Michelle Spring, MD

Plastic Surgery | Mountain West Plastic Surgery

Dr. Michelle Spring is a board-certified, fellowship-trained plastic surgeon based in Kalispell, Montana, and Ponderay, ID, specializing in cosmetic plastic surgery, including breast augmentation, mommy makeovers, and facial cosmetic procedures. Dr. Spring is grateful for her extensive training, experience, and work with international humanitarian agencies, which have all fueled her passion for cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.

Dr. Spring joined Mountain West Plastic Surgery after practicing for 4 years in Marina del Rey, California, and in northern Idaho and Wisconsin before that. She is active on committees and as an invited speaker for both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and The Aesthetic Society (ASAPS). Dr. Spring sits as the Medical Director at Mountain West Plastic Surgery and Chair at the Department of Surgery at Logan Health Kalispell, MT. From 2018-2019, she gained experience as a Harvard Medical School Scholar of Surgical Leadership, Postgraduate Medical Education. In 2021, Dr. Spring's outstanding practice led her to receive the Top Doctor award for Top Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Montana.

Education and Training

Dr. Spring earned her undergraduate degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Wisconsin and then completed a 5-year, integrated plastic surgery residency at the same university. Following that, she completed 2 additional fellowship training programs. One was a cosmetic surgery fellowship credentialed by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Marina del Rey, California. The other was an international fellowship with the nonprofit agency ReSurge that focused on pediatric cleft and burn reconstruction.

Dr. Spring practiced in Sandpoint and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, before spending 4 years practicing in Marina del Rey, where she also served as an adjunct clinical assistant professor at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. She taught plastic surgery residents and fully trained plastic surgeons completing a cosmetic surgery fellowship at Marina Plastic Surgery.

Combining Compassionate Care and Surgical Expertise

Patients seeking cosmetic breast surgery, body contouring or facial rejuvenation will appreciate the compassionate care and surgical expertise of Dr. Spring. She has a true passion for making a difference in the lives of her patients. As a woman and a mother, Dr. Spring understands how pregnancy and breastfeeding affect a woman's body, and how rewarding it is to restore and improve breast and abdominal contour and shape.

With her diverse set of skills and experiences, Dr. Spring can truly appreciate each patient's specific situation and personal goals. She takes time to get to know her plastic surgery patients and understand their concerns.

A Passion for Humanitarian Work and for Life

Dr. Spring's energy and enthusiasm to serve are evident in her personal and professional life. She has volunteered with the American Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Salvation Army, where she was responsible for delivering health care and supplies for the homeless. She continues her humanitarian work with Eduplast and ReSurge, nonprofit organizations dedicated to training plastic and reconstructive surgeons and providing free reconstructive surgery for children in underdeveloped countries all over the world.

Prior to joining Mountain West Plastic Surgery, Dr. Spring traveled extensively through Bangladesh, Bolivia, China, Ecuador, Nicaragua, India, Peru, Taiwan, and Vietnam. During her travels, she used her surgical skills and compassion to provide humanitarian relief as an Interplast (now called ReSurge) Webster Fellow and later as both a team leader and a lead surgeon. She provided free reconstructive plastic surgery for children and adults with cleft palates, cleft lips, disfiguring burns, and hand deformities. She continues her passion for medical mission work, recently completing her 3rd trip to Vietnam and planning many more in the future.