Over Twenty-Seven Years Experience as a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Specializing in the Natural Look
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Two SBPSC Marathoners Have New Babies!

Lauren-and-Britt-Pic-of-Half-MarathonLauren and Brittany ran in the Ventura Mountains 2 Beach Half Marathon in June 2013 and both finished in under two hours. Both later became pregnant at nearly the same time and now have beautiful healthy baby girls about 4 weeks old! Several months ago five of our small staff were all pregnant at the same time; we considered changing our name to the Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery and Fertility Center! Fortunately all of the mothers and babies are doing spectacularly well. We feel blessed!
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Congrats to Giana, R.N.!

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We’re celebrating our team member Giana Miller, who recently received her R.N. degree! Giana has been with the practice for over 12 years; you may have seen her smiling face in the front office, or enjoyed a chemical peel with her as she is also a certified Aesthetician.

To book an appointment with Giana, or a consultation with Dr. Buchanan or Dr. Schooler, please contact our office today!

Dr. Schooler Travels to Africa

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Our very own Dr. Wesley Schooler recently traveled with three orthopedic surgeons and two other plastic surgeons in Tanzania, Africa. He provided complex soft-tissue coverage for severe orthopedic injuries, and a broad spectrum of reconstructive surgeries for people in need. Dr. Schooler also gave a series of lectures to Tanzanian doctors and nurses on techniques and procedures.

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Santa Barbara Plastic Surgeons Launch Responsive Mobile Website as a New Educational Resource

New-Informational-Mobile-Website-Launched-by-Santa-Barbara-Plastic-Surgeons-300x283 Drs. David Buchanan and Wesley Schooler’s new mobile website is designed to auto-adjust to any internet-capable device, making information comprehensive and easily accessible to web visitors. Santa Barbara, CA – Drs. David Buchanan and Wesley Schooler have over 40 years of combined experience in breast augmentation and use that experience to provide their patients with custom-tailored and natural looking results. An integral ingredient to their success has been clear doctor-patient communication and discussing with each individual her unique goals and anticipated outcomes for the breast augmentation procedure. Recently, Drs. Buchanan and Schooler launched a new mobile website for their Santa Barbara plastic surgery practice with the goals of further enhancing doctor-patient communication during the consultation process as well as achieving results that continue to meet, and even exceed the expectations of their patients. According to Drs. Buchanan and Schooler, patients who visit their practice having conducted some research prior to their initial consultation tend to be better equipped to articulate their questions and concerns about breast augmentation. The practice’s new mobile website is designed to deliver detailed information in an easily accessible and easily navigable format. Because the website is designed to auto-adjust to whatever device the patient is using to access the internet, the information is automatically calibrated in a way that optimizes the layout of the content. Features of Drs. Buchanan and Schooler’s new mobile website include:
  • Procedural information about breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lift, and breast revision
  • An outline of various options for breast implants
  • Patient testimonials
  • A photo gallery actual patients and their results
  • Financing options
  • One-touch email
  • One-touch phone call
  • An interactive map for office directions
  • Detailed biographies of the plastic surgeons
Drs. Buchanan and Schooler hope that their new mobile website will be used as a resource for both current and prospective Santa Barbara breast augmentation patients. By providing patients with a means to educate themselves in a format that is convenient as well as informative, Drs. Buchanan and Schooler believe breast augmentation consultations will increasingly be a time for constructive dialogue between doctor and patient, with each party collaborating to achieve a common aesthetic goal. About David L. Buchanan, MD, FACS Dr. David Buchanan is a graduate of Princeton University and earned his medical degree at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He completed his plastic surgery residency at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Buchanan is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the founder and medical director of the Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center, and specializes in creating the “Natural Look.” Dr. Buchanan is available for interview upon request. About Wesley G. Schooler, MD, FACS Dr. Wesley Schooler earned his medical degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he continued on to train in general surgery and critical care. He completed his plastic surgery residency at the University of California-San Francisco. A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Schooler joined the Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center after serving as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Southern California and the Service Chief of Plastic Surgery at LAC-USC Medical Center. He is available for interview upon request. For more information about Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center, visit santabarbarabreast.com or facebook.com/pages/Santa-Barbara-Skin-Aesthetics/90407104284?ref=nf.

Botox and Fillers, What’s Best for You?

Considering Botox® to treat your fine lines and wrinkles? You may actually need a filler treatment instead. Products like JuvedermTM or Restylane® treat deep wrinkles and focus on areas of the face that Botox does not treat. A recent article by The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) presents differences between the various types of filler. Not sure which is best for you? Contact our Santa Barbara Plastic Surgeons to scheduled a consultation today.