Dr. Christopher Khorsandi

Plastic Surgery
Las Vegas, NV
24 years experience male

About

Bio

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
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Plastic Surgery

Facial Plastic Surgery

Hand Surgery

Doctor Q&A

529 Answers
206 Agrees
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 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
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 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
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 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
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Consider Botox: Consider Botox in the glabellar region. If this works then you would benefit from migraine decompression surgery. www.themigrainereliefcenter.com.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 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
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
BP: You can naturally lower BP by avoiding salty foods, exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight and reducing stress.
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
stretch marks: There is no simple way to remove stretch marks after they are present. Preventative care during pregnancy includes the use of skin moisturizer such as... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
rhinoplasty: Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure in which the cosmetic and functional aspects of the nose can be altered. Rhinoplasty can help to reduce the size ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Possibly: Usually the pain from tennis elbow comes from when the elbow is nearly fully extended. However, any stress on the elbow can cause it to become inflam... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Phalens Exam: Lift both hands to the level of your head and let the wrists just flop over so that your fingers are pointing towards your ears. Hold this position f... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Nasal Sprays: Seasonal migraines are often due to irritation of the plexus of nerves within the nasal mucosa. Nasal spray can help. As well as allergy control wit... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Susceptable: Carpal tunnel affects a wide range of patients. Its more common in females and generally affects patients 18 years and older.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Stable.: When considering post-bariatric body contouring, it is best to wait for a period of weight stability usually six months. During this time any skin co... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Pregnancy: In pregnancy the typical conservative management with nsaids cannot be used as they pose a risk to the baby. Splints can help and a steroid injection... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Endocinology: Lightheadedness can come from many different causes. If you are drinking a lot, it may be a hormonal issue. Consult a primary care doctor who can di... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: Rhinoplasty can cause a nose to become upturned. If this is your goal you can discus this with your plastic surgeon. If this is your fear, be sure t... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Migraine Surgery: Migraine surgery has been shown to decrease both the severity and frequency of migraine attacks. These procedures are especially effective in patient... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Carpal Tunnel Synd: Any excessive repetitive type of motion can lead to carpal tunnel. Anti-inflammatories are the first line of treatment in acute carpal tunnel syndrom... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Several days: It does not take long to return to normal activity after breast augmentation surgery. However you must allow for time for the incision to heal and if ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
15 -18 years: Generally the nose is 80-90% of its adult size by age 15 in girls and by age 18 in boys.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
yes: In the immediate postoperative period, many patients experience constipation and bloating as a result of the narcotic medication given during surgery ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: The pain from tennis elbow comes from when the elbow is fully extended. However, any stress on the elbow can cause it to become inflamed. Thus is ge... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Trigger: Conservative treatments include nsaids and steroid injections. If you fail to improve trigger finger release is a simple 15 minute procedure that can... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Normal: This comes from a structure called the eustachian tube. It connects the middle ear to the back of the throat and help to equalize the pressure behind... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Propecia (finasteride): Propecia (finasteride) is effective at preventing hair loss, however it has been implicated in causing erectile dysfunction as a side effect. I sugge... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Board Certification: Look for a physician that is board certified by the american board of medical specialties abms. Not all board are the same. Some require rigorous te... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Working out: Your surgeon will recommend when you should return to exercise. It is important to follow your postoperative instructions as the surgery that your pa... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: Yes then the lipo will be able to target the areas that are difficult to reduce from diet and exercise.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Bed Sores: There are different stages to bedsores and the early stages can be deceiving. Check out this website for a good illustration: http://cias.Rit.... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Water: When you lay down at night your hands become exposed to a higher hydrostatic pressure than when you are standing or sitting in the daytime. This resu... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Unlikely: Mederma may be beneficial in raised scars. However acne scarring tends to be different in nature.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Unclear: There are a number of genetic disorders that can display these two findings simultaneously. It is difficult to say without genetic testing.
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A female asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
3 Months: Minimum time between sessions is three months, however each patient is different. Some may require longer periods between treatment.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Aerosol: Recently these products were recalled for concerns of fire hazard from the propellant in the can.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Frequent turning: Once a pressure sore develops it needs the specialized care of a wound specialist such as a plastic surgeon. It may need to be cleaned and may need co... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Carpal Tunnel Synd: Carpal tunnel syndrome can be caused by any process that leads to inflammation in the carpal tunnel. This can be injury, diabetes, or tendonitis. Yo... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
carpal tunnel syndr: Increase latency and a median nerve conduction is an indication of carpal tunnel syndrome if that latency occurs at the wrist. Martin gruber is not ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Possibly: Any excessive repetitive type of motion can lead to carpal tunnel.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Unlikely: Tennis elbow is a pain that is inflammatory in nature and not necessarily from muscle spasm. Your best bet would be to start with an NSAID such as ad... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 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
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Minimal Incision: Carpal tunnel surgery is surgery in which the median nerve is decompressed by making the carpal tunnel larger. This has the effect of reducing numbne... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 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
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 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.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Tendonitis: You must consider a diagnosis of tenosynovitis (trigger finger) along with rheumatoid arthritis. See a hand surgeon for a thorough exam.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 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
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Surgery: Some studies show a 98% success rate with surgery. Conservative treatments have a lower success rate. http://vipplasticsurgery.com/other/#carpal... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 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
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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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Thank you notes
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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