Ram Kalus MD
About the Practice
Whatever your plastic surgery needs, you will be treated with respect and compassion. At Plastic Surgery of the Carolinas we are proud of our meticulous attention to your individual needs and desires, including the wish for discretion and privacy. Our passion to serve you well is matched by Dr. Ram Kalus’s skills in plastic surgery, allowing us to deliver remarkably gratifying results.
Dr. Kalus specializes in delayed and immediate breast reconstruction with direct to final implant, as well as “Mommy Makeovers” combining breast augmentation, body contouring, liposuction, and abdominoplasty. Additionally, he specializes in aesthetic facial surgery, facial reconstruction, and pediatric plastic surgery.
Dr. Kalus's Before and After Gallery:
Breast Lift – Mastopexy
Breast Augmentation Revision
Breast Reconstruction Revisions
Male Breast Surgery – Gynecomastia
Dr. Kalus is passionate about his patients, and about his art. He believes in the power of plastic surgery in transforming one’s concept of self, be it for a woman facing mastectomy, a child with a large birthmark or scar, or an adolescent with a bump on her nose. He practices in the old tradition of what you would expect from your doctor. Rather than following the familiar adage of “time is money” so often encountered in medicine today, Dr. Kalus strongly believes that his patients deserve his utmost attention and time. That is why he has always phoned his patients personally after their surgery to ensure that their recovery is progressing well. He leaves no stone unturned in ensuring the likelihood of a successful outcome while maximizing patient safety and minimizing risk.
Background & Certification
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Dr. Kalus is also licensed and has practiced in Israel, his birthplace, where he founded and directed the first Unit of Pediatric Plastic Surgery at Schneider Children’s Medical Center in 1996 and returns to perform volunteer surgery and teach as a visiting surgeon. Additionally, he has been recognized by the American Academy of Pediatrics as a pediatric specialist.
Dr. Kalus earned board certification with the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1992 after completing his medical degree and B.A. in Psychology cum laude from Boston University. Before beginning his practice as a plastic surgeon on the faculty at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia, Dr. Kalus completed his general surgery training at Hartford Hospital and the University of Connecticut, followed by his plastic surgery training at the Combined Connecticut Hand Fellowship in Hartford Connecticut the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Dartmouth, New Hampshire, the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts, and at the Hospital for Sick Children in Paris, France.
Affiliations & Memberships
Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
Roper Hospital-Downtown Main
Roper Hospital-Mount Pleasant
Roper James Island Ambulatory Surgery Center
East Cooper Medical Center
Charleston Surgery Center
Roper Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital, West Ashley
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Dr. Kalus has served as Past President and Treasurer of the South Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons in addition to serving on several other important committees in the past.
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Your experience at Plastic Surgery of the Carolinas will be a combination of expertise and exceptional patient care. South Carolina cosmetic surgeon Dr. Ram Kalus is dedicated to creating remarkably natural-looking and unique results for you. Our professional and compassionate staff will respect your need for discretion and privacy, while ensuring that your experience is comfortable and completely satisfactory. We look forward to hearing from you. A member of our office staff in Columbia will get back to you shortly.
Staff & Facilities
Skin Care Products
In today’s world, it is undeniable that youthfulness, attractiveness, and presentation are important. Cosmetic surgery is a wonderful and accepted method to improve a person’s appearance. Dr. Kalus understands that cosmetic surgery needs are very personal, and he approaches each patient’s desires with personal attention. Perhaps nothing is more important to an attractive and youthful appearance than healthy skin. While genetics play a major role in determining the quality of your skin, you can still exert major beneficial interventions such as proper cleansing, repair and moisturizing. The three main skin lines that Dr. Kalus finds most beneficial to his patients are Nia ® (niacin based), Neocutis ®, and Skinmedica ®, all of which provide an excellent range of options to enhance the quality of your skin. Expert guidance will be provided by one of our certified aestheticians who will devise a custom treatment plan for you.
We accept most major insurance and managed care carriers, including Medicare. We also accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, CareCredit and personal checks.