I’d gained a lot of weight, then I lost a lot of weight, and I wasn’t happy with my breasts. I wanted to make myself feel better. My sister had a procedure done from Dr. Donaldson and she had a great experience. She loved Bobbie and the staff was all great, so I went into it knowing that it was going to be perfect. We had our consultation and within 2 weeks I had already scheduled my procedure and went ahead and had it done. We got there that day and I was all chipper and excited! I was nervous, but I knew it was going to be great because we already had everything, we met everybody. Bobbie was great, the nurse at the facility was great. I walked into my surgery, had it done, and the same day I was sitting up. Everything was perfect. I’m happy with my results. Everything has been great, with no problems at all, and it’s always nice to come see Bobbie and Dr. Donaldson.

Donaldson Plastic Surgery – Dr. Jeffrey Donaldson
4661 Sawmill Rd. — Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43220
(614) 442-7610

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Likes For Lives
Each October, plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Donaldson sponsors the Likes for Lives Campaign — a fundraiser whose proceeds go directly to cancer research within the community. For the third year in a row, Donaldson Plastic Surgery will be raising money during Breast Cancer awareness month. To help out, anyone online can simply “like” the Donaldson Plastic Surgery Facebook page. For each like they receive during the month of October, Dr. Donaldson and his staff will donate $1 to the OhioHealth Bing Cancer Center.

The OhioHealth Cancer Center is a facility located on the campus of Riverside Methodist Hospital where patients can receive a multitude of services aimed at treating cancer, supporting patients and their families, and promoting health and well being. The Center provides a comprehensive, holistic approach to cancer with resources ranging from therapy, imaging, testing, nutrition, wig-shopping, genetic counseling, clinical research and meditation – all under one roof. Learn more at:

Last year, Dr. Donaldson was able to raise almost $1400 for the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. He hopes to have the chance to donate even more to the OhioHealth Bing Cancer Center this year.

Likes for Lives participants don’t even have to spend their own money to donate to the Bing Cancer Center; just click to help out at: https://www.facebook.com/DonaldsonPlasticSurgery.

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Why was this company started?
A: During my training, I studied successful practices in L.A., New York, Miami and Atlanta. I realized that Columbus needed a highly trained plastic surgeon with a sophisticated, patient-focused, boutique practice that makes people feel at ease. We are attentive, approachable and skilled at delivering results that rival any other in the country.

What was the turning point when you realized you were onto something?
A: Three years ago, my patient coordinator came to me exasperated because so many patients had requested surgery that we had run out of file folders. She used her lunch break to visit Staples so we could accommodate more new patients that afternoon.

Have you had to seek financing as you have grown?
A: We have been very fortunate to not need financing. We share space with another private practice, which has kept overhead in check.

What dangers are in growing too quickly?
A: Growth can dilute the brand if it is not carefully planned. The fundamental principles – in our case, safety, attentiveness, empathy, the doctor-patient relationship – must never be abandoned for the sake of growth. We emphasize that bigger is not necessarily better, but better is better. When the emphasis is on quality, not quantity, growth naturally follows.

Did you know any entrepreneurs growing up?
A: As a child and young adult, I counted physicians and business owners among my mentors. I admired the doctoring profession – particularly the surgical skill set – and at the same time I was enamored with the innovation and measurable accomplishments inherent to business ownership. I am lucky to have found both as a plastic surgeon.

What’s your recession lesson?
A: Keep the overhead low. In the short term, it is easier to manage costs than to increase revenue.


*Earned by Dr. Donaldson