This is a fantastic article with excellent photos that document the horrible effects of smoking on your look. Thanks to my good friend Dr. Guyuron for this awesome study!
Finally after what seems to have been eons of planning and building and finishing and polishing, we are moving into our new office and surgery center! The new office is truly amazing with an open, comfortable feel, stunning art (including several photographic pieces that I took myself), and an operating facility that is second to none. We are expanding to have additional exam rooms and patient photography facilities, as the new space is 50% larger than our previous Montecito location. I can’t adequately relate how excited I and the staff are to have our patients come visit us in our new location at 1722 State Street, Suite 101. The new building is white (very white) with yellow tile highlights and an arch in front, and is found next to the Kidney Center and almost across the street from iHop.
I’m additionally excited to share the building with my outstanding colleagues, Dr. Howard Gross and Dr. Doug MacKenzie, who’s offices will also be found in the building. The superb dermatology of Dr. Keith Llwellyn and his Aloe Dermatology practice will share the ground floor with our office, making for easy one stop shopping for those many patients that we share.
As you look at our building from the street, Montecito Plastic Surgery will be found on the left just through the arch. Alternatively, for those patients who are looking for a little more of a discrete entrance and exit, the green door on the left side of the building is a second private entrance for our office, leading to and from the parking lot (yes, we have plenty of parking!).
Our move will be happening this weekend and next week we will be putting everything in it’s place, so I will be seeing a minimal amount of patients through the next few days. As of October 14th, however, we will back to full speed, with our first few plastic surgery operations being performed in our new facility that week.
While we are planning a grand opening celebration in November, we encourage you to come by and say hi and look around anytime after the 14th- I’m confident you will love what you see.
We have been very happy with our TouchMD system over the past few months, and patient reaction to this remarkable software has been outstanding. With TouchMD patients are able to log into their own web portal and view information about our practice as well as a multitude of different plastic surgery procedures. Everything from videos about different plastic surgery techniques, to patient testimonials, to education on anatomy is available to my patients here.
At your consultation, you will be able to visualize content and customize your portal to retain specific information about your individual situation. Consistent with the personalized approach to your care that you will see throughout our plastic surgery practice, TouchMD even allows breast augmentation patients to visualize what their expectations should be with different sized implants with actual photos of you in clothes with your new size… that you can take with you and refer back to at any time on your TouchMD app on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. This is not an animated cartoon, or a rotating torso that does not relate the proportions of the rest of your body. These are photos of the real you, in your clothes, with your personal style… for you to take with you and show to whomever you like.
TouchMD is a very helpful tool for me as well, and largely the reason for my reputation for achieving just the look that patients request. I can see these photos as well, and in surgery I can work to achieve your goals because I can see your goals on my computer screens in the operating room. In my career to date, I have only changed the size in one of my patients after primary breast augmentation because I achieve just what the patient wants nearly every time. This is the context of the hundreds and hundreds of breast implants that I have placed. My efforts to achieve the best outcome possible are certainly aided by my outstanding staff and the tools in my office- TouchMD is one of the best tools that I have. To find out more about TouchMD, call my office and have your portal created today- there is no charge or obligation to have your very own TouchMD source for information and education.
Today we tried out the Keller Funnel which is a great tool that allows me to place a silicone gel implant through a very small incision. Additionally and perhaps more important, the implants is placed directly into the funnel, and then via the funnel is placed directly inside the pocket without ever being touched by the skin, of the breast. Why is this important? One of the theories that we have about capsular contracture is that low grade infections from bacteria on the skin are the initial trigger for the development of contracture. By using the Keller Funnel, we completely eliminate even the potential for skin contamination using the “no touch” technique. Friends of mine who use this report a 0% contracture rate. While my rate of contracture is extraordinarily low already, I am always in search of ways that we can continue to improve on excellence.
I’ve been very pleased with the ease of use and utility of the Keller Funnel in my case today, and I’m planning on using it next week for several more breast implant operations. I’ll be happy to discuss this with anyone who has questions about this new addition to my technique… just give a call to the office and I’ll let you know what it’s all about!
Now at Montecito Plastic Surgery… Montecito Medical Spa!
