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Fast-Trak Recovery Program in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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

Better Results with Less Discomfort and Downtime After Implants in Grand Rapids

Sending messages to other people used to take a long time, but technological advances have made faster communication possible. Why should healing after surgery be any different?

Dr. Brad Bengtson's Fast-Trak Recovery Program sometimes called the 24-Hour Recovery Program at his Grand Rapids practice, has transformed the recovery process for his breast augmentation patients, allowing for a 24- to 48-hour recovery and return to normal daily activity.

In order to offer this program, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Bengtson and Dr. Alfonso, incorporate a number of processes to their patients:

  • Thorough patient education and expectations
  • Suitable breast implant style and size selection for each patient
  • Absolute, precise, bloodless, and meticulous pocket preparation for the implant
  • Immediate range-of-motion and stretching exercises following surgery
  • Immediate return to normal activities of daily living

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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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. 

Am I Eligible for a Fast-Trak Breast Augmentation?

A consultation will allow Dr. Bengtson or Dr. Alfonso to meet you and determine whether you are a good candidate for Fast-Trak, which depends on the type of implant, incision, placement, and more. If you are a good fit for this advanced technique, the doctor will explain more about how it works and the advantages you can expect to enjoy once your surgery is complete.

To view the before and after photos of some of Dr. Bengtson's Fast-Trak Grand Rapids Recovery Program patients, click here. To learn more about the various methods available for patients who want to increase the volume of their breasts at the Bengtson Center, visit our page devoted to breast augmentation surgery.

Fast Trak Breast Augmentation patient smiling

The Difference

The Fast-Trak Recovery Difference

Dr. Brad Bengtson has developed the Fast-Trak Recovery Program to give breast enhancement patients a 24 to 48-hour recovery through thorough patient education, highly precise implant selection and surgical techniques, and post-surgical care, including stretches and exercise.

Many patients enjoy dinner out the night after their surgery! A typical augmentation surgery, while safe and effective, results in some predictable side effects, including visible bruising, swelling, and sometimes weeks of dealing with discomfort as tissues heal. Lifting your arms up into a position over your head can be a painful endeavor during this time, making a frustrating chore out of something as simple as getting dressed.

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The 24-Hour Recovery or Fast-Trak techniques minimize all of these drawbacks, with some patients able to lift their arms over their heads as soon as the evening of their surgery—or even before leaving the center after the procedure. The Grand Rapids Fast-Trak Recovery Program is available patients when the implant pocket is created under direct vision, but not when the pocket is dissected with a large, blunt instrument through an armpit incision or a belly button approach.

Following these specific principles, more than 90 percent of patients will return to routine activity within 24 to 48 hours. After patients arrive home following the 30-to-40-minute procedure at our outpatient surgical center, Dr. Bengtson and Dr. Alfonso recommend that they take a two- to three-hour nap, followed by a low-key night out on the town for dinner or a movie.

Fast Trak Breast Augmentation patient laying down
Fast Trak Breast Augmentation Recovery description sheet

Know the Fast TrakBasics

1. 100% of patients are able to raise their arms over their heads before they leave the surgery.

2. 98% of patients achieve a 24-hour recovery. These patients are able to return to normal activities (except heavy lifting and strenuous exercise) 24 hours after surgery.

3. 90% of patients do not require narcotic pain medicine after surgery.

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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.