Robert M. Lowen MD
About the Practice
Plastic surgery is a constantly evolving art, as well as science. Patients deserve to benefit from advances in techniques and technology as well as the best of what has come before. In my practice, I have evaluated and refined both new and older techniques to offer my patients a customized and effective solution to their facial aging and body contouring concerns.
My philosophy has always been to give the same level of care to my patients that I would expect for my own family. This starts with concern for you as a person and awareness of the sensitive and personal nature of cosmetic surgical interventions for healthy people. I want you to understand the nature of your treatments, and give you choices after explaining things in words you can understand.
I spend as much time as necessary to give you the very best results, in the operating room and in the office. This means one or more unhurried consultations and time for you to have all your questions answered. I really enjoy explaining things and having my patients participate fully in the educational process. I want to be seen as your doctor, as well as your plastic/cosmetic surgeon.
This approach has worked well over the twenty plus years of my plastic surgery practice, to build trust and long-term relationships with my patients, and generate the word-of-mouth referrals that make up the majority of my patients.
Dr. Lowen specializes in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery including:
Cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body: minimal incision brow and facelift, eyelid and nasal surgery, chin implants, fat transfer; liposculpture using both vaser® ultrasonic liposelection and SmartLipo MPX laser-assisted tumescent liposculpture, abdominoplasty, breast augmentation with gel and saline implants, treatment of difficult or re-operative breast implant problems, minimal scar breast lift, breast reduction and breast reconstruction.
Our comprehensive laser clinic offers laser hair removal for all skin tones, tattoo removal, photofacial treatment of pigmentation and blood vessels, spider veins, skin tightening, Lux erbium non-ablative fractional laser scar, stretch mark, and wrinkle reduction as well as dermal fillers and Botox/Dysport.
Background & Certification
American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1991
Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1992
University of Michigan, B.S., 1969
University of Michigan Medical School, M.D., 1971
Intern, California-Pacific Medical Center, 1972
Emergency Medicine and Family Practice, Mountain View, CA., 1974 -1983
General Surgery Residency, Stanford University Medical Center, 1983 -85
Plastic Surgery Residency, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 1985 - 86
Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1986 - 87
Chief Resident, Plastic Surgery, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1987 - 8
Awards & Honors
Certificate of Advanced Eduation in Cosmetic Surger, 2003-2009 from the American Society for Aesthetic Surgery
Who's Who in America
Proyecto Huasteco: "Dr. Carlos Canseco Gonzalez" for service to repair cleft lip/palate in Mexico.
Top Doctors, San Jose Magazine
Best Tummy Tuck in Santa Clara County, San Jose Magazine readers' poll.
Affiliations & Memberships
El Camino Hospital, Mountain view, CA
Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City, CA
Menlo Park Surgical Hospital, Menlo Park, CA
Los Altos Surgery Center, Los Altos, CA
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery
California Medical Society
Santa Clara County Medical Society
Informational packets and visits to our web site help prepare patients for the consultation. You will meet personally with Dr. Lowen, going over your goals and expectations, and view before and after pictures. I will provide a specific analysis and discussion of your concerns and propose an individualized treatment plan.
Staff & Facilities
Los Altos Surgery Center, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital, and El Camino Surgery Centers are fully accredited, outpatient surgical facilities. Anesthesia is provided solely by board-certified anesthesiologists.
Computer imaging available
Skin Care Products
A complete range of therapeutic skin care products, including Obagi, Kinerase, SkinCeutials, Retin-A, anti-oxidants, growth-factor treatments, and VIPeels.
Credit cards are accepted. Care Credit financing options are available and patients may apply directly from my website, www.enhanced-you.com .