Peter Ashjian, M.D.

Dr. Yadegar welcomes Dr. Ashjian as a member of our Bariatric team.

Dr. Peter Ashjian is a board-certified plastic surgeon (American Board of Plastic Surgery) who specializes in natural-looking plastic surgery results restoring a patient’s natural beauty.  He has strived to provide his patients with excellent care through the utilization of innovative techniques.  The delivery of these results in a safe, effective, consistent manner is the cornerstone of the practice.  Each patient’s plan is customized to the individual patients’ goals and specific anatomy.  This ensures the patients get a youthful and rejuvenated appearance, thus avoiding the “cookie-cutter” approach to cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Ashjian believes that a healthy lifestyle is essential to the overall approach to aesthetic surgery.  The maintenance of an active lifestyle, a healthy diet, medical & mental preventative care as well as a good overall skincare program is the start of a patient’s wellbeing.  He believes strongly that cosmetic surgery is the reward to this lifestyle, as opposed to the initiation of this process.  The comprehensive approach to a healthy lifestyle ensures that the patient will have a safe experience with cosmetic surgery and maintain the excellent results. Nowhere else does this hold truer than in the weight loss surgery population and their journey to wellness.

Dr. Ashjian earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry & Biology at the UC Irvine with numerous honors (Magna Cum Laude & Phi Beta Kappa).  He then went on to attend the NYU School of Medicine where he graduated with honors (Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society) and subsequently proceeded to specialize in general surgery at the NYU Langone Medical Center, gaining extensive experience in trauma and critical care. He was accepted into the prestigious plastic surgery training program at NYU where he was honored as the Executive Chief Resident in Plastic Surgery. Whilst working at the renowned hospitals such as Bellevue, Manhattan Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat and the Memorial Sloan Kettering he gained valuable experience.  During this time, he spent 2 years doing extensive research at the UCLA Institute of Regenerative Bioengineering & Repair Laboratory.  He was involved in the pioneering work which discovered a unique population of adult-derived stem cells in adipose tissue for which he holds patents. He has published multiple scientific papers in prestigious plastic surgery journals.  After completing his plastic surgery residency in New York, he completed a fellowship in microvascular surgery at UCLA Medical Center Division of Plastic Surgery where he performed complex reconstructive procedures.

Dr. Ashjian has been in private practice since 2007.  His practice focuses on cosmetic surgery, breast reconstruction and body contouring post weight loss surgery.  Men and women have come to value him for his ethics, commitment to his patients and his outstanding outcomes in beauty and reconstructive plastic surgery.

Dr. John Yadegar and Dr. Peter Ashjian look forward to taking care of you in your journey to wellness.