Dr. John Wakelin III, MD

Dr. John Wakelin III, MD

Plastic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 44
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Dr. John Wakelin III, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in Columbus, OH and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from Ohio State University College Of Medicine and Public Health in 2000 and specializes in plastic surgery, facial plastic surgery, and more.

5005 Arlington Centre Blvd

Columbus, OH 43220

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • 4 More

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Breast Reduction
more than 57% of peers
Breast Reconstruction
more than 25% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wakelin III "Dr. John Wakelin has the gift of an astute artistic eye which enables him to provide truly impeccable, natural results. Most patients are looking for a plastic surgeon who they connect with and feel truly understands the results they want. Dr. Wakelin goes above and beyond to make sure he understands your goals and concerns, and to make sure you understand your options- the risks and the benefits."


  • Plastic Surgery
  • Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery
  • Facial Plastic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Age Spots
  • Body Disproportion
  • Breast Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Gigantomastia
  • Gynecomastia
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Laxity
  • Wrinkles


Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Ohio.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Xavier University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • Ohio State University College Of Medicine and Public Health
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Mt. Carmel Health System
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Mt. Carmel Health System
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Ohio State University / College Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • OPERATION SMILE PLASTIC SURGEON, Managua, Nicaragua, 2007
  • OPERATION SMILE PLASTIC SURGEON, Asuncion, Paraguay, 2008
  • TOP 5 PLASTIC SURGEON IN COLUMBUS, Consumers Checkbook Guide to Top Doctors, 2010
  • Ohio Health Second Opinion Breast Cancer Clinic, Member, 2005-date
  • Surgical Resident of the Year, Columbus Childrens Hospital, 2003
  • TOP 5 COSMETIC SURGEON IN COLUMBUS Docs Rate Docs Survey, 2010
  • OPERATION SMILE PLASTIC SURGEON, Alexandria, Egypt, 2009
  • Americas Top Plastic Surgeons, 2006-2011
  • TOP DOCTOR, PLASTIC SURGERY, COLUMBUS OHIO, The Global Directory of Whos Who, 2011
  • Operation Smile, Medical Mission Teammember, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 2003
  • Operation Smile, Medical Mission Teammember, Lima, Peru, 2006
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wakelin III's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wakelin III to family and friends
based on 23 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

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Dr. Wakelin III's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

in Orrville, OH
Dr. Wakelin was referred to me by a friend who had breast reconstruction surgery after a mastectomy. I had a breast reduction and my daughter had breast implants. All of us are very very pleased with our surgeries! I highly recommend Dr. Wakelin!
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in Columbus, OH
De. Waklin is very skilled professional with excellent gentle injections & bedside manner. He helps alleviate ocular & painful migraines w Botox. Staff are very professional & caring.
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in Zanesville, Oh
Dr. Wakelin and staff are phenomenal, helpful and informative. I'm 54 yrs old and feel like we're taking aging on gracefully together...Best office!
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in Columbus, OH
Everyone is so professional and courteous. They treat me like I'm really important. That's a wonderful feeling. I'm looking in the mirror again after 16 years of not looking in the mirror. I feel pretty again. I didn't think that would be possible. I would do it 100 times over. They're the Best.
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