In the words of Joan Rivers. “Believe me, you can hide a lot of things, but the hands always give it away,” I didn’t really get the meaning of this quote until recently when my 3-year niece looked at my hands, pointed and said “old” with all the sweet innocence of a child. You can always rely on them for their honesty- for better for worse. It got me thinking and glancing down at my hands. On occasion, I catch a view and think “do those things really belong to me?” They...Read More

Posted on March 6, 2017 By Douglas Mackenzie in , , ,

I am often asked, “What can you do to make me look years younger, less tired, less droopy, and less stressed?”  “Oh… and make sure it looks totally natural and subtle so that no one knows I did ANYTHING!”  “Oh… and I can’t bruise because I have my high school reunion, daughter’s wedding, or big party this weekend.” No doubt, this is a tall order! I don’t blame my patients for saying these things, because I think and say them all too. We do...Read More

Posted on September 11, 2013 By sitemanager in

While facial plastic surgery can greatly enhance your looks, there is another option out there that is extremely effective and involves no incisions whatsoever. That option is the use of cosmetic injections, which can really make a world of difference.

The team at our Santa Barbara plastic surgery center knows that you probably have a lot of questions about cosmetic injections and how they can benefit you. We’ll be more than happy to address all of your concerns about cosmetic injections in...Read More

Posted on May 20, 2013 By sitemanager in ,

Cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures to improve the lips are quite common.  The nonsurgical procedures include filler injections with Juvederm or Restylane, and superficial procedures like dermabrasion or laser resurfacing.  Neuromodulator (i.e., Botox) injections can sometimes be used sparingly in the lips, usually along with a filler.  But what I really want to discuss are surgical procedures to enhance or augment the lips.  In keeping with August’s blog post on the over-operated face,...Read More

Posted on September 24, 2012 By sitemanager in ,

Let’s face it, surgery always some degree of pain, swelling, restriction of activities, and delay before seeing the final result.  Not to mention the cost, and the anxiety of having to undergo anesthesia.  So nonsurgical alternatives have an understandable appeal.  These alternatives are not the equivalent of surgery, however, and expectations need to be realistic.  Most people by now are familiar with injectable fillers for facial rejuvenation including Juvederm, Radiesse, and Restylane.  But many...Read More

Posted on February 7, 2012 By sitemanager in ,

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