COVID-19 Office Update. 


Great Lakes Plastic Surgery & Skin Center is taking extra precautionary measures to ensure the safety of our patients and staff.  Our office is still seeing patients desiring to be seen at this time.  We are asking for your help in this effort.

  • If you are sick (i.e. experiencing fever, cough, or other respiratory symptoms) or think you have been recently exposed to someone with COVID-19 symptoms, please call our office to reschedule your appointment.

  • Due to current events, we are asking anyone accompanying a patient wait in their car unless medically necessary.



Thank you for helping us in our effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to protect our patients, staff, families and community.

It's Here-

PlasmaPen Technology

Tighten, lift, resurface, regenerate and rejuvenate practically any area of the skin with absolute precision.  This procedure is completely customizeable, producing long lasting, natural looking results.

Some common treatment areas include, eye bags and lids, crows feet, forehead lines, neck and lip lines.

Check out our Facebooke page for before and after photos.

F. Matthew Smith, MD, FACS

Dr. F. Matthew Smith founded Great Lakes Plastic Surgery Center, PC in Traverse City, Michigan in 1998.  Since then, he has provided quality, compassionate cosmetic and reconstructive surgery services to thousands of patients in Michigan with beautiful results.  He has surgical privileges at Munson Medical Center, Otsego Memorial Hospital, and the Ambulatory Surgery Center in Traverse City.  

Dr. Smith is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.  He is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Michigan State Medical Society.  Dr. Smith was elected chairperson of the Plastic Surgery Section at Munson, and serves on a variety of committees.   Dr. Smith is also an adjunct professor in the Physician Assistant Program at Central Michigan University, and is the medical consultant for Cerise Nutraceuticals.

Emily Hedley, MSM, PA-C

Emily Hedley is a certified Physician Assistant who proudly calls Traverse City her home.  She grew up in the Lansing area and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Sciences from Michigan State University.  Emily attained her Master of Science in Medicine by graduating from Western Michigan University’s College of Health and Human Services.  She achieved Diplomate status through the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants' Distance Learning Initiative. 

Prior to joining our office, Emily practiced dermatology for over five years.  We are excited to welcome Emily to Great Lakes Plastic Surgery Center and she is excited to expand the scope of her practice.

Emily is available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday for appointments.

Our providers

Safe + effective procedures


From surgical procedures to skin care products, we offer the entire spectrum of enhancement techniques.  Botox, dermal fillers (such as Juvederm), and personalized vitamin regimens complete your anti-aging options.  Let us help you reveal a more radiant you!



Great Lakes Plastic Surgery Center was founded in Traverse City in 1998 by F. Matthew Smith, MD, FACS, with the goal of providing high quality comprehensive cosmetic and reconstructive surgical services.  As a board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Smith is a highly respected regional referral source.  He has treated thousands of patients in his Traverse City and former Gaylord office.



Great Lakes Plastic Surgery Center offers affordable plans to finance all of your needs. Whether you need reconstructive surgery, cosmetic surgery, treatments, or skin care products, GLPSC is your premier choice. We accept most credit and debit cards as well as Care Credit.