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5 out of 5 stars Chin Implant

21 Year Old Female: Nose Job and Chin Implant - Dr Gross- Surgery on 5/21/15 - Santa Barbara, CA

Dr. Gross has been wonderful. He was totally willing to answer my millions of questions in our pre op appointment and made me feel safe and comfortable. I knew he was the surgeon I wanted to go with as soon as I met him. The surgery went smoothly and I plan on going back to get my cast off next week. I called him tonight due to unexpected pain with the chin implant he was immediately responsive (even though it was a Sunday night) and he told me that if I need to come in before my scheduled appointment that he would make time to see me at any point I needed it. I haven't seen the results for the rhinoplasty yet, but I have high hopes. I love the chin, although it's still a bit swollen which is to be expected.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

20 Years Old, Couldn't Be Happier with Results - Santa Barbara, CA

He's great!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

The Best Surgeon! - Santa Barbara, CA

Dr. Gross has a unique presence and kindness that makes the procedure easier and I believe helps with recovery as well. His staff has worked for him for more than 20 years. That says more than anything about who he is as a person and a surgeon. The anesthesiologist did miracles with my "sensitive" system and I did not get sick. I had no pain after the first day and I am healing very well.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Perfect D - Santa Barbara, CA

I chose Dr. Gross as my surgeon. He made me very comfortable with my decision. He explained the procedure and how I would benefit from It. His entire staff and himself where always available to answer any questions as I was going through the healing process.

5 out of 5 stars Ear Surgery

Dr. Gross is an Incredible Surgeon Who Has Helped Me Feel Beautiful 11-years and Counting! - Santa Barbara, CA

After my initial otoplasty in 2003, I frequently see Dr. Gross for monthly photofacials and laser hair removal and could not be happier. Dr. Gross is extremely knowledgeable and always makes me feel comfortable, and his amazing staff are just as caring and friendly. Many of my friends and family members have visited Dr. Gross and are equally as happy. Over the years Dr. Gross has helped make me feel beautiful and confident and I know he will continue to do so for any future procedures or treatments I may desire. To top it off, the new Surgical Arts building is absolutely gorgeous. I recommend Dr. Gross in a heart beat!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift

Fabulous. Santa Barbara, CA

Perfect in every way

5 out of 5 stars Neck Lift

48 Years Young - Santa Barbara, CA

Dr Howard Gross was awesome. Very knowledgeable and had the skill and talent to back it up. I am 9 days post op and am thrilled.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

34 Yrs Ol, Mother of Two. - Santa Barbara, CA

I am a mother of 2 happily breastfed babies. I was left with a couple of seriously sad, deflated breasts. Not to mention a hernia. It has been worth the changes to my body; my children are my little blessings. I was discussing my body dilemma with a friend who had some amazing work performed by Dr. Gross. I immediately booked a consultation. I was so impressed by the genuine, down to earth...

1 out of 5 stars Radiesse

Good and then Bad - Santa Barbara, CA

He obviously over filled my nose and you can see it from the pictures. It now looks crooked.

5 out of 5 stars Lower Face Lift

I'm so glad I did it! - Santa Barbara, CA

A great experience, from beginning to end. I was nervous about getting a facelift from anyone until I spoke with a couple of Dr. Gross' patients, and looked at their before and after photos. Six months after the surgery, my results are just as good as theirs. And I am just as enthusiastic in my praise for Dr. Gross as they were. I look younger, better, and totally natural! I'm so glad I...

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


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

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  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, University of Illinois
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residencies: General Surgery and Plastic Surgery, State University of New York

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What Temperature is CoolSculpting Done by Zeltiq?

Coolsculpting is a very safe and effective treatment. Since fat freezes at a higher temperature than water, freezing of the skin is difficult with... READ MORE

What is the best way to correct capsular contracture? I have a grade 4 where my implant is hard like an orange

With a grade 4 capsule, total capsulectomy is usually required. Once that is done, it is important to try to improve your likelihood of a good result... READ MORE

Do I have to wait to have a tummy tuck after losing weight? (Photo)

From your pictures it doesn't appear that you need to lose any more weight before surgery. It is just important that you are nutritionally able to... READ MORE

If you gain weight after Liposuction, will it go to different areas or those same areas? I'm 4 weeks out & I still have a belly.

The goal of liposuction is to re-contour your body.The fat cells remaining, both in the area that was treated and other areas, are now in a better... READ MORE

What's the best type of implant to go with (i.e. High profile, moderate profile etc.) when getting a donut lift? (photos)

First you need to communicate to your surgeon how large of a final result you would like. In my practice I tend to use moderate profile implants for... READ MORE

My ps lowered my crease in one breast to even them out but it created a double bubble, will that go away eventually? (photo)

Lowering the infra-mammary crease is a common and necessary maneuver when doing some breast augmentations. This is important when the starting nipple... READ MORE

How soon should I be walking around after mommy makeover?

Of course you should ask your doctor what he/she advises. In general, you should be able to walk around the next day after your surgery and it is... READ MORE

Would I be a good candidate for rhinoplasty? Is it possible to change a bulbous nose shape to a more contoured one? (Photo)

It does appear that your nose has a bulbous tip. This can definitely be addressed by rhinoplasty. In my experience an "open" rhinoplasty technique... READ MORE

How many CCs would be needed to achieve a D cup without looking fake? (photos)

From your photos it appears that you have a great starting point. You likely do not need a lift and the breasts have a nice shape. It is impossible... READ MORE

What kind of lift do I need? (photos)

From your photos it is clear that you would benefit from a mastopexy (breast lift) . A vertical mastopexy (also called superior pedicle) would be best... READ MORE

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