At the Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery, we understand that time and research may be involved in selecting a plastic surgeon to trust with your care and treatment. At times, having someone else share his or her experience may be helpful.
We wish to kindly acknowledge; Terri, Eric, Leigh, Korry and Pam for offering to share their impressionss and experiences with Dr. Ringler and the Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery and to the many patients who have sent us "thank you" cards over the years expressing gratitude for our efforts in providing them with an exceptional experience.
Great results with Ideal Implant
"Dr Ringler is an amazing surgeon. He is compassionate and easy to talk to. My expectations for my breast augmentation were met and I am very happy with my results. I highly recommend anyone considering breast augmentation to schedule a consult with Dr Ringler. "
Absolutely Thrilled with my Experience!
"I recently came to Dr. Ringler’s office for a much needed mommy makeover (tummy tuck & breast lift, I have existing breast implants). I was on a time constraint with an upcoming vacation a few months away, I wanted to be healed before it was time to rest, relax, and hopefully don a new bikini. The friendly and professional team worked hard to squeeze me in for a consultation the very next day! I was warmly greeted by everyone I encountered during my consultation and was made comfortable, I felt very at ease. Dr. Ringler has absolutely wonderful bedside manner and took his time to address all of my questions and concerns. And just like that I was taking my “before” photos and scheduled my surgery. In the weeks leading up to surgery I must have called the office 100x with questions about the procedure and recovery. Lauren fielded most of these calls and let me just tell you- she is absolutely FANTASTIC! I really felt the support from a truly caring and knowledgeable staff. Before I knew it surgery day was here! I was extremely anxious when I arrived for my procedure, the staff at the surgical center was wonderful and my anxieties quickly went away. I have to thank his anesthesiologist as well, I usually get so incredibly sick and groggy from anesthesia but she also took the time to listen to my concerns and I woke up after my 4 hour “nap” feeling great! Dr Ringer made sure I was all set up with the proper medications for recovery (it was nice to know I had some options) and made sure to leave a note with numbers to call in case there were any post op questions or issues. After unwrapping my dressings to see the first peek at my results, I was totally thrilled, a week later and it just keeps getting better every day! I am feeling much better than I thought I would at this point and I’m really looking forward to seeing more progress as I heal over the next several weeks and months- and show off my new and improved self on vacation! If you are looking for an extremely skilled/gifted/trustworthy surgeon and a staff to match, Dr Ringler is definitely your guy!"
So Happy with my Neck!
"The entire office was a pleasure to work with. From the doctor to the nurse to the receptionist everyone was able to answer all of my questions quickly and easily. I am very happy with the end result and would highly recommend Dr. Ringler and his staff to anyone! "
Dr. Steven Ringler is an Amazing Surgeon
"Dr.Steven Ringler and his staff are wonderful. I trust Dr. Ringler fully in his knowledge and experience to perform surgery with such natural results. I love the fact that he was able to make me look much younger and refreshed without looking un-natural, pulled, or stretched. He is very talented and an artist when it come to surgery. I'm so pleased with my results."
Gave the Results I Wanted.
"I'm a 55 year old man, who works out regularly but needed a little help in the stomach area. Dr. Ringler suggested emsculpt. I achieved very noticeable results with 3 treatments. Not only thrilled with the results but he's got a top notch team."
Brilliant Plastic Surgeon
"My recent experience with Dr. Ringer was excellent. He is a very brilliant, caring, considerate surgeon willing to answer all questions and provide assurances to put even the most anxious patient at ease. His staff is superior, well informed and runs like a well-oiled machine. This is a first class operation and the results endorse that."
Excellent Care and Surgical Technique
"Dr Ringler and staff are very professional and easy to work with. Dr Ringler is very experienced and has the confidence and surgical technique and expertise to deliver an exceptional result. I highly recommend him."
My Surgery Was a Very Positive Experiece!
"My surgery was a very positive experience. It is truly everything I had hoped for. I feel I look natural and like my younger self. It has made me feel better about myself. I am very pleased with Dr. Ringer and all his staff and services."
I Recommend Dr. Ringler!
"I approached this idea of getting a face and neck lift with a bit of trepidation. Dr. Ringler and his team made the process a great success from beginning to end. From initial consult to post surgery check I was made comfortable, all my questions were answered and most importantly I received the skilled surgical process that makes this such a great outcome! If you're investigating plastic surgery, I recommend giving Dr. Ringler and his team a call!"
Look no further for anything aesthetic
"Look no further for anything aesthetic...Dr. Ringler and his staff are simply the best!"
"Dr. Ringler and his staff are very professional and welcoming. My results have been amazing and I would highly recommend if you’re considering any plastic surgery that you consider working with Dr. Ringler. He is honest and with many years of experience you will know exactly what you are getting into."
Great provider and staff!
“I cannot say enough good about both Dr. Ringler and his staff. I have been a patient for several years and everyone is always professional and welcoming. I get Botox and fillers, and have recommended several friends to this office for a variety of procedures because I know they will be well taken care of! ”
Most Skilled Dr and Staff
"I have been a patient for quite a few years and not only is Dr. Ringler the finest surgeon in his field, his staff is incredible. Sarah has been giving me treatments for several years and I have people tell me I am aging backwards."
“Dr. Ringler is a top doctor for a well deserved reason. Anyone who has seen him and had work done by him know this. While extremely talented, Dr. Ringler and his whole team are also very kind and welcoming. The office is beautiful and I was very happy with my whole medical experience. I highly recommend this office”
"Amazing Experience. I am 5 days post op from a MACS Plus facelift with Facial Fat Grafting. What an incredible experience this has been. Dr. Ringler and his staff have been extremely kind and caring! I had tons of questions both pre and post surgery//all of which have been thoroughly answered and explained. I would definitely encourage anyone considering a facelift to seek out the expertise of Dr. Ringler. He is outstanding”
“I could not be more pleased with my experience and surgical outcome with Dr. Ringler and his staff! From my 1st consultation to my 6 week follow up all staff members were extremely courteous, helpful and always there with answers to my questions and the best part is the results of my procedure, which was a Bilateral Eye lift, were wonderful!!! I also went in for my post surgery facial..which was no charge…which I did not know at the time..and I am now working with Amber who is very knowledgeable with skin and love their product line! I have come to find out that Dr. Ringler…besides being a very talented cosmetic surgeon.. is also passionate about skin care and preventing aging…So the product lines they carry are very good and researched by Dr. Ringler himself !!!
