Columbus Plastic Surgeon
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Columbus, Georgia 31904 US
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Ready for a New Body!

Hi RS, I've been "lurking" for a while now and after looking at countless reviews, photos, and results I've decided who/where my best option is... on to the DR I go! Ok, here's the "Tea" on me, get a cup... I'm pouring it up :) I'm 26 years young, 5'6' and about 210lbs (I do plan to lose, eating healthy and working out now) I have NO kids, I work and go to school both full time (please let...

Finally Made It!

Hello RS Divas! I finally made it to the flatside! My procedure was done on 4/11/17. Everything went extremely well. DR cochran and his staff was all that I read about them (AMAZING) I'M 6 days post op..a little sore but manageable... the only one thing is , I'm hating this drain. Hopefully in about 4 days, it can be remove. Another thing .. im experiencing burning sensation in the...

41 Year Old, Mother of 3, Getting my Body Back.

Hello RS. I wanted to take a moment and post some before and after pictures as well as share my experience. On April 6, 2017, I had a TT, Fat Transfer to my Butt, Liposuction of my upper Abdomen, Flanks, Back and Inner Thighs. I must say I was very nervous about the procedure itself especially the Fat Transfer. On my pre-op visit on April 5th, I was able to see a couple of photos of Dr....

Hi RS I'm 31 with 3 Kids.

I'm 31 with 3 kids ages are 13,10 and 5 I had c-sections with all 3. I was 192 lbs now I am 185 lbs I would like to lose 10 more lbs before me sx date. My sx date is May 26 at 7:30 a.m. My mom and dad will be my support system. I live 3 hours away so we will be getting a room for 2 or 3 days. I am so ready to be on the flat side.

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Mommy Makeover with Dr Cochran

Hey RS! I have wanted to have a flat stomach all my life. I have been over weight since birth. I recently lost 100 pounds from my highest weight of 309 when I was pregnant with my daughter. My highest nonpregnancy weight was 297. It has been a long road, and a lot of ups and downs, but for the last two years I have been really committed to working out consistently and making better choices. I...

31 Year Old with 4 Kids Who Needs a Tummy Tuck like NOW!

I want to go shopping and by cute shirts. I want to go swimming or to the beach without a 1piece. I want to sit without a pudge and have keep moving my shirt out of the creases in my stomach. I'm tired of wearing waist trainers especially when it's hot or putting on a tight cami or tank so that my stomach wont shake I can't for this stomach to be gone!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

42 with 3 Kids

For the last 5 years I kept putting on weight even though my diet has changed drastically.I feel like I woke up one day with this blob in my lap. I was tired on sucking my stomach in and feeling self conscious anytime I wore fitted clothes or tucked in my shirts.I also did not want my husband to see me naked.... So I just need this for me. Surgery took approximately 2hrs but according to my...

31 Years Old 2 Kids Want my Body Back

After stalking all the tummy tuck stories for over a year. I have finally set my date and picked my doctor. I will be having tummy tuck w muscle repair lipo to flanks as well as back rolls with Dr Cochran. I will try to post here so you guys can follow my journey as well as help me out when the time get closer. I am so excited Received my package in the mail today from Dr. Cochran office...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Wife and Mother Taking Control of my Body

I have given birth to 3 beautiful children and my mid section took a beating. I've been wanting to get a tummy tuck done for many years. I finally found the courage to do it. I'm so very happy that I did. I couldn't have asked for a better surgeon and surgery experience. I highly encourage any woman out there that wants to improve her body to go for it. My recovery is going very well. I'm...

29 Years Old with 2 Boys 2 C Sections and Ready to Have my Body Back

I went in for a consultation with Dr. Cochran on Monday March 20th with my fiancé. Dr. Cochran was really pleasant and friendly. He told me to strip down which of course I was nervous for ????????but he said I'm a great candidate for a tummy tuck (extended) with Liposuction of the back area flanks and upper stomach with muscle repair.???????? I was so happy I could have cried. ???????? We ...

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, University of Georgia, 1967
    Medical: MD, Medical College of Georgia, 1971
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, Baylor University Hospital, Dallas, TX
    General Surgery, Baylor University Hospital, Dallas, TX
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Treatments offered at Columbus Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Clinic

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Its been 3 months since full Tummy Tuck and my belly button and it still looks like a coin slot. Is this normal?

Thanks for your question. I would advise you to give this a little more time to completely heal. If after 6 months you are still unhappy with the... READ MORE

What is the time between consultation to operation for Tummy Tuck?

Thank you for your question, but the answer depends on many different factors. Most patients see the physician for a consultation, schedule the... READ MORE

Is it safe to have a Breast Lift with augmentation, Tummy Tuck, and Liposuction on thighs at the same time?

Thank you for your question. Normally it is safe to perform multiple procedures if the patient is in good general health with a normal hemoglobin and... READ MORE

Can I have Liposuction on my back & sides at the same time as I have a Tummy Tuck which also includes Liposuction ?

Thanks for your question. I normally include liposuction of the waistline with my tummy tuck procedures. I feel it gives a better result and helps to... READ MORE

How long after Liposuction and a Tummy Tuck will I see results?

Thanks for your question. It is entirely too soon to see final results after lipo/tummy tuck. It takes 3-6 months to see final results due to... READ MORE

I have a clear bump or swelling on right side, 11 days post op. Is it normal? (Photo)

Thanks for your question. I would advise you to discuss these concerns with your plastic surgeon. He/she may want to evaluate you in person to insure... READ MORE

Is it normal to have pain in pubic area after tummy tuck?

Thanks for your question. It is not unusual to experience swelling and pain in the groin and pubic region, but I would advise you to address this... READ MORE

How long after a tummy tuck can you get a tattoo over the scar?

Thanks for your question. I would advise you to check with your physician on this issue, as we all have our preferences. The usual amount of time... READ MORE

I had a large hematoma break through my scar area above pubic line a week ago and now have another leak. What should I do?

Thanks for your question. I would advise you to touch base with your surgeon. You need to be evaluated in office. Best of luck to you. READ MORE

Is there anything to help with lipo bruising?

Thanks for your question. Bruising after liposuction is very common and takes several weeks to resolve. Some physicians recommend Arnica to help... READ MORE

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