Dr. Michael Hakimi
Dr. Michael Hakimi is specialized in aesthetic surgery of face and body. He comes from a family tradition of medicine, as his father is a surgeon, mother is a nurse, and both of his brothers are accomplished physicians. He believes that developing clinical and technical expertise is as important as creating strong physician- patient relationships. Dr. Hakimi is known for his meticulous surgical techniques that aim to deliver aesthetically pleasing results with a short and comfortable recovery.
Dr. Hakimi earned his Bachelor of Science in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology from the University of California in Los Angeles in 2005. His undergraduate research was focused on tissue engineering of pancreatic beta islets which is cited in over thirty publications. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with Departmental Honors. He then attended David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA where he continued his research interest, this time in 3-Dimensional tissue engineering, which was presented at multiple Plastic Surgery Research Council meetings across the country. In medical school he was awarded the Healthcare Fellowship Award and the Honors Degree in his surgical clerkship. Dr. Hakimi subsequently completed his plastic surgery training at Loma Linda University Integrated Plastic Surgery program. During his plastic surgery residency, he was trained in all areas of this broad specialty. Following his graduation, he went on to complete advance training (fellowship) in Aesthetic Surgery in the Plastic Surgery Center of Sacramento. His last year of training in Sacramento was exclusively focused on aesthetic surgery of face and body under tutelage of some of the most well-known plastic surgeons.
Given his passion for technology and innovation, Dr. Hakimi then joined Liftique during its early phases. As the Chief Medical Director, he constantly reviews patient outcome to develop patient selection criteria along with treatment protocols that would result in predictable reproducible outcome in skin tightening with radio-frequency.
Dr. Hakimi is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and is a member of the distinguished American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS.) He has authored and co-authored numerous scientific publications in the fields of plastic surgery.