meet Dr. Hakimi
Dr. Michael Hakimi is a board-certified plastic surgeon. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in molecular, cell, and developmental biology from the University of California in Los Angeles in 2005 with a focus on 3-Dimentional tissue engineering. He went on to attend David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA where he studied 3D tissue engineering. He finished his plastic surgery training at Loma Linda University Integrated Plastic Surgery program. Both his undergraduate and graduate studies led him to present his findings in publications and at multiple plastic surgery meetings throughout the country. He augmented his plastic surgery training with a fellowship in aesthetic surgery at the Plastic Surgery Center of Sacramento. With a passion for technology and innovation, Dr. Hakimi uses the most advanced techniques in the industry. When he is not working, he enjoys traveling and photography.
Dr. Michael Hakimi is proud to be a member of the following societies:
- American Society of Plastic Surgery
- American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
In the past he has been a proud member of the following committees:
- Scientific Program Committee at California Society of Plastic Surgeons (2014 – 2015)
- Residency Review Committee at Loma Linda University, Department of Plastic Surgery (2011 – 2012)
- SOM Interview Committee at David Geffen School of Medicine (2008 – 2009)
Specialties and Expertise
Dr. Hakimi specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery with a focus on the face and body. He is considered a facelift and breast augmentation. Dr. Hakimi has a passion for technology and innovation which helps him develop patient criteria and treatment protocols to establish continued excellent outcomes for his patients. He has been published in the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal, and more. He has given numerous presentations, such as "Inferior Pedicle Technique in Secondary Breast Reduction," "Top Sources on the Plastic Surgery In-Service Examination," "Safety of Botulinum Toxin in Expander-Based Reconstruction," and more throughout the United States.
"I saw Dr. Hakimi for awake Buffalo hump removal. The results are fantastic, and my whole experience with the office and staff exceeded my expectations. Everyone is friendly, and they want to make sure you’re ok. I also was able to text Dr. Hakimi if I had any questions during recovery, which he promptly responded. I 100% recommended Dr. Hakimi and his team!"
"Extremely caring Dr. And Very honest . Magical touch. I'm very very satisfied"
"Amazing experience! I had my 1st plastic surgery experience with Dr. Hakimi. I had a PRECISION SCULPT® Chin, Neck lipo with Renuvion Skin Tightening. He's awesome! I just had my 1 month follow up and the results are already amazing! I'm bad for pain tolerance and am afraid of being put to sleep BUT this process was done while I was awake, it was quick, and almost painless! I'm looking forward to more self love procedures with Dr. Hakimi. Pics to follow after my final results"
"Dr. Hakimi is a True Gem Amazing Plastic Surgeon .. I mean I had my first appointment via Zoom with him to talk about my Tummy Tuck procedure and I felt super comfortable. Today is my 30 day after my Surgery and I Don’t Regret for a Moment by making the best decision choosing Dr.Michael Hakimi to be my Surgeon Thank you for checking on me after my procedure for listening to me carefully on every question I had . I’m starting my new Journey more conference than Ever ❤️❤️ My Kids love the work you did on me 🙏🏻 I followed EVERY After CARE giving to me !! For sure you will get better results Ladies.. Mel .. Mel.. I’m so great full you are part of Dr. Hakimi’s team thank you for making me feel AWSOME not only after that massage Your hands are amazing but for who you are ❤️❤️ GREAT GREAT STAFF THANK YOU ALL 🌟 ❤️❤️ You are part of my life D.B"
"Breast, face and hand fat transfer - they look how they did when I was younger - I went to Dr. Hakimi for awake fat transfer to the face, breasts and hands (with lipo to the arms and inner thighs). I actually have a second session booked to do 360 lipo and bra roll with a second breast fat transfer (which I’ll decide as we get closer if I actually still need). I am beyond thrilled with the results. I know several people who have booked consults with him after seeing my results. For the face, I had the fat put in my temples, cheeks, under eyes, lips and chin. I’m almost 35 and my face looks like it did when I was in my early 20’s and it looks so much more natural than anytime I’ve ever gotten filler. For my hands, they were bony and now they look refreshed and supple (for lack of a better, less cringy word). As for my breasts, I will say when I was younger I was a full D slash sometimes DD depending on the brand, so I had the basic shape to begin with but they had lost fullness as I slimmed down over the years. I’m about 2 months post opp and I have to say, my breasts look like bazoongas (that’s the medical term, right?). They look how they did when I was younger which is exactly what I was hoping for. I will say, the procedure itself is unpleasant. The numbing part isn’t bad, stings a little but from what I remember Dr. Hakimi has a wiggle-the-skin technique to help distract from the sting. The fat transfer to the breasts you definitely feel and was the most painful part of the day and recovery. I did have a lot of work on a lot of different areas done in one day, so my recovery was probably longer than people who do less. Also, for the face, they will warn you and they are not kidding, the face swelling looks bad for about a week to 10 days. At about 2 weeks my face looked like perfection.Dr. Hakimi was very attentive following the procedure and always answered my text messages very promptly. I’m very type A and have anxiety, so he deserves extra points for being so patient with me."
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