Category Archives: Body Jet Liposuction

Liposuction and Weight Loss

Posted on December 30, 2013 by Dr. Ringler


Weightloss & Liposution in Grand Rapids, MI

Much to the disappointment of many of our patients, liposuction, Coolsculpting and Exilis Elite are not procedures that result in much weight loss.  They do help to sculpt and reshape the body.  All of these procedures do destroy fat cells permanently, but the end result of the procedures is that the body is more balanced and proportional.

We offer several types of liposuction, from SmartLipo Triplex, which is a triple wave length laser form of liposuction, Body-Jet liposuction which uses water to dislodge the fat cells, and Continue Reading...

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CoolSculpting Gains Popularity with Men

Posted on August 13, 2013 by Dr. Ringler

The battle of the bulge is nothing new, and even those guys who work out rigorously and watch their diet can be frustrated by those love handles or tummy bulge that remains despite our best efforts.

A couple of years ago the Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery became the first plastic surgery office in Michigan to introduce Coolsculpting as a body contouring option to our patients who wanted to treat those stubborn areas without the downtime of surgery.

Coolsculpting utilizes Cryolipolysis (fat freezing), which was developed after researchers fully understood what happens when humans get frostbite: fat cells freeze before skin freezes. Cryolipolysis works…

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Does Fat Return After Liposuction?

Posted on May 9, 2011 by Dr. Ringler

Many women and men may have read with dismay the current study from the University of Colorado indicating that fat removed via liposuction returns to another area of the body. The study published in Obesity,by the University of Colorado, appears to have valid controls in terms of measurements, however, the directive to “not change lifestyle ” may be problematic.

Having performed liposuction for over twenty years, including many of the newer, less invasive forms of liposuction in the last five years, I have had a different experience with my patients than the study would suggest. Liposuction has never been described as, nor should it be considered, a weight loss procedure….

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Dr. Ringler Discusses Body Contouring Options

Posted on November 10, 2010 by Dr. Ringler

In this new video, Grand Rapids plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Ringler talks about the many new options for body contouring, including Smart Lipo, Body Jet water-assisted liposuction, and CoolSculpting by Zeltiq.


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