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Curious about breast implants? Grand Rapids Plastic Surgeon Dr. Bradley Bengtson can introduce you to the wide range of products available and help you select the one that’s perfect for your needs. At the Bengtson Center, Dr. B uses a variety of breast implant types, styles, shapes, and sizes to help his patients achieve beautiful, natural-looking results.

Used in breast augmentation procedures, breast implants can help Grand Rapids and Detroit area patients achieve a natural, proportional shape and volume to enhance their breast and body. Breast implants are medical devices designed to safely:

  • Restore breast volume that decreased over time
  • Increase your breast and cup size
  • Enhance the shape and firmness of your breast

Dr. Bengtson offers a complete range of breast implants at his Grand Rapids, Michigan, practice, including silicone gel, saline-filled, and "gummy bear" implants.

Dr. Bengtson uses only rigorously tested and FDA-approved breast implants; standard gel implants were re-approved by the FDA in November 2006, and the “gummy bear” implant was approved in February 2013.

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What Kinds of Breast Implants Are Available in Grand Rapids?

Dr. Bengtson offers three general types of breast implants for his Grand Rapids, Detroit, and Birmingham patients:

  • Silicone standard- or responsive-gel implants
  • Saline-filled implants

During your initial consultation with Dr. Bengtson, he will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each of these breast implants in his Grand Rapids practice. Each implant is briefly described below.

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What Are Natrelle® Gel Breast Implants?

Natrelle® gel breast implants are filled with soft, stable, and elastic gel that feels and moves like natural breast tissue.

For many women, these responsive-gel or standard-gel implants are a great option because they resemble natural breast tissue. Silicone breast implants come in multiple sizes, shapes, and projections, and are available to women 22 and older who wish to enhance their natural breast size and shape. They are also a good option for breast reconstruction.

Why Might Natrelle® Gel Breast Implants Be Recommended for Me?

Breast implants increase the size of your breasts and bring your body into better proportions. These implants give a very natural, stable appearance to the breast. The result for many women includes enhanced self-confidence and a more positive body image.

What Should I Know About Natrelle® Style Silicone Breast Implants?

  • The placement of your breast implants may be beneath your breast tissue, partially beneath the pectoral or chest muscle, or a combination of the two. Dr. Bengtson rarely places implants above the muscle, but may in selected patients.
  • The incision pattern for your surgery will be discussed with you during your consultation for breast implants at our Grand Rapids practice. Scars are a normal outcome of surgery and are generally concealed in the breast crease or around the nipple/areola.
  • Implants are long-lasting however weight loss, gain, aging, pregnancy, and gravity can change your results and outcomes.
  • Breast augmentation is performed on an outpatient basis with surgical time averaging 30 to 40 minutes in patients not requiring a breast lift.
  • You will need a capable adult with you for 24 hours after your release from the hospital or recovery center.
  • All surgeries carry the potential for risks, which will be fully discussed with you during your consultation and informed consent process.
  • With Dr. Bengtson’s Fast Trak Recovery Program, return to normal activities of daily living is usually between 24 to 48 hours, with minimal restrictions. Full sports activity-running, jogging, high-impact aerobics-usually 4 to 6 weeks.

Ideal Candidates

Who Is a Candidate for Natrelle® Gel Breast Implants?

Although the mean age is about 35, women of various ages from 18 to 65 elect to have breast implants at the Grand Rapids Bengtson Center for many different reasons.

These vary from congenital breast asymmetry, lack of proportional development, loss of volume after pregnancy and breastfeeding, saggy breasts from gravity and weight loss, or revision of your prior breast surgery.

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The following factors generally define good candidates for breast augmentation procedures:

  • You can clearly define why you would like breast augmentation surgery.
  • You understand what breast enlargement surgery can and cannot accomplish.
  • You are physically healthy, emotionally secure, and stable.
  • You accept the risks of breast enhancement surgery and your responsibilities as a patient.
  • You accept that you will need to make healthy lifestyle choices to maintain your results.
  • You are looking for proportional, natural, and restored breast results.
  • You accept that breast implants are not for life, that you will require follow-up, and that you will eventually need to have your breast implants exchanged.
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What Are Saline-Filled Breast Implants?

Saline-filled breast implants are filled with sterile saltwater at the time of surgery for minor modifications in implant size.

Saline breast implants are selected by our Grand Rapids patients to enhance the natural breast or to expand tissue following mastectomy or lumpectomy. Doing so creates a space prior to the final implant placement with a temporary silicone implant.

What Should I Know About Saline-Filled Breast Implants?

