1722 State St., Suite 101
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Our Staff


Originally from Sweden, Susanne Engberg has been a practicing plastic surgery registered nurse for 10 years in Santa Barbara. As an integral part of Montecito Plastic Surgery since its inception, Susanne is the Nurse Specialist for the Montecito Surgery Center, as well as the primary coordinator for CoolSculpting and Ultherapy. Susanne is a central member of the operative experience as she not only helps council patients pre-operatively but helps coordinate the preoperative medical preparation. She is an integral part of the operative team and is primarily responsible for patient recovery right after surgery. Additionally, Susanne has received advanced training in both technologies and is one of the most skilled aesthetic providers in California. Susanne is additionally a clinical expert in the ZO skin care system developed by trusted dermatologist Zein Obagi. With Susanne’s guidance, patients are non-invasively reducing their fat, tightening the tissues of their faces, and reducing sun damage and fine wrinkles through the use of advanced topical skincare protocols.


Ruthie has been in the medical field since 2007, starting out as a reception service specialist, then successfully growing into an outstanding patient care coordinator. Ruthie will be your host, guiding you through your experience with Montecito Plastic Surgery. With her calmness, friendliness, and keen ability to listen, she will expertly help you navigate your consultation, surgery, and after care. She is always happy to answer any and all of your questions.





Cynthia is a Santa Barbara native who has tremendous experience in the customer service and management industry.  Having worked at Churchill Jewelers for many years, she understands the importance of maximizing the customer experience and the satisfaction of supplying her customers with a great product.  She is the person that will greet you, help you schedule your appointments and make sure you get your questions answered promptly. Making your visit at Montecito Plastic Surgery a positive and memorable experience is her goal.


Lorie Salamati received her Master of Science in Anesthesia from UCLA School of Medicine in 1995. Lorie received the Agatha Hodgkins Award for outstanding student in her class, an award voted on by all of the staff at the hospitals in which she completed her residencies. She started her career in anesthesia at Olive View UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, and resigned that position 2 years later to focus her attention on anesthesia for plastic surgery. She maintained staff privileges at UCLA Medical Center for 14 years while working with various plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills. Lorie joined the Montecito Surgery Center in 1997 as the primary anesthesia provider, and has continued in that capacity ever since. The challenge and rewards of working with elective surgeries has contributed to an exciting and fulfilling career. She feels it is an invaluable part of the surgical experience to have the opportunity to speak with your anesthesia provider the evening before your procedure. It allows her to formulate her anesthetic plan for the next day, and gives you the time to have any questions answered about the anesthetic process.


Cheryl is an outstanding nurse injector with expertise in the use of dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Voluma, Restylane, Sculptra, and Radiesse. She is additionally known as a clinical artist in the use of Botox, and in fact is recognized for her work with advanced applications of injectable fillers and neuromodulators for facial aesthetic enhancement. She is a clinical educator and Certified Allergan physician speaker/trainer, teaching basic to advance dermal fillers and Botox to physicians, dentists, nurses and physicians assistants from Southern California to New York City. She has over 6 years of experience consulting, educating and over 8 years of treating clients on skin care rejuvenation, laser and injectables. Cheryl’s “natural outcome” approach is well aligned with Dr. Lowenstein’s belief’s that fillers and Botox can create an outstanding addition to facial enhancement and rejuvenation when performed correctly and with refinement. Her “artistic eye” and sophisticated approach makes her one of the most elite and sought after aesthetics specialists in the field.


Locally raised, Alice has been an aesthetician for nine years and graduated with a degree in aesthetics from Santa Barbara Cosmetology Academy in 2006. She is fully licensed by the California Board of Cosmetology and Barbering. Alice was referred to us through some very happy clients, and we have been thrilled with her extensive knowledge of skincare and extraordinary work. Her ability to customize her treatments to her client’s needs fits perfectly with Dr. Lowenstein’s concepts of individualization of care. Alice’s approach combines her technical knowledge with a relaxing and soothing touch. Her attention to detail has allowed her to become a master provider of facials, chemical peels, full body waxing, and more. Her ongoing thirst for learning has made her a successful leader in the aesthetic industry and keeps her up to date on the latest skin care regimens and techniques. The fantastic feedback received from her clients has solidified her as a outstanding resource for our patients at Montecito Plastic Surgery.

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