• Breast Implant Size

    For patients considering breast augmentation, a common question found both on line and in person has to do with implant size. Deciding what size and type of breast implant to use in a breast augmentation can be confusing and daunting, but should not be. As many know, breast implants can come in various sizes, textures, […]

  • Saline vs. Silicone: Making the Choice

    The decision to undergo breast augmentation leads to a series of complex choices that are very important to consider — from implant type to size and placement. Your implant type selection is one of the primary ways to tailor your procedure to your aesthetic goals. With many different options to navigate, Montecito Plastic Surgery wants […]

  • 4 Questions to Ask Before Breast Augmentation

    The female body is truly something to be celebrated. Many women feel that their breasts provide a special and personal feature, as their curves help to accentuate your feminine physique. But when the size, setting and proportion of your breasts begin to change, it can sometimes affect self-confidence. Whether you have had small breasts your […]

  • Breast Implant Tendencies

    Trends come and go- in fashion, in food, and believe it or not… in breast implants.  Before there were shaped implants, the fluctuation between preferences for smooth and textured surfaces of breast implants seemed to change every few years.  With the introduction of anatomic or shaped implants a few years ago, the shape of the […]

  • Cancer Associated with Breast Implants- An ALCL Update

    An updated statement by the FDA today has lead to a wealth of sensational news about breast implants causing cancer.  While there is an association with SOME breast implants (those rarely used by Dr. Lowenstein) with a rare form of lymphoma, the current statistics support an incidence of 33 cases in 1,000,000 breast augmentation patients. […]

  • What is proportionate?

    So many patients come to the office wanting a “proportionate” outcome, and one of the things I’ve learned over the past 17 years of practice (has it been that long?!?!) is that proportionate means something different to each patient.  When a breast augmentation patient here in Santa Barbara tells me that they are looking for […]

  • Dr. Lowenstein discusses scars in aspen trees and plastic surgery

    While hiking in the back country, Dr. Lowenstein discusses scarring as it can be found on aspen trees as well as skin. By utilizing meticulous technique and plastic surgery principles, Dr. Lowenstein minimizes the appearance of incisions and scars in our Santa Barbara plastic surgery practice.

  • 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 […]

  • Nipple sensation in breast augmentation

    A common question about breast augmentation is about whether nipples get numb following breast augmentation. While it is not the breast implant itself that causes numb nipples, it is possible that the nerves that supply sensation to the nipple can be damaged during the breast augmentation. These nerves come from the chest around from the […]

  • Tuberous or constricted breasts- how to correct the breast shape

    Tuberous breasts are more common than you would think- a large part of my Santa Barbara plastic surgery practice involves reshaping breasts to a more aesthetic shape, and I see patients with tuberous breasts with great frequency. Tuberous breasts are often referred to as constricted breasts, because it seems that part of the breasts (most […]

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