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
Breast Augmentation (Saline & Silicone with transaxillary “scarless” technique
Mastopexy/Breast Lift
Breast Reduction
Body Contouring – SmartLipo Laser Liposuction, BodyJet, SAFELipo, Power-assisted Liposuction,
Cellulaze- long-term cellulite reduction
Body Lift
Abdominoplasty/Tummy Tuck
Facelift /MACS Facelift
PrecisionTX – facial contouring
Brow Lift (endoscopic)
Blepharoplasty/eyelid lift
Neck Lift
Rhinoplasty/nasal enhancement
Hyperhidrosis treatment (excessive sweating)
Hair transplants (micro-grafting)

Non-Surgical Procedures
Juvederm facial filler
Belotero facial filler
Voluma XC facial filler
Radiesse facial filler
Latisse eyelash enhancement
ICON IPL Hair Removal
ICON Fractional Non-Ablative laser resurfacing, fotofacial, removal of red and brown spots, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, scar reduction
SkinPen – facial reconditioning with micro channeling
Ultherapy – ultrasonic technology to lift brow and improve décolletage
Exilis ELITE- radiofrequency technology to improve collagen, reduce fat, and tighten the skin of face and body
CoolSculpting – helps to reduce fat through cryolipolisis (freezing) select areas
Botanical Hair Restoration – Hair Prescriptives

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 2013-2016 (peer selected)
America’s Top Doctors – Castle Connolly 2012-2016 (physician selected)
Best Doctors in America, an authoritative listing of the nation’s top physicians in each medical specialty- 1996-2016 (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 $100 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

Our medical skin care department has been named by Vogue as one of the top skin care centers in the country. We offer a full line of physician based skin care products and services based on their proven effectiveness. We also feature cosmetics from DEX New York bringing a full array of seasonal colors and cosmetics that not only look beautiful - they are also good for your skin. Our medical aestheticians are also highly trained make-up artists who can show you the latest techniques and colors to highlight your own natural beauty. We also offer make-up for weddings, showers, and other special events by appointment.

Our skin care products include but are not limited to: NeoCutis, DermaQuest, NIA24, Clarisonic, Obagi, Revision, and Avene. Skin Care treatments include; facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, SkinPen, ICON fotofacials, and ICON hair removal.

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

Payment Options

In addition to cash and checks, we accept MasterCard, Visa, and AMEX.
Financing is also available to our patients who qualify through our finance partner, Care Credit.

Steven L. Ringler MD, FACS

1151 E Paris Ave SE, #200,
Grand Rapids, MI,

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