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Wesley Schooler MD

Plastic Surgeon
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  •  M.D, University of North Carolina School of Medicine Chapel Hill
    M.D, University of North Carolina School of Medicine Chapel Hill
  • 12yrs of Experience
    12yrs of Experience
  • Average appointment wait:
    Average appointment wait: Couple of days
  • Santa Barbara
    Santa Barbara
  • English, Spanish
    English, Spanish

More about Dr. Wesley Schooler


Dr. Wesley G. Schooler is the chief of plastic surgery at Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center. He is double Board-certified in both plastic surgery and hand surgery. He spent 5 years as the Chief of Plastic Surgery at LAC-USC Medical Center. Prior to relocating to Santa Barbara, he held the position of Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University. He's also a founding provider of the Los Angeles Center for Women's health, a multi-faceted practice which was featured in Pasadena Magazine. His focus is on raising his patient's self-confidence, restoring and enhancing their physique, and giving them the look they always wanted.

Dr. Schooler has made quite a splash both inside and outside of the medical community. He's known for his many awards, his attention in the media, and his standards of care. He understands that every body is unique, and every patient has their own trouble spots and areas they would like to work on. That's why Dr. Schooler tailors every aspect of the process to fit the individual. He begins with a series of extensive interviews and consultations, where he takes the time to listen and understand his patients, allowing them to tell him what they want, while he assesses their medical history, their personal style, and their unique biology. The result is a customized treatment plan, using the finest techniques to help his patient's dreams come true.


  • Medical: M.D, University of North Carolina School of Medicine Chapel Hill

  • Internship: University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill

  • Residency: University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill

  • Fellowship: University of California Medical Center, San Francisco

  • Fellowship: Hand Center of San Antonio

Board Certifications

  • Board-Certified, Plastic Surgery, The American Board of Plastic Surgery

Professional Societies

  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

  • The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)

  • The American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Featured Procedures by Wesley Schooler

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Breast Augmentation

A breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to increase the size of the breast area, typically through the use of various types of implants.
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Breast Lift

A breast lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to elevate the breast area in order to erase the signs of sagging, aging, and gravity.
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Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck, is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to slim and firm the abdominal region, typically by removing excess skin and fat.
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Dr. Wesley Schooler’s Journey

Dr. Schooler began his academic career at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where he obtained his undergraduate degree. Afterwards, he relocated to Chapel Hill, North Carolina to attend medical school at University of North Carolina School of Medicine. There he trained in critical care, and he completed a residency in general surgery. He moved on to University of California San Francisco to serve in a fellowship while receiving additional training with the Plastic Microsurgical Reconstruction Associates. When he was finished, he completed an orthopedic fellowship at the Hand Center in San Antonio, which allowed him to earn his double board-certification.

Plastic Surgery at Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center, he held several distinguished positions, including Assistant Professor of Surgery at USC, Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University, and Chief of Plastic Surgery at LAC-USC Medical Center. He's also received numerous accolades, including Pasadena Magazine’s Top Physicians for 5 years running. He was voted "California Super Doctor" from 2012 to 2015, and he was a consultant for the hit series, 'Grey's Anatomy.' He is also a featured advisor on FOX11, ABC, and KEYT Health Connections.

Frequently asked questions

Dr. Schooler performs surgeries out of his practice, Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center & Medi Spa located at 222 Pueblo Street, Suite A, in Santa Barbara, CA 93105.
Dr. Schooler has earned a reputation both in the medical community and the general community at large thanks to his extensive academic career and his high standards of care.
Yes, Dr. Schooler is Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
It is best to call to see if your particular concern can be addressed through a virtual consultation.
Dr. Schooler has a large portfolio of services, including but not limited to Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift (Mastopexy), Breast Lift with Implants, Breast Reduction, Gynecomastia Treatment (Male Breast Reduction), Breast Reconstruction, Contour Improvements with Fat Grafting, Liposuction, Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty), BodyTite, Mommy Makeover, Labiaplasty, Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), Male Plastic Surgery, Post-Weight Loss Body Contouring, facelift, rhinoplasty, Botox, and Juvederm.

Other procedures by Wesley Schooler

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Breast Reduction

Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to reduce the size of the breasts, usually by removing excess skin, tissue, and fat.
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Liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to remove excess fatty tissue from various regions of the body through the use of a suction device.
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A facelift is a set of cosmetic surgical procedures designed to erase the effects of gravity and aging on the facial area by literally lifting the facial features.
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A rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is a cosmetic or reconstructive surgical procedure designed to contour, resize, and reshape of the nose area.
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