Dr. Lowenstein prides himself in his dedication to outstanding patient care.

Dr. Lowenstein was born and raised in the Washington DC area and found his interest in medicine at a young age. In high school Dr. Lowenstein began to work in the field of pediatric trauma at the Children’s National Medical Center and was first published in his early 20s. After studying molecular biology and genetics at the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Lowenstein attended medical school at the University of North Carolina. He spent five years of general surgery training at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia before heading to the University of Massachusetts for 2 further years of residency in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery.

Following the completion of his training, Dr. Lowenstein moved to Denver Colorado where he performed complex reconstructive surgeries including cleft lip and palate reconstruction, microvascular reconstruction of the head, neck and breast, and even had the opportunity to separate conjoined twins. After 7 years in Denver, Dr. Lowenstein decided to move to Santa Barbara to join Dr. Robert Sheffield. This transition allowed Dr. Lowenstein to have more control over his practice and his patients than working at a major hospital system.

During his time in Santa Barbara, Dr. Lowenstein has maintained the highest levels of plastic surgery care for his patients, fostering expertise in aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, and body. His reputation for meticulous technique and outstanding results draws patients from all over the world.

Beginning at an early age in childhood, Dr. Lowenstein began to experience intense headaches that were resistant to conventional therapies. These headaches were frequently tension related, and were exacerbated to a very severe state during the 115 hour work weeks of his residency training. Though nearly debilitating, Dr. Lowenstein had no choice but to work through these migraines despite the nausea, photophobia, and persistent pain. As this was in the late 1990s, far less was known regarding care and improvement of migraine symptoms.

As Dr. Lowenstein progressed through his remaining training and practice, he became intimately involved in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and eventually was elevated to a position on the Board of Directors of the ASPS. While providing educational panels for the ASPS meetings, Dr. Lowenstein became friendly working with Dr. Bahman Guyuron, the pioneer of surgery for migraine headaches. Through Dr. Guyuron’s work, thousands of headache sufferers have been able to achieve remarkable improvement and often resolution of their migraine headache symptoms.

Because of his personal history of migraine headaches, Dr. Lowenstein’s interests in the advancement and performance of surgery for migraine headaches has been one of the most exciting aspects of his practice. He is dedicated to providing help for the many many patients who, like himself, have suffered from migraine headaches and can now find relief and often resolution of their pain. This can be a life changing experience that Dr. Lowenstein can personally identify with.

My goal – in my personal relationships as well as my professional ones- is to do the right thing. This is the cornerstone of every decision that I make. Without the knowledge that I have done so on any given day, I can’t sleep at night. After over 11 years of postgraduate training including many years of over 115 hour work weeks, my sleep is very important to me. My reputation in plastic surgery has been built around doing the right thing- from my operative techniques, to training young surgeons, to promoting honest discussion in national forums, I work for excellence in every aspect of my practice. I strive for the best possible outcome in each and every patient. This outcome may be the result of surgery, or may be the result of the decision to abstain from an invasive procedure. In either case, it is vital that as my patient, you are well educated and extremely comfortable in the decision process leading to the achievement of your goals. I consider it an honor to gain your respect, and I look forward to doing the right thing for you.

Dr. Adam Lowenstein

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