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About Dr. Carlin

As a board certified , South Carolina plastic surgeon, Dr C. Brett Carlin has been practicing state of the art cosmetic plastic surgery in Columbia since 1998. His practice is limited to aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, and body.

By narrowing his practice in scope, he is able to offer his patients truly superior care and expertise. “Our specialty encompasses a very broad spectrum. If you only do a few cases of a specific procedure each year, you never really gain meaningful experience nor expertise with it. It is hard to proficient in all aspects of plastic surgery. Find what you do well and become the best you can be at it.”

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Brett Carlin M.D.,

Dr. C. Brett Carlin practices aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery in Columbia, South Carolina with more than 20 years of experience. He has completed residencies in both General Surgery, as well as Plastic Surgery.

He successfully received Board Certification from the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery, representing one of the few surgeons to possess dual board certification. He has subsequently completed re-certification through the American Board of Plastic Surgery, to ensure he remains current with emerging techniques and technology.

Dr. Carlin spent his childhood years in Columbia. He graduated with honors, a Cum Laude degree in Chemistry, from Clemson University. He spent the next four years at The Medical University of South Carolina, in Charleston. His General Surgery residency took him to Birmingham, Alabama for five long years, including a year as Chief Resident.

He left Alabama for North Carolina, where he completed a three year Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC, again serving one year as Chief Resident in Plastic Surgery. Integrated into these eight post-graduate years was a fellowship at the prestigious Christine Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery in Louisville, KY.

He and his wife, Liz, married while in Charleston. They have enjoyed raising their only child, Drew, here in the Midlands. In addition to tending to his family’s equestrian interests, he enjoys spending time outdoors, hunting and fishing whenever he can get away.

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This mantra was emphasized daily. “Take what we can from these pioneering surgeons, master and then improve upon these techniques when possible.”

“Always strive to do better. Each operation is learning opportunity, always pay attention to the details. Learn and grow from each interaction.”

“I try to incorporate these tenants into my practice each day,” Carlin says, “continually working to improve patient outcomes. I want your experience to be both a personable and a positive one.”


Jamie Johnson

Jamie Johnson

Jamie currently resides in Lexington with her husband. She has two adult daughters and two step-daughters. She has worked in the plastic surgery field since January 1999 and has worked alongside Dr. Carlin since July of 1999. She assisted Dr. Carlin in the office with pre- and post-operative patient care as well as well as with in-office procedures for the first 22 years. In December 2022 she switched roles and became the office manager. She has a range of medical experience that includes both clinical and administrative. Jamie schedules all of Dr. Carlin’s surgeries and takes care of all the administrative duties for the practice. She is also available to assist you with any questions you may have before, during, or after your care to be certain your experience with Carlin Plastic Surgery is a positive experience.

Brenda Walker

Brenda D. Walker

Brenda is a true South Carolinian. She was born and raised in Columbia and now lives in Elgin with her husband, Andrew and daughter, Riley. She graduated from Richland Northeast in 2006 and immediately began working for a neurology group while she went to USC full-time where she received a degree in Elementary Education. Brenda decided that she enjoyed the medical field much more than teaching so after graduating from USC in 2011, she went from working part-time to full-time for the neurology group. In 2013 Brenda left neurology and came to work for Dr. Carlin. For the first eight years, Brenda did insurance, billing and checkout for Dr. Carlin and in December 2021, she moved in to the role of assisting Dr. Carlin. If you have any pre or post operative questions, Brenda will be more than happy to assist you!

Jennie T Willis

Jennie was born and raised in Lexington, SC. She is married to Michael W. Willis for over 30 years. They have 3 daughters, Emily, Natalie, and Ashley. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her grandchildren. She started her medical career in 1989 graduating as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She is experienced in Pediatrics (20years) and Dermatology (9years).

Now a new adventure has called her to Carlin Plastic Surgery in November 2021. She is in charge of checkout, insurance, and billing. If you have questions about your account, or need to make an appointment, Jennie is here to help.

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