Grand Rapids Plastic Surgeon
1151 East Paris Ave., SE, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546 US

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5 out of 5 stars Lower Face Lift

Dr. is the BEST!

From the consultation to the procedure to aftercare, Dr. Ringler and his entire staff made me feel so at ease and comfortable! Dr. Ringler truly is a caring doctor, he took the time to answer all of my questions. I recommend him 100% and although in my 40s, have never looked better!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

An Exceptional Plastic Surgeon - Grand Rapids, MI

I had wanted this procedure for many years. I only wish I had found Dr. Ringler sooner.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Would Do This Again in a Heartbeat! - Grand Rapids, MI

I had felt self-conscious about my breast size for years, but had always felt quite selfish about wanting to have my appearance changed, and also quite scared to have the procedure itself.  When it came time for the surgery, I had absolutely no 'jitters' or second thoughts because our appointments had been so thorough and the office as a whole so welcoming. Within just 5 days...

5 out of 5 stars Radiesse

A More Youthful Appearance - Grand Rapids, MI

Loss of volume after weight loss. After a successful weight loss I had concerns regarding the loss of to much volume in the facial area.  I saw Dr. Ringler to inquire about fillers.  He recommended Radiesse.  I am so pleased with my result.  It gave me my youthful look back.

5 out of 5 stars Ultherapy

Exceptional Care, Service and Skills! - Grand Rapids, MI

The ulterapy showed immediate results that were very satisfactory. I expect even more results as time goes on. I had only slight bruising beneath one eye, but I am an easy bruiser. There is some swelling, but that is likely from the local anesthetic (I tend to react a bit from anesthetics and most medications).

Why Go to the Student when You Can Go to the Teacher?!

To make me feel and look sexy for my husband.,,which truly has enriched our marriage!

Dr. R is Amazing - Grand Rapids, MI

To feel better about myself. This review is for the Body-Jet Water Assisted Liposuction: I am 37 years old, a bit over weight, and had a stomach that I was not happy with. I could no longer blame this on baby weight, as my son is now 9 years old! I was quite unhappy with the area under my belly button, as that is where I have the classic c-section “shelf” thing that many...

So Glad I Went Through With It - Grand Rapids

I've wanted this done for a long time and although I was very nervous, I'm so glad I went through with it, and am equally glad it was Dr. R who did the procedure. Regarding my procedure:Smartlipo of the neck:I had this done in May, 2010. I worked closely with Dr.R's assistant Rebecca. She is amazing. She worked with me (put up with me) regarding available date inquires,...

5 out of 5 stars SmartLipo MPX

Smart Lipo MPX, 1700cc Removed - Grand Rapids, MI

Flanks, upper & lower abs, bra line & arms. 8 days post op. 1700cc removed. ONLY USE BOARD CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON THAT HAS HAD FORMAL TRAINING IN SMART LIPO MPX, I can already see results even though I am still quite swollen. I am using motrin for pain control except at night when I take 1 vicodin. Had drainage for two days. I am trying to wear a compression garment as much as I...

5 out of 5 stars Body Jet

Body Jet - Grand Rapids, MI

For the feeling of self improvement. I am 37 years old, a bit over weight, and had a double chin going on. It wasn't even exactly a double chin (well, it was that too) but I felt it was a bit like a turkey neck where I didn't have much of a jaw-line definition and rather my neck was full from the tip (bottom) of my chin to my lower neck. Dr. Ringler agreed that Smartlipo would be...

Personal Statement

Dr. Steven L. Ringler is a board-certified, Grand Rapids, Michigan plastic surgeon dedicated to excellence and helping patients achieve their own individualized goals. With over 30 years of leadership and surgical experience, Dr. Ringler provides safe, natural outcomes for his patients.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


