One popular cosmetic surgery procedure that Dr. Terry Perkins performs in his Santa Barbara Cosmetic Surgery Center practice is minimally invasive, with long lasting effects and often can dramatically change a person’s face. It happens to be a neck lift.
Do you have questions about a cosmetic procedure? Dr. Terry J. Perkins of Cosmetic Surgery Center in Santa Barbara is happy to address any of your questions or concerns. Send us an email and we’ll be sure to feature your question soon!
Last month my surgical office, Cosmetic Surgery Center in Santa Barbara, sent out a Press Release about how people are continuing to invest in themselves, even in the economic downturn that we find ourselves in. This is happening for many reasons – one reason that I hear (and read about online) stated again and again is that many believe appearing youthful plays a role in getting hired, or keeping their current job. Especially when someone is in a position to represent the company and meet clients face to face.
People often use the term “plastic Surgery” to address any sort of non-medically-needed surgical enhancement. Some people even think that plastic surgery refers only to breast enhancements and face lifts. Plastic surgery covers a much broader scope than larger breasts and rejuvenated faces!
Dr. Terry Perkins from Cosmetic Surgery Center Medical Group in Santa Barbara is a dedicated cosmetic surgeon. He believes that helping someone feel better about themselves has an impact in the world we live in. When someone is happy and content, these feelings shine through to others whether it be in the form of casual interactions to intense relationships.
Dr. Perkins offers a variety of cosmetic surgeries ranging from non-invasive to full fledged surgical procedures such as face lifts or focusing on a specific part of the face such as rhinoplasty (nose), chin, neck, eye, forehead or ear surgeries. He also does body contouring through liposuction and tummy tucks. Using a combination of the most advanced technology and surgical techniques, Dr. Perkins is an expert in performing surgeries resulting in a natural, rested, “non-operated” look.
Dr. Terry J. Perkins of Cosmetic Surgery Center, with locations in Santa Barbara and Oxnard, specializes in aesthetic and facial surgery. Dr. Perkins prides himself on giving his patients a natural, “non-operated” look.
Normally people seeking a face lift are addressing issues such as skin laxity in the cheek and neck. Dr. Perkins repositions, refines and supports deep tissues to tighten the skin.
A full face lift may not be the option for you – and if that his the case, there are other minimally and non-invasive options available such as:
Cheek/Neck lift: Done through small incisions with a shorter healing time; however results typically do not last as long
Total Tightening: An exclusive protocol created by Dr. Perkins, these are two top non-invasive skin tightening procedures on the market today and performed at his medi-spa, Evolutions.
At Cosmetic Surgery Center in Santa Barbara and Oxnard, Dr. Terry J. Perkins hears some questions about cosmetic and plastic surgery a lot! Here are a few of the most popular questions and Dr. Perkins’ answers:
Q. Do I have to go under general anesthesia?
At Cosmetic Surgery Center in Santa Barbara, one procedure that many people inquire about is liposuction. Liposuction improves the contours of the arms, legs, torso and breasts by removing excess fat and/or skin or adding fat to areas where it is needed. Usually the procedure is done through small incisions in the skin.
In a slow economy, people are cutting back on expenditures such as mid-morning lattes, personal trainers or housekeepers. Interestingly enough, however, plastic surgery or cosmetic surgery may not be getting hit as hard as other businesses.
“People live to a ripe old age these days and want to look as young as they feel,” said Dr. Terry J. Perkins, a Santa Barbara, CA cosmetic surgeon and owner of Cosmetic Surgery Center Medical Group based in Santa Barbara, California. “In addition, the slim job market encourages people of retirement age (who cannot afford to retire) to compete with younger professionals and put their best face forward – literally.”
“I have met many people that are confident at what they do, but not at how they look,” continues Dr. Perkins. “And this lack of confidence can show through in an interview or in the workplace. I have seen firsthand how making someone feel more comfortable with their aesthetic appearance has greatly improved their confidence and upped their self-esteem.”
Dr. Perkins has been practicing aesthetic cosmetic surgery in the tri-counties of Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo for over 30 years. For people looking for aesthetic enhancements with less downtime, Dr. Perkins provides a number of non-invasive options for skin rejuvenation. He was part of a group of select doctors picked to conduct a study leading to the approval of Botox Cosmetic.
“With such an unpredictable stock market these days, people are finding that an investment in themselves provides unlimited, almost immediate, returns,” said Dr. Perkins. People can make their own coffee, exercise without a personal trainer and clean their own house, but removing bags under their eyes or erasing wrinkles is not so easy to accomplish without the help of a medical professional, which is exactly why Dr. Perkins, and other cosmetic and plastic surgeons, are still feeling secure in this economy.
Professionals never have a second chance to make a first impression and in tough economic times, aesthetic enhancements can boost appearance, confidence and for some, a competitive professional edge.
Q. Hi Dr. Perkins! I have a wedding that I am going to be in next month and I want to know if there are any options that provide fast results for me to look “refreshed” and more youthful? And if so, how permanent are they?
Q. Dear Dr. Perkins, I thought I was ready for plastic surgery, but the more I read, the more doubts I have. My friends think that I’m not quite ready for surgery. Should I wait to come in for a consultation until I am sure that I am ready?
A. Great question. Plastic surgery, whether you live in Santa Barbara, Oxnard, Arizona or anywhere is a very personal choice and a life decision. It is best to make decisions based on options, so I suggest you come in for a consultation to address your specific concerns so they can be evaluated and a overall plan discussed with you. These days, there are so many non-surgical options that can be used to postpone the need for surgery that I like to talk to patients about too.
I perform cosmetic surgery in Santa Barbara, Ca and Oxnard, Ca and I founded Evolutions Medical Spa Santa Barbara to offer the latest surgical alternatives, technology and innovative cosmetic surgery choices to women and men wanting to improve their personal appearance. There are a lot of options when it comes to enhancement – a consultation is a great way to help facilitate your cosmetic choices.
Keep posting questions and remember, the more you know, the better decisions you will make about plastic surgery.
Terry J. Perkins, M.D., is a specialist in facial cosmetic surgery, skin rejuvenation, and body contouring. He has been serving Santa Barbara and the Tri-Counties since 1978. 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.
2323 De La Vina Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(Dr. Perkins is in Oxnard on Tuesdays)
500 East Esplanade Drive
Oxnard, CA 93036
Business HoursMonday-Friday: 9am to 5pm