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.…

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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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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…

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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…

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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”…

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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…

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Does CoolSculpting Work?

If you are one of countless individuals who want to improve their body’s tone and contours but find traditionally, more-invasive options like liposuction to be off-putting, consider CoolSculpting. At Montecito Plastic Surgery, we are proud to offer CoolSculpting — a safe, effective and non-invasive means of eliminating fat and getting the slimmer, more attractive figure…

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How Plastic Surgery Serves Those Who Have Lost Weight

Losing weight is always a significant accomplishment. For those who have dropped many, many pounds, whether, through surgery or diet and exercise, a new problem may occur. Massive weight loss can often result in so much loose, sagging tissue that the ideal shape is hidden beneath it. The final hurdle to cross to get the…

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Why We Love VASER Liposuction

Liposuction has been one of the most common plastic surgery procedures for quite some time now. This technique has helped millions of people achieve the body contours that they couldn’t get through diet and exercise alone. As effective as liposuction has always been at reducing unwanted fatty deposits, there was room for improvement in the…

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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…

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Liposuction Recovery: When Can I Resume my Exercise Routine?

Liposuction is a leading plastic surgery procedure known for its ability to quickly sculpt an area of the body. This procedure takes that old piece of advice that “you can’t spot reduce fat” and sends it right out the window. Maybe with diet and exercise, spot reduction is an impossible dream. With liposuction, it is…

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