David F. LaPatka, MD, FACS

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“Promoting healthy, positive self-image is the most satisfying part of what we do. Our goal is to honor the gifts that nature has granted, restoring and highlighting each person’s unique beauty. That’s what makes a success.”

For more than twenty years,
Dr. David F. LaPatka has been a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon. He has performed thousands of surgical and non-surgical corrections of the skin, forehead, brow, eyelids, nose, cheeks, chin, and neck.

In addition to facial plastic surgery, Dr. David LaPatka is a highly qualified Reconstructive Head and Neck surgeon. Having earned a medical degree with honors from Creighton University, he went on to complete a residency at LaCrosse Lutheran Hospital at the Gunderson Clinic. Dr. LaPatka then served dual residencies at the University of California at Irvine, followed by a City of Hope National Medical Center fellowship. He holds board certifications from both the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology, and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. LaPatka is an active member of numerous professional organizations including the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the California Medical Association and the Santa Barbara County Medical Society.

The doctor’s outstanding skill and reputation are why the Santa Barbara News-Press declared him the 2006 Readers Choice finalist for Best Plastic Surgeon.

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