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5 out of 5 stars Facelift
Dr. Lapatka is an artist. I am thrilled with the results of my facelift procedure. I now have the defined neckline that I always wanted. My results are very natural looking. If you are considering facial surgery, he is the very best!
5 out of 5 stars Chin Implant
30 Year Old - Rhinoplasty, Chin Implant and Chin Lipo - Santa Barbara, CA - Surgery Scheduled June 4, 2015
Dr. LaPatka is a face genius. He knew immediately what would work for my face to give me the look I wanted without looking like I had anything done. Dr. LaPatka let me text message him before and after surgery whenever I had a little concern. My husband also was able to get a hold of him right away when we had a question about pain killers. My post surgery concerns have always been addressed and Dr. LP is always very honest with me about the healing process and the results. The office is clean and friendly, almost a spa like setting. His staff was amazing. They were gentle and kind and made sure I was comfortable the entire process. Overall, I love my results. I think my photos say more than I can, honestly. He gave me a beautiful, natural looking nose and chin and I can't thank him enough!
For more than twenty years, Dr. David F. LaPatka has performed thousands of surgical and non-surgical corrections of the skin, forehead, brow, eyelids, nose, cheeks, chin, and neck. In addition to facial plastic surgery, Dr. David LaPatka is a highly qualified Reconstructive Head and Neck surgeon.
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Free. Complimentary consultations for aesthetic patients only.
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolMedical: MD, Creighton University
Post-Medical School TrainingInternship: LaCrosse Lutheran Hospital, Gunderson Clinic
Residency: University of California at Irvine
Treatments offered at Sansum Clinic Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics
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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...
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...
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...
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In my experience, the only thing that will help these lines is a neuromodulator such as Dysport or Botox. Fillers can also help ..There are several... READ MORE
I have read that fillers can help conceal bags but can also make them worse. Why does it work for some and not for others?
Lower lids can be improved with fillers if the lower lid " bags " are not too prominent . If too much filler is placed then this can give an... READ MORE
From this one photo, it appears that your right earlobe is somewhat detached. I can not tell if it is asymmetric without seeing a frontal view.This... READ MORE
I agree that a simple excision of the scar with closure would be the best choice. This most likely could be done under local or sedation if you are... READ MORE
Thanks for your question In reviewing your photos, I believe what you don't like about your face is more the lower portion . You have some ... READ MORE
Thanks for your question This looks like persistent or recurrent platysma bands . An exam is essential to determine if you also have prominent di... READ MORE
From From the limited photos , It is my opinion that you would need eyelid surgery. Of course, an in office consultation is essential to dete... READ MORE
I am 46 years old, and I am starting to see the signs of aging. Mini Facelift? Neck Lift? Standard Facelift? (photo)
You do have some jowling and some laxity in the neck area. In order to treat this adequately and give the most long-lasting results you would need a "... READ MORE
It sounds as though your biggest concern is that the right side appeared to slightly more bulbous than the left. Certainly, this can be made somewhat... READ MORE
It looks as though the alar rim is slightly raised on the right .This is due to either mal -positioning of the lower lateral cartilage or loss of... READ MORE
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