“I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Ringler and his staff and am very pleased with my results! I had been contemplating getting breast augmentation surgery for years after having a baby and losing two cup sizes. I finally decided to research plastic surgeons in the area. Dr. Ringler had the most natural looking results and his professionalism and confidence sealed the deal. He listened to my concerns about recovery, skin stretching from the possibility of future children and wanting a natural look, feel and movement. Recovery was much easier than I expected; after the second day, I mainly just needed ibuprofen. I knew I would never stop thinking about it and I am so happy that I finally did it!”
“I have been a patient of Dr. Ringler for the past six years. This week he performed five procedures to remove the signs of aging. He performed a facelift, neck lift, upper and lower eye lifts and fat grafting to fill in areas where needed. The procedures were beautifully executed. He is truly an artist in human anatomy. The best plastic surgery is when you are refreshed to a more vibrant you! That is what Dr. Ringler did for me! I would highly recommend him for a facial procedure…and your face is your billboard to the world…no room for error! He delivers the desired results!
“Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery has always provided expert service with beautiful results. I have never been disappointed . I am one hundred percent satisfied with the service, the staff and my final results!”
(RealSelf review 04/18)
“ I love these girls at Dr. Ringler’s office!!! The staff at Dr. Ringler’s office is so warm and friendly. It is scary to go there seeking help, but Sarah, Katie and Lisa all put me at ease. I decided to get the BBL and Halo for my face and neck. My son told me he thought I was wasting my money but I really wanted to reduce the sun damage, a scar on my cheek and reduce the pore size on my nose so to me it was worth a try. I am in total awe!!! My skin looks fantastic! Seriously! I cannot even begin to tell you how much better my skin looks.My son even told me he thinks my skin looks amazing now and thinks it was well worth the money.”
(RealSelf review 04/18)
“I’ve been a loyal client for years now! The location has convenient hours and the staff do everything they can to accommodate your needs. I’ve been beyond impressed with the results and genuine suggestions Sarah has given me as I explore options for maintaining my youthful appearance. Everyone at the office goes out of their way to make you feel confident and comfortable when you’re there. The place has a modern, fresh feeling that I love! I can’t imagine going anywhere else.”
” Excellent service. The physician and staff were friendly, helpful and professional. As a physician I have had a lot of exposure to different health practices and Dr. Ringler’s practice is exceptional. I was pleased with the experience from start to finish. My husband and I love the results and my friends all want a consult.”
(RealSelf review 01/18)
“I underwent an upper/lower bleph w/midface fat grafting with Dr. Ringler this past fall and I am just THRILLED with the results. While I had been contemplating the bleph for quite some time and just needed to gather up the courage to do it, the fat grafting was added at Dr. Ringler’s suggestion. While I never felt pressured to add the fat grafting (he answered all my questions and explained why he felt I should consider it) I knew I could trust him when he said he thought I’d still be happy if I *only* had the bleph. The whole experience was better than I expected and while yes, I bruised (took about 3+ weeks for it to fade), it was SOOO worth the outcome. I’m happy I trusted Dr. Ringler’s advice w/ the fat grafting and appreciate his skilled work. My only regret is not having the courage to go ahead with it sooner! If you’re looking for a skilled plastic surgeon, look no further than Dr. Ringler.”
(RealSelf review 01/18)
“Dr. Ringler and his staff were beyond exceptional. Dr. Ringler eagerly took the time to listen me and understand what end results I was looking to obtain after my Upper/lower blepharoplasty. I am beyond satisfied with my natural looking appearance and I feel beautiful again.”
(RealSelf review 12/17)
"Dr. Ringler's office is incredible. Dr. Ringler has an impeccable reputation and lives up to it! I felt that the entire staff was extremely kind, patient, and knowledgeable. I am very satisfied with my results.Very professional from start to finish. Always prompt and a very positive atmosphere. My confidence has increased because of Dr. Ringler! Thank you so much to him & staff!"
“Amazing experience all the way from initial consult to post-op for my Ideal Breast Augmentation with Dr. Ringler! His staff is great and so helpful too. Dr. Ringler really listened to what I wanted for my breast implant procedure outcome. I am a 40 year old mom to four kids so I had some concerns. The post-op care could not have been better either-very caring and thoughtful to all my needs. Love my new breasts. Could not be happier – thank you, thank you Dr. Ringler!”
(RealSelf review 11/17)
“Dr. Ringler is amazing! He is a highly qualified expert at his craft and truly care for all of his patients. Non-invasive options are also fast and convenient as I’ve experienced. I’m already noticing a difference. The staff in the office always wear a smile and make you feel welcome”
(RealSelf review about Exilis Ultra 11/17)
“After having two nine pound babies, several surgeries and a weight loss of over 50 pounds, my skin was sagging! I was tired of using medicated powder under my tummy for the chafing and the sweating. I checked out websites and reviews of doctors in Grand Rapids doing tummy tucks. Dr. Ringler’s name keep popping up as a well respected, award winning doctor. The reviews were also outstanding! I also thought that Dr. Ringler must be a caring person with his involvement with helping Veterans and Project Smile. I am thrilled with my results. Dr. Ringler is a wonderful person and surgeon. You won’t be disappointed if you choose him as your surgeon!”
(RealSelf review 11/17)
“Without equivocation, the finest…most considerate and professional medical group I’ve had contact with. Dr. Ringler is exactly as talked about on different forums. Knowledgable, experienced, caring. A wonderful man.”
(RealSelf review 11/17)
"Dr. Ringler and his entire staff do everything to make you feel comfortable and confident. I had a MAPS facelift and could not be happier. One day post-op I was able to go out to dinner without makeup. He is truly a master of facial aesthetics."
Dr.Ringler and his entire staff is very professional, honest and knowledgeable!
“ Dr.Ringler and his entire staff is very professional, honest and knowledgeable! Dr.Ringler truly looks out for the best interest of his patients, I was Pleasently surprised in his genuine care, I have gone to other plastic surgeons and I didn't feel like they were looking out for my best interests, it was more about the money, but Dr. Ringler honestly cared what was best for me and Is honest and that's why I will continue to go to him if I need anything, not to mention he's the best at what he does!! I also have to brag about Lisa ( aesthetician) She is amazingly exceptional at her job and knows how to get results!! Not to mention she is just a joy to be around! I call her my face angel ”
A skin care center that makes you feel comfortable and confident.
