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Breast Lift in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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At the Bengtson Center, we want you to love your breasts. Unfortunately, pregnancy hormones, weight fluctuations, and the simple combination of time and gravity can conspire to stretch the skin and pull them down—making once-perky breasts sag and droop.

At the Bengtson Center in Grand Rapids breast lifts, or mastopexy, are used to help correct this problem by changing the appearance, size, shape, and position of breasts that have changed due to childbirth, weight loss, normal aging, or heredity. A breast lift can also help reposition your nipple location, in addition to restoring shape and feel for a more youthful, natural appearance.

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 is a Breast Lift?

The change accomplished by a breast lift does seems to be right there in the name — it lifts the breasts, after all — and while that is true, the surgical procedure also does much more. In addition to positioning breasts higher on the chest, removing excess skin physically reshapes the breasts and makes them firmer.

Dr. Bengtson uses VECTRA 3D imaging to show each patient what a lift could do for her silhouette, starting with actual images of her own body and digitally altering them to reveal her possible results. With our new "Mastopexy Module," you can actually visualize a range of outcomes prior to having surgery. Dr. Bengtson provides this technology because he believes in optimizing his patients' consultation experience. Some women want more of a change than a mastopexy would allow. During your personal consultation for a breast lift Grand Rapids plastic surgeon, Dr. Brad Bengtson will help determine whether a mastopexy alone, or the added option of fat transfer or breast implants, will help you achieve the natural, youthful, lifted curves you desire.

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Know The Breast LiftBasics

1. A breast lift, lifts sagging breasts so they sit higher on the chest, feel firmer, and no longer point toward the ground

2. Breast lift surgery is an outpatient procedure performed with the patient under general anesthesia

3. As a nationally recognized expert in breast procedures who has performed literally thousands of cosmetic breast surgeries, Dr. Bengtson has a wealth of experience with a range of techniques that can be customized to the patient

4. Dr. Bengtson exclusively offers VECTRA 3D imaging in West Michigan, giving women considering a breast lift the opportunity to see simulated, highly accurate results before any surgery ever takes place

5. A breast lift is frequently combined with other procedures for a Mommy Makeover, designed to help a woman's breasts and body look more like they did before she had a baby

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Why Should I Choose the Bengtson Center for My Breast Lift in Michigan?

Dr. Bengtson pioneered a 24-hour Fast-Trak Recovery Program for his breast augmentation patients, and he brings that same commitment to sophisticated surgical techniques and minimal trauma to give his Grand Rapids breast lift patients the best experience possible with a quick recovery.

Every woman's breasts and goals are unique, so Dr. Bengtson uses his extensive medical knowledge and experience with a range of body types to provide customized results that reflect your individual personality and aesthetic desires.

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What Goes Well With a Breast Lift?

Since a breast lift is ideal for women who have experienced childbirth and breastfeeding, the surgery works especially well with other procedures designed to generate results more in line with a pre-baby body.

Tightening skin to address sagging is also the focus of a tummy tuck, which creates a flatter, more toned belly by removing excess skin and repairing stretched-out muscles. For pockets of fat that developed during pregnancy but stubbornly stuck around even after the baby was gone, liposuction is an effective solution. Mothers—especially those who have had multiple children—may also consider THERMIva or a labiaplasty to rejuvenate their most intimate area.

Can I See My Breast Lift Results Before Surgery?

Envisioning your individual outcome is a critical part of the breast lift decision-making process, so Dr. Bengtson emphasizes the accuracy of VECTRA 3D imaging results—based on precision measurements and the careful inputting of anatomical details—to anyone who wants a good idea of what the surgery can do, with results visualized in real time.

Ideal Candidates

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Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Lift in Grand Rapids?

As we mentioned above, childbirth, weight loss, natural aging, or heredity can cause changes to the skin and other tissues, affecting the appearance, size, shape, or position of a woman's breasts over time. A breast lift can help correct these changes for our patients from Birmingham, Grand Rapids, Detroit, and beyond.

Although many women who choose aesthetic breast procedures tend to be around 35 years old, anyone from about 18 to 70 may elect to have breast augmentation and/or breast lift surgery. Our Birmingham, Detroit and Grand Rapids breast lift patients make their choice for many different reasons, including breast asymmetry due to childbirth and breastfeeding, lack of proportional development, loss of volume after childbirth and breastfeeding, and sagginess that develops due to gravity and aging.

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The following factors generally define good candidates for breast lift procedures in Michigan:

  • You can clearly express why you want a breast lift.
  • You understand what a breast lift can do—as well as what it cannot do for your silhouette.
  • You understand and accept the risks inherent in breast lift (or any) surgery
  • You are in good health, physically and mentally
  • You are willing to have a lifestyle that would allow you to maintain your breast lift results
  • You want proportional, perky, natural-looking breasts
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Dr. Bengtson's Breast LiftResearch and Innovation

1. Dr. Bengtson has performed many studies regarding the VECTRA 3-D Imaging and Simulation, which allows patients to see breast augmentation and breast lift results prior to surgery—all in the privacy of his Grand Rapids, Michigan, office.

2. Dr. Bengtson is one of the global leaders of Acellular Dermal Matrix such as AlloDerm and Strattice for breast augmentation revisional surgery that may or may not be recommended to increase the longevity of your result.

3. Dr. Bengtson is also one of the global leaders in using internal mesh support in breast revision surgery or in patients having surgery for the first time who are undergoing a breast reduction surgery or combining breast augmentation with a breast lift, which can require additional support. Contact the Grand Rapids Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery in Michigan to see if you would qualify to be a part of the new clinical study of this FDA-approved product.

Dr. Bengtson - Grand Rapids Plastic Surgeon

“Best Plastic Surgeon - Grand Rapids” Grand Rapids Magazine for the past 10 consecutive years.

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Brad BengtsonMD, FACS

Elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® consecutively since 1996.

Sought-after Global Speaker and Educator on all aspects of Plastic Surgery.

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To speak with Dr. Brad Bengtson or Dr. David Alfonso about a breast lift in Grand Rapids, Michigan, request your consultation online or call 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.