Marlene Welch, MD


IDEAL IMPLANT PREFERRED SURGEONDr. Marlene Welch is a Preferred Surgeon

Preferred Surgeons are recognized for their additional expertise with IDEAL IMPLANT breast implant procedures. While all our surgeons must be board certified plastic surgeons, when you choose a preferred surgeon, you’re choosing a surgeon with increased IDEAL IMPLANT experience.

About Dr. Marlene Welch

Dr. Marlene Welch has spent the last twelve years of her career building relationships with her patients. Her focus has been to reshape, rebuild and rejuvenate the breast, body, skin and face as a trained artist and surgeon. At the core of every transformation is the connection she makes with all of her patients. “I LOVE the connection I have with my patients. That is my motivation. My goal is to create meaningful changes in their lives.”

As a young girl, Dr. Welch was inspired by a television program that highlighted stories of children from the Philippines in need of cleft lip and palette repair. That moment was the very beginning of her journey that has led to a fulfilling career in plastic surgery, Aesthetics and wellness. “I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to fulfill my goals without the love and support of my parents. They left their own families in the Philippines to come to America to give my siblings and me a better life. Those gifts of adversity have allowed me to have the beautiful life I have today and also give back to those in need.”

Dr. Welch studied studio art as an undergraduate and went on to earn her medical degree with honors at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. She continued her post-graduate medical education in surgery and plastic surgery at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor and earned her PhD in physiology at the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School. She is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has spent the last decade at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences as an Associate Professor, Assistant Dean and Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Welch was recently recognized as an IDEAL IMPLANT Preferred Surgeon due to her extensive expertise working with IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants, the latest technology in breast augmentation. With a unique structure surrounding these saline-filled implants, women can achieve beautiful results with zero risk of silent rupture. Dr. Welch uses the IDEAL IMPLANT to help women look and feel their best. With the IDEAL IMPLANT, no expensive MRIs are needed, and they come with a lower risk of both capsule contracture and ruptures when compared to other implants.



"You’ll be just as thankful as I am!"

I can’t begin to tell you how amazing Dr Welch is. She is so kind, compassionate, and made my process so smooth. I was very nervous about my sizing, and she reassured me in every way. I had 110% confidence in her. She takes the time with you to make sure you’re completely satisfied . . . If you’re trying to decide who to go to for cosmetic surgery/breast aug. don’t think twice . . . see Dr Marlene Welch. Promise you’ll be just as thankful as I am!”

– Realself review from wgawronski0

"Upbeat, genuine, and caring"

“If I could give Dr Welch and her staff 10 stars I would. I had breast augmentation . . . At my consultation appointment I was initially nervous, but Jodi and Dr. Welch made me feel comfortable. They are so upbeat, genuine, and caring . . . I would recommend Dr Welch to everyone. She is gentle and the look in her eyes that she just understands and cares.”

– Realself review by hhcatlover

"Her work speaks for itself"

From the office staff to the surgery staff, Everyone is so kind, caring and professional. Dr. Welch has a glowing reputation for excellence, which is why I went there in the first place and her work speaks for itself.”

– Google review from Julie Sayoc

"So happy for the experience!"

I would recommend her office to everyone and so happy for the experience!”

– Google review from Daaritta Armour

"She really cares about you and your needs"

“She is the best surgeon ever. She really cares about you and your needs. She has a great staff. I am so glad that I found her . . . She treats you with so much respect.”

– Google review from Luana Jackson

"The absolute best experience and results"

“Dr. Welch is one of the most genuine and caring doctors I have ever met.  She takes the time to listen to any concern you may have and recommends the most practical and results-orientated solutions.  She is an exceptionally skilled surgeon who has the eye of an artist and the compassion of a saint . . . I will never go to anyone else and highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for the absolute best experience and results.”

– Google review from Jen Nicholson

Marlene Welch, MD

6525 Secor Road
Lambertville, MI 48144

(734) 568-6100