• Ask Dr. Perkins - Questions about Liposuction and Anesthesia

    3 monthes ago - By Dr. Terry J. Perkins

    Santa Barbara-based cosmetic surgeon and founder of Cosmetic Surgery Center , Dr. Terry Perkins , answers your questions about liposuction , face lifts , Botox Cosmetic and more. Email your questions to Dr. Perkins and look for his response in upcoming blog posts!
    Q. Hi Dr. Perkins. My biggest concern with liposuction is the anesthesia. I am worried about getting an “anesthesia hangover” the days following the surgery as I think this would make my recovery harder. This is the main roadblock to getting the liposuction done. What are your thoughts on anesthesia and liposuction?
    A. You have a...
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  • Ask Santa Barbara Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Perkins - Eyelid Lift Surgery

    3 monthes ago - By Dr. Terry J. Perkins

    Dr. Terry Perkins , a Santa Barbara cosmetic surgeon , answers your questions and addresses your concerns about body shaping through liposuction , facial rejuvenation including face lifts and non-surgical procedures such as wrinkle reduction through BOTOX Cosmetic or Dysport. Email your cosmetic surgery questions to Dr. Perkins and look for his reply soon!
    Q. Hi Dr. Perkins. I am a 65 year old woman who has never had plastic surgery. I am very interested in an eye lift to make my face look more “refreshed” and would like to know more about the procedure and the anesthesia part of it.
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  • Ask Dr. Perkins - Santa Barbara Cosmetic Surgeon

    3 monthes ago - By Dr. Terry J. Perkins

    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, Palm Desert, 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...
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  • Santa Barbara Plastic Surgeon Sees Clients Continuing to Invest in Plastic Surgery in Tough Economy

    3 monthes ago - By Dr. Terry J. Perkins

    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 to compete with younger professionals and put...
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  • Ask Santa Barbara Plastic Surgeon Dr. Perkins - Tried & True vs. New Cosmetic Procedures

    3 monthes ago - By Dr. Terry J. Perkins

    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!
    Q. Dr. Perkins , I am always hearing about “new” procedures or things to re-shape a women's body and/or remove cellulite such as specific exercises, fat-burning pills, special massages etc., How much credence do you give these and what are your recommendations to re-shape and, specifically, tighten my body after having children?
    A. As a cosmetic surgeon who...
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  • Santa Barbara Plastic Surgeon on How a Simple Neck Lift Will Say Goodbye to Your Double Chin

    3 monthes ago - By Dr. Terry J. Perkins

    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 .
    The neck lift is a procedure that can help correct sagging skin and fat accumulation in the neck area - often referred to as a “double chin”. The neck lift is usually done using incisions behind the ears and a small one under the chin. Muscles are often tied to help create a “sling effect” for better support. A suspension suture is often...
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