Neal Handel, MD

Neal Handel, MD

Santa Barbara Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 5.0 stars from 15 reviews
225 West Pueblo Street, Suite A
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

22 Years Old, 425 Cc Smooth over Muscle. Santa Barbara, CA

Dr. Handel is the type of doctor who truly cares about his patients. He makes sure you leave happier then when you first saw him. He listens to his patients, and it's evident he has a passion for what he does. Not only was the doctor amazing, but his staff was great as well. Allison and Christina made me feel very comfortable and made it easy to make appointments around my schedule. The wait time to see Dr. Handel was never longer then 5 minutes, if that. His staff was friendly and so accommodating, and made my experience with Dr. Handel extremely enjoyable. They always called to remind me of appointments and are extremely personable. The facility is extremely clean and well ran. The surgery center is upstairs from the office which was extremely covinient, and also down the street from the hospital. The night before surgery I got a call from an anesthesiologist from the hospital who explained the surgery, and made me feel extremely confindent that the surgery would go well and that I was in the best hands. I am so happy I got the surgery, and even happier with the doctor I chose. While it was expensive, I truly believe you get what you pay for. I would recommend Dr. Handel to anyone looking into plastic surgery.

5 out of 5 stars

72 Year Old Active Woman Buys a New Bathing Suit After Liposuction! - Santa Barbara, CA

Dr. Handel was fabulous. I went in looking about average for my age around my midsection, and came out with a waistline and no belly or love handles. The entire process was great. Nice, understanding, discreet and caring staff. Dr. Handel has been doing liposuction for over 35 years so is more than competent, as my results indicate. He really cares about his patients. I would go back to him in a minute!

5 out of 5 stars

David Minas 59 Year Old Professional with Huge Bags Under Eyes... No More !!! - Santa Barbara, CA

Dr. Handle was always there to answer any questions, and did a outstanding job. He was always available and a great Doctor.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Handel Worth His Fee - Santa Barbara, CA

5 out of 5 stars

Had Four Previous Surgeries Until I Was Referred to Dr. Handel. Santa Barbara, CA

Dr. Handel is the most professional and caring plastic surgeon I have met. He truly cares about and respects each patient. You will immediately see this upon arriving in his office. His staff is superior to any other staff I have dealt with. I now consider Dr. Handel and his staff to be friends.

5 out of 5 stars Vi Peel

25 Years Old First Peel Excited for Results! - Santa Barbara, CA

Dr. Handel is extremely friendly and gives you a great deal of his time. He is clearly experienced and knowledgable about plastic surgery. When I decide to get my breast done in the future he will 100% be the surgeon for me!

5 out of 5 stars Sientra Breast Implants

Overwhelmingly Happy with my Beautiful and Natural Results! - Santa Barbara, CA

Dr. Handel is very professional and extremely skilled. He has a sense of humor that I can appreciate. Dr. Handel's CV is quite impressive, and he has recently written a book on breast reconstruction, which was why I was confident selecting him as my surgeon and recommending him to my friends and family.

5 out of 5 stars

Breast Reconstruction After Partial Mastectomy - Santa Barbara, CA

Dr Neal Handel is an amazing Plastic surgeon, he is very involved before, during and after surgery. I have the best results I believe I could have ever had because of his work.

5 out of 5 stars

Lipsuction and 2 Breast Augs from Dr. Handel Excellent Job - Los Angeles, CA

excellent and caring

5 out of 5 stars Vanquish

Needed to Get Rid of a Few Extra Inches - Santa Barbara, CA

Dr. Handel was friendly and informative. He explained all my options in detail and gave me a great amount of his time. Please see my experience below. I'm 30 years old exercise regularly and eat mostly healthy. I had a few extra inches I couldn't get rid of so I began my research, thank you Realself for all the info! I was looking for something that I didn't need to go under anesthesia for and found Coolsculpt and Vanquish. I considered Coolsculpt but liked the idea of warmth so I chose Vanquish. Dr. Handels office offered I free consult so I met with him and his staff, I was given the details and told I would see my full results 6-8 weeks after I completed all 4 treatments. You always wonder if something so easy and painless will really work, but I booked my 4 treatments and received their special. Each session was painless, I experienced a warm sensation similar to a tanning bed and noticed what they called "hot spots." There was a girl in the room to make sure I was comfortable and a fan is available if you get too warm. Thru my 4 treatments I was measured and weighed each time, I did lose several cm during my 4 weeks but had to remind myself to be patient! About 6 weeks after I noticed my jeans fitting better and my belt buckle had to be tightened! I'm so excited I feel great! I would highly recommend Vanquish to anyone who needs to rid a few inches and does not want to go under.

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