Grand Rapids Plastic Surgeon
220 Lyon NW, Suite 700
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503 US
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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

Memberships

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

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

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

Education

  • 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
    Residencies:
    General Surgery, University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI, 1992
    Plastic Surgery, Brigham / Children's / Harvard, Boston, MA, 1994
    Fellowships:
    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

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Can areas inside of the nose be sewn together? (Photo)

Thank you for your questions.  In general, it is possible to use an alar base resection (Wier excision) to improve the area that you are concerned ... READ MORE

Do I have Polly Beak Deformity? (Photo)

Thank you for your question.  I would say that your nose looks good for three months.  There will be persistent, low level, swelling for several m... READ MORE

Neck lift or lower face lift? (Photo)

Thanks for your question. From what I see in your pictures, you would likely be happiest with a face lift. The option of a platysmaplasty at the same... READ MORE

How likely is it that CO2 laser skin resurfacing will pull the lower eyelid downward and how can this be prevented?

Thank you for your question. The risk of lower lid malposition is very low for a CO2 laser procedure alone. It could happen, but that would require a... READ MORE

So many "styles" of lifts with augmentations! How do I know what's best for me? (Photos)

Thanks for your question and photos. You are correct, it is a confusing array of terminology. Your photos seem to show a need for a significant amount... READ MORE

Nasal tip swelling 5 weeks post op? (Photos)

Thank you for your question. Your nose looks pretty good for five weeks to me. You are still early in the recovery process. You really have to wait an... READ MORE

My surgeon says I will go from an F to a large A. Must I have an FNG and can I ask my insurance to take out less? (Photos)

Thank you for your pictures and questions. You are in a situation that is fairly common in our practice. With weight loss, there is often more skin to... READ MORE

Can I have multiple cosmetic procedures in one surgery?

Thank you for your question. As others have said multiple procedures are common, but there is a limit to what can be done on a given day. The primary... READ MORE

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

Before and After Photos by Dr. Vander Woude

Douglas L. Vander Woude, MD has shared 16 before and after pictures with 9 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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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

Qualifications
Experience
Practicing for 22 year.
Board Certifications
Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General and American Board of Plastic Surgery
Memberships
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Awards & Recognition
RealSelf Top Doctor
Hospital Privileges
Dr. Vander Woude has hospital affiliations at Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, MI.
Education
  • 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
    Residencies:
    General Surgery, University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI, 1992
    Plastic Surgery, Brigham / Children's / Harvard, Boston, MA, 1994
    Fellowships:
    Craniofacial Surgery, Children's Hospital Craniofacial Centre, Boston, MA, 1995
    Hand and Microsurgery, Brigham / Children's / Harvard, Boston, MA, 1997

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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!


Before and After Photos




Can areas inside of the nose be sewn together? (Photo)

Thank you for your questions.  In general, it is possible to use an alar base resection (Wier excision) to improve the area that you are concerned ... READ MORE

Do I have Polly Beak Deformity? (Photo)

Thank you for your question.  I would say that your nose looks good for three months.  There will be persistent, low level, swelling for several m... READ MORE

Neck lift or lower face lift? (Photo)

Thanks for your question. From what I see in your pictures, you would likely be happiest with a face lift. The option of a platysmaplasty at the same... READ MORE

How likely is it that CO2 laser skin resurfacing will pull the lower eyelid downward and how can this be prevented?

Thank you for your question. The risk of lower lid malposition is very low for a CO2 laser procedure alone. It could happen, but that would require a... READ MORE

So many "styles" of lifts with augmentations! How do I know what's best for me? (Photos)

Thanks for your question and photos. You are correct, it is a confusing array of terminology. Your photos seem to show a need for a significant amount... READ MORE

Nasal tip swelling 5 weeks post op? (Photos)

Thank you for your question. Your nose looks pretty good for five weeks to me. You are still early in the recovery process. You really have to wait an... READ MORE

My surgeon says I will go from an F to a large A. Must I have an FNG and can I ask my insurance to take out less? (Photos)

Thank you for your pictures and questions. You are in a situation that is fairly common in our practice. With weight loss, there is often more skin to... READ MORE

Can I have multiple cosmetic procedures in one surgery?

Thank you for your question. As others have said multiple procedures are common, but there is a limit to what can be done on a given day. The primary... READ MORE

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

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

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