Dr. David Buchanan is an experienced board certified Plastic Surgeon who has specialized in creating the “Natural Look” refinements of inherent beauty for over 28 years. He performs hundreds of procedures each year in his state of the art AAAASF surgical center. Board certified Anesthesiologists from Cottage Hospital and the Anesthesia Medical Group of Santa Barbara provide comfort and safety in the operating room. We strive to deliver excellent surgical results in a professional and comfortable way, in the safest possible environment. Our patients come from Santa Barbara, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, Pismo Beach, Santa Maria, Santa Ynez, Ventura, Bakersfield, Sacramento, Los Angeles, and occasionally from Germany, Australia, France and Italy. For our patients’ convenience we have streamlined the process to minimize time away without jeopardizing safety or the results. We are proud to offer the “Santa Barbara Experience” for all of our patients, meaning that they receive state-of-the-art treatment and comprehensive care in a relaxed ocean-side setting.
Education and Background
Dr. Buchanan obtained his undergraduate degree from Princeton University. He then served as a line officer for three years in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam conflict. He returned to attend the University of Colorado School of Medicine. As part of his training, he completed an externship in Cardiology at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh, Scotland. Dr. Buchanan’s General Surgery residency training took place at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara and also at the Maricopa County General Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. A plastic surgery residency followed at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Buchanan was proud to serve as Chief Resident for part of both his General and Plastic Surgery residencies.
Certifications and Memberships
Dr. Buchanan is a diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr Buchanan has published scientific articles in the prestigious Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal. He underwent separate rigorous written and oral examinations to become board certified. Dr. Buchanan is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Our Outpatient Surgery Center is certified by AAAASF.
The phrase “natural looking” meant a lot, Dr Buchanan’s qualifications, affiliation with Cottage Hospital, anesthesiologists and before & after photos on the website made me set up a consultation. Then the warmth and efficiency of the office staff and meeting Dr Buchanan made me schedule the surgery (I had three previous consultations with other surgeons who did not inspire as much confidence or make me feel as comfortable).
We invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Buchanan to discuss your personal needs and goals. Contact the Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center today. Additional information can be obtained on our practice’s main website, Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center or by visiting our Facebook and video pages.