Richard J. Wassermann MD, FACS
About the Practice
Our office and surgical suite emphasize comfort and are designed to facilitate a satisfying plastic surgery experience. The state-of-the-art facility has a classic art deco design and a spacious, inviting interior. Each detail reflects the understated elegance and refined beauty that underlines all of Dr. Wassermann's work and provides a private, warm, and welcoming facility for catering to the needs of patients from Columbia and throughout the Southeast.
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Dr. Wassermann provides patients at his Columbia, South Carolina plastic surgery center with comprehensive aesthetic options, including breast lift, breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast reconstruction, circumferential body contouring, liposuction, abdominoplasty, rhinoplasty, facelift, eyelid surgery, Restylane®, BOTOX® Cosmetic, and more.
For some patients, a combination of two or more plastic surgery procedures may be suggested. It is also possible to combine procedures with both a reconstructive and cosmetic component to achieve the desired results. This convenience adds to the overall ease and efficiency of your experience at Plastic Surgery Consultants. With the enhanced options available at our private surgical facility, Dr. Wassermann helps his patients make the treatment decisions that are right for them.
Background & Certification
American Board of Plastic Surgery (1999)
Dr. Wassermann attended Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans and concurrently earned a Master of Public Health degree. He went on to train in general surgery at the University of Chicago and completed a plastic surgery residency at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
After completing his training, Dr. Wassermann identified Columbia, South Carolina as a dynamic and growing city and a great place to raise his family. An active member of the community, he completed the extensive renovation of an area landmark and built his state-of-the-art surgery center.
Publications and Presentations
Dr. Wassermann is the author of numerous scientific publications and has performed extensive research on the efficacy and outcomes of breast reduction surgery and is considered an expert on breast surgery by many of his colleagues.
Affiliations & Memberships
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care
Plastic Surgery Research Council
South Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons, Former President
Wound Healing Society
Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Columbia Medical Society
Dr. Wassermann meets personally with his patients to discuss their unique appearance concerns. He is very precise in pre-surgical analysis and decision making because there is often more than one way to perform a procedure. His superior training and skill ensure consistently beautiful and natural-looking results achieved with the patient's health and overall well-being in mind. The fee for this extensive initial consultation is $100 and is credited toward your scheduled procedure.
Dr. Wassermann's meticulous attention to detail is supplemented by a courteous staff of highly-trained professionals. Our center's focus on communication and education ensures that all patients are thoroughly informed about the details of their procedure and confident in their decision. Additionally, the knowledgeable and experienced team is readily available to assist patients at all stages of the plastic surgery process by providing comprehensive medical information and caring professional support. Our dedication to excellence extends to every aspect of your experience with Plastic Surgery Consultants, from the live voice you reach with every call, to the personal attention you receive during each visit to our private center.
Please contact our cosmetic surgery center today to learn more or to schedule a consultation with plastic surgeon Richard J. Wassermann, MD, MPH, FACS
Staff & Facilities
As part of his ongoing commitment to providing superior cosmetic surgery to his patients, Dr. Richard J. Wassermann invested in the extensive renovation of the historic 1939 Greyhound Bus Depot in Columbia, South Carolina. This unique structure has been revitalized into a modern, stylish plastic surgery center which is now home to his practice, Plastic Surgery Consultants.
The office-based surgery center is fully accredited by The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. AAAHC accreditation signifies that our facility has undergone rigorous, nationally-recognized independent testing and demonstrated the highest standards of quality and care. This distinction allows patients at our Columbia, South Carolina practice to enjoy the most advanced plastic surgery options in a safe, unique, and private setting. Our fully-equipped operating room includes advanced monitoring and emergency equipment, as well as modern endoscopic equipment for performing innovative surgical procedures. Features like dual operating room lights and air-heated warming blankets are also utilized to enhance the overall outcome of your procedure.