Benjamin P. Rechner MD
About the Practice
Experience. Trust. Confidence. The Centre for Plastic Surgery is renowned for providing 30 years of the highest level of patient satisfaction combined with a legacy of incomparable care. Many of the newest procedures in breast, body, and facial enhancement can be performed safely, conveniently, and confidentially in their brand new, state-of-the-art, accredited, outpatient surgical facility. Staffed with qualified, licensed nurses and board certified anesthesiologists, they are equipped to provide hospital-quality surgical care while affording patients the privacy, comfort and confidentiality that is difficult to achieve in a hospital setting.
The Centre offers a comprehensive approach to your aesthetic goals by offering several non-surgical facial and body contouring treatments and skin care products to help perfect your new look. From your initial interactive consultation to post procedure follow-up, the friendly staff and highly skilled plastic surgeons are here to help every step of the way.
So whether you want a dramatic change or to simply fine-tune your image, our board certified doctors are here to answer your questions, help you set realistic expectations, and determine the best ways to meet your aesthetic goals.
A diverse educational background is the foundation of Dr. Rechner's surgical practice. Early in his education, an engineering degree gave him important problem solving skills. After choosing to follow his dream of becoming a doctor, he learned fundamental surgical principles and advanced surgical techniques through his general surgery training and plastic surgery residency. Dr. Rechner then rounded out his skills through a pediatric craniofacial fellowship, which sharpened his attention to detail in surgery. Dr. Rechner takes a comprehensive approach to your cosmetic and reconstructive surgery concerns and is dedicated to creating beautiful results.
Living in Grand Rapids since high school, Dr. Benjamin Rechner is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and received his Medical Degree from the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan.
Dr. Rechner completed his General Surgery and Plastic Surgery residency at the Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Corporation at Michigan State University. He also completed a pediatric craniofacial surgery Fellowship at the University of Toronto Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. Rechner is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery at Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine. As a member of the teaching faculty at the Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Council (MERC), Dr. Rechner is committed to educating and training the medical students and residents who will be the doctors of the future.
Dr. Rechner is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, the Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons, the Michigan State Medical Society, and the Kent County Medical Society.
As a Cosmetic Surgeon and a reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Rechner is always available to answer your questions regarding any plastic surgery procedures.
Staff & Facilities
All cosmetic procedures are done in our onsite private out-patient surgical facility. These include 2 state of the art new operating rooms with a comfortable fully staffed recovery area. Our Grand Rapids Surgical Facility is designed to facilitate a variety of procedures and techniques in order to allow you the privacy, comfort, and confidentiality that is difficult to achieve in a hospital setting. Staffed with qualified, licensed nurses and board-certified anesthesiologists, our Surgical Facility is equipped to provide hospital-quality, state-of-the-art surgical care. The operating and recovery rooms are fully equipped with the most current technology in monitoring systems to ensure the safest possible procedures and is accredited by AAAASF*.
*The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAASF), is the largest not-for-profit accrediting organization in the United States. The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. was established in 1980 to develop an accreditation program to standardize and improve the quality of medical and surgical care in ambulatory surgery facilities while assuring the public of high standards for patient care and safety in an accredited facility. Surgeons, legislators, state and national health agencies and patients acknowledge that AAAASF stands alone as the program setting the "Gold Standard" for quality patient care.
Skin Care Products
Many of our Grand Rapids patients love to improve their skin appearance (or complete their new look) with convenient non-surgical skin care procedures, Botox®, skin care, and more are available at The Centre for Plastic Surgery. Our aestheticians have years of medical skin care experience.
Our medical skin care products provide an easy, at-home system to produce maximum results. We offer products such as, Skinceuticals, SkinMedica, Revision Skincare, Avene, Topix for specialized treatment of skin discoloration, age spots, and/or fine wrinkles. Used together, the in-office treatments and home-use products produce visible improvements in skin color, tone, and texture as well as a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
For cosmetic procedures, a deposit is required at the time you are added to your doctor's surgical schedule. The remaining balance is required 14 days prior to surgery. If, for any reason, you have to cancel surgery, your non-refundable deposit will be credited to your surgical fee if your rescheduled surgery is performed within 12 months of your original surgical date.
Additionally, we work with CareCredit, a company which specializes in financing cosmetic surgery procedures. Call us for an application and further financial information, or click on an icon below to visit their financing website. We are also proud to offer local financing with Lake Michigan Credit Union.