Neal Handel, MD

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Santa Barbara Plastic Surgeon
225 West Pueblo Street, Suite A
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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5 out of 5 stars Lip Surgery

55 Years Old and Needed a Cyst Removed from Lip - Santa Barbara, CA

Show More Dr. Handel and his assistant Nina were wonderful. They talk to you in terms you can understand. They are patient and kind. They listen to your concerns. I would drop by to see them just because they are so wonderful.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

50 Yr Old 5'4" 125 Lbs 2 Kids W/28 Yr Old Implants - Santa Barbara, CA

Show More Dr. Handel and his staff exceeded my expectations in every way. From the very first phone call with Michele I knew I was in the right place. She's friendly, happy, prompt and very accommodating. Why is it that sooo many doctors have grumps at the front desk? I swear in a field where your patients may already be feeling a bit insecure or unsure of themselves its a real blessing to have someone like her be the face & voice of your business! Dr. Handel is sure of his skill and abilities, and he takes the time to explain every detail, pros/cons risks etc and that is very important to me! I wanted a doctor with the experience to give direction and suggestions, and the expertise and artful approach to back it up. He is warm, honest and has a sense of humor that I truly love. I enjoyed my time with Nina his incredible nurse who was with me every step of the way. She was open, assuring, fun and incredibly responsive to every concern. She was available to me at the drop of a hat...amazing! She could just be my new best friend. :) I wish it wasn't over cause i miss seeing them all.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Amazing Rhinoplasty-29 Years Old - Santa Barbara, CA

Show More Incredibly experienced and amazing plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience in Beverly Hills & in Santa Barbara. I had been to various consultations with other doctors in the past and by far Dr. Handel made me feel right at ease and I had not hesitation to use anyone else but him. I will continue going to him for any future work i decide to have done.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Fixed by the Best! Santa Barbara, CA

Show More By far the best Doctor and staff (hands down), Dr. Handel is the best because he knows what he is doing (period) This is what convicted me to come to his practice and when I met him and his staff in person I confirmed he was the clinician that would fix my problem. The most caring and determined individual focused on, not only fixing a bad surgery, but making women look amazing! Thanks Dr. Handel you are the best and I say that with confidence because I experienced it.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Dr. Handel Gave Me the Breast I Always Dreamed Of! - Santa Barbara, CA

Show More A true artist who is clearly passionate about his patients and work. He is the gem of Santa Barbara, 5 star surgeon all the way around! Great bed side manner and very enjoyable to be around.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

31 Year Old Breast Augmentation 320cc Moderate Plus - Santa Barbara, CA

Show More Dr. Handel is truly an artist. The results were better than expected. I was concerned about sizing, and was not sure how big I wanted to go. I did not want to feel embarrassed by the size, but wanted to enjoy some fullness. Dr. Handel listened to my concerns and tried a couple of different sizes during surgery before deciding on the perfect size. The results are amazing! Dr. Handel and his staff were great and I highly recommend them.

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

Lipo of Abs, Flanks, Inner and Outer Thighs, Back - TONS of Reseatch, BEST Surgeon. Santa Barbara, CA

Show More Hands down the best and most experienced doctor practicing in Santa Barbara. One of the Top 10 surgeons in America and best in California.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

Breast Implant Removal and Lift. Santa Barbara, CA

Show More Dr. Handel walked me through each procedure he was going to be performing, everything was explained in detail. I never felt alone during this entire process and always felt I was in the best hands possible. Read up on him yourself you will be impressed, I was!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

48 Yr. Old, 3-time Capsular Contracture, Removal & Replace W/ Mentor Textured Gel - Santa Barbara, CA

Show More Dr. Handel is a miracle worker! He was referred to me since I had repeated capsular contracture and needed to talk with a specialist. So glad I found him and his staff. Nina is spectacular, sharp as a tack and skillful in her training. She is calming, reassuring and gentle at post-op procedures. No one enjoys having drains and stitches removed! But I have to say, it wasn't bad. Christina has great communication regarding appointments and answering all my telephone call questions and is very patient with repeated questions. And Dr. Handel is simply fantastic! He knows his stuff. I noticed a book in his waiting room on breast surgeries written by him. Wow! Impressive. His knowledge about the body and what is surgically possible and what isn't is experienced, direct and honest. His work is artwork. His incisions are beautiful and have disappeared quickly leaving hardly a scar or a trace. I would highly recommend Dr. Handel. Even if you don't have a difficult history as I did I recommend you have a consultation with him. His office is 100 miles from my home, but well worth it.

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