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Plastic Surgery Procedures Offered

Plastic Surgery 

Dr. Handel Plastic SurgeonWith over 38 years of experience in the field of plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery, Dr. Neal Handel is one of the leading figures in the field. Dr. Handel provides a wide range of surgical procedures for the breast, body, and face. He focuses on customizing the surgery according to the unique anatomical and aesthetic needs of a patient.

Dr. Handel’s state of the art practice is equipped with cutting edge surgical technologies to deliver safe, predictable, and sustainable outcomes. As a well-known plastic surgeon in the region, Dr. Handel receives patients from Beverly Hills, California, and surrounding communities for a wide variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures.

Breast Procedures

The major breast cosmetic surgery procedures provided at Dr. Handel’s practice include breast augmentation, breast lift, breast lift with augmentation, breast reduction, breast reconstruction, male breast reduction or gynecomastia, breast asymmetry correction with implants or fat grafting, and breast revision surgery.

Breast augmentation and breast lift are major aesthetic procedures that are sought by a large number of women to achieve a more attractive breast appearance. In some cases, the surgeon may combine breast augmentation and breast lift to achieve more comprehensive results and to meet the patient’s personal aesthetic goals.

Procedures such as breast reduction and gynecomastia may be performed as medically necessary procedures or for cosmetic reasons. Breast revision is relatively more complex as compared to the primary breast implant surgery. This procedure may be performed if the patient develops capsular contracture or another complication with the implants.

Face Procedures

As a leading plastic surgeon in Santa Barbara, California, Dr. Handel provides a wide range of facial surgery procedures, including brow lift, eyelid lift, facelift, neck lift, chin implant, otoplasty, rhinoplasty, fat transfer, and cheek implant surgery. Sometimes two or more procedures may be performed in conjunction to achieve more effective outcomes.

Brow lift and eyelid lift are upper face procedures that can help to rejuvenate the appearance of the eyes and the forehead. Facelift is one of the more popular and comprehensive procedures that can take several years off the patient’s face and restore a more youthful facial appearance. It is usually combined with neck lift to achieve more uniform looking results. Rhinoplasty and chin and cheek implants are also popular procedures designed to enhance the facial look and individual features.

Body Contouring Procedures

Some of the major body contouring procedures, including tummy tuck, arm lift, butt lift, liposuction, fat grafting, and labiaplasty (vagina lip reduction), are performed by Dr. Handel. Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a procedure designed to remove excess fat tissue and loose skin from the abdominal area to restore a flatter and firmer tummy.

Liposuction ranks as the most popular plastic surgery procedure in the US today. This targeted fat reduction surgery can be performed using less invasive techniques to achieve highly desirable results. Fat grafting, an arm and butt lift are effective body contouring procedures performed by Dr. Handel. Labiaplasty is a procedure aimed at providing vaginal rejuvenation and a more aesthetically appealing appearance of the vagina.


Male Plastic Surgery Procedures on the Rise

Although plastic surgery is an industry dominated by female patients, the number of males undergoing cosmetic procedures has dramatically increased over the years. According to statistics from The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), there was a 273 percent increase in the number of men who underwent cosmetic procedures between 1997 and 2013. This increase can be attributed to a variety of things, from the growing value placed on looking younger and being in better shape to the developments for the safety and efficiency of plastic surgery.

The following were the most popular surgical and non-surgical procedures among men in 2013 (ASAPS statistics):

Surgical Procedures

Non-Surgical Procedures

  • Botulinum toxin injectables: BOTOX®, Dysport®, XEOMIN® (384,672)
  • Hyaluronic acid injectables: JUVÉDERM®, Perlane®, Restylane®, BELOTERO BALANCE® (133,173)
  • Hair removal: laser or pulsed light (128,292)
  • Photorejuvenation: intense pulsed light or IPL (43,427)
  • Chemical peels (31,398)

A Healthy and Youthful Appearance

Liposuction was the most popular surgical procedure, with eyelid surgery and nose surgery almost tied at a close second having approximately half the number of procedures. This shows the increasing desire for a slender figure and youthful, balanced facial features, even among men. The most popular non-surgical procedures reinforce the desire for a youthful face, as all of them besides hair removal are designed to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and dark spots associated with aging. Although hyaluronic acid injectables and botulinum toxin injectables both treat signs of aging in the face, BOTOX® is the most known injectable and treats the eye and forehead areas, which are areas where men commonly develop early signs of aging.

Plastic surgery is definitely not just for women, and increasing numbers of men are learning about the many benefits these procedures can offer, including increased self-esteem and confidence. If you are interested in any cosmetic procedure, please call (310)203-0511 or fill out our online contact form for more information. Dr. Neal Handel is ABPS Board Certified in Plastic Surgery, is a member of prestigious plastic surgery societies, and has over 38 years of experience in plastic surgery.

Brow Lift or Eyelid Lift: Which Do I Need?

Brow Forehead Lift | Eyelid Lift Plastic Surgery Santa Barbara CA

Aging and gravity cause the skin to become stretched and fat tissues to accumulate in undesired areas. This is especially noticeable on the face, and when this occurs in the upper portion of the face, it can greatly detract from a person’s appearance because it negatively affects how their eyes look. Loose skin and drooping tissues often make a person appear tired, angry, or annoyed even when they don’t feel that way. Patients with these conditions can undergo plastic surgery to restore a more youthful, alert appearance, but many people are overwhelmed when trying to determine the best procedure for their needs.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Handel can evaluate you and your desires to determine the best procedure to meet your individual needs. If you are considering a brow lift or an eyelid lift, here is more information that can help you get a better idea of the procedure that will be best for you.

Brow Lift & Eyelid Lift

Brow lift surgery and eyelid lift surgery may sound similar, but they are quite different procedures that target different areas. They both remove excess skin and fat and reposition the remaining tissue to improve signs of aging and produce a more alert, rested, and youthful appearance. Although both procedures can be customized to meet your unique needs, each is designed to improve specific areas of the upper face.

Brow Lift Surgery

Brow lift surgery is also known as a forehead lift because it targets wrinkles and signs of aging on the forehead and between the brows.

Brow lift surgery can improve the following:

  • Drooping brows that hood the eyes
  • Eyebrows that are low and straight across (no arch)
  • Horizontal wrinkles or lines across the forehead
  • Vertical creases between the eyes and eyebrows

Eyelid Lift Surgery

Eyelid lift surgery, technically known as “blepharoplasty,” targets the tissue that is actually on the upper and/or lower eyelids.

Eyelid lift surgery can improve the following:

  • Folds in the upper eyelids that may impair vision
  • Fat deposits that appear as puffiness or “bags” on the upper and/or lower eyelids
  • Drooping lower eyelids that pull the lid away from the eye
  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles on the lids

If you’re interested in brow lift surgery or eyelid lift surgery, please call (310) 203-0511 or fill out our online contact form today. Dr. Handel is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 38 years of experience in plastic surgery and looks forward to helping you achieve a more youthful, rested appearance.

Office located in Beverly Hills, CA.

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