Dr. Steven Ringler, MD

Dr. Steven Ringler, MD

Plastic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 67
Dr. Steven Ringler, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in Grand Rapids, MI and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Michigan State University College Of Human Medicine in 1977 and specializes in plastic surgery.Read his story

1151 E Paris Ave SE Ste 200

Grand Rapids, MI 49546

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Dr. Ringler's Experience

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Plastic Surgery
  • Board certified in Plastic Surgery
  • No sanctions found
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Dr. Ringler's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ringler "DR. STEVEN L. RINGLER is recognized locally, nationally and internationally as a prominent plastic surgeon, leader, innovator and teacher of plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Ringler has a strong desire to provide education and leadership in plastic surgery. He served as the Director of the Grand Rapids Plastic Surgery Residency Program for 12 years and is past President of the Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons. He has also served as the Chairman of the Virgin Islands Workshop in Plastic Surgery for the past 16 years, an internationally recognized and highly regarded plastic surgery conference. The author of peer-reviewed journal studies and presenter at national and international plastic surgery meetings, Dr. Ringler is a professor of surgery at Michigan State University. Known for his compassion and giving, Dr. Ringler is the founder and medical director of the Michigan Chapter of Operation Smile International, a non-profit volunteer medical program providing reconstructive surgery to children in many developing countries and the United States. Over the past 17 years, Dr. Ringler has devoted his practice to cosmetic plastic surgery where he provides the very latest in safe, proven technology in surgical and non-surgical services. His dedication to research has led him to develop patents for non-surgical, botanical hair restoration treatments and techniques. He is the founder of Hair Restoration Institute which is now located at Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery. Exclusively dedicated to all areas of cosmetic surgery, Dr. Ringler has consistently been selected as one of the top plastic surgeons in the United States, by Best Doctors in America® for 1998-2016, an authoritative listing of the nation's top physicians in each medical specialty, by Castle Connolly as a Top Doctor® in Plastic Surgery for 2011-2016, U.S. News and World Report/Health, Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery, 2011-2016."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ringler "Dr. Ringler strives to provide you with exceptional quality outcomes that combine the latest in surgical and non-surgical advances with his own personal insight and expertise from his years of experience in helping patients achieve their personal goals. He is committed to the highest ethical standards and providing his patients with extraordinary customer service."

1  Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

9  Conditions Treated

  • Breast Ptosis
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gigantomastia
  • Gynecomastia
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Laxity
  • Wrinkles

55  Procedures


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Michigan.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Michigan State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • Michigan State University College Of Human Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Butterworth Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Butterworth Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Southern Illinois University At Edwardsville
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • America's Top Doctors-Castle Connolly, 2010-2014
  • Lifetime Achievement Award -Grand Rapids Plastic Surgery Residency Program, 2009
  • Stephen J. Pratt Award Top Volunteer Ward, 2008
  • Castle Connolly, 2016
  • Best Doctors in America, 2016
  • U.S. News and World, 2016
  • Consumers Research Council -America's Top Plastic Surgeons 5 year award, 2014
  • Best Plastic Surgeon Grand Rapids Michigan-Grand Rapids Magazine, 2014
  • RealSelf Top 100 Contributor, 2014
  • Patient Choice Award, 2008-2013
  • U.S. News and World Health - Top Doctor in America, 2011
  • Best Doctors in America, 1996-2013
  • Most Compassionate Doctor, 2011-2014
Media & Publications
  • Ultherapy provides alternative to face lift surgery., 05/17/10
  • Dr. Ringler demonstrates CoolSculpting with Stephanie Webb from , October 27, 2010., October 27
  • Just Ask -Healthy You: Considering Plastic Surgery, 10/11/11
  • Treatment to Get Rid of Lip Wrinkles, 02/04/2012

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ringler's Reviews

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63 total reviews (18 have comments)

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Dr. Ringler's Performance

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  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
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Patient Comments (18)

I had a tummy tuck done in October 2017. Everything about my experience with Dr. Ringler and his staff was top notch! Everyone was friendly and helpful. I am very, very happy with my results.
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Ideal experience. Friendly, helpful and professional physician and staff. Pleased with my experience from start to finish. I am very happy with my results.
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Wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dr. Ringler. If you're considering any type of surgery he is the doctor you want!
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Awesome experience with Dr. Ringler. I am a 40 year old mom who breast fed all four of my kids leaving me with little flat breasts. Dr. Ringler did a breast augmentation with Ideal Breast Implants for me and it has been incredible! He and his whole staff were great and I am so happy with my...more
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After having two nine pound babies, several surgeries, & my weight loss of over fifty pounds, my skin was sagging. I was tired of putting medicated powder under my belly for chafing and sweating.! I checked out reviews of Doctors doing tummy tucks in the Grand Rapids area. Dr. Ringer's name kept...more
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