Columbia Plastic Surgeon
10700 Charter Drive, Suite 330
Columbia, Maryland 21044 US
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5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

Exceptional doctor

I rarely go online to give reviews but hope this review can help the next person looking for a board certified plastic surgeon in Maryland. I had a procedure done with Dr. Mess but developed complications. Now these complications were in no way shape or form indicative of Dr. Mess' work. As a medical professional myself, I know there are no guarantees in medicine. Especially for elective...

28 Year Old, 2 Kids, Full TT, MR and Lipo to the Flanks

Dr. Sarah Mess is lovely. She's very kind and attentive. She listened to my wants and needs and made me feel very comfortable. Her staff was always professional and kind as well.

My New Boobs

I've always had "white-coat" syndrome everytime I enter a doctors office. But with Dr. Mess, I felt so at ease!! She was informative and very compassionate. I also felt like she wasn't trying to "sell" me a procedure. I told her what I wanted and she presented to me a number of procedures that would work for me. She also showed me a good body of her work, and I was very impressed. Can't wait for my procedure in 1 month!!

5 out of 5 stars Laser Liposuction

45 Yo Mother of 1 - Columbia, MD

Dr Mess is so amazing. She was alert to my needs, always asked if I was ok and made sure that I felt comfortable. The staff (Renee) offered to hold my hand to calm my nerves. Absolutely the best doctor and staff ever. Can't thank them all enough.

5 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

PreCoolscuplt and Treatment Day. Columbia, MD

My practitioner was VERY pleasant and knowledgable. From our initial meeting until I left today she made me feel comfortable. Due to a cancellation I had my consultation on 2/1/2016 and my procedure at 8am on 2/3/2016.

4 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

45 Year Old Female Cool Sculpting Lower Abs and Love Handles. Columbia, MD

Renee the nurse actually performed most of the procedure. She was very easy to talk to and I felt very comfortable with her.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

35 After Weight Loss and Childbirth: Abdominoplasty, Liposuction, and Fat Transfer to Breasts - Columbia, MD

Dr. Mess was always professional, listened well to my needs and concerns, and addressed each one of them carefully and with patience and sincerity. She is an expert in her field and her skills are clear in the work she did on me, as well as in her portfolio, and in her thorough answers to my many questions. She has a great eye for the human body and did amazing work. Her and her staff were always prompt, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable.

It's over!

She's great, highly recommend her!

50 Y.o. and Ready to Be Fabulous. 42 I/J Wanting to Be a C/D with FNG (free nipple graft).

Ok. I have been reading reviews on real self as I process my desire for a breast reduction and I wondered if I would actually write one. Since reading others have been helpful to me, I'm writing to hopefully be helpful to someone else. I'm 50 y.o, 225 lbs, 5'1" tall. Currently I am a 42I/J hoping to be a 42D. Like others I have been big breasted most of my life. As I look at pictures...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

Happy I Did It - Columbia, MD

1. I had two other consultations with other surgeons and felt the most comfortable with Dr. Mess. Also, the office staff was very responsive to all my calls and e-mails. 2. She was listed in my List of Providers from my insurance company. 3. I would definately recommend her and use her again for other services if needed. Dr. Mess and her staff did a wonderful job and would definately recommend her.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

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Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Mess has hospital affiliations at Howard County General Hospital, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Northwest Hospital & The Cosmetic Surgery Center at Northwest Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA in Biology, University of Pennsylvania
    Medical: MD, University of Maryland Medical School
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Plastic Surgery, Georgetown University Hospital

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Post-weight loss. Considering 500cc range. (Photo)

As others have suggested it's difficult to make a recommendation based on a single photo. I would suggest consulting with a board certified plastic... READ MORE

Choice of implant right?! How soon to change it? Cost? Even worth it? Can it look larger? (photo)

One word. Patience.If you live in NYC you can get Amazon to deliver something to your doorstep the same day you order it, but as we all know, there is... READ MORE

How Long After a Bbl and Breast Implants Can I Get I Enjoy the Beach and Pool?

The beach, sand and even chlorinated water can be loaded with bacteria. Exposure to those environments with healing incisions can invite an infection.... READ MORE

Breast Reduction. Presently a 36DDD, 150LBS, 5'7. What Size Will I Be?

The breast reduction patients are highly satisfied with their new bra size. Patients that qualify for breast reduction have a DD cup or greater and... READ MORE

Labiaplasty Post-Op Concerns- Itchiness, Stinging Pain and Swelling Normal?

Definitely contact your surgeon to rule out yeast infection or bacterial infection. Always take probiotics when you take antibiotics. Your irriation... READ MORE

Which CoolSculpting applicator is best for lower abdomen on someone who's fairly small: 5'4" 120 lbs.? (photos)

Thank you for your question. It's hard to give a definitive recommendation based on photos. It looks like either plan could work for you. Contact the... READ MORE

Could I benefit from some cool sculpting under my glutes to give a more rounded glute separation from my hamstring? (Photo)

You look like you could be a good candidate for Coolsculpting. Find a practice near you that has experienced staff and set up a consultation to see... READ MORE

Too much motion after fat transfer to breasts? 7 days post op, I did something I wasn't supposed to do. (Now I'm 10 day post op)

Hi, you should follow up with your surgeon is you have concerns. I doubt that you did significant damage to your transfer, but your surgeon likely has... READ MORE

Considering downsizing my 500cc, moderate plus, silicone implants. I am petite, 5'1, 110lbs, 34 A pre-op. (photos)

Thank you for your question and photos. No, your implants do not look awful. I suspect they would be the "wish pics" of many patients, but if they f... READ MORE

Is it possible to reduce from JJ to D? I have my pics and pics of potential size. (Photo)

Based on your photos I expect you will be able to achieve your goals. Look for a board certified surgeon that has experience in aesthetic reductions. ... READ MORE

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*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.