Top Cosmetic Surgery Procedures in 2017

According to the annual report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were almost 1.8 million cosmetic surgery procedures last year (a 1% increase from 2016) done in the United States.

Here are the top 10 cosmetic surgery procedures in 2017:

Any of the procedures listed above with a clickable link are those that we perform at the Cosmetic Surgery Center in Santa Barbara.

Contact us today (online or at 805-563-0000) to schedule consultation. 

Natural Breast Augmentation in Santa Barbara

Some women who are interested in breast augmentation are weary of the risk that implants bring. While many people tolerate implants with no problem, others may experience infection and/or capsular contracture (when the immune system attacks the implant and makes it distorted) or a number of other issues that implant surgery may cause. The other consideration for those having breast implants is that they will have to face another surgery down the road (about 10 to 15 years later) when the implants need to be switched out. An alternative to breast implants is breast augmentation using the woman’s own fat.

At Cosmetic Surgery Center, our natural breast augmentation procedure does not involve implants. Instead we use the patient’s own fat to create fuller breasts (usually we can go up one cup size). The fat is obtained through liposuction from the abdominal and/or leg areas. The liposuction and re-distribution of the fat is all done in the same surgery. The benefit to using fat is that I am able to choose specific areas to deposit the fat and, by doing so, can correct any unevenness much more precisely than an implant can.

If you are interested in natural breast augmentation in Santa Barbara contact my Santa Barbara Cosmetic Surgery Center office at (805) 563-0000 to schedule a consultation.

Natural Breast Augmentation in Santa Barbara

Breast augmentation can be done through fat transfer which uses a person’s own fat to enlarge the breast area up to one cup size. This is a great option for women who are hesitant to use implants for breast augmentation but want to re-fill sagging breasts (that often happen as a result of nursing or with age).

Dr. Perkins has been performing natural breast augmentation, usually with a breast lift, in Santa Barbara for many years. The fat is collected through liposuction from the person’s abdominal and/or leg areas and, in the same surgery, Dr. Perkins uses the fat to fill the breast area. A large benefit to using fat is that it allows Dr. Perkins to choose specific areas of where to place it so he can correct unevenness much more precisely than an implant can. 
Using a person’s own fat for breast augmentation eliminates side effects that implants can have. For example, there is no risk of capsular contracture (when the body’s immune system attacks the implant and collagen fibers squeeze and surround the implant making it distorted) and no rippling of the skin. Also, there is no worry about having to replace the implants in an additional surgery down the road (as it is suggested that implants should be replaced after 10 to 15 years). Natural breast augmentation is a safe and effective way to enhance your breast size and is less invasive than an implant surgery. 
Schedule a consultation for natural breast augmentation with Dr. Perkins at Santa Barbara Cosmetic Surgery Center by calling 805-563-0000.