplasty. Your surgeon may have a differ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
breast augmentation: There is no one particular incision site that is more or less painful. Very few patients complain about pain at the incision site after surgery. T... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Veins: After breast augmentation surgery, you may sometimes notice that the veins in your breast more prominent. This is due to the pressure exerted by the i... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Fracture: Fractures can be set at any time in the recovery. Early on manipulation and casting alone will suffice while later on surgery may be necessary. For fi... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Fractional laser: Stretch marks can be improved in their appearance through the use of fractional laser such as the fraxel laser, or by using a micro-needling techniq... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Postop swelling: It is normal to have swelling after surgery. If they are under the muscle, then the sensation of tightness is normal and should subside over the next ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Forever: You can keep your breast implants in for as long as you would like as long as you are not having any issues with them. If there is a rupture then ge... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Fiber and Probiotics: Eating a diet that is high in fiber can help. Also making sure you get a good dose of probiotic food such as yogurt with active cultures can also hel... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Follow-up: You need to follow-up with your surgeon immediately. Redness may be a sign of infection.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
different surgery: Septoplasty relates to the cartilage wall between the nostrils and generally is performed to straighten a deviation. Rhinoplasty is a broader term w... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Unfamiliar: Best thing to do is to bring the supplement in to your surgeon and have them take a look at the ingredients. Your surgeon should be the one clearing ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Unlikely: If no treatment is done to the chest, you will most likely not see any change to your gynecomastia surgery results. Speak to your surgeon and address... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Yes: Some patients report that at some point in their lives chronic migraines got better or went away all together. Yet the percentage of these patients m... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Bacteria risk: There a number of pathological microorganisms that live in ordinary seawater. I have been constantly amazed by the vast array of microscopic life in a... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Botox and Surgery: Long term relief of migraines can be achieved with botox. If you have a good response, you may be a candidate for surgery. Surgery has been shown to... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
reoperation: You may need a revision surgery as the breast pocket may be over dissected and larger than needed.

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Testimonials
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Nov 27, 2012
I have had the opportunity of doing over a hundred cases with Dr. Khorsandi, and he constantly impresses me with his level of professionalism, his attention to detail and overall ability. I strongly ...Read More
Dec 4, 2012
A professional surgeon who practices not only the science of medicine, but the art of surgery. Highly recommend. From personal and professional interaction Dr. Khorsandi has always had a great bedsi...Read More
Nov 27, 2012
I've had the pleasure to work with Dr. Khorsandi for over three years doing both hand and plastic surgeries. He is a consummate professional, has excellent bedside manner and surgical judgement.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! thank you for the advice its really helpful. is it normal for a diabetic to loose craving for meats I try to eat more chicken, fish but fee; same as meat lost craving fo...Read More
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I have a septum that curves like an "S" for a long way & can be seen on an MRI. I have migraines. Wonder if I could benefit from surgery.
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I've been vomiting just liquid my food holes down okay since last night but it's just clear liquids that I'm about meeting so I can't take in any liquid that's the problem I'm having

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University School of Medicine
Graduated 2003MD

Medical/Graduate school

Villanova University
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

University of Pennsylvania Health System

Awards

Patients Choice Award 2012, Patientschoice.org
Patient Choice Award 2010, PatientsChoice.org
Compassionate Doctor Recognition, Vitals.com

Affiliations

Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons
American Medical Association
St. Michaels Center for Special Surgery

Publications

The Fetal Wound
One-Stage Reanimation of the Paralyzed Face Using the Rectus Abdominis Neurovascular Free Flap
Single Stage Reconstruction of Facial Nerve Paralysis Using Rectus Neurovascularized Free Flap
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