Dr. Arian Mowlavi, also known as, “Dr. Laguna” has published over fifty peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters in the field of cosmetic and plastic surgery. He has received numerous awards and is regarded as one of the top plastic surgeons in Orange County, California.

Click on the articles below to read his latest published research and expert advice. 

A clinical definition of an ideal nasal radix

A Clinical Definition of an Ideal Nasal Radix

Cortical Thickness Parameters for Endoscopic Browlift Fixation Aesthetic Surgery Journal

Cortical Thickness Parameters for Endoscopic Browlift Fixation

Published July 2012 – Aesthetic Surgery Journal

Cortical Thickness Parameters for Endoscopic Browlift Fixation – Aesthetic Surgery Journal A new technique to optimize positioning of the umbilicus

A New Technique to Optimize Positioning of the Umbilicus

Published July 7, 2012 – Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

A new technique involving a spherical stainless steel device to optimize positioning of the umbilicus.

Bony Anatomic Landmarks to Avoid Injury to the Marginal Mandibular Nerve

Bony Anatomic Landmarks to Avoid Injury to the Marginal Mandibular Nerve

Conchal Bowl Rhinoplasty Article

Conchal Bowl Rhinoplasty

Published 2010 – Aesthetic Surgery Journal

Anatomical Characteristics of the Conchal Cartilage With Suggested Clinical Applications in Rhinoplasty Surgery.Eyebrow Position Article

Eyebrow Peak Position Redefined

Lower Blepharoplasty using Bony Anatomical Landmarks to Identify and Avoid Injury to the Inferior Oblique Muscle

Lower Blepharoplasty using Bony Anatomical Landmarks

Published February 5, 2005 – Plastic Surgery Institute

Lower Blepharoplasty using Bony Anatomical Landmarks to Identify and Avoid Injury to the Inferior Oblique Muscle. Septal Cartilage Defined Implications for Nasal

Septal Cartilage Defined

Published March 17, 2005 – Cosmetic Surgery Clinics

Septal Cartilage Defined: Implications for Nasal Dynamics and Rhinoplasty.Avoiding Pixie Ear Deformity

Avoiding the “Pixie-Ear” Deformity Following Face Lift Surgery

Published September 2005 – Aesthetic Surgery Journal

Avoiding the “Pixie­Ear” Deformity Following Face Lift Surgery by Differential Insetting and Secondary Intention Healing.

Implications for nasal recontouring nasion position preferences as determined by a survey of white North Americans

Implications for Nasal Recontouring

Published 2004 – Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Implications for nasal recontouring – nasion position preferences as determined by a survey of white North Americans.

Earlobe morphology delineated by two components the attached cephalic segment and the free caudal segment

Earlobe morphology delineated by two components

Published March 2004 – Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Earlobe morphology delineated by two components – the attached cephalic segment and the free caudal segment.The extended SMAS facelift

The Extended SMAS Facelift

Published April 2004 – Annals of Plastic Surgery

Identifying the Lateral Zygomaticus Major Muscle Border Using Bony Anatomic Landmarks.

Surgical design and algorithm for correction of earlob ptosis and pseudoptosis deformity

Surgical Design and Algorithm for Correction of Earlobe Ptosis

Published April 12, 2004 – Plastic Surgery Institute

Surgical Design and Algorithm for Correction of Earlobe Ptosis and Pseudoptosis Deformity.

Earlobe aging process elongation of the free caudal segment

Earlobe Aging Process

Published June 2004 – Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Earlobe aging process – elongation of the free caudal segment.Suction Lipectomy During Flap Reconstruction Provides Immediate and Safe Debulking of the Skin Island

Suction Lipectomy During Flap Reconstruction

Published August 2003 – Annals of Plastic Surgery

Suction Lipectomy During Flap Reconstruction Provides Immediate and Safe Debulking of the Skin Island.Facial Fracture Approaches With Landmark Ratios

Facial Fracture Approaches With Landmark Ratios

Published July 2003 – The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery

Facial Fracture Approaches With Landmark Ratios to Predict the Location of the Infraorbital and Supraorbital Nerves.

The aesthic earlobe classification of lobule ptosis on the basis of a survey of North American Caucasians

The Aesthic Earlobe

Published July 2003 – Plastic Surgery Institute

The aesthic earlobe – classification of lobule ptosis on the basis of a survey of North American Caucasians.

Effect of face lift on earlobe ptosis and pseudoptosis

Effect of Face Lift on Earlobe Ptosis and Pseudoptosis

Published November 20, 2003 – Plastic Surgery InstituteThe safe face lift with bony anatomic landmarks to elevate the SMAS

The Safe Face Lift

Published July 12, 2002 – Plastic Surgery Institute

The safe face lift with bony anatomic landmarks to elevate the SMAS.