Dr. Roberta Sengelmann, MD, FAAD, FACMS

"I thought hard about pursuing a field in plastic surgery - after my father - but I couldn't get comfortable with the idea of my patients being asleep for operations. I truly enjoy the relationships I share with my patients. They are why I show up each day! They keep me humble and they keep me smiling."

"Dr. Sengelmann is the BEST!!! I have been a patient of hers for over 10 years. I am nervous and hesitant about doing procedures. Dr. Sengelmann puts me at ease with her professional and competent manner. In the past she has removed small lesions and done laser treatments for my Rosacea. In recent months she has done Botox and Restylane. She knows my personality and she proceeds in a conservative manner always consulting me about my outcome desires. I would trust her to do any procedure with excellence!” - Amanda

The best! I have been seeing Dr. Sengelmann for almost 6 years now. Procedures have been liposuction, Botox, Juvederm fillers, Botox, fat transfer, Botox and most recently a mini face/ neck lift. She is an artist. What she does with Botox works miracles. Fat was harvested from my liposuction and transferred to my checks. That has lasted for years. The mini face/ neck lift was so awesome I only wish I would have done it sooner. I had to attend a sales meeting out of town 5 days after the procedure and no one even noticed the tiny stitches! One month later my hairdresser could not even find where the sutures had been - and he looked hard. He said he had never seen one that perfect - and he has seen lots! Dr Sengelmann can look at you and right away know what little tweak here or there can erase lines and years from your face. And she takes care of it right away in one quick visit.


I was so worried when she moved to Santa Barbara but have not had a chance to miss her as she makes her monthly visits to St Louis to take care of all of us. Dr Ridenour's office is a wonderful setting for her work. The staff is awesome, taking care of every little detail. Thank you Dr. Sengelmann. 
- Christine

“Dr. Sengelmann is a caring, wonderful doctor. She knows before you do what you should do to improve your skin. She has helped me tremendously with my Rosacea, removed anything that looks like it could be cancerous, and improved the way my face looks today. She is the best. Brava!” 
- Anonymous

" Dr. Sengelmann is at the forefront of a revolution. Aging will never look the same again. Her expertise, enthusiasm and kindness are more evidence of what I recognize as genius.”

A grateful, sixty five year old client. (Name withheld because I look so natural, vanity moves me to take all the credit.)


"I have been a patient of Dr. Sengelmann since 2006. I first encountered this talented woman when she was giving an educational presentation regarding minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. Her honesty and concern, which are her hallmarks, came through all the while she delivered the presentation. I had not had the courage to have any cosmetic procedure other than a facial or manicure! Her down to earth manner, made it easy to approach her and learn more. Subsequently, I made an appointment for my first experience with Botox and fillers. I am now a repeat patient!

While it can be daunting for a first timer, Dr. Sengelmann took the time and the effort to provide complete explanations, including any risks, as well as assess the best approach for me initially. Needless to say she has consistently spent the time necessary to answer my questions, provide options and suggestions, and her opinion - if you ask for it!

For me personally, I believe that not only does she have a steady hand and perceptive eye of which, the end results make me look good on the outside, yet she has a way of conveying such a personal interest and concern that I end up feeling good on the inside as well!


It's encouraging to know there are still good, kind, caring and dedicated doctors in this particularly sensitive field. In my opinion, Dr. Sengelmann is truly one who demonstrates such significant commitment to her profession." 
- Chris S. 
St. Louis, Mo.

“Dr. Sengelmann is wonderful. She was really great at listening to ME and my initial hesitation to do much to my face. She heard what I had to say and slowly walked me through the process, letting me take the lead in what I hoped for in "fine tuning" what I already had. Now, I am completely comfortable, rely on her expertise, and together we make a plan to keep me looking like me…just better.” 
- Anonymous 

“Dr. Sengelmann was extremely friendly, put me right at ease, and asked what was the main thing I wanted to deal with. I pointed at my frown lines and line just above my nose. She suggested Botox, and let me choose whether I also wanted to add a filler. I could not believe when I got home that I had no lines, no pain and no swelling or redness at all. I have since been back many times! Thanks, Dr. Sengelmann!” 
- Anonymous


Dearest Roberta,
You are on the frontline of a revolution. Growing older will never look the same. Thank you for your skill and sweetness. 
- T.

Dear Dr. Sengelmann
In one word you are incredible! Thank you for going out of you way to treat me. You exceeded my highest expectations (and they were high indeed). Thank you. With best wishes.
- T. M.

Dr. Sengelmann,
Thanks again for the good work and kindness. For you and your staff. I really appreciate it. 
- F.T. 

Dr. Roberta,
Thank you for making me feel pretty...
- C.N.


Dear Roberta,
Thank you again very much for participating in our aesthetic seminar at Jules Stein. Yom' presentations are always excellent; the feedback from your presentations was uniformly positive. In the clarity and scientific content of your lectures, you are a role model for our fellows. 

Warmest personal regards,
Robert A. Goldberg, MD, FACS
Karen and Frank Dabby Professor of Opthalmology
Chief, Orbital and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Division
Jules Stein Eye Institute
Dear Dr. Sengelmann,

I wanted to express to you my sincerest appreciation for your skillful work on my nose. I am convinced God gave me the best surgeon for this job. I will be eternally grateful to you for your professional attitude to make my many hours surgery, far less stressful than I expected.

If I ever need more Mohs surgery, I am counting on you.
Most appreciative,