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225 W. Pueblo St. Suite A
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Lumps and Bumps: Lipomas

September 07, 2014 @ 09:02 PM -- by Douglas Mackenzie
Tagged with: Lipoma

What are lipomas?


Lipomas are very common benign growths of fat.  They usually present as a palpable lump just below the skin, and are somewhat soft or rubbery to the touch.  They are easy to move around and generally non-tender.  However, depending on their location (such as the forearm or thighs), they can be annoying and slightly painful.  They often grow slowly, and usually when they become obviously visible is when most patients want them out.  It is common to have more than one, and some people have dozens.  In these cases there is often a familial pattern, and lipomas will likely continue.... (click title to see full post)

The Side Effects of Tummy Tuck Surgery

September 04, 2014 @ 09:00 AM -- by Douglas Mackenzie

Know what to expect following your tummy tuck surgery, including any side effects you are likely to experience throughout recovery.

Why Wear a Compression Garment after Body Contouring Surgery?

August 19, 2014 @ 09:00 AM -- by Douglas Mackenzie

A compression garment offers numerous advantages toward the healing process. Learn why doctors recommend its use after body contouring surgery.

What Are Your Financing Options for Plastic Surgery?

August 04, 2014 @ 09:00 AM -- by Douglas Mackenzie
Tagged with: Plastic Surgery

If you are concerned about the cost of plastic surgery, it’s helpful to start considering your financing options and a potential payment plan.

Treating Hyperhidrosis, i.e. Sweaty Armpits

August 01, 2014 @ 10:27 AM -- by Douglas Mackenzie

Yesterday the American Academy of Dermatology posted to their Facebook page this article from their website about the diagnosis and treatment of hyperhidrosis.....  (click title for full article)

The Lollipop Breast Lift Technique

July 19, 2014 @ 09:00 AM -- by Douglas Mackenzie

Of the various incision types that may be used for a breast lift, the “lollipop” technique offers distinct advantages.  

Are You a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction?

July 03, 2014 @ 10:11 AM -- by Douglas Mackenzie

For the right candidate, a breast reduction can improve both body-image and health. Find out if you may benefit from a reduction surgery.

Large Breast Implants: Pros and Cons for Patients to Consider

June 18, 2014 @ 09:59 AM -- by Douglas Mackenzie

Large breast implants can have a dramatic effect on your appearance, but it's important to consider both the risks and benefits of treatment.

Should You Opt for Small Breast Implants?

June 03, 2014 @ 09:00 AM -- by Douglas Mackenzie

Small breast implants can often produce positive results with fewer risks. Weigh the benefits and drawbacks of opting for smaller implants.

The Endotine Midface Lift Technique

May 18, 2014 @ 09:00 AM -- by Douglas Mackenzie

A midface lift is a good way to achieve a younger look without the drawbacks of a full facelift procedure. See if the Endotine lift technique is right for you.

Upper Eyelid Surgery and Insurance Coverage

May 03, 2014 @ 09:00 AM -- by Douglas Mackenzie

It might be considered plastic surgery, but if droopy upper eyelids affect your quality of life, then your insurance may cover the cost of correcting them.

What Patients Should Know About the Facelift Recovery Process

April 18, 2014 @ 09:54 AM -- by Douglas Mackenzie

There are many things that patients should consider with regard to the healing process after facelift surgery. Let's take a moment right now to go over the basics.

Scar Tension: Problem and Solutions

April 14, 2014 @ 03:57 PM -- by Douglas Mackenzie

Wound healing is a complex process that takes time.  A surgical scar is the visible part of the scar tissue that results after the skin incision (wound) heals.   This is the type of healing that is of most concern to patients – the visible scar.  As I have discussed in a previous blog post (here), there is no such thing as scar-less surgery, and plastic surgeons can only minimize and mitigate scarring, not eliminate it.  (Click on title for full post)


Understanding the Side Effects of Eyelid Surgery

April 02, 2014 @ 12:30 PM -- by Douglas Mackenzie

Before you undergo eyelid surgery, be sure to understand the side effects and risks that may result.

How to Choose Your Breast Implant Profile and Shape

March 12, 2014 @ 09:14 AM -- by Douglas Mackenzie

Know how the profile and shape of your breast implants will affect the outcome of your augmentation.

Photo morphing for plastic surgery

March 06, 2014 @ 07:40 AM -- by Douglas Mackenzie

For many plastic surgery procedures, it helps if the patient can get an idea of what they will look like after the procedure, as opposed to looking at photos of what other people look like after a similar procedure.  I’ve used photo morphing for years, both 2-dimensional (2D) and 3-dimensional (3D). (click title for full post)

Tummy Tuck Recovery Timeline

March 05, 2014 @ 07:49 AM -- by Douglas Mackenzie

Know what to expect after tummy tuck surgery with this overview of the tummy tuck recovery timeline.

The Risk of Skin Irregularities from Liposuction

February 24, 2014 @ 08:44 AM -- by Douglas Mackenzie

Learn how skin irregularities may form after liposuction treatment, and what you can do to avoid such complications.

Common Facelift Side Effects

February 07, 2014 @ 08:28 AM -- by Douglas Mackenzie

Millions of patients undergo facelifts every year but, as with any surgery, you should educate yourself about facelift side effects.

Breast Reduction and Insurance Coverage

January 31, 2014 @ 09:49 AM -- by Douglas Mackenzie

If large breasts are a problem for you, learn about some of the ins and outs regarding breast reduction insurance coverage.