David F. LaPatka, MD

David F. LaPatka, MD

Santa Barbara Facial Plastic Surgeon
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215 Pesetas Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
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About David F. LaPatka, MD

David F. LaPatka, MD practices in Santa Barbara at Sansum Clinic Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics as a Facial Plastic Surgeon, board certified by American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology. Dr. Lapatka was invited to join RealSelf in 2013, and has achieved "Participating Member" status. The doctor has 30 years of experience providing cosmetic and aesthetic medical services, and is a member of American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) and Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS). Dr. Lapatka has hospital affiliations at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.

Consultation Fee

Free. Complimentary consultations for aesthetic patients only.

Treatments offered at Sansum Clinic Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics

Blog Posts and Articles

How to Get Your Skin Ready for Big Life Event

Whether you are attending your 30th reunion or getting married, looking your best on the big day requires some planning. While every bride wants to walk down the aisle with beautiful skin tone and texture and picture-perfect symmetry – achieving the best results with no worrying side-effects requires some planning on the part of you and your aesthetician. Here are a few tips to help brides and others prepare to look their best on their special day and in those photos that will capture...

Affordable Facial Cosmetic Treatments

In these times, many are looking for ways to “keep up appearances” which are more affordable yet effective. Today, I would like to mention a few.1) Pigmentation. Don’t just think of your face, it also affects the hands, chest, neck and sun-exposed areas. It is very common and treatable. The hands and chest can be treated at the same time. These brown splotches that vary from a few millimeters to areas the size of a quarter are caused by sun damage. The skin becomes dull and aged. They...

Summer Skin Care Tips

Hot weather, salt water, humidity, and chlorine take their toll on our skin during the summer months. Here are some helpful summer skin care tips and solutions for keeping your skin safe and beautiful all summer long.Don’t neglect your skin.Did you know that most skin aging occurs during the summer? So…consistent application of sun protection, regular professional facials, and a good home skin care routine are your best defenses against fun in the sun and heat.Wearing sunscreen every day...

Education / Training

Medical: MD, Creighton University
Internship: LaCrosse Lutheran Hospital, Gunderson Clinic
Residency: University of California at Irvine
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