Columbia Plastic Surgeon
18 Miller Road
Sumter, South Carolina 29150 US
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5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Its Been Over A Year - Columbia, SC/ Sumter

I am 40 years old I have 3 Children I have always been very active but once I turned 40 I put on weight and just was not able to lose it, I also had a nasty roll that would sit on my lap when I would sit down. I am so worried about this, I fear the pain, the coming out from being under and most of all telling my mom and kids lol ok, so I feel so silly i am not able to find my review on...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Getting my Sexy Back!! - Sumter, SC

Im 42 yrs old, I have two children 23&12 and a saggy belly. I waited for 12 yrs to get my sexy back and now is the time. On March 29th I will be able to wear a two piece. I will keep you guys posted as I count down the days. I have been hiding my stomach and ashamed to showy body bc my stomach looks like a!! Im 5'2 and 139lbs and i have a nice shape but my saggy stomach takes...

Botched Rhinoplasty - Sumter, SC

In terms of my experience with the doctor and staff, it was fine. My problem is with the rhinoplasty itself. We agreed to a surgery plan a couple of weeks prior to my surgery, meaning we agreed on what results we were aiming for. I wake up from surgery, everything seems fine, and then he says that he decided to "change my surgery plan" once I went under. He did this WITHOUT my consent. So...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

I've had Amazingly experiences for almost 20 Years and 3 procedures

Phenomenal!! I have had several surgical procedures done by Dr Culbertson and he is Nothing Short of a Miracle Worker! His staff are Welcoming, and Friendly. Also the 6 month follow ups are Well worth the Peace of Mind

5 out of 5 stars Voluma

Voluma After Laser Treatments - Sumter, SC

I had substantial fat loss in my face after 3 rounds of laser treatment for moderate to severe acne scarring. I looked deflated and was very unhappy with my atrophied face. I had gone to a medical spa for voluma injections around Christmas time and it was placed in all the wrong places on my face. I looked even more hawkish once she was finished... In my state of panic, I found Dr. Gary...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

27 Yrs Old 2 Children Tummy Tuck with Lipo - Sumter, SC

Dr. Culbertson is amazing. He knows what he's doing . He keeps you over night after surgery. I couldn't imagine going home the night of my surgery, my body was overwhelmed and he has 2 very nice professional RN's take care of me after surgery. I went home the next morning with everything I needed and the knowledge necessary to take care of myself. He makes you get all your prescriptions before...

35 Years Old, 2 Children, Excess Skin After Gastric Bypass - Sumter, SC

I am having my surgery in less than 48 hours. I've been searching site, seeing all great things! I'm excited, nervous and scared all at the same time. My doctor is the absolute best and I'm sure I'll love results. Meds picked up, plans in place! It's only DOWN from here! Lipoabdomminoplasty, I'm here!!

4 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty


Ever since middle school, I developed a strong hatred of my nose. It is very long (which is uncommon for my ethnicity), wide and has a bulbous tip. To make matters worse, my nose became crooked with a deviated septum and bump during a robbery where the assailant broke my nose (and stole my money). I always wanted to get a nose job but I never thought I would actually get one. I managed to save...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Going ok...

I am schelduled for a full TT with repair of hernia and lipo of the flanks on October 28th, 2011. I have had two kids, my youngest is 3 1/2 years old. Last one was a c-section. I am 5'11" and 155 pounds. Not very large but tired of looking preganant all the time.All the paperwork is now finalized, just waiting. I know that everything will go fine and that the 28th is just around the...

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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)

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Hard Lumpy Tip 3 Months Post Op. Swelling or Scar Tissue? (photo)

I am so sorry to see such an outcome fallowing a rhinoplasty. No, things are unlikely to improve. Please consider requesting your operative report... READ MORE

Does Getting a Nose Job, Drastically Change Your Face?

Repeated sceintific studies have shown that when you look at someone you first look at their eyes then, you track to their nose and mouth. Anything... READ MORE

SEROMA Continues to Persist?

Post operative seromas following a TT and Liposuction can be somewhat common. Serial aspiration or catheter drainage is often the most effective... READ MORE

Nipple Lift & Implants to Improve Asymmetry and Reduce Areola Gone Wrong? (photo)

Consider requesting your surgeon culture your wounds. You most likely have stitch abscess from a commonly utilized but, relativily outdated suture... READ MORE

Reshaping Nosebridge and Tip? (photo)

Correction of both the Bulbous or Broad tip is a very common procedure performed by Rhinoplasty surgeons. Your expectations do not seem excessive.... READ MORE

Breast Reduction: is an A Cup Possible? (photo)

Breast Reductions can be done to almost any size. May I suggest it in terms of two options. First, do you want to proportional to your body size or... READ MORE

Blood Thinners or Iron Before a Tummy Tuck?

Iron administered BEFORE a Tummy Tuck can have two very important effects. The first is to possibly boast your blood count or Hemoglobin. This can... READ MORE

I Have Hereditary Eye Bags I Need Help on What to Do. It is Not Excess Fat but a Different Color? (photo)

Fortunately your condition does not appear to be that severe yet. A tranconjuntival (TC) lower lid bletharoplasty may be your ticket to get rid of... READ MORE

What Should Your Hemoglobin Be for a TT?

Yes, there is a increased risk of complications with to low of a Hemoglobin with an Abdominoplasty especially, a Lipo-Abdominoplasty. Many plastic... READ MORE

Will This Spitting of Stitches Ever End? (photo)

I do not have good news. Ethibond stich abcesses can be local or course all the way along your suture line. Make sure you are getting cultured with... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Culbertson

Gary R. Culbertson, MD has shared 30 before and after pictures with 24 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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