“ I had just recently moved back to the Grand Rapids area 2 years ago and contacted Dr. Ringlers office to set up appointments for Botox and Dermaplane treatments. I already had a sense of loyalty to the office as Dr. Ringler performed a face lift on my mother over 20 years ago and she had received excellent care and wonderful results. I am a regular patient of Lisa’s for skin care treatments. I have recently experienced a huge change in my skin due to hormones and she was a true savior! Her facials, treatments and recommended products from the office have turned my skin back around. Her knowledge and expertise on skin care is amazing. She is also extremely personable and compassionate and truly cares about how you feel and want to feel after leaving the office. I highly recommended her and the whole office. ”
“ I recently had a MACS facelift/necklift with Dr. Ringler and I simply could not be happier. I was very nervous about having a procedure on my face. I was emphatic that I did not want my face to look too tight or operated on. I did not have to worry, my results are absolutely perfect. I did a tremendous amount of research on all of the plastic surgeons in town before choosing Dr. Ringler. I made the right choice. The care at SW surgical center was excellent and professional and Dr. Ringler is a true artist. I know that it is not everyone’s experience, but my bruising was so minimal, I was able to go out for dinner the next evening with minimal makeup. I have had more bruising from dermal fillers at other plastic surgery offices. No one asks if I have had surgery but I have had many people ask me what I am using on my skin to make it look so youthful. Dr. Ringler also did some fat grafting during the surgery to help maintain long-lasting volume for my face. My neck looks better than it did 10 years ago. Based on how beautiful my results are, I wish I had this surgery 10 years ago.”
“Dr. Ringler and his entire staff is very professional, honest and knowledgeable! Dr. Ringler truly looks out for the best interest of his patients. I was pleasantly surprised in his genuine care. I have gone to other plastic surgeons and I didn’t feel like they were looking out for my best interests, it was more about the money, but Dr. Ringler honestly cared what was best for me and is honest, and that’s why I will continue to go to him if I need anything, not to mention he’s the best at what he does!! I also have to brag about Lisa (aesthetician) She is amazingly exceptional at her job and knows how to get results!! Not to mention she is just a joy to be around! I call her my face angel”
(RealSelf Review 10.17)
” Dr. Ringler and his staff are wonderful to work with. I really appreciate their knowledge and experience without a hard sell on services. In the past 4 months I have received services for body contouring of my abdomen, that stubborn fat that working out does not seem to affect. I am completely not only satisfied, but thrilled. I have been eating healthy with moderate exercise, but would never have achieved the results I have seen with the extra help. There are all types of new combinations they are trying that are non invasive – AND WORK! I was apprehensive about the money, but in the end I found it to be well worth the boost in my self esteem and confidence.”
“Very professional and wonderful doctor. His staff made the whole process very easy and comfortable and I am very happy with the results of my breast augmentation. I would highly recommend Dr Ringler for anyone in search of a plastic surgeon”
(RealSelf Review 09/2017)
” My experience was flawless! After my consultation I was completely comfortable with Dr. Ringler and his professional staff. They treated me as if I was an old friend. The result of surgery was better than I expected and I am completely satisfied. Testimony; 10 days after surgery I was at a social event and met a person who said ” yes, we met last year at your house”, I felt wonderful because I looked like myself only less baggy! Others have told me I look ten years younger -happy, happy.”
(MACS facelift review – Realself Review 07/2017)
“Absolutely wonderful and friendly staff! So happy I found Dr. Ringler and his amazing staff. Very professional AND compassionate, something of which is very hard to come across these days! So thankful for making the choice to trust in Dr. Ringler and the kind sweet staff!”
(K.L. – Facebook Review 5/17)
“Great Facelift Result! I am extremely pleased with my facial rejuvenation surgery with Dr. Ringler. My result is fabulous and from the first call to the office to my after surgery visits I always felt like I was treated with respect and care. Dr. Ringler made me feel very comfortable and I never felt like he was unapproachable. My deeper folds around my mouth have been much improved as is my neck. I am happy to say that many months later the fat transfers have remained permanent. I feel I have a very natural looking result. Many years ago he did my breast augmentation and that was also a success. I could not be happier with the results from both my surgeries and have recommend him to both friends and family”.
“Dr. Ringler is a top notch surgeon. As a medical profession myself, I appreciated his attention to detail, and his bedside manner is second to none. His office and staff reflect the perfection that he delivers.”
(Real Self review 2/17)
“I had a full abnominoplasty with Diastasis repair at 64 years old! I couldn’t be more pleased with the results and care I was given by Dr. Ringler and his staff. They put me at ease and and reassured me the whole way. After 2 weeks, I feel great and am slowly resuming my normal activities. I loved the fact that Dr. R uses a technique that eliminates drains. I highly recommend him.”
(Real Self review 2/17)
“Breast Lift With Implant Revision- My experience with Dr. Ringler was exceptional from the first initial consult to the post-op follow up, I cannot say enough about Dr. Ringler, not to mention his wonderful staff. Everyone in the office carries a professional, courteous, and genuine caring attitude. My surgery went well and I am more than pleased with the results and my decision to choose Dr. Ringler.”
(RealSelf review 1/17)
“Dear Dr. Ringler, I want to thank you so much for the beautiful work you did with abdominoplasty you performed on me. I cannot believe how fast it is healing. I also feel great. I want to also thank you for the robe. That was a very nice gesture. Many Blessings.”
(Personal Note 01/17)
“I was in need of an implant revision and left crescent lift and Dr. Steven Ringler was the surgeon of choice for me. I cannot say enough about the care and consideration that I received from Dr. Ringler and his wonderful staff. The surgery went well and I am VERY happy with the results. I am truly grateful.”(“(
(RealSelf patient review 12/16)
“The surgery day went so smoothly! Ringler was very confident and calming. He took everything I said into consideration up until the final moment! He didn’t change things from what we had discussed. Him and his staff were very kind professional. The facility was exquisite. He even gifted me a very nice robe after the surgery with a hand written card, with his work and cell number in case I had any questions! He was absolutely wonderful. I can’t wait until they drop! Update: after I posted this, I received a phone call from him at 8pm from his personal cell asking me about how I was feeling, if I had any questions, etc. I really cannot express enough how helpful and reassuring that was. I even received a phone call from the surgery facility today (the day after) asking how I was feeling and if I had any questions. Everything went very smoothly and could not have been in better hands.”
