Welcome to Santa Ynez Valley Plastic Surgery

About us

John L. Baeke, M.D.

Dr. Baeke is a talented and experienced plastic & reconstructive surgeon. He received his residency training at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and then Saint Francis Memorial Hospital (San Francisco), graduating in 1992. He spent most of his professional career in private practice in his hometown of Kansas City where he founded Park Place Surgery Center.    Dr. Baeke has been involved in multiple F.D.A. studies as a clinical investigator for various breast implant studies. He has been involved in medical mission work; has taught at the university level; has published and lectured at national plastic surgery meetings. He has testified as an invited expert in multiple plastic surgery proceedings.   In the 1980s, Dr. Baeke worked as an Emergency Medicine physician at Santa Ynez Valley Hospital and Lompoc District Hospital (now LVMC). That is when he fell in love with Solvang and the Santa Ynez Valley. He dreamt of someday returning to the Valley. In 2014, Dr. Baeke and his family did just that, and today he is enjoying the opportunity to serve the community as a plastic surgeon.   Welcome to Santa Ynez Valley Plastic Surgery. 

Enhancement Expertise

  Today, much can be offered to the individual seeking an improvement of their facial appearance... whether that be subtle or dramatic. Often, the most effective manner to accomplish this is with simple office procedures, rather then other more involved surgical treatments.   Today, various enhancement options are available at Santa Ynez Valley Plastic Surgery.    If deep lines of facial expression are making you appear older or even angry, facial injections using BOTOX are a well-proven method to accomplish this goal. BOTOX temporarily weakens or paralyzes some of these small facial muscles, softening the severe wrinkles. Dr. Baeke trained with two of the pioneers of BOTOX injections, Dr. Jean and Alastair Caruthers. BOTOX is approved for treatment of facial lines in the forehead, brows and crow's feet areas. It is also highly effective in treatment of other facial areas, such as "bunny nose" wrinkling or the downward smile.   Many other undesirable facial wrinkles and folds are not caused by over-active facial muscles, and will not respond well to BOTOX. These areas typically result from loss of soft tissue beneath the surface, again resulting in annoying wrinkles and folds. These are made worse with age, however, sun exposure, smoking and other external causes seem to make them occur more rapidly. Genetics certainly plays a roll too.   Today, a host of various soft-tissue fillers are available to treat these wrinkles and folds.  As with BOTOX, these fillers are injected with a small syringe and needle. It is a rather rapid procedure and involves very little discomfort. Dr. Baeke will review with you the various products available and what makes most sense for your particular situation.   Yes, soft tissue fillers can also be used to provide fuller lips. Some individuals only desire mild fullness while other are seeking truly plump kissable lips. Again, there are multiple options which Dr. Baeke is prepared to discuss.   Yes, BOTOX and Soft Tissue fillers can be utilized during the same visit.   Dr. Baeke is available to discuss with you what treatment options are available to achieve your desired aesthetic goals.  

Specialists Who Care

  Dr. Baeke has years of experience in most all fields of plastic surgery. He is pleased to discuss meet with you to learn what your goals are and what the simplest options are available to you. His intent is to highlight your natural beauty and provide you the confidence you desire. He will not try to persuade you, but will simply educate, advise and develop a mutual plan.  


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We provide an array of injection services such as Botox, Juvederm, and others that all reduce the appearance of wrinkles and give your face a smoother, younger appearance. 


DID YOU KNOW this about BOTOX?

BOTOX has many other proven uses besides facial beauty. BOTOX has been shown to be effective in reducing or relieving the pain of migraine headaches.   Many individuals suffer with the embarrassment of constant sweaty palms or excessive underarm sweating when there is no apparent cause. BOTOX has been shown an effective treatment for either condition.  

Hair Restoration

To many of the Santa Ynez Valley residents, a full head of hair represents attractiveness and desirability both personally and professionally. For this reason, it is vital to understand what effects a hair restoration procedure can have on your daily interactions with people and in all other aspects of your life. Hair Restoration should be unnoticeable to all but those you tell. The facts are that approximately 50 million men and approximately 30 million women, including many in the Valley, suffer from male/female pattern baldness or thinning hair. Many potential patients shy-away from (or are not candidates for) the traditional “strip method” of hair replacement because of the slow recovery time, the loss of feeling at the incision site, the tiny linear scar on the back of the head, or the amount of post-operative pain involved. After much research, we have chosen to offer the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method utilizing the NeoGraft Automated Hair Transplantation system. The FUE method of hair transplantation removes individual hair follicles from the scalp in their naturally occurring groupings of about 1-4 hairs and are then placed in the areas of the scalp where balding has occurred.


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Santa Ynez Valley Plastic Surgery

385 Alisal, Solvang, California 93463

(805) 350-9288


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