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

I am very pleased with the doctor an my results thus far. I never felt rushed and he answered all my questions and then some. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

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

Very professional, clear and to the point. Compassionate and easy to reach someone in the office with any of the million questions I had.

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Flabs to Abs! - Columbia, SC

did tons of online research and then from talking to people in the area all of whom said "oh Ricky Wasserman!" wink wink "he's the BEST!" so I am very confident in my choice :)

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

2weeks down no drains nor stitches anymore pics

I researched him and spoke to several nurses at hospital and they have used him. After only a few days I love my results already and the extra care & concern from Ps & staff....I wouldn't recommend anyone else!

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

My interaction with Dr Wasserman was straight forward and trustful from beginning to end. I would recommend him to anyone who wants plastic surgery. And I will be going back to myself

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Anterior Torsoplasty (AT) Columbia, SC

Love Dr Wasserman, great bedside manner and always willing to answer ALL of my questions ! I have followed all of his post up instructions and recovery has gone very well.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

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

Very polite and up front.

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

Dr. Wasserman was great, he took the time to answer all questions preoperatively and explained everything from possible complications to recovery in detail. I really liked the fact that he offered an overnight stay at his facility and was never bothered by my phone calls. His office and OR staff were an excellent group of people who truly cared about me as a patient.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

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

Dr. Wasserman Is a Plastic Surgeon that has great bedside manners and in my opinion has the skills that keep his patients 100% satisfied. Dr. Wasserman always goes above and beyond with helping his patients feel good about themselves. He and his staff are excellent.

*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 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

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