Plastic Surgeon Dr. Marguerite E. Aitken, MD, FACS in Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

Name: Marguerite E. Aitken, MD, FACS
Last name: Aitken
Began aesthetic medicine in: 2004
Years experience: 16
Primary Specialty: Plastic Surgeon
Business: Plastic Surgery Associates
Address: 220 Lyon St NW
Address suite: Suite 700
Phone: (616) 541-5961
International phone number: +16165415961
City: Grand Rapids
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 49503
Country: US
Statement: My background is from the Arts, having worked as a medical illustrator prior to medical school. Plastic surgery was my calling and has been my passion since the start. As a woman, I feel I better understand some of the nuances of aesthetic surgery for women.
Consulting Fees: -1$
Has Sponsored Offer : No

Clinical Privileges
  • Spectrum Health
  • Undergraduate: BA, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
  • Medical: MD, Northwestern University
  • Graduate: Master’s, Fine Art, Medical and Biological Illustration University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
Postdoc Training
  • Residencies:
  • General Surgery, Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Plastic Surgery, Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Member of
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Marguerite E. Aitken, MD, FACS

Board Certification
Marguerite Elizabeth Aitken (ABMSUID – 843590)

Viewed: 2/2/2009 CST

Day of birth: 12/18/1966

Status: Alive
American Board of Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery – General
Status: Certified

Active Time-Limited Initial Certification 11/11/2006 – 12/31/2016
Education: 1999 MD (Doctor of Medicine)
Location: 220 Lyon St NW Ste 700
0Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (United States)

GPS coordinates on map: 42.9705,-85.66860199

Primary location
Location name: Grand Rapids
State: MI
Country: US
Map point: 42.9705,-85.66860199
  • ActiveFX
  • AlloDerm
  • Arm Lift
  • Belly Button Surgery
  • Birthmark Removal
  • Body Lift
  • Botox
  • Brazilian Butt Lift
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Fat Transfer
  • Breast Implant Removal
  • Breast Implant Revision
  • Breast Implants
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Lift with Implants
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reconstruction Revision
  • Breast Reconstruction with Latissimus Flap
  • Breast Reduction
  • Brow Lift
  • Butt Augmentation
  • Butt Lift
  • Cheek Augmentation
  • Cheek Lift
  • Chin Implant
  • Chin Liposuction
  • CO2 Laser
  • DeepFX
  • Diastasis Recti Repair
  • diVa Vaginal Laser
  • Ear Surgery
  • Earlobe Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Facelift Revision
  • Facial
  • Facial Fat Transfer
  • Forehead Lift
  • Gynecomastia Surgery
  • Halo Laser
  • Injectable Fillers
  • Inspira Breast Implants
  • Juvederm
  • Kybella
  • Labiaplasty
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Resurfacing
  • Laser Treatment
  • Latisse
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Lip Lift
  • Lipoma Removal
  • Liposuction
  • Lower Facelift
  • MACS Facelift
  • Male Tummy Tuck
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Microneedling
  • Mini Facelift
  • Mini Tummy Tuck
  • Mole Removal
  • Mommy Makeover
  • Monsplasty
  • Natrelle Breast Implants
  • Neck Lift
  • Nipple Surgery
  • Nonsurgical Facelift
  • Nonsurgical Nose Job
  • Nose Surgery
  • Panniculectomy
  • PicoSure
  • Ptosis Surgery
  • Pulsed Dye Laser
  • Retin-A
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Scar Removal
  • Scars Treatment
  • Sculptra Aesthetic
  • Septoplasty
  • Sientra Breast Implants
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Skin Tightening
  • Skintyte
  • SMAS Facelift
  • Tattoo Removal
  • Thigh Lift
  • Tumescent Liposuction
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Tummy Tuck Revision
  • Umbilical Hernia Repair
  • Vaser Liposuction
  • VASER Shape
  • Vbeam
  • VI Peel
  • Volbella
  • Voluma
  • Weight Loss
  • Wrinkle Treatment
  • YAG Laser

RealSelf Info

Rating: 4.8
Profile views: 8875
Answer count: 101
Review count: 23
Anonymous votes: 0
Offer count: 0
Profile created: Nov 18, 2007
Profile modified: Jul 1, 2020
Profile photo modified: Jul 1, 2020
Profile promotion: Yes
Profile inactive: No
Premier status: Performance
Tier: Pro
RealCare Promise: No
Directory link: Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
RealSelf’s PRO: Yes
Doctor Designation Start Time: Sep 2, 2017
Doctor Designation End Time: Jan 1, 2033


