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procedures we offer at the Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center in California - welcoming patients from Bakersfield & Ventura

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Body Contouring

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Contact us about liposuction and more in Santa Barbara, California

To schedule a consultation about liposuction in California at the Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center, please click below. We also welcome plastic surgery patients from Ventura, Bakersfield and other nearby areas in California.


Santa Barbara
Plastic Surgery Center

427 W. Pueblo St.
Santa Barbara, California 93105
Phone: 805-395-4545
Fax: 805-687-9491

What cosmetic surgery can realistically do for you

To find out what Dr. Buchanan or Dr. Schooler can do for your unwanted bulges and sagging skin, contact us for more information on plastic surgery and to schedule an appointment to meet with him in Santa Barbara, California. During a private consultation, you and Dr. Buchanan or Dr. Schooler will discuss the look you want and contours to be adjusted.

Call 805-395-4545 or email Dr. Buchanan and his staff.



What cosmetic surgery can realistically do for you


"Dear Dr. Buchanan,

I just wanted to thank you for the sweet letter that you sent me. It just verifies over and over who you really are and what you are all about. The two procedures you did on me are "holding up" extremely well; I know you were wondering about how I was feeling about the surgery processes a few years after the fact. I couldn't possibly be happier for the way you've helped me with the things that were bothering me, and the best part is that it's a permanent, positive change. The before, during, and follow up that I received from you and your office was top notch and it took a real load off my shoulders knowing that I was under the care of avery very "safe" competent doctor. I know that you do wonderful work on your patients having all various types of procedures."



JUVÉDERM™ is a 'next generation' family of smooth, long-lasting gel dermal fillers, and the latest advance in hyaluronic acid cosmetic filler technology. Over recent years, hyaluronic acid, a complex sugar already found naturally in the body, has become a favored compound for replenishing the areas of the face where the skin's volume and fullness has been lost.

JUVÉDERM™ is biosynthetic and of non-animal origin. No testing is required prior to administration. It has been proven to be safe and effective for skin of all types and colors.

The main difference between JUVÉDERM™ and other popular hyaluronic acid fillers is that JUVÉDERM™ has the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid, and is produced with a special formulation process that makes it smoother than that of other popular gels. JUVÉDERM™ lasts up to six months or longer, and as with other hyaluronic acid fillers, JUVÉDERM™ is gradually absorbed naturally into the body. JUVÉDERM™ is available in two formulations:

JUVÉDERM™ ULTRA: for contouring and volumizing average-depth depressions/wrinkles such as nasolabial folds, forehead wrinkles, glabellar lines, mild-to-moderate nasal and cheek furrows, and to plump up thin lips.

Like JUVEDERM™, JUVÉDERM™ ULTRA PLUS is a non-particle formulation of hyaluronic acid except more highly concentrated and cross-linked. This allows it to be an ideal substance to be injected into moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. It is particularly useful to replace fill in volume around the deeper folds of the nose and mouth.

If you would like more information, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. David Buchanan or Dr. Wesley Schooler to talk more about your cosmetic enhancement goals, please contact the Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center.

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Juvederm™ Case 1

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A natural substance in the skin called hyaluronic acid keeps our skin moist and full. As we age, our body produces less hyaluronic acid, causing our skin to wrinkle and crease as volume is lost.

Restylane®, a special form of hyaluronic acid is injected into the skin below wrinkles and creases where volume has been lost. Restylane® also can “plump up” lips for a fuller, more attractive look.

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Restylane® Case 1
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Restylane® Case 2
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Restylane® Case 3
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Restylane® Case 4
before after


Unlike some other fillers, Restylane® requires no skin test prior to treatment. Restylane® is used to restore fullness to lips, facial lines and nasolabial folds. Your face can often be restored to a smoother more youthful appearance in just one treatment. Results last 6 months and sometimes even longer. It’s quick and easy. The recovery time is minimal and the results are immediate.

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Perlane®, approved by the FDA in May 2007, is a "mid-dermal" hyaluronic acid filler product. Perlane® is designed for moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles such as the nasolabial folds (smile lines) on the sides of the mouth. The hyaluronic acid gel particles in Perlane® are larger than those found in Restylane®. This gives Perlane® additional ability to lift and fill the areas of injection that require a denser formulation.

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Radiesse® is a new generation injectable dermal filler. Radiesse® is made of very tiny, smooth calcium hydroxylapetite (CaHA) microspheres. The microspheres (particles) form a scaffold through which your body's own collagen grows, and this produces the desired long-term effect. The results are immediate and last an average of 1 to 1.5 years. These advantages make Radiesse® an excellent and affordable choice for facial shaping and contouring.

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Radiesse® Case 1
Radiesse® Case 2
Radiesse® Case 3

For the first three months after injection, Radiesse® initially performs as a filler substance by plumping up the skin. Then , due to its collagen-generating properties, Radiesse® actually stimulates new tissue development for extended correction for up to 12 to 24 months.


Beautiful Santa Barbara, California is an ideal location for quality plastic surgery and a relaxing recovery. Ask our staff at Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center about our Aftercare Program, including special discounts and amenities at several quiet and comfortable B&B's, resorts and hotels.

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