(Real Self patient review 12/16)
“I have had the following procedures performed by Dr. Steven Ringler (Grand Rapids, Michigan) – Injectable Fillers, Botox and most recently an Extended Neck Lift with Facial Fat Grafting. I am 56 years old and had lost volume in my face, my neck had a lot of loose, sagging, wrinkled skin. My neck line is now smooth and beautiful and my facial features have been restored with volume and definition. I am very pleased with the results and couldn’t be happier. If you are looking for a very gifted surgeon, look no further. With Dr. Ringer, you can expect nothing less than the Best with Beautiful and Natural looking results. Dr. Ringler and his staff treated me with the utmost care, compassion, and professionalism and I felt comfortable knowing I was in good hands. I did my research and Dr. Ringler is simply the Best! I had very little down time, minimal bruising, virtually no pain just some soreness and I was out and about in public 4 days post surgery.”
(RealSelf patient review 11/16)
“One of the best decisions i’ve made in my life!! I have wanted a breast augmention ever since I was 18. I never thought I would ever get the courage to actually do it, but after meeting with Dr Ringler I couldn’t have felt any more comfortable. He answered all of my questions and made me not only comfortable to undergo the procedure, but SO very excited! I couldn’t be happier with my results. Very professional Doctor & staff. Everyone went above and beyond. I did do the Ideal Implants and I am thrilled with my decision. I healed very quickly and want to say thank you to Dr Ringler for making me feel so confident with my body!”
(RealSelf patient review 11/16)
“Dr. Ringler provides superior treatment in a caring, down to earth manner. My results exceeded my expectations. I was out in public within 48 hours of my surgery (with a bit of camouflage). His staff are warm and friendly as well”
(RealSelf Review from MACS lift patient 9/16)
“I did my research and had met with 4 plastic surgeons before Dr. Ringler. I felt the connection and trust immediately! He is very caring, compassionate. I am very happy I chose Dr Ringler he is a very skilled surgeon who takes the time to listen. My results of my facial procedures, upper, lower lids, lower face and neck lift as well as fat grafting, are beyond my expectations! I had minimal pain and swelling which surprised me. Recovery has gone well no doubt related to Dr. Ringler’s skill and techniques. The Suricare staff were very attentive and caring.I have been in healthcare for over 40 years and I must admit I was nervous about the procedures being with local and sedation. He did a fabulous job! I was extremely comfortable and felt good after procedure. The office staff, Rebecca, Patty, Lisa, and Deb , were professional, kind, and caring. I felt really pampered. Especially with the spa robe I received after surgery and the facial products and hair being washed the next day.My husband felt pampered too with the chocolate chip cookies! Top notch practice and surgeon. I am glad that I traveled 3 hrs to have Jim as a surgeon. I would highly recommend Dr. Ringler for any plastic surgery!!”
(RealSelf review 5/16)
“I highly recommend Dr. Ringler for so many reasons I’m unsure where to begin! His staff is friendly, kind, professional, and they adore him. As a first impression, I feel this speaks to the type of practitioner he is. He appears kind, gentle and compassionate. He asked what “bothered me” about my face, made suggestions and explained the procedures. I knew from seeing before/after photos that his aesthetic is very natural which was important to me. The staff at the surgical center were equally kind and professional with nothing but high regard for Dr. Ringler. I am an anesthesia provider and so I feel I know some of the workings “behind the scenes” in a surgical center. When the staff who work next to a surgeon in the operating room tell you that you have “the best of the best” doing your procedure, you know you’re in good hands! In addition, being an anesthesia provider, I must admit that I was nervous about him doing the procedure with just local and sedation. He did a fabulous job! I was extremely comfortable and felt good after the procedure. I confidently recommend Dr. Ringler and hope your experience with him is as satisfying as mine!”
(RealSelf review 4/16)
“After the first visit, I knew Dr. Ringler was the plastic surgeon for me. Looking for a neck lift and face lift, I had visited several plastic surgeons in the area, all with high online reviews. But I felt most comfortable with Dr. Ringer and his whole staff. Dr. Ringler knew exactly what I needed for a beautiful transformation – which included a necklift, facelift, and facial fat grafting. At his recommendation, I also had a series of ‘Skinpen’ treatments, which really helped my skin look smoother. The day after surgery, he removed the bandages and I instantly looked 10 years younger. There was very little swelling and bruising. I even went to lunch following the appointment and no one looked at me weird. After 2 weeks of healing, I received compliments from friends and family (I didn’t tell anyone about the procedures), and no one asked, “What have you had done?” I looked completely normal, only younger. Dr. Ringler is a brilliant surgeon and an artist. I want to acknowledge his amazing team as well, from the office staff, aestheticians and surgical team, all making my journey positive and satisfying.I rarely post anything publicly unless it’s about politics…or until now, plastic surgery. Yesterday I had a neck/face lift, something I never thought I’d have the nerve or inclination to ever do. But I am here to say that 24 hours later, I am thrilled I finally did!”
“No need going to Scottsdale, Palm Beach, or Beverly Hills. Dr. Steven Ringler, in Grand Rapids, Michigan is where you want to put your faith AND your face! His extensive list of awards, rave testimonials, and wildly impressive surgical skills have exceeded my expectations more than I can describe here. And I haven’t even mentioned his staff. Debbie, Rebecca, Lisa are professional, experienced, supportive and above all…fun in helping you through the process. From my first consultation with Dr. Ringler, to the explanation of services/costs, etc., with Rebecca (not easy making THAT fun!) to the complimentary facial from Lisa with the delicate hands, and finally to Debbie who gently washed and styled my hair (yes, only 24 hours after surgery!) Well, there simply are no words to adequately describe the extraordinary care I received from everyone. Dr. Ringler has selected the best team…and they in turn are fortunate to work with an amazing surgeon.
You’ll have to take my word for it, but yesterday I had the saggy jowls and neck of an old woman, and today…I don’t! I am over the moon with the results and can’t thank Dr. Ringler’s masterful touch and his awesome support staff enough. THANK YOU to all at the Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery.”
