David L. Buchanan MD, FACS
About the Practice
Providing you with the finest quality care is our primary goal. Plastic surgery at our Santa Barbara, California, office can change your appearance and give you the confidence you desire. Our skilled cosmetic surgeon at the Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Buchanan, can achieve outstanding results with face lift, breast augmentation, liposuction and skin rejuvenation. By focusing on your personal needs and goals, he will help you achieve the natural look you desire through appropriate plastic surgery techniques.
Background & Certification
American Board of Plastic Surgery - 1983
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.
Publications and Presentations
Dr. Buchanan has published scientific articles in the medical journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Affiliations & Memberships
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
California Society of Plastic Surgeons
California Medical Association
Santa Barbara County Medical Society
The Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center in California is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All patients are seen by appointment.
Staff & Facilities
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.
Skin Care Products
Obagi Skin Systems