• How to Tighten the Neck

    Aging is a nondiscriminatory process that can affect every area of the body over time. One of the areas that can cause significant embarrassment and dissatisfaction with the appearance due to its visibility, is the neck. Even people who have put in a lot of effort into maintaining a youthful mien may have neglected their […]

  • A Neck Lift with hardly a scar and minimal downtime!

    We are SO excited about our new J-Plasma minimally invasive neck lift at our Santa Barbara plastic surgery office. With a bit of sedation and less than a week of down time, we can now actually SHRINK SKIN!! Using small incisions hidden below the earlobe and below the chin, our cool helium plasma stream is […]

  • 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 […]

  • The ASAPS Aesthetic Symposium in Las Vegas

    Sitting in the United Club waiting 3 hours for my flight to Santa Barbara…. at least I have time to reflect on a fantastic facial plastic surgery meeting in Las Vegas, as well as the donations I made at the craps tables last night. I came out well ahead if you count the time spent […]

  • When A Face Lift is the right thing

    Today I saw another patient who was interested in soft tissue fillers because her dermatologist had done this to her face in the past. What she needs is a face lift. She had deep “marionette lines”, where the sagging tissue of the cheek folds over the depressions below the corners of the mouth. She wanted […]

  • Facelifts trending towards my techniques

    I’m finally getting to write about some of the experiences that I had at the recent meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgery in Denver. In particular I enjoyed a fantastic panel where five of the most well-known facial plastic surgeons discussed the way that they do facelifts. It seems as though they are […]

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