Columbia Plastic Surgeon
10700 Charter Drive, Suite 330
Columbia, Maryland 21044 US

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It's over!

I can't believe I'm writing one of these! I've considered BR reduction for the past couple of years but really decided just a few months ago to take the plunge. I'm a 34DD/DDD hoping to go down to a 34B or a small 34C. I'm only 5'3 and about a size 6 (would probably be about a 4 if I was smaller on top!) so while I don't think I'm absolutely huge right now, being smaller would just be so much...

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 CoolSculpting

Visit Several Doctors Prior Having the Procedure! - Columbia, MD

I highly recommend that you check out the recommendations of several different doctors/nurses before deciding on the office that will do the procedure. I went first to the doctor’s office that came up as the most “distinguished” on the CoolSculpting site. I called the California office because I couldn’t figure out how or why certain doctors with apparently greater training showed up as lowe...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

Happy I Did It - Columbia, MD

I had my breast implants removed after 21 years. They were hard and the right one had ruptured. Happy I removed them as my breast are back to being soft and look natural. I didn't need a breast lift as I had small implants.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Amazing! Stomach Was Damaged After 4 Pregnancies - Columbia, MD

The skin on my stomach was seriously damaged due to four pregnancies. The skin was loose and wrinkled. My muscles were damaged, and you could not see my belly button due to the loose skin. I wore loose shirts for many years to hide this. However, after 10 years, a friend suggested that I see Dr. Mess. After my first consultation, Dr. Mess was amazingly friendly. Her confidence and knowledge of...

5 out of 5 stars Arm Lift

LIfe Changing - Columbia, MD

She was the second plastic surgeon I met with and I knew right away she was the one. She answered my questions before I asked, she's very down to earth and makes you very comfortable. I found Dr. Mess by accident, and it was the best thing ever. I lost a lot of weight and was left with extra skin and leftover fat. She did an arm lift and my neck and a tummy tuck. She took all the extra skin off and I look and feel fantastic. She's a sweetheart and just such a great surgeon and so caring.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Excellent Results! Totally Worth It! - Columbia, MD

I had always wanted to improve my appearance. The size and shape of my breasts were always an issue for me. Dr. Mess had performed breast reduction on my daughter, with great success.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Great Listener, Not Your Typical Surgeon! - Columbia, MD

My only suggestion for anyone opting for surgery would be to ask a lot of questions (look at pictures in her office, ask very specific questions about the sizes and profiles). I would also be sure to "try on" the implants several times to be 100% sure with your decision. She will trust in you to make the decisions (with her guidance), and will spend a lot of time with you.

5 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

No Gimmicks, Great Results & Service with a Smile - Columbia, MD

After losing about 30 pounds over a year, I still had some residual belly fat that I just couldn't get rid of. I did a lot of research and determined that liposuction and/or a tummy tuck were too invasive and expensive for me. I had read about Coolsculpting and was able to attend an Open House and consultation with Dr. Mess where she informed me I was a prime candidate for the procedure. It...

Horrible Plastic Surgeon! - Columbia, MD

Dr. Mess messed me up BIG TIME. She performed the breast implant surgery as a part of my mastectomy surgery back in 2013. Right after surgery I started to have one infection after another. I eventually ended up having to remove the implants. Not to mention the implants were terrible looking, off centered, out of alignment, wrinkly and sore to the touch. Please don't use this doctor if you...

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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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

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

Is it safe to say 400 will be significantly different looking than 450? Am I being ridiculous or overthinking it? (photo)

Yes, you are over thinking your breast implant size options. The difference between a 450 and 400 cc implant is very small especially given your... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Mess

Sarah A. Mess, MD has shared 285 before and after pictures with 543 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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