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

I am tired of trying on clothes and having my belly hang over my pants and looking like I'm pregnant. I am ready for the change - been thinking about this for a long time and finally set my date - December 18 I will join the flat siders! I am quite nervous but also excited at the same time. I will start on the vitamins provided to me by the ps office tomorrow! So I am not in the flat side...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck Revision

My Tummy Looks Amazing - Grand Rapids, MI

Dr. Mitchell fixed my extended scars from a previous tummy tuck. He flattened my tummy more than I could have imagined and gave me a much lower, better looking scar. He called me the night that he did the surgery just to make sure I was feeling ok. I am extremely happy with his work and my flat tummy. He is a Wonderful surgeon in Michigan and worth traveling for!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

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

Outstanding! Beyond expectations! Dr. Mitchell is an amazing artist! Absolutely the best surgery experience EVER! Dr. Ryan Mitchell is very knowledgeable, kind, honest, professional & very personable. The staff are also amazing at the Bengtson Center in Grand Rapids, MI! Get this I had NO PAIN... still! Given the 1st day I took pain meds... just in case... Yet after... nothing. No pain. No...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

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

When I tested positive for the BRCA II breast cancer gene and found out my chance for getting breast cancer was 89%, I knew I had to do something to change that. I decided to have my breasts removed and have reconstruction with silicone implants. My husband and I met with Dr. Ryan Mitchell and liked him right away. We discussed my options and scheduled surgery. I had my surgery Dec 2014. ...

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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