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An Accomplished Plastic Surgeon in Tampa

Dr. Buchanan is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and practices a wide range of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Buchanan is a renowned author, having been published in multiple textbooks and medical journals on topics ranging from facial cosmetic surgery and facial aging to body contouring and breast surgery.

Highly Educated and Esteemed

Having grown up in Missouri, Dr. Buchanan graduated as valedictorian of his high school class. He then attended undergraduate studies at Truman State University, where he graduated magna cum laude with a major in chemistry and a minor in biology. His medical school degree was obtained from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City. After this, he chose to pursue a full 5-year residency training in general surgery in Birmingham, Alabama, where in his final year, he served as Chief Resident. He then chose to pursue an additional 3-year specialty fellowship training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the prestigious Temple University Medical Center in Philadelphia, where once again, in his final year, he served as Chief Resident.

Meet the Doctor podcast: Dallas Buchanan, MD - Plastic Surgeon in Tampa, Florida

Dallas Buchanan, MD - Plastic Surgeon in Tampa, Florida

Teaching the New Generation

After completing this rigorous training, Dr. Buchanan relocated to Spokane, Washington, where he practiced both reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery. During his four years there, he served as an associate clinical professor with the University of Washington School of Medicine, teaching the new generation of young doctors. He also received several accolades during his time there.

Dr. Buchanan was elected as a top 10 plastic surgeon in Washington by the American Institute of Plastic Surgeons for two years in a row (2017-2018). He was selected as RealSelf 500 Top Doctor in 2016 and RealSelf 100 Top Doctor in 2017. He was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society in 2018 for his commitment to scholarship, leadership, professionalism, and service. He relocated to Tampa Bay in 2018 to start his private practice.

In 2018, Dr. Buchanan relocated to Tampa Bay and founded VIVIFY plastic surgery. His practice now focuses on cosmetic plastic surgery of the face, breast, and body. Since moving to Florida, Dr. Buchanan has continued to accrue his accolades, being elected as a “Top 10 Plastic Surgeon” by both the American Institute of Plastic Surgeons and the National Academy of Plastic Surgeons every year from 2019-2023. He was featured in the “Top Docs” issues of both Tampa Magazine and Tampa Style Magazine in 2020 and 2021. He continues to be a “Verified” RealSelf.com doctor and has also built a loyal social media following with over 120K followers on his Instagram profile (@vivifyplasticsurgery).

Dr. Buchanan serves as a member of the Emerging Trends Committee for the ASPS to evaluate new trends in plastic surgery and educate other plastic surgeons. He is also a clinical educator for the University of Tampa PA Program.  

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VIVIFY Practice Philosophy

Dr. Buchanan’s practice philosophy is boutique plastic surgery with a concierge approach. He spends his personal time with all new patients to assess each patient individually and then reviews in detail their specific goals and objectives. He then creates a unique treatment plan for each patient that may include surgical or non-surgical treatments. This personal and hands-on approach is what gives patients at VIVIFY plastic surgery such amazing outcomes and satisfaction that is proven by the over 150 5-star Google reviews.

Personal Interests

Outside of practicing as a plastic surgeon in Tampa, Dr. Buchanan has a passion for animals. He and his wife have three rescue dogs of their own and also help support several local animal rescue organizations, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, the SPCA of Tampa Bay, and the Center for Great Apes. He is also a connoisseur of local craft beer and enjoys cooking and playing tennis. 

Dallas and Michelle Buchana with Their Dogs

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Awards and Distinctions

Dr. Dallas Buchanan is honored to have received the following awards and distinctions:

  • "Top 10 in USA," National Academy of Plastic Surgeons, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, & 2023
  • Clinical Instructor, University of Washington School of Medicine, 2014-2018
  • "Best Plastic Surgery," Spokane Coeur D'Alene Living Magazine, 2014
  • "RealSelf top 500," RealSelf.com, 2016
  • "RealSelf top 100," RealSelf.com, 2017
  • "RealSelf Hall of Fame," RealSelf.com, 2018
  • RealSelf.com VERIFIED doctor
  • "Top 10 in Washington," American Institute of Plastic Surgery, 2017 & 2018
  • "Top Plastic Surgeon," Top Plastic Surgeon Reviews, 2018 & 2019
  • Clinical Instructor, University of Tampa Physician Assistant Program, 2019-2023
  • "Top 10 in Florida," American Institute of Plastic Surgery, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, & 2023
  • Tampa Magazine, Top Docs, 2020 & 2021
  • Tampa Style Magazine, Top Docs, 2020 & 2021
  • ASPS Emerging Trends Committee Member

Our Advantage

Leading Technology

We believe in using the most modern techniques and approaches to come up with a plan that meets your goals and expectations while achieving outstanding results.

Individualized Care

As a boutique plastic surgery practice, we create care plans that are tailored specifically to each patient by a highly qualified and skilled plastic surgeon in Tampa.

Safety

Board-certified plastic surgeons have the knowledge and skills to perform safe and effective cosmetic procedures. They are trained to manage any complications that may arise during or after the procedure, which can help to minimize the risk of serious complications. As an American Society of Plastic Surgeons member, we only perform surgery in accredited and state-licensed or Medicare-certified surgical facilities.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Tampa

Board-certified plastic surgeons have completed extensive training in both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, while a "cosmetic surgeon" may not have the same level of training. They have undergone a rigorous education and training program that includes at least six years of surgical training after medical school, with at least three years of plastic surgery residency training. Additionally, board-certified plastic surgeons have the experience and expertise to deliver high-quality results.

