• Why Have a Tummy Tuck?

    Throughout adulthood, we make thousands of decisions. Most of them are so small that we put very little energy into them. Choosing to add cream to your coffee isn’t a big deal when you know you like the flavor. You brush your teeth before bed not because you’ve weighed the pros and cons but because […]

  • Planning Plastic Surgery? Know Your Must-Haves for Optimal Recovery!

    Every year, numerous plastic surgery procedures are performed. In most cases, excellent results are achieved with little inconvenience. Still, recovery is an aspect of plastic surgery that cannot be avoided. Many patients ask about their recovery and what they can expect. Primarily, they want to know that they will not be intolerably uncomfortable as they […]

  • It’s Time to Start Anew

    New beginnings come with the promise of better things to come. They also coincide with an ending of some sort. More often than not, endings are a good thing. This is especially true when you decide to correct a cosmetic concern. In many cases, people handle such concerns with temporary strategies. For example, bulges and […]

  • Breast Implants and Pregnancy: What You Should Know

    Breast augmentation is not merely a popular plastic surgery procedure; according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, it was the leading procedure of 2019. More breast augmentations were performed than liposuction, eyelid rejuvenation, and facelifts. And this happened amidst an FDA recall of a small category of textured breast implant devices. Because this procedure […]

  • Are Breast Implants Safe?

    Breast augmentation is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures. The use of FDA-approved saline or silicone breast implants can accentuate your shape, as you know. What you might not know is just how safe this body-enhancing procedure is. Many patients question the potential association between breast implants and cancer. This question has become […]

  • The Time for a Facelift May be Now. Here’s How You Can Tell!

    As much as we appreciate the ability to turn to nonsurgical modalities to correct the signs of aging, we also recognize the value of a well-performed facelift. Because a facelift is a surgical procedure, and because we’ve seen high-profile evidence of what can go wrong if this surgery is not done well, most people who […]

  • The Lip Flip- Plasma vs Fillers to plump and improve the upper lip

    Addressing the upper lip is one of the most common reasons to visit a plastic surgeon.  Some patients are looking for a more full lip, while others are looking more for the “pout.”   There have always been two options for lifting the upper lip, one surgical that few people are into, and the other using […]

  • How Does Botox Lift the Brow?

    Botox has long been considered a sort of wonder-drug for the reduction of dynamic lines and wrinkles. Initially approved by the FDA to treat frown lines, Botox used has expanded significantly. It is now commonly used to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, the lines that you see at the outer corners of your eyes […]

  • Plasma Pen Treatment for a More Pleasing Appearance

    Our skin is a crucial aspect of our appearance. As we age and the structure of the dermis weakens, the face tends to lose vital texture and tone. Over time, the combination of biological aging and sun damage leaves the skin looking tired and unhealthy. We are fortunate to have a variety of options for […]

  • Ultherapy: A Quick and Convenient Way to Lift the Neck and Face

    An aging face isn’t the worst thing in the world, but it is one of the most frustrating problems adults encounter. In our long history of providing plastic surgery and nonsurgical services in the Santa Barbara area, we have discovered that, for the most part, people don’t mind getting older. They don’t so much mind […]

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