A Change of F.A.C.E. was spearheaded by Dr. Richard Zoumalan and his passion for educating the community at large about the effects of bullying. Los Angeles native Dr. Richard Zoumalan founded his organization with his brother Dr. Christopher Zoumalan based on his own experience and proximity with the issue of bullying in his own life and what he sees in his patients.The effects of bullying can be far more complex than appearance related and the long term impact from any type of bullying can threaten every asset of one’s life and change the path of their future.
By educating the community, Drs. Richard and Christopher Zoumalan hope to reverse the insouciant nature and prevalence of this type of bullying and set a new precedent for what even a surgeon can appreciate as truly beautiful.
Dr. Richard Zoumalan is a double board certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon with a private practice in Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Christopher Zoumalan is also a board-certified Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and works alongside his brother in Beverly Hills, providing world-class care to their patients. Although they are recognized for their surgical accomplishments and research publications, the foundation of their work lies in their philanthropic passions
As an artist, Dr. Richard Zoumalan appreciates the contours of the face and the anatomical features that differentiate one from another. Distinguishing features are what Dr. Richard Zoumalan continually studies from one patient to another; he believes in the value of individual beauty.
Both Drs. Richard and Christopher Zoumalan apply this belief to their practices and urge their patients to aspire for the most natural results. Often, this aspiration can be conflicting when they hear the stories of their patients and the long journey that led them to their office. Often, the reasons for their consultation come from peers rejection, torment, and years of developed insecurities. As plastic surgeons, they aim to help people achieve their goals; as humanitarians, they strive to educate the acceptance of individuality.
Although physical appearance can commonly be the cause of such bullying, it can be verbal, emotional and commonly cyber-based. The National Center for Educational Statistics reported that “One out of every four students report being bullied during the school year (National Center for Educational Statistics, 2015).
The effects of bullying can be far more complex than appearance related and the long term impact from any type of bullying can threaten every asset of one’s life and change the path of their future. By educating the community, the doctors hope to reverse the insouciant nature and prevalence of this type of bullying and set a new precedent for what even a surgeon can appreciate as truly beautiful.