Body Contouring by Dr. Douglas Mackenzie in Santa Barbara
Dr. Mackenzie and his staff offer both surgical and non-surgical methods to improve body contour and appearance. Body contouring surgeries such as abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) are common, especially after pregnancy, and the increasing popularity of weight loss surgery has prompted many patients to complete their transformation by removing and recontouring the excess skin. These procedures include lower body lift and brachioplasty (upper arm lift). If you are interested in improving your upper arms, be sure to read our pages about Cellulaze and SmartLipo Triplex, which because of their skin tightening ability can be a fantastic alternative to brachioplasty for many patients.
There is a lot of confusion out there when it comes to technologies for liposuction, and liposuction techniques are many. Click on the liposuction page and the pages on SmartLipo Triplex, Cellulaze, and Body-Jet for more information on these procedures available with Dr. Mackenzie in Santa Barbara.
Body contouring often combines different techniques, such as the common inclusion of liposuction along with tummy tuck, or the popular combination of breast surgery along with tummy tuck (aka Mommy Makeover) – be sure to check out our pages on breast surgery. We often get calls with questions on procedures and prices but because surgery, and especially body contouring surgery, is individualized based on the needs of the patient, it is difficult to give reliable information on your specific needs over the phone. A consultation with Dr. Mackenzie is necessary, and we encourage you to read our page on Preparing for Your Plastic Surgery Consult.
Scar revision and non-surgical modalities, including laser treatments, are other adjunct procedures which can be used effectively on the body and extremities, and are not just for the face. Please click on the pages below for more information: