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Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Lynn Pieterse-O'BourkeThe New Face of 50

“I seriously considered surgery when I turned 50 because I noticed some droopy skin under my neck and I became self conscious about it. During my consultation, Dr. LaPatka was very nice, personable and professional and I specifically felt comfortable knowing his specialty was facial cosmetic surgery. After my surgery, I’ve experienced total happiness! I don’t just look refreshed once a week, but every time I look in the mirror. I love my new profile and my neck looks many years younger!”

—Lynn Pieterse-O’Bourke, Age 50, Huntington Beach

A natural cheek and neck lift is a type of cosmetic surgery that is performed to give a more youthful appearance to the face. As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and begins to sag. This process can leave your face looking tired and worn, with deep wrinkles, hollow cheeks, jowls and loose skin in the lower face and neck. Dr. LaPatka specializes in advanced surgical techniques used to tighten the underlying tissues and remove the excess facial skin—giving you a more youthful, natural look!

For a natural look… at any age.

Laser Hair Removal • Dermal Fillers • Wrinkle Relaxers
Skincare Products • Laser Skin Resurfacing

Promoting healthy, positive self-image is the most satisfying part of what we do as facial plastic surgeons. Our goal is to honor the gifts that nature has granted, restoring and highlighting each person's unique beauty. That is what makes a success in the Santa Barbara area.

We invite you to explore Sansum Clinic's comprehensive Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery website, where you will find detailed information about the full range of cosmetic surgery specialized services we can offer you. Some services include face lifts, neck lifts, mini-lifts and nonsurgical solutions.

Cosmetic Surgery Services

We have successfully performed thousands of surgical and non-surgical corrections of the face, skin, forehead, brow, eyelids, nose, cheeks, chin, and neck. Face lifts are one of our more popular surgeries, and skin rejuvenation is a popular nonsurgical option. We offer a wide range of cosmetic services; options range from non-invasive skin care products, to minimally invasive soft filler injectibles, to complete outpatient surgeries.

About Dr. LaPatka

Dr. David LaPatka has headed up the distinguished Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics at Sansum Clinic for more than 20 years. In addition to facial plastic surgery, Dr. LaPatka is a highly qualified head and neck surgeon. He holds board certifications from holding board certifications from both the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. Dr. LaPatka and his experienced team of certified nurses, technicians and nurse anesthetists are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards (phone, fax, hours, directions).

Hear the stories of four individuals whose lives have been transformed through the services of Dr. LaPatka.


Watch Dr. David LaPatka discuss the latest options in Facial Rejuvenation.

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