  • The placement of your breast implants may be beneath your breast tissue, partially beneath the pectoral or chest muscle, or a combination of the two.
  • You will return to normal activities of daily living between 24 to 48 hours with minimal restrictions. Full sports activity-running, jogging, high-impact aerobics-is usually 4 weeks.
  • All surgeries carry the potential for risks, which will be fully discussed with you during your consultation for saline breast implants at our Grand Rapids practice.
  • You will need a capable adult with you for 24 hours after your release from the hospital or recovery center.
  • The incision pattern for your surgery will be discussed with you during your consultation. Scars are a normal outcome of surgery and are generally concealed in the breast crease, around the nipple/areola, or in the underarm area.
  • Implants are long-lasting however weight loss, gain, aging, pregnancy, and gravity.
  • Breast augmentation is performed on an outpatient basis.

Right For Me?

Are Saline-Filled Breast Implants Right for Me?

Breast implants provide a long-lasting size increase to the size of your breast and bring your body into better proportions. The result for many women includes enhanced self-confidence and a more positive body image.

Although the mean age is about 35, women from 18 to 60 elect to have saline breast implants for various reasons. Our Grand Rapids, Detroit, and Birmingham patients commonly list the following reasons for their breast augmentation surgery: breast asymmetry from birth, lack of proportional development, loss of volume after childbirth and breastfeeding, and sagginess that may develop from gravity.

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The following factors generally define good candidates for breast augmentation procedures:

  • You can clearly define what you hope the surgery will achieve for you.
  • You understand what breast implant surgery can and cannot accomplish.
  • You accept the potential risks of breast surgery and your responsibilities as a patient.
  • You desire an augmentation but are less than 22 years old, which is the age required for silicone gel breast implants.
  • You are healthy, emotionally secure, and stable.
  • You have realistic expectations and are willing to accept minor asymmetries.
  • You accept that you will need to make healthy lifestyle choices to maintain the results achieved by breast surgery.
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Why Choose Dr. B for Your Breast Implant Surgery?

Dr. Brad Bengtson was one of the select few plastic surgeons to offer the gummy bear breast implants in the United States. Beginning with the FDA trial in March 2001 and as a lead investigator in the FDA-approved study.

Dr. Bengtson had the privilege of having the largest single-surgeon augmentation patient study. Since then, he has been integrally involved in developing the surgeon’s educational curriculum to assist Allergan in launching the device. Dr. Bengtson is a national leader in some of the most innovative and interesting research, new technology, and hot topics in plastic surgery today, and he has lectured nationally and internationally on the successful use of Gummy Bear breast implants, educating other plastic surgeons on the nuances of the device.

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Although breast implants are one of the key ingredients in the breast augmentation process, Grand Rapids Plastic Surgeon Dr. Brad Bengtson also follows patients with High-Resolution Ultrasound versus expensive MRIs, which many patients end up paying for, and he has published and presented all over the world on this technology. It is vital that implant manufacturers, plastic surgeons, and patients have an accurate, safe, widely available, and inexpensive way to follow their breast implants over time. That solution is unquestionably ultrasound!

In addition, Dr. Bengtson uses a Fast-Trak Recovery Program for his growing 4,000+ breast augmentation practice. He also has one of the largest practices in the world that utilizes various Acellular Dermal Matrices such as Strattice and Alloderm in both first-time and revisional breast procedures.

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Dr. Brad Bengtson is recognized as one of the leading clinical investigators in the United States with the "Gummy Bear" gel breast implants prior to approval and thus has one of the largest experiences in North America. To learn if you are a good candidate for the "Gummy Bear" implant, call our office.

A leader in aesthetic technology, Dr. Bengtson has nationally supported research regarding High-Resolution Ultrasound Imaging and gel breast implants, following patients, and identifying ruptured breast implant shells requiring replacement. Dr. Bengtson has performed many studies regarding the VECTRA 3-D Imaging and Simulation, which allows patients to see results prior to surgery. Dr. Bengtson is one of the global leaders of the Acellular Dermal Matrix such as AlloDerm® and Strattice™ for breast augmentation revisional surgery that may or may not is recommended to increase the longevity of your result.

Dr. Bengtson is also one of the global leaders in using internal mesh support. Patients undergoing breast revision surgery or in patients having surgery for the first time, such as a breast reduction surgery or combined augmentation and lift, require this additional support. Contact the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery to see if you would qualify to be a part of this new clinical study of this FDA- approved product.

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To learn if you are a good candidate for the Gummy Bear implant or to speak with Dr. Brad Bengtson or Dr. David Alfonso about your breast augmentation in Michigan, contact the Grand Rapids practice today: Request your consultation online or call our office at 616.588.8880.

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Plastic Surgeons Dr. Bengtson and Dr. Alfonso, along with the team at the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, provide advanced surgical and cosmetic treatments for patients from Grand Rapids, Birmingham, Detroit, and Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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