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"When I had set backs in my treatment and had to call him on the weekend, he never made me feel like I was being a pain and always took such great care of me." "Amazing!"

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44 Year Old Mom of 2 Ready for Much Needed Tummy Tuck - Grand Rapids, MI

Dr. Mitchell explained the procedure well and is very easy to talk to as well as his staff - looking forward to great results!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck Revision

My Tummy Looks Amazing - Grand Rapids, MI

Dr. Mitchell is an amazing plastic surgeon. He explained the procedure thoroughly and never rushed me. He truly exceeded my expectations. Dr. Mitchell gave me a better tummy tuck than I was expecting. He took out lots of tissue and fat and I am beyond thrilled! I can't wait to get more work done by him. So happy he's in Michigan because he's that good!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

40 Yr Old 3 Kids Breast Aug & Lipo to Flanks - Grand Rapids, MI

Best plastic surgeon! Great personality but better his eye for beauty & plastic surgery skill!! My incisions are the smallest of any surgery I've ever had & no pain plus beyond expectations concerning results! Amazing!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

49 Year Old BRCA Gene Positive, Needed Bilateral Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction - Grand Rapids, MI

I think Dr. Mitchell is a fabulous plastic surgeon. He is very knowledgeable and caring and made me feel like I was his only patient. When I had set backs in my treatment and had to call him on the weekend, he never made me feel like I was being a pain and always took such great care of me. I believe that my treatment would not have been successful if I had gone elsewhere. I have more surgeries coming up and am 100% confident that Dr. Mitchell will make me proud of my new breast and I can go on with my life. I am very thankful that I met him and that he took me as a patient and performed my surgeries. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is thinking of similar treatment or cosmetic surgery.

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Personal Statement

As a Plastic Surgeon, It is my passion to be involved in the final transformation of an individual into the person they have always viewed themselves as.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - Plastic Surgery and American Board of Plastic Surgery

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Dr. Mitchell has hospital affiliations at Spectrum Health.

Blog Posts and Articles

Do You Sweat Too Much? Two Ways to Stop Excessive Sweating

Innovations in Heavy Sweating: Stop Soaked Shirts! At this point, just about everybody knows about the injectable that smooths out forehead creases and crows’ feet: Botox. But patients might be interested to learn that the active ingredient in the prescription cosmetic also has a variety of other uses, including combating heavy sweating. Botox works by preventing specific signals from completing their journey from the brain to their intended target. In the case of the forehead,...

Exclusive Eclipse MicroPen for Facial Wrinkles, Acne Scarring

Not Just Plastic Surgery: Michigan Patients Looking to Reduce Facial Wrinkles, acne scars, traumatic scars, and stretch marks Can Choose the Eclipse MicroPen, Microneedling. We all get scars and wrinkles. Despite our best efforts, we can’t keep life from happening to our skin: the sunlight, the exposure to the elements, the accidents and acne scarring, stretch marks, the passing of years. Fortunately, though, our best efforts can help to reduce the appearance of those inevitable...

Dr. Ryan Mitchell and Benefits of Tummy Tucks

Tummy tucks can help Grand Rapids women and men resolve medical, as well as aesthetic, problems While many articles and studies tout the aesthetic benefits of a tummy tuck, they almost universally fail to recognize the procedure’s potential to improve or outright correct particular medical conditions ranging from stress urinary incontinence to a ventral hernia. But according to “The Medical Benefits of a Tummy Tuck,” published April 16 on the American Society of Plastic...

Ryan Mitchell, MD and Earlobe Guaging Repair

Dr. Mitchell, MD and Earlobe Gauging Repair If you happen to tune into Fox17 Morning News, you might have seen a segment on our very own Dr. Ryan Mitchell. He recently performed earlobe repair surgery on a patient looking to reverse a youthful fashion statement. Rachel Krauss started gauging her ears as a teenager. In addition to wanting to wear ‘pretty’ earrings again, she didn’t want to have her career prospects limited by a decision she made years ago. Rachel turned to...

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How important are lymphatic massages after TT, BBL and lipo on arms and lower back?

Lymphatic massage is a common therapeutic modality and is offered by many physical therapists and wellness centers. I would call around to see which... READ MORE

Ab exercises with diastasis recti?

Excellent question. One there is laxity in the fascia of the abdominal wall there is no exercise that will return its strength. This is often... READ MORE

Did I pull my internal abdominal repair stitches? (photos)

It is very unlikely that you have disrupted your plication sutures. 3 weeks post operative is considered very acute in the recovery process. You will... READ MORE

Full vs Mini Tummy Tuck? (Photo)

It is difficult to fully answer this question without an in-person physical examination. The advantage of a full abdominoplasty is that it would allow... READ MORE

Full tummy tuck or mini tummy tuck? (Photo)

Congratulations on your weight loss. It is quite an accomplishment. This surgery in particular is a passion of mine! Often individuals in your... READ MORE

What specifically would you do to give a mom of 2 the perfect breasts for a petite frame? (Photo)

To obtain the most optimal results you will require a breast augmentation and breast lift in order to get the return of volume and place the nipple in... READ MORE

Hesitant on Full Tummy Tuck! Opinions? (photos)

There is a wide array of options for abdominal contour improvement. These range from minimally invasive options like coolsculpting or liposuction, to... READ MORE

Should I get a new surgeon?!

It is always best to discuss your concerns with multiple surgeons to see how they would address your concern and questions. Not everyone is the same... READ MORE

Is 2.5 weeks enough time after tummy tuck to return to work?

Thank you for your question. From the sounds of things you have a very labor intensive position. Being 2.5 weeks post tummy tuck may put you in the... READ MORE

I want to know if based on my pictures I would be able to achieve the look in my photoshopped pics with a BBL?! (photos)

Hi there,I think your wish pics may be a little unrealistic for what the procedure can provide. BBL is an excellent modality for gluteal contour... READ MORE

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