Columbia Plastic Surgeon
1220 Blanding St
Columbia, South Carolina 29201 US

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5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Choosing the Right Size - Columbia, SC

Always have had an A and was hoping to get larger after having children like my mother but I wasn't blessed. So, after a year of research I am 2 days away from making it a reality. I am excited yet nervouse at the same time. I am nervous that I might not have selected the right size. I want to be a C post op and had 2 options with 286CC or 304CC both which will get me there. I went with the...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

24 Female Dorsal Hump, Bulbous Tip, Deviated Septum Rhinoplasty -Columbia, SC

I have been uncomfortable with my nose all my life. Over a year ago I began searching and setting up consults from North Carolina to Florida. During that time I suffered with endless ear, throat and sinus infections. I had a deviated septum, a dorsal hump and bulbous tip. I chose Dr. Wassermann because I liked his work. It had a natural appearance that fit the persons face creating overall...

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Flabs to Abs! - Columbia, SC

I've wanted a tummy tuck since the birth of my middle son...thanks to 70 lb weight gain my stomach looks like balled up homework someone forgot to throw away...stretchy, saggy, scarry EW. And the more weight I lose the more i work out the worse it looks! Im 5'3 and like to be at 120lbs. Right now I'm 126 as I quit smoking finally! My kids are 16, 14, 12 and I have gone for about three or four...

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

2weeks down no drains nor stitches anymore pics

OK, first I have to say that I have been on this website reading all of your wonderful stories for months now trying to gain the courage to "go through with my procedure"--so Thank you for the courage you have displayed! Thank you for the tips, as i am starting the purchases. I lost a significant amount of weight 4 yrs ago naturally; however, my body has extra's everywhere. As I approach 40...

5 out of 5 stars Restylane

Fillers Making Face Proportional - Columbia, SC

Dr. Wasserman did my nose and most recently a combo of restylane and juvaderm. His eye for beauty is why I only go to him. I have a very bad overbite that he was able to mask with lip and chin fillers. I'm so happy with the results. I also have very deep and dark circles he filled with restylane. I was terrified to do so b/c of all the horrible reviews I've read about injecting a thick filler...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

After 9 Yrs, 42 Yr Old And still in same boat:-( - Columbia, SC

Let's see, where do I start. I spent nine years of walking around with a bad boob job because of fear and pain. it all started in 2005 in JaxFla when I went to Dr. Leonard J Spillert for a breast augmentation. At the consultation he was nice, I felt comfortable with him, he seemed to know his job, I asked him do I need a lift with the B.A., he said no, so without getting any more consults, I...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Anterior Torsoplasty (AT) Columbia, SC

So excited and nervous to get this done. 2 grown kids, 1 WONDERFUL husband and our 30th Anniversary in March !! I have been wanting this done for awhile and with the support of my husband ....I AM GONNA FINALLY DO IT! I need a list of things to get done b4 surgery and do and donits after, I am ready to move on. Feeling VERY EXCITED....the days can't go by fast enough, My husband and I are...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

44 Yr Old, Breast Fed 2 Children, Recent Weight Loss - Columbia, SC

Never worked to lose eight after children, finally got motivated and been working out doing Crossfit. Have lost weight much of it from chest- leaving them saggy and deflated. Been researching since January 2016- and finally did it August 30. Got 397cc through areoles so as to avoid anchor scar. Finally! At times I feel like they are too big! And other times too small. I also don't know how...

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

33 with Massive Natural Weight Loss, Needed to Get Rid of Skin and Give my Breast Some Shape and a Lift - Columbia, SC

I worked hard 4 years ago to lose 140 pounds, but I was still unhappy with my body due to the excess skin hanging around my belly and my breast looked like pancakes that hung to the floor. After consulting with 3 physicians I decided Dr. Wasserman was the most qualified for the job. I am 13 days post op and am very pleased with the results! My stomach actually has shape again and my breasts...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

58 Years Old, a Much Needed Breast Reduction. - Columbia, SC

I had a breast reduction many years ago with another plastic surgeon, but I was never satisfied with the results. Years ago I had a tummy tuck by Dr. Wasserman and I was 100% satisfied. For years I've suffered with neck, shoulder and upper back pain largely due to the size of my breast. Dr Wasserman did an excellent job and thanks to him I not only have beautiful breast but, I don't have...

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

Consultation cost is the first $100 towards scheduling your surgery

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Wassermann has hospital affiliations at Palmetto Health Richland and Baptist, Lexington Medical Center, and Providence Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania
    Medical: Tulane University, Tulane University
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, University of Chicago
    Plastic Surgery, University of South Florida

Treatments offered at Plastic Surgery Consultants

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Plication with Full Tummy Tuck

The terms tummy tuck, abdominoplasty, and plication can be misleading. In general the changes to the female abdominal wall from significant weight... READ MORE

3rd day post tummy tuck, what happens if I don't wear my girdle?

Hello and thank you for reaching out. I would highly suggest the use of compression to ensure the edema decreases over a normal healing time. If there... READ MORE

Is it better to stage your mommy makeover in steps or do it all at once?

Hello and thank you for reaching out. To combine procedures, esp a breast lift and tummy tuck, is not that uncommon, however determining if they can... READ MORE

34HH. 405g Removed. What Size Will I Be?

Given the information you provided, it sounds like you are an excellent candidate for breast reduction.  A breast reduction is the only known... READ MORE

Working out 11 Weeks Post Op, Full TT with Muscle Repair - Swelling

When resuming any exercize regimen after a tummy tuck, do so in a graded fashion.  It is unreasonable to expect that when you return to the gym... READ MORE

Is my Loss of Sensation Dangerous?

The loss of nipple sensation as described in the other answers can occur after breast augmentation surgery.  Clinically it is thought that at a... READ MORE

How long after a breast lift and tummy tuck will I be able to raise my arms?

Hello and thank you for reaching out. Typically our post op instructions include no lifting your arms above should level or 90 degrees for the first... READ MORE

I'm 28 years old and have five kids. I'm in urgent need of a mommy make over; options? (Photos)

Hello and thank you for reaching out. From the photos you have provided, I would recommend a bilateral vertical mastopexy augmentation, or a breast... READ MORE

Should opioid pain meds be prescribed three weeks prior to my breast augmentation surgery?

Hello and thank you for reaching out. To prescribe medications for after the surgery well in advance of the surgery date is very common. This is to... READ MORE

Recently had Lipo on the outer thighs. Would you say the marked spot is due to overresection ? (photos)

Hello and thank you for reaching out. It's hard to tell what that small area is from, without a physical exam, and to see what the thigh looked like... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Wassermann

Richard J. Wassermann, MD, MPH has shared 72 before and after pictures with 36 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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