Santa Barbara Plastic Surgeon
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Santa Barbara, California 93101 US
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

23 Years Old, No Kids, 340 Cc Ideal Implant :)

He is absolutely amazing. Listens to your goals and provides a personal plan for you. He is very funny, realistic, and cute to boot!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Finally Love Wearing a Bathing Suit! - Santa Barbara, CA

I really can't say enough great things about my experience with Dr. Lowenstein and his amazing staff at Montecito Plastic Surgery. The moment I made my first phone call to their office, I knew I was in exceptional hands and was confident I chose the right place to move forward with getting breast augmentation. Dr. Lowenstein and his staff are amazing. They are not only informative and...

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Feeling Fabulous! - Santa Barbara, CA

Dr. Lowenstein is, by far, the most professional and qualified plastic surgeon you will find. He is thorough, meticulous, and passionate about creating your desired outcome. Dr. Lowenstein cared about my needs and concerns and made sure I understood my options. His expertise along with his kind and thoughtful demeanor made me feel safe and secure in knowing I had chosen the right surgeon for...

5 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

Thank Goodness for These Results!!! Santa Barbara, CA

Both Dr Lowenstein and Suzanne were amazing. I was well informed and they made me feel very comfortable.

5 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

44 & New Bride. Santa Barbara, CA

I wanted to get rid of a little bit pouch & love handles for my honeymoon! I was going to be going on a cruise and bought a great bikini and I wanted to look my best for my new husband. My friend recommended CoolSculpting because she had success with the treatment. It was great. It did the trick for me!

Mature Woman - Montecito, CA

My motivation was very high to have this yreatment. The area I had treatment for was my neck area. The surroundings were very clean and staff were very friendly and explained the procedure at length. For me there was no pain involved; more importantly no invasive surgery. I did notice an improvement

5 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

56 and 3 Kids - Montecito, CA

I was doubtful and then my friend had it done on her tummy and it really worked. So I decided to have it done on my inner thighs. I saw a difference within 3-4 weeks now I'm very happy and the fat has stayed off. I would highly recommend cool sculpting to anyone that has that extra fat that they can't get rid of

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Best Descision EVER! - Santa Barbara, CA

There are not enough words to describe how incredible Dr. Lowenstein is. Throughout my experience, he was professional, thorough, friendly, passionate, and involved. I have heard stories of people who hardly interact with the surgeon... everything is done through rotating staff... NOT HERE. I saw Dr. Lowenstein every pre op appointment, and almost very post op appointment as well. Suzanne, was my nurse the entire time (Though I believe he has 2). I felt like I was part of Montecito Plastic Surgery's family. They knew and recognized me by name, asked about my family, made me feel welcome as a whole. I can be shy when it comes to exposing my body (pre op anyway) to anyone, especially men. Dr. Lowenstein was so professional. He only had me show the places I was wanting to have altered. He provided a gown which he covered me immediately with when we were discussing questions that werent specific to the contours of my body. I never felt uncomfortable in his presence. He was friendly and interesting to chat with, but as soon as the medical questions began, he became very focused and serious. I appreciate that he is passionate about his work and a bit of a perfectionist. His skill - He is an artist. I've never seen such a lovely belly button in any online before or afters while googling abdominoplasty. the scar is flat, small, even, symmetrical, and hardly noticeable. I have no puckering or dog ears or any of the other side effects than can occur from this type of surgery. He did an amazing job. Should I ever want any additional surgery in the future, I know I will be returning here. He is a gifted and skilled individual and I trust him, his expertise, and his chosen staff with my life.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

38 Year Old Mother of Three - Santa Barbara, CA

Very profesional, great sense of humor, made me feel very comfortable! I don't think they could have done anything any better, and as my family and friends could attest, I am ridiculously critical.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

Couldn't Be Happier with my Decision! - Santa Barbara, CA

I chose Dr. Lowenstein based on the excellent experience and results of a close family member. From the initial consultation to the day of my surgery, Dr. Lowenstein and his assistant, Susanne Engberg [BSN, RN], listened carefully to the outcome I hoped to achieve through surgery and addressed any and all concerns that I had. Contributing to my excellent experience were the welcoming smiles and pleasant demeanor of Dr. Lowenstein's staff at the front desk. Whether in person or over the telephone, I was always greeted warmly and my question/s addressed promptly. Thank you Saira and Ruthie! If you are considering breast augmentation and/or mastopexy as a way to enhance your appearance while maintaining a natural and beautiful look, I highly recommend Dr. Lowenstein.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Personal Statement

My practice revolves around doing the right thing for my patients, and creating an individualized plan to achieve their desired goals. Careful, conservative, detailed attention to the smallest things that could make a difference is our standard at Montecito Plastic Surgery in Santa Barbara.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Lowenstein has hospital affiliations at Cottage Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS in Molecular Biology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 1989
    Medical: MD, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, North Carolina 1993
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1998
    Plastic Surgery, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Massachusetts, 2000

Treatments offered at Montecito Plastic Surgery

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Timeless Beauty in Santa Barbara

A quick discussion about the cheek lift… Many plastic surgeons, instead of a cheek lift, will do fat injections, cheek implants, or temporary injection of fillers. Some patients who have had these operations can very often be seen as having fullness in regions of the face that are not quite normal. We recognize that something is off, but it can be difficult sometimes to identify exactly what is wrong.When I perform a cheek lift, however, I am repositioning the tissue that was originally at...

