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.
Also on the site find information about Botox, Dermal Fillers, and Chemical Peels. Also new- our ZO Skin Care product line with fantastic next generation technology from Dr. Obagi.
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
Check out Dr. Lowenstein’s feature discussion about facial surgery and CoolSculpting in 805 Living Magazine!
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:
To find out more about both of our non-invasive options to plastic surgery, Ultherapy and CoolSculpting, click here
. Call the office today to schedule a consultation to discuss your Ultherapy options!!
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.
Having a great time here at Monteito Plastic Surgery in Santa Barbara. Did a fantastic tummy tuck on an athletic woman from Ojai, and now I’m going to help another patient with her old breast implants- one of them has deflated so I’m going to remove the old ones and the scar tissue around them, and replace the implants with new Mentor breast implants. Meanwhile, I just looked at some numbers from our electronic medical record… Since we began CoolSculpting only last November, we have done more than 350 treatments already!
We have been very busy here at Montecito Plastic Surgery! With more and more patients doing more and more procedures, we have actually been pretty swamped. I’m frequently getting asked what surgery we do the most of, and I’m struggling with that answer.
This month we are doing several face lifts (with and without eyelid and cheek surgeries), many breast procedures, some liposuction, a few tummy tucks… and a LOT of CoolSculpting. It’s the variety that sets plastic surgery apart from other specialties- each patient has a different aesthetic, and so each operation is different, on top of the great variety of operations that we do.
Just as I don’t have a great answer for what we do the most, I don’t have a great answer as to my favorite procedure in plastic surgery. I think I would get bored if I had one surgery that I did all of the time, and I enjoy doing all of the cases that I have. The best part of being a plastic surgeon, of course, is the happy patients. Having seen several of them today, I’m feeling pretty blessed to be a plastic surgeon in Santa Barbara!
the results and exceeded all expectations. There was no pain involved, only some cold sensation, and no downtime, which was very important to me. I was able to run and workout the next day! Over an 8 week period, the results were noticeable and I saw changes which I could not achieve at the gym. Also, numerous friends had commented that I had lost weight, which was really the CoolSculpting results.” -J
J. had CoolSculpting of his abdomen and flanks and his photos can be seen on our website here.