There are quite a few myths, misconceptions and scary stories floating around about BOTOX™ and I felt that it was time to clear some of that up. Is it dangerous? Will it give me Botulism? Will other people be able to tell if I’ve had BOTOX™ or even worse, will I look frozen and expressionless? The list goes on and on, but the good news is that most of the bad things that you have heard are just myths. Only you can decide if BOTOX™ is right for you, but below are seven of the most common myths...Read More
Motherhood brings an unimaginable amount of joy, the experience of unconditional love and is by far one of the most rewarding experiences a woman can have. Unfortunately, most women don’t love the toll that pregnancy and breastfeeding has on their bodies. While a healthy lifestyle is essential, many women find that despite eating healthy and working out, it can be difficult to get their pre-baby bodies back.
The “Mommy Makeover” refers to a combination of surgeries that help to...Read More
We are excited to announce that we will now be offering oxygen facials along with the exclusive Intraceutical product line which will help maximize the results of these treatments. Oxygen facials can be used to revitalize the skin prior to an important event, leaving you with an instant glow and skin that feels plump and refreshed. They can also be used as part of your ongoing skin care regimen for optimal results. Oxygen facials are the perfect way to pamper yourself with the relaxing effects of a facial...Read More
There are many ways to classify the effects of aging, particularly on the face, but in practice it helps to divide the effects of aging into two types: the type helped by surgical methods, and the type helped by non-surgical methods. Although there is a lot of overlap, think of surgery as better at addressing the effects of gravity while non-surgical treatments are better at addressing the effects of sun damage (photoaging). One could argue that another effect of aging, volume loss, is neither related...Read More
Stop putting it off, make it your New Year’s resolution… If you (or someones you know) have breast implants from the early 90’s, 80’s, or (yikes!) the 70’s, you need to get them replaced. It seems like lately I have had a run of patients with those old second generation implants, and each patient has had one or both of their implants ruptured when I’ve gone in to replace them. No surprise to me, but the patients sometimes seems shocked. One patient mentioned that an MRI done a year ago showed a...Read More
A lot of people have asked me about Renee Zellweger and her recent unrecognizable “transformation”. Did she have plastic surgery? Yes. She’s obviously had an upper blepharoplasty. It seems she hasn’t exactly admitted it, but this quote of hers from People is more relevant than whether she chooses to admit her surgery or not: “I’m glad folks think I look different! I’m living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I’m thrilled that perhaps it...Read More
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...Read More
For the right candidate, a breast reduction can improve both body-image and health. Find out if you may benefit from a reduction surgery…For the right candidate, a breast reduction can improve both body-image and health. Find out if you may benefit from a reduction surgery…For the right candidate, a breast reduction can improve both body-image and health. Find out if you may benefit from a reduction...Read More
When you visit our Santa Barbara office for a tummy tuck, you can expect aesthetically superior results that greatly complement your body’s curves and proportions. Furthermore, you benefit from Dr. Mackenzie’s years of expertise and state-of-the-art practices that maximize your comfort. Before you can see the results of treatment, however, you must allow time for your body to heal. During recovery, it is common for patients to experience a few side effects of surgery. These are a natural part of the...Read More
By definition, body contouring surgery aims to improve a patient’s overall curvature by enhancing the skin and subcutaneous tissues of the body. Some procedures, like a tummy tuck, concentrate primarily on removing excess skin, whereas procedures like liposuction focus on removing excess fat. All body contouring shares one common factor, though: it requires a healthy recovery. After all, the body needs to heal any tissues damaged during surgery as it adjusts to its new form.
Among the various...Read More