Dr. Robert Sheffield, MD

Dr. Robert Sheffield, MD

Facial Plastic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 73
Dr. Robert Sheffield, MD is a facial plastic surgery specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has been practicing for 41 years. He graduated from University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine in 1969 and specializes in facial plastic surgery, plastic surgery, and more.Read his story

2320 Bath St Ste 203

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Contact Information

(805) 318-3280

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Top Care Areas

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Wound Repair
more than 38% of peers
more than 13% of peers
Excision of Skin Lesion
more than 12% of peers

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Dr. Sheffield's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sheffield "Dr. Sheffield's interest in aesthetics began at an early age whether it was painting or wood carving. After following the footsteps of a number of family members he finished medical school at the University of Tennessee and headed west for surgical internship in Los Angeles. After a tour of duty in the military he completed residency training at the University of Florida. After several years of private practice in north county of San Diego he continued his innovative surgery by being one of the first surgeons in San Diego performing complicated reconstructive procedures of the head and neck region. His desire for further education and research lead him to Dallas for further training in plastic surgery at the premier training program in the US. He continued his interest in ear reconstruction and further expanded his training experience in all aspects of the field including aesthetic surgery. Dr. Sheffield was one of the founders of annual Rhinoplasty Symposium which still today is the best teaching course in the world. He remained an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern for several years before relocating to Santa Barbara in 1991. Since that time he practiced plastic surgery in Montecito. He is a life member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and a life member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He was active in the American Cancer Society in Santa Barbara including the board of directors. Dr. Sheffield also was the medical director for the Santa Barbara Triathlon for ten years. In 2002 he spent several weeks in Bolivia performing cleft lip and palate surgery along with burn reconstruction. He appreciated his chance to see what medical issues exit elsewhere and how lucky we are to have the sophisticated care here in the US. . In 2010 he transitioned a fellow plastic surgeon into his practice and for a few years developed an interest in growing Meyer lemons. After a short time he realized his dedication and challenge of medicine were his true passion and therefore, returned to practice joining several well respected dermatologists in Santa Barbara. In recent years he has come to the conclusion that non surgical or minimally invasive surgery has an important role and a major advantage for patients because the quality of the results are quite good and the recovery time is minimal. His focus today is still the same in terms of goals for patients, having them feel his dedication and devotion to them is unparalleled. The field of plastic surgery and dermatology is changing and today the quality of results are better than ever. Patients have more options to choose procedures that are more or less invasive."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sheffield "Dr. Sheffield 's practice today is focused on upper eyelid surgery, less invasive minimal and non-surgical methods of facial rejuvenation. The options seem endless but the idea is to understand the patient's goals and offer to the patient a reasonable treatment plan which would come up to their expectations."

3  Specialties

  • Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Medicine
  • Plastic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

4  Conditions Treated

24  Procedures

  • Belotero® Injection
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Chemical Peel
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Xeomin® Injection
  • Dermal Filler
  • Dysport Injection
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Fat Grafting to the Face
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC Injection
  • Juvéderm® Voluma® Injection
  • Kybella Treatment for Submental Fat
  • Microneedling
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Radiesse® Injections
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Sculptra™ Injection
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1969
  • La Co Usc Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1971
  • University Fla Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977
  • University Tex Sw
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sheffield has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sheffield's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sheffield to family and friends
20 total reviews (19 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

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Dr. Sheffield's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (19)

I did a lot of research and was going back and forth about getting upper eyelift surgery. .. my friend strongly recommended SB Aesthetics. Im glad I went to this doctor. I was able to get scheduled in pretty easily and didn't have to wait much. The post-op appointments went smooth and i didn't...more
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My experience with SB Aesthetics was pretty good. I had upper eyelid surgery with dr sheffield. He is really knowledgeable and precise, before the surgery, he drew the lines on my eyes to make sure that the shape was what i wanted it to be. The blepharoplasty surgery went off without a hitch ....more
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I am so thankful for Dr. Sheffield. I recently visited his office for droopy skin for my upper eyelids which had been bothering me for a number of years. I very quickly felt comfortable and confident with his precision and professionalism as a surgeon. His expertise combined with his thoughtful...more
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Dr. Sheffield and his office staff are wonderful. My experience was excellent all the way from the initial consultation to post op. I had excess skin on my upper eyelids and I hated the way it made me look and feel. I had been wanting to get my eyes done for a while, and decided to go see a...more
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This is my third visit to the office for Juvederm injections in my lips...they look soooooooo AMAZING!!!!! Completely natural without being too puffy. I wanted them to look good, but not Kardashian obvious. I'm going back in 3 weeks for microneedling with PRP for some acne scarring. I'm really...more
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