Archive for November, 2018:

A “Mommy Makeover” with Grand Rapids’ Best Plastic Surgeon

The body you had prior to pregnancy can be hard to get back, especially after multiple pregnancies. Women often discover that the weight fluctuations, the breastfeeding, and the stretching of skin that they experience while pregnant and after giving birth contribute to permanent changes with their body. This can take a physical and emotional toll on a woman. When it seems difficult to regain that youthful body you once had, a “mommy makeover” with the best plastic surgeon in Grand Rapids, Dr. Steven Ringler, might be the solution.

What is Included in a “Mommy Makeover”?

While commonly referred to as a post-pregnancy makeover, a “mommy makeover” is meant for any woman that wants to receive multiple plastic surgery procedures to target several areas of the body at once. When determining what procedures you want to pursue, choosing a plastic surgeon that can provide high quality work with unsurpassed patient care is extremely important. A “mommy makeover” typically involves procedures such as:

Breast Augmentation – A surgery to improve the size, shape, proportion, and appearance of the breasts. Women can choose from a variety of breast implant options – silicone gel, saline, or the new IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.

Mastopexy (Breast Lift) – A procedure to lift and reshape the breasts. It is designed to help reposition the breasts after childbirth, breastfeeding, weight loss, age, or heredity factors change the position of the breasts.

Breast Reduction – A surgery to reduce the proportion and appearance of the breasts. With overly large and heavy breasts, women often incur other health symptoms such as neck pain, back aches, poor posture, and limitations to their physical activity. Reducing breast size usually offers relief to these symptoms.

Liposuction – A body-contouring surgery to sculpt the body. Excess fat deposits are removed to create smoother and more proportionate curves or lines from various parts of the body such as the chin, abdomen, upper arms, thighs, and hips.

Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) – A procedure to correct the folds and skin around the waistline. By reducing excess skin and fat, women come out with a flatter, more toned abdomen area.

Mini-Abdominoplasty – A correction of limited excess skin. This procedure is confined to the central portion of the lower abdomen, making the incision typically shorter than with a full tummy tuck.

Choosing a Plastic Surgeon

When choosing a plastic surgeon, it is vital to select someone that can help you achieve the look you desire. As Grand Rapids’ best plastic surgeon, Dr. Ringler takes the time to get to know his patients so he can understand their expectations and learn what they hope to accomplish from a “mommy makeover”.  Being a board-certified plastic surgeon by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and an IDEAL IMPLANT Premier Surgeon, he has the training and expertise needed to create the best plastic surgery experience possible. Dr. Ringler suggests:

“For any patient considering cosmetic surgery, I think it’s important that they look for a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in aesthetic surgery. I would encourage them to look for someone who’s a member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and who has particular area of expertise in the procedure that they’re inquiring about, and someone who they feel comfortable that they can communicate with.”

Watch the video below to see why Dr. Ringler feels plastic surgery can empower women.

A Technology-Driven Practice

Dr. Ringler is committed to remaining up-to-date on the latest procedures, techniques, and products in the plastic surgery industry. He states, “When I evaluate new technology for my practice, I look for devices that have a proven track record, strong safety record, approved by the FDA, where I know I’m going to get consistent, safe, reliable results, keeping in mind that the result is only as good as the person who’s doing the treatment.”

Patient Testimonials About the Best Plastic Surgeon in Grand Rapids

Women can expect personalized care from Dr. Ringler. He focuses on the individual needs of each of one his patients to ensure he can deliver tailored results every time. A patient review on Realself.com by MichMom reads:

“Dr. Ringler and his staff were all wonderful. From the first day I met everyone at my initial consultation and through my follow-up care, I felt a strong sense of trust and faith in my caretakers. Dr. Ringler was open and honest about all the possible outcomes associated with the surgery and recovery. He is unique in that he truly listens to my questions and concerns and provides experienced feedback, which increased my confidence in him and the entire process. I’m thrilled with my results and would highly recommend Dr. Ringler for any type of cosmetic or plastic surgery.”

Another Realself.com review by nadkab says:

“My plastic surgeon dr. Steven Ringler is a master and is the greatest! He changed not only the look of my body but also my whole life! He’s absolutely a master of art in sculpting human body I’m happier than ever and I love myself more than ever! I’m also planning on a breast reduction procedure with him after I recover completely from my tummy tuck.”

To discuss whether a “mommy makeover” is right for you, call 616-328-8800 today to schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Ringler, Grand Rapids’ best plastic surgeon, or visit stevenringlermd.com to learn more.

