Dr. Michelle Spring is a board-certified Los Angeles plastic surgeon. As a former fellow of Dr. Stevens, she has received advanced cosmetic training and has established herself as a talented and compassionate female plastic surgeon with a diverse set of skills and experiences. She holds California, Idaho, and Wisconsin Medical Licenses and has been a part of two Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery practices before joining Marina Plastic Surgery Associates.
Dr. Spring has a reputation for her exceptional patient care and uses her skills as a surgeon to provide care for those with no access to surgery. She takes an individual approach to each procedure she performs and takes the time to get to know you and your concerns. Above all, she strives to provide results that exceed her patients' expectations and fosters a one-on-one connection with each patient she treats.
Background & Education
Dr. Spring earned her B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she graduated with Distinction. She continued her study at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and went on to earn her Medical Degree as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. After graduation, she went on to complete a 5-year Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and an Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship with Dr. Stevens in Marina Del Rey, California.
As part of her commitment to helping those who have no access to plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Spring volunteered with international humanitarian organization Interplast that provides free reconstructive surgery to underprivileged children and adults with cleft lips, cleft palates and severe, disfiguring burns and hand deformities. During her time with Interplast, she traveled to Bangladesh, Bolivia, China, Ecuador, India, Peru, Taiwan, and Vietnam.
Dedication to Patient Care
Dr. Spring believes that establishing a personal connection with her patients is one of the most rewarding parts of her job. She believes that patient care does not end with your surgery; she ensures that you receive proper care during and after your recovery. Bringing joy and greater self-esteem to her patients, as well as improving form and function, are the motivations behind all of her patient interactions.
Philanthropy & Volunteer Work
Dr. Spring is dedicated to working with humanitarian organizations to improve health worldwide. Volunteer work is at the heart of her personal philosophy and is an integral part of her approach to personal and individualized patient care. Among other work, Dr. Spring has volunteered with the following organizations:
Eduplast. A non-profit organization dedicated to training plastic and reconstructive surgeons in Nicaragua and Ecuador. (2001 - current)
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Team in Training (2008)
Medical Tent Physician Volunteer – Wisconsin Ironman (2004)
Big Brothers Big Sisters Volunteer, Madison, WI (2002 - 2005)
Emergency Medical Technician Volunteer, Shorewood Hills and Middleton, WI (1994 - 2001)
MEDIC Volunteer and Drug Supply Coordinator. Health care and supplies for the homeless. Salvation Army, Madison, Wisconsin (1997 - 1998)
American Red Cross volunteer, Madison, WI (1993 - 1994)