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Spotlight on: Dr. Kriya Gishen 

by mshapiro

“As a sculptor, plastic surgery for me is the perfect combination of art and science” 

Becoming a plastic surgeon was a childhood dream come true for Dr. Gishen, who remembers performing surgery on her teddy bears at just nine years old. Today, she’s an accomplished plastic and craniofacial surgeon specializing in aesthetics, and has been practicing at Squlpt for the past two years. She is also a formally trained sculptor, bringing her keen eye for shapes and proportions to the operating room to masterfully balance the art and science of awake liposuction and body contouring. 

 

Training 

Dr. Gishen completed her plastic surgery training at the University of Miami, one of the top body contouring schools in the country. To further her training, she completed a craniofacial fellowship position at the prestigious University of California in Los Angeles. 

Awards & achievements 

Committed to continued learning, Dr. Gishen has published several book chapters and peer-reviewed articles on craniofacial reconstruction, and has reviewed leading surgical journals including the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. She was awarded the prestigious Alan Livingstone and Robert Zeppa research awards for her research on the treatment of vascular malformations in infants. 

As a trained artist, Dr. Gishen has received countless national awards for her work, particularly for sculpture and photography. She is also a trained anatomic illustrator and has illustrated several plastic surgery textbooks and articles. 

 

Approach 

For Dr. Gishen, plastic surgery is the perfect combination of art and science. With a gentle and compassionate approach, her goal with every patient is to create a smooth contour and natural-looking curves. She enjoys working with patients who are willing to do the work both before and after their procedure to maintain their health with diet and exercise to ensure the very best results. 

Expertise 

A master of her craft, Dr. Gishen is highly specialized in rhinoplasty and facial feminization, which includes procedures like jaw recontouring, chin augmentation, liposuction of the neck, abdominoplasty and body contouring. Her artistic background gives her an unmatched understanding of body contours, allowing her to create beautifully balanced and flawless results for her patients. 

When Dr. Gishen isn’t operating, she enjoys sculpting, painting, gardening and traveling. One of her biggest passions is traveling with mission groups to perform cleft and lip palate repairs in under-privileged countries. She also enjoys spending time with her family and going on hikes with her Teacup puppies, Yogi and Tokyo. Watch this video to get to know her better. 

 

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