SUSANNE ENGBERG, RN- CLINICAL NURSING SUPERVISOR
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.
SAIRA KYLE- ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR
Saira attended UCSB, graduated with honors, and initially moved home to run her parents retail business. She is delighted to be back in Santa Barbara with her fiancé. With her warm and welcoming persona, along with impeccable attention to detail and managerial background, Saira is a critical part of making Montecito Plastic Surgery function on a daily basis. 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.
RUTHIE INIGUEZ- PATIENT COORDINATOR
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.
LORIE SALAMATI, RN- CRNA
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 MCPHERSON, RN- AESTHETIC NURSE SPECIALIST
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.
ALICE LOPEZ- LICENSED AESTHETICIAN
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.
ELIZABETH STEWART, RN- AESTHETIC NURSE SPECIALIST
Raised in Boulder, CO, Elizabeth moved to Santa Barbara in 2014 to pursue her career in nursing after graduating with honors from a dual enrollment program with Front Range Community College and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She holds certifications for Basic Life Support as well as Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, and is in the process of obtaining her certification through the Oncology Nursing Society. With over 8 years of her pre-nursing career dedicated to medical and day spas, she incorporates her extensive medical knowledge with her prior spa experience to give you the customization you are seeking at Montecito Plastic Surgery. Elizabeth has a passion for nutrition, preventative medicine, and anti-aging practices, and she enjoys sharing her background knowledge with her patients while providing detailed, individualized care. Within the practice, she specializes in our Rejuvapen, Clear & Brilliant, and CoolSculpting treatments.