Led by Dr. Douglas J. Mackenzie, the registered nurses, aestheticians, and physicians? assistants at Pacific Plastic Surgery help clients amp up their self-confidence with a wide offering of both noninvasive and surgical services. Dr. Mackenzie, who has studied at Johns Hopkins, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and Cornell University Medical Center, wields his extensive experience and know-how to perform tummy tucks, scar revisions, and face-lifts. A specially designed, multifaceted medical weight-loss program helps patients get fit healthily, and the center?s noninvasive spa services get faces in shape for special events and awkward family photos.
Dr. James Splettstoesser partially owes his education to his feet. Football and baseball scholarships brought him to South Dakota State University, where he completed his premed studies. As a result of his athletic activities, Dr. Splettstoesser suffered a spate of foot and ankle injuries, leading him to recognize the importance of proper podiatric care. He began studying podiatry, eventually establishing a private practice in Santa Barbara, where there was high demand due to residents having as many as two feet.
For more than 36 years, Dr. Splettstoesser has privately treated podiatric patients with cosmetic and medical concerns. He addresses arch problems, analyzes painful conditions, and even helps heal the same sports injuries he used to suffer. In addition to treating everything from skin to soft-tissue conditions, Dr. Splettstoesser eradicates unsightly—and occasionally painful—toenail fungus with laser-light treatments.
Father and son team Drs. Joseph T. and Salvatore A. Garofalo diagnose and treat pedal problems with laser treatments and surgical procedures. The doctors oversee superficial foot issues such as warts and fungus, which succumb to the heat of laser light, while reconstructing flat feet and arthritic joints with microsurgery techniques.
Drs. Carmelo and Aracely Plateroti channel nearly two decades of holistic medical care when helping promote natural healing within their patients’ bodies. Many of their treatments blend Eastern and Western practices, such as the Meridian Stress Assessment—which uses a combination of acupuncture and modern diagnostic tools to locate the body’s weaknesses. Acupuncture points are also used during Acugems Facial Rejuve, a treatment designed by the doctors to help renew and tighten complexions.
Dr. Duncan Turner began memorizing the Hippocratic Oath at the age of 13, and after brief stints in pediatrics and general practice, he dedicated himself to helping women with holistic and technical care. Equally proficient with weight-loss management as well as medical and cosmetic procedures, Dr. Turner and his staff perform minimally invasive surgery, provide hormone therapy, and advise patients with life-coaching sessions. Dr. Turner keeps the medical center outfitted with NASA–worthy technology, which enables him to offer such innovative treatments as robotically assisted laparoscopic surgeries, ultrasound body-contouring, and laser sessions that hide varicose veins without highlighting them in disappearing ink.
Inside the heady offices of Santa Barbara Brain Fitness, Dan Staso, PhD, engages brains in a variety of cerebral calisthenics. On a given day, business executives, college students, athletes, and those seeking self-improvement tap into all-natural neurotherapies to tone brains to top condition. Board-certified in neurofeedback, Staso focuses on five core areas: sleep improvement, anxiety and stress, brain brightening, meditative enhancement, and academic/executive enhancement. Clients who have completed the program may feel calmer, maintain greater focus, sleep more soundly through the night, and feel more effective in achieving their goals.