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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

Breast Enhancement

Facial Enhancements

Skin Rejuvenation
Chemical Peels


Contact Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center in California - serving Bakersfield & Ventura

To schedule a consultation at 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


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."









Dr. Buchanan - head surgeon at the Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center in California - welcoming patients from Ventura & Bakersfield

"I was happy with Dr. Buchanan's reputation, demeanor, qualifications and judgement." ~ 36 yr. old female breast augmentation patient

"Dr. Buchanan came highly recommended. After I met him and read his credentials I knew it was worth making the trip to Santa Barbara." ~ 64 year old female facelift patient

Dr. David L. Buchanan graduated from Princeton University and the University of Colorado School Of Medicine. He completed an externship in Cardiology at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburg, Scotland. He completed General Surgery training at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara and the Maricopa County General Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, where he was Chief Resident his senior year. He completed an additional residency in Plastic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, where he again served as Chief Resident. He was selected to represent the Division of Plastic Surgery on a multi-program cleft lip/cleft palate surgical mission to the Philippines. He has published scientific articles in the medical journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Buchanan would be pleased to speak with you if you are interested in learning more about surgical procedures. You may schedule a consultation with the Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center in California. Dr. Buchanan attracts patients from throughout the Western United States, Germany, Canada, etc.

Dr. Buchanan is a Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, the California Medical Association and the Santa Barbara County Medical Society.

Dr. Buchanan - head surgeon at the Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center in California - welcoming patients from Ventura & Bakersfield

Dr. Wesley G. Schooler is a board-certified Plastic Surgeon based in Santa Barbara, Calif., and practices both in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. He recently joined the Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center after serving for the last five years as the Service Chief of Plastic Surgery at LAC-USC Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Southern California.

He joins the Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center and Dr. David Buchanan, who has provided plastic, cosmetic, reconstructive and breast surgery in Santa Barbara with the utmost integrity and compassion for almost 30 years. Dr. Schooler brings expertise in breast reconstructive surgery and breast revision surgery.

Dr. Schooler is also a founding provider at the new Los Angeles Center for Women’s Health, a cutting-edge multidisciplinary women’s health center that was recently featured in Pasadena Magazine. He has also been voted one of the top plastic surgeons in the region and nation by consumer organizations and his peers, including the Top Doctors in America, Pasadena Magazine Top Physicians 2010 and 2011, and the Southern California Super Doctors 2012 and 2013, as published in January 2012 and 2013 issues of Los Angeles Magazine.

While serving as a full-time faculty assistant professor at the University of Southern California, Dr. Schooler participated in the resident cosmetic clinic and helped supervise programs in breast surgery, hand surgery, orthopedic reconstruction and limb salvage and oncologic reconstruction. He was the Associate Program Director for the USC Plastic Surgery residency program, one of the premier programs in the country, and continues to serve as a Clinical Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery teaching residents in both the aesthetic clinic and complex microsurgical reconstruction at LAC-USC.

A native of North Carolina, Dr. Schooler earned his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also completed training in General Surgery and Critical Care. He went on to finish a residency in Plastic Surgery at the University of California San Francisco, followed by a fellowship in Orthopaedic Hand Surgery and Microsurgery at the Hand Center of San Antonio. While completing his fellowship, he had extensive experience in breast microsurgical reconstruction with the Plastic Microsurgical Reconstruction Associates in San Antonio, Texas.

After completing 11 years of surgical training, Dr. Schooler obtained board certification in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery and added a qualification for Surgery of the Hand.

He has a special interest in the latest techniques in advance breast reconstruction, including microvascular reconstruction (DIEP, SIEA, GAP, TUG flaps) and single stage acellular dermis and nipple sparing immediate breast reconstruction. While serving as a full-time professor at Oregon Health & Science University in 2006-07, Dr. Schooler was the first to routinely perform the DIEP flap in the state of Oregon and has performed almost 1,000 flaps over the last nine years.

Dr. Schooler is an active member of several local, national and international medical organizations and has been invited to participate on panels on a variety of topics, including the International Oncoplastic Breast Conference in Tokyo, Japan in 2010. Dr. Schooler has published numerous articles and book chapters on topics in Plastic Surgery and continues to participate in innovative research in wound healing, plastic surgery, hand surgery electronic health systems and surgical education at the University of Southern California. Dr. Schooler continues to participate in clinical research for the latest technologies and product advancements in plastic surgery.