  • Grand Rapids, MI, US. GPS coordinates: 42.9705,-85.66860199

Latest ratings of treatments

  • Tummy Tuck (Jun 2018) – 5/5
  • Tummy Tuck (Jan 2019) – 5/5
  • Breast Implants (Dec 2015) – 5/5
  • Breast Lift with Implants (Jun 2018) – 5/5
  • Breast Lift with Implants (Dec 2018) – 5/5
  • Tummy Tuck (May 2019) – 5/5
  • Brazilian Butt Lift (Mar 2019) – 5/5
  • Breast Augmentation (Nov 2019) – 5/5
  • Tummy Tuck (Nov 2018) – 5/5
  • Liposuction (Jun 2017) – 5/5
  • Mommy Makeover (Jan 2019) – 5/5
  • Breast Reduction (Jan 2019) – 5/5
  • Lip Augmentation (Jul 2016) – 1/5
  • Breast Lift with Implants (Jul 2018) – 5/5
  • Mommy Makeover (May 2018) – 5/5

Latest Prices

Tummy Tuck Prices

  • $8000 – Jun 19, 2018 – Grand Rapids, MI
  • $7000 – May 8, 2019

Breast Implants Prices

  • $6600 – Dec 28, 2015 – Grand Rapids, MI

Breast Lift with Implants Prices

  • $8800 – Jul 3, 2018 – Grand Rapids

Liposuction Prices

  • $6000 – Jun 22, 2017

Mommy Makeover Prices

  • $16000 – Jan 17, 2019

Lip Augmentation Prices

  • $575 – Jul 8, 2016 – Grand Rapids, MI

Practice Locations

Name & Website
Plastic Surgery Associates,
220 Lyon St. NW.Ste. 700, Grand Rapids, Michigan, US, 49503 (GPS coordinates: 42.9670441,-85.6734426)
Working Hours
Mon: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Tue: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Wed: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Thu: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Fri: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Created / Modified
Mar 21, 2017 / Jul 16, 2020
Name & Website
Grand Pearl Spa,
220 Lyon St. NWSte. 700, Grand Rapids, Michigan, US, 49503 (GPS coordinates: 42.9670441,-85.6734426)
(616) 888-3100
Working Hours
Mon: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Tue: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Wed: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Thu: 8:30am – 6:30pm
Fri: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Created / Modified
Aug 14, 2018 / May 28, 2020

