At Partners in Plastic Surgery of West Michigan, Dr. Dennis Hammond focuses on all aspects of both aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery. He also offers other type of body contouring procedures including abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), liposuction and various types of body reshaping procedures after weight loss. He completed medical school at the University of Michigan and has been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery since 1994. Please visit his website for more detailed information.
Body contouring after weight loss, breast augmentation, face lift, neck lift, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, CoolSculpting, liposuction, body lift, arm lift, thigh lift, breast lift, breast reduction, breast reconstruction, breast revision, gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction), brow lift, eyelid surgery
American College of Surgeons, American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Midwest Association of Plastic Surgeons, Kent County Medical Society, Michigan State Medical Society, Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons, Gilda's Club of Grand Rapids Medical Advisory Board, The American Cancer Society Board of Directors Member, The American Association of Plastic Surgeons
By removing the apron of overhanging skin and fat that often protrudes from the lower abdomen after weight loss, this procedure can improve your mobility, personal confidence, and overall wellbeing. This surgery typically requires a horizontal incision from hip to hip that eventually fades to a discreet scar that can be hidden beneath your clothing.
Lipira AB, Gordon S, Darvann TA, Hermann NV, Van Pelt AE, Naidoo SD, Govier D, Kane AA. Helmet versus active repositioning for plagiocephaly: a three-dimensional analysis. Pediatrics 2010 Oct; 126(4): 936-945.
Intern and Resident in General Surgery, Blodgett Memorial Medical Center, Saint Mary’s Health Services, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1985-1988
Our plastic surgeons understand that every case is different and strive to give each patient a unique, one-of-a-kind experience. We have extensive experience with this procedure, have board-certified anesthesiologists on staff, and perform surgeries in our fully accredited facility. To visit us in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and learn more about ear surgery, request a consultation online or call us at (616) 464-4420.
Treatment of Fingertip Amputations Using the Amputated Part as a Composite Graft. Presented at the 25th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Hand Surgery – Marco Island, FL, January 14-16, 1995.
Lee A, Van Pelt AE, Kane AA, Pilgram TK, Govier DP, Woo AS, Smyth MD. Comparison of perceptions and treatment practices between neurosurgeons and plastic surgeons for infants with deformational plagiocephaly. Journal of Neurosurgery, Pediatrics 2010 Apr; 5(4): 368-374.
Phase II Double-Blind, Placebo-controlled Study of CJ-12,974 for the Treatment of Postoperative Pain in Patients Undergoing Vaginal Hysterectomy (Pfizer Inc.)
To meet with Dr. Hammond and learn more about your plastic and reconstructive surgery options, request a consultation using our online form or call (616) 464-4420.
As we age, it can show on our faces. Repetitive facial movements over a period of time, smoking, prolonged sun exposure, and other factors can be a cause of wrinkles and fine lines as well. Typically, people notice their “frown lines” (in between the eyebrows), “smile lines,” lines in the forehead, or even “crow’s feet.” With the help of injectable treatments, such as dermal fillers and the neurotoxins Dysport® and BOTOX®, Grand Rapids, Michigan patients can restore a youthful appearance to their face with these non-surgical approaches.
Our plastic surgeons understand that every case is different and strive to give you exceptional personal care. We have extensive experience with this procedure, have board-certified anesthesiologists on staff, and perform surgeries in our fully accredited facility. To learn more about brow lift surgery, request a consultation online or call us at (616) 464-4420.
Our plastic surgeons understand that every case is different and strive to give you exceptional personal care. We have extensive experience with this procedure, have board-certified anesthesiologists on staff, and perform surgeries in our fully accredited facility. To learn more about eyelid surgery, request a consultation online or call us at (616) 464-4420.
Sometimes, even with a healthy diet and regular exercise, your body can still retain fat. Fat deposits can cause localized bulges in the face and neck, upper arms, upper and lower abdomen, flank areas (love handles), inner thighs, outer thighs, buttocks, and knee areas and calves. After trying various measures to control your weight, you should be rewarded with beautiful body contours. Our practice in Grand Rapids offers liposuction to women and men in the area looking to improve their appearance.
Dr. Dennis Hammond and Dr. Andrea Van Pelt understand that every case is different and strive to give each patient a unique, one-of-a-kind experience. Our knowledgeable staff values patient education and are with you every step of the way. We have extensive experience with this procedure, have board-certified anesthesiologists on staff, and perform surgeries in our fully accredited facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan. To learn more about breast augmentation, request a consultation online or call us at (616) 464-4420.
Our plastic surgeons understand that every case is different and strive to give each patient a unique, one-of-a-kind experience. We have extensive experience with this procedure, have board-certified anesthesiologists on staff, and perform surgeries in our fully accredited facility. To learn more about male breast reduction, request a consultation online or call us at (616) 464-4420.
Our plastic surgeons understand that every case is different and strive to give each patient a unique, one-of-a-kind experience. We have extensive experience with this procedure, have board-certified anesthesiologists on staff, and perform surgeries in our fully accredited facility. To learn more about breast lift surgery, request a consultation online or call us at (616) 464-4420.
Chin augmentation in Grand Rapids uses an implant that is placed over the chin bone to provide balance to the face. Typically, when patients are considering rhinoplasty to reduce the size of their nose, they also consider chin augmentation, to ensure that their facial features will remain in balance and be proportionate.
Our plastic surgeons understand that every case is different and strive to give you exceptional personal care. We have extensive experience with this procedure, have board-certified anesthesiologists on staff, and perform a number of reconstructive breast surgeries in our fully accredited facility. However, all initial or immediate reconstructive procedures are performed in the hospital at the same time as your mastectomy. To learn more about breast reconstruction, request a consultation online or call us at (616) 464-4420.
