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 Breast Lift

My Results Are Amazing, and So is my Dr - Santa Barbara, CA

Dr. Handel exceeded my expectations. As far as surgery goes, it was a wonderful experience. Surgery is never easy, but Dr. Handel and his staff, Cristina and Nina made me feel so well taken care of, they really went above and beyond! The surgery center in Santa Barbara was clean, the staff eased my fears. It was a great environment...and I'm thrilled with my results and i'm not done healing yet. Today, I went for my three week check up in his Los Angeles office and I struck up a conversation with two other women in the waiting room, and we all had glowing surgery reports. He's the best.

5 out of 5 stars Lip Surgery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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