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Brachioplasty in 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

Do those arms of yours that do so much lifting need a lift of their own? Excess fat and loose tissue can give many regions of the body a flabby appearance, and one of the most obvious areas where this happens is the upper arm.

The flabby problem may be due to weight fluctuations, genetics, and the simple fact that not everything stays as firm as we'd like as we get older. A brachioplasty at Grand Rapids’ Bengtson Center addresses this.

So nothing wobbles or flaps any more when you raise your hand to wave hello to a friend or reach up to adjust your hair. A brachioplasty is also known as an arm lift, because it literally pulls up the unwanted sagging tissue to give you a more toned and tightened look. Dr. Bengtson and Dr. Alfonso perform this procedure on men and women alike, giving patients a new sense of confidence—and excuse to wear short sleeves.

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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 Goes Into a Brachioplasty?

Brachioplasty specifics depend on the individual patient and the amount of skin and fat to be removed, which can be determined at an initial consultation. The incision for procedures that are larger in scope may run along the back of the arm or along the inner arm. In cases where less skin is to be removed, the incision will consist of a smaller line in the armpit.

The incision gives your doctor access to remove unwanted fat with liposuction and position tissues to be held in place with internal sutures. Once the arm is re-sculpted, the skin will be draped back in place to reveal new, sleeker contours. Excess skin is removed, and the incisions are closed with care to minimize scarring. Though our Grand Rapids brachioplasty patients will experience some initial swelling after the procedure, the results will be immediately visible and will continue to improve in the weeks following the surgery. You may have small tubes inserted to help with drainage at first, and may initially have to wear bandages that keep the area compressed. Brachioplasty results are long term and are best maintained by patients who keep their weight stable. If you have any additional questions talk to our Grand Rapids brachioplasty team.

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A brachioplasty is not the only procedure available to lift and tighten loose tissue on the body.

A tummy tuck addresses a bulging belly by removing fat and sagging skin, as well as tightening lax abdominal muscles. A brazilian butt lift can improve a drooping derriere, while a breast lift can make a pair perky again.

Any of these procedures can be combined for a mommy makeover, especially for patients who have lost a significant amount of weight and are dealing with skin that stretched to accommodate the fat but won't conform to new, slimmer contours. The body lift is a customizable set of surgeries that gives slimming attention wherever it's needed, including the areas mentioned above, as well as thighs and hips.

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During your consultation for a brachioplasty Grand Rapids plastic surgeons, Dr. Brad Bengtson or Dr. David Alfonso will asses your physical condition and come up with an aesthetic plan to help you achieve your goals. Contact the Bengtson Center today by requesting a consultation online or calling us at (616)588-8880

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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.