In her spare time, Dr. Tansavatdi enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and exploring new destinations, researching and learning about improving overall health and wellness, participating in outdoor activities, and volunteering in her local community. She is deeply committed to providing the best experience to all her patients, including Westlake Village facelift, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), and rhinoplasty patients by incorporating aspects of regenerative medicine, health, and wellness to the pre-operative and post-operative care of her patients.
As the only female facial plastic surgeon in Ventura County, Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi has distinguished herself from other surgeons in the area. Specializing in rhinoplasty, facelift, neck lift, and eyelid surgery with a core focus on the aging face, Dr. Tansavatdi is a master surgeon with a high patient satisfaction rate because of her beautiful, natural-looking results.
Dr. Tansavatdi was honored with the Castle Connolly Top Doctor for 2022. She is very honored to receive this prestigious award from Castle Connolly, a highly trusted research team with over 25 years of experience in reviewing and selecting the top doctors in the United States from approximately 60,000 board-certified US physicians. Castle Connolly reviews doctors against rigorous standards, including their credentials, research, education, professional reputation, disciplinary history, patient outcomes, and performance.
Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi: Facial Plastic Surgeon
Tansavatdi Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
Dr. Tansavatdi is a double board-certified, fellowship-trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon working in the Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks area. Her focus is providing a personalized experience and expert, state-of-the-art cosmetic care for the face and neck. A native of Southern California, she was raised in South Pasadena and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She went on to receive her M.D. from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Tansavatdi completed her internship and residency training in Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery) at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She then was chosen for a prestigious fellowship in Cincinnati with Dr. Devinder Mangat, a past president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. This fellowship allowed her to learn from one of the best in the field, gleaning from his more than 30 years of experience and knowledge in facial plastic surgery.
Dr. Tansavatdi successfully passed rigorous written and oral examinations in both Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery) and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She is currently double board certified by both the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery) and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). In addition, she has contributed to numerous medical journals and textbooks on topics within the field of facial plastic surgery and head and neck surgery. Her contributions include a book chapter in Advanced Therapy in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery about dermabrasion and other superficial skin treatments. She has authored two articles in the medical journal Facial Plastic Surgery.
The first article summarized the use of chemical peels and other techniques for rejuvenating the aging skin, and the second article reviewed the properties of calcium hydroxyapatite fillers (i.e., Radiesse®) and how to use them appropriately. She is an avid lifelong learner.
Besides contributing to plastic surgery literature, Dr. Tansavatdi enjoys lecturing and teaching at educational meetings on a national level, and is involved in developing examination material for the certification of future generations of facial plastic surgeons as part of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She was recently chosen to become vice chair of the CME (Certification of Medical Education) Committee within the AAFPRS.
Outside of her academic endeavors and clinical practice, Dr. Tansavatdi is engaged in her local community and donates her time to a number of organizations, including her local Rotary Club and Meals on Wheels. She has been involved with medical missions around the world, the most recent to Belize in February 2016 with Dr. Mangat. She is an advocate for battered women affected by domestic violence, and has donated her time and services to FACE TO FACE: The National Domestic Violence Project. If you would like to learn more about the organization or to make a tax-deductible donation, please visit aafprs.org.
- Tansavatdi K, Mangat DS. Calcium hydroxapatite fillers. Facial Plastic Surgery 2012 Jan.
- Mangat DS, Tansavatdi K, Garlich P. Current Chemical Peels and Other Resurfacing Techniques. Facial Plastic Surgery 2011 Feb; 27:35-49
- Tansavatdi K, McGill LD, Riggs S, and Orlandi RR. Murine Model of Wound Healing in Chronic Rhinosinusitis. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg Aug 2010
- Tansavatdi K and Mobley SR. Dermabrasion in the Face. In: Advances in Facial Plastic Surgery. Thomas JR, editor. Decker, Inc.
- Hill JW, Tansavatdi K, Lockett KL, et al. Validation of the cell cycle G2 delay assay in assessing ionizing radiation sensitivity and breast cancer risk. Cancer Management and Research April 2009; 1:39-48
- Postma GN, McGuirt Sr WF, Butler SG, Rees CJ, Crandall HL, and Tansavatdi K: Laryngopharyngeal Abnormalities in Hospitalized Patients With Dysphagia. Laryngoscope 2007;117(10):1720-22
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