Andrew J. Vardanian, MD

Plastic Surgery
Primary Location
UCLA Plastic Surgery Burbank
201 South Buena Vista Street
Suite 200
Burbank, California 91505


Dr Andrew Vardanian is a fellowship-trained plastic surgeon who specializes in scar management and plastic surgery in adults and children. He was raised in Los Angeles, graduated from high school as valedictorian, and earned a Bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, where he studied Human Biology. After medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, he completed general surgery residency at UCLA, and served as administrative chief resident. Dr. Vardanian went on to complete plastic surgery residency at UCLA and then completed a combined burn and critical care fellowship at the prestigious Massachusetts General Hospital and Shriners Hospitals for Children, Boston. Since joining the UCLA full-time plastic surgery faculty, Dr Vardanian has continued to provide excellence in care to his patients. He performs scar treatment, elective breast surgery (breast reduction, breast lift, breast augmentation), cosmetic and aesthetic surgery (facelift, armlift, abdominoplasty), injectables (such as Botox, Juvederm, Kybella), general reconstructive surgery, skin cancer reconstruction, burn care, burn reconstruction, and pediatric plastic surgery.




Medical Board Certifications

Plastic Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2016
Surgical Critical Care, American Board of Surgery, 2015
Surgery, American Board of Surgery, 2012


Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital, 2015


UCLA School of Medicine, 2014
UCLA School of Medicine, 2011


UCLA School of Medicine, 2005


UC San Francisco School of Medicine, MD, 2004

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center


Meet Andrew J. Vardanian, MD
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Scar and Keloid Management



  • Scar Treatment
  • Aging
  • Wound Healing
  • Burn Surgery and Outcomes


  1. The use of negative pressure wound therapy in severe open lower extremity fractures: identifying the association between length of therapy and surgical outcomes. Rezzadeh KS, Nojan M, Buck A, Li A, Vardanian A, Crisera C, Festekjian J, Jarrahy R. J Surg Res. 2015 Dec;199(2):726-31. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2015.06.004. Epub 2015 Jun 11. PMID: 26141870
  2. Digital mobile technology facilitates HIPAA-sensitive perioperative messaging, improves physician-patient communication, and streamlines patient care. Gordon CR, Rezzadeh KS, Li A, Vardanian A, Zelken J, Shores JT, Sacks JM, Segovia AL, Jarrahy R. Patient Saf Surg. 2015 May 23;9:21. doi: 10.1186/s13037-015-0070-9. eCollection 2015. PMID: 26136830
  3. Social media use and impact on plastic surgery practice. Vardanian AJ, Kusnezov N, Im DD, Lee JC, Jarrahy R. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 May;131(5):1184-93. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e318287a072. PMID: 23629099
  4. Comparison of immediate implant placement versus the staged tissue expander technique in breast reconstruction. Roostaeian J, Sanchez I, Vardanian A, Herrera F, Galanis C, Da Lio A, Festekjian J, Crisera CA. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Jun;129(6):909e-918e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e31824ec411. PMID: 22634689
  5. Comparison of implant-based immediate breast reconstruction with and without acellular dermal matrix. Vardanian AJ, Clayton JL, Roostaeian J, Shirvanian V, Da Lio A, Lipa JE, Crisera C, Festekjian JH. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Nov;128(5):403e-410e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e31822b6637. PMID: 22030500
  6. Light-assisted stab phlebectomy: early postoperative experience. Vardanian AJ, Cao HL, Lawrence PF. Am Surg. 2007 Oct;73(10):1067-70. PMID: 17983083
  7. Light-assisted stab phlebectomy: report of a technique for removal of lower extremity varicose veins. Lawrence PF, Vardanian AJ. J Vasc Surg. 2007 Nov;46(5):1052-4. PMID: 17980293


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