News, Specials & Events
Partners in Plastic Surgery of West Michigan is committed to keeping you informed. Check this page frequently to discover the latest news, specials and events at our practice.
May & June Special
Back by demand! It's Mommy Makeover Months! Due to the amazing results from last year's special, we are extending this discount through the end of June. Schedule a combination of cosmetic breast surgery and abdominoplasty or liposuction and receive 50% off the lesser service.
**Not in combination with any other discount. Scheduling must be initiated in May/June but services do not have to be rec'd in those months.
July 10, 2012
Dr. Hammond, founder of Partners in Plastic Surgery, published an article in the June edition of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) summarizing a 6 year clinical study he recently completed on Contour Profile Gel, or CPG, breast implants. These anatomically shaped implants are FDA approved as of July 2012 and will be released into the market. Because of his years of experience with this product Mentor, the producers of these American made implants, recently asked Dr. Hammond to host and teach at the first training session. Doctors from around the country were invited to Grand Rapids June 30th to observe Dr. Hammond during live surgery right here in our PIPS operating room, followed by a weekend of lectures and training. The event was a huge success and we look forward to many more!
July 10, 2012
Get to know the staff of Partners in Plastic Surgery and learn about the various procedures they offer.
February 14, 2011
Listen to Dr. Van Pelt's Blepharoplasty interview with Shelly Irwin @ WGVU!
May 7, 2010
Watch Dr. Van Pelt's special Mother's Day feature on WWMT Channel 3 discussing Mommy Makeovers.
January 29, 2010
Dr. Ewa Timek was featured on Take Five & Co. WZZM 13 speaking on:
Incredible Injectables: How BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM, and PREVELLE™ can sculpt the face for wonderful results. Here are details that will be discussed:
- What are fillers?
- When to start?
- Who is a candidate?
- What areas of the face can be treated?
- What are superficial vs. deep wrinkles?
- The safety of injectables.
- The choice of fillers.
- What is the longevity of injectables?
December 17, 2009
Dr. Dennis Hammond was featured on Take 5 & Co. WZZM 13 speaking on Breast Lift/Mastopexy. He discusses with WZZM's Stephanie Web the value, safety and ease of a Breast Lift/Mastopexy.
The eventual sagging of the breast is something all women will eventually encounter, but do not have to live with. The SPAIR technique developed by Dr. Hammond addresses the needs of women as well as some of the common concerns in surgery. The SPAIR technique is a safe breast lift procedure resulting in much less scaring than other procedures. This procedure also offers a very fast recovery time with a return to full activity within a few days.
November 23, 2009
Dr. Hammond was featured on WWMT Channel 3 speaking about breast reconstruction for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in a segment called "Beating the Odds: Family Tree Breast Reconstruction Segment."
In light of the recent and controversial mammogram recommendations, NEWSCHANNEL 3 shares the story of 28-year old Molly Pretzlaff who opted for a double mastectomy before ever being diagnosed with breast cancer. Pretzlaff, whose family history includes 8 members with breast cancer, had a nearly 90% chance of developing the disease.
Following the double mastectomy, Dr. Dennis Hammond reconstructed both of her breasts using shaped implants and the new SPAIR technique which reduces scarring by 50%. Dr. Hammond, who is a supporter of women who are making the hard decision to preserve their health, feels that recent developments in technique and technology offers those women beautiful, natural results.
November 7-8, 2009
Amy, our aesthetician, is featured on WZZM 13 Healthy You, speaking about Menopausal Skin Care with Val Lego.
October 20, 2009
Dr. Hammond was featured on Fox 17 speaking on: Breast Cancer Awareness/Breast Reconstruction.
Introducing Dr. Ewa Timek
Dr. Hammond would like to introduce his new associate, Dr. Ewa Komorowsk-Timek, MD. Dr. Timek is a board-certified plastic surgeon who graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and completed her plastic surgery residency at Loma Linda University. She then returned to Stanford, completing a 1 year microsurgery fellowship. Dr. Timek will be seeing patients in our office on Mondays, Wednesdays all day, as well as Friday mornings. If you are interested in a consultation, please contact our office.
March 10, 2009
mLive Grand Rapids Living Online
Dr. Hammond was featured in: Vital Signs: A profile in better health by The Grand Rapids Press. Click to view his profile.
February 17, 2009
Dr. Hammond appeared on WZZM 13's Take Five to discuss his newly published book "The Atlas of Aesthetic Breast Surgery!"
October 29, 2008
Dr. Hammond appeared WGVU Radio AM: 1480 & 850 FM: 95.3 & 88.5 about Breast Reconstruction.
Dr. Hammond discusses the history of breast cancer, today's advancements in breast reconstruction, genetic predisposition to breast cancer, and the use of tissue expanders and implants.
October 22, 2008
Dr. Hammond was featured on WZZM's Healthy You. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. When a mastectomy is part of the treatment plan, it can cause many concerns for the woman. WZZM 13's Juliet Dragos sat down with Dr. Hammond to talk about the latest advancements in breast reconstruction.
Partners in Plastic Surgery of West Michigan goes one step beyond the traditional cosmetic surgery options by specializing in complementary combined procedures, such as combining a face lift in Michigan with eyelid surgery or a brow lift.
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