Steven L. Ringler MD, FACS

Grand Rapids, MI, US
Steven L. Ringler MD, FACS

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

Dr. Steven L. Ringler and the entire team at the Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery are dedicated to providing exceptional care and customer service to our patients and their families.

Every person who enters our practice has a vision and personal goals for their appearance with a desire for privacy and respect. At the Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery, it is our goal to exceed expectations for ethical, safe, personalized outcomes that naturally enhance your appearance. Open communication, honesty and trust are the cornerstones of our practice.

Combining over 15 years of experience dedicated to aesthetic plastic surgery, with a commitment to offering the latest in safe, proven, state-of-the-art technology for surgical and non-surgical enhancements, Dr. Ringler and the Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery team strive to exceed your expectations and limit your recovery time in a friendly, safe and private environment. It is our goal for your entire experience with our office to be exceptional in every way. For more information, please visit our website:

Practice Specialization

Dr. Steven Ringler has been practicing plastic surgery in Grand Rapids, Michigan since 1983. He is well recognized locally, nationally and internationally as a prominent plastic surgeon and teacher. Having extensive training and experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Ringler has exclusively dedicated the past 15 years of his practice to aesthetic surgery of the face, body and breast. Dr. Ringler also offers a full range of safe, proven non-surgical treatment options with a focus on limiting recovery and downtime for his patients.

Surgical Procedures
*Facial Rejuvenation ( short incision facelift/MACS lift, brow-lift, eyelid-lift, neck-lift )
*Cosmetic Breast Surgery (including "scarless" breast augmentation with saline implants, breast reduction, breast lift )
*Body Contouring (SmartLipo Triplex, Body-Jet, Power Assited Liposuction)
*Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
*Hair Restoration (micro-grafting)

Non-Surgical Procedures
*Ultherapy (ultrasound technology for lifting the skin)
*CoolSculpting/Zeltiq (non-invasive fat reduction)
*IPL therapy (removes red & brown pigmentation)
*Botox, Radiesse, Juvederm, Liquid Facelift
*Eyelash Enhancement (Latisse)
*Laser Hair Removal
*Botanical Hair Restoration

Background & Certification

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery: 1983

Professional Background

Undergraduate Degree: Michigan State University
Medical School: Michigan State University
Internship: Butterworth Hospital
Surgical Residency: Michigan State University; Butterworth Hospital
Plastic Surgery Residency: Butterworth Hospital
Post-Residency Training: Southern Illinois University

Teaching Appointments

President - Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgery
Clinical Professor - Michigan State University Department of Surgery

Publications and Presentations

Dr. Ringler has authored numerous journal articles and scholarly presentations at national and international meetings.

Awards & Honors

U.S. News & World/Health – Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery 2013-2014 (peer selected)
America’s Top Doctors – Castle Connolly 2012-2013 (physician selected)
Best Doctors in America, an authoritative listing of the nation’s top physicians in each medical specialty- 1996-2013 (physician selected)
Patient Choice Award – 2008 – 2013 (consumer selected)
Most Compassionate Doctor -2011-2012 (consumer selected)
America’s Top Plastic Surgeons- Consumers’ Research Council 2009 – (consumer selected)
Top Doctors – Grand Rapids Magazine (consumer ballot contest)
Lifetime Achievement Award-Grand Rapids Residency Program – 2009 (Grand Rapids plastic surgery residents)
Stephen J Pratt Award- Operation Smile International -2008 (CEO of Operation Smile )
Teacher of the Year-Grand Rapids Plastic Surgery Residency Program (Grand Rapids Plastic Surgery Residents)

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Spectrum Health, Butterworth campus, Grand Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health, Blodgett campus, Grand Rapids, MI
St. Mary's Southwest Surgical Center. Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Valley Surgical Center, Grand Rapids, MI

Society Memberships

Dr. Steven Ringler is fully credentialed, including board certification and active memberships in numerous professional organizations. His credentials and career achievements include:

• Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
• Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
• Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
• Member, American Association of Plastic Surgeons
• Member, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
• Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
• Member of International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS)
• Past president, Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons

Offices Held

• President, Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons
• Director - Grand Rapids plastic surgery residency program of the Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center - MSU
• Chairman - Virgin Islands Workshop in Plastic Surgery
• Founder and Medical Director - Michigan Chapter/Operation Smile
• Clinical Professor - Michigan State University Department of Surgery
• Founder - "Thank You American Veterans" Project

Your Consultation

Consultations are complimentary and available by appointment

Staff & Facilities

Surgical Facility

Non-surgical procedures are performed at the Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery. Surgical procedures are performed at St. Mary's Southwest Surgical Center in Byron Center, Michigan, a fully accredited AAAHC facility.

Skin Care Products

Comprehensive skin care center offering full line of physician-based skin care products and services.
Avene, Clarisonic, Dermaquest, DiamondTome Microderm, IPL Photo Rejuvenation &Hair Removal, NeoCutis, Obagi, Revale, Revision

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

Payment Options

Financing is available through Care Credit

Steven L. Ringler MD, FACS

Suite 200,
1151 East Paris Ave. SE,
Grand Rapids, MI, 49546, US

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