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Santa Barbara, CA 93101

What’s it like at a Plastic Surgery Meeting?

What’s it like at a Plastic Surgery Meeting?

This weekend I’m traveling to San Diego for the national meeting of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). This is a yearly event that moves around the country and this year I’m fortunate to have the meeting relatively close to home (as opposed to New York where I recently attended another meeting.)   These […]

What kind of tummy tuck to I need?

Every week in my office I see patients for abdominoplasty (also called tummy tuck) consultations who are confused about the difference between the “mini” tummy tuck and a full tummy tuck- it’s not just about the incision. Most patients of course want a mini tummy tuck because the perception of the smaller scar is most attractive.  While […]

Breast Implant Tendencies

Trends come and go- in fashion, in food, and believe it or not… in breast implants.  Before there were shaped implants, the fluctuation between preferences for smooth and textured surfaces of breast implants seemed to change every few years.  With the introduction of anatomic or shaped implants a few years ago, the shape of the […]

Cancer Associated with Breast Implants- An ALCL Update

An updated statement by the FDA today has lead to a wealth of sensational news about breast implants causing cancer.  While there is an association with SOME breast implants (those rarely used by Dr. Lowenstein) with a rare form of lymphoma, the current statistics support an incidence of 33 cases in 1,000,000 breast augmentation patients. […]

A Neck Lift with hardly a scar and minimal downtime!

We are SO excited about our new J-Plasma minimally invasive neck lift at our Santa Barbara plastic surgery office. With a bit of sedation and less than a week of down time, we can now actually SHRINK SKIN!! Using small incisions hidden below the earlobe and below the chin, our cool helium plasma stream is […]

What is proportionate?

So many patients come to the office wanting a “proportionate” outcome, and one of the things I’ve learned over the past 17 years of practice (has it been that long?!?!) is that proportionate means something different to each patient.  When a breast augmentation patient here in Santa Barbara tells me that they are looking for […]

Liposuction gone bad

Many have seen the photos of Tara Reid showing what is being called “botched plastic surgery”.  Having seen a few patients with similar problems in my office following liposuction from plastic surgeons in Los Angeles, I thought it important to address what is going on here and the reasons behind these kinds of results. Liposuction […]

The magic of cool helium plasma

Is magic real?  I’m beginning to think so after seeing what cool helium plasma can do.  Read more about this here, but the gist of this treatment is that a very precise energy delivery from ionized helium gas provides a very specific heat spectrum that seems to be the “sweet spot” for causing the skin […]

Now offering the CoolMini CoolSculpting treatment!

Check out the new way to treat the double chin and other small areas of fat…. The CoolMini applicator is here! This small applicator is ideal for use in the “Double Chin” area, but can also be used in the upper breast near the armpit where a little fatty tissue often bothers patients when they […]

An amazing plastic surgery event!!!

We had an amazing plastic surgery event last evening at Montecito Plastic Surgery- we had representatives from CoolSculpting, Mentor Breast Implants, Clear + Brilliant, ZO Skin Care, Rejuvapen Microneedling, Ulhtherapy, and Cellfina, as well as our amazing staff. Thanks to everyone who came, and especially to Alexis our great CoolSculpting model who was kind enough […]

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