Dr. Richard J. Wassermann, MD

Dr. Richard J. Wassermann, MD

Plastic Surgery | Male | 51 years old

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Care Philosophy

With an emphasis on aesthetics, Dr. Wassermann creates individualized treatments tailored to his patients' unique goals and concerns. He combines medical expertise and an artistic vision to achieve consistently superior results. Dr. Wassermann's ongoing commitment to providing exceptional plastic and cosmetic surgery is evident in every aspect of his practice, from the state-of-the-art surgery facility to the focus on patient education and communication. He wants his patients to feel informed, cared for, and enthusiastic about their decision to enhance their appearance.Read more

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Dr. Wassermann attended Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans and concurrently earned a Master of Public Health degree....Read more

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in Columbia |
I had a tummy tuck and liposuction performed. I was extremely happy with my results and his staff and office were very Professional. More importantly Dr. Wasserman is highly skilled in creating a beautiful body contour - he can perform results that you will be pleased with and can experience with with little down time. I highly recommend his skilled hands.
Thank you for feedback. We try our best to provide compassionate care and excellent service.
in Blythewood, SC |
I USED DR WASSERMANN FOR COSMETIC PURPOSES FOR OVER 10 YEARS. I WAS VERY SATISFIED WITH THE RESULTS AND HAPPILY REFERRED MY FRIENDS WHO ALSO LOVED HIM. WHEN I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER AND SURGERY WAS TO BE IN 4 DAYS, HE AND HIS STAFF REARRANGED THEIR SCHEDULE TO START THE RECONSTRUCTION PROCESS. THAT WAS 10 MONTHS AGO AND WE ARE ALMOST AT THE END OF THIS JOURNEY. I WILL ALWAYS BE THANKFUL OF THE EXCELLENT RESULTS AND THE CARING CONCERN FROM HE AND HIS STAFF. USE THIS DOCTOR.
Lexington SC |
The environment of the office is not welcoming at all the few times I've visited . The staff doesn't seem to smile often and gives the general impression that patients are a nuisance . In my experience, that type of atmosphere is created and /or tolerated from the top down . Regardless of how smart a plastic surgeon may be if they or their staff don't appreciate you as a person and a customer, it cause s one to doubt their level of concern for my physical life during an operation.
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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 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.

Dr. Wassermann's Care Philosophy

With an emphasis on aesthetics, Dr. Wassermann creates individualized treatments tailored to his patients' unique goals and concerns. He combines medical expertise and an artistic vision to achieve consistently superior results.

Dr. Wassermann's ongoing commitment to providing exceptional plastic and cosmetic surgery is evident in every aspect of his practice, from the state-of-the-art surgery facility to the focus on patient education and communication. He wants his patients to feel informed, cared for, and enthusiastic about their decision to enhance their appearance.

Dr. Wassermann's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Plastic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Plastic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in South Carolina not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Plastic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Gynecomastia
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Skin Cancer
  • Wrinkles

Education

  • Medical School
    Tulane University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1990

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Chicago Hospitals

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of South Florida

    Completed in 1997

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Pennsylvania

    Graduated in 1986

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction Surgery
  • Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery
  • Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Surgery
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Liposuction
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction