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Body Liftin Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Best Plastic Surgeon 2021 - Grand Rapids Magazine Castle Connolly Top Doctor Realself Top 100 New Beauty Best Plastic Surgeon 2021 - Grand Rapids Magazine Castle Connolly Top Doctor Realself Top 100 New Beauty

Dr. Alfonso specializes in body lift surgery, helping Grand Rapids, Birmingham, and Detroit area patients tighten body tissues and minimize excess sagging skin following medical or surgical weight loss. The upper arm, buttocks, inner or outer thighs, and hips are all common areas that may lose firmness and youthful curves with weight fluctuation, resulting in excess skin.

A procedure such as thigh lift, arm lift (brachioplasty), buttock lift, or other lower-body lift can specifically correct the excess sagging skin, fat, and loose tissue that contribute to an undefined shape.

During your consultation for a body lift Grand Rapids plastic surgeon, Dr. Alfonso will take the time to listen to your particular goals, evaluate your specific conditions, and devise an individualized plan to help you achieve very natural, attractive curves, getting you back to daily life feeling strong, fit, and confident.

Experience Matters

Meet Our Surgeons

When you are ready to make a transformation, you deserve partners on your journey who you trust deeply to deliver the results you want.

The highly experienced team at The Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery is led by board-certified surgeons Dr. Brad Bengtson and Dr. David Alfonso. Our surgeons are regularly recognized by patients and colleagues alike for their commitment to innovation, compassionate patient care, and top-quality outcomes. Their work is supported by the thoughtful and passionate collaboration of the entire Bengtson team.

Dr. Bengtson - Grand Rapids Plastic Surgeon

Brad Bengtson MD, FACS, Founder

Has consistently been named one of the Best Doctors in America® since 1996 and recognized as Best Plastic Surgeon in Grand Rapids by Grand Rapids Magazine for the last 12 years.

With over two decades of experience, he is respected for his cutting-edge techniques and compassionate patient care. In addition to his work with patients, Dr. Bengtson travels globally to share his knowledge and innovative approaches with fellow plastic surgeons. He is passionate about delivering harmonious, natural-looking results that elevate rather than alter each patient’s unique aesthetic.

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Dr. Alfonso - Grand Rapids Plastic Surgeon

David AlfonsoMD, FACS

Has extensive experience performing a range of surgical and non-surgical procedures, with a particular passion for body contouring and facial rejuvenation.

A careful listener and passionate practitioner, he has received numerous accolades, including recognition as a RealSelf Top Doctor since 2015. He also contributes to advancing techniques in the plastic surgery community through regular publications and lectures. Dr. Alfonso is a fluent Spanish speaker, which helps him provide exceptional communication and care to a broader range of patients. 

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What is a body lift?

Dr. Alfonso performs body lift surgeries at our Grand Rapids location to help patients reshape sagging and loose skin following massive weight loss, medical weight loss, address hereditary conditions, or treat extra skin that develops after pregnancy or other weight fluctuations.

Body lift may treat single conditions, or it may be performed to treat entire regions of the body such as the thighs or buttocks. Body Lift tightens body tissues of the hips, buttocks, groin, and inner and outer thighs, and it minimizes excess sagging skin. At the Bengtson Center in Grand Rapids Body lift surgery includes the following:

  • Incisions inside the buttock crease or in a bikini pattern treat sagging buttocks, hips, and outer thighs.
  • A circumferential incision (around the body) treats the abdomen, hips, and back.
  • Incisions within the groin area treat the inner thigh. Depending on the scope of your condition, your incision may extend along the inside of the leg as well.
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Request YourConsultation

To speak with Dr. Alfonso about body lift options that might be right for you, Contact our Grand Rapids office today to schedule your appointment. Request your appointment online or phone (616)588-8880

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Why would a Body Lift procedure be recommended for me?

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Reshaping disproportionate curves or reducing unwanted fat cannot always be attained through weight loss and exercise alone.

Body lift surgery helps many people reshape their body features that cannot be enhanced any other way. Body contouring can dramatically improve the shape and proportion of your body, enhancing your appearance the way you feel and your self-esteem.

Who chooses a body lift at the Bengtson Center in Grand Rapids?

Women and men of various ages and from many circumstances choose body lift surgery at the Bengtson Center. The following factors generally define good candidates for these kinds of procedures:

  • You have loose skin following weight fluctuation
  • You can clearly define why you want the surgery
  • You understand what this surgery can and cannot accomplish
  • You accept the risks of body lift and your responsibilities as a patient
  • You are healthy, emotionally secure, and stable
  • You understand only a healthy lifestyle will maintain your results
  • You have realistic goals and are willing to accept minor asymmetries

To Know

What else should I know about a body lift in Grand Rapids?

  • This surgery may result in weight loss from a few to many pounds. However, this procedure is not an alternative to a suitable weight-loss program. Instead, this is a procedure to help individuals sculpt a body that is generally within 30% of an ideal weight for your height and frame after you have attained your ideal or stable lower body weight.
  • Body lift may be performed on an outpatient or inpatient basis.
  • We recommend general anesthesia for our Grand Rapids body lift patients.
  • Scars are normal after surgery and can usually be concealed with modest clothing.
  • Recovery varies by individual, but may require 2 to 3 weeks to return to normal, moderate daily life.
  • Results are long lasting, but weight loss/gain or pregnancy can change your results, and normal aging and gravity may affect your results over time.
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Bengtson community

Are you ready to take the next step to a more beautiful you? Plastic Surgeons Dr. Bengtson and Dr. Alfonso, along with the team at The Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, provide advanced plastic surgery and cosmetic treatment for patients from Grand Rapids, Birmingham, Detroit, and Kalamazoo, Michigan. We specialize in breast augmentation, breast implants, and tummy tuck surgery, as well as laser hair removal, Micro-Needling, BOTOX Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM, and other dermal fillers. Results may vary from person to person.