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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 certified…

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Introducing SkinPen by Bellus Medical

Posted on May 8, 2014 by Dr. Ringler

shutterstock_158128343For those looking for a non-invasive way to reduce hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, stretch -marks and soften fine lines and wrinkles, there is good news. We are now offering SkinPen, created by Bellus Medical. SkinPen is a state-of-the-art, collagen induction device that closely resembles a pen. The SkinPen works by creating micro-channels in the dermis to help products penetrate the skin more effectively and thereby increase their efficacy. In addition, the micro-channels help stimulate new collagen and elastin in the skin over the following weeks.

Performed in the office in about 30 minutes by a medical aesthetician or RN, the patient relaxes while a cool gel…

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Ultherapy & Facial UltraLift Grand Rapids

Posted on January 16, 2012 by Dr. Ringler

Doctors at the forefront of medical innovation agree that Ulthera or Ultherapyis a great advancement in the noninvasive treatment of aging skin.  Dr. Ringler offers Ulthera to his patients in Grand Rapids as a nonsurgical option to the traditional facelift.  Ultherapy lifts and tones skin from the inside out.  Ultrasonic waves are directed onto the outer layer of the skin, but also deep into the tissue heating and gently tightening.  Ultherapy engages the body’s own regenerative process and creates natural, beautiful results.

Dr. Ringler is introducing UltraLift as a non-surgical approach to facial rejuvenation for men and women. Dr. Ringler created the UltraLift technique through the…

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Study Underway on New Hair Loss Treatment

Posted on January 15, 2011 by Dr. Ringler

Hot on the heels of fuller eyelashes becoming a trend in cosmetic treatments, according to the New York Times, Latisse, a topical treatment that can help you grow fuller lashes is being tested as a treatment for patients with alopecia.

Though many individuals use Latisse to attain “disco-ready lashes without using falsies,” the new clinical trials being conducted by Allergan, the company that produces Latisse, may prove the product’s effectiveness north of the brow line.

The study, which includes both men and women and is due to be completed in February, is working to determine whether bimatoprost, the ingredient in Latisse that promotes eyelash growth, can also work as a…

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Welcome to Our Cosmetic Surgery blog!

Posted on February 14, 2010 by Dr. Ringler

This section of the website will present information on plastic surgery news, trends, special offers, and the latest events happening at our office. We want to stay in touch with our local community and present news that will be relevant to our patients.

Are you interested in health, beauty and cosmetic surgery? Do you write a blog or participate in online discussion forums? Leave us a comment and we’ll add you to our links. Subscribe to our RSS feed to stay in touch!

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