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Rick Smith, MD

93.6% Patient Satisfaction based on 171 ratings

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About Rick Smith:

Dr. Rick J. Smith is a board certified plastic surgeon in East Lansing, Michigan. Dr. Smith earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry at Kalamazoo College, and his medical degree from the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University. He continued on to complete his general and plastic surgery training at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids Michigan, and completed a highly competitive craniofacial fellowship with Dr. Ian Jackson. He has authored numerous papers and articles describing new techniques in aesthetic surgical procedures and reconstructive techniques, efforts that have led advanced techniques in treatment and healing.

As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Smith knows that developing strong doctor patient relationships are priority. Patients who make the decision to undergo plastic surgery should always feel completely comfortable with the process. Dr. Smith ensures that his patients are able to feel free to relax and speak freely of their surgical goals in a private and safe environment. After understanding his patient's needs, he can then work to accomplish the best natural looking results, helping create better, and more confident patients.

Dr. Smith is a member of several medical organizations, such as the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Craniofacial Surgery, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons.

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American Board of Plastic Surgery

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1504 E. Grand River Ave, Suite 100 East Lansing, MI 48823

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Rick Smith, MD Reviews (96)

Arm Lift

I simply love the staff here at Dr. Smith office! When I first came there to start my journey Katilyn went out of her way to make sure that I had all of my proper credentials that was needed for my surgery! Along with her and the rest of Dr. Rick Smith staff they helped me start to reach some of my long term goals! Yes I will be coming back next year to finish my journey! I can’t imagine anyone else doing my surgery! I am sold out for Dr. Rick Smith and his staff. May God continue to bless each one of them! Sincerely [patient name]. I am actually able to wear tank tops without my “Angel Wings”. Also my dresses aren’t tight fitting on my top part anymore!

Breast Lift

I’m relieved to have my implants out. Every person from receptionist to doctor were polite, courteous, knowledgeable and helpful. I felt very comfortable every step of the way.

Brow Lift

I have no issues with my experience.

Tummy Tuck

already told friends and family, posted some of my pictures from my tuck on social media, had one friend call your practice and said she wanted to schedule a tuck but you guys were too busy to get her in, which is a good thing i guess. Hope she holds out and calls back to have it done there. I talked up your practice because I think everyone was great and my results so far look great!

Fat Transfer

Amazing doctor that performs amazing work with a great team!!!

Eyelid Surgery

all went well


The nurse had just had the procedure done herself so she was very specific with how the recovery was and made me feel incredibly comfortable with my decision. She was the best!


I was very nervous as this was my very first surgery but I felt very very comfortable from the beginning since the receptionists were all very kind and my pre op phone call eased my mind. My surgeon was very nice ad laid back which also eased my tensions

Tummy Tuck

My clothes fit better and i just feel better about myself,I have more confidence. i thought I could do liposuction and was happy when Dr. Smith told me I needed to have a tummy tuck because of loose skin. I am happy he told the truth in what was needed to be done.

Face Lift

I was very please with the entire process. Caring and considerate staff. I know Dr. Smith an I have had friends that have use his practice. People are not sure what is different about me, some look and ask did you get you hair cut.

Neck Lift

I am very happy with my Results....And very Happy with Dr Smith!

Face Lift

Staff was friendly, felt comfortable talking with Dr. Smith and knew you were in good hands. Having everything explained that would happen before and after the procedure made it easier to deal with.

Mommy Makeover

I had no idea about this surgeon or center. It was recommended to me by another party. They were all fantastic, helped me understand anything that I had a question about, and were always willing to explain anything to me. The facility was clean, secure and I felt like I was really taken care of. Once the surgery was over, they were pretty good about helping me with clothing and making sure that I could walk with assistance. There were follow up calls made to my home to make sure that I was healing properly. I would definitely use the facility and center again.

Male Breast Reduction

Dr Smith is very skilled and was very easy to talk to about any concerns I had.

Face Lift

The staff and Dr.Smith were amazing. I was never nervous or had any questions that were not addressed. I had a medical problem and the surgery performed has improved my condition. I would recommend Dr.Smith to anyone looking to have questions answered and any procedures done by him.

Face Lift

Very informed every step of the way. Everyone in the office was so kind and helpful. A pleasant experience!! I wanted to do this for the last 15 years ..I hated to look in the mirror. My mind didn't match the oldness of my face. I had a brow lift, face lift, lasher resurfacing, and fat injected in upper lip. I know look how I wanted to look

Face Lift

Professional and caring service provided by professional and caring people. Everything was first class.

Tummy Tuck

Dr. Smith and his staff are professional, highly skilled, and made me feel completely confortable through the entire experience. I went to several consultation prior to visiting Dr. Smith. Once I met he and his staff I knew he was the surgeon for me. I no longer agonize over my eating habits and working out. I feel comfortable in my own body again- no more loose shirts and tugging on clothing. I had two c-sections which resulted in abdominal separation, umbilical hernia, and an apron of extra skin. Dr. Smith gave me a waist again! I can now buy pants that fit in the waist and don't have to have them tailored everywhere else. I've actually gained a few pounds since the procedure but my clothes have never fit better.

Breast Augmentation

Every single person I came in contact with was not only professional, but friendly & made me feel as though we'd known each other for years. I never felt uncomfortable whether it be asking Laura, Kaitlyn & Kristen random questions to having Michelle, Teresa (maybe? I cannot recall the other woman's name right now) & Dr Smith looking, touching, taping, photographing me. Even the anesthesiologist was amazing at taking away my morning of surgery jitters. I never felt like an inconvenience to anyone, even during after hours call when I couldn't remember my post-op care. I have been recommending friends & family to Dr. Smith since my first surgeries (rhinoplasty & lift) in March 2016, he is amazing & treated me like a person instead of a paycheck, even going so far as to trade stories about teenage children. Thank you all, you've made this an amazing experience! I enjoy my boobs again! I'm not constantly adjusting them or my bra.

Mommy Makeover

I felt it was hard to make follow up appointments for issues.