Grand Rapids Plastic Surgeon
1151 East Paris Ave., SE, Ste. 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 did my research and am extremely pleased I chose Dr. Ringler for my augmentation procedure. I am truly amazed and very grateful for Dr. Ringler's skill as a surgeon, his wonderful bedside manner, and the time he took to listen to me. My results are fabulous and truly beyond my expectations. My recovery was amazing and I know that is in part due to the excellent and precise surgical methods attained over many years of performing surgery. The staff at the surgical center were also very attentive and caring. Thank you, my life will never be the same!!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

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

Dr. Ringler AND his staff deserve 5 stars across the board. I chose them based on his amazing credentials (there are few if not NONE in the Grand Rapids Area who have all of the certifications he possesses) and also his desire to LISTEN and treat each patient as an individual, not a paycheck! I felt valued, cared for, and listened to. Don't just take my word for it, set up a complimentary consultation and see for yourself! I did hours of research online to find good doctors in the area, and also visited different offices. Dr. Ringler's office far exceeded my expectations! As opposed to the others I had visited, he took the most time to listen to my desires, acknowledge and answer my concerns, and figure out the best plan for ME, individually. The cost for this procedure was $1500 more than at the other offices I had gone to, but you CANNOT trade feeling safe, fully cared for, and being individually treated for a price tag!! I did not feel safe and comfortable anywhere else.

5 out of 5 stars Radiesse

A More Youthful Appearance - Grand Rapids, MI

I can not say enough good things about Dr. Ringler and his staff. His reputation is impeccable and my experience lived up to that expectation. I would highly recommend Dr. Ringler.

5 out of 5 stars Ultherapy

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

Dr. R and his staff of super helpful nurses and administrators are awesome. They make you feel instantly at home, special and comfortable. In addition to their bedside excellence, Dr. R and nurse P are exceptionally confident medical specialists. I had ultherapy just yesterday and it was a piece of cake with wonderful results. Visit them for happy results!

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

I researched four surgeons: two female, two male (all from different offices). All had the accreditation, credentials and qualifications. All four had wonderful, welcoming offices; however, Dr. Steven Ringler was the sugeon who stood out amongst them all...he has a five page printout of local, state, national and even international credentials AND accomplishments and he trained most of the plastics surgeons in town (one surgeon of which Dr. R trained happened to be in my “foursome” random pick!). Dr. R is amazing...research him! My sister who is in the medical field in Muskegon offered to drive in from Muskegon to pick me up and bring back to G.R. because she was convinced that the plastic surgeon she knew was the best...come to find out her surgeon was also trained by Dr. R! It was very clear what my decision was going to be. I had my breast augmentation done by Dr. R; he is a set-apart professional. He is a gentle, humble man and I was exceedingly comfortable with him. I had a rich experience with him, his staff and the surgical staff! His “scarless scar” looks just like a crease in my arm pit. I (& my husband) am so very pleased with my implants (which were saline) and the healed “scarless scar”. I waited eight months before writing this review so I could see the healed affects from the surgery...I am so VERY pleased at the results. (fyi: I went from an A cup to a high C) Do your plastic surgeon/implant research! It is eye opening! You will be amazed at the accredited information you will find in regards to implants (esp. on the FDA web site)! Do not completely put your life in the hands of your surgeon in regards to the implants...do your own homework...set aside a few hours and research your implant products...know the pros and cons for each! Be informed!

Dr. R is Amazing - Grand Rapids, MI

Dr. R office is conveniently located for me, near Leonard and the E. Beltline in Grand Rapids, MI. I like how I do not have to go downtown and deal with the hassle of traffic and parking. Dr. R office is very comfortable, well maintained and appealing to the eye. It is inviting. Dr. R office staff is incredible. I can't stress that enough. Each and ever staff member that I talk to or see face-to-face is terrific. The ladies there seem to really like their careers, and it shows. They are always very positive and receptive to seeing me. I absolutely love what Dr. R did for me. He is so kind and genuine and TALENTED. He is extremely skilled and I trust him completely. If I ever decide to have another procedure, I will only have Dr. R do it.

So Glad I Went Through With It - Grand Rapids

Dr. R has performed two procedures for me. 1) Smartlipo on my check & 2) Body-Jet (water assisted) abdominal liposuction. I have been thrilled with both experiences. To begin, his conveniently located for me, near Leonard and the E. Beltline in Grand Rapids, MI. I like how I do not have to go downtown and deal with the hassle of traffic and parking. Dr. R's office is very comfortable, well maintained and appealing to the eye. It is inviting. Dr. R's office staff is incredible. I can't stress that enough. Each and ever staff member that I talk to or see face-to-face is terrific. The ladies there seem to really like their careers, and it shows. They are always very positive and receptive to seeing me.

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

I will only use Dr. Ringler He is an amazing person and an amazing surgeon. I met with him and we discussed what my hopes were, regarding improving the appearence of my neck. It was a simple choice to choose him to do my body-jet abdominal liposuction. Just like with my neck, his care and genuine interest in my wants and care, were amazing. I was thrilled with my results and I know that Dr. Ringler, being the person and the skiller surgeon that his, is what took me from a level of being "fine/happy" with results, to being THRILLED. He DOES go the extra mile. No need to hope for it - it's just what he does and who he is. I would recommend the body-jet liposuction to anyone, and I would highly recommend Dr. Ringler for the proceedure. I could go on and on with the resons why, but I will sum it up by saying he is brillant, kind, humble, personable, and with him doing any work on you, you just know it's all going to be "okay". Getting anything done is scary, and knowing, going into it, that it's all going to be okay, and be GREAT, is priceless. Too, I must mention the office staff. I would expect nothing less from Dr. Ringler, than to have an office staff of the absoultely best, friendliest, most helpful staff I have ever encountered. The girls make me feel like we are best friends. Each and every time I see them, they treat me like it's the first time. And the best part - it's all genuine. They really do care about me and are happy to see me. They enjoy their environment and it shows. Dr. Ringler's right hand office team member Rebecca is beyond amazing. I am nearly short on words, she's just that great. She, and the whole office, Katie and the rest, go above and beyond for me each and every time. I am a Customer Care professional and I have pretty high standards. They blow me away each and every time and I wouldn't change a thing. Lisa, the office's skin care specialist/esthetician is WONDERFUL. Even if I just see her on the fly if I stop in for some products, she's so pleasent and greets me with a smile. She's always quick to hook me up with the latest and greatest samples. Her skin is amazing and I'm lucky to have her help, with helping me bring the level of my skin up to hers. Too, what I so appreciate about her is that I might go in to buy a product thinking it's the one I want, or that it's the right one for me, but after talking to her and her really listening to what I'm trying to accomplish with the product, she will make certain I'm getting what I really need, even if the cost of that product is significantly less than the one I had originally gone in to purchase. Just all around great ethics. All of them. Dr. Ringler does my botox too, and after the first time I went to him, I knew I wouldn't go anywhere else again. It's no secret that it's hard to save our pennies for proceedures - big or small. But every single penny spent has been worth it to me. I really can't say enough - they are just a great group of people, that I feel blessed to know. Elizabeth.

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

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

Memberships

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards:
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.

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

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

    Residencies:
    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

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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)

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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?

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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

Ice After Facelift

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