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Rick Smith, MD

93.6% Patient Satisfaction based on 180 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.

Board Certification

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 (102)

Thigh Lift

I look fantastic

Brow Lift

Dr. Smith is highly skilled in his practice and connects easily with his patients inspiring trust and self confidence. Friends say they know others who have had brow/lid lift surgeries but they don't look as good as I do! I am extremely happy with my surgical results. The best thing I can say about all three of my surgical procedures with Dr. Smith is that his work is pristine and he has natural talent in vision of how to make a better me.

Breast Augmentation

Dr. Smith listened to my concerns and followed up to ensure my results were satisfactory. He really cares about the end result.

Breast Augmentation

Doctor Smith answered all questions and was very professional. All the staff were so great to. [Single best thing is...] How nice everybody was, and it was so relaxing to have the surgery done in the office where it wasn’t so busy as it would of been in an off site surgery place.

Tummy Tuck

Everything explained well. The before and after surgery is amazing. Very friendly atmosphere. Great staff. Loving the new me. No more c-section scar. Nice flat belly. Down 3 sizes in clothes. Feel confident about myself.

Breast Lift

All of the staff ensured my questions and concerns were addressed. They followed up with me twice by calling and checking on my pain levels and comfort. Dr. Smith promised me satisfaction. He noticed a lot of extra skin still needing removal. He insisted he fix it so I would have a better result.

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.