When Considering Cosmetic Procedures, Don’t Overlook Your Neck

Posted on October 16, 2018 by Dr. Ringler

If you think all plastic surgeons try to race potential patients toward extensive facelift surgery, think again. With today’s wide array of less invasive and highly effective cosmetic procedures available to help people look and feel younger, the opposite is often the case.

This startling insight comes from recognized Top DoctorDr. Steven L. Ringler, a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon based in Michigan with more than 25 years of experience in cosmetic and plastic surgery. Increasingly, Dr. Ringler finds himself talking younger patients in their forties and fifties out of facelift surgery. Instead, he steers them toward combining procedures such as fat grafting – which youthfully enhances facial volume – and neck lifts…

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BTL EMSCULPT®

Posted on August 22, 2018 by Dr. Ringler

Reduce Fat & Build Muscle-

Does the idea of doing 20,000 crunches or squats in 30 -minutes sound virtually impossible?  While it may be an impossibility at the gym, our latest, FDA cleared BTL EMSCULPT® technology addresses both muscle and fat.  One thirty-minute session with EMSCULPT® is the equivalent of doing 20,000 crunches or squats.  We are very happy to be the first provider in Michigan to be able to offer EMSCULPT® to our patients.

We have been offering non-invasive body contouring and skin tightening options at Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery for many years.  However, until now, none of these modalities such as CoolSculpting, Exilis Ultra or

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Turn back the Clock with Forever Young BBL

Posted on June 21, 2018 by Dr. Ringler

If you’re bothered by red spots, brown spots, fine lines and wrinkles, freckles, redness or other signs of aging skin, Forever Young BBL® technology by Sciton will be of interest to you.  This innovative infrared light technology rejuvenates the skin to target the signs of aging., Forever Young BBL® is the only device that has been shown to actually change the expression of genes associated with aging, longevity, and increased lifespan. In addition, it can be used to treat those with active acne and for unwanted hair removal.

With regular Forever Young BBL treatments, your skill will look smoother, clearer and younger for much longer.  In one international study, Forever Young…

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Facelift Results

Posted on April 9, 2018 by Dr. Ringler

How Much Younger will I Look – How Long Will My Results Last?

Many people seeking a facelift wonder how much younger they will look following their procedure and how long their facelift results will last.  These are both good questions, however, the answer can be complex.

In general, a facelift tends to make patients look about 10 years younger than they did prior to their procedure.  A facelift, when done properly will:

 

*help reposition sagging tissues

*smooths creases

*create better definition in the jawline that has become slack over time

Often combined with a necklift to reduce a double chin and smooth the neckline, a facelift can rejuvenate the face. We often use facial…

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Key to Eternal Beauty

Posted on November 14, 2017 by Dr. Ringler

Eternal BeautyDo you ever run into someone who looks like they hold the key to eternal beauty?  They possess vitality, beautiful skin and a youthful, healthy glow regardless of their age.  I have been performing facial aesthetic surgery for over 34 years including; facelifts, blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) along with neck lifts and brow lifts.  These surgeries can have a dramatic effect on helping men and women look about 9-10 years younger than their actual age, but as time goes by, some of the result can diminish, often due to the quality or elasticity of the skin. Maintenance of the skin is necessary to optimize the result of surgery and enhance…

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Exilis Ultra – Non-Surgical Skin Tightening and Body Shaping

Posted on October 5, 2017 by Dr. Ringler

Non-Surgical Skin And Body ShapingThe Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery is excited to introduce BTL’s Exilis Ultra to our line of non-invasive body shaping and skin tightening technologies.  Although we have offered Exilis Elite, a radio frequency device for heating and reducing fat for several years, Exilis Ultra is a an FDA cleared, third generation device that offers both radio frequency and ultrasound technology to help you achieve results more quickly and effectively.

Exilis Ultra is able to help tighten the skin and reduce fat virtually from head to toe. Patients love this technology because it is effective in areas than can be challenging to treat with other modalities such…

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Breast Implants and Cancer ( BIA-ALCL)

Posted on May 15, 2017 by Dr. Ringler

Cancer and BreastThere have been recent news articles lately from the New York Times and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery on the safety of breast implants, particularly with regards to BIA-ALCL or Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma. This is a very rare type of T-cell lymphoma that can develop following breast implants. The frequency of occurrence of BIA-ALCL is estimated to be at 1 in 300,000 breast implants. This number may change over time with increased reporting.

Who is at risk for developing ALCL?  At this time, the incidence of this cancer is very rare. It primarily has been recognized in women undergoing…

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Advances in CoolSculpting – Grand Rapids

Posted on February 21, 2017 by Dr. Ringler

shutterstock2Those who have become accustomed to the benefits of non-surgical body contouring, may be interested to learn about the latest advances in CoolSculpting. If you’re not familiar with Coolsculpting, it is a non-surgical treatment that is performed in the office and freezes fat in localized areas. Over several months, about a 20-22% reduction of the fat cells occur as the fat cells die off and are eliminated naturally through the body. There is no downtime with CoolSculpting and you are able to return to your daily activities immediately.CoolSculpting isn’t a weight loss treatment, but rather addresses stubborn areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.  For some patients,…

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Juvederm Volbella for Smoother Lips

Posted on November 4, 2016 by Dr. Ringler

shutterstock_149610635-2Good news for those who are bothered by those little wrinkles that form around the mouth and long for smoother lips.   The Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery is one of the first plastic surgery practices in the Grand Rapids area to be able to offer FDA cleared Juvederm Volbella to help reduce those little lines and offer a little fullness to the lips which is not exaggerated.

Produced by Allergan, the makers of Botox and Juvederm, Volbella  is a soft, hyaluronic acid filler which addresses fine lip lines around the mouth and provides a subtle smoothness and sheen to the lips. Most other fillers are too thick to…

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How Much is a Breast Augmentation?

Posted on September 7, 2016 by Dr. Ringler

GettyImages_87884438“How much is a breast augmentation?” This is a question we hear frequently from women calling our office.  When we tell them that the price can vary, there is sometimes a bit of surprise on the part of the caller.  I thought it might be good to explain some of the factors that can impact the price of a breast augmentation.  This includes variations within our own office and also the differences between plastic surgery offices that can affect price.

Experience and Expertise of the Plastic Surgeon

We frequently remind patients to make sure that they have their breast augmentation, or any plastic surgery, performed by a board certified plastic surgeon.  Board…

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