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 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.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

4x Recurrent Capsular Contracture Finally Resolved by Neal Handel. M.D. Beverly Hills, CA

Show More In addition to being a nice person who is easy to talk to, Dr. Handel is an EXCELLENT board certified plastic surgeon with impeccable credentials. Plus he truly cares about and LISTENS to his patients, and wants them to be happy with their results. I recommend Dr. Handel to anyone who wants to have plastic surgery, especially breast surgery, because he realxfvly is the best. In addition, his fees are reasonable unlike some of those plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills that brag about how many strippers and porn stars they have operated on (and given them unnatural looking, overly large breasts). Dr. Handel also has a super-nice staff, which can really make a difference in the overall experience of seeing a plastic surgeon, but you can count on Dr. Handel to personally examine you at your follow up appointments- he doesn't delegate his important duties to nurses or technicians like many busy plastic surgery offices do. You will get loads of personal attention by Dr. Handel.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

22 Years Old, 425 Cc Smooth over Muscle. Santa Barbara, CA

Show More Dr. Handel is the type of doctor who truly cares about his patients. He makes sure you leave happier then when you first saw him. He listens to his patients, and it's evident he has a passion for what he does. Not only was the doctor amazing, but his staff was great as well. Allison and Christina made me feel very comfortable and made it easy to make appointments around my schedule. The wait time to see Dr. Handel was never longer then 5 minutes, if that. His staff was friendly and so accommodating, and made my experience with Dr. Handel extremely enjoyable. They always called to remind me of appointments and are extremely personable. The facility is extremely clean and well ran. The surgery center is upstairs from the office which was extremely covinient, and also down the street from the hospital. The night before surgery I got a call from an anesthesiologist from the hospital who explained the surgery, and made me feel extremely confindent that the surgery would go well and that I was in the best hands. I am so happy I got the surgery, and even happier with the doctor I chose. While it was expensive, I truly believe you get what you pay for. I would recommend Dr. Handel to anyone looking into plastic surgery.

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

72 Year Old Active Woman Buys a New Bathing Suit After Liposuction! - Santa Barbara, CA

Show More Dr. Handel was fabulous. I went in looking about average for my age around my midsection, and came out with a waistline and no belly or love handles. The entire process was great. Nice, understanding, discreet and caring staff. Dr. Handel has been doing liposuction for over 35 years so is more than competent, as my results indicate. He really cares about his patients. I would go back to him in a minute!

5 out of 5 stars Eye Bags Treatment

David Minas 59 Year Old Professional with Huge Bags Under Eyes... No More !!! - Santa Barbara, CA

Show More Dr. Handle was always there to answer any questions, and did a outstanding job. He was always available and a great Doctor.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Dr Handel Worth His Fee - Santa Barbara, CA

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Had Four Previous Surgeries Until I Was Referred to Dr. Handel. Santa Barbara, CA

Show More Dr. Handel is the most professional and caring plastic surgeon I have met. He truly cares about and respects each patient. You will immediately see this upon arriving in his office. His staff is superior to any other staff I have dealt with. I now consider Dr. Handel and his staff to be friends.

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