• Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck: What’s the Difference?

    When your body just won’t cooperate with your diet and exercise efforts, it may be time to consider plastic surgery to get the outcome you want. The midsection is often one of the hardest areas to whittle down, which is why Dr. Lowenstein frequently performs tummy tucks and liposuction in Santa Barbara at Montecito Plastic […]

  • What kind of tummy tuck do I need?

    Every week in my office I see patients for abdominoplasty (also called tummy tuck) consultations who are confused about the difference between the “mini” tummy tuck and a full tummy tuck- it’s not just about the incision. Most patients of course want a mini tummy tuck because the perception of the smaller scar is most attractive.  While […]

  • Liposuction gone bad

    Many have seen the photos of Tara Reid showing what is being called “botched plastic surgery”.  Having seen a few patients with similar problems in my office following liposuction from plastic surgeons in Los Angeles, I thought it important to address what is going on here and the reasons behind these kinds of results. Liposuction […]

  • Is it time for a Santa Barbara Mommy Makeover?

    A mommy makeover is a very vague term that can mean lots of things, and can be performed on women who have had children or not. Usually, mommy makeover corresponds to a combination of breast enhancement and body contouring…. but there are many ways to do both. In my Santa Barbara plastic surgery practice, we […]

  • Great and busy day

    Having a great time here at Montecito Plastic Surgery in Santa Barbara. Did a fantastic tummy tuck on an athletic woman from Ojai, and now I’m going to help another patient with her old breast implants- one of them has deflated so I’m going to remove the old ones and the scar tissue around them, […]

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