(RealSelf review 2/16)
“I was incredibly nervous when I decided to make an appointment for a consultation for Breast Augmentation, something I had wanted and contemplated for years. The staff at Dr. Ringler’s office was super friendly and knowledgeable! I immediately felt comfortable with trusting Dr. Ringler with this procedure. He is very experienced, articulate and ahead of many in the profession. I never felt the need to visit any other office for this procedure. From there, everything was simple and effortless – from scheduling to any questions I had leading up to my surgery date. I am beyond satisfied with the results that I received from Dr. Ringer! I have no regrets or even a doubt in mind that I had the best surgeon in this area. Dr. Ringler’s techniques during surgery and protocol to follow surgery afforded me the ability to return to work quickly and my post-op recovery was incredibly fast. He has given me the confidence I was looking for in my body and I am sure that it was one of the best decisions I ever made, having Dr. Ringler as my surgeon. Every aspect of my time spent with the office, the procedure and my post-op results exceeded my expectations!”
(RealSelf Review 1/16)
“Dr. Ringler did an amazing job on the removal of the extra skin on my arms. He is a kind, gentle man. I have never felt like he was rushing me to get on to the next thing on his schedule. He listens well and has a wonderful bedside manner. When I came out of surgery I had a very nice note from him including his office and cell phone number and a beautiful robe to take home with me. The evening of my surgery he called to check on me. It’s only been 11 days since my surgery and my incisions look amazing. He is very conscientious of the job he does. His office staff are a joy to work with. They are very accommodating and answer any question I have quickly. I am planning on a breast lift in the near future with Dr. Ringler and I have the utmost confidence in him to perform the surgery and give me the amazing results I am hoping for.”
(RealSelf Review 11/15)
“Upon meeting with Dr. Ringler, he assured me he could do surgery and make it look as young looking as possible. He was very understanding of my concerns, my fears and assured me that the results of the surgery would look very natural and no one would even realize what I had done. He was so RIGHT! Couldn’t be happier!”
(RealSelf Review 11/15)
“I researched this procedure for a few years. After my 3rd child I decided I deserved it. Dr. Ringler was exceptional from the consultation to the very end. I knew from the first phone call from his staff that this was the place for me. They were so friendly and professional which eased any anxiety I felt in preparation. Dr. Ringler was very thorough and calming during my consultation. The entire procedure went so smooth and I recovered way faster than I could even imagine. The incisions are so small and with precise placement that they are barely noticeable and it’s only been 3 months. I’m blown away at my results and love my new body. I couldn’t thank him enough“
(Real Self Review 11/15)
“Dear Dr. Ringler, I would like to thank you and your staff for the excellent & professional care I received during my recent surgery. Your staff was prompt, responsive, pleasant and helpful. My thighs? …Well I like them much, much better! No more flabby inner flaps! Yea!! Yippee!! Thank You! I am appreciative of physicians like you who care about “the maintenance of 52 year old homes” (you words to me in response to a question of mine prior to surgery) This maintenance work was well worth it to me. May our creator protect and guide you and other surgeons as you travel to South America this October for Operation Smile. What a gift you give to others.”
(Personal Note 10/15)
“I was very excited about making the decision to finally set up a consultation with a surgeon regarding breast implants. After researching and looking at reviews I decided Dr. Ringler sounded like the surgeon that would be the fit for me, and I was right! Dr. Ringler and his staff were exceptional from the moment I walked through the door. I felt very welcome and any nerves I had went away. He and his staff made me feel very comfortable and at ease. Not to mention he is ALWAYS on time. I never once waited for an appointment with him and even my surgery was done earlier than expected, truly wonderful! I told Dr. Ringler what I wished and he made that wish come true. He answered any and all questions or concerns that I had making me feel 150 percent confident about my decision. I received 380 cc saline implants and went with Dr. Ringler’s transaxillary technique or “scarless” scar. My recovery time was a breeze as he told me everything I needed to do to get the best result! I had the surgery 23 days ago and my scars are nearly gone already. I am beyond happy with my results and I can only thank Dr. Ringler for that. He gave me everything I imagined and more! He is a fantastic surgeon who gave me the best of care and respect. If you’re looking for a surgeon, look no further. Choose Dr. Ringler!”
“I was a nervous wreck, but my friend who I met in school (who by the way is much younger than I am) had gone to Dr. Ringler for breast augmentation. She was thrilled with the results and told me she would never even consider going anywhere else. I followed her advice, scheduled a consult and met him and his staff. I am so glad I did. He is very kind and is not rushed at all. He took his time with me, was very thorough in explaining things and made sure all of my questions were answered. I had my surgery 7 days ago and I am THRILLED! I had no idea I would be feeling this well this soon! The first few days are quite uncomfortable as you would imagine but now I’m great! My biggest concern was everyone knowing I had a “boob job”. I wanted it to be natural – not stand out noticeable. It is very natural, very pretty and I am so very thankful I had it done. Dr. Ringler is the only doctor I would recommend for any type of cosmetic/surgical procedure as he truly cares about his patients and does phenomenal work! Thank you!!!!”
(RealSelf Review 9/15)
“Dr. Steven Ringler and his staff are amazing! I am very happy with my experience and would highly recommend them. The entire team goes above and beyond to make sure you are happy with your procedures. Dr. Ringler is a personable, tender and caring individual who is always there for you”
I am a 61 year old female who was tired of looking at my eyes drooping by the day. I made an appointment with Dr. Ringler and so happy I did! My eyes look amazing and I can actually see better. It has taken 10 years off my age. All the wrinkles around my eyes and the sagging skin are now gone. I had no pain or discomfort and would do it all again. Healing was fast with very little down time“
(RealSelf Review 6/15)
“Everyone I came in contact with went well above and beyond to be helpful. I couldn’t have picked a better more educated team to experience this procedure (breast augmentation) with. I would go through it all over in a heartbeat. The fast recovery was just as stated; I never had to take anything stronger than Ibuprofen 800 mg. Dr. Ringler is truly a very experienced gifted professional and kind man.”
(RealSelf Review 4/15)
“Dr Ringler and his staff is exactly what everyone hopes they get when dealing with a doctor. From the moment you walk in the door, to the surgery center, and even when you call numerous times for the tiniest question, you are always welcomed and leave feeling good.I am still recovering but anyone I have dealt with has been more than helpful and approachable. I traveled from 4hours away because I had heard he is tge best. I’m so happy I spent the extra time and money with having to travel, because he and his team are worth every penny.”