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

Awards & Recognition

U.S. News & World / Health, peer selected, Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery, 2013 - 2016
America’s Top Doctors, physician selected, Castle Connolly, 2012 - 2016
Best Doctors in America, physician selected, 1996 - 2016
Patient Choice Award, consumer selected, 2008 - 2014
Real Self Top 100, 2014
Lifetime Achievement Award, Grand Rapids Residency Program, 2009
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Ringler has hospital affiliations at Spectrum Health.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, Michigan State University, 1973
    Medical: MD, Michigan State University, 1977
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI, 1980
    Plastic Surgery, Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI, 1982
    Fellowship: Microsurgery, Southern Illinois University, Springfield, IL, 1982

Treatments offered at Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery, PC

Blog Posts and Articles

French Women Do Get Facelifts

There is a new book out by Mireille Guiliano called, French Women Don’t Get Facelifts; The Secret of Aging with Style and Attitude. While no one will deny that aging gracefully and with a good attitude and great style is desirable, the fact is, French women do get facelifts. While they may be less open about the fact than their American counterparts, they do, and have been, getting facelifts along with many other types of plastic surgery for decades.I have been practicing plastic surgery...

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Ultherapy Vs Thermage for Skin Tightening

Ulthera™ has only recently been approved by the FDA for use in the US. It has, however, been available in Asia and in Europe for several years,... READ MORE

How Long Does the Coolsculpting Procedure Last and How Many Treatments Are Needed?

One CoolSculpting treatment takes one hour per area treated. One area is typically about the size of your hand. Therefore, each... READ MORE

What Area is Considered to Be a Normal Flank Region?

Most surgeons consider the flanks to be the area of the lower back below the rib-cage and down to the iliac crest; this area is commonly referred to... READ MORE

How Are Under Muscle Saline Breast Implants Different from Silicone?

Thank you for your question. There is very little difference between the look and feel of a properly filled saline implant under the muscle and a... READ MORE

I Have Cellulite in Abundance on my Thighs, Especially on the Inner Part. What Exercises Should I Do? (photo)

You are not alone in your frustration with cellulite - in fact, 8 out of 10 women over 21 express similar concerns about cellulite. Unfortunately,... READ MORE

What is the Purpose of the Compression Garment After Cellulaze?

The purpose of using a compression garment following Cellulaze is to help reduce swelling and aid in controlling the final contour after the procedure... READ MORE

Is It OK to Have Ulthera Done if You've Had Sculptra Injections?

Ultherapy works by focused ultrasound energy which creates heat and stimulates collagen in the treatment area. If you've recently had Sculptra or... READ MORE

Difference Between Vaser Lipo, Smart Lipo, and Slim Lipo?

I agree with many surgeons that say it is the surgeon who is the most important factor in the outcome of liposuction. However, many surgeons do not... READ MORE

How Long Does It Take to See Ulthera Results?

Ultherapy results are typically seen over 3-6 months following treatment. It is common to see some early changes in the first several weeks due to the... READ MORE

I need a bit of a complicated tummy tuck, liposuction and breast lift. How much would it cost?

I certainly understand your desire to have your surgery performed, and would recommend that you find one of the many reputable plastic surgeons in the... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Ringler

Steven L. Ringler, MD, FACS has shared 18 before and after pictures with 6 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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New Tummy Tuck Techniques — The Doctor Explains a Drainless Procedure

Dr. Steven L. Ringler discusses advancements in tummy tuck surgery, live from Vegas at ASAPS 2016. WATCH VIDEO

Advances in Saline Breast Implants — Learn About the Ideal Implant

Live from Vegas at ASAPS 2016, Dr. Steven L. Ringler answers questions about breast implant advancements including the new Ideal implant. WATCH VIDEO

Non-Surgical Alternatives For Restoring Youth to the Face

Dr. Steven Ringler explains what options are available to patients requesting more facial volume without the use of injectible fillers. WATCH VIDEO

Facial Fat Grafting: Will My Face Gain Weight?

Facial fat grafting is a more permanent solution to a thinning face and Dr. Steven Ringler recommends questions to ask your surgeon before the procedure as well as information regarding the side effects. WATCH VIDEO

Transaxillary Breast Augmentation Benefits Include Zero Scarring on the Breast

If you are interested in breast augmentation but are worried about scarring post-op, a transaxillary (armpit) breast augmentation procedure may be the perfect solution. WATCH VIDEO

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