Check out the new additions to the web site, including information on our two Clinical Aesthetic Nurse Specialists, Susanne and Wendy.
Better yet, see our page on ArqueDerma- the “threadlift” procedure that gives amazing rejuvenative results using Juviderm rather than surgery. Our in office before and after photos are amazing!
And the Best for last- LOTS of information on our non-invasive treatments, CoolSculpting fat reduction and Ultherapy facial tightening. With Ultherapy we are seeing improvements in facial skin, fine lines, neck redundancy, brow lifting- there are SO many facial applications for this technology we are excited about. Finally with Ultherapy there is even a treatment for the lines around the mouth so many of you have been asking for!
Call the office today for more information about any of these services 805-969-9004
I am very pleased to be able to offer a new non-invasive and non-surgical option for patients who may be considering facial rejuvenation- Ultherapy. Ultherapy is a non-surgical face treatment that uses ultrasound to actually lift and tone loose or sagging skin without any surgery or downtime. Ultherapy is the only non-invasive treatment that can specifically target the deep foundation tissue below the skin that is typically addressed in a face lift, without surgery.
Patients who are starting to think about a face lift in Santa Barbara but who might not be quite ready to commit to surgery will love the undeniable improvement we can now provide with Ultherapy. Improved contours of the jowl and jawline, the cheek and the neck can all be obtained without the down-time associated with a surgical procedure. While it is important to remember that Ultherapy is unlikely to provide the degree of improvement that we can expect with facial surgery, patients are seeing excellent results with less cost and no down time.
Ultherapy is effectively being used in lifting the brow and therefore secondarily improving excess skin in the upper eyelid. Additionally, treatment of the face and neck can provide improvement of tissue excess in the neck and/or refining of the jowl and jawline as can be seen in the following examples. Click on each pair to see full photos of the before to after effect:
Once again, another feature on a woman who went to a non-plastic surgeon for plastic surgery….
Very sad- make sure you research your plastic surgeon!!!!!
It’s Sunday morning and I’m in the spending the weekend in Dallas with my good friend and accomplished plastic surgeon Dr. David Genecov. David and I have known each other for a long time and have collaborated on many projects involving plastic surgery presentations and plastic surgery education on the national scene.
The main reason I have for coming to Dallas is a visit to the Mentor Breast Implant company’s manufacturing plant tomorrow, followed by an executive meeting of the Board of Directors for Mentor Worldwide on Tuesday. The Mentor Corporation has recently asked be to become an advisor to their Board of Directors, and I am very much enjoying being involved in the advancement of breast surgery at this level. I have been extraordinarily impressed with the dedication and innovation that I am seeing from the Mentor team, and it is no wonder to me why they are currently the leading breast implant company in the United States.
As an extra privilege, I’ll be spending some time here with a good friend and his family, though I must admit that I’m missing my own wife and daughter during these increasingly frequent business trips. In any case, it’s back to Montecito on Wednesday and a full day of breast surgery on Thursday. Patients seem to be showing up in droves, and January is almost fully booked with at least one face lift each week. I’m getting to enjoy my time away as well as my time at work, and I have nothing to complain about.
I’m so pleased to announce our new website is finished and live on the web. The new format is easy to navigate, cleaner to visualize, and adds a lot of new content. Addtions to our photo gallery are ongoing, so be patient and you will see more before and after photos of plastic surgery patients in Santa Barbara than ever before. We have added new and more content, in addition to the great educational material that patients have been raving about for years. LOTS of information about abdominoplasty or tummy tucks, liposuction, face lifts, and breast augmentation can be found, as usual.
Additionally, for our out of town patients, we now have a a Virtual Consultation that will allow patients from all over the world to submit their story as well as their photos for evaluation prior to arriving in Santa Barbara for their plastic surgery. Our most recent visiting patients have been from as close as Northern California and from as far as Japan.
Please leave us feedback regarding your opinion of our new site- we have always gotten a lot of compliments on our website because of the plethora of plastic surgery education that can be found on SBplasticsurgeon.com. We want to make sure we continue to provide you with the most and best information that we can, and we value your suggestions.