(Real Self Review 2/15)
“Thank you for the comfy robe and excellent and professional care I received from you, your staff and the surgery center. It was worth the recommendation to make the trip and my surgery here in Grand Rapids rather than Kalamazoo. I would definitely recommend you and return. Happy Holidays!
(personal note 12/14)
“Dear Dr. Ringler, A big thank you, my best early Christmas present, a fresh face and my natural, improved, body back. I couldn’t be happier. You came highly recommended and you did not disappoint. Your staff was very helpful and I love the robe you provided…Have a wonderful holiday and very Happy New Year” Many thanks”
(M. S. – personal note 12/14)
“Dr Ringler put me at ease and I had total faith in him doing this surgery. I have had non invasive surgery in his office performed by his staff. I have had discussions with Dr Ringler about a few procedures I was considering having done. This was my first surgery with him. He is always honest about the best treatment options that are available. I had a scar on my face and although he could have performed the surgery he explained what would need to happen to get it corrected. He didn’t recommend it would be the best solution. He has my utmost respect because he won’t perform a surgery if it won’t benefit his patient. He is a caring doctor. I also was told by several people that are highly respected in the medical field that he is the best doctor in the area for eye surgery. I wholehearted agree. I was very comfortable during the surgery.”
(RealSelf review 12/14)
“I went to Dr. Ringler because of his outstanding reputation, I am so glad I did. I have had Botox and Radiesse at other offices, in the past. My experience and the results, with Dr. Ringler, were by far the best I have ever had. He listened to my concerns, offered his expert advice and the outcome was exactly what I was hoping for. I would highly recommend Dr. Ringler to anyone looking for a positive experience with a great physician, in a beautiful office setting, with an accommodating staff. They will even offer you a bottled water, make an espresso for you and offer you a cookie! Dr. Ringler certainly lives up to his reputation, he is the best and now I will never go anywhere else. Thank you Dr. Ringler!”
(RealSelf review 10/14)
“Dr Ringler is amazing!! His work is exceptional! He is a very kind man, easy to talk to, and provides his honest professional opinion. Dr. Ringler’s staff is also phenomenal. They are all super friendly and seem to really enjoy their work. They always smile and are so warm and welcoming. They always offer coffee or water. Frequently Dr. Ringler’s wife sends in homemade cookies for everyone. The new office space is absolutely stunning. Beautiful decor and in a nice, easily accessible location. I’ve had two surgeries (each with two procedures) done by Dr. Ringler and an fully satisfied with my results. I will, undoubtedly, return to him when I’m ready for my next procedures.”
R.L. (online review 9/15/14)
“Hi Dr. Ringler, … Thank you for the wonderful results of my neck lift and facial fat grafting. I can’t begin to tell you how much better I feel about myself. Great job! I couldn’t be happier! I would also like to thank you for the beautiful, elegant after surgery robe…With sincere gratitude and warmest thanks.”
D.C. ( personal note 8/22)
“Dear Dr. Ringler, I just want to personally thank you (& your staff) for a wonderful outcome with my recent surgery! I look so much better & you’ve made me feel beautiful ! Thank You!” ~A.L.
(personal note 5/14)
“My experience with Dr. Ringler and his office staff was excellent. I had 1 previous consultation with another doctor and wanted to have a least one other opinion from another plastic surgeon before I went ahead with anything. My consultation with Dr. Ringler went very well and I immediately had confidence in what he was saying and what he thought I would benefit the most from. I felt that he was conservative with his suggestions and maybe that was why I was comfortable with him. I scheduled my surgery that day before I left his office. The whole experience was very professional and all of my follow-up care was top-notch. It has been nearly a year and I am very pleased with my results. I have highly recommended him to my family and friends”-
(vitals.com review – 2/14)
“Dr. Ringler is an amazing doctor- in my opinion, the best! My experience with Dr. Ringler and his staff was better than I could have asked for, I couldn’t be happier.”
(mommy makeover patient – RealSelf review)
“Ever since a few years ago i couldn’t stand having a chest of a boy. I couldn’t wear the bathing suits I wanted and clothing never fit right. I went under breast augmentation and I am so pleased with my results! I was very nerovous because when looking around the internet you see terrible horror stories of breast implants gone wrong and i was scared they were gonna be too far apart, too little, too high, bad rippling, unnatural results but they came out perfect! im so happy thank you Dr. Ringler. Dr. Ringler was very nice and willing to listen to all your concerns and the Center For Aesthetics was gorgeous like a 5 star spa. He is very skilled and had lots of experience I recommend him to all patients who want breast augmentation or any type of plastic surgery trust me he knows what looks good and what he’s doing!”
(Real Self Review -01/14)
“I had a blepharoplasty with Dr. Ringler 2 weeks ago. I am in awe once again at his talents, precision, and expertise. I had relatively low bruising and I attribute this to Dr. Ringler’s technique and time spent on my eyes.I am very happy with my result thus far and know it will only keep getting better as my healing continues.Dr. Ringler and his entire staff made me feel comfortable and at ease asking questions and seeking their advice capitalizing on their experience. I cannot say enough positive about my experience with Dr. Ringler and his office staff. Thank you so much for making me feel like my face and my outcome was as important to you as it is to me. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Ringler to anyone seeking a better you!”
~T.B. Grand Rapids, MI (12/13)
“Dr. Ringler and his staff are great. They are warm, friendly, and professional. I felt completely informed and comfortable with my procedures. Dr. Ringler is truly a gifted surgeon and a caring philanthropist. A while back I went with a friend to a consult with a PS in our town. There are very few here and I did not like his manner,. So when I decided to look for myself, I looked further away from home, and I couldn’t have made a better choice. I chose a wonderful and skilled doctor and am enjoying the beautiful results because of it.”
(Cellulaze patient -RealSelf Review)
“Don’t waste your time looking else where. Dr. Ringer is the best! I had breast aug and one other small procedure. I was extremely impressed with the results and my incisions were almost invisible in less than 2 weeks! Felt very comfortable throughout the entire process and appointments . Very friendly staff. Price was comparable to other Dr’s in GR area. My only regret is not doing it sooner!”–Momwgreatbreastsagain
(RealSelf Review -10/13)
“Dr. Ringler and Staff. Thank you so much for everything. The whole experience from the consultation to the surgery was very comfortable and professional. Everyone at the surgical center were very nice and caring. I am beyond happy with the results. They are perfect. P.S. Thank you very much for the robe. First one I’ve ever owned! I’m so grateful.
