Meet Steven L. Ringler, MD, FACS
Dr. Steven L. Ringler is a board-certified Grand Rapids, Michigan plastic surgeon recognized nationally and internationally renowned for his achievements and educational leadership in cosmetic and plastic surgery.
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. Dr. Ringler and his entire team are dedicated to providing the very best in plastic and cosmetic surgery in Grand Rapids and West Michigan.
Committed to philanthropy, Dr. Ringler is the Founder and Medical Director of the Michigan Chapter of Operation Smile. Operation Smile provides free surgery to children with facial deformities around the globe who otherwise would not be able to afford treatment. Under his leadership, the Michigan chapter has provided treatment to over 1300 children. Dr. Ringler also founded the Thank You Veterans Project that provides free plastic surgery to US veterans throughout the month of November for soldiers who have sustained injuries in active duty.
Dr. Ringler also 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.
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.
Dr. Ringler has been honored with numerous awards over the years including: Best Doctors in America® in plastic surgery, 1996-2014, America’s Top Doctors ® in plastic surgery, Castle Connolly, 2010-2015, one of U.S. News & World Report’s best plastic surgeons in the nation, 2011, Consumers Research Council- America’s Top Plastic Surgeons, 2009-2012, Health Grades Recognized Doctor, 2010-2015, Patients’ Choice Award, 2008-2014 and Most Compassionate Doctor , Stephen J. Pratt Award-Volunteer Service-Operation Smile, 2008, and among numerous other “best of” lists.
Dr Steven Ringler was one of the founding plastic surgeons at Plastic Surgery Associates at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. In 2008, he made the decision to leave the larger group practice so that he could focus his practice on cosmetic plastic surgery in a more personalized and private environment for his patients.