Entries by Dr. Perkins

Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation can be done in a more natural way using a person’s own fat instead of implants. A Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation can enlarge the breast area up to one cup size and is usually done with a breast lift to get the best result. How is the procedure done? Santa Barbara cosmetic surgeon […]

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 […]

Rhinoplasty in Santa Barbara at Cosmetic Surgery Center

Rhinoplasty – commonly referred to as a “Nose Job” – can be done to help with the appearance of a nose and can also address obstructive airway problems. A person’s nose is one of the most prominent features on the face – it should look good and function well. Rhinoplasty can alter both the profile […]

Forehead Lift Surgery in Santa Barbara

When a person’s forehead has relaxed, causing the eyebrows to lower and the eyes to be crowded, they may appear angry, tired, or sad (when they are not). Many people think that it is their eyes that need to be done and are surprised to hear that it is the forehead area that needs to […]

Facelift Surgery in Santa Barbara by Dr. Perkins

Facelift surgery (cheek/neck lift) restores a youthful, natural appearance. When a person has a facelift, the results include: Returning fullness to the cheeks Lifting of the jowls Smoothing the neck Mid-facial implants or fat grafting might be suggested to further enhance the procedure if indicated. What is done during Facelift Surgery? Some surgeons simply pull the facial skin […]