–S.C. (personal note 9/13)
“Dear Dr. Ringler ~ Just a note to express my sincere appreciation for the excellent care I receive as your patient. Words cannot begin to express how much better I feel about myself since I have been seeing you! You and your staff are absolutely awesome! Thanks so much”
P.D. Grand Rapids, MI (personal note 6/13)
“I was in today for my facial..Lisa is awesome!! I am so pleased w/the entire staff and Dr Ringlers work, overjoyed!! 😉”
–K.S. Grand Rapids, MI
” Dear Dr. Ringler – Thank you so much for your excellent service. You are a gifted surgeon and run a first class practice! God Bless.”–
L.H., Grand Rapids, MI (patient thank you note 2/13)
“Dear Dr. Ringler and Staff, First I would like to thank you for the beautiful bathrobe! What a wonderful surprise it was! I will always treasure it and want you to know it has brought healing comfort to me. Thank you! Also, I cannot say enough about everyone who has greeted me, taken care of me, and supported me. From the first time I called and the first appointment I had, you all made me feel comfortable and genuinely cared about. I had appointments in 3 plastic surgeon offices before I chose you. NO other doctor and staff came close to all of you. I was nervous about having surgery, but after my first visit I felt I was in the right place. You all seem to have the perfect combination of taking your work seriously and at the same time, making it an enjoyable experience. Thank you so much.”–
D. F. , Grand Rapids, MI (patient thank-you note 2/13)
“Dr. Ringler AND his staff deserve 5 stars across the board. I chose them based on his amazing credentials (there are few if not NONE in the Grand Rapids Area who have all of the certifications he possesses) and also his desire to LISTEN and treat each patient as an individual, not a paycheck! I felt valued, cared for, and listened to. Don’t just take my word for it, set up a complimentary consultation and see for yourself! I did hours of research online to find good doctors in the area, and also visited different offices. Dr. Ringler’s office far exceeded my expectations! As opposed to the others I had visited, he took the most time to listen to my desires, acknowledge and answer my concerns, and figure out the best plan for ME, individually…” Holland, MI
“Six weeks after Cellulaze, and my thighs are looking GREAT!!!! And they’ll only get better. Can’t believe it! Thank you, Dr. Ringler!”–Victoria M., Grand Rapids, MI
“I am a 47-year old male who has struggled with hair loss for most of my adult life. Dr. Ringler’s treatment has been the only treatment that has shown noticeable hair growth.”
D.T., Grand Rapids, MI
“I’ve spent hours searching for the “perfect” physician to do “the” procedure for me and reading what I’ve read about you on-line was very very impressive. Dr. Ringler, thank you for helping so many people and giving so much of yourself, you have an amazing testimony, what a blessing you are.. .. THANK YOU so very very much and for the pretty white spa robe –wow–what a sweet surprise, thank you!”
“My whole experience was awesome. *Dr. Ringler was awesome, the results were fantastic, I can’t believe Iwaited as long as I did.”
Southwest Surgical Center infoEDGE -AMBULATORY SURGERY COMMENT REPORT
“I will only use Dr. Ringler He is an amazing person and an amazing surgeon. I met with him and we discussed what my hopes were, regarding improving the appearence of my neck. I am 37 years old, a bit over weight, and had a double chin going on. It wasn’t even exactly a double chin (well, it was that too) but I felt it was a bit like a turkey neck where I didn’t have much of a jaw-line definition and rather my neck was full from the tip (bottom) of my chin to my lower neck. Dr. Ringler agreed that Smartlipo would be a good procedure to help remedy this and bring me excellent results. He was right. The procedure went great! The end results is my neck looking like what I look like when Im 30lbs lighter. I absolutely love what Dr. Ringler did for me. He is so kind and genuine and TALENTED. He is extremely skilled and I trust him completely..”
Elizabeth, Grand Rapids, MI (Angie’s List)
“This past summer, I had two hair treatments within a two month period of time. While on vacation last week, I frequented a new hair-stylist. After curiously examining my entire scalp, she asked,”What’s with all the new baby hairs”? Needless to say, her question was music to my ears.”
Sue T., Grand Rapids, Mi
“Thank you so much for the beautiful work you did on my facelift. It achieved the results I was hoping for. It looks natural and symmetrical. Thanks also to your wonderful staff. You are the BEST!”
K. K., Grandville, MI
“I want you to know the work you have done for me is beautiful. I think you are the best doctor on the face of the earth. Thank you for making my life so much better.”
B. B., Grand Rapids, MI
“Congratulations to you for being named by U.S. news and World Report as a Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery. Of course, I already knew that!! …My warmest wishes for continues successes (I’m one of them) and much happiness.”
Carol C., Grand Rapids, MI
“I wanted to thank you again for the great job you and your staff provided. You are a very dear and kind man and all the personal attention was appreciated. Also, thank you for the robe that was sent home with me. That was very generous of you.”
Fran H., Grand Rapids, MI
“Dr. Ringler is not only a fantastic surgeon, but he is a tremendous individual. His bedside manner is wonderful and his office staff is warm and friendly and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend, at the least, having a consultation with Dr. Ringler if you are considering any type of cosmetics procedure or surgery. I was thoroughly impressed to read how involved Dr. Ringler is with “Operation Smile,” and organzation dedicated to helping children with facial deformities in other countries. He is a kind man who truly listens to your concerns and wishes and does a phenominal job making them come to life.~
Gail D. (facebook review)
“Dr. Ringler has been more than a blessing to me. He has performed several facial surgeries on me for a dog bite from my childhood to my adolescent years. If it was not for him and his wonderful staff I would not be where I am today. I promised him I would check in with him once I grew up. I am married, had my first child, and am a nurse pursuing my RN degree. Thank you so much, you truly are a blessing =)~
Amber P. (facebook review)
“the best…the absolute best. was almost destroyed by another doctor.”~
Linda F. (facebook review)
“Thank you for the very nice robe you gave me after my surgery. It was especially nice for me since I forgot and brought only pull over pajamas. Thank you also for giving me your private number for my after hours and finding a nearby pharmacy open late. I’m grateful that I chose you to do my surgery. I know I was in the best hands. Thank you again for everything.”
