North of Santa Barbara, the our wonderful patients from Santa Maria, Vandenberg, San Luis Obispo, and San Francisco often remark about their excellent experience at Montecito Plastic Surgery. Without the traffic from the areas south of Santa Barbara, the trip down to see Dr. Lowenstein is often easier and more convenient than initially considered. Though you may decide to stay in Montecito, patients from northern California often stay at one of the many hotels in Santa Barbara and spare the extra few minutes on the 101. Our staff is excellent at coordinating your stay with us, as well as helping with the pre-operative, surgical, and postoperative logistics. As a large number of our patients come from north of us, we particularly enjoy catering to their needs and making their experience exceptional.
When discussing a consultation with our staff, we will do everything that we can over the telephone to ensure that you are a good candidate for plastic surgery before making your appointment. If it’s not likely that your trip will be worth your time, we will let you know it up front. We may even request that you send a photograph of yourself via our Virtual Consultation Page in order that Dr. Lowenstein can evaluate your goals.
The initial visit with Dr. Lowenstein, in addition to the rest of your time in the office, usually totals about an hour. We can help direct you to local shops and restaurants as most patients make a day trip of their first visit to Montecito Plastic Surgery. Should you decide to proceed with treatment, Dr. Lowenstein’s nurse Susanne will supply you with instructions and prescriptions for any tests needed for your pre-operative evaluation, should that be required.
Your next pre-operative visit will be to go over the surgery, consents, and instructions once again and receive any final prescriptions to be filled before surgery. In preparation for your surgery, coordinators Saira and Ruthie can help find a hotel room for you and your caregiver overnight, as Dr. Lowenstein will want to see you the day after surgery in most cases. Following your stay in Santa Barbara you will be released home, to visit once or twice more for routine checkups at your convenience. Despite the travel, patients find the level of care and results well worth the investment in their time.