Columbia Plastic Surgeon
3634 Sunset Blvd, Suite B
West Columbia, South Carolina 29169 US
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29 Years Old, Just Wanting 'Normal' Body After a Life of Obesity and Dramatic Weight Loss - Irmo, SC

I have not yet had the procedure, but my doctor has always been available to me to answer questions (I have had a lot of them) and has been willing to see me for extra office visits to clarify my expectations and answer my questions. His bedside manner is great and he has really put me at ease regarding the procedure itself. I will update once I have the procedure done.

Been Waiting for These Babies for 20 Years. 38yo, 5-10" - West Columbia, SC

In high school I had my only child. For 21 years I've been wanting perky breasts, not really remembering what they looked like before pregnancy other than being a D. Now that my son is grown I decided to go for it. I'm an athlete (non professional) and when training I have very little breast tissue, B/C. Going into this, big was not the objective. Rather they be up and look fab in swimwear....

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

35, 34A, Petite 5ft with 345 Cc Silicone Cohesive Gel. Columbia, SC

Nice and direct...exactly what I like.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

34 with 3 Children - West Columbia, SC

Dr. Carlin was polite and very courteous. He was attentive and very knowledgeable of the procedure he would perform.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

32 Years Old, 4 Breastfed Babies - Lexington, SC

I have birthed 4 beautiful babies and breastfed each of them. It definitely took a toll on my breasts. I was a saggy, deflated 34b prior to BL and BA. I had 230 cc Natrelle silicone implants placed under the muscle, in addition to a full mastopexy. I am thrilled with my results so far. I am definitely ready to see the results in a few months. I recommend these procedures to anyone that's had...

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

29 Year Old 2 Kids. Tummy Tuck , Lipo, Breast Augmentation - Lexington, SC

Five stars all the way ! He is the best in my eyes . Such a compassionate , precise , friendly , attentive doctor. I couldn't have asked for a better PS. A lot of my family and friends are now going to him !

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

27 Years Old W/ 3 Kids - Lexington, SC

Dr. Carlin is phenomenal. I am so happy with my results! I would use him all over again... not only did he give me the results I was looking for but his staff and nurses are the sweetest! If you are in the Columbia, SC area you must go to Dr. Carlin!!!

*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 of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Consultation Fee

$50. Insurance related consultations will be filed if case allows. Most surgical consultations are seen on Monday afternoons or all day on Tuesday.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Clemson University
    Medical: MD, The Medical University of South Carolina
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Fellowship: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Duke University Medical Center

Treatments offered at Carlin Plastic Surgery

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If Botox travels to unwanted place, how long until it wears off?

Generally, when it gets into unintended muscle, it does so by infusion, which implies that only a small quantity of toxin makes it there. In this... READ MORE

I have had Botox twice on my forehead and on both occasions only the left side has worked. Why would this happen?

Having one side of the muscle stronger is not uncommon, but it usually only stronger by a small degree, and you should see at least some attenuation... READ MORE

Can I do Bikram Yoga (Hot Yoga) after Botox treatment on forehead?

I recommend 24 hours before yoga, aerobic exercise, etc. I worry about washing out of the Botox if your face becomes too flush with bloodflow. READ MORE

How long of recovery time needed to do extensive backpacking with a 50 pound pack after the removal of a rear neck Lipoma?

It is hard to say exactly without knowing how extensive surgical resection will be. Often, lipomas are quite easily removed with very little effort,... READ MORE

16 lipoma glands found on both forearms. What is the nature of treatment I need to go through?

Actually, most of the patients I see for extremity lipomas demonstrate multiple lipomas. They are usually relatively small lipomas that are easily... READ MORE

I have PCH from coolsculpting. How painful will the liposuction be and how long until I'm fully recovered? (Photo)

This is a good question regarding a topic which is exceedingly rare, therefore, it is hard to say exactly what is the best treatment, who is at risk,... READ MORE

What is the difference between twilight anesthesia and general anesthesia?

Typically, the term "twilight" anesthesia refers to IV sedation techniques where you are heavily sedated with intravenous meds, but not to the point... READ MORE

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