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Fat Transferin 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

Fat transfer (or fat grafting) for body sculpting has become all the rage in Grand Rapids, Birmingham, and Detroit, Michigan. Grand Rapids Plastic surgeon Dr. Bradley Bengtson specializes in performing these long-lasting body-contouring procedures, helping Bengtson Center patients safely achieve head-turning curves in all the right places.

Fat transfer is available for Grand Rapids, Birmingham, and Detroit area residents at the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery. Body sculpting procedures involve first performing gentle, precisely controlled liposuction on areas containing unwanted body fat, such as the inner and outer thighs, abdomen, or back. Once that fat is processed, it is re-injected into specific areas where you would like to see greater volume or a more curvaceous silhouette. Our Grand Rapids Fat transfer patients typically elect to add volume to the following areas:

  • Breasts: to achieve a natural, modest breast augmentation
  • Buttocks: to attain a more shapely rear – or a “Brazilian Butt Lift Booty”
  • Hips: to create a more feminine hourglass shape
  • Hands: to restore a more youthful appearance
  • Face: to provide a natural wrinkle filler or to plump up cheeks, chin, or lips

During a body sculpting procedure, transferred fat is gently manipulated to create smooth, rounded contours and a more feminine shape. It’s the natural way to a shapelier, curvier you!

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 are the benefits of fat transfer body sculpting?

Because fat transfer uses autologous (your own) fat, you have no risk of rejection or allergic reaction, and the end result looks natural.

At the Bengtson Center in Grand Rapids fat transfer is used to improve the shape and size of the buttocks, a Brazilian Butt Lift can yield immediate, long lasting results for our patients, provided their weight and activity level remain stable. fat transfer used for facial fat transfer can also yield immediate results that often last longer than those obtained with man-made injectable dermal fillers.

Fat Transfer patient standing

Ideal Candidate

Who is a candidate for fat transfer?

Women and men of various ages and from many circumstances choose to undergo a fat transfer at our Grand Rapids practice.

The best candidates are patients who are close to their optimal weight but have isolated areas of fat and lack volume and/or shape in specific areas such as breasts, buttocks, or face. The following factors generally define good candidates for fat transfer procedures:

  • You can clearly define what you wish to treat with fat transfer.
  • You understand what fat transfer can and cannot accomplish.
  • You accept the risks of your procedure and your responsibilities as a patient.
  • You are healthy, emotionally secure, and stable.
  • You accept that you will need to make healthy lifestyle choices to maintain the results achieved by your procedure.
  • You have realistic expectations and are willing to accept minor asymmetries.
Grand Rapids Fat Transfer patient wearing a white shirt

What Else Should I Know About Fat Transfer and Brazilian Butt Lift at the Bengtson Center

1. Most fat transfer procedures take approximately 1 to 2 hours.

2. We transfer your own fat from areas you do not want it, to areas you do.

3. Occasionally, additional sequential grafting may be performed.

4. All surgeries carry the potential for risks, during your consultation for fat transfer Grand Rapids plastic surgeon, Dr. Brad Bengtson will fully discuss with you what those are.

5. You will need a capable adult with you for 24 hours after your release from the surgery center.

6. Approximately 50 to 75% of the transferred fat survives.

7. Results may be long lasting, but weight loss/gain or pregnancy can change your results, and normal aging and gravity may affect your outcomes.

8. Fat transfer is most commonly performed on an outpatient basis, under general anesthesia. For smaller areas, it may be performed under local anesthesia with sedation.

9. Afterward, you will return to your home or, for our out-of-town guests, to one of the designated hotels conveniently located a short distance from our office.

10. Following your procedure you will experience swelling, potential bruising, and some soreness in the treated area. Recovery ranges from 5 to 14 days, depending on the number and size of treatment areas. Within one day following surgery, you will return to normal, light activity.

11. Liposuction incisions for fat transfer are very small, often about a quarter inch, and they are placed so that they will not be visible while wearing clothing or swimsuits. Incision placement will be discussed with you during your consultation.

Fat Transfer patient on the beach

Dr. Bengtson, and the entire staff of the Bengtson Center for Plastic Surgery in Grand Rapids want you to be well informed about your choices and any potential risks or side effects. They will thoroughly explain your options, answer all your questions, and support you in whatever decision you make during your informed consent process.

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Contact Dr. Brad Bengtson or Dr. David Alfonso to arrange a fat transfer consultation. Request your appointment online or call us at (616)588-8880 today!

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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.