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Interi 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

Maximizing patient safety, comfort, and convenience is the top priority and Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery. That is why our doctors have chosen to use the Interi Wound Control System as a post-operative wound dressing.

Interi is a new approach to surgical wound control that promotes rapid healing and immaculate fluid removal after surgery.

The IC Surgical Interi System boasts the latest medical technology, using continuous and consistent suction to deliver pressure throughout internal surgical planes for optimal healing. The Interi System is intended to remove fluids that build up in the tissues in response to surgery from within the wound. If you have any concerns about Interi Grand Rapids specialists at the Bengtson Center can help.

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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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Dr. Narges Horriat - Grand Rapids Plastic Surgeon

Narges HorriatMD

Understand her patient’s goals, motivations and desires and is always excited to partner with them to achieve safe and exceptional results.

Her philosophy is founded in individuality, enhancement of one’s own natural beauty and in helping her patients restore harmony between their physical body and their truest self. She is committed to excellence and dedicated to using her surgical expertise to help her patients feel strong, beautiful and confident. 

Benefits Of Interi Surgical Wound Control

Interi has many unique benefits and features. At the same time, the system is intuitive and relies on fundamental surgical principles that surgeons practice today. Here are just some of the reasons we have selected Interi as one of the most advanced wound control systems for our practice:

  • Optimizes internal tissue repair
  • A patented multi-brand manifold for precise application
  • The peel-apart design allows for precise, broad coverage on the surgical site
  • Continuous suction promotes optimal fluid removal and ideal wound healing
  • Easy-to-read measurements on the side of the therapy unit reduce user error when recording fluid output
  • Extra therapy units are provided
  • Comes with a wearable carrying case that is comfortable to wear
  • Lowers the risk of post-op infection and seroma rates
  • Simple instructions make the Interi System easy to use for both doctor and patient
  • Sterile components are included for maximum patient safety
  • Doctors find the system adapts seamlessly into surgical practice
  • Ideal for both hospital and home care settings
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What is Included with theInteri System Kit

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The Interi System is a kit that includes everything needed to get started. Various Interi kit configurations are available based on the patient’s individual needs. The kit components include:

  • Manifold
  • Manifold connector
  • Extra therapy units (“canisters”)
  • Wearable carrying case
  • Instructions for use
  • Carrying bag

What Canister Size Is Best For The Patient’s Needs?

The Interi kit is available in various configurations. The therapy units come in two convenient sizes to best match the expected fluid volume.

The 300 mL therapy unit is ideal for early-stage healing when fluid output is at its peak. As the patient progresses in recovery and begins to resume normal daily activities, less fluid output can generally be expected. This is a good time to switch the patient to the 150 mL therapy unit size. Each therapy unit is sterile and individually packaged with tamper-proof packaging. Unused boxes may be returned to the clinic so that the remaining sterile therapy units do not go to waste. To find out more contact our Grand Rapids Interi specialists.

How To Use Interi Wound Closures

The Interi System operates in a simple yet elegant way. It is designed to be simple to use for both patient and physician. Follow the instructions below to get started:

Step 1

First, peel apart the manifold branches as desired. Then, place the manifold on the surgical site. The branches of the manifold should be carefully placed so as to ensure maximum coverage for optimal suction on the wound. The branches may be trimmed as needed for a perfect fit. Both the surgical site and the manifold external tubing exit need to be airtight in order for the system to work properly.

Step 2

After removing excess fluid from the wound site and creating an airtight seal with the manifold, it is time to activate the system. To do so, take the sterile manifold connector out of the packaging, and attach it to the end of the manifold external tubing exit. Next, attach the therapy unit to the manifold connector. You may now press the “Start” button on the therapy unit. This initiates the internal suction pressure system.

Step 3

When the patient returns home after leaving the operating room, they will continue using the Interi System. The user-friendly system was designed with patients in mind, so it is easy for a user to operate with initial guidance provided by the clinician. As you train the patient to use the system, it is essential to discuss cleaning and care of the external tubing and connector. The patient must also be advised on how to correctly monitor the fluid output, as well as how to change the therapy unit. Warnings and cautions are listed on the instructions.

Step 4

When the physician determines that the patient is ready to disconnect the unit, the patient comes in for a quick in-office visit. The physician then simply disconnects the unit from the therapy connector. The manifold is then gently removed from the wound site. Surgical dressings may be applied to protect the surgical site as it continues to heal.

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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.