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Meet Dr. Wassermann, Plastic Surgeon in Columbia, SC

A board-certified Columbia, South Carolina plastic surgeon in practice since 1997, Dr. Richard J. Wassermann heads up a plastic surgery practice that offers personalized treatments and superior aesthetic results to his patients.

Dr. Wassermann’s medical expertise and artistic vision have earned him a reputation for providing exceptional care with stunning outcomes. Utilizing various surgical options, such as tummy tuck, liposuction, breast reduction, breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reconstruction, eyelid surgery, facelift, and rhinoplasty,

Dr. Wassermann can create a more youthful appearance, more defined figure, or more proportionate and attractive features.

Additionally, Dr. Richard J. Wassermann offers non-surgical treatments like Juvederm®, BOTOX® Cosmetic, and laser skin rejuvenation to help restore skin to its most beautiful state and achieve a smooth, refreshed, and radiant appearance. With these less invasive options, Dr. Wassermann’s patients can look years younger and enjoy increased confidence in as little as a single office visit.


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Dr. Wassermann belongs to several prestigious aesthetic and plastic surgery professional associations and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Additionally, 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.

A plastic surgeon committed to teaching, Dr. Wassermann helps his patients understand their options and make educated treatment choices. He takes his role as a patient educator seriously, communicating exactly what can be accomplished. By thinking, talking, and drawing all at the same time, Dr. Wassermann demonstrates how each unique surgery will be approached. A former Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Dr. Wassermann found the transition to private practice very natural.

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.


Dr. Wassermann’s Training and Experience


Board Certification

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery (1999)

Medical Degree

  • Tulane University School of Medicine

Undergraduate Degree

  • University of Pennsylvania, Honors Degree in Economics

General Surgery Residency

  • University of Chicago

Plastic Surgery Residency

  • University of South Florida

Professional Affiliations

  • 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

Columbia, South Carolina plastic surgeon Richard J. Wassermann, MD, MPH, FACS is dedicated to providing a rewarding surgical experience that encompasses all aspects of his patients’ appearance, health, and well-being. Patients can feel confident in the level of care they receive.

Additionally, Dr. Wassermann’s plastic surgery center, an AAAHC-accredited, office-based surgery facility, reflects his ongoing commitment to meeting the needs and goals of his patients. This unique facility provides a welcoming, comfortable, and confidential plastic surgery setting. For the convenience of our patients, overnight accommodations are available in our fully-staffed and private center. This added luxury makes the immediate recovery period as simple and relaxing as possible.

Contact our cosmetic surgery center in Columbia, South Carolina today to schedule a personal consultation with premier plastic surgeon Richard J. Wassermann, MD, MPH, FACS or to learn more about any of the services we provide.