• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Our new additions at Montecito Plastic Surgery

    As some of you might have heard, one of Santa Barbara’s excellent plastic surgeons, Dr. Russell Stokes, recently relocated to North Carolina. Dr. Stokes is a well respected peer, and I’m sorry to have had him leave town. The North Carolina opportunity is an excellent one, and as an avid golfer, Dr. Stokes is sure […]

  • Help fight the pending taxation on your cosmetic surgery!

    Help fight a bad idea!! Congress is soon to debate the Health Care Reform Bill, which is a great move towards increasing the number of insured Americans. Unfortunately, it is filled with several bad ideas, like a taxation on patients who undergo cosmetic surgery. This has been attempted previously in New Jersey, and has failed […]

  • The Plastic Surgery Schedule is Filling Up Fast!

    As many of you have heard, Dr. Sheffield is planning on retiring at the end of the year. His presence will, of course, be missed by all of us in the office, as well as so many of his patients who have worked with him here in Santa Barbara for over 15 years. Dr. Lowenstein […]

  • Press Release- Patients Traveling Longer Distances to See Santa Barbara Plastic Surgeon

    With hopes of the economic recovery on the horizon, more and more people are once again considering plastic surgery as a means of self-improvement. From breast augmentation to facial rejuvenation, patients are looking to their plastic surgeon for the means to make a change. Not all patients seem to be looking locally, however. Santa Barbara […]

  • Fillers and Forbes

    A friend showed me an article in a recent edition of Forbes Magazine about a New York plastic surgeon that is performing something he calls a Y-lift. This is apparently an outpatient procedure with minimal recovery and patients “look amazing immediately afterward, and in a day or two they look even better.” After I read […]

  • Botox Safety

    The other day I was riding my bike through the beautiful Carpentaria country side, and met a fellow rider with whom I began to chat. We discussed bikes (of course), and then ventured into a discussion of plastic surgery in Santa Barbara. She asked some excellent questions about facial anatomy and the changes that come […]

  • Current Trends in Breast Implants and Breast Augmentation

    It seems that more and more and more surgeons are performing breast augmentation in the same techniques that Dr. Sheffield and I have been proponents of for quite some time. The dual plane breast augmentation seems to be gaining favor by many plastic surgeons around the country. On of the most respected breast surgeons in […]

  • Notes from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Meeting

    I’ve just returned from the 2008 meeting of the ASPS- thousands of plastic surgeons converged in Chicago last weekend to discuss the latest trends in plastic surgery, as well as issues of patient safety and improving plastic surgery outcomes for patients around the country and the world. I had the pleasure of being involved with […]

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