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Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Dr. Ringler has over 30 years of expertise and experience in facial surgery, breast surgery, body contouring and hair restoration.
Facelifts: Dr. Ringler has been providing facial surgery for men and women for over 30 years. He performed the very first MACS lift in Grand Rapids, and has been specializing in enhanced facelift techniques since that time. Many patients combine facelift with fat grafting, liposuction or blepharoplasty for enhanced results.
Breast Implants: Dr. Ringler offers a rapid recovery breast augmentation utilizing a transaxillary (underarm) incision approach with no breast scar. He customizes breast surgery to the patient's specific needs and desires and is experienced in both silicone gel and saline implants. Dr. Ringler is one of the first plastic surgeons in Michigan to utilize the new Ideal breast implant that is a shaped, structured saline implant.
Abdominoplasty: Dr. Ringler uses various techniques with abdominoplasty based on body type and specific goals. Newer techniques have allowed for the elimination of surgical drains post-operatively for most patients. The two new preferred techniques that Dr. Ringler uses to increase patient comfort and speed recovery are the Avelar technique, when a tummy tuck is combined with liposuction and the use of progression tension sutures.
At the Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery, Dr. Ringler offers a wide variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures for men and women desiring safe, beautiful, natural results.
In addition to facial rejuvenation and breast surgery, Dr. Ringler offers a wide variety of options in body contouring. For non-surgical candidates Dr. Ringler offers FDA cleared CoolSculpting to his patients, as well as Vanquish, RF technology for reducing fat.
For surgical body contouring, Dr. Ringler offers many options; tumescent technique, SmartLipo Triplex (laser technology), Body-Jet (water-assisted liposuction) as well as the SAFE technique of liposuction. The type of body-contouring recommended is discussed with you during your consultation depending on your own goals and desires. Many of Dr. Ringler's body contouring techniques result in reduced recovery time.
Dr. Ringler has extensive experience in hair restoration and has patented his own line of hair products, Hair Prescriptives, to enhance overall hair health. In addition, he has many years of experience providing micro-grafting hair restoration to men and women.
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Graduated in 1977
Completed in 1978
Completed in 1980
Completed in 1982
Graduated in 1973
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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.
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.