• 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 […]

  • Why Vaser Might be the Perfect Procedure for You

    The next level of body contouring via liposuction has arrived, and it is available at Montecito Plastic Surgery. VASER ultrasonic liposuction offers precision sculpting not achieved with traditional liposuction techniques, creating a smoother, slimmer body profile that accentuates your natural curves. Whether you are looking to restore your six-pack abs, say goodbye to “bat wings” […]

  • 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 […]

  • Now offering the CoolMini CoolSculpting treatment!

    Check out the new way to treat the double chin and other small areas of fat…. The CoolMini applicator is here! This small applicator is ideal for use in the “Double Chin” area, but can also be used in the upper breast near the armpit where a little fatty tissue often bothers patients when they […]

  • 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 […]

  • Non invasive fat removal- CoolSculpting, TrueSculpt, Zerona and Vanquish

    With the raging success of CoolSculpting over the last few years, it is no surprise that a number of companies are trying to take a piece of the non-invasive fat reduction pie. I am solicited on a nearly weekly basis to try some new machine from China that promises to reduce fat without the track […]

  • Liposuction or CoolSculpting?

    Today I had a patient come in for liposuction, but like most Santa Barbara residents, she has a very active lifestyle. We talked about the fact that liposuction results in nearly complete fat evacuation, but requires somewhat intense postoperative care, with a compression garment and a lack of excessive physical activity for a few weeks. […]

  • Think CoolSculpting in the New Year for getting rid of the fat without surgery

    Saw this article today which was pretty remarkable- a ton of food for each American is amazing. We are now seeing our Santa Barbara post-CoolSculpting patients back in the office and the before and after photos are remarkable. It’s a great way to remove fat effectively without liposuction, without surgery, and with a significantly lower […]

  • Body Contouring in Santa Barbara- Abdominoplasty vs. Liposuction

    When is Liposuction the right answer? Yesterday I did a liposuction operation on a young woman here at my Plastic Surgery Center in Santa Barbara. She was in her mid 30’s, and she’s going to get a great result because she was an excellent candidate for the operation. A lot of my patients come to […]

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