Columbia Plastic Surgeon
3020 Sunset Blvd., Suite 100
West Columbia, South Carolina 29169 US
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

26 Yo, Lost What Little Boobs I Had After Baby - Columbia, SC

When meeting dr newkirk my honest first opinion was not the best however after speaking with him and going through with the surgery I would not have chosen another doctor. I am so happy with my results. And where dr newkirk's personality lack his staff more than makes up for it. You do not have to worry about long waits or alot of people in the waiting room. They schedule people appropriately...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

30yr Mother of 3. Full TT Scared but Excited! - Columbia, SC

Hi, I'm new here and I'm going into surgery next tuesday! I'm so nervous and excited at the same time. I've never had surgery b4 and I've never been put to sleep b4! So of course my mind is racing! I will post pics and update best I can. Any advice is welcomed. I'm very scared of the things that could go wrong, but keeping a positive outlook! I pray to that I make it back home to see my...

Now 22, gonna try this again 2 years later. 34G/H. 5'3 145 - Columbia South Carolina

Hi ladies ! 20 years old here with a size 34g breast I think . I have anthem (if anyone else has an expirence with that insurance let me know) I have my first consultation tomorrow with my PS and submit documentation to my insurance company. I am super nervous ! I would like to be a 34b I hope that's achievable! This site won't let me upload from my iPhone but before I get the surgery I will...

5 out of 5 stars Mole Removal

Mole Removal Through Insurance - Columbia, SC

I had a mole on my back I believed to be cancerous. Dr. Newkirk and his staff got me scheduled for the procedure fast. The procedure itself was quick and painless. The pathology report came back negative. Either way it was well worth the trip. I would recommend visiting Dr. Newkirk for cosmetic and insurance procedures.

4 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

43, Had Always Wanted to Get Rid of Lower "Apron" - Columbia, SC

Words can not express how happy with the results, my recovery was also unbelievable, really no pain, a little discomfort but very manageable, was able to start working out within 3-4 weeks. Was able to ask all my questions and feel as if I was satisfied with the answers. When and if I need anything down the road I will go back to Dr Newkirk.

1 out of 5 stars Botox

Former Patient - West Columbia, SC

Went to this dr to get a simple injectable treatment for anti aging , thinking , hey , nothing can go wrong with a PLASTIC SURGEON , wright ? .......well, was I wrong !!! My pretty face is uneven , pulled in all the wrong areas and awkwardly wrinkled . Omg , I'm so sad :( I don't know , perhaps he s a brilliant surgeon or else, but for injectables - I can only judge from my results of a...

5 out of 5 stars Lifestyle Lift

Face and Neck Lift - Columbia, SC

Dr. Newkirk did a wonderful surgery on my face. I am 76 and he smoothed out my face and neck very nicely, I am very pleased. He is also very concerned about his patients. Dr. Newkirk gives his phone number out to his surgical patients for after hour calls. He answered all my questions, recovery was as he explained. I highly recommend him.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Looked OLD After Caring for Husband with Cancer and Aging Parents. Columbia, SC

I aged overnight after the death of my parents in 2014. I had also lost my husband earlier to cancer and at 61 my face was dragging down to my chest. I had always been told I looked young for my age but now the bags under my eyes, heavy jowls and turkey neck made me look and feel tired. I went to Dr. Newkirk at Columbia Plastic Surgery and had a lower face/chin lift and an upper/lower eye...

1 out of 5 stars Botox

33 Yrs Old, Botox Ended Up in Ptosis of Eye - Columbia, SC

This was meant to be a simple injection which I had done with my previous surgeon at my old city. I never had problems in the past. When I saw Dr Newkirk, I asked for his professional advice on how many units I should receive, he immediately suggested the maximum amount injected for a fully wrinkled face. I knew then he wasn't an honest surgeon and simply wanted to collect more money not...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Wanted to Stay Young Looking! Facelift at 48 Years Old. - Columbia, SC

Dr. Newkirk performed a facelift on my face that was just beginning to show age (according to me!) and made me look 10 years younger INSTANTLY ! The changes were not detected by friends - everyone just asked what face products I was using. Its been 5 years and they still ask! Dr. Newkirk was very professional and caring before, during and after the surgery! I cannot imagine going to anyone...

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Consultation Fee

$75. Free consultation if you mention RealSelf.

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Newkirk has hospital affiliations at Palmetto Health Baptist; Lexington Medical Center; Providence Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin
    Graduate: MS, PhD in Biochemistry, Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University
    Medical: MD, Northwestern University School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, University of Oregon Health Sciences Center
    General Surgery, Loyola University of Chicago
    Plastic Surgery, Foothills Hospital, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Treatments offered at Columbia Plastic Surgery, PC

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I am a J cup. Can I get a breast reduction? Am I a candidate for Insurance coverage? What cup size could I get down to? (Photo)

From your symptoms, you are definitely a candidate for a breast reduction. Whether or not your health insurance carrier will pay for the operation is... READ MORE

How much weight do I need to gain for body fat transfer to buttocks? (Photo)

You have a great looking figure and are trim. I suggest that you forego the fat injections and proceed with breast implants. I see no advantage to... READ MORE

How can I remove a dent scar in my nose? And what treatment is it? (Photo)

This is a bad place to have a scar. Usual scar revision techniques may leave you worse off than you presently are because the cartilages of the nasal... READ MORE

Want to remove stitch mark from my face. Can you tell me what treatment is best? (Photo)

Unfortunately, humans heal with scar formation and some scarring will always be present. Nevertheless, the area could be revised, with incorporation... READ MORE

Do I need another Gynecomastia Surgery? Any thoughts? Why did it come back? Option besides surgery? Medication?

It is hard to advise you without photographs and examining your operative report and pathology report. The lumps beneath your nipples may be residual... READ MORE

I have Factor V, and developed a clot while pregnant. I want my implants removed, and to have a reduction. Can I ?

I have operated on patients with hematologic problems, but only after they were evaluated by a hematologist. If the hematologist gave his or her... READ MORE

I had botox for crows feet wrinkles. It has relaxed my right cheek muscles. What should I do? (Photo)

BOTOX usually lasts about 12 weeks, so I doubt that any remains. From the one photo, I cannot see problems with your eyes and the single photo looks... READ MORE

Would I be a good candidate for another Tummy Tuck? (photo)

I agree with the other plastic surgeons. You have a great result that could not be improved by more surgery. READ MORE

One week post op - nipple stuck to chest fascia?

At one week after surgery, it is way too early to judge your result. I doubt that enough time has elapsed to form adhesions between the underside of... READ MORE

2 years post tummy tuck are 6 pack ab's possible in my sitaution or not? advice needed. (photo)

You have a great result and could develop your abdominal muscles (6 pak) with exercise. I don't think that you need additional surgery. READ MORE

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