Many patients from the Los Angeles area make the short trip to Santa Barbara for Dr. Lowenstein’s exclusive care. Our draw from the South seems to be centered around Dr. Lowenstein’s reputation for outstanding results coupled with the personalized concierge experience provided by the staff at Montecito Plastic Surgery.
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.
Patients most often arrive the evening before surgery to enjoy a meal at the San Ysidro Ranch or one of our fine Santa Barbara restaurants, and enjoy one of the outstanding hotels, with an overnight stay in Montecito or downtown Santa Barbara. Following their surgery, a second night of Santa Barbara hospitality is enjoyed at the hotel before a postoperative visit with the Dr. and his staff where post-operative instructions are reviewed and questions are answered. Following your time in our office, you then have the choice of staying in town for further convalescence and relaxation, or returning home for the next week until your next visit to our office.