Grand Rapids Plastic Surgeon
220 Lyon St NW, Suite 700
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503 US
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5 out of 5 stars Male Tummy Tuck

37 Years Old, Thought I Had Destroyed my Body. - Grand Rapids, MI

I am a week out of surgery with Dr. Aitken and am still at an absolute loss for words to describe her and the masterpiece she made of my body. Her talent, personality, staff, down to every minute detail is top-notch and second to none. THANK YOU AND MILLION TIMES OVER! I am so blessed!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

27 5'7 133lbs 32c/34b (Victoria's Secret) Getting 375cc HP Silicone - Grand Rapids, MI

I couldn't be happier with my decision to go to Dr. Aitken. She is the sweetest most caring doctor I've ever encountered. She really cares about your results and achieving the look you ask for. She tried different implants during surgery and chose the ones that looked the best. She answered all my questions and made me feel really safe and comfortable . Both my sisters are going to her now!! Already have consultations scheduled :) Can't wait to see her again for my one week check! If you're in Grand Rapids or nearby I would def suggest her. She is AMAZING!

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

41 Year Old Mother of 3. - Grand Rapids, MI

I had all of my children in my 30's and my last two just 18 months apart at age 38 and 39. It took a toll on my body and I could not work off my problem hips and thighs. I was told by another surgeon to work harder at losing weight after I had worked for 3 months with a trainer and lost 25 lbs. I was devastated. Dr. Aiken was my 2nd opinion and she immediately made me feel comfortable...

60 Year Old Sun, Ex Smoker Wrinkled Face - Grand Rapids, MI

Dr Aitken takes the time to explain what to expect. She is kind and gentle.

1 out of 5 stars Lip Augmentation

Bad Experience - Grand Rapids, MI

I had a lip augmentation for the first time done by this doctor. She over injected one side of the lip and I look terrible now. I went again a week later and she didn't care about how I looked and she said " this is the first time this happens to me". While she was injecting, i told her you put more in this side but kept going. I'm very dissatisfied and I won't see her again.

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

She has been renamed Dr. A+!!!!

In my quest for a 'mommy makeover', I selected six physicians to interview in the Grand Rapids area. Three got eliminated over the phone just because I knew specifically what I was looking for and a timeline and they just didn't meet my qualifications. The three in-person meetings were enlightening. I had decided to do the Mommy Makeover due to having lost about 90 pounds and just had a lot...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift

Truely Extraordinary!!

Extraordinary!! Dr. Aiken is a true artist. She is professional, personable and very knowledgeabl. She listens and shows great compassion for her patients. I am blessed and thrilled with my results. I feel beautiful and confident for the first time in years.

5 out of 5 stars Kybella

Great doctor!

So friendly and knowledge. I really enjoy this doctor. I went to her for kybella injections on a recommendation from a family member and was not disappointed. PSA is very nice and clean and all the staff members are very friendly!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Best surgeon in GR

I'm 5 weeks pist.op from tummy tuck, lipo, and muscle repair. She did the most amazing job! I could not have imagined looking so good after surgery. From the day I went home, I can't stop feeling my belly and how flat it is. She did everything she said, and went above and beyond. My biggest complaint going in to surgery was my nether region. She decided to do a little extra "to make it look...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Best breast ;)

She was kind and wonderful. Took time to listen to what I was saying/ all my concerns. Had a breast reduction and they look amazing even 10 years later. She doesn't make you feel fat or ugly. She looks at you like any other person

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Personal Statement

My background is from the Arts, having worked as a medical illustrator prior to medical school. Plastic surgery was my calling and has been my passion since the start. As a woman, I feel I better understand some of the nuances of aesthetic surgery for women.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

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Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Aitken has hospital affiliations at Spectrum Health.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
    Medical: MD, Northwestern University
    Graduate: Master's, Fine Art, Medical and Biological Illustration University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Plastic Surgery, Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Treatments offered at Plastic Surgery Associates

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Recovering time on lipo?

I am assuming you had liposuction of the thighs? The more you move, the better if you only had liposuction, you cannot hurt anything with movement.... READ MORE

What Are the Risk of Getting BA/BL/BBL Less Than 6 Months After Giving Birth?

While it can be safe to undergo these procedures that close to your section, be sure to confirm the credentials of your surgeon to make sure you will... READ MORE

Doctor appt. not until 3 weeks post op: is that too long to wait to start doing breast massage? (photos)

It's way too soon to worry. Your result looks great, especially for post op day 9. As soon as you are comfortable, (days) it is okay to start moving... READ MORE

Abdomen muscle plication, how long should my muscle spasms last? I'm 4 weeks post MM.

Thank you for your question. The muscles are what make this procedure a tougher recovery than most. Try to bear with it and know that the tightening... READ MORE

Should I be concerned with my areola reduction scarring and TT scar? Will it improve over time? (Photo)

Thank you for your questions and pictures. The darker color of your TT scar is somewhat expected in light of the darker pigment of your skin. While we... READ MORE

I’ve wanted a face lift for a long time but am not sure what kind or what I can reasonably expect after it? (photos)

A well done facelift should lift the cheek and jowl, reshape the face as you noted, but not put dramatic tension on your skin. When the tension is... READ MORE

How close to ideal weight should I be for best results from lipo?

I ask my patients to be approximately within 10% of their ideal or goal body woghr for contouring procedures. READ MORE

Inner thigh lipo scheduled and I'm freaking out a little

Great question. I find medial thigh liposuction to be effective, but unforgiving. It has to done carefully and garments should be worn properly after... READ MORE

Considering Lipo, not tummy tuck. Am I a good candidate? (Photo)

Great question. I have ask me this question every day. From your pictures, it looks like you would be a good candidate for suction of the tummy, hips... READ MORE

I've went down from 315lbs since last October to 175lbs now. What procedures would you suggest? (Photo)

Congratulations on your success. Prioritize which areas are most important to you. You appear to be a good candidate for an augmentation with a full... READ MORE

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