dr-perkinsTerry J. Perkins, M.D., a specialist in facial cosmetic surgery, skin rejuvenation, and liposuction body contouring, has been serving Santa Barbara and the Tri-Counties since 1978. Dr. Perkins founded the Cosmetic Surgery Center Medical Group, Inc specifically to provide his patients with access to the safest and most advanced technology and surgical techniques. At his offices in Santa Barbara and Oxnard he offers a wide array of services designed to effectively meet his patient’s aesthetic needs. His main office, a block from Cottage Hospital, features a state-of-the-art, fully accredited Surgical Center, geared to the safety and comfort of his patients. He also provides a number of non-invasive options for skin rejuvenation at his medical spa, Evolutions, including laser treatments, chemical peels, Botox, Dysport and medical grade skin care products. He invites you to visit one of his offices and acquaint yourself with him and his pleasant, knowledgeable staff, all of whom will work together with you to design a course of treatment to help you look your best.

Dr. Perkins is constantly looking for new ways to better serve his patients and has a long history of being on the cutting edge of aesthetic technology. He was the first specialist in the Santa Barbara-Ventura area to offer the liposuction surgical procedure as well as the first to make use of fat injection techniques for correcting body contour deficiencies. In 1999, Dr. Perkins was selected to be one of only 16 doctors in the United States to conduct a study leading to the FDA approval of Botox for cosmetic uses. In 2005, he was chosen to be one of the select doctors involved in the FDA review of VelaSmooth technology, a non-surgical, non-invasive and painless way to reduce fat and cellulite.

Dr. Perkins grew up in Santa Barbara before attending UCLA and graduating from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Society of Liposuction Surgery, the California Medical Association, and the Santa Barbara County Medical Society. Dr. Perkins is past-president of several local specialized medical societies, has served on the national public relations committee of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and has taught in the medical preceptor program with the University of California. He also served on the medical advisory board of Solana Medspas, one of the top medical spa consulting companies in the United States.

His proven history of excellence in patient care, research, and innovation has earned Dr. Perkins national recognition, the trust of the FDA, and made him of the most trusted and well-respected cosmetic surgeons in the Tri-Counties.