Welcome! My name is Dr. Michael Giuffrida, and I offer personalized cosmetic surgery experiences to the men and women located in Santa Barbara, CA and surrounding areas. Whether you’re a returning client, heard about my practice through a friend, or are simply trying to find a discreet and talented Santa Barbara plastic surgeon, you’re most likely here for one reason: you want to learn more about the possibilities of modern plastic surgery. Cosmetic surgery gives adult women and men of every age the opportunity to enhance their appearance with natural results. But, just as no two bodies are alike, no two plastic surgeons share precisely the same approach to consultation, procedure, and care. Please explore the treatment options below to learn more about my unique approach to plastic surgery.
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Natural Results for Women and Men in Santa Barbara
At my practice, I understand that the decision to undergo plastic surgery is an extremely personal one, which is why I strive to make each step of the process from consultation to follow-up as attentive and individualized as possible. My patients naturally feel at ease with me and are confident in my abilities as a surgeon because I have performed thousands of aesthetic surgeries.
When you choose a plastic surgeon, you place an immense amount of faith in that person’s hands. I strive to be worthy of that trust by giving each of my clients the individual attention, time, and consideration that they deserve.
A recent transplant to Southern California, I have over 20 years of experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery. In Bucks County, Pennsylvania, I was the very first plastic surgeon to become a member of the ABPS (American Board of Plastic Surgery) and was an active member of both the ASAPS (American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) and the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons).
In the past, I also had an AAAASF (American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities) operating room and served as both a medical and spa director for a holistic facility I built in 2006. I received my medical degree from Tufts University in Boston, where I spent most of my career.
Over a year ago, I decided to move my practice and serve the beautiful men and women of this great state. Body contour issues and sun damage tend to be particular concerns for Santa Barbara men and women, and these also happen to be my unique specialties.
I also have extensive experience in revision surgery. Often times, people come to me because they are concerned with the results of their plastic surgery. I’ve served as a consultant on countless revision cases and have worked as an expert in peer review in the insurance industry. Unfortunately, complications can arise from surgery, which is why it is imperative that patients work with surgeons who are board certified and have completed a plastic surgery residency accredited by the ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education).
Perhaps the first thing you’ll notice about my Santa Barbara office — a private and serene 1930s beach bungalow — is that it’s run solely by myself and one nurse. Rather than passing my clients around between various staff, I maintain a strict focus on privacy, professionalism, and personalization. My intent as a plastic surgeon in Santa Barbara, CA, is not to focus on the quantity of patients I serve. Rather, I prefer working with a select list of men and women to whom I can give my undivided attention and expertise.