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 just had this done so I am not able to rate the total outcome, so far I have loved my doctor and the after care it has been a week and I have seen him 3 times. I was very worried about being put under but I went under totally smooth and woke up smooth, normaly I have stress going under (i dont even remember going into the surgery room last I remember I was talking to my husband. and the next thing was my husband next to me and them asking if I had a good sleep. it the past I woke up to a nagging lady saying.... ok, I need you to wake up, wake up, its time to wake up, can you drink something?, ok stay awake...ECT ECT ECT and I wanted to slap them. at this doctors non of that!!!!! I loved it. the surgery is longer then many others and maybe a little more painful (he lipos all the belly ) he also triple stitches everything and also does a V stitch on the belly to help make the waist smaller. I am still healing and am not able to give a worth it or not worth it.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Getting my Sexy Back!! - Sumter, SC

I researched and came across Culberston.

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

Dr. Culbertson was amazing! He was a great listener and truly an artist with the Voluma he injected!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

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

Dr. Culbertson is amazing.

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

Absolutely lovable! I'm totally comfortable with him and his staff, and I'm so glad that I chose his office over the others!

4 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty


Overall, I'm happy I chose Dr. Culbertson. The staff is really nice, especially the nurses! They helped ease my nervousness by making me laugh and having such a great sense of humor. I asked Dr. Culbertson to fix 3 things I felt wrong with my nose and he found and corrected 2 additional problems he noticed during the surgery, one of which was a deviated septum. This is not a final review considering I'm only 1 month post. There is an issue with my nostrils being asymmetrical that he agreed to fix once the nose is healed. Once that is fixed, the star rating will go up to 5. Other than that, I'm content with my results so far. I'm very anxious to see the final outcome. After seeing my results and the before and after photos of his other rhinoplasty patients, I really do believe Dr. Culbertson is a great surgeon!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

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Dr. Culbertson is the absolute best!! He really cares about your feelings, thoughts and wishes. He will spend as much time talking to you as you like. He spent 3 hours with me on my pre-op alone!!! He has been in business for over 20 years and the staff from when you walk in to everybody you encounter really go above and beyond their duties to make you comfortable. It was worth every penny and more for his work. Would recommend anyone getting plastic OR general surgery to choose him!!

*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)

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  • Undergraduate & Medical School

  • Post-Medical School Training

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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

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

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