Have you tried various diet and exercise programs but to no avail? Or maybe you are left with excess or loose skin after significant weight loss or pregnancy?

At Montecito Plastic Surgery in Santa Barbara, we offer a range of cosmetic procedures that help address all of the above and more. Some of the body sculpting procedures we perform include tummy tucks, CoolSculpting and liposuction. You can even choose between (or combine!) surgical and non-surgical modalities. Our double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Lowenstein, will discuss all of your options in detail with you during your consultation.

Achieving a youthful and well-defined shape with the help of cosmetic procedures is now safer and easier than ever thanks to our cutting-edge tools and expertise. Schedule a consultation today or call us at 805-969-9004.

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Tummy Tuck

The abdomen is an area of concern for both men and women. Most people tend to gain weight in the midsection; belly fat is also the most difficult to lose. Plus, significant weight loss and pregnancy can both lead to stretched and sagging skin in this region. If you are tired of dealing with these issues, a tummy tuck may be right for you.

Formally known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck is a surgical procedure performed to flatten the abdomen by removing excess fat and skin. It may also involve restoring weakened muscles. This procedure can help reshape your midsection by making it appear more youthful and toned. Ideal candidates for a tummy tuck are relatively healthy adults with excess skin, belly fat and abdominal wall weakness.

Mommy Makeover

A Mommy Makeover is a personalized combination of cosmetic procedures, potentially both surgical and nonsurgical, designed to bring a woman’s body back to its pre-pregnancy shape. A Mommy Makeover may involve different breast procedures, abdominal operations and even CoolSculpting. It aims to rejuvenate the breasts, slim the waist and remove any stretched skin.

But despite the name, you don’t have to be a mom to be a candidate for this procedure. Women who were never pregnant but are concerned about breast sagging, excess abdominal fat and loose skin can also ask for this combination of procedures.


Some of our patients prefer non-invasive modalities, while others are simply not ideal candidates for surgery. In these scenarios, CoolSculpting® may be an effective non-surgical alternative. This FDA-cleared body-contouring technology can give you the shape you want with no surgery or downtime. CoolSculpting® technology works by literally freezing fat cells. It can remove up to 25% of fat in problem areas, such as the abdomen, thighs, back and upper arms. Fat cells that are removed via CoolSculpting® never come back.


Liposuction is one of the best-known and most popular body sculpting procedures today. When performed by an adept and experienced plastic surgeon with tried-and-true technology, liposuction yields natural-looking and long-lasting results. At Montecito Plastic Surgery in Santa Barbara, we mainly use VASER technology for liposuction. This ultrasonic-based technology allows our surgeon greater precision and results in less trauma for faster recovery.

Dramatic Body Contouring

Dr. Lowensteins occasionally performs Dramatic Body Contouring on patients who have a lot of excess skin following dramatic weight loss. This procedure may involve a combination of different operations, such as an abdominoplasty, a lower body lift, arm lifts and thigh lifts for dramatic effects. Dr. Lowenstein has made it a priority to provide this safe yet beautiful transformation for these exceptional patients.


Also known as J-Plasma Skin Tightening, Renuvion® is a non-surgical procedure for skin tightening. Commonly treated areas include the abdomen, knees and arms. It relies on a type of technology that combines radiofrequency energy with helium plasma to stimulate contraction of tissue. This minimally invasive procedure can help tighten loose and sagging skin without surgery, scarring and minimal downtime. This technology works by gently heating tissue, which stimulates collagen production for a long time.

At Montecito Plastic Surgery, we sometimes perform this procedure with simultaneous liposuction where needed for best results.


Another amazing, non-invasive procedure offered at Montecito Plastic Surgery is miraDry® used to treat hyperhidrosis, excessive underarm sweating and body odor. The technology has been FDA-approved and is now available in over 50 countries worldwide. With miraDry®, you can find immediate and permanent results in as little as one treatment, and never need your deodorant or antiperspirant again!

To help you choose the procedure that is best suited for your particular concerns and profile, Dr. Lowenstein will be more than happy to answer all of your questions as well as provide detailed education on what to expect. More information can be found regarding each procedure by clicking on the links above. And thanks to Dr. Lowenstein’s use of novel, state-of-the-art treatments for postoperative scarring (Embrace® Advanced Scar Therapy), you can rest assured that whichever procedure you choose, you will end up with seamless results.

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