• 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 […]

  • Surgical Lift and J-Plasty: The Ultimate Anti-Aging Solution

    The art of reversing time is one that experienced plastic surgeons like Dr. Lowenstein at Montecito Plastic Surgery have mastered. With a wide range of tools and techniques at their disposal, these experts can reduce signs of aging and create a smoother, refreshed appearance to the face and other areas of the body. Dr. Lowenstein […]

  • 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 […]

  • What’s it like at a Plastic Surgery Meeting?

    This weekend I’m traveling to San Diego for the national meeting of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). This is a yearly event that moves around the country and this year I’m fortunate to have the meeting relatively close to home (as opposed to New York where I recently attended another meeting.)   These […]

  • What kind of tummy tuck do I need?

    Every week in my office I see patients for abdominoplasty (also called tummy tuck) consultations who are confused about the difference between the “mini” tummy tuck and a full tummy tuck- it’s not just about the incision. Most patients of course want a mini tummy tuck because the perception of the smaller scar is most attractive.  While […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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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