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About Dr. Lowenstein

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

Originally from the Washington, D.C. area, Dr. Lowenstein began his medical involvement participating in research in pediatric trauma at the Children’s National Medical Center. He was first published at the age of 21.

Dr. Lowenstein then studied molecular biology at the University of Wisconsin, and subsequently attended the prestigious University of North Carolina School of Medicine where he received his medical degree. Following eleven years of postgraduate training in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts, Dr. Lowenstein attained board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He has, in fact, been double-boarded with additional certification from The American Board of Surgery.

After spending six years practicing in Denver, Colorado, Dr. Lowenstein moved to Santa Barbara. His experience ranges from aesthetic surgeries of the face, breast, and body, to microvascular reconstruction of severe cancer deformities; from breast reconstruction to cosmetic and functional reconstruction of congenital deformities including the separation of conjoined twins. In the national forum, Dr. Lowenstein is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and has served on the Board of Directors of that organization.

His presentation at the annual ASPS National Meeting have been highly regarded and one of the most well attended sessions. Dr. Lowenstein is further involved with the American College of Surgeons, as well as local associations of plastic surgery. He feels that giving back to the specialty through sharing of knowledge and experience is one of his most significant responsibilities. You should expect your consultation with Dr. Lowenstein to be comfortable, informative, and respectful. The operative experience will follow through with these ideals, and the team approach of his office and operative staff will allow you to be confident that you are getting only the highest level of care.

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Jefferson Medical College Alumni Association
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Medical Alumni
  • Association
  • University of Wisconsin Alumni Association


  • Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners (July 1994)
  • Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery (September 2001)

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara, CA

“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