Grand Rapids Plastic Surgeon
220 Lyon NW, Suite 700
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503 US
Call Doctor Write a Review

Treatment Pricing

Treatment Pricing
Get a price quote

Specials and Deals

Consultation fee waived when you mention Realself
Gift at consultation when you mention Realself
Buy 1 Get 1
Breast aug: receive FREE Botox for you + friend
Coming soon!
5K profile views
22 years experience
49 expert answers
Last contacted by
a user ...

Write a review

Are you a patient of Douglas L. Vander Woude, MD?

Write a Review



5.0 out of 5 stars 5.0 stars from 5 reviews See details Hide details
5.0 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5.0 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5.0 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5.0 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5.0 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5.0 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5.0 out of 5 stars Payment process
5.0 out of 5 stars Wait times
Narrow 5 reviews by:
Sort by:
  • Featured
  • Highest Rating
  • Lowest Rating
  • Recent
Treatment results may vary

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Neck, Face Lift, Co2 Laser, Fat Injections, lower eyes - Grand Rapids, MI

Dr. Douglas Vander Woude was kind, took his time with me and answered all my questions. I felt a sense of confidence and peace with my decision I had previously, interviewed four other plastic surgeons and I decided to go with Dr. Vander Woude, he is a master of his Craft! I highly recommend him and his wonderful staff.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Mid 20's Woman with Rhinoplasty Procedure - Grand Rapids, MI

My nose is not yet fully healed and I am already so happy with the results. I did not give the doctor much direction on what I wanted but he shaped my nose perfectly. It is so cute and fits my face now. Dr. Vander Woude's subtle confidence is so reassuring and anyone getting this procedure done needs to speak to him! I would never consider getting any further plastic surgery from any other doctor.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

50 Year Old 34G to 36B. Grand Rapids, MI

The office is welcoming and comfortable. His assistant, Sandy, is a fantastic person as a whole. Dr Vander Woude gives his undivided attention and takes the time to answer any questions before and after surgery. And the results are that of an artist!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Cosmetic Recovery from Breast Cancer. - Grand Rapids, MI

My Cancer required a mastectomy. What a terrible time in a woman's life. Dr. Vander Woudewas a blessing. Excellent surgeon with wonder bedside manner. Stayed with me through everything. Can't thank him, and Sandy, enough. Required two supplemental surgeries. All went well. I'll actually miss him despite being cancer free now.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction - Grand Rapids, MI

Dr. Vander Woude is phenomenal!! His outstanding professionalism, knowledge, expertise, credentials and patient care make him #one in my book! He took his time during our initial consultation to listen to my concerns and needs. Then, he was very thorough in explaining the procedure and outcome. Surgery went well, and the end result- exceptional! I highly recommend him to everyone! His entire staff is as awesome as he is! (front desk, insurance/payment consultant, nurse- assistants). A completely positive, friendly, warm and caring, yet professional, environment. Every staff member went out of their way to assist me and make sure all my needs were met. A "five star" total package.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General and American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Consultation Fee


Hospital Privileges

Dr. Vander Woude has hospital affiliations at Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, MI.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA in Biology and Chemistry, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, 1982
    Medical: MD, University of Michigan Medical School, 1986
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI, 1987
    General Surgery, University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI, 1992
    Plastic Surgery, Brigham / Children's / Harvard, Boston, MA, 1994
    Craniofacial Surgery, Children's Hospital Craniofacial Centre, Boston, MA, 1995
    Hand and Microsurgery, Brigham / Children's / Harvard, Boston, MA, 1997

Treatments offered at Plastic Surgery Associates

Most popular answers from Douglas L. Vander Woude, MD

Narrow by:

Should I still have a crooked smile and thickness under my chin 4 weeks after Neck Lift and Liposuction under the chin?

Thank you for your question. Some patients can experience irregular contours or firmness after liposuction in any area. It might represent a small... READ MORE

Do most surgeons charge for the correction of the removal of 'dog ears'?

Additional charges for "touch up" procedures vary quite a lot. Some practices have the flexibility to do these procedures at very little or no cost.... READ MORE

Is my nose too upturned? (Photo)

Thank you for you question and pictures. The pictures do show that your nose is slightly shorter than average, but it is mild. The key finding is the... READ MORE

I want perky breasts. Do I need a lift? If so, which type of lift?

Thanks for your question. I would say, based on your pictures provided, you would benefit from a vertical mastopexy. If you have implants placed... READ MORE

Being exposed to the sun and high temperature. Would it do any damage to my nose?

Thank you for your question.  After any facial operation, we caution patients about sun exposure.  For some period of time the treated area will be m... READ MORE

Nose Asymetry Post Rhinoplasty? (photo)

I would agree with the two doctors that posted earlier. I think you have made very good progress with your revision procedure. Things will continue to... READ MORE

I am a fair skinned white male. How long could I expect bruising to last after a standard facelift?

Thank you for your question. As others have said, swelling and bruising is expected with any procedure, and facelift is certainly no exception. These... READ MORE

What is the best option for a botched breast reduction?? (photos)

It is not common, but wound healing problems can occur after breast reduction. It is very likely that your scars can be improved with a revision... READ MORE

I had rhinoplasty 4 months ago and have tip redness. Will this subside? If not, what can be done about it? (photo)

Thank you for your question. You are still early in the healing process. As you have likely been told, it can take a year or more. As long as the... READ MORE

Losing patience. Revision or wait for scar tissue to mature?

Thank you for your question and pictures. Yes, you can still see improvements one year after rhinoplasty. The more complicated the original procedure... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Vander Woude

Douglas L. Vander Woude, MD has shared 16 before and after pictures with 8 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

Narrow by:
Treatment results may vary

Videos by Douglas L. Vander Woude, MD

Douglas L. Vander Woude, MD has shared 1 video.

Narrow by:

Rhinoplasty Techniques to Achieve Natural Results

Rhinoplasty has evolved from the old procedures to a more modern, natural looking result. Dr. Douglas Vander Woude explains why experience matters in achieve your ideal nose. WATCH VIDEO

There is no recent activity.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.