This Sunday, Bravo’s Shahs of Sunset returns with its usual opulence and controversies. Reza Farahan, one of the most prolific stars of “Shahs” is more camera ready than ever, with the help of Tehrangeles’ own, Board Certified Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Ashkan Ghavami.
“We’re bringing Persian back to Bravo this season, otherwise known as sexy,” says Reza. “We love the glitz and the glam, it’s our culture, and it’s who we are.” Reza has always been open about his mixed religious background, his sexuality, and his opinions. It is no wonder he would be open about his manly beauty regimens even if some are from the hands of a plastic surgeon.
Like today’s Persian community, ancient Persian societies placed a great significance on beauty in all aspects of life; in their architecture, art, landscape, poetry and, of course, each other. Romantic literature constantly praises a classical beauty with long-arched eyebrows, large almond shaped eyes, and a small nose. And now, the most socially fashionable have cosmetic surgery both in Tehran and Tehrangeles to live up to their beauty ideals. That is why Tehran is largely regarded as the world capital of nose jobs (Rhinoplasty) and Tehrangeles is the stateside counterpart. Dr. Ashkan Ghavami’s Beverly Hills practice is a “plastic surgery and rhinoplasty epicenter” where art meets facial beauty… beauty surgery that is. Dr. Ghavami is a frequent invited lecturer at national and international conferences, from Paris to Hawaii. He has written textbook chapter and research articles specifically on Persian noses.
“Hello, look at my face, its perfection,” states Reza, “And it needs to stay that way.” Of course, Reza is being tongue and cheek but Persian society male or female finds aesthetics in life, art, and yes media to be of importance.
Reza, the self-proclaimed “Sexiest Man Alive,” enjoys all things luxury which is why Dr. Ghavami was his number one choice when it came to Reza selecting a surgeon to help him maintain his oh-so-cool style. Dr. Ghavami is using Botox to stop the hands of time with Reza. In the past Botox was used as a wrinkle eraser, but Dr. Ghavami is using it as also as a preventative measure on Reza.
Dr. Ghavami is focused specialist in numerous aspects of facial and cosmetic plastic surgery, and he has assured Reza that he will continue to be able to fully animate and work all his known facial expressions while keeping his youthful good looks. Dr. Ghavami feels that it is refreshing that someone in the media spotlight is being so candid about sharing his “beauty secret(s)”, even if it is helped by the hands of a plastic surgeon. “We are often in a thankless position,” adds Dr. Ghavami and “I can’t tell you the number of times I run into patients out in public and they look the other way.” It’s quite interesting. We look forward to another exciting season of Shahs of Sunset n Bravo.
Bio: Dr. Ashkan Ghavami, Board Certified Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon, is a recognized expert in numerous aspects of cosmetic plastic surgery. Along with voluntarily serving as Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, he is also frequently invited to lecture and speak on his techniques at numerous Plastic Surgery conferences. Dr. Ghavami has authored numerous textbook chapters and articles on rhinoplasty, facial rejuvenation, and buttock augmentation. Some of the National and International Plastic Surgery Conferences, include the Hawaii Plastic Surgery Symposium and the world-renowned Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium and the ASAPS (American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) Annual Meeting. His active research in the field of cosmetic plastic surgery has earned awards from such prestigious organizations as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons. Furthermore, Dr. Ghavami serves as a guest reviewer for the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal, the number one journal on Plastic Surgery read throughout the world and the official journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Past media appearances include The Doctors, The New Ricki Lake Show, Good Morning America, Tyra, Extra, Discovery Channel, KTLA, Telemundo, NBC, and CBS. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin’s Medical School, he completed his Plastic Surgery residency at the prestigious University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas amongst recognized masters in the full spectrum of cosmetic plastic surgery. For more information, please visit: ghavamiplasticsurgery.com.
Star of Shah’s of Sunset Reza Farahan undergoing Botox injection with Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ashkan Ghavami. Reza is “hamming it up” for the cameras. He actually reported no pain!