About the Practice
Plastic Surgery Associates (PSA) physicians are trained specialists with comprehensive experience in cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures. Committed to delivering the finest care possible to every patient, PSA surgeons have achieved extensive post-graduate training and contribute nationally to cutting-edge research. They also teach current and future surgeons at the Grand Rapids Medical Education & Research Center for Health Professions (GRMERC) Plastic Surgery Residency.
The focus Dr. Aitken's practice is breast surgery, both reconstructive and cosmetic; body contouring and facial cosmetic surgery.
Background & Certification
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Dr. Aitken joined the Plastic Surgery Associates staff in 2004. She brings her talents from the art world, having trained at the University of Michigan and worked as a medical illustrator in Chicago for 10 years prior to medical school. She completed medical school at Northwestern University in Chicago and residency in the Grand Rapids/Michigan State University Plastic Surgery program under the guidance of her Plastic Surgery Associates (PSA) colleagues. Following graduation, Dr. Aitken spent six months in highly coveted positions, training in the most current and up-to-date procedures. Her travels took her to Atlanta, Georgia for additional experience in facial cosmetic surgery, to Belgium for complex reconstructive micro surgical techniques and to Charlotte, North Carolina, for body contouring.
Clinical Instructor, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Division of Plastic Surgery
Publications and Presentations
John R. Horne Award, Best Clinical Study, MERC Research Day, 2004
Author/co-author/illustrator of numerous textbooks and professional journal articles
Trained and worked as a medical illustrator/art director, 1989-1997
Awards & Honors
Named one of Grand Rapids’ most powerful and accomplished women business leaders by Inforum, Michigan’s largest organization for professional women
Patients’ Choice Award 2011 & 2010, rated and awarded by patients
Affiliations & Memberships
Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Member, Association of Women Surgeons
Call Dr. Aitken to schedule your consultation today at 616-451-4500
Staff & Facilities
Surgical facilities that meet or exceed the standards of the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), is the nation’s leading accrediting organization of outpatient facilities. Being accredited means that we have undergone a rigorous professional scrutiny by highly qualified AAAHC professionals and found to provide quality care.
At your consultation, we will provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about how to pay for surgery. In addition to accepting American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover, we offer cosmetic surgery financing through CareCredit® and M~Lend Financial. We provide patients with a variety of payment options, including interest-free and low interest plans that help facilitate treatment.