“I researched four surgeons: two female, two male (all from different offices). All had the accreditation, credentials and qualifications. All four had wonderful, welcoming offices; however, Dr. Steven Ringler was the surgeon who stood out amongst them all…he has a five page printout of local, state, national and even international credentials AND accomplishments and he trained most of the plastics surgeons in town (one surgeon of which Dr. R trained happened to be in my “foursome” random pick!). Dr. R is amazing…research him! My sister who is in the medical field in Muskegon offered to drive in from Muskegon to pick me up and bring back to G.R. because she was convinced that the plastic surgeon she knew was the best…come to find out her surgeon was also trained by Dr. R! It was very clear what my decision was going to be. I had my breast augmentation done by Dr. R; he is a set-apart professional. He is a gentle, humble man and I was exceedingly comfortable with him. I had a rich experience with him, his staff and the surgical staff! His “scarless scar” looks just like a crease in my arm pit. I (& my husband) am so very pleased with my implants (which were saline) and the healed “scarless scar”. I waited eight months before writing this review so I could see the healed affects from the surgery…I am so VERY pleased at the results. (fyi: I went from an A cup to a high C) Do your plastic surgeon/implant research! It is eye opening! You will be amazed at the accredited information you will find in regards to implants (esp. on the FDA web site)! Do not completely put your life in the hands of your surgeon in regards to the implants…do your own homework…set aside a few hours and research your implant products…know the pros and cons for each! Be informed!”
(online review, realself.com)
“Dr. R and his staff of super helpful nurses and administrators are awesome. They make you feel instantly at home, special and comfortable. In addition to their bedside excellence, Dr. R and nurse P are exceptionally confident medical specialists. I had ultherapy just yesterday and it was a piece of cake with wonderful results. Visit them for happy results!”
onlne review, realself.com
“From the consultation to the procedure to aftercare, Dr. Ringler and his entire staff made me feel so at ease and comfortable! Dr. Ringler truly is a caring doctor, he took the time to answer all of my questions. I recommend him 100% and although in my 40s, have never looked better!”
online review, realself.com
“I highly recommend Dr. R because he is absolutely committed to bringing the most up-to-date services to his patients. You can be certain your visit with Dr. R will include professionalism, conscientious care and astute attention to detail, without a sales pitch to do more than you need! What a joy to work with a physician who has YOUR best interest at heart and a physician who can deliver what he promises.”
online review, realself.com – Grand Rapids, MI
“Your innate nature to be caring and kind became evident at my first (and only) appointment, and I must comment on your wonderful staff who reflect this same tone of caring and comfort…with much respect, admiration and gratitude.”
Mary M. D., Lansing, MI
“Thank you so much, Dr. Ringler – for everything. I have no doubt you went above and beyond for me, and I will forever appreciate that. You are a wonderful doctor and an equally wonderful person.”
Elizabeth N., Grand Rapids, MI
“Thank you all for your efficient, friendly and skilled care during my recent facelift. I love it and feel great just 12 days later. Especially thanks to Dr. Ringler for your expert “improvements”
Lois C., Grand Rapids, MI
“To my favorite plastic surgeon. You ARE the best!!!”
Claudia T., Grand Rapids, MI
“You have been such a blessing to both of us. Thank you and may God bless your many trips with Operation Smile”
Marcia T., Grand Rapids, MI
“You are the plastic surgeon to go to!”
Lee H., Grand Rapids, MI
“What a wonderful way to use your talents. It puts a tear in my eye and a lump in my throat. You will give so many happy times and happy days. We need more caring people like you”
B.B. Rockford, MI
“A big, big thank you for your time and skills along with your staff in “fixing my eyes“. I am so excited about it, and think it looks terrific. You are simply the kindest- thank you so very much”
C.E., Grand Rapids, MI
“Thank you ever so much for the fabulous treatments. This face has never looked so good! So appreciate your time and patience, Wonderful – thank you.”
R.S. Grand Rapids, MI
“Thank you so much for the surgery, looks great!’
Dee M., Grand Rapids, MI
“May the beauty of life surround you and bring you joy, because you bring such beauty to others. Thank you for your patience and kindness.”
Cindy S., Grand Rapids, MI
“Thank you so much for taking such good care of the both of us! You’re the best!”
L.H., Grand Rapids, MI
“What a nice and well deserved article in the Press regarding your surgical work with the disfigured. You represent the very best in our profession”
Dr. Bill S., Grand Rapids, MI
“I would like to personally congratulate you on being recognized and chosen by your peers as on of “West Michigan’s Top Physician” by Best Doctors Inc. and Grand Rapids Magazine. The significance of your achievement and your dedication to West Michigan is to be recognized and commended.”
Michael G. Sak, Speaker Pro Tempore, Michigan House of Representatives
“I would like to say, “Operation Smile, keep up the good work! A special thanks to Dr. Ringler and his fourteen colleagues from Western Michigan.” I would like to leave you with a famous quote: “A hundred years from now, it will not matter what your bank account was, the sort of house you live in, or the kind of car you drive. But the world may be different because you were important in the life of a child. That’s you Dr. Ringler”
Jo Ann H. Dearborn, MI
“Thank you for your part in the special program at the Better Life Institute for the spouses attending the Republican Governors Association. We very much appreciated you sharing your expertise with these public women in a safe and confidential setting.”
Michelle Engler, First Lady – State of Michigan
“Of the doctors I visited and consulted, no one was as professional as you nor did anyone make me so comfortable. When my big day finally arrived, I was nervous and excited! Your staff was incredible. Thank you for being so devoted and dedicated to your work. I am so proud of me now and new look I have always dreamed about. You made my dreams come true. Thank you! You are the BEST!!”
Amy, Grand Rapids, MI
“I just wanted to drop a note to thank you for what you did for me (breast reduction). I felt wonderful the day I left the surgery center. I couldn’t be more pleased with results. Back and neck pain pretty much gone! I know you do this operation every day, but it’s a miracle to me. My family and friends have stopped calling me because they’re sick of hearing me gush about it. Thank you again, so much! God Bless You.”
Debi W., Grand Rapids, MI
“Just a note to say “thanks so much for the beautiful work you did with my TRAM flap”. I am so happy with it. I thank God for the talent that you have and using it the best way you can. And..with your Operation Smile… WOW!! I was so touched with your willingness to be available to help others.”
Jean B., Grand Rapids, MI