• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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