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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Pacific Plastic Surgery

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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.

Breast Reduction Surgery to Relieve and Health Problems

January 15, 2014 @ 09:16 AM -- by Douglas Mackenzie

Breast reduction surgery is a great option to improve body shape, and it can even be used to address neck, back, and shoulder pain. Read on to find out why this is.

Lumps and Bumps

January 07, 2014 @ 10:34 AM -- by Douglas Mackenzie

Do you ever see someone (or someone in the mirror) with a bump on their face?  Maybe a dark bump.  Big and raised.  Think Aaron Neville, but maybe not that extreme. 

I often wonder why people go through life with a bump like that, when removing it takes about 10 minutes under local anesthesia.  Yes, sure, maybe it’s now part of their identity, maybe they were teased about it when they were younger, and now they’re OK with it.  Fine.  I remember an anesthesiologist I worked with years ago who was Chinese-American.  He had a sizeable mole on his neck, and out of it grew a verrrry loooong hair.  Apparently good luck.  Cultural thing, I get it.

When talking about pigmented lesions, the obvious concern is cancer, which is appropriate for a whole different discussion.  But most nevi (moles).... (click title for full post)

About Endoscopic Browlift Surgery

January 07, 2014 @ 09:09 AM -- by Douglas Mackenzie
The endoscopic browlift is a great option for the furrows and lines of the forehead. Find out how this form of the surgery differs from the traditional browlift surgery.

Common Body Areas for Liposuction

December 18, 2013 @ 11:47 AM -- by Douglas Mackenzie

Liposuction can get rid of excess fat, producing better contours along most areas of the body. Here are a few of the more common areas of liposuction for our patients.

MACS Facelift

December 06, 2013 @ 08:37 AM -- by Douglas Mackenzie

Learn how the MACS technique can bring subtle but effective results without a full, traditional facelift procedure. 

Cellulaze versus other cellulite treatments

December 03, 2013 @ 10:08 AM -- by Douglas Mackenzie

Now is the time to treat your cellulite!  Yes, there is a treatment that can improve cellulite, usually with only one treatment, and with long lasting effects.  It’s called CellulazeTM and we have been treating cellulite with it in Santa Barbara for a year.  This is a minimally invasive treatment which means that it is surgical but with tiny holes that don’t even require a stitch. There is some significant bruising that can last for weeks, and the results take 6 months to fully manifest.  This is why now is the perfect time to do it, while you can cover your thighs and be ready for the warmer shorts and bikini weather in the spring.

 

Should You Consider a Breast Augmentation After Pregnancy?

November 20, 2013 @ 09:00 AM -- by Douglas Mackenzie

If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your breasts after pregnancy, here’s how an augmentation procedure can help you.

The Tumescent Liposuction Technique

November 06, 2013 @ 08:19 AM -- by Douglas Mackenzie

Patients seeking liposuction can gain additional benefits from the tumescent technique, as offered by Dr. Douglas Mackenzie.

Mini Tummy Tuck

October 29, 2013 @ 10:40 AM -- by Douglas Mackenzie

Enjoy the less invasive, effective results provided by a mini tummy tuck procedure.

An Effective Laser Treatment for Axillary Hyperhidrosis (Excess Underarm Sweating)

October 17, 2013 @ 11:46 PM -- by Douglas Mackenzie

Excessive underarm sweating (axillary hyperhidrosis) can be effectively treated in Santa Barbara with a minimally invasive procedure.  Learn about the issues and options for treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis...  (click on title)

What Is an Extended Tummy Tuck?

October 14, 2013 @ 06:39 AM -- by Douglas Mackenzie

Learn how an extended tummy tuck can benefit patients looking to make significant contour changes to their waistline, as explained by Dr. Mackenzie.