In addition, he practices the full spectrum of plastic and cosmetic surgery, including facelifts, breast revision surgery, breast augmentation, liposuction and lipotransfer, body contouring and abdominoplasty. Dr. Schooler is dedicated to giving patients outstanding results in a relaxed, nurturing environment.

To view Dr. Schoolers curriculum vitae, please click here.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Schooler, please contact us today.

American Society of Plastic Surgeons Member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery American College of Surgeons California Society of Plastic Surgeons

"Thank you for everything. You made my decision to choose your office very easy due to the friendly and knowledgable staff. Thank you, thank you!" ~ 40 year old female liposuction patient

In the Operating Room, Dr. Buchanan and Dr. Schooler are assisted by a knowledgeable and skillful team which has performed thousands of Plastic Surgery procedures.

Your safety and comfort during plastic surgery are provided by board-certified physicians from the Anesthesia Medical Group of Santa Barbara, Inc.

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staff member Janet Sandwall - Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center in California - also serving Bakersfield & Ventura
Lauren Kellim has over 9 years as a surgical technician and has been Dr Buchanan's right hand for consultations, surgeries and post operative appointments for over 8 years. She will help you feel comfortable through all aspects of your experience.
staff member Patricia Schaeffer - Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center in California - also serving Ventura & Bakersfield

Janet Sandwall, RN cares for our patients in the operating room and in recovery. Her thoughtful, considerate and thorough manner is greatly appreciated by our patients.

staff member Giana
Giana Miller is a certified aesthetician and front office coordinator. She counsels and treats patients for various skin care needs. Among her amazing services are facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion.
office team member Kristi Clark - Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center in California - also serving Ventura & Bakersfield Kristi Clark has over 14 years experience in elective surgery management, patient education and surgical coordination. She will help guide you through each step of the surgical process, discuss surgical options, answer most of your questions and coordinate your procedure, pre-operative tests, medications and financial arrangements.
staff member Brittney
Skin Care Coordinator, Brittney Schapiro, counsels and educates you on facial beauty treatments such as Restylane®, BOTOX® and microdermabrasion.
Patricia Schaefer, RN cares for our patients in the operating room and in recovery. Her kind words, big smile and attentive care are appreciated by our patients.
Leanna Cox is our receptionist and front office coordinator. Her sweet and welcoming personality will make you feel comfortable from the moment you step foot in our front door and her pleasant and efficient phone skills will direct you to the appropriate staff member as promptly as possible. She can help you schedule your post operative and ancillary appointments and she knowledgeable about our products.

In the period leading up to your surgery and afterwards, the office staff will furnish advice and information to make your Santa Barbara Experience comfortable and successful.

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Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center in California - outpatient surgery center

Providing you with the finest quality care is our primary goal. Our operating room features state-of-the-art equipment and monitoring devices, and it is staffed by an experienced team of certified nurses and surgical technicians. Dr. Buchanan is assisted by a board-certified anesthesiologist to ensure patient comfort and safety. A separate recovery area is used for careful postoperative observation prior to patient discharge. Our staff is committed to providing high quality outpatient surgery that is safe, economical, and convenient.

The world-class doctors and services of the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital are only one block away, should we wish to use them.

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Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center in California - outpatient surgery center

Our philosophy at the Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center is to nurture a sense of total well being. Dr. Buchanan helps patients to understand the synergy between the look they envision and their long term health and wellness. As a result, our patients are highly motivated after surgery to maximize their outer beauty and inner vitality.

Our staff nutritionist and fitness coordinator provide programs designed to help our patients create lasting life changes. Each patient is eligible for a private consultation with our wellness experts.

Our lifestyle and fitness services include pilates, functional training, yoga, gym workouts, massage, outdoor training and retreats. Patients may opt for private training or group programs. Your path to rejuvenation encompasses appearance, lifestyle, nutrition and fitness. Call or email Brittney with questions or to schedule a private consultation.

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Office Hours
The Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center in California is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All patients are seen by appointment.

If we experience an unanticipated delay that may require a change in your scheduled appointment, we will contact you. If you must reschedule an appointment, please call and let us know as far in advance as possible.

Dr. Buchanan and staff members are available 24 hours a day for our patients, should a need arise.

Driving Directions
From Hwy. 101 North bound: Exit Pueblo Street, right on Pueblo one block to Oak Park.
From Hwy. 101 South bound: Exit Mission Street, left on Mission. Left on Castillo.
Left on Pueblo one block to Oak Park. Private parking is provided.

map to the Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center in California - accessible to Ventura & Bakersfield clientele

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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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