• 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 […]

  • Be safe with your plastic surgery!

    This recent USA Today article highlights several tragic but avoidable situations in which unqualified and dangerous physicians who were not boarded by the American Board of Plastic Surgery- and not properly trained in plastic surgery- caused the deaths of patients who were seduced by a sales pitch and a discount. Particularly with liposuction, the overdose […]

  • Plastic Surgery in Santa Barbara- what’s in a name?

    Plastic surgery in Santa Barbara- what’s in a name? The term plastic surgeon is getting more confusing to understand, every day. Cosmetic surgery, cosmetic medicine, plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery, facial plastic surgery- many patients, and unfortunately some physicians, are using these terms interchangeably. This is largely because any physician with a medical license can call […]

  • 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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