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About Dr. Lowenstein

Dr. Lowenstein prides himself on his commitment to amazing 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 obtained a medical degree from the respected University of North Carolina School of Medicine. After eleven years of postgraduate training in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts, he attained board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Lowenstein has been double-boarded with another 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 and has served on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

His presentation at the annual ASPS National Meeting has been highly regarded and one of the most well-attended sessions. Dr. Lowenstein is also involved with the American College of Surgeons, in addition to local associations of plastic surgery. He feels that it is his responsibility to give back to the specialty through the sharing of knowledge and experience. You should expect your consultation with Dr. Lowenstein to be comfortable, informative, and respectful. The operative experience will follow through with these ideas, 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