Archive for November, 2018:

A “Mommy Makeover” with Grand Rapids’ Best Plastic Surgeon

A 2017 report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) states, “Breast augmentation continues to be the top cosmetic surgical procedure and has been since 2006.” Why is it so popular? It has a high patient satisfaction rate. In the May 2013 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, findings from a study of 225 women following their breast augmentations concluded that 91.1% experienced improved self-esteem, and 64.3% reported better quality of life.

While receiving breast implants is a wonderful way to increase your confidence and achieve the look you desire, it is important to be aware that the need for unexpected postoperative procedures may arise. When women choose the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant, their future is secure. Protection plans available with the IDEAL IMPLANT allow women to enjoy their implants, without the worry of potential costs down the road.

What is the IDEAL IMPLANT?

As an IDEAL IMPLANT Premier Surgeon, Dr. Steven Ringler offers this new, innovative implant option that combines the benefits, without the drawbacks, of both silicone gel and saline implants. Due to the advanced internal structure of the IDEAL IMPLANT, women can now have the natural feel commonly associated with silicone gel, plus the peace of mind that comes with saline. No other implant gives the best of both worlds.

The IDEAL IMPLANT is made up of a series of shells nested together that hold two separate chambers filled with saline. If a rupture occurs, the saline filler is harmlessly absorbed by the body. This means no MRIs are needed to detect rupture, and no risk of “silent rupture.” Furthermore, this technology-driven design reduces wrinkling and rippling, controls the movement of the saline to mitigate sloshing, provides desired projection with a realistic look, and supports the implant edge to prevent collapse when upright.

Protection Following Your Breast Augmentation

But women get so much more with the IDEAL IMPLANT. For no extra cost, women who choose IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants are automatically enrolled in the Basic Protection Plan provided by IDEAL IMPLANT Incorporated. This limited warranty offers financial assistance of up to $3,500 to help with uninsured out-of-pocket surgery costs for deflation for 10 years. In other words, the plan provides a free IDEAL IMPLANT replacement during a woman’s lifetime for deflation, and the first 10 years for capsular contracture.

For further protection, an additional plan is available. The Premium Protection Plan includes all the benefits of the Basic Protection Plan, plus offers lifelong, extensive financial assistance to help women avoid the cost and worry of unexpected, uninsured costs following their breast augmentation surgery. This includes $10,000 in financial assistance during the first 60 days after receiving the IDEAL IMPLANT, $5,000 in financial assistance during the first year, and $5,000 in financial assistance during subsequent years.

The $10,000 in financial assistance covers bleeding, infection, anesthesia, blood clots, and wound healing events. The first-year $5,000 in financial assistance is for capsular contracture, deflation, insertional scar revision, and related events. Then the $5,000 in financial assistance during subsequent years is also for capsular contracture, deflation, insertional scar revision, and related events.

How to Get the Premium Protection Plan

To get the Premium Protection Plan, a woman must simply enroll with their plastic surgeon prior to receiving the IDEAL IMPLANT. The cost is only $189 for primary breast augmentation, or $249 if exchanging existing implants. The Premium Protection Plan is then renewable annually for life for just $79. A woman must contact her plastic surgeon each year and ask to renew the plan in order to remain enrolled. If the plan is not renewed, the Basic Protection Plan will automatically apply for the remainder of its original term. For further details about these two plans, watch the video below:

Why Purchase This One-of-a-Kind Plan?

The Premium Protection Plan is designed to help pay the uninsured, out-of-pocket expenses for problems that might occur after receiving breast implants. Many health insurance plans do not cover cosmetic surgery or postoperative problems from cosmetic surgery.

Also, on www.fda.gov, the FDA states: “Breast implants are not lifetime devices. The longer you have breast implants, the more likely it is that complications will occur and you will need to have them removed. There is no guarantee that you will have a satisfactory cosmetic outcome from any reoperation. The type of surgical procedure performed during a reoperation depends on the complication involved. You may need to have one or more reoperations over the course of your life due to one complication or a combination of local complications.”

The Premium Protection Plan offers security in your future, and a peace of mind throughout the life of your implants.

Breast Implants With Dr. Ringler

As a board-certified plastic surgeon and IDEAL IMPLANT Premier Surgeon, Dr. Ringler understands the importance of patient education. If you are considering breast augmentation, he will take the time to answer your questions and address your concerns. He is dedicated to helping his patients achieve their goals and feel confident in their choice to receive breast implants. You can expect high quality care and an exceptional bedside manner from Dr. Ringler. For more information about the IDEAL IMPLANT, call 616-328-8800 today to schedule your no-obligation consultation, or visit stevenringlermd.com.

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