Entries by Dr. Perkins

FAQs About Cosmetic Surgery in Santa Barbara

During cosmetic surgery consultations at our Santa Barbara Cosmetic Surgery Center, our patients ask many questions – and not just about the procedure! To help you make a more informed choice about cosmetic surgery, here are some of our most popular questions that are asked, and our answers. Q: I am not sure if I […]

Anti-Aging Cosmetic Surgery Options in Santa Barbara

The aging process happens every day and nothing can stop it but with the help of cosmetic procedures we can turn back the clock on your appearance a few years or more. For Moderate Wrinkles and Sagging Face Lift surgery is the best option for those who have moderate wrinkles and sagging skin on the face […]

Plastic Surgery Statistics for 2018

This month the annual 2018 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report was released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Cosmetic surgery procedures overall went up by 2% with 17.7 million procedures performed. The top 10 cosmetic surgery procedures in 2018 were: Breast Augmentation: 313,735 Liposuction: 258,558 Rhinoplasty: 213,780 Eyelid Surgery: 206,529 Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty): 130,081 […]

Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Surgery in Your 40s

Cosmetic surgery is becoming more prevalent among 40-somethings than ever before. The upward trend amongst this age group may stem from our culture’s obsession of staying “forever young” coupled with the pressure to look good in social media pictures. But most importantly, the 40-somethings that we see at our Santa Barbara Cosmetic Surgery Center simply […]

Cosmetic Procedures and Plastic Surgery Trends in 2019

Cosmetic procedures and plastic surgery will continue to rise in 2019, however, the days of getting over-exaggerated plastic surgery (overfilled lips, disproportionate breasts) are on their way out. The future of plastic surgery and non-invasive cosmetic procedures (i.e. dermal fillers, Botox, lasers) is trending towards enhancing what a person already has and making slight tweaks […]

Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Surgery Options in Santa Barbara

Do you want to improve your appearance with lower cost and less downtime?  Minimally invasive (MI) surgery is intended to give you noticeable improvement with less cost, less “downtime”, as well as smaller or no visible incisions. Ideal candidates for MI surgery include: People with early changes People who want to “maintain” the benefit of […]

Are You Bothered By Your Ears?

Many of our patients have felt a dissatisfaction with their ears from a very young age. The most common concern related to ear appearance is that they “stick out” too much. Otoplasty – often referred to as “ear pinning” surgery – can change the relationship of the ear to the face and the side of […]

Eyelid Lift Surgery in Santa Barbara

Eyes are often the first thing people notice. They convey so much without a word being spoken. Unfortunately, aging, stress, smoking, excess drinking and/or sun damage can dramatically affect the delicate skin around the eye area resulting in sagging skin, fat bulges, hooded eyelids, fine lines, wrinkles, and/or bags. When any (or many) of these […]

Neck Rejuvenation in Santa Barbara

Is your neck giving away your “true” age?  The neck area is comprised of delicate skin and as we age it becomes susceptible to wrinkles, pigmentation, and a “hanging” appearance. The reasons for this include sun damage, gravity, fat accumulation and heredity. Neck rejuvenation is a wonderful way to restore youthful contours and make a […]