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Face, Body & Breast Specialist Joins Grand Rapids Plastic Surgery Group

In August, Grand Rapids' Partners in Plastic Surgery welcomed third physician Dr. Melissa Kath, who will focus on facial rejuvenation and breast surgery.

Grand Rapids, Michigan (October 2015) — Partners in Plastic Surgery (www.pipsmd.com), which includes 2 top-rated plastic surgeons in Grand Rapids, MI, recently added a third surgeon to continue expanding its services to the community.

"We're very excited to welcome Dr. Melissa Kath to our practice," Dr. Dennis Hammond says. "She brings a versatile, amazingly well-rounded background in all types of surgery with a passion for breast and body contouring procedures."

Dr. Hammond and Dr. Andrea Van Pelt have established a reputation at their Grand Rapids practice for advanced cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery techniques. They agree that Dr. Kath is the perfect addition to continue their vision.

"We have been looking to add a third surgeon to our group for more than 2 years," Dr. Hammond says. "It was important to bring the perfect mixture of personality, perfectionism, and pure talent into the Partners in Plastic Surgery family."

Dr. Kath completed a rigorous 1-year fellowship training program in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery under Dr. Hammond before joining the practice. She earned her medical degree at the University of Minnesota before completing residencies in both general surgery and plastic surgery. She will focus on all aspects of facial rejuvenation and body contouring, with an emphasis on breast surgery, including breast augmentation.

She joined the West Michigan practice in August and says she is looking forward to cultivating lasting relationships with the patients, other physicians, and local hospitals.

"It's an honor to be able to join a practice of this level," Dr. Kath says. "I have already had a glimpse into the people and values of Grand Rapids, and it feels great to be a part of that."

A native of the Upper Midwest, Dr. Kath pursues an active lifestyle that includes running and training for marathons. She's also interested in exploring the food, music, and art of Grand Rapids and its surrounding areas.

Dr. Kath joins a practice known for its innovative approaches to plastic surgery, including Dr. Hammond's invention of a unique surgical technique for breast reduction. It is called the SPAIR technique and it greatly reduces scarring and improves the final outcome of the procedure. Dr. Van Pelt has gained a national reputation among colleagues for her wide-ranging surgical expertise.

If you're considering cosmetic surgery or a non-surgical aesthetic procedure, request a consultation online to meet with one of our surgeons or call our office at (616) 464-4420 to schedule an appointment.

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