Before undergoing tummy tuck surgery, it is important to understand what to expect after treatment, including the timeline for recovery. Though each abdominoplasty procedure is unique and each patient’s recovery experience will vary, understanding the general recovery timeline can help you avoid complications after surgery. For your personalized recovery timeline, schedule a consultation with Santa Barbara-based plastic surgeon Douglas Mackenzie. In the meantime, you can familiarize yourself with the...Read More
Excess body fat is a common complaint among our Santa Barbara patients. After all, many people could name at least one part of their body that seems resistant to diet or exercise, making plastic surgery an attractive option for better contours. Liposuction, in particular, is an extremely popular way for patients to smoothen out disproportionate curves in areas such as the upper arms, abdomen, or thighs.
While most patients achieve satisfying results at little risk, it is possible for complications...Read More
Though breast reduction can be done for cosmetic reasons, in most cases women seek breast reductions for relief from health issues caused by excessively large breasts, such as shoulder and back pain.
If you are considering breast reduction, you should understand that your insurance may not cover the surgery. In particular, if you seek a breast reduction for purely cosmetic reasons, then insurance will not cover the costs of plastic surgery.
However, if you have a medical reason for breast...Read More
Almost everyone who has a passing familiarity with plastic surgery knows about breast augmentation. It’s one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world, and it can enhance a woman’s bustline and the overall curves of her body. Yet there is another procedure out there called breast reduction surgery that can actually have a number of aesthetic and health benefits as well. By meeting with a plastic surgeon, a patient can learn about all of her options when it comes to enhancing or...Read More
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...Read More
There are many different ways that you can enhance your overall appearance and look years and years younger in the process. One of the sure ways is turning to plastic surgery. By undergoing a facial plastic surgery of some kind, wrinkles and lines can be eliminated, drooping or sagging skin can be tightened, and your overall appearance can be totally rejuvenated.
One problem area with regard to signs of aging is the forehead. Right now we’d like to consider the nature of endoscopic browlift...Read More
As much as we’d like to turn back the clock at times, age invariably catches up with us. Those who are middle-aged or older may begin to notice more apparent signs of aging, such as wrinkles or creases in the face. Such changes may not accurately represent the youth that one still feels.
If you are interested in giving yourself a more energized appearance, a facelift at our Santa Barbara office may be the right treatment for you. More specifically, a MACS lift treatment can provide significant...Read More
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 since 2012. 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. Expect a...Read More
Although pregnancy comes with certain expectations, every woman’s body will react differently to the process. The weight gain and subsequent loss can leave lasting changes to the body, many of which are undesirable. For women whose breasts have been negatively affected by pregnancy, a breast augmentation can help restore them to their previous appearance or achieve a new, improved one.
Many patients in the Santa Barbara area have benefited from our breast augmentations, and as one of our more...Read More
Do you look in the mirror and see a toned figure everywhere besides your belly? The abdomen can be one of the most stubborn areas of the body to define. If you have excess skin around your lower abdomen due to aging, pregnancy, or weight gain and are searching for a viable option to reduce the appearance of loose skin, a mini tummy tuck may be the best solution. This procedure will help Santa Barbara patients improve the shape and contour of their bodies. To ensure that you achieve optimum results with your...Read More