They have a deep understanding of the human body's anatomy and aesthetics, allowing them to create natural-looking results that enhance the patient's appearance. Dr. Buchanan is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery, the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties that certifies true plastic surgeons through a rigorous and lengthy process.

Words from our patients

Brenda Lee

First and foremost Dr. Buchanan is the best plastic surgeon. I needed my implants to be removed and had other consultations, but no one was making me feel comfortable enough to proceed. Until I found Vivify! I called and left a message for a call back from the...

Joanne Giorgetti

I felt confident from my first consultation that Dr Buchanan was the plastic surgeon I needed to do my procedure. He and his staff took the time to explain to me my options and made recommendations on what they thought would be best for me. The entire process ...

Mary Gleason

Dr. Buchanan and his staff are amazing! I researched several different doctors and facilities to have my breast augmentation done, but knew after my consultation that this was the place for me. I can be very indecisive at times but he was not only patient with...

Brianna

Dr. Buchanan is amazing! He is extremely comforting and gave me exactly what I wanted. He really took the time to answer all my questions and took care of all my needs post surgery. Everyone here is so nice, they treat you like family. Best decision I ever mad...

Megan Goldich

As a nurse in the healthcare field I know the signs of a good surgeon when I see one. After consulting with a few others and by word of mouth (from a few other nurses who used him) I decided to meet Dr. Buchanan. Finding a good surgeon who is also personable i...

Jislayne Harrison

Dr.Buchanan is the Top Notch all around!! From the first appointment, to surgery and follow up his services and care was A+! Dr. Buchanan cares and listens carefully. He will give you all your options and is very detailed, so you will have all the information ...

Kara Mize

Dr. Buchanan is an excellent surgeon as well as a very caring doctor. He is very supportive, friendly, knowledgeable and has a very efficient clinic and office staff that are kind, extremely helpful, and incredibly professional. They all made my experience won...

M R

I'd like to say Dr.Buchanan is an awesome surgeon he did my Breast implant removal and left and I am pleased with My results He also did an upper lip lift on me In which I love the result of my lips looking Beautiful, not thin anymore up top. I am having to do...

Kendra Stevens

Dr. Buchanan and his staff were so incredible to me, from start to finish throughout my surgery process. When I first called to set up my consultation, the patient coordinator, Jessica, went beyond to answer any questions that I had and provided a clear overvi...

Bri Atchison

Cannot recommend Dr. Buchanan and his staff highly enough. Not only extremely helpful but also knowledgeable - PLEASE do your research on surgeons and if they are actually board certified. I came to Dr Buchanan years after surgery with a widely known surgeon b...

Jeanna Parker

Dr. Dallas and his team are simply the best. They are so nice and welcoming to me and my husband whenever we visit. My surgical journey has been stellar. After losing weight, I chose Vivify Plastic Surgery to help me on the next step of my journey which was th...

Jo Kennedy

Dr. Buchanan did an breast implant removal and a lift on me. I had absolutely no problems of any kind and the results exceeded my expectations. He is a very kind and professional surgeon. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending him to anyone. All o...

Erica Augello

Dr. Buchanan and his staff are absolutely wonderful! I have been debating about undergoing a cosmetic procedure for years and have consulted with several practices in the Tampa Bay Area. Not until I met with Jess and Dr. Buchanan did I feel confident and comf...

Jordyn T_Fit

I had the absolute pleasure of working with Dr. Buchanan. Right from the start him and his staff were so welcoming, so willing to answer any and every question I had, & overall made me feel comfortable to the second I did my consultation to my follow up appoin...

Holly Miller

To say that I am in LOVE with Michelle Buchanan’s work would be an understatement. She has helped me look more like myself, only 10 years younger. I have Botox and filler and I am always receiving compliments on how youthful, but natural I look. We always begi...

Kailey Harman

I always come back to Florida to see my family and Michelle Buchanan’s Office is always the first stop on my trip. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. I have received Botox and micro needling at the office and both were quick and painless with amazing res...

S.H.

This was my first time getting any “work” done so I was a little anxious but from the moment I stepped in the door, Dr. D, Michelle, Jessica, Denise and Lindsey set my mind at ease! Michelle has the best bedside manner…must be that Alabama southern drawl! She ...

A.S.

I went to see Michelle for microneedling and Jeuveau - my first time for both! Michelle and the entire Vivify team are so wonderful. They really took time to answer my questions and make sure I was comfortable with everything before moving forward. My skin has...

K.C.

First time getting fillers / any work done and my experience was better than I expected. Michelle and staff were awesome.

Laura M.

Michelle did a perfect job with my Dysport! She was very calm and patient and took her time to make sure I got the desired results. Everyone in the office was very warm and friendly. I’ll be back!!

Kathy Wise

Michelle and her staff are awesome! This was my first time for any kind of facial laser treatments. Everything was explained thoroughly before and Michelle was great at letting me know what was happening during the procedure. She answered all my questions and ...

Alexis Ben

Michelle is the best!!! I have had my lip filler done with her several times and recently had HALO laser done for my skin complexion. Michelle was very thorough in explaining what I could expect during and after my treatments and made me super comfortable with...

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