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About Robert S. Houser, DO

Choosing the right cosmetic or plastic surgery procedure—and the right doctor—is no small feat. But from that first call to the last day of recovery, every interaction you have with Dr. Houser and his staff at Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Columbus will remind you that you’ve made the right choice. For us, there is no greater privilege than to be part of the process that will enhance your body and change your life!

Our mission is to listen, educate, and then exceed your expectations. Whether it’s the appointment time you need or the particular face lift you’re seeking, we listen carefully in order to truly understand the outcomes you most desire. How do we make this happen? By giving you the undivided attention we would want from our own surgeons.

Dr. Houser shares his outstanding education and knowledge of the most reliable and appropriate interventions with you. His ability to explain the pros and cons of each option has always been the quality his patients appreciate most in him. Dr. Houser is not satisfied until you’re left with a thorough understanding of the ideal course of action and the approach that’s best to bring about the natural looking beauty you’re looking for.

Finally, we strive to not only meet but exceed your expectations with service and outcomes that are beyond what you imagined. Many of our patients initially expect to keep knowledge of their procedures to themselves, then, because of their outstanding experience, they can’t help but share it with their friends and family. In fact, word-of-mouth referrals have helped sustain our practice for years. Between the caring staff, Dr. Houser’s skills, and our award-winning facility, we guarantee a total experience that exceeds satisfaction and ultimately arrives at delight.

Our mission at Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Columbus is to listen, educate and exceed. But our joy comes from being able to say, “Welcome to a turning point in your life.”

Professional Background

When you make the choice to bring positive change to your life through cosmetic or plastic surgery, you want a doctor who inspires confidence the entire way. Dr. Robert Houser’s sincere warmth combined with his years of experience and formidable education will easily carry you along the emotional and physical journey surgery can sometimes be. When it’s done, you’ll know, just as he does, that he was born for this work.

While it’s true that doctors tend to breed more doctors, few tend to stay within the same specialty as their parents. This was not the case for Dr. Houser: “I saw the joy that this work brought to my father and knew that was exactly what I wanted for my life, too.” As a native of Central Ohio, Dr. Houser made seamless transitions from undergrad at The Ohio State University, to medical school at Ohio University, and then back to OSU where he served as Chief Resident in his final year of their plastic surgery program. In 2003, his own chapter in the family’s history began when his cosmetic and plastic surgery practice opened. Since then, he’s won over 17 awards for exceptional service and results.

No one should ever obtain cosmetic or plastic surgery from a non-certified surgeon, which is why Dr. Houser has always been Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and a Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Additionally, Dr. Houser is proud to be a Member of The Aesthetic Society—only about one-third of ABPS Board Certified plastic surgeons are elected to this prestigious organization.

Dr. Houser is known for treating every patient like family. “I’d never recommend a procedure if I wouldn’t perform it on one of my loved ones,” he says. Whether it’s rebuilding a woman’s body after pregnancy, restoring a man’s hairline with amazing robotic technology, or helping someone recognize their youthful face in the mirror again, Dr. Houser loves being part of people’s lives when they regain freedom and confidence through these trusted procedures. “Most of all, I love working with people who are willing to work as hard as I am to reach their goals.”

Education & Training

Medical School: The Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: General Surgery; Mount Carmel Medical Center, Plastic Surgery; The Ohio State University Hospital

After more than 3 years of sharing a plastic surgery practice with his father, Dr. Houser became a solo practitioner in August, 2006 upon his father's retirement. Dr. Houser has been practicing Plastic Surgery since 2003 and completed 6 years of residency education following medical school. The final 2 years of his training were dedicated solely to Plastic Surgery at The Ohio State University.

Dr. Houser continues to be active in resident education both at The Ohio State University in the plastic surgery program as well as in the general surgery program at Mount Carmel Medical Center.


Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Columbus

41 Commerce Park Dr
Westerville, OH 43082
United States

Additional Information

Office Hours
Mon-Fri: 9am - 5pm
Major Credit Cards
Patient Financing Plans
Financing Available
Brands Offered
SkinBetter Science: Guaranteed to turn back the clock on unsightly lines, wrinkles, uneven tone, and texture. SkinBetter skincare is the latest innovation in correction, protection, and rejuvenating skin in as little as four weeks. One product can offer remarkable results—two or three products can change how you feel about your skin.

Sente: Formulated with patented HSA (Heparan Sulfate Analog) technology. This unique and elegant formulation is, clinically shown to improve the appearance of mature or photo-damaged skin while improving skin texture and firmness. It also enhances skin tone and diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Biopelle: Tensage® Growth Factor features SCA Biorepair Technology. Growth factors combined with glycoproteins and antioxidants help repair, maintain, and protect skin from the visible signs of photodamage.

Elta MD: EltaMD sunscreens help prevent sunburn and decrease the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun, when used with other sun protection measures. All EltaMD sunscreens are recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation as effective broad-spectrum sunscreens.

Board Certifications
American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)

Society Memberships
The Aesthetic Society
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Hospital Affiliation(s)
Mount Carmel Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio
Mount Carmel East Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital, Westerville, Ohio
The Houser Surgery Center, Westerville, Ohio

Surgical Facilities
For 40 years, the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) has been the gold standard in outpatient facility safety. AAAASF approval is no easy feat! Several staff dedicate time all year long to ensure our ability to pass AAAASF’s stringent standards. While it may take many resources to obtain the accreditation we’ve held since 1985, the trade-off is our patients’ trust. AAAASF accreditation gives our patients the following assurances:

Our staff has had excellent, up-to-date training in all relevant emergency procedures
Dr. Houser holds privileges to perform surgery at a number of local hospitals, if needed
Dr. Houser remains board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
The facility is clean and equipped with all relevant emergency equipment
As a Class C facility, we are qualified to perform all types of anesthesia
Dr. Houser and our nurse are both certified to inspect other facilities
We pursue AAAASF accreditation because we know they are just as committed to your safety as we are.

Robert S. Houser, DO

Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Columbus

41 Commerce Park Dr
Westerville, OH 43082
United States