Did you know that Dr. Terry Perkins, founder and Medical Director of the leading Santa Barbara medical spa, Evolutions, is a practicing cosmetic surgeon in Santa Barbara? It’s not such a well-kept secret because Dr. Perkins, who has been practicing for more than 30 years in Santa Barbara, has been the winner for Best Cosmetic Surgeon for the last three years in the Santa Barbara NewsPress Readers Choice Awards 2008, 2009 and 2010!
Dr. Perkins, who has seen the evolution of plastic surgery first hand throughout the last three decades, has always been a leader in aesthetic technology. He was the first specialist in the Santa Barbara-Ventura area to offer a liposuction surgical procedure, as well as the first to make use of fat injection techniques for correcting body contour deficiencies (read a post on natural breast augmentation using fat injection). Dr. Perkins also was selected by the FDA to participate in studies for both Botox and VelaSmooth.
- Body Contouring: using liposuction and/or surgical skin removal, Dr. Perkins can re-shape arms, legs (inner and outer thighs), the abdomen (tummy tuck) and hips, and the neck area.
- Face Lifts: a facelift will reposition, refine and support deep tissues, along with tightening the skin, to give the patient a rested and natural, “non-operated”, look. He also performs more minimally invasive procedures such as a cheek/neck lift that has a shorter healing time.
- Facial Enhancements: Dr. Perkins can correct or improve facial features with procedures such as chin implants, ear tuck surgery (ear repositioning), eye lifts, forehead lifts, and nose jobs (rhinoplasty).
Many of the cosmetic surgery procedures can be done comfortably and safely using local anesthesia combined with oral/intravenous sedation. Without the use of general anesthesia, the patient usually feels less of an anesthesia “hangover” the following day and the recovery time seems to be quicker.
All cosmetic surgeries are performed in Dr. Perkins’ fully-accredited surgical suite. Cosmetic Surgery Center patients will enjoy the added benefits of discounted preoperative skin preparation and products as well as postoperative treatment to speed healing at Evolutions Medical Spa.