Mountain West Plastic Surgery
60 Four Mile Drive #11
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 609-0210
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Author Archives: Dr. Michelle Spring

Breast Lift vs Implants: Which Is Right for You?

Beautiful woman wearing bralette (model)

If you are frustrated by volume loss, drooping, and sagging in your breasts, this is a common issue for women. Age, genetics, and pregnancy can affect your breasts and make them look smaller, asymmetrical, and less perky. Luckily, a breast lift, breast implants, or both, can improve the look and feel of your breasts and your silhouette. Before you decide… Read More

Breast Reconstruction Surgery & Nipple Tattooing After Breast Cancer in Kalispell, MT

Woman in Kalispell, MT considering reconstructive surgery options after breast cancer

One in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime—an event that will change their lives forever. For many, treatment will include a mastectomy, an experience that can be physically and emotionally draining. After recovering from breast cancer treatment, breast reconstruction surgery offers our Kalispell patients an opportunity to restore their natural body shape. While the procedure… Read More

The Desire for More Natural-Looking Breast Implants

Woman in Kalispell, MT with natural-looking breast implants

One of the most popular options for those looking to accentuate their beautiful, feminine curves is through a breast augmentation with implants. Individuals from Kalispell to Missoula, MT, and beyond use the procedure to restore volume lost to age, pregnancy, or weight changes. Over the past few years, I have seen a surge in patients asking for a more subtle,… Read More

International Women’s Day Q&A: Dr. Spring Discusses Women’s Issues in Plastic Surgery

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Spring discusses women in plastic surgery for International Women's Day

At Mountain West Plastic Surgery in Kalispell, Dr. Michelle Spring has earned a reputation as one of the most trusted doctors in the area. In addition to her work with countless patients here in the States, she has helped children and adults abroad through the international humanitarian agency ReSurge. In honor of International Women’s Day, Dr. Spring shines a light… Read More

Understanding Cleft Palate Surgery: What You Need To Know

Concerned mother getting information from doctor about cleft palate surgery in Montana

Although the majority of my time in plastic and reconstructive surgery has been domestic, it is the experience outside of Kalispell that has had the most impact on my life. Over my decades of practice, I’ve been fortunate enough to have the humbling opportunity to help reconstructive patients from around the globe. One of the highlights of my career to… Read More

What Do Popsicles And CoolSculpting Have In Common?

Believe it or not, a pair of Harvard scientists noticed that children developed “popsicle panniculitis dimples” after sucking on cold popsicles for too long, and they thought about how to apply that to other parts of the body….. and CoolSculpting was born. “Cryolipolysis” is the term used for the effect that cold temperature has on sensitive fat cell, and it… Read More

Cleft Lip And Palate Treatment at the Montana Children’s Medical Center

Facial clefts occur in about 1 of every 600 births in the United States, making them one of the most common birth defects. Approximately 6800 newborns every year in the US are born with a facial cleft. Most doctors and researchers agree that the causes of clefts are multifactorial and may include a genetic predisposition as well as environmental issues… Read More

Is Combining Facial Procedures Safe?

Woman in Kalispell, MT considering more than one facial rejuvenation treatment

When it comes to facial plastic surgery, the big picture truly matters. Many people experience multiple signs of aging—heavy eyelids, drooping cheeks, saggy jawline—and want to rejuvenate their entire face all at once. There are many benefits to combining treatments and creating more flattering, comprehensive results. However, our plastic surgery patients from Kalispell, Missoula, and beyond often ask a common… Read More

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