Doctor’s answers

Answer Header & Date
Answer Snippet
Inspira moderate or full profile? I have surgery on July 12th.
Jul 12, 2018
The 485 SRF is 12.5 cm wide. At the same volume, a moderate style implant would be even wider. Being as petite as you are, a wider implant might look very “fake” on you. If you want a subtle augmentation, perhaps just a smaller implant would be a good choice. The range he suggested will give you quite a bit of volume, but you are starting very small. Hopefully you love your look!
Any ideas on how to get this 14 week post circumferential body lift wound to heal?!! (ph
Post op wound
Jul 12, 2018
Your pictures are good and represent a challenging area for circumferential incisions. Although pictures are not ideal, they do seem to show really good progress toward healing. They have to heal from the inside out and yours appears to have been deep. Once the wound is dry, be kind to it as the epithelium is very fragile and can continue to require up to a year to fully remodel itself. Keep up the good work.
What is the best treatment to help with loose skin?
Weight loss and loose skin
Jul 12, 2018
After weight loss and stretching of the skin from pregnancy, my patients have had their best outcomes with skin removal surgeries vs. liposuction or cool sculpting. Once your skin has had a chance to prove if it is going to tighten up on its own or not, then seek the consultation of a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss the options of abdominoplasty, lower body lift, circumferential abdominoplasty, etc.
What happens when the capsule gets left inside after saline explant?
post explant seroma?
Jul 12, 2018
When an implant is removed, the capsule will scar down to the other side unless there is fluid in the way. If a drain was used, it’s less likely to have fluid fill up the space. If not, your body will eventually absorb it. It can be quite hard and sometimes uncomfortable, but removing the capsule does not necessarily prevent this from happening.
5 days ago I had an endoscopic brow lift. a little concern that my eyebrows are too high
Too soon to tell
Jul 12, 2018
Only 5 days after surgery, you can expect to still have quite of bit of swelling of the forehead skin, brows and hairline. I am guessing you wanted a different look vs. a brow lift for aging skin. Either way, they always relax some with time. Enjoy.
How Much Does a Breast Lift Cost?
Breast Lift Cost, on average
Sep 6, 2017
Great question. There different ways a breast lift, or a mastopexy can be done. Depending on the amount of tissue that needs to be lifted, or excised will determine the best technique. The average breast lift cost around $6000, and can go up from there. Be sure to have a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to get an exact quote.
How Much Do Breast Implants Cost?
Cost for Breast Augmentation surgery
Sep 6, 2017
It is important to do your research when considering breast implants. The average cost is around $6,500. This can be less if using saline implants, or more if using textured implants. You also want to make sure you do not need a lift as well with your implant, also know as a mastopexy.
How Much Does Rhinoplasty Cost?
Average Rhinoplasty Cost
Sep 6, 2017
Great question. A Rhinoplasty can vary on cost based on the extent of work that needs to be done and the market you live in. If just doing the tip of the nose, they start at $4,200, if doing the whole nose, it starts at $6,100. Also if you need to have an “open” or “closed” procedure. To get an exact cost you would need to have a consultation to see to what extent of work needs to be done. Other factors could include if your septum is deviated which would turn it into a…
I am in the same spot as the “before” in this image. What would the cost of something li
rhinoplasty cost
Sep 6, 2017
Great question. A Rhinoplasty can vary on cost based on the extent of work that needs to be done. If just doing the tip of the nose, they start at $4,200, if doing the whole nose, it starts at $6,100. This price also varies on the market you live in. To get an exact cost you would need to have a consultation to see to what extent of work needs to be done.
Doctor appt. not until 3 weeks post op: is that too long to wait to start doing breast m
Great result
Jun 12, 2017
It’s way too soon to worry. Your result looks great, especially for post op day 9. As soon as you are comfortable, (days) it is okay to start moving them/massaging them in the upward direction. As they soften and your skin relaxes over them, your cleavage should improve.
Does BMI have to be under 30 to get a mommy makeover?
Its about results
Jun 1, 2017
Plastic surgery literature shows that if your BMI is 35 or greater you are at increased risk for complications for wound healing, infection, seroma formation, etc. A BMI of 30 or below will help your procedure have a lower risk and your outcome be more attractive and more worthwhile. Do the best you can, this is a big surgery and worth the extra effort to get your most ideal result! Good luck! Dr. Aitken
Will my large seroma go away? I’m 9 days post mommy makeover.
it will go away
Jun 1, 2017
The fluid and general area can feel firm or hard as your body builds a scar capsule around it. You might speed the recovery process with a tight compression garment or spanx. This can be frustrating after a big surgery like this and it may get firmer before it gets better. Massage of the area sometimes helps the squeeze out that fluid and break down scar. Eventually your body will smooth it out as the scar inside softens over time. Good luck, Dr….
Abdomen muscle plication, how long should my muscle spasms last? I’m 4 weeks post MM.
Muscles are the tough part
Jun 1, 2017
Thank you for your question. The muscles are what make this procedure a tougher recovery than most. Try to bear with it and know that the tightening is worth it! The spasms do quiet down, but healing really takes weeks to months. When your surgeon gives you the go ahead, you can return to activity and they will get used to their new location. Nerves too are slow to heal, we usually quote around 6-18 months for numbness to improve. While it is frustrating,…
Should I be concerned with my areola reduction scarring and TT scar? Will it improve ove
Scars change over time
Jun 1, 2017
Thank you for your questions and pictures. The darker color of your TT scar is somewhat expected in light of the darker pigment of your skin. While we normally suggest 12 months waiting for scars to “mature”, I know it is frustrating and would recommend you try to be patient, time will help them too. I have seen the pigment return after 9-12 months in areolar scars. If dissatisfied with the dark coloration of the scar, it might be helped with laser or…
Lipo vs tummy tuck? What happens to the loose skin?
Tummy suction
Jun 1, 2017
This is a very common question. So many of my patients want liposuction instead of a tummy tuck because they think the recovery is less. It really depends on your tummy. If you have a lot of pinchable thickness and rolls, suction will remove the fat, but the skin must then “stick” back down and tighten up. In your 50’s, postmenopausal hormone levels don’t always cooperate and help shrink it! If you haven’t had children, your skin may be minimal and you can…

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