Convenience is a plus when it comes to enjoying your busy life. When you’re ready to visit Dr. Hammond or Dr. Van Pelt for cosmetic plastic surgery in Grand Rapids, MI you can learn about our policies and fill out patient forms before your appointment.
Thigh lift surgery lifts, reshapes, and improves the inner or outer thighs by reducing excess skin and fat that can make it difficult to wear your favorite clothes or feel confident about your body. Thigh lift incisions can vary based on your body’s needs.
Partners in Plastic Surgery of West Michigan offer BOTOX Cosmetic, a simple, non-surgical procedure that smoothes the deep, persistent lines between your brows that have developed over time. We also use BOTOX to maintain the improvements from facial surgery procedures like a face lift. BOTOX is a neurotoxin — meaning it works by temporarily interrupting the signals sent from the nerves to the muscles. One quick treatment – a few tiny injections – relaxes the muscles that cause those lines to form and keeps them relaxed for approximately 3 to 4 months, although this varies between patients. BOTOX Cosmetic treatment has been widely tested and is approved by the FDA. Results of this treatment may vary.
Our eyes say it all. So what do they say when they appear dull, heavy and surrounded by sagging skin? In addition to an appearance of tiredness or sadness, heavy eyelids may also obstruct your vision. If you want your eyes to say that you are young, fresh, and happy, consider eyelid surgery from one of our skilled surgeons in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, may help you look as young as you feel.
Many factors can affect the contour of your abdomen. Many factors can result in excess fat deposits that produce undesirable bulges or fullness and loose skin on the abdomen. A tummy tuck in Grand Rapids, Michigan can improve your contour and the appearance of your midsection. Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, procedure contours or reshapes the underlying muscle framework and reduces excess fat and loose skin. We also offer mini-abdominoplasty for people who have fat located primarily in the lower part of their abdomen.
Also called a lower body lift, this procedure goes a step beyond a traditional tummy tuck by removing excess skin and fat in the abdomen, sides, and lower back. This effectively smoothes the hips and buttocks in addition to the abdomen for a refined, cohesive contour that shows off your new curves.
A board-certified plastic surgeon in Grand Rapids, MI, Dr. Dennis Hammond has contributed his experience and expertise to the advancement of his field by writing many chapters for breast surgery textbooks as listed below.
Although eligible to begin her career after completing training at Washington University, Dr. Van Pelt elected to gain additional technical training in aesthetic surgery. She was awarded a highly competitive cosmetic surgery and laser fellowship with internationally recognized plastic surgeon, Dr. W. Grant Stevens in Marina Del Rey, CA. Dr. Van Pelt’s areas of interest include facelift, necklift, browlift and blepharoplasty (eyelids), rhinoplasty (nose), otoplasty (ears) chin augmentation, breast lift, breast augmentation, male and female breast reduction, breast reconstruction, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), mommy makeovers, liposuction and body reshaping. She stresses natural-looking results that enhance a person’s appearance and self-esteem.
Then, the skin is pulled downward to tighten the abdomen. Any excess tissue is removed below. Depending on the degree of looseness of the skin and the amount which needs to be removed, it may be necessary to reposition the umbilicus (belly button). In some cases, body contouring specialists such as Dr. Kath or Dr. Van Pelt may be able to re-contour your abdomen without repositioning the umbilicus, resulting in minimal scarring.
Gynecomastia surgery in Michigan is sometimes covered by insurance. It can be done on an outpatient basis with very little down-time and as little as 1 to 2 days off work. After the procedure, patients will bandaged and may need to wear a compression garment. Your surgeon will provide you with specific instructions for a rapid and easy recovery.
Cosmetic surgery may seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Our supportive, experienced staff has provided consultation, guidance, and treatment to thousands of patients. At your initial consultation, we will evaluate your condition and suggest options that can help you to look and feel your best. Schedule yours today.
Whether you’ve lost weight through bariatric surgery or diet and exercise, you may be left with hanging skin that can make you feel self-conscious and prevent you from fully enjoying your new, improved body. During your consultation, Dr. Kath, Dr. Van Pelt, or Dr. Hammond closely examines your body and your specific areas of concern to help you select the procedure or combination of procedures that works best for you. Our surgeons understand that major weight loss is often the result of years of hard work and discipline, and they look forward to helping you reach your ultimate goal.
To begin the surgery, your surgeon will create an incision underneath the chin and insert the implant. The incision will be closed up with stitches. In general, the procedure will last anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes. Generally, our patients will be able to engage in light activity within a week of their chin augmentation.
Radiofrequency Treatment off the Face. Presented at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology – New Orleans, Louisiana, February 19, 2005.
The BioMedic MicroPeel Plus aggressively outperforms other superficial chemical peels without damaging the skin. It is a 45 minute in-office procedure that helps smooth fine lines and even skin discolorations while reducing the appearance of acne scars, enlarged pores and environmental skin damage. The process involves application of salicylic acid in the form of microcrystals. This procedure requires minimal recovery and may be performed every 4 to 6 weeks. The number of treatments you need will be customized depending on your skin type and needs.
At our Skin Care Center we are 100% focused and committed to providing you with technologically advanced home care products and clinical treatments that are backed by science and really work. We believe in treating your skin with the strongest, most effective ingredients that will give you the quickest results and are only available in a doctor’s office. Our pharmaceutical-grade products deliver much stronger ingredients, resulting in faster, deeper improvement. They cannot be purchased over-the-counter.
The Synergie Ultimate Facial treatment combines a traditional facial with the benefits of microdermabrasion and facial vacuum massage. It is the epitome of pampering and has unmatched results for healthier skin that looks and feels great. Each treatment takes about an hour. For the best results, we recommend 6 treatments spaced 10 to 14 days apart.