Santa Barbara Plastic Surgeon
427 W. Pueblo St., Suite A
Santa Barbara, California 93105 US
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5 out of 5 stars Body Lift

Skin Removed After Weight Loss Surgery. Santa Barbara, CA

I lost over 130 pounds from having weight loss sur a better surgeon than Dr. Schooler and his incredibly kind and loving team to take care of me. I never dreamed I would have a body like the one I have now and could not be happier with my results! Dr. Schooler is a soft spoken, kind and gentle surgeon. He helps guide you through every aspect of surgery before and after. If he feels like something isn't right for you, he will give you his opinion and it is only for the better. He and his team truly care about you, will listen to every concern you have and make sure you are pleased with your outcome.

5 out of 5 stars Thigh Lift

Thighs Look Great! - Santa Barbara, CA

The doctors staff at Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center were are amazing What I loved about SB Plastic Surgery was that I was treated as a individual.

5 out of 5 stars Scars Treatment

Hand Surgery - Santa Barbara, CA

Dr. Schooler did a superior job with my surgery. Not only does he have a great bedside manner but the overall care and follow up you receive when working with Dr. Schooler is definetly above the rest.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Finally Pleased! - Santa Barbara, CA

Dr. Schooler was a pleasure to meet with and made me feel that I was in great hands. I would recommend him and his staff to everyone.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Better Than Anticipated - Santa Barbara, CA

I needed a self esteem builder, and that's exactly what I got. Very pleased. Dr Schooler was very helpful and he made me feel at ease as he explained what I was to expect. He was always available to answer my questions. The office staff was very friendly and approachable. I will definitely be back for my mommy make over.


Please help me. I have 8 year old saline mentor implants under the muscle 450cc. Last August 2014 I started getting neck and back pain. I figured due to past car accidents. After many doctor visits, chiropractor, meds, physical therapy, acupuncture, massage, cortisone shots etc my pain only got worse and more widespread. In January started getting joint pain in wrists, hips, knees, ...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Tummy After 40. Santa Barbara, CA

Dr. Schooler & his staff were fabulous. I had a very positive experience every step of the way & love my results!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

46 Year Old Mother of 4. Mommy Make over - Santa Barbara, CA

Dr. Schooler and his staff were very professional.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

45 Years Old, 2 Children - Santa Barbara, CA

Kind, knowledgeable, a true artist!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction Revision

Needed a Caring Surgeon After Melanoma - Santa Barbara, CA

I've had many talks with dr. Schooler, he's very sure to to be the best and use the rift procedures. If he feels like what i want is not the best way, he'll talk about with me until I can see what he means. He is very easy to talk with. After the the many surgeries I had to have because of melanoma I felt so scared to get another surgery on my breast; even though I was in a great deal of pain. Not to mention they looked horrible. I had always been able to enjoy the way I look. After all this I believed this part of my life was over. Even though I tried to not get depressed and accept it, I felt a loss. I no longer thought I could be attractive. Dr. Schooler has the calming type of professionalism that gave me some hope. It's ended up taking three surgeries over several years to fix the damage and rebuild the one breast. Now I can feel my body is not mutilated. I believe in Dr. Schooler's expertise. Even though he explains the procedures he's using I have more faith in what he's already done. He's not a sales man like many plastic surgeon or full of himself. He's humble and in my opinion extremely talented. I've been through many surgeries and Dr. Schooler is among the best.

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General and American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

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Awards & Recognition

Profession Recognition:
Chief of Surgery, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Schooler has hospital affiliations at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital; Huntington Memorial Hospital; Goleta Valley Hopsital; CMH Ventura; VCMC; LAC-USC.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996
    General Surgery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2002
    Plastic Surgery, University of California San Francisco, 2005
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003
    Hand Surgery, The Hand Center of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, 2006

Treatments offered at Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center

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I am 3 1/2 weeks post op tummy tuck Is this an open tummy or just something that will heal with dressings and time? (photos)

You have a mildly ischemia abdominal flap. You should see your surgeon to follow it. This can happen with tight closures, aggressive liposuction... READ MORE

What's the best body contouring technique option after a full Tummy tuck ? (photos)

You have a nice contour, and you will still have some swelling for 3-6 months. You could consider liposculpting after 3 months if you still have waist... READ MORE

Is this a botched job? (Photo)

Sorry to hear you are having so much difficulty. With relatively large and pretty symmetric breasts preop, you could have had a nice result with a... READ MORE

What are my options for determining if a breast lump is benign or cancerous after recent breast lift/augmentation 6 weeks ago?

I'm sorry to hear your problem. I know it's scary, but try not to worry too much until you have the mri and biopsy. Most irregularities are not... READ MORE

Is covering up my inframammary incision scar safe with a tattoo? Also I feel a little rippling below my right breast.

It should be safe if you choose a reputable tattoo artist and location. I would consider waiting a full year for scar remodeling before doing it. Keep... READ MORE

I had a breast augmentation 7 days ago. Hain has increased, surgeon was dismissive and I'm not sure why. (Photo)

I'm sorry you are having difficulty. You should call and talk to your surgeon's coordinator or nurse and let them know your thoughts. It's entirely... READ MORE

Can getting a tummy tuck after a breast augmentation affect the location of the implant?

Thanks for the question. You don't need to worry. Breast augmentation should not be affected by abdominoplasty in most circumstances. The lower fold... READ MORE

3 weeks post op. Are my nipples too low? Can I fix it? (Photo)

Your implants are high but they will settle and give the appearance of your nipples being elevated. This might take 6 months. The strap across the top... READ MORE

What treatment would you recommend to correct severe rippling and bottoming out? (photos)

Thanks for your question. You have a difficult problem, and I would goback to your surgeon for a revision or seek a board certified plastic surgeon... READ MORE

My UTI keeps coming back positive, Can I get my Breast Augmentation done if I have blood in my urine?

I'm sorry you are having problems. You should get a urine culture after treatment and Mak sure it's cleared before your implants. There is a risk of... READ MORE

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Post Weight Loss Surgery Options — Tummy Tuck, Panniculectomy, Breast Lift, Body Lift and More

Dr. Wesley G. Schooler explains the surgical options available for post weight loss patients interested in removing excess skin and body contouring. WATCH VIDEO

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