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Meet Dr. Akshay Sanan

Dr. Sanan is thrilled to join Dr. Emer’s practice and bring his surgical skillset and diverse background to West Hollywood. He specializes in providing personalized facial plastic surgery treatments that employ the safest, most innovative techniques available.

Early Inspiration

Dr. Sanan knew from an early age that he wanted to be a surgeon. He grew up in a medical household and is a proud third-generation doctor. Dr. Sanan’s family ties originate in Punjab, a region in India known for its beauty, art, and culture. This early exposure to medicine and beauty contributed to Dr. Sanan’s decision to pursue a career as a facial plastic surgeon.

Highlights

  • Received his MD at Boston University School of Medicine
  • Completed his ENT/Head & Neck Surgery Residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia
  • Completed his Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at Stanford University
  • Double board certified
  • Focus is aesthetic facial surgery including rhinoplasty, deep plane facelift, fat grafting, neurotoxins and facial fillers, Mohs reconstructive surgery
  • Enjoys tennis, basketball and traveling

Philosophy

Dr. Sanan takes the time to listen and get to know his patients. He believes there is no cookie-cutter approach to surgery, especially for the face and neck. Effective facial analysis and communication between Dr. Sanan and his patients allow him to develop a unique, patient-centric plan. From there, Dr. Sanan uses a conservative approach to attain a natural, aesthetic result. His goal is to leave you with a natural, harmonious result that lasts for years to come.

Qualifications & Training

Excellence and Honors

Dr. Sanan was accepted to the Boston University School of Medicine out of high school through the highly competitive and prestigious seven-year accelerated medical program at Boston University. Upon graduation, he received the Dean Eleanor Tyler Award, given to the top graduate of the medical program, and was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

Dr. Sanan then pursued a five-year residency in head and neck surgery at Jefferson University in Philadelphia, which was ranked a top 10 program in head, neck and facial plastic surgery during his time there. In residency, he was inducted into the resident chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

Elite Fellowship Training

Dr. Sanan was then selected from over fifty candidates to be the sole Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellow at Stanford University. The fellowship was under the auspices of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

This busy year was spent training directly with internationally-renowned Dr. Sam Most, chief of facial plastic surgery at Stanford. The fellowship encompassed rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, and aging face surgery including deep plane facelift and necklift, browlift, and eyelid lift (blepharoplasty).

During Dr. Sanan’s fellowship, he was a Clinical Instructor at Stanford University School of Medicine. During this time, he was directly responsible for the education in the clinic and the operating room of head and neck surgery residents, plastic surgery residents, and ophthalmology residents. His responsibilities also included serving as staff facial plastic surgeon for US veterans at the Palo Alto VA Hospital.

Exceptionally Qualified

Dr. Sanan is proud to be dual board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. These board certifications encompass years of training, multiple oral and written examinations, and peer-review of surgeries performed by Dr. Sanan.

Shaping the Future of Facial Plastic Surgery

In addition to his clinical accomplishments, Dr. Sanan is an avid researcher, performing research on surgical and non-surgical facial cosmetic surgery treatments including rhinoplasty, facelifts, and browlifts. He has also published about skin cancer reconstruction and scar revision of the face.

Dr. Sanan has presented his original research at national meetings throughout the country. Please see Dr. Sanan’s CV for all his research projects, presentations, and publications.

Determined to Make a Difference

Dr. Sanan is committed to giving back, locally and internationally. He values medical mission work and has participated in mission trips to the Philippines and Cambodia. He received the Ashley Grewoode Memorial Scholarship in residency to fund a cleft lip and palate medical mission trip to the Philippines.

Dr. Sanan performing surgery on his mission trip.

Providing Personalized Care and Natural Results

Dr. Sanan takes the time to listen and get to know his patients. He believes there is no cookie-cutter approach to surgery, especially for the face and neck.

Effective facial analysis and communication between Dr. Sanan and his patients allow him to develop a unique, patient-centric plan. From there, Dr. Sanan uses a conservative approach to attain a natural, aesthetic outcome. His goal is to leave you with a harmonious result that lasts for years to come.

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Dr. Sanan was accepted to the Boston University School of Medicine out of high school through the highly competitive and prestigious seven-year accelerated medical program at Boston University. Upon graduation, he received the Dean Eleanor Tyler Award, given to the top graduate of the medical program, and was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

Dr. Sanan then pursued a five-year residency in head and neck surgery at Jefferson University in Philadelphia, which was ranked a top 10 program during his time there. In residency, he was inducted into the resident chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

Dr. Sanan was then selected from over fifty candidates to be the sole Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellow at Stanford University. This fellowship was under the auspices of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. This busy year was spent training directly with world-renowned Dr. Sam Most, chief of facial plastic surgery at Stanford, and encompassed rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, and aging face surgery including deep plane facelift and necklift, browlift, and eyelid lift.

During Dr. Sanan’s fellowship, he was a Clinical Instructor at Stanford University School of Medicine. During this time, he was directly responsible for the education in the clinic and the operating room of head and neck surgery residents, plastic surgery residents, and ophthalmology residents. His responsibilities also included serving as staff facial plastic surgeon for the US veterans at the Palo Alto VA Hospital.

Dr. Sanan is proud to be dual-board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. These board certifications encompass years of training, multiple oral and written examinations, and peer-review of surgeries performed by Dr. Sanan.

In addition to his clinical accomplishments, Dr. Sanan is an avid researcher, performing research on surgical and non-surgical facial cosmetic surgery treatments including rhinoplasty, facelifts, and browlifts. He has also published about skin cancer reconstruction and scar revision of the face. He has presented his original research at national meetings throughout the country. Please see Dr. Sanan’s CV for all his research projects, presentations, and publications.

Finally, Dr. Sanan is committed to giving back, locally and internationally. He values medical mission work and has participated in mission trips to the Philippines and Cambodia. He received the Ashley Grewoode Memorial Scholarship in residency to fund a cleft lip and palate medical mission trip to the Philippines.

Dr. Sanan is thrilled to bring his skillset and diverse background to West Hollywood and to provide his clients with the safest, most innovative, and personalized techniques available.

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Contact Dr. Sanan

Dr. Sanan believes that every patient deserves to love how they look, and he takes the utmost care to develop ideal treatment solutions for each of his patients. If you are considering facial plastic surgery in Beverly Hills, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sanan.