Dr. Robert Lowen

Dr. Robert Lowen

3.9 / 5 -


305 South Drive
Suite 1
Mountain View, CA 94040

Nearby Neighborhoods & Landmarks:
Stanford Shopping Center Santana Row Westfield Valley Fair

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For over 20 years, Dr. Robert M. Lowen has been a skilled plastic surgeon and respected cosmetic enhancement professional in the San Francisco Bay Area. At his private cosmetic surgery practice in Mountain View, CA—An Enhanced You Cosmetic Surgery—Dr. Lowen specializes in facial plastic surgery, body contouring and laser liposuction.

Dr. Lowen received his undergraduate degree in pre-med education at the University of Michigan, and subsequently completed his doctoral degree there as well. Afterwards, Dr. Lowen finished a surgical internship in San Francisco, a general surgery residency at Stanford, and plastic surgery residency training in Oklahoma City and Denver. He has been certified with the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the National Board of Medical Examiners, and the American Board of Family Practice. Additionally, the American Board of Plastic Surgery awarded Dr. Lowen a Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand.

While Dr. Lowen excels in performing facelifts, tummy tucks, eyelid surgery and breast augmentation in greater San Jose, laser liposuction is a specialty and an area of professional interest for him. A proud member of the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery, Dr. Lowen offers cutting-edge laser treatments like Vaser Lipo and SmartLipo to Mountain View, San Jose and the South Bay area.

Additionally, Dr. Lowen is acknowledged by Mountain View patients for his expertise in corrective plastic surgery, and for his exceptional "rapid recovery" results that allow patients to heal faster, experience less pain, and exhibit less bruising! By implementing advanced, well-orchestrated techniques like long forceps cautery and self-dissolving, layered sutures, Dr. Lowen helps his patients recover quickly—so they can start enjoying their beautifully enhanced face and/or body that much sooner!

If you'd like to learn more about Dr. Lowen's plastic surgery options in Palo Alto, or want to schedule your first free consultation for SmartLipo at his Mountain View clinic, contact us today!

Popular Procedures:

  • Breast Augmentation
  • SmartLipo
  • Vaser Lipo
  • Tummy Tucks
  • Facelifts


  • Undergrad: University of Michigan (1969)
  • M.D.: University of Michigan (1971)

Board Affiliation:

  • American Board of Family Practice (1983) re-certified (1990)
  • National Board of Medical Examiners; Diplomate (1972)
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery; Diplomate (1991)

"Outstanding results come from superb surgeon skills. I have dedicated my working life to the art of medicine and surgery. My artistic vision and intense attention to detail, as well as my real concern for my patients' happiness are what have lead to such high satisfaction."

Dr. Robert Lowen offers Complimentary Consultations.

At Your Consultation:

During a complimentary, hour-long consultation with Dr. Lowen, patients can expect a comfortable, obligation-free discussion about their cosmetic surgery interests and goals.

Dr. Lowen makes it his top priority to address the patient's needs and expectations where their personal enhancement is concerned. Once he and the patient have identified a specific aesthetic issue to correct, Dr. Lowen takes the time to go over procedure options, possible risks, post-op expectations and other details to the patient's satisfaction.

At this time, patients can also obtain surgery price quotes and information about patient financing, as well as create a plan for undergoing surgery.

Patient Financing:

Care Credit

Points of Interest:

Dr. Lowen is especially well-known for laser liposuction procedures in Mountain View, such as SmartLipo and Ultrasonic Lipo.


English, Spanish


  • AMA Physician's Recognition Award (1976-79) (1987-90)
  • Certificate of Advanced Education in Cosmetic Surgery; American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (2001-2003)

Innovations in the Field of Plastic Surgery:

Dr. Lowen uses innovative surgical methods like long forceps cautery, 3-layer self-dissolving sutures, and anesthetic injections to achieve incredible rapid recovery times for his patients.

His techniques enable patients to wake up pain-free from surgery, heal faster, and exhibit less overall trauma and bruising—on average, Dr. Lowen's patients experience bruising at a rate of 1-1.5% compared to the average local rate of 7-10%.

Community Work / Volunteer:

  • General Practice: Delek Tibetan Refugee Hospital; Dharmsala, India (summer 1976)
  • Cleft Lip/Palate Surgery: Projecto Huasteco; Mexico (12/90 and 4/91)

Hospital / Suite Information:

  • El Camino Hospital; Mountain View, CA
  • Sequoia Hospital; Redwood City, CA
  • Menlo Park Surgical Hospital; Menlo Park, CA


  • General Surgery (Internship): Pacific-Presbyterian Medical Center; San Francisco, CA (1971-1972)
  • General Surgery: Stanford University Medical Center; Stanford, CA (1983-1985)
  • Plastic Surgery: University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center; Oklahoma City, OK (1985-1986)
  • Plastic Surgery: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center; Denver, CO (1987-1988)


Hand and Microsurgery: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center; Denver, CO (1986-1987)

Professional Memberships:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery
  • California Medical Society
  • Santa Clara County Medical Association

Licenses and Certifications:

Licensed in the state of California


  • Aeromonas hydrophila infection complicating digital replantation and revascularization: a report of three cases and review of the literature; Journal of Hand Surgery (1989)
  • Compartment Syndrome; Bay Area Association Occupational Therapists (1990)
  • Common problems in hand surgery; Dept. of Family Medicine, El Camino Hospital (1994)
  • New developments in cosmetic surgery; Dept. of Internal Medicine, El Camino Hospital (1994)


  • Liposuction and Body Contouring; public lecture; El Camino Hospital (1995)
  • Ultapulse Laser Skin Resurfacing; public lecture; Garden Court Hotel, CA (1995)
  • Liposuction and Body Contouring; public lecture; Sequoia Hospital (1995)
  • Cosmetic Surgery; public lecture; Palo Alto, CA (2001)

Patient Testimonials:

September 9, 2011
"I saw three doctors and got three quotes for the same procedure. Dr Lowen was 300% higher than the other doctors."
CHERYL T. - Ewa Beach, HI
Customer Rating.... 5.0

November 18, 2010
"Staff was very nice and friendly. Doctor has no interpersonal skills that I could decipher. He did not even make eye contact. I felt like a specimen instead of a patient."
BARBARA B. - San Jose, CA
Customer Rating.... 1.8

May 20, 2010
"The staff was excellent all around, from my phone conversations with Chris, and the lovely blonde who worked the desk (i can't recall her name), they made me feel welcomed and comfortable. and Dr. Lowen!! I just adore him! He was so nice, and helpful. Didn't hesitate to answer any of my questions, and i felt that he was very honest with me about what procedures i needed and didn't need. He took his time and i never felt rushed. I am excited about my procedure and i am confident that i will be in the best hands! thank you! (and it went so well my mom has jumped on board to get work done too!)"
REA M. - San Jose, CA
Customer Rating.... 5.0


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