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5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

49 Years Old, Married Mom of 1. - Columbus, OH

I am a big girl and had a smaller chest. I always wanted a little more to balance out my curves. I wanted natural breasts that normally respond to gravity. NOT bowling balls under my chin. They are perfect. Everyone tells me that they look so natural. I WENT FOR MY MAMMOGRAM. THEY READ MY CHART AND NOTICED I HAD AUGMENTATION SINCE MY LAST VISIT. THE TECH SAID: "THAT IS THE BEST BOOB JOB I...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

42 Year Old Wanted to Be Properly Proportioned - Upper Arlington, OH

After months of research, I received a consult from Dr. Wakelin. I have a typical pear shape, larger legs and bottom and a much smaller breast. During my consult, we discussed potential liposuction vs. a breast augmentation. We decided that a breast augmentation would best suit my case. He listened to my concerns and he and his nurse were very helpful in helping be decide the correct size...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Plastic Surgery - Upper Arlington, OH

Dr. Wakelin and his staff have been great in working with me through the procedures of upper abdominoplasty w/plication, and medial thigh lift procedure. I am extremely happy with the results. In the future should I decide to have procedures there is no doubt in who I will contact. The consideration, kindness, helpfulness, privacy and in general atmosphere of the office have been great. Thank...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

28 y/o, Breast Implants, 300cc Silicone Gel, High Profile, Submuscular - Columbus, OH

I'll start by saying I'm 5'4'', about 115lbs, and built straight up and down like a 13 yo boy. I just think some breasts would flatter my figure. I met with Dr. Wakelin for my consultation last week and wanted to get things rolling so my surgery is scheduled for Thursday March 5th at 2pm. I'm definitely nervous, just hoping nothing goes wrong and I end up with the pretty boobs I'm paying for. ...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

72 Years Old and in Great Need of a Tummy Tuck! - Columbus, OH

Instead of wearing size 8 or 10 pants, I was wearing size 12 or 14 to accommodate my tummy and wearing lots of jackets to hide it. Nothing looked right or felt right on me. I felt very frumpy and out of sorts! I found Dr. Wakelin on the Internet and I couldn't have made a better choice! I feel and look like myself again. I couldn't be happier with my results!

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

29 Years Old with 3 Kids. Columbus, OH

I thought it was time to have my body back and ready to feel sexy and confident naked! My mommy make over included a breast lift with augmentation and full tummy tuck. The only bad experience I really had with the procedure was getting a little sick after surgery due to the anesthesia making me throw up. I was light headed as well for the first few days but it past pretty quick. My scars are...

5 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

Cool Sculpt. Arms, Thighs- Outer & Inner, Bra Line, Back of Thighs - Arlington, OH

I went in in a 3 part process. I started with a 4 hour session on the 16th which was my arms & Inner Thighs. It felt like suction of a vacuum to be honest. At first a cold Gel patch is placed over the area to be treated. Then the Dr applies the machine head and then turns on the suction once aligned with his drawn line. Each area was an hour however my arms I only did 30min each. I have an old...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Top in His Field for a Reason - Columbus, OH

I had the procedure performed for a more “balanced” appearance.

5 out of 5 stars Laser Liposuction

Beautiful Journey & Beautiful Outcome - Columbus, OH

5 years of hard work without achieving the body contouring I desired and finding realistic results focused care in the CAPS staff and Dr. John Wakelin

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Fantastic Doctor and Team! - Columbus, OH

I had a severe diastasis resulting from two pregnancies.

Personal Statement

Dr. John K. Wakelin has the gift of an astute artistic eye which enables him to provide truly impeccable, natural results. “I try to approach each patient as an individual in order to really understand that patient’s expectations and goals,” says Dr. Wakelin

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Consultation Fee

$100. Mention RealSelf and receive 50% off your consultation fee

Awards & Recognition

Best Plastic Surgeons in America, Consumer’s Checkbook
Top Doctor in Columbus, OH for Plastic Surgery, Global Directory of Who’s Who
Professional Recognition:
Clinical Faculty, Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Chair of Plastic Surgery, Riverside Methodist Hospital, 2008-2014
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Wakelin has hospital affiliations at Riverside Methodist Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, Philosophy, Xavier University, 1996
    Medical: MD, The Ohio State University, 2000
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery. Mt. Carmel Medical Center, Columbus, OH, 2001
    General Surgery, Mt. Carmel Health System, Columbus, OH, 2003
    Plastic Surgery, Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH 2005

Treatments offered at Columbus Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery

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How does someone find a skilled doctor for Kybella injections?

Currently the manufacturer of Kybella, Allergan, has a directory of physicians that are appropriately certified and trained to inject Kybella. READ MORE

I have had breast implants for 14 years. How Long Do Breast Implants Last?

There is no expiration date for breast implants, and I have seen patients that have had breast implants trouble-free for as many as 30 years.... READ MORE

Liposuction Swelling - How Long Until It Goes Down?

It is very common to have swelling and even some bumpiness during the recovery period after liposuction. I tell my patients that most of the swelling... READ MORE

How Early Can Capsular Contraction Start and What Are the Symptoms?

Fortunately it is very unlikely that you've begun developing capsular contracture 10 days after breast augmentation surgery.  It usually takes at ... READ MORE

Mommy Makeover Recovery Time

The recovery time necessary after a Mommy Makeover can vary depending upon each individual’s circumstances. This recovery time can last anywhere... READ MORE

How did you go about deciding to have breast reconstruction after mastectomy?

A breast cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. There are multiple tests that are completed, several doctors appointments, the emotional impact of... READ MORE

Vaser vs Smart Lipo

Vaser, Smartlipo and traditional liposuction are all excellent techniques for body shaping, and I use all three techniques in my practice. The Vaser... READ MORE

Benefits of getting flanks lipo with extended TT? (Photos)

Congratulations on your weight loss!  In many cases flank liposuction can really enhance your overall appearance and actually improve your curves. ... READ MORE

What is an approximate cost estimate for inner thigh (both) Coolsculpting treatment?

At my practice inner thighs cost $1600  ($800 each) but generally we would have some kind of promotion running. For example this month it's $1200 ... READ MORE

Will 2 CoolSculpting treatments to my inner thighs help balance my "pear shape"? (photos)

You appear to be a nice candidate for cool sculpting  if you want a noninvasive option from what I can tell. I would however just start with one tr... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Wakelin

John K. Wakelin III, MD, FACS has shared 114 before and after pictures with 295 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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