Mommy Makeover

The “mommy makeover” refers to the combination of a number of surgeries performed with the goal of returning your body back toward it’s appearance from prior to pregnancy. With pregnancy comes a stretching of the abdominal skin and muscle, creating a diastasis or weakening of the connective tissue between the abdominal muscles. Excess skin and fat can be resected while the diastasis is repaired and abdomen flattened, and this is performed with a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty....

Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty, also called a tummy tuck, is a plastic surgery procedure performed in order to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen while tightening the abdominal muscles and repairing any weakness in the abdominal wall. It is an operation that requires general anesthesia in an operating room and should only be performed by an experienced plastic surgeon. In the Doctor’s hands, the abdominoplasty procedure often produces results that are dramatic and can create a...


Liposuction is one of the most common aesthetic operations performed in the United States and involves surgical removal of fat from the body. Since fat is eliminated from the body with liposuction, it is not expected that the fat in these areas will return, nor is it expected that the fat will return in other areas of the body. If you maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen following your liposuction procedure in Santa Barbara, you should expect to maintain your new “reset...


CoolSculpting is a non-invasive modality that uses freezing of fat, called cryotherapy, to cause fat cells in your body to be eliminated. When fat cells are subjected to low temperature, ice crystals form inside which cause a chain reaction that eventually leads to the death of the fat cell. When treating a fat bulge with CoolSculpting in Santa Barbara, you should expect about 25% of an improvement with each treatment. Most patients find that a single treatment provides...

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Nose Tip Upturned After Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is one of the operations in plastic surgery that suffers the most from postoperative swelling. Particularly when there has been changes... READ MORE

How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?

Remember to make sure you are comparing apples to apples- many surgeons here are listing prices in the $4000 range, but remember that these costs are... READ MORE

Is There a Way to Shorten the Area Between the Nose Base and Upper Lip?

A lip shortening procedure is performed by removing a sliver of skin below the nose, hiding the scar in the shadow at the junction of the nose and... READ MORE

Can You Botox Lips to Get a Plumper Lip?

Most people speak of “injectables” as non-surgical options for facial enhancement, but many misunderstand that there are many different... READ MORE

How Long Does Swelling Last After Breast Augmentation?

Here again, everyone is different, and so you are likely to get a lot of different answers about swelling after breast augmentation. Swelling... READ MORE

40 days post op, How Long Will a Seroma Last After Tummy Tuck and Liposuction?

As other physicians have said here, seromas are not uncommon after surgery. Those of us with low rates of postoperative seromas usually leave drains... READ MORE

Why Are Oral Surgeons Allowed to Do Breast Reduction Surgery?

As the popularity of plastic surgery has increased over the past several years, more and more providers are trying to get involved in the specialty of... READ MORE

Options for Breast Implant Placement?

Once the type of breast implant and the incision are determined, your plastic surgeon will discuss the optimal placement of the implants to create the... READ MORE

Silicone Breast Implants Safe?

Silicone gel breast implants were first developed in 1961. Because of some concerns in the 1980s about a correlation of silicone gel with some medical... READ MORE

Is it Normal to Be Having These Strange Itchy Sensations After Liposuction?

Everything you describe is perfectly normal, and will improve with time. I always council my patients that some degree of numbness, as well as what is... READ MORE

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Learn About the Newest Breast Implant Options

Dr. Adam David Lowenstein discusses the different types of breast implants available, including silicone implants, shaped implants, saline implants, and the new structured saline implant. WATCH VIDEO

What is a Dual Plane Breast Augmentation?

Dr. Adam Lowenstein explains his technique of covering the top half of the implant with muscle and the lower half with breast tissue to give a more natural, teardrop shape to the breast. WATCH VIDEO

Can You Get a Tummy Tuck and Lipo at the Same Time? These Are the Risks

Dr. Adam Lowenstein explains the risks of a combination tummy tuck and liposuction procedure, as well as how the patient is affected during the recovery period. WATCH VIDEO

Swelling After Face or Eyelid Surgery: How Long Until I'm Fully Healed?

Dr. Adam Lowenstein explains how the recovery process works following a face or eyelid procedure, touching on the expectations patients should have toward post-op swelling. WATCH VIDEO

Dr. Lowenstein Receives Ultherapy on His Neck

Santa Barbara Plastic surgeon Dr. Lowenstein has Ultherapy done on his neck as he discusses the non-invasive lifting and tightening procedure for the neck and face. WATCH VIDEO

Ultherapy Procedure Performed on Dr. Lowenstein

Santa Barbara Plastic Surgeon Dr. Adam Lowenstein discusses his personal experience with Ultherapy, the non-invasive lifting and tightening procedure for the neck and face